Vivariums

Whether you’re a first-time reptile owner or adding to an existing setup, find the perfect vivarium for your reptile here.

Choose from a huge selection of vivariums, vivarium cabinets and vivarium starter kits for bearded dragons, snakes, geckos and tortoises. Browse by size, material or colour and read our reviews to make sure the one you pick is the best environment for them.

Review: Hagen Vivexotic VIVA Terrestrial Extra Large Wooden Vivarium

Review: Hagen Vivexotic VIVA Terrestrial Extra Large Wooden Vivarium

This extra large wooden vivarium from Hagen Vivexotic makes a great home for snakes or bearded dragons. It’s reasonably priced, good quality and easy to assemble so it’s no wonder ...

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What type of vivarium does my reptile need?

The type of vivarium you need largely depends on what type of reptile you have, and the environment it comes from. The aim of a vivarium is to recreate your pet’s natural habitat so it’s important to research the recommended living conditions for your reptile before you buy a vivarium.

However, knowing what your reptile needs can be a challenge if you’re a first-time owner. Take a look at our brief guide to setting up a vivarium for bearded dragons, snakes, geckos and tortoises and for more detailed guidance, read our vivarium buying guides for further advice.

 

Bearded dragon vivariums

The first thing to remember when choosing a bearded dragon vivarium is the more space you can give your beardie, the better. A 4ft vivarium should be the minimum size for an adult bearded dragon and while they do like to climb a bit, they’re only semi-arboreal so it’s more important to give them a decent amount of floor space.

As for material, a wooden vivarium with a sliding glass door is generally best for a bearded dragon since the solid sides will make it feel secure. Take a look at our bearded dragon setup guide for further advice.

 

Snakes vivariums

The most important thing to take into consideration when choosing a snake vivarium is what size your snake will eventually grow to. And if you’re starting with a baby snake, it’s a good idea to start off with a small vivarium where it will feel more secure until it gets bigger.

What size vivarium you need generally depends on the length of the snake and as a rule of thumb, the length of the snake should equal the length of the front and one side of the tank. So a 3ft corn snake is best housed in a 2ft by 1ft vivarium. Take a look at our guide to buying a snake vivarium for further advice.

 

Leopard gecko vivariums

Leopard geckos are one of the easiest reptiles to keep, and they don’t need much space compared to other lizards. They come from hot, dry areas in India and they’re nocturnal – so it’s important that your leopard gecko vivarium has somewhere for them to hide and rest during the day.

Heating is essential to replicate your gecko’s natural environment and this is best provided by a heat mat. However, this should cover less than 50% of the total floor space so that your gecko can move to a cooler zone to avoid overheating. Take a look at our guide to leopard gecko housing for even more tips and advice

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