Terrarium and Vivarium Maintenance


The dream of many amphibian and reptile hobbyists is to create a thriving, self-sustaining, maintenance-free ecosystem that houses both live plants and animals. With proper planning, it is possible to create a beautiful living terrarium that comes close to the dreamed self-sustaining system. Sometimes called a bioactive terrarium, beneficial microorganisms…

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The Mixed Species Dilemma


You want to recreate that exhibit at the zoo in miniature. A combination of different types of frogs, salamanders, lizards, turtles, or snakes in one cage, adding a new ingredient to the average mono-species terrarium. Zoological institutions often recreate naturally occurring communities in large elaborate exhibits which engage the public.…

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Creating a Tropical Terrarium

Tropical Terrarium

Keeping reptiles and amphibians in living terrariums has rapidly increased in popularity over the last decade. An enclosure that combines live plants and animals together looks attractive and may be beneficial for certain species. Many people who haven’t kept animals in a terrarium often avoid them because they assume that…

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