Terrestrial vs. Arboreal Reptile Enclosures
Terrestrial vs. Arboreal Reptile Enclosures and What Animals They Best Fit
Have you ever wondered about the best terrestrial and arboreal reptiles to go in enclosures?
Terrestrial animals live or grow on or near the land while arboreal animals live and spend most of their time in trees. In view of reptile enclosures, the variety of environment both terrestrial and arboreal reptiles require depends on the size the animal grows, how it usually lives in, how it fulfills the food and water needs, and its adjustments for macro and micro climates changes.
Reptile habits aim to provide a healthy environment for both terrestrial and arboreal reptiles. Each reptile has its specified requirements depending on where they generally live or grow. When considering a reptile enclosure, you must know the accurate size and shape of the enclosure and materials that should be used to construct it. A reptile enclosure should be made specifically for each terrestrial and arboreal reptile to have its natural environment, and Dragonhaus, LLC provides such enclosures.
Terrestrial enclosures must have a surrounding that provides the animals adequate width and depth to live, grow, and provide adequate thermoregulation. Reptiles that call this environment home, still make use of various irregularities in their surroundings, irregularities often being different microclimates. Your Dragonhaus PVC Terrestrial Enclosure, then, must be able to provide such irregularities. In the herpetological community, it is common practice to use features, such as hide boxes or caves, areas of higher humidity, rocks, and branches/shelves (for climbing and sunning). Ample width and depth of enclosure are required to ensure enough room for the furnishings and adequate thermoregulation.
Arboreal reptiles like anoles, water dragons, iguanas, as well as a variety of agamas, geckos, boas and pythons spend the majority of their time in trees. Therefore enclosures for arboreal reptiles should be tall and have a required breadth according to their size. Reptile enclosure must be created with solid branches that are harmless to give them a natural reptile habitat. If you have a larger reptile, it is suggested to provide shelves for basking and roosting. Due to the climbing nature of these animals, it is extremely important to properly fasten and install sturdy lighting/heating shielding so they can withstand all the abuse your reptile(s) can dish out. Dragonhaus offers a variety of such products that are affordable and easy to install!
When reptile keeping, it’s imperative to focus on creating a reptile habitat that can fulfill all the needs of them. There are many important factors to be considered in providing a proper reptile environment such as humidity, temperature, and plant life. A common keeper practice is to turn your enclosures into a bioactive enclosure to provide your reptile with a more natural home (We will touch more on this next week).
Which animals go best in enclosures?
Every reptile comes from various parts of the world. The majority of the reptile habitats are from ecosystems such as deserts, tropical forests, ocean, and woodlands. When determining which animals go best in enclosures, you should have sound knowledge about some factors such as, the habitat of the reptiles live, when they are active, and the habits of them. You also must know which animals you can ethically own and keep in a suitable enclosure. The Dragonhaus reptile enclosures are escape-proof and sturdy with enough space to make sure that your babies needs are being met. Lizards, geckos, snakes, aquatic/semi-aquatic turtles, terrestrial turtles, tortoises, and frogs are the most common animals that are able to live long and grow strong in Dragonhaus’ enclosures. Most importantly, you must consider to provide them with the natural habitat correctly. The type of enclosure, heating, and lighting requirements should be priorities when determining the reptile habitat.