Terrarium for the chameleon
Terrarium can be:
- from glass;
- from a system of aluminum profiles and glass;
The best option for a terrarium is glass, because it has:
- sufficient hardness;
- resistance to the physical effects of the chameleon.
Plexiglas deforms when heated, easily scratched. Particleboard can produce toxic gases when heated, so these materials should be avoided.
Terrarium for a chameleon from a system of aluminum profiles and glass:
- easy to disassemble and assemble;
- makes it easy to replace glass if damaged;
- grooves in the profile allow you to hide the power wires of terrarium electrical appliances;
- the shape of the profiles allows the installation of sliding doors.
Disadvantages. Clearances of about 3 mm in the area of the swing door.
Doors can be:
- 2 opening outwards (it is convenient to open, but through the gap between the doors the live food runs up);
- 2 sliding glasses (doors do not bulge when opening outward, but the terrarium cannot be opened entirely);
- rear panel with a magnetic closure at the top or the lock, and a step insert at the bottom (easy access and a good overview of the terrarium, but the inability to open it a bit);
- the whole front panel on runners, which can be moved sideways or lifted and removed entirely (convenient access, good visibility, but with a high and large terrarium, the panel is too heavy and difficult to move).
In the terrarium, 2 ventilation holes are required:
- large on the ceiling for the outflow of warm air (1/3 of the ceiling area);
- on the front panel closer to the floor under the door (3-5 cm wide and almost the entire terrarium in length).
The ventilation openings must be covered with a fine steel mesh so that live food does not run away. To order a terrarium for a chameleon, please call: 7 (495) 5 009-49-8 or 7 926 035-24-95