Equip your terrarium with the Reptile

Your reptiles need to feel at home at home. However their natural environment is still nature!

Here is a brief summary of terrarium equipment for the most common reptilian species.


The ideal iguana terrarium

Your iguana must have a fairly large cage (depending on its size) with heated neon lights and suitable lighting.

Plan a climbing area. The ideal would be some branches whose size is roughly equivalent to the width of the body of your iguana.

In order for him to feel safe and secure, plan an area with leaves, branches (true or false) or a false cave, making sure to position them so that your iguana can hide. NOTE: An iguana that stays hidden all the time may be sick or extremely stressed.

Also, have a small bowl of water so that your reptile can drink fresh water if it wants it, because the iguanas get most of their water in their food so make sure the food you give is moist enough!

For comfort, consider providing a larger pool of water for him to swim.


The ideal Terrarium of the Pogonas

The ideal would be to acquire a terrarium 120x60x60, knowing that the height is not very important, because the pogona does not climb much!

Sometimes, some pogona babies have a little trouble with a terrarium of this size. It is necessary to plan to create a separation in order to retreate one’s place of life until they become adult.

You must put in the bottom of your terrarium a thick layer of substrate. Some are slightly damp and dry on contact with the terrarium air. As for the iguana, your pogona will love baths, plan a container with a little water!

Reptiles are ectothermic, that is, they depend on external heat. For their well-being, it is best to maintain a hot spot between 30 ° C to 33 ° C during the day and 20 ° C to 23 ° C at night.

In order to recreate this temperature change in your terrarium, build a warm 32 ° C side and a cold side on the other side. Use a thermostat to manage the temperature.


The ideal Terrarium of Pelomedusa

It will not be a simple terrarium but an aquaterrarium (adapted to accommodate water) so the size would be close to 100 cm x 50 cm.

Turtles are not good swimmers, it is necessary to limit the level of water so that they can breathe. It must allow the turtle to breathe by holding its hind legs on the bottom of the aquaterrarium.

The ideal would be that its water is between 26 and 28 ° C because below 26 ° C, it becomes fragile and may risk suffering from anorexia that can be fatal.

It will be necessary to provide a dry zone on a third of the aquaterrarium, it is advisable to add pebbles, branches and UVB lighting of 7% between 10 and 12 hours / day.


Here is a very interesting article on the different terrarium models available on the market.