Not sure if you've heard, but having a pet snake is not only awesome, it's quite an experience - for you and those around you. If you've read the blogs and owner articles, you'll know there's more to taking care of a snake than just feeding it mice and hanging it from around your neck. From the reptile cage/aquarium to its surrounding temperature to everything it eats, you must pay careful attention to its daily needs - starting with reptile supplies.
Your reptile supplies should also fit inside the terrarium. While this is one of the factors, which should be at the top of your priority list, it is surprising to know that many owners overlook this fact, resulting to an overcrowded home or a messy interior decoration.
Collectors must give a great deal of thought if they decide to keep reptiles as pets. Reptiles spend their entire lives in the captivity of their enclosures. So it is very important to ensure that the environment inside the reptile enclosures closely mimics their natural wild habitat.
It also is recommended that you do not use pine or cedar as a substrate. Pine and cedar wood shavings used as substrates have a very high surface area and so the hydrocarbons are released much more readily, making them potentially toxic, especially as the animals like to burrow and immerse themselves in their substrate material.
What kind of materials should you use when constructing a reptile cage? This question was posed to me once by someone wishing to build their own reptile cage. They were particularly asking about pine and cedar as they had heard these were no good. But it did raise the question about what are the best materials.
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