Video: How-to Set Up a Rainforest Terrarium

Tips on how to set up your rainforest terrarium from Exo-Terra. http://www.petco.com
 

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We're going to go over how to set up a proper rainforest terrarium. The first thing, and one of the most important things to do, is to provide an absorbent substrate. What the absorbent substrate does is it helps maintain humidity, while also soaking up any of the excess water in your terrarium. At that point you want to go on to the lighting. There are different lighting options for different reptiles. For example, a red-eyed tree frog or a crested gecko might need a 2.0 reptile bulb. Whereas an iguana, for example, would need a 5.0 because they need a little bit more UV-B lighting in order to maintain healthy bones. You also want to provide a lot of decorations in rainforest terrariums. This is very important. The reason it's important is: the reptile does need to feel secure. It needs to feel safe. By all means, make it as natural as possible. You can do anything by adding some bendable vines, some Jungle Vine, some of our Jungle Plants, and also even some of our Smart Plants like the Dart Frog Bromelia. Make it look as spectacular and as natural (like running through the rainforest of Costa Rica) as you can.
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