Choosing a Pet by the type of terrarium you want

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I suggest you start out with crickets! Yup, Crickets! They are fun little pets, easy to care for and rather active so they are fun to watch. Of course don't pair them up with other types of animals because they will get eaten. But if you just want a fun way to adventure into a vivarium crickets are great. I have had a few terrariums like this and they really are kind of neat.
Some of the things you have to consider when keeping a pet terrarium. This is all about the needs of the pet:
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A pet terrarium is a small eco-system that is built and maintained to house some kind of living creature. Often these creatures are some kind of reptile but there are a wide variety of different creatures and critters that can thrive in a terrarium. If you are considering making a terrarium for your pet there are a few guidelines for doing so. I will go over some of the do's and don't when it comes to this hobby. Ensure the most comfortable environment for your pet by finding the reptile terrarium, cage, or tank that suits them best at Petco!
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The question is — should you keep your snake in one of these glass cages? What are the pros and cons of using terrariums for a pet snake? That’s what we’re going to discuss in this article.Terrarium, think terrestrial-aquarium, this is the word used to describe the habitats created for all sorts of reptiles amphibians, insects and arachnids. They are usually based on a natural habitat, making sure to take into consideration things like; different types of substrate, humidity levels that need to be kept, space, hiding spots and lighting quality. In a terrestial-aquarium you are trying to create the most natural environment possible while still insuring that it is easy enough to keep clean and of course you would like to be able to view your pet.For one thing, consider the fact that these terrariums have clear glass on all sides, which reduces the amount of privacy the animal has. In my experience, pet snakes spend more time hiding when they are kept in all-glass cages. They simply feel more exposed, and with good reason. The more time your snake spends hiding under its rock or log, the less time you will have to enjoy seeing it “cruising” around the cage.Of course, there is a compromise here. If you want to use a glass terrarium, while making your snake feel more secure at the same time, you could put a background on one or more sides of the terrarium. This would be the scenic landscape film (with deserts, jungles and the like) that you’ve probably seen on the back of glass terrariums in pet stores or in reptile magazines. The snake won’t care much about the beauty of the landscape scenery, but it will appreciate the added privacy of having some of those sides covered.Great Amazon Must Haves for any Tarantula or Scorpion Owner:
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So pick a terrarium for your tarantula, of course know what type of tarantula you're going to get. If it's a terrestrial tarantula, length is very, very important. We don't need anything very large for any tarantula species, they're all pretty happy in a tight confinement. If it's going to an Al Borneo tarantula, you're going to want something a little taller, because they like to climb. And fortunately for consumers on the market today, there's so many choices as far as styles. The old school is your basic fish tank with a lid, that's an excellent investment, very, very inexpensive, very, very good viewing area in the glass, and with the proper halves on top, your tarantula is not going to escape. New to the market are teeny, tiny, beautiful terrariums that have front opening doors that's easier to get out the animal from the front, the viewing area is spectacular. They have air baffles through the front of them that allows airflow, and your terrestrial tarantula will be happy in one like this, and your Al Borneo tarantula there. If budget is your concern again, even plastic boxes that used to be used before for things like hermit crab, are now perfect for tarantulas. They hold the humidity, they're easy to sand inside of, they're just awesome, inexpensive, lockable terrariums to keep your specimen safe and happy for its entire lifespan.

Once you've chosen your species and which type of enclosure is going to work for you, you got to make sure you put it in the right spot in your house. Many people make the mistake of saying, I thought he wanted some sunlight, and they put him in a window sill. Glass, plastic, would quickly amplify the sun's ray, and you would kill your tarantula, he will be cooked inside that. Any animal does not want to be in that type of environment. If you're going to put him in the basement to get him out of sight, and people don't want to see tarantulas, make sure it's not too cold in your basement. The winter time in the northern strata of the United States, it gets cold, you'd have to put a supplemental heating unit on top. Otherwise, a tarantula is happy in 70 to 80 degree weather all year long, even the tropical species can deal with that. So you don't have to worry too much about where he goes in a nice warm house, keep him away from the windows, and keep him out of cold basements, and you're going to have one happy tarantula.You may want to put a background picture on the back of the terrarium. Not only does this offer your pet a feel of being home in nature, but it spruces up the place. Fill the tank with whatever plants, rocks, branches, and other objects that are appropriate for the reptile of your choice.