How do I equip my terrarium?

Fascinating reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and insects are no longer uncommon when it comes to local roommates.

This is not surprising – the exotic animals, which are also suitable for working people, are fascinating to observe.

In addition, some animals don’t even need a lot of space to be comfortable.

Therefore, a reptile owner with a small apartment can also enjoy the interest.

Our exotic friends have different needs and different requirements when it comes to proper care and maintenance.

For this reason, I would like to give you a few tips for setting up your personal terrarium.

Find out in advance exactly what your dream animal is and how it is kept.

Some exotic species are extremely demanding when it comes to keeping them.

Therefore, beginners should not overstrain themselves, approach slowly and be sure to find out all about the animal they want before purchasing an animal.

The following animals are particularly popular options:


Lizards:Little bearded dragon, collar iguana, leopard gecko, viper gecko, golden
dust day gecko, bearded dragon
Snakes:Corn snake, Ball python, hook-nosed snake
Turtles:Greek Tortoise, Western Greek Tortoise, Broad Edge Tortoise
Amphibians:Blue poison dart frog, yellow-banded poison dart (Dendrobates leucomelas), Excidobates mysteriosus

Arachnids & Insects

Be crazy:Rotnky tarantula, curly-haired tarantula, black and red tarantula (Brachypelma vagans), ornament tarantula (Poecilotheria metallica)
Scorpions:Indian giant scorpion, Heterometrus bengalensis, Hereometrus mysorensis, Emperor Scorpion
Insects:Indian giant mantis, orchid mantis, walking leaf, walking violin

Setting up a terrarium

When setting up the terrarium, it is important that a natural space is created that follows the biological laws of growth and is cared for in accordance with the requirements of the animal living in it.

When choosing the terrarium, the size and location of the home must be taken into account.

Different types of reptiles, such as snakes, grow and can be several meters long.

Conspecifics that also climb need sufficient space, which is why you should plan the height of the terrarium accordingly.

Tarantulas, scorpions and insects, on the other hand, require less space. Some animal species do not feel comfortable in warm places.

When it comes to furnishing, there are no limits to your imagination.

Note that many residents will need ample opportunities to retreat, bury, and hide.

Different floor materials, stones, rocks, roots, woods, branches, cork and plants (artificial or real) are important utensils for your terrarium.

Different types of terrariums with different care requirements

Both deserts, savannas, dry, rocky, swamp, rainforest or Aquaterrarium meet different criteria in terms of climatic gradations in the context of your animal needs.

If you have already decided on a variant, this will certainly make it easier for you to choose the right terrarium animal.

Rainforest and aqua terrariums are more demanding than desert terrariums in terms of maintenance and technology.

You should be aware that the electricity costs (for fog, waterfalls, heat lamps, etc.) can be higher for the first-mentioned terrarium types.

Please note that maintaining a terrarium is time-consuming.