Reptile Hides

Where to Hide Reptile Hides

Reptile Hides come in a big array of different shapes and sizes for almost any reptile theme. Many reptile enthusiasts have decided to add a whole array of reptile hides to give a hide for many species of lizard, leopard and even snake. While many lizards and snakes will appreciate the large, domed hides that are usually suitable both above and beneath the water, insects and even small lizards will really enjoy the smaller, flatter shaped hide vases that they can easily hide in and bask in on the top of. Whether you’re looking for a Tan morph or a Green morph, you’ll be able to find the perfect hide for your needs!

Most reptile hides these days are made of either plastic or nylon mesh. This is because both materials are very lightweight and easy to make, but they also offer many benefits that you won’t find with natural hides. The biggest advantage is that artificial hides do not retain heat like their natural counterparts and this makes them ideal if you are planning to keep your pet in a reptile enclosure for the winter. Hiding spaces in a cold room is very important, so making use of an artificial hide is definitely worth the extra cost. If you do not want to use an artificial hide but still want something comfortable for your reptile to hide in, you can always purchase a cotton or wool hide and place it over a glass or acrylic dome to keep the reptile warm.

Reptiles are not the only creatures that benefit from having hiding places. Small lizards such as chameleons and newts also enjoy having their own special hiding places to call home. Newts often like to take refuge in large rocks and logs during the cold months. Terrestrial and aquatic species can also benefit from small hiding places. Even snakes will find a small terrarium or hiding area to rest in if they are under stress or just want to go to sleep at night. All small reptiles should have some sort of hide place no matter how big or small their size.

There are many different types of reptile hides to choose from. You can buy small, decorative rocks and wood planks for your hideouts or you can get a larger, more substantial option such as plastic mesh. Another option to consider is a terrarium lining. Some herp owners prefer the appearance of a hide because they look more natural and add more character to your tank.

Herps can enjoy a nice, warm, cozy spot to snuggle up in during the colder months. Many pet stores sell acrylic hides in various sizes. These can be used in conjunction with the terrarium lining for a more natural looking hide. You can also find other reptiles that like to dig in the sand or other areas to keep warm.

It is important not to keep too many terrariums filled with rocks and wood pieces during the colder months. This can create a breeding ground for algae and other minerals that can harm your pets. Also, keep one hide in your fish tank for the warmer months and another one in your tank for the cooler months. Reptiles do best in areas that are similar to where they live in the wild. This can help to establish a feeding routine and give your pet a natural spot to hide. If you plan on keeping more than one hide then you may want to purchase plastic mesh that can be attached to one tank and drilled to fit over a wall in your house.

With a bit of imagination, you can design a beautiful home for your herp pets. Some people use fake rock walls to conceal their pet reptiles in. They can be made to look like the surrounding rock have different textures and colors. Some people have used colored paper and carpeting with natural color such as green, tan and blue. All of these options can be found at your local pet store or online.

The biggest threat to your herp pets health is from other reptiles and amphibians. Snakes and other lizards can easily get into the hiding places made for herps. You can clean up the problem easily by taking away the access to the hideouts. You may also need to purchase snake oil to keep snakes from coming in contact with your herps.

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