Reptile enclosures are necessary for your pet reptiles. Unlike dogs and cats, reptiles require minimal care. Unfortunately, if you are uninformed on how to take care of these animals, you will surely make those basic mistakes. Some of these errors are costly.

In this post, let’s talk about essential reptile enclosures tips to ensure the health and safety of your reptiles.

The Size

Before you purchase reptile enclosures, make sure that you know your pet reptiles. In this way, you become aware of how large they can grow. Bear in mind that reptiles can grow four feet long while others can grow more than that.

 

Reptile Enclosures Tips for Beginners

 

For example, if you are purchasing a Burmese photon, you will need huge cages. If you don’t have enough space in your house, it is better to avoid such pet.

When it comes to cage size, you should avoid scrimping. Bear in mind that having a cage that’s too small can be stressful to your pet reptiles. At Painted Reptile, we always ask our clients what reptiles they have before we suggest a reptile enclosure.

To give your pets an adequate comfort, the cage should match the reptile’s length or size. If you are breeding or having snakes as pets, you should consider that snakes can grow quickly. Thus, it is vital to pick cages that are already big enough.

The reptiles

Some reptiles are docile while others are not. Thus, if you are a first-time reptile owner, make sure that you know what particular specimen you want to have and know how it can be handled as a pet. Since it is your first-time to make reptiles as pets, ensure that you choose the ones that can be handled easily.

Never choose a reptile that’s finicky eater. Instead, opt for the one with a hearty appetite. In this way, you don’t have to find exotic foods for it.

 

Reptile Enclosures Tips for Beginners

The hygiene

Some reptiles can spread salmonella and other diseases. Although the risks are subtle, you should play safe. It is especially true if you have kids or people in your house with compromised immune systems.

 Don’t just focus on the type of reptile enclosures your pet must have. Instead, get to know the reptile’s hygiene before you even purchase one.

 These tips are just basic advice. At Painted Reptile, we recommend our clients to read up or get to know the care and maintenance of the reptile they wish to have as a pet. Conducting basic research can prevent aggravation in the future.