Strip lights and basking lights easily attached.
good for use with Mercury Vapour bulbs as most enclosures tend to
be too small. The exceptions would be the Chameleon range of vivariums
with mesh tops where the light and heat bulb is suspended over the
top. These have the same drawbacks as the aluminium mesh enclosures.
and ideal for use in colder rooms.
a Thermal Gradient is more difficult in a wooden vivarium because
of the woods insulating properties. Additional ventilation or a mesh
door would be needed.
We prefer mesh fronted wood vivariums with additional ventilation
by the basking spot to encourage air exchange. Traditional horizontal
vivariums can be used for smaller species if one sliding glass door
is replaced by a mesh door and a vent is added near the basking spot
which should be on the glass door side.
on ventilation. Mesh front reduces humidity but still allows respectable
levels. All glass front vivariums usually retain too much humidity
and have little ventilation..
add but use of large amounts of water in any wooden vivarium will
eventually start to rot it..
difficult to clean where the wood joins unless very well sealed.
in dark colours which reduces stress. Heavily planted mahogany coloured
vivariums with mesh fronts can be good to acclimatise wild caught
with wood rotting. Most designs have to be adjusted to be suitable
of vivarium can not be moved outside in nice weather so the chameleon
will undergo a degree of stress when moved outside to a new enclosure.
Mesh - such as Reptarium
Mesh - black flyscreen such as the Terry Thatcher range
- vision vivariums or purpose built