Can be easily drilled etc. Make sure heat source will not burn sides/top.
can be covered in cork tiles which insulate or whole vivarium can
be insulated from the outside. Fiberglass is a better insulator than
Retaining heat can be dificult and is also dependant on ventilation
but poor insulation helps establish a larger thermal gradient
Easy to add ventilation. Mesh fronted vivs are preferable with additional
vent at the top near the heat source.
is a must and easy to add. Water will not damage plastic or fibreglass
thoroughlty cleaned without difficulty.
available in light colours which can cause "bouncing" of
UV which is not desirable for some individual chameleons. Inside walls
can be covered in cork tiles or fish tank backing to prevent this.
built plastic/fibreglass vivs with proper ventilation, mesh front,
covered sides and good drainage are a very suitable housing option
and don't deteriorate with age.
the plastic used for the caging is UV stable otherwise it will become
very brittle over time.
of vivarium can not be moved outside in suitable weather so the chameleon
will undergo a degree of stress when moved outside to a new enclosure.
Mesh - such as Reptarium
Mesh - black flyscreen such as the Terry Thatcher range