Snake Enclosure Melbourne

Waterlife Aquarium and Reptile Supplies is the perfect place to find the best snake enclosure in Melbourne. We are located at Hoppers Crossing and we have a great stock of snake enclosures that suit your needs.

There are 2 types of snake enclosures you can choose from. One type is made from Melamine Timber and the other type is made of Glass. We will explain the difference between these two types further down the page.

So first we would like you to check out the video below of some of the different types of snake enclosure we have for sale.

Glass and Wooden Snake Enclosures

Between the two types of snake enclosures, GLASS snake enclosures are easier to maintain and they last longer compared to Wood Melamine snake enclosures. Glass enclosures are better suited for semi-aquatic species.

On the other hand, Wooden Melamine snake enclosures will deteriorate over time. Being made of timber, they require extra care particularly in using water while cleaning. It is recommended that you use a small amount of silicone around all the timber joins to stop water from seeping into the gaps and swelling the timber.

WOODEN snake enclosures are much better at holding temperature as heat escapes through glass quicker than wood. In regard to price, enclosures made from either glass or melamine are about the same.

One thing you need to be aware of is ALL reptile enclosures need to have adequate ventilation. Adequate ventilation means that there will be no condensation build up on the inside of the glass enclosure. Ventilation is very important as humid environments for most desert dwelling snakes and lizards will cause respiratory infections.

Both our Melamine Wooden Enclosures and our Glass Enclosures for sale at our store have the recommended level of ventilation allowing sufficient airflow. Irrespective of what type of enclosure you choose you will need to add the correct type of lighting and heating according to the animal you are keeping.

Check out the video below of some of our range of heating and lighting options.

Product Information Sheet & Price List

For more detailed information on the Wooden and Glass Enclosures click on the buttons below to get the Product Information Sheet.

Wooden Vivarium Price
Swing Door Terrariums and Cabinets
Slide Glass Door Terrariums and Cabinets

Setting Up a Glass Snake Enclosure

Check out the video below on how to set up a glass snake enclosure

Snake/Python Care Sheets

Learn how to take care of your snakes/pythons by downloading these care sheets.

Do Snakes/Pythons Need UV Light?

For many years reptile keepers have been under the assumption that they do not require Ultra Violet Light. UV light regulates the production of Vitamin D3 which allows pythons/snakes to properly absorb and metabolise calcium.

Most keepers have kept their animal without UV for many years without any issue as they believe that the python will get enough calcium from the rats and mice that they are feeding. Correct!

There is enough calcium in the food they eat, but does their body absorb the calcium into their system well enough without the UV Light? This is where you as a snake keeper need to decide as there is so much conflicting information.

In summary UV light will definitely have a benefit for your snake or python.

Snake Caves and Hideaways

It is important that you keep your snake enclosure stress-free to maintain optimum health for your snakes. It is natural for snakes to hide in holes, under rocks and logs to protect themselves from predators. You must support this natural behaviour by offering some hiding spots inside the snake enclosure.

In our reptile department at Waterlife Aquarium we have a great range of snake caves and hideaways to choose from.

Snake Caves for Snake Enclosures

Got Enquiries on Choosing the Right Snake Enclosure?

If you live in Melbourne and you are interested in buying a Snake Enclosure, please CLICK ‘Enquiry Button’ or call us NOW.

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