A terrarium is a closed and controlled space what do you expect play the characteristics of ambient in which certain inhabit living beings . In this way, it seeks to facilitate the survival of animals in this type of captivity.
Terrariums can be built with different materials , such as glass, wood or polyvinylchloride. One of the faces of the terrarium must be transparent so that it is possible to observe, from the outside, what is happening inside.
The goal of the terrarium, in short, is mimic the conditions of the natural environment for animals - usually, reptiles or insects - subsist. These containers usually have instruments that allow controlling the temperature , he humidity level and the light to offer animals an environment similar to what they would find in nature.
When these conditions are not adequately controlled, the stress Who experiences the animal grows and affects their health. It is also important to consider the different characteristics of each species: for example, knowing if it is better for them to live alone, in pairs or in groups.
As the terrariums have a reduced area, it must be ensured that the animal I can perform some kind of physical activity. Otherwise, sedentary lifestyle will also affect your health status.
There are several types of terrariums that can be found in the market, although three are the fundamental groups into which they are divided:
-Aquatuary. As its own name already indicates, it becomes a perfect mix between terrarium and aquatic space, since it has two clearly defined areas: the dry one, in which rocks can exist for example, and the one that has water. This type is especially suitable for animals such as turtles.
- Desert terrarium. If you call it that is because what you intend to achieve is nothing more or less than exemplify and recreate what would be the environment that exists in the deserts, since it is aimed at housing animals that live in that habitat. Stones and cacti are essential elements in these types of spaces, which have to have temperatures up to 40º and must be dry. It is especially indicated for living beings such as lizards, for example.
-Tropical terrarium. This other type of terrarium is responsible for exemplifying what is the environment in the tropical areas of the planet, which means that it has to have a significant number of vegetation and elements that pour water, such as waterfalls. All this results in terrariums where there must be both high temperatures and high humidity at all times. It should be the option for pet owners such as iguanas.
In the context of the botany , a terrarium is called a small size greenhouse which is usually used for the cultivation of tropical and subtropical species. For this the high temperature is maintained, as is the level of humidity .
The idea of terrariofilia It covers the design, commissioning and maintenance of terrariums and also refers to the hobby focused on these tasks.