Best Reptile and Amphibian Terrariums

When you are choosing a terrarium for your reptile or amphibian friend, you are buying him a new house. That’s why it’s so important to make the right choice – a low-quality terrarium may reduce the airflow, get too hot or be made of materials which may be harmful to your pet. Below you will find 5 top picks of different reptile & amphibian terrariums, which differ slightly in materials and shape but each is top-notch in its category.

Exo Terra Allglass Terrarium

This Allglass terrarium features dual doors (except for the tiniest version), a reliable lock and a removable stainless steel cover. With a waterproof base, enlarged ground surface and natural-looking rock background, it’s easy to maintain and clean and your amphibian will love it. It comes in 12 different shapes and sizes – from Nano 8” x 8” x 12” up to Large & Extra Tall 36” x 18” x 36”. Each size comes in different variations (tall or wide).


Thanks to double doors it’s very easy to maintain and clean
Pivoting doors reduce the risk of jamming from debris
Retains humidity and heat very well – quality ventilation system
Secure lock prevents children and pets from opening


The top screen cord spots may be used by your pet to escape (depending on how you rotate the screen).

A very high-quality terrarium which creates a great environment for your amphibian or reptile it features convenient doors that make it easy to clean and maintain saving you a lot of time, and the rubber locks on the door and top cover prevent your pet from escaping and your children from accidentally releasing it. A perfect choice for ground-dwelling reptiles thanks to the raised bottom frame and enlarged ground surface.

Exo Terra Glass Terrarium, 18 by 18 by 24-Inch

Happy Pet Acrylic Terrarium for Reptiles or Amphibians

This Acrylic reptile/amphibian terrarium gives you a 360-degree view of your pet. It features a 92% light transmission rate (much higher than glass) and provides your pet with more exposure to UV (as opposed to humans, reptiles and amphibians need more of it to thrive). Two large ventilators on the sides maintain a healthy airflow in the terrarium. It is also very light and highly durable.


Gives your pet a lot more exposure to heat
360-degree view gives you an opportunity to watch your pet from any side
It’s much more durable and lighter than a typical glass terrarium

Very easy to assemble


Lacks some of the features of more expensive glass terrariums
The design is very simple

The “first acrylic reptile terrarium” gives your pet more sunlight than ever and you get to experience a much better view of your pet (if you put the terrarium in the middle of the room). With quality ventilation on both sides and good light transparency, it’s capable of creating a unique environment for your pet, one that would be not achievable with a typical glass terrarium. It is a recommended novelty on the market.

Happy Pet Acrylic Reptile Terrarium for Amphibians with Food Tray Artificial Plants Coconut Soil Shell Perspective Walls Rhino skull

Exo Terra Metal Screen Terrarium

Despite being metal, Exo Terra Metal Screen Terrarium is a lightweight and sturdy design, great for both indoor and outdoor use. It gives your pet enough UV light and features a waterproof bottom (capable of holding up to three inches of water or moisture), secure lock and continuous air circulation. Comes in three different sizes, from 18” x 18” x 18” up to 24” x 18” x 24” (length x width x height).


Great ventilation thanks to unique metal construction
The thick waterproof bottom allows you to create a unique environment for your pet
Ventilation helps minimize odors and fungus
Very durable construction
Little time is required to assemble it


The locks might have been a little bit more secure

This great metal screen terrarium is capable of creating a unique environment for your pet thanks to unique ventilation and waterproof bottom. Choices of sizes ensure that it will fit almost any reptile and the lack of glass on the sides provides your pet with just enough UV light. Recommended for indoor and outdoor use, you might have to secure it a little bit better than just using the built-in locks.

KollerCraft Repitat Flat-Backed Reptile Habitat

This 5-gallon terrarium is perfect for small reptiles and amphibians. It features a heavy metal top screen which ensures that your pet is secured and acrylic walls, which are lightweight, give you a great view (360 degrees unless you decide to cover the wide wall at the back) and just enough UV light for your pet. Available at a size of 10” x 19” x 12” (width x height x length)


Highly durable acrylic construction
Highly secure thanks to a heavy top screen
Low price for high quality
Very easy to clean and maintain thanks to low weight


The angular look may distort the inside of the terrarium
There are no larger sizes available

This highly durable acrylic terrarium with a unique shape helps you maintain a moist environment for your pet. Recommended especially for owners of small reptiles and amphibians who are looking for an easy-to-maintain and lightweight terrarium.

For the price, it is one of the best choices on the market. The only drawback is that there are no larger options available.

CrawlMiracle Portable Reptile Terrarium Tank Travel Carrier

This portable terrarium features a waterproof base, removable glass, and a unique ventilation design. The completely removable top screen allows the use of a UVB or heating lamp. Durable handle locks prevent your pets from escaping. Available in three different colors (green, white and blue) comes at a size of 12.4” x 12.4” x 9”.


It’s portable! Never again will you have to leave your pet behind.
Very easy to maintain and clean
Modern design and security make it a great option for office terrariums.


It’s small No other sizes are available

The CrawlMiracle terrarium is a fully portable option for anyone who cannot imagine leaving or travelling without taking their beloved pet. Thanks to a waterproof base it’s safe to travel even with pets which require a lot of moisture. Highly recommended for anyone who is often on the go or would like to make a change in the office.

Choosing the right terrarium is one of the most important decisions in your pet’s life. Unfortunately, you are the one who is bringing it so it is important to look only for quality products. The above five top picks feature top-notch options, each of them adding a little bit of uniqueness to fulfil the needs of even the most demanding pet owners.

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