Terrarium or Aquarium? Finding the Right Home for Your Pet

Selecting the right habitat home for your pet is crucial to their well-being. Unfortunately, making sure they are warm, clean, and fed is not enough. Here are a few things to consider helping you make the right choice for your pet.  

  1. For fish and other aquatic pets, an aquarium is the best and only option, of course.
  2. However, aquariums can also be used for other animals. Turning them into a terrarium for frogs, lizards and other reptiles is a great choice.
  3. If you use an aquarium as a terrarium to house reptiles, keep it out of direct sunlight to avoid the greenhouse effect of overheating.
  4. An aquarium can also be used to house rodents like mice, but don’t forget to purchase a mesh or special plastic lid that will help with proper ventilation.
  5. Wire cages are also a popular and good choice for rodents as they are far less expensive than aquariums and other terrariums.
  6. Be wary of wire cages if you have cats or other large animals in the house that could possible put their claws or teeth into.
  7. Wire cages are best for larger rodents like rabbits or guinea pigs, rather than smaller mice.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to find your new pet and everything they need! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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