Terrariumistika is a fashionable hobby that will not only help you decorate your home, but also take a closer look at the world of wildlife. Now terrariums are becoming more popular than aquariums. With a spider or a snake, you can take pictures, watch them grow and molt, watch a tortoise or lizard hunt and eat. Cleaning the terrarium at home is also easier than changing the water in the aquarium. Therefore, it is not surprising that an increasing number of people strive to decorate the interior with terrariums.
How to choose a terrarium and order it?
First you need to decide what animal you are going to have. The terrarium for an iguana or for a chameleon should be high and large enough. Do not be deceived by the small size of your pets - amphibians and reptiles grow very quickly, exceeding the original size several times. They also need a lot of space to move. Small terrariums are suitable only for spiders, if you are going to keep them alone. Spiders are creatures rather small, and they usually sit in one place.
How to equip a terrarium for reptiles or spiders? The best terrarium soil is coconut substrate. You can take the usual land, and for some lizards sand is suitable. The main thing is to make sure that the land is not treated for insects. Remember that the land for flowers does not suit reptiles and spiders!
How to make a terrarium for a turtle or crab? You can make a glass house for the tortoise yourself, but it is better to buy it in the store. The terrarium for the aquatic turtle or crab is called paludarium or aquaterrarium. This is such a home terrarium for animals, in which there is both water and land. For a turtle you need a large amount of water and landfall, which can be made from sand or from pebbles.
Paludarium requires care and cleaning. It is necessary to change the water about two times a month, less often if a good filter is installed. In time you need to throw away the pieces of meat, fruit, the remnants of live food, otherwise the water will rot out very quickly.
A terrarium for hamsters or mice is pretty easy to equip. Inside you need to put sawdust, put the houses trough. It is desirable that the houses were made of wood or hard plastic, then the animals will not be able to gnaw them.
Place the terrarium at home in such a way that it is lit in sufficient amount of sunlight, but the animal does not overheat. A terrarium for a lizard or for an insect should be put on a bedside table so that the animal is at the level of your eyes. Arrange the terrarium so that you can consider it, doing household chores or working, but that the pet does not interfere with anyone.