How to Take Care of Your Reptile Pets

Although not the most popular selection when it comes to pets, reptiles are some of the best animals that you can own as pets. From their scaly coats to shiny skin, the reptiles are a captivating beauty and fascinating pets. But unlike cats or dogs, these pets require special consideration and care.

Through this blog, we’ll peek into the world of reptile care, highlighting how Reptilair products can be instrumental in creating a thriving reptilian home.

What Do They Need?

Before we jump into how to care for pets and what products to use, we need to first have a proper understanding of what the needs of reptiles are. Reptiles come in a dazzling array of shapes and sizes, each with distinct needs for temperature, humidity, and habitat. Thorough research is vital, consider consulting a veterinarian specializing in exotic pets or a reputable reptile breeder.

Building The Perfect Terrarium

The terrarium or enclosure is the entire world for your reptiles. So it comes as no surprise when we say that the terrarium has to be perfect for its optimal condition. Reptilair offers a wide variety of terrariums, from glass terrariums ideal for bearded dragons and leopard geckos to PVC enclosures perfect for high-humidity-loving species like ball pythons.

Here’s how Reptilair products can help you create the ideal environment:

  • Size Matters: The first step for how to care for pets is by understanding that reptiles need ample space to explore, climb, and thermoregulate. Reptilair offers terrariums in a range of sizes, ensuring you can find the perfect fit for your specific reptile.
  • Heating and Lighting: Reptiles are cold-blooded, relying on external heat sources to regulate their body temperature. Reptilair provides a variety of heating options, including heat mats, basking lamps, and ceramic heat emitters. Remember, different species require different heat gradients within the enclosure. Combine these with Reptilair’s UVB lighting options to ensure proper vitamin D3 synthesis, essential for bone health.
  • Humidity Control: Certain reptile species thrive in environments with specific humidity levels. Reptilair offers digital hygrometers to monitor humidity and humidifiers to maintain the desired moisture level within the terrarium. Proper ventilation is also crucial, and Reptilair terrariums are designed with this in mind.


Substrate plays a huge part in the health of reptiles and is a major part of the terrarium ecosystem. Substrate is what goes on the floor of your terrarium and substrates are good bedding for snakes. Reptilair offers substrates made with coconut fiber which has its own benefits and suitability for specific species. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a substrate:

  • Species Needs: Some reptiles burrow, requiring a loose substrate like coconut fiber. Others benefit from a more arid environment, making aspen shavings a good choice.
  • Hygiene: Choose a substrate that’s easy to clean and replace regularly to maintain good hygiene within the terrarium. Reptilair’s tarantula turf is a convenient option, as they’re sustainable and made for snakes.


Beyond helping snakes thrive, the terrarium should provide enrichment for your reptile. Reptilair offers a variety of décor options, such as branches, climbing vines, and hides. These elements not only create a visually stunning environment but also provide your dear pet with opportunities to exercise natural behaviors like climbing and hiding.

Care for Your Pets; The Basics.

Just like any pet, reptiles require consistent and responsible care. Here are some key practices to religiously follow:

An Eye on Temp and Moisture: As cold-blooded creatures temperature plays a crucial role in their survival. Keep a close eye on their temperature monitor and humidity meter. These parameters can be easily adjusted and monitored using Reptilair’s digital hygrometers and thermometers. Adjust heating and ventilation as needed to maintain the desired parameters.

Cleanliness: Make sure to keep the terrarium clean by cleaning it regularly and changing the substrate periodically.

Fresh Water: Make sure that you provide a clean, readily accessible water dish and ensure fresh water is available at all times.

Handling: Handle your reptile gently and only when necessary. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling to prevent the spread of germs.


At the end of the day, it’s all about how you take care of your pet, regardless of the pet you own. When it comes to reptiles you will have to give them extra care, such as keeping an eye on their terrarium temperature and moisture, substrate quality, and overall hygiene. This may sound hectic to you, but with the right tools in your arsenal, it is just another task you can breeze through. With products by Reptilair, your reptiles can live a healthy and comfortable lifestyle, while you get to enjoy quality time with them without any hassles!