Reptiles are fascinating animals, admittedly extremely fascinating as pets. I often heard that it is more difficult to keep a reptile as a pet than a cat or dog. Well, I disagree. All pets need a lot of your time and your attention, need to have a lot of requirements fulfilled in order to stay healthy and happy. One of the first things to purchase when you want to have a reptile as pet is a reptile habitat, a reptile tank, a reptarium, in the appropriate size of course.
There are many different reptiles available as pets with different requirements. Most of the reptile habitats answer well to these requirements through their versatility and easy adaptability. First of all make sure that the reptile tank is big enough for your pet reptile. You might spend some more money considering that your little reptile pet will grow and eventually outgrow its habitat. A smaller reptile tank on the other side is easier to move and clean.
Generally said the smaller tanks are best for smaller reptiles such as lizards, turtles or geckos, and bigger tanks are perfect for snakes and iguanas. The advantage of getting a bigger reptile tank in the first place is that you can place more decoration in it and provide more room for your pet’s daily moves.
One of the biggest reptile tank is the All Glass Terrarium by Exo Terra. It measures 36″ by 18″ by 12″, an exceptionally big reptile tank that holds up pretty well and offers lots of space.
Today’s reptile tanks come as all glass tank or as acrylic tank. Both are great. Acrylic material makes a tank lighter, if you need to move your tank regularly, this would be your choice. Reptile tanks need to be tightly sealed which you get with all of the following Top 3 models.
Another point to consider is the safety of you and your pet. Is your reptile very swift, choose a reptile tank with two doors in order to keep your agile little pet in its home, for example when you clean the tank, when you place a decoration in it or feed your pet.
Some reptile tanks come already with inlets for wires for heating purposes. If your reptile pet requires special temperature and humidity which you need to provide, your choice may fall on one of these more elaborate reptile tank models.
Flat-Backed Reptile Habitat
- Constructed of crystal clear, impact resistant acrylic
- Made for reptiles, small animals, and insects, including crickets, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards and snakes
- Wide flat-backed design provides ample viewing space
- Heavy duty metal screen top
I bought this for my 3 pet hermit crabs and am very pleased. This is a very versatile, sturdy, no-nonsense terrarium. This 5 Gal is plenty big and looks nice anywhere you place it.
Great terrarium for small critters. I bought it for a tarantula and it is perfect.
These lightweight and durable tanks are fantastic! The shape and weight make them very easy to work with and keep clean.
Since this review was written, KollerCraft has discontinued selling this product. An alternate is now available.
- Front opening doors allow easy access for maintenance and feeding
- Specially designed lock will prevent escape
- Doors can be opened separately
- Full screen top ventilation allows UVB and infrared penetration
- Extra high fixed front window ideal for thick layers of substrates
My pacman frog has called this terrarium home for about 2 years now. The terrarium is made very well and the glass doors are very convenient. The terrarium holds heat well and is elevated so you can put a heater under it.
Great terrarium! Our bearded dragon loves it. Great sight lines and loved the “rock” wall background that comes with it.
I bought this to add Pygmy Chameleons to my reptile room. It seems to be much sturdier. I would recommend this to any reptile owner from beginner to advanced keepers.
Large All Glass Terrarium
- Plastic back borders
- Metal screen
- Best quality material and design
- Size: 18″ x 36″ x 12″
I now have two of these large terraria. Opening the doors provides ready access to the entire enclosure for cleaning or access to your animal.
I love the Exo Terra terrariums. They are attractive, perform well & allow easy access for cleaning & removing the animal.
This is quite extraordinary terrarium, if you want to really give a lot of room for your Leopard Gecko, this is perfect.
* Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.