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Zilla Rock Lairs Review

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The Zilla rock lair is ideal for reptiles that enjoy a humid hide, a place to hide where they can get the hydration they need. A place to lay eggs or improve shedding. The hideaway has been designed to look natural and blend in with your enclosure décor. The careful design ensures that the humidity doesn't escape with a large side entrance for easy access. Mold is reduced thanks to the side entrance which allows airflow in the hide. The rough surface helps geckos rub their skin against the sides to aid in the shedding process.

Pros

  • Natural look
  • Helps to create a humid hide with ease
  • Ideal for egg-laying
  • Available in three sizes
  • Side entrance and solid top ensures humidity levels are maintained
  • Heavy material to reduce the risk of the hide moving
  • Rough external texture to aid in shedding

Cons

  • Mold does tend to grow after a short period, something to keep an eye on
  • Sizes tend to be smaller than expected

Design and Features

The Zilla rock lair comes in two parts, a top, and bottom. The bottom has a side entrance and the top fits firmly on top. Made from durable material and finished in a textured design to look natural and blend in with your enclosure décor. The two-piece design makes the rock lair quick and easy to clean and ensures you can gain access to eggs without any hassle or fuss.

Zilla has been clever in the creation of their rock lair. The side entrance helps maintain good airflow, but the heavy and strong lid of the cave ensures humidity levels are maintained to provide your reptile with a comfortable place to hide and feel secure.

The product comes with 3 different sizes to suit a large range of reptiles from baby geckos to adult ball pythons.

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Small

Medium

Large

Size

5 x 5.5 x 4 inches

5.75 x 8.5 x 5.25 inches

11 x 8 x 6 inches

Weight

2.2 pounds

3.09 pounds

6 pounds

Suitable for

baby geckos,

juvenile tropical reptiles,

leopard geckos,

fat-tailed geckos,

some baby snakes,

anoles,

leopard gecko,

fat-tailed gecko,

ball pythons,

some snakes,

Price

Parts and Accessories

Zilla Jungle Mix

The Zilla Jungle Mix is a blend of sphagnum moss and fir shavings, which is highly absorbent and excellent in maintaining humidity levels. This one hundred percent natural product can be used inside the Zilla rock lair to help create a comfortable humid hide for your reptile pet. The Zilla Jungle Mix encourages breeding and egg incubation.

Sphagnum moss and fir shavings absorbs many times its weight in moisture and retain a high level of humidity. The product has been made using biodegradable products that are 100% natural, holds moisture and suitable for geckos, frogs, and snakes.

Zilla Coconut Husk Brick

The Zilla Coconut Husk Brick is a one hundred percent absorbent solution you can use to create a humid hide with confidence. The coconut husk is excellent at retaining moisture and helping to improve humidity levels in the terrarium. The product is nontoxic and biodegradable. It is easy to use and suitable for egg incubation or to create a humid hide to aid in shedding and keeping your reptile happy and safe.

Usage and Maintenance

The Zilla rock lair is very easy to use. You can use it as a humid hide, cool hide, and basking platform. Simply place the rock cave in your chosen position, on the warm or cool side of the enclosure. Place the side door so your reptile can gain easy access. Place the top to the cave and let your pet enjoy it.

If you intend using the hide as a humid hide, choose your warm side of the enclosure location with care. If your pet enjoys basking, placing the rock lair under the basking light can reduce how much decoration you need to add to the enclosure. Add some moist moss or coconut husks to the bottom of the cave to encourage humidity.

To encourage egg laying in the enclosure and reduced the risk of egg binding, you can create a comfortable humid hide, using moss and husks. Layer it thick in the bottom of the hide, so your reptile can feel secure in laying their eggs. The humid hide can offer excellent egg incubation and with the removable top, you are able to keep an eye on the eggs without causing too much disruption.

Cleaning the Zilla rock lair is very easy. Do a spot clean of the hide at least once a week. Lift the top of the cave and remove any food and feces. When you clean your terrarium, remove the cave and any bedding. Wash the hide, rinse and allow to dry before returning it to the enclosure. Fill with moist bedding and reintroduce your pet.

Is This a Good Value Product?

The Zilla rock lair has proven to be effective and ticks the boxes in terms of what it does. It is a good humid hide, it offers a good-sized side entrance for your reptile to gain access and it's made from a heavy material, which reduces the risk of tipping. It is prone to mold and the material does tend to crack and chip over time. But overall, if you are looking for a cost-effective hide, it does provide a good product you can use with confidence. With three available sizes, the hide can be used by juvenile geckos to a variety of snakes.

Zilla Rock Lairs Review in Summary

Quality - 90%

Decent quality, does tend to crack and chip over time.

Ease of Use - 95%

Very easy to create a humid hide and clean.

Convenience - 100%

Save space in the enclosure with one cave that can offer a hide, platform, and egg incubation.

95%

Overall, the rock lair from Zilla is a good 3-in-1 cave solution offering humid hide, basking platform, and egg incubation in one.

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