Bioactive setups

bioactive setups

bioactive setups

One of the most exciting developments recently in the reptile keeping world is the use of bioactive habitats. These setups are easy to set up and can be used by beginners and experienced reptile / amphibian keepers alike and can be used for all animals (though the desert setups are usually smaller).

What Are Bioactive Habitats?

Normally most enclosures go some way in mimicking the natural habitat of your pet. Bioactive habitats are designed to get as close as realistically possible to making your pets vivarium like the environment they live in, in the wild.

Benefits to the Animal

One of the big advantages of bioactive habitats are they’re more natural to the animals habitat and there is a constant supply of food by using small insects – but the small insects also work as cleaners.

Why Use a Bioactive Setup?

Obviously the primary concern for any animal keeper is how content their pet is. A happy animal is one which is easier to manage, care for and will live longer. Bioactive habitats are also much more pleasing to the eye as a feature and are in many respects easier to maintain.

Disadvantages to Bioactive Setups

As these setups use live plants it does take time for them to bed in so setting up can’t be rushed.

We’ve included an interesting guide based on setting up a bioactive habitat for a poison frog. You can download the Poison Dart Frog BioActive setup info here.

We also stock all the elements you need for your bioactive setup, including the list below:

Substrates
Pro rep Bio life
Pro rep Crestie life
Pro rep Desert life
Habistat coir
Pro rep bio life drainage medium
Lucky reptile hydro drain
Habistat amazon clay balls
Exo terra drainage substrate
Zoo med hydro balls clay substrate.
Exo terra draining mesh
Zoo med terrarium substrate mesh
Lucky reptile hydro fleece

Live food / clean up crew (custodians)
Springtails
Tropical woodlice
White worm
Small worm

Lighting (for plant growth)
Arcadia jungle dawn
Arcadia jungle dawn led spot

We stock a selection of vivarium decor / accessories ie driftwood, cork bark, and live plants.

See our bioactive case study here.

If you’ve got any questions on bioactive habitats and how they can benefit your pet, feel free to drop into the shop which is located at 187 Old Chester Rd, Birkenhead CH42 3TB, give us a call now on 0151 645 6235 or use our contact form on our website.

You can sign up for our monthly newsletter here which has tips and information about reptile health and hygiene and the latest repti-lisious offers on bioactive setups.

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