You’ve finally found the perfect reptile pet and now all you’re in need of is the correct cage and supplies to keep him kicking! If you’ve purchased a baby reptile, you may still want to consider the size that your reptile may reach in adulthood. In general, when making sure to choose the correct size of the cage for our baby reptile, you should allow a minimum of three square feet of floor space for each foot in length of a full-grown reptile of the same species and gender. However, if your little reptile companion is arboreal, or prefers to spend a lot of time in trees, you’re going to want to make sure that you purchase a cage that is just as tall as it is long.


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If you’re a first time reptile owner, it’s vital that you take the time to do a little bit of research about the required living elements that you’re reptile will prefer. Some reptiles, take chameleons for example, require specialized cages that suit their living habits. Unfortunately, for a number of years, chameleons in domestic living situations fared poorly, even in zoos, because we had yet to come to the realization that they tend to thrive well in large, wire mesh cages. Other cage materials just we’re not providing sufficient ventilation. However, now that we’re aware of the chameleon housing issue, captive chameleons are able to live happily and reproduce without issue.


Let’s go over a couple of the different types of habitats that we have available at The Painted Reptile so that you can be sure that you’re fully aware of your options when you buy reptile cages. The five basic types of reptile habitats include temperate, tropical, desert and semi-aquatic.


Reptile Cage and Habitat


Types of Habitats & Reptile Cages at The Painted Reptile

Temperate habitats require that your reptile’s cage stays mostly dry with occasional wet periods that can be provided with a spray bottle. Appropriate temperatures for this type of habitat fall between 100-105 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, other reptiles prefer more tropical habitats. These cages tend to stay both hot and humid and generally require a heating apparatus and regular misting. But wait, many tropical animals, including reptiles, tend to be arboreal. This means that in addition to being hot and humid, tropical cages are also as tall as they are long to allow for climbing space. On an entirely different note, aquatic reptiles prefer to live in habitats that are entirely comprised of water. Though this sort of habitat is not as common for the average reptile, there are a couple of different types of turtles that require it, the same goes to semi-aquatic habitats.


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If you have questions regarding how to choose the correct reptile cage for the new addition to your family don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to helping you and your family choose the most appropriate reptile cage in order to make sure that your reptile stays as happy and as healthy as possible. Contact us at 818.654.9441.