Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium Review

The Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium is a good quality glass enclosure with stainless steel screen top that can be used to house a wide variety of reptilian pets from desert dwellers that require high heat to your tropical species that need high humidity in order to thrive.

Glass is a favored enclosure material, providing full viewing of your pet without disruption.

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  • Full front glass door with snap closures
  • Stainless steel screen top that allows optimum heat and light penetration
  • Front and top ventilation for excellent airflow
  • Six power cord and airline tubing slots
  • Available in 4 convenient sizes


  • There is a risk of your reptile escaping through the screen top if not properly secured
  • Snap closures tend to break after a while

Design and Features

This terrarium is made from the durable glass offering a full front glass door, which provides optimum viewing.

The door is opened by simply pushing down on the latch and pulling on the plastic door frame.

The good thing about the terrarium is that the door is self closed which is useful to prevent escaping.

To reduce the risk of escape or for any children or pets to gain access to the terrarium, you can consider a reptile lock, which can provide you with peace of mind.

The Zoo Med terrarium comes with a self closing single door

The screen cover is made from a high-quality stainless steel, which reduces the risk of corrosion, while allowing excellent light and UVB penetration, ensuring your reptile remains happy and healthy.

The screen top can be removed for easy access by simply pressing down on the two tabs and lifting the front of the cover.

Screen cover allows light and UVB penetration

Adding the Naturalistic Terrarium Hood offers you an easy way to mount your heating and lighting out of sight, keeping your terrarium looking neat and clean.

The hood mounts over the screen cover.

Zoo Med has made it easy to hide power cords and air tubes with 6 locations, three found on either side of the terrarium.

The screen cover holds down the clips to create a firm and reliable seal, reducing the risk of insects escaping.

The Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium comes with 6 locations for power cords

Zoo Med paid very close attention when it comes to the design of their Naturalistic Terrariums, leaving ample room for under tank heaters.

The terrarium base offers two power cord exit slots, this allows for you to place an under-tank heater with ease without having

This versatile terrarium is suitable for tropical and desert species offering a high front panel and waterproof base with excellent ventilation.

Some of the Best Features Include

  • Single front door with self-closing
  • Mess top to allow light and UVB penetration
  • Front and top ventilation for airflow
  • 6 exit locations for power cords
  • Raised bottom for attaching under tank heater safely
  • Available in 4 sizes

Size & Dimensions

The Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium comes in three convenient sizes.

 Naturalistic Terrarium Size


12″ x 12″ x 12″ (30 x 30 x 30 cm)

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12″ x 12″ x 18″ (30 x 30 x 45 cm)

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18″ x 18″ x 18″ (45 x 45 x 45 cm)

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Is This Product Good Value?

This is a good quality glass terrarium, which helps maintain heat for desert species and humidity for your tropical species.

The terrarium’s full front door offers easy access for cleaning and feeding.

The enclosure is suitable for beginner reptile owners, breeders, and those who want to create a quarantine/hospital tank.

The small (12” x 12” x 12”) and medium (12” x 12” x 18”) Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium is suitable for crested geckos, gargoyle geckos, small day gecko species, and mourning geckos.

The large enclosure (18” x 18” x 18”) is suitable for tropical and desert dwellers including anoles and crested geckos.

The X/Large (18”x18”x24”) enclosure can house crested geckos, gargoyle gecko, uroplatus, smaller species of Jackson’s chameleons, Amazon Milk frogs, red-eyed tree frogs, White’s tree frogs, Anoles.


The Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium is a good quality enclosure that can provide a welcome habitat to keep your reptile happy and healthy.

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