SHOWDOWN! What is the BEST Type of Reptile Enclosure?

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There are 10 different styles of reptile enclosure that are commonly used in today’s reptile hobby, but which one is the best for humanely housing reptiles according to the 5 Provisions of Animal Welfare? Today we delve into the pros, cons, and ideal applications of each style before revealing the absolute BEST kind of enclosure for your pet reptile. Continue Reading


Product Review: Zen Habitats 4’x2’x2′ Reptile Enclosure with PVC Panels

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9 months ago, we posted our review of the Zen Habitats Original 4’x2’x2’ Enclosure. This product was a smash hit with bearded dragon owners. Today we’re excited to introduce you to Zen Habitats’ latest product, the Zen Habitats 4’x2’x2′ Reptile Enclosure with PVC Panels. It’s essentially the same as their original, but with a couple key differences. Continue Reading


Product Review: Custom Reptile Habitats Alice Springs 4′ Reptile Décor Kit

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Custom Reptile Habitats is a new reptile product distributor with an innovative new idea: naturalistic enclosure décor kits! So far they have released arid environment kits for both 36”x18” and 48”x24” enclosures, and ReptiFiles had the opportunity to give one of them a test run: the Alice Springs 4 Foot Reptile Décor Kit. Sure, the pictures look good, and it’s an exciting concept, but it must be too good to be true…right? Read the review to find out! Continue Reading


Product Review: Maximum Reptile Essential 4 Enclosure + Hood

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As reptile care experts and conscientious reptile owners have clamored for higher standards, both new and existing reptile enclosure manufacturers have stepped up to oblige. One of these new manufacturers is Maximum Reptile. Although Maximum Reptile is new to the hobby, its creator, Paul Barclay, is not, and his website boasts that “Maximum Reptile™ enclosures are built up to a standard, not down to a price.” Let’s challenge that standard, shall we? Continue Reading


Product Review: Zen Habitats 4’x2’x2′ Reptile Enclosure

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Glass 40 gallon breeder tanks used to be the standard for popular reptiles like bearded dragons and blue tongue skinks, but as we better understand the needs of these animals, the hobby is shifting to a higher standard. The result? 4’x’2’x2′ (120 gallon) enclosures are storming the reptile housing market. Here is our review of one such product, the Zen Habitat’s 4’x2’x2′ Reptile Enclosure With Substrate Shield. Continue Reading