Select a terrarium that's the right size and shape for your reptile, and choose one that's big enough for him to move around in, play in and explore his new surroundings. For non-climbing reptiles such as tortoises, desert terrariums are wider and longer and allow for more floor space, which is what these species need. Tropical terrariums, for tree frogs, are taller allowing your reptile to climb branches and vines you place inside the tank.
Next, you must select the proper heating and lighting elements for your pet. Reptiles, which are cold-blooded animals, depend on proper humidity, heating and lighting to self-regulate their body temperature. Most reptiles require both cool and warm places in their habitats.
Finally, you will choose substrate and d̩cor for your reptile tank. Substrate is the material that goes on the bottom of your reptile's tank such as sand, soil, moss, and rocks that mimic the reptile's natural environment and help to regulate humidity in the tank.
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