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The Exo Terra Bamboo Forest terrarium is everything you need in one box to set up a new terrarium for your reptile or amphibian quickly and effectively. This kit is ideal for beginner reptile owners who are bringing a new reptile home for the first time, breeders can use the kit to create a new terrarium quickly and it's the ideal choice for an emergency hospital or quarantine tank. In this review, I am going to guide you through the Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Habitat Kit, so you can make an informed decision on whether it is the right choice for you.
What makes this kit such a reliable choice is the beautiful glass terrarium which is easy to clean and maintain, along with the carefully selected products to complete your set up and bring your new reptile or amphibian home with confidence.
What's Included in the Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Habitat Kit?
This tank comes with front window ventilation and dual doors to reduce the risk of escape, while offers easy access for cleaning and decorating. The enclosure offers a waterproof raised bottom base. The doors lock to reduce the risk of accidental opening. Closable inlets ensure wires and tubing are out of sight. Designed by European herpetologists, the kit is suitable for reptiles and amphibians.
This multi-functional bamboo ornament comes with a built-in hide, water dish and food cup holder, suitable for reptiles and amphibians offering a secure hiding place with the convenience of a food and water area. This helps to reduce clutter in the terrarium while blending in seamlessly with the bamboo forest design.
This is an easy to install screen cover made from durable stainless steel. The screen reduces the risk of escape, provides easy access for decorating and cleaning, and provides excellent UV and lighting penetration deep into the enclosure, ensuring you provide your reptile or amphibian with the heat and light they need to be comfortable and healthy. The screen cover offers a simple sliding solution with no screws needed for installation.
Installation is quick and easy. Simply attach the screen cover frame to the rim of the tank, add half the Velcro strip to the outside on the front of the tank and the other half on the underside of the screen cover. Ensure you measure that the two Velcro strips match up once the lid slides shut. Fit the screen into the frame track and slide closed.
The Exo Terra Compact Top Canopy is a compact fluorescent canopy that is designed for use with the Exo Terra Glass Terrarium. The canopy has been designed to install quickly and easily. The canopy is designed for use with compact fluorescent bulbs or low wattage incandescent bulbs. The canopy can accommodate one or more compact bulbs with a built-in reflector and a sliding rim for easy mounting.
This analog hygrometer is an essential accessory for your kit and enables you to monitor your humidity levels to ensure you keep your reptile happy and healthy. The analog display is easy to read. You may want to consider a digital display at a later stage, as it offers improved accuracy and tends to be easier to read than the analog options.
The Exo Terra Thermometer that comes with this kit is also an analog display, which is easy to install. Monitoring temperatures is an essential part of being a responsible reptile owner, ensuring you provide your reptile with optimum temperatures. As with the hygrometer, you may want to invest in a digital thermometer or a thermometer gun at a later stage for improved accuracy.
The moss mat is an excellent addition to your Exo Terra bamboo forest terrarium set up. It provides a natural look, giving you a great staring block for your enclosure design. This is very hygienic and an excellent substitute for substrate. It's easy to clean, very soft and non-abrasive. In addition to this, you can wash the moss mat and it's highly absorbent, which is useful when keeping your terrarium at a high humidity level. Simply cut to fit the base of your terrarium.
The 3D bamboo background that comes with this kit is the perfect addition to start your natural habitat design. The background offers a 3D image but offers more than a beautiful backing to your enclosure. The background has space for you to hide any cabling and tubes with ease, keeping them out of sight.
Don't worry when it comes to putting your kit together, the detailed instruction manual will have you setting up your kit with ease.
Many reptiles require UV rays in order to reduce the risk of illness. The kit does not come with UV bulbs, which means you will need to purchase a bulb that will fit the canopy top, so you can ensure you provide the right level of UVA and UVB.
Repti Glo 2.0
Repti Glo 5.0
The Repti Glo 5.0 bulb is also designed to fit into the canopy with ease and is suitable for diurnal tropical species, but should not be used with snakes.
Repti Glo 10.0
The Repti Glo 10.0 can be used with all diurnal desert species, but again it is not suitable for snakes.
Putting your Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Terrarium Kit together is relatively quick and easy. It is a simple step by step process that involves:
Definitely. The Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Habitat Kit is best suited for beginner owners who want to bring a first reptile home or experienced owners who need extra terrarium space quickly.
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Complete Kit - 85%
The kit comes with just about everything you need to welcome your new pet home. It saves you time and energy when it comes to your terrarium set up.
Quality - 90%
An easy to assemble enclosure with an instruction manual as an added convenience.
Value for Money - 95%
Save money by purchasing your entire terrarium in one handy kit.
Overall, the Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Habitat Kit an excellent first-time terrarium set up that is quick and easy. The kit provides everything except lighting, so you can welcome your new reptile home with confidence.