Some will tell you that decorating your reptile’s enclosure is “up to you,” and “ultimately a matter of taste” because “reptiles don’t care about what their enclosures look like.” This is true…but only to an extent. Reptile enclosure décor DOES matter, because the furniture is what makes your reptile’s home functional for its needs.
The art of interior decorating for reptiles is also known as environmental enrichment, and it’s not so much about aesthetic as it is about considering a reptile’s natural behaviors and how you can create an environment for them that they’re going to enjoy living in. Not quite convinced that reptile enclosure décor is just a way to make keeping reptiles unnecessarily expensive? Read my article over at The Bio Dude: https://www.thebiodude.com/blogs/bio-activity-with-your-pets-how-does-it-work-with-mine/why-reptiles-need-enclosure-decor
This article was written by Mariah Healey exclusively for use by The Bio Dude and originally published on September 25, 2020.