It is a good idea to make the base of a wooden reptile cage from melamine and use Silicon to seal around the edges, to prevent moisture penetrating the melamine or plywood sheeting. There are hints and tips on applying Silicone in the "How to Build Reptile Enclosures" booklet. A base of vinyl flooring can also be used if you are concerned about water penetration into the timbers. Be sure to seal it with Silicon and seal the holes where temperature probes are passed through.
Choose a selection of natural terrarium decorations for your pet to play on, hide in, scamper over and bask on. Stones, slate pieces, bamboo roots, jungle vines and hollow logs are ideal additions to any reptile terrarium. Make sure these are placed in the reptile tank carefully so they are stable and will not wobble or fall and hurt your pet.
An ideal terrarium should already be equipped with a special fixture, where you can install your reptile lighting. It doesn't matter whether the equipment is meant for fluorescent strips or small bulbs. What's important is that there is an allocated space to accommodate these vital devices. If you're having problems with locating these cages, then you'd be surprised to learn that you're more likely to find the perfect pet home in the aquarium section of the store.
Keep it looking fresh. Replace any decorations that have become worn or tired looking. Your reptiles will love a new and exciting change from time to time.
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