Finally, getting a secure enclosure will keep your spider from wandering off or getting stepped on. All the enclosures on this list meet the criteria we highlighted in the previous section.
It has a 1.25 Gallon capacity with a magnetic sealing lid to keep the pet within the cage. The cage is also perforated on each side and on the lid to ensure proper airflow within.
The design of this cage is unique as it features a wider horizontal size. The cage has a front window featuring a patented design for optimal airflow.
Ex Terra Terrarium also has a raised bottom frame that allows you to install a substrate heater fairly easily. Finally, the cage has enough room to fit in plastic leaves, branches, and other vegetation you might add to your tarantula’s habitat.
The Chapels Reptile enclosure features a highly effective but simple design. The lid’s locking mechanism, however, is secure enough to keep all pets in, whether they are arachnid or reptile.
The cage also has a small hatch that serves as a feeding hole, which also has a stellar locking mechanism. In addition to the lid, it also has multiple perforations on the front, back and top windows that ensure the adequate circulation of air.
The cage can hold many types of pets, including insects, snakes, frogs, and of course, tarantulas. Here’s another product by Hérault, and like the first, it meets all the requirements of a pet enclosure.
The Zoo Med Starter Kit includes a thermometer, natural cork, soil substrate, rock dish, and a low-profile glass terrarium. The rock dish holds the pet’s food or water, and it glows in the dark.
The soil substrate and thermometer will help you achieve a healthy natural environment for your pet. This Zoo Med Starter kit enclosure isn’t fit for snakes and other reptiles.
The lid has a simple and transparent plastic door that provides easy access. Ex Terra Aquarium is more suited to transporting pets than it is for permanently housing them.
Hérault’s Magnetic Acrylic Enclosure may appear small, but it has an amazing five-gallon capacity. The product is great for housing all kinds of pets, including tarantulas, snakes, and geckos.
Like other Hérault enclosures, it features the classic acrylic cage design with the magnetic lid. It holds different kinds of pets, including tarantulas, geckos, and scorpions.
The metal lid has a lift and pull mechanism that keeps the cage secure while also making it easy to reach inside. Purchasing the product gives you a discount for a plastic plant that would look great in the enclosure.
Ex Terra, like Hérault, has a knack for building sophisticated enclosures and terrariums. This one has multiple features that easily set it apart from the remaining products on this list.
The front window also features the opening hatch that locks in place with magnetic precision. The bottom frame is raised in order to allow a substrate heater to be featured.
The enclosure is also waterproof, making it suitable for reptilian and amphibian pets. Finally, the enclosure features closable inlets for wires and tubing.
In case you need to transport your pet while moving or visiting the vet, this is the enclosure for you. The product features a transparent plastic body with a black lid with lots of ventilation spaces.
This Ex Terra Aquarium is easy to clean and carry, and it has a large enough capacity. The product includes substrate, water dish, jungle ropes and vines, and a care guide.
Ex Terra Rainforest Habitat Kit is mostly suitable for small pets like tarantulas, snakes, frogs, and lizards. It has a dual front door window that simultaneously provides easy access and escape-free enclosure.
The product features a handle for carrying the cage, and it’s held firmly in place by a lock and key mechanism. The enclosure’s lid doubles as a ventilation system, providing enough airflow for your reptile.
To clean, remove the tarantula and scrub the enclosure with 3% bleach cleaner. You also need to pay a great deal of attention to your pet during the molting period.
Updated December 12th, 2020 by Meg Pellucid: Planet Zoo has been delivering on plenty of zoos -sim fun for over a year now and the game has released multiple DLC packs since its launch that add new and exciting animals, with the most recent being the Aquatic Pack that released this very month. Of course, the addition of more animals means that there are even more species that can share enclosures and earn an interspecies enrichment bonus for doing so.
Colombian White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys were introduced in the South America Pack DLC, alongside four other new animals. Koalas were added as part of the Australia Pack that is available for an additional price and adds a total of five new animals, as well as new scenery, challenges and more.
Koalas pair nicely with Red Kangaroos, though technically they don't share a suitable biome. They only require 370 square meters of land, have a quick maturation period at one and a half years, and a short gestation of eight months.
The Giant Anteater was one of the five animals added as part of the South America pack DLC, as well as additional new scenery pieces too. This animal is more than happy to share its enclosure with Colombian White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys (also from the South America pack) and Baird's Tapirs.
Plains Zebra are a major jump from Pronghorn Antelope in that they receive bonuses when paired with seven other species; the African Buffalo, Black Wildebeest, Common Ostrich, Common Warthog, Reticulated Giraffe, Sable Antelope, and Springbok. These factors cause them to rank low as they require a large space, have small herds, and take a while to breed.
They’re better than Plains Zebra because they require a smaller area of 425 square meters, have larger herds of 36, a two-year maturation and a small gestation period of 6 months. With this animal you’ll have a larger herd in no time and a profitable breeding system up and running quickly.
Eight is the most bonuses any animal will receive and the Reticulated Giraffe ranks lowest in that group for a few reasons. The first is that they require a massive enclosure of 1,306 square meters, the largest on this list, they do have a large herd size of 44 and males aren’t as likely to fight as other species.
But they have a four-year maturation and a whopping 15-month gestation period meaning it takes a while to build a herd and start selling the offspring. The land requirement isn’t too crazy at 450 square meters, but they offer a measly 11 herd size.
One advantage is that almost half the group can be male without too much issue, they have a short one-and-a-half-year maturation, and a nine-month gestation isn’t too bad. The only reason they don’t rank higher is that they have a five-year maturation period which can be painfully slow when you need to turn a profit with them.
Their land requirement is a decent 425 square meters, and they have healthy herds of 35 with a convenient mix of male and female. Any African multispecies enclosure you build should have these great animals as they can generate a steady amount of offspring to sell or release into the wild.
These ugly brutes get along with eight other animals that you’re no doubt familiar with such as the African Buffalo, Black Wildebeest, Common Ostrich, Plains Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Springbok, and Thomson’s Gazelle. Their group size is a little small with 10 members and their breeding cycle isn’t too bad with two-year maturation and six months gestation.
The only major downside is you need to ensure there are never more than two males to avoid fights, but these are fantastic beasts for new players as you can keep costs low to churn a healthy profit every six months and slowly build up to a massive African multispecies enclosure that can facilitate the other animals on this list. Drawn to darker and more horrifying games, he enjoys diving into the lore, secrets, philosophies, and complex characters found in those grim worlds.
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