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Zoo Med Repti Shelter 3-in-1 Cave Review

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The Zoo Med Repti Shelter 3 in 1 Cave is designed for egg-laying, shredding hiding spot, and a basking rock in one, helping to save on space while providing your pet with a place where they can feel secure and get the privacy that they need. Made from durable eco-friendly ceramic, you can fill the cave with moss or eco earth to provide a humid hide where your pet can enjoy the humidity it needs to shed with ease.

Pros

  • Easy to use  
  • Easy to access, comes in two parts
  • Made from eco-friendly ceramic
  • Available in 3 sizes

Cons

  • Clean regularly as it accumulates mold
  • Sizes tend to be smaller than expected, maybe worth buying size bigger than need if you have space.

Design and Features

The Repti Shelter 3 in 1 cave arrives in two parts, a top and bottom. The top has a hole which enables your reptile to climb into the hide with ease. They offer ample internal room to move, so your pet can find a comfortable spot to rest, get the privacy it needs, and feel safe.

The hide has been designed so you can add eco earth or moss to the inside of the hide to create a humid hide, ideal for shedding. The separate top makes it easy to clean, remove and add moss and to remove any eggs.

Made from ceramic, the 3 in 1 cave is heavy and has been designed to provide a textured rocky appearance to blend in with your habitat design.

The Zoo Med Repti Shelter 3 in 1 Cave comes in three convenient sizes: small, medium and large.

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Small

Medium

Large

Size

3 x 5 x 4 inches
(7.62 x 12.7 x 10 cm)

4 x 7 x 7 inches
(10 x 17.78 x 17.78 cm)

6 x 12 x 11 inches
(15.25 x 30.5 x 28 cm)

Weight

0.37 pounds (168 g)

1.17 pounds (530 g)

5.5 pounds (2.5 kg)

Suitable for

baby leopard geckos, other small/baby reptiles

leopard geckos,

fat tailed geckos,

other small reptiles

ball pythons,

snakes,

baby blue tongue skinks, and more

Price

Parts and Accessories

You will want to add some eco earth or moss to the hide to create a humid hide, which is beneficial when it comes to shedding while helping tropical species stay hydrated and healthy.

Zoo Med Terrarium Moss

This terrarium moss is available in five sizes and is an all green product with no dyes or dangerous chemicals. It is natural moss which can be placed in the hide to ensure you achieve accurate humidity levels and provide your reptile with a comfortable place to hide and feel secure. The terrarium moss is excellent for egg-laying and incubation.

Zoo Med Eco Earth

The Zoo Med Eco Earth is a coconut substrate that is available loose or in brick form. It is suitable for reptiles and amphibians. It is effective in breaking down waste and odor and is an all green and natural product. Made from the husk of coconuts it creates excellent humidity for your hide.

Zoo Med Wipe Out 1 Terrarium Cleaner

In order to effectively clean your hide and ensure you remove any dangerous bacteria or mold, you will want a good cleaner. The Wipe Out Terrarium Cleaner from Zoo Med is suitable to clean the hide and your entire terrarium. It reduces the risk of bacterial infection and is easy to use. It cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes.

Usage and Maintenance

To use the Repti Shelter 3 in 1 cave as a humid hide, you will want to place it on the warmer side of the terrarium. This will also enable your reptile to climb onto the top of the shelter to get closer to the basking light. Once positioned, you can add some damp moss or eco earth to the inside of the shelter to create a comfortable humid hide where your pet can get the hydration it needs.

Cleaning is quick and easy. During your daily clean, simply open the top of the cave to remove any mess and left-over food. You can also ensure your moss or earth is staying moist and there isn't any mold developing. When you clean your terrarium, remove the hide, remove the moss, and soak use your disinfectant to clean the hide thoroughly. Ensure it is completely dry before you start replacing or returning the moss or earth to the hide and replacing it in the tank.

Is This a Good Value Product?

A hide is essential to keep your pet feeling comfortable and safe. It prevents stress and egg binding. Creating a humid climate helps your tropical species stay hydrated. It can also provide a comfortable nesting site for your smaller lizard species and some snakes. The cave is suitable for all reptile owners that want to make a comfortable and easy to use humid hide in their enclosure.

Zoo Med Repti Shelter 3-in-1 Cave Review in Summary

Quality - 90%

Eco-friendly ceramic, but can crack over time.

Design - 95%

Great design that enables you to lift the lid and gain access to the hide with ease.

Value for Money - 90%

Good value for money having a three in one solution, an excellent nesting place, a humid hide, and a basking area. Save space and money.

92%

The Repti Shelter 3-in-1 cave is a good value hide available in three sizes. While the ceramic tends to crack over time, it provides you with a three in one solution, reducing how many ornaments you need to put in your enclosure.

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