Reptiles Terrariums Archives

terrarium-tortoise-evnviroment Congratulations on your decision to keep a turtle or tortoise as a pet.  You are in for years of fascinating fun.  In fact, when properly cared for, turtles and tortoises can live up to three decades or more! This handy guide from Smart Pet Guide will help you give your pet outstanding care and a [...]

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terrarium-plant Choosing live plants for your reptile or amphibian enclosure is not as simple as it might seem. You must choose plants that will survive in the environmental conditions that the reptile or amphibian requires. You should also recognize that your reptile or amphibian may damage, uproot, eat, or otherwise destroy live plants. And most importantly, [...]

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How to Calibrate a Hygrometer

terrarium-hygrometer A hygrometer is an instrument used to measure relative humidity. Relative humidity is a measure of how much water the air is holding, relative to the maximum amount of water the air could possibly hold at a given temperature. Because of the delicate design of hygrometers, it is easy for them to become innacurate (e.g. [...]

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terrarium-hide-box A humidity hide box can serve as a way to boost humidity for reptiles, and can help with shedding problems. They are a great addition to the vivarium for reptiles that like higher humidity because they provide a micro-climate with extra humidity that your reptile can get in and out of as they need it. [...]

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terrarium-thermal Reptiles, amphibians and other ectotherms use external heat sources in their environment to regulate their body temperatures. Ectothermic (also called poikilothermic) animals are often called “cold-blooded” which is a bit of a misnomer as they often maintain quite high body temperatures (sometimes higher than mammals). In the wild, ectotherms move around within their habitat (from [...]

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