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Old 26-07-2009, 06:40 PM
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vivarium, terrarium and faunarium? Thanks
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Old 26-07-2009, 06:50 PM
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Good question. These terms can get confusing

Vivarium-Enclosure for keeping land animals in.

Terrarium-A land based exhibit-either animals or plants.

Faunarium-Plastic tanks made for keeping small animals in.
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Vivarium - used for keeping larger reptiles in which do not require a water-filled enclosure or high humidity.

Terrarium - Similar to a vivarium but are generally made from glass/perspex/plastic. Used for animals who need higher humidity. Good for frogs etc and suitable to keep living plants inside.

Faunarium - Made from plastic, they tend to be quite small, most have air holes already in them and are mainly used for smaller/younger reptiles.

If you google each in the 'images' part of google you can see what they look like too
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