Tips for Decorating a Terrestrial Reptile Enclosure

Terrestrial (ground-dwelling) reptiles have a different lifestyle and needs compared to arboreal (tree-dwelling) reptiles, so it stands to reason that the approach for enriching their enclosure should be different as well. How do you maximize usable surface area for an animal that doesn’t spend most of its life climbing, and what are the best objects for achieving that goal?

This article addresses all facets of decorating a terrestrial reptile enclosure, including the strategic use of substrate, burrows, caves, plants, stone, branches, and ledges. You can read the whole thing in my article over at The Bio Dude here: https://www.thebiodude.com/blogs/bio-activity-with-your-pets-how-does-it-work-with-mine/what-are-the-best-types-of-decor-for-terrestrial-reptiles

This article was written by Mariah Healey exclusively for use by The Bio Dude and originally published on August 5, 2021.

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