The care of reptiles is fairly easy, but it does require a special set up. Terrariums can range from a 20 gallon fish tank for reptile to an elaborate hand-built cage. The main requirements are that the animal cannot escape and that the temperature, along with humidity, can be regulated to suite the animal’s needs.
Exo Terra High Glass Terrarium is found on Amazon.com. It has a place for a basic heater underneath the tank and has openings for wires that can be closed. The price is in the 100 to 200 dollar range. It is not easy to move once it is set up, but it does provide a stylish addition to any room it is in.
Zoo Med Laboratories SZMNT2 Naturalistic Terrarium has had only one bad review and that was concerning the company’s refusal to work with the person on shipping damages. It has one door that latches tightly in place, making it easy to have access to the animal. It can be found on Amazon.com for around fifty dollars.
A low cost tank for reptiles is the Petco Premium Oasis Garden Terrarium. It is a basic tank with mesh on the top and both ends. The cost is under fifty dollars and can be found at Amazon.com. It is cheaply made but sturdy enough for a small snake.
Zilla Fresh Air Screen Habitat for Reptiles is an open air cage, made for chameleons and other reptiles who need room to move around. The latches are made of plastic and probably would not stand up to a large animal. The price runs under fifty dollars.
Conversely, the high-quality Penn Plax Tortoise Palace with Wire Top, Black Frame and Glass Terrarium costs about two hundred dollars. Great for several tortoise species, it is moisture resistant and has a classy appearance. The picture on Amazon.com shows it with a stand, which it does not come with.
From a 20 gallon reptile tank to an open air meshed cage, reptile tanks come in a variety of types. Personal taste and what the animal needs will determine which works best for your situation. Depending on the type of animal, they can be a wonderful companion for years.