For those looking to keep their first reptile the reptile starter kit ensures that you have all the required equipment you need to start keeping and looking after a new reptile.
Here at reptile pet supplies we stock a large range of these starter kits. There are some top dollar kits that come with just about everything but the reptile. Then you have basic starter kits.
Basic starter kits will vary based on the type of reptile you obtain and at what age your reptile is. For example, there are Komodo Hatchling kits. In a hatchling kit you have a small terrarium, substrate, heater, thermostat, and ventilation. The kit provides everything you need, even a care and set up guide to get ready for the hatchlings you might be taking care of. You will have to be careful about overheating the enclosure and keeping it out of direct sunlight.
Ball pythons are exciting pets to have. However, they do require the perfect habitat. With reptile starter kits you are able to give your python the environment it needs to grow and lead a healthy life. With this type of kit you have a vivarium, heat mat, forest substrate, dual guage, bark, moss, water dish, and care book. All you have to do is get your python and some food to take care of it.
The instructions included with all starter kits ensure that you understand how to set it up and how to prepare for the arrival of your pet. Like fish tanks you do not want to purchase the reptile the same day as you get your starter kit. Instead you want to make sure the temperature has been regulated inside the tank, so that the reptile can make a smooth transition between the old home and their new one.
One thing the reptile starter kits do not come with is a lot of extras. For example, artificial plants, waterfalls, wood, and other additions to the substrate will have to be added separately. You want to have more than just what the standard kit provides when it comes to the habitat. Your snake or other reptile likes to have places to hide, sit, and just enjoy life. By adding in hammocks, little caves, and other accessories you can help create a better environment over the basic reptile starter kits.
You don’t have to build everything up in one day, but know that adding or changing the environment accessories you provide can help keep the pet from becoming bored. Just like you, they need stimulation.
Most basic kits you will find offer the glass tank, ventilation, thermostat, heater, decor, substrate, and instructions. It is your responsibility to provide the food and more accessories. Keep in mind that you do need to regulate the tank for both a hot and cold side. By offering both options your reptile can live life as they do in their natural habitat. Any time you purchase reptile starter kits also provide the right kit to the pet you have.
Why Starter Tank Kits are best to start off with.
Often piecing something like a terrarium or vivarium together can be expensive. The reason is you are purchasing every item you need separately. Manufacturers of reptile starter kits realise you want to give your reptile the perfect home, within your budget. Therefore, manufacturers have kits with practically everything you need. If you are starting out or helping your child start a reptile habitat, chances are you will have many questions about what needs to go in the enclosure. Reptile starter kits can help ease some of these questions.
Reptile starter kits are divided into categories based on the types of reptiles you might have as a pet. For example there are bearded dragon kits, Komodo dragon kits, gecko kits, turtle kits, and many other varieties. These kits are designed for one type of animal or species providing you with everything you need to begin the habitat, with the exception of the pet that is.
To give you an idea of what the kits might come with we are going to look at a few. For a desert habitat kit you should expect a glass terrarium, front doors, decorating items such as a background, some substrates, etc. The kits also have a front window, metal screen for ventilation, lighting system, and care guide. Most kits will range from small to large for the different sized reptiles you might include in the terrarium. You do have to purchase the food separately, especially because most reptiles eat live meals.
If you have a rainforest animal you will want to go with a rainforest habitat kit. These kits tend to offer more plant life as well as a setting and equipment for the type of reptile you might keep. Bearded dragon kits usually have a vivarium, heat mat, thermostat, spot lamp, lamp guard, ceramic lamp holder, night regulation, and a controller to regulate the vivarium better. Bearded dragons can be more difficult to own due to the requirements they need. Thus the start kit often has more to it than something for a simple lizard or garden snake.
To provide another example of the reptile start kits you might find something for Geckos. These kits have terrariums, heat mats for desert creatures, desert sand, coconut hide, a water dish, and some hanging plants. As you can see from the bearded dragon there are less components to the gecko equipment. You have a simple heating device and sand to make the gecko most comfortable. Their care is often going to require less of you in the way of temperature variations.
This can be said of many animals. Once you have the right reptile starter kit you will not have to be overly concerned about the heat settings after a few days. You will learn where it is best set. Most reptile starter kits will come complete with short guides on the setup and care of the cage. They also explain the cleaning schedule you should keep and if you need any more info about cleaning or anything else that is reptile pet related then make sure you have a good look around our large reptile article section. There are other terrariums and vivariums sold besides the few we have already mentioned.
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