Terra vivs are our own range of exclusive vivariums designed and refined by Global Geckos reptile shop to cater for the needs of terrestrial reptile keepers. These vivariums were designed specifically with terrestrial lizard species such as leopard geckos, fat tailed geckos, viper geckos and knob tailed geckos as well as terrestrial snakes such as royal pythons, corn snakes, hognoses and house snakes.
Terra vivs have been designed to bridge the gap between conventional vivariums and the top opening terrainium design. By reducing the height of the vivarium it reduces internal air volume making them cheaper and easier to heat efficiently.
The exceptional insulation provided by the 18mm melamine means that with just a heat mat and thermostat the internal ambient air temperature can be maintained up to and in excess of 30°C (even in a cold room) with no requirement for additional costly heat lamps. Terra vivs are supplied pre-built meaning that it takes less than 2 minutes to install the heat mat from behind the enclosure between the double glass base. The base also has an insulating polystyrene layer to reflect heat up into the enclosure maximising heating efficiency. There is also a rubber thermostat probe grommet meaning there are no requirements to drill additional holes to integrate your thermostat.
Installing a UV tube couldn’t be easier as the top is held in place by 4 secure locking dowels meaning it comes off in a matter of seconds and the pre-cut cable grooves allow for lighting to be installed with zero fuss. It took less than 6 minutes to install both heating and UV lighting into a Terra Viv in store.
The rear offset double ventilation system ensures good air exchange whilst leaving the sides and top solid meaning individual Terra Vivs can be stacked both horizontally and vertically. The 48in version has an additional vertical support meaning units of different sizes can be stacked on top of each other without the risk of warping.
By reducing the bottom plinth height and removing the top plinth this maximises the viewing area in Terra Vivs and creates the feeling of depth within the enclosure.