This habitat kit has been created to be a permanent home for your new pet corn snake. It can be used for a baby snake as well as an adult – just use plenty of cover so that your baby can feel safe. We have used our extensive product knowledge and years of experience to put together a setup that looks good as well as using robust equipment that will keep your snake safe and happy for years to come. This kit is also suitable for king, rat, milk and house snakes.
The wooden vivarium that forms the base of this habitat is large enough to provide a good heat gradient whilst allowing your snake plenty of room to move and exercise. It is also very secure, although do take care to ensure that the vents in the back are seated properly – and the right way round. The wooden sides allow the snake to feel secure, and the front glass gives the owner a good view into their pets’ habitat. There is plenty of space for enough decor to make your snake feel really at home, and as some corn snakes love to climb, why not provide them with a range of branches so that they can exercise in three dimensions?
Daytime heating is provided by a mid wattage incandescent heat bulb. This will provide a basking spot during the day for the snake, and will also gently heat the air in the vivarium, providing a heat gradient across the whole space.
Safety with heat lamps is paramount, and the lamp holder in this setup is a solid, reliable unit that will give you years of trouble free service. The ceramic holder itself is heat resistant and rated for up to 200 watts, with the E27 screw fitting ensuring compatibility with a wide range of commonly available vivarium heat lamps.
When using heat bulbs around snakes, it is vitally important to provide an adequate heat guard. For ease of use the one provided with this habitat kit is robust and easy to fit. Due to its innovative design it is easy to access the heat bulb when it needs changing, and is robust enough to last for years.
The heat mat provided should be mounted on the wall of the vivarium, NOT the floor as is more traditional. It provides a gentle heat gradient and prevents the temperature from bottoming out at night whilst allowing a night time temperature drop, just as they would get in the wild. The self adhesive backing ensures that the mat is fixed firmly and safely to the wall, with no chance of the snake getting tangled in any adhesives or the substrate being ignited should the mat malfunction.
The thermostat that is included with this habitat set is perfect for controlling the light and heat output of your equipment. It is equipped with twin channels, one of which can be set to control your basking lamp on dimmer setting, and the other that can be set to an on/off function to control the heat mat. Touchscreen operation and an intuitive interface make this unit simple to program, and with a five year guarantee it’s also excellent value for money.
One of the most important items of equipment in all of reptile keeping is the digital thermometer! The thermometer that we include with this habitat is reliable, robust and with two probes it’s possible to monitor both the cool and warm ends of the vivarium at the same time. We have been using these units for years now, both in store and personally – and we think that they are just right for keeping track of the temperatures in your pets’ enclosure.
Should you require a stand for your new vivarium, this particular item is designed to form a complete unit with the Viva+ vivariums. It attaches directly to the bottom of the vivarium, forming a sturdy support along the whole length of the base. Looks wise, it completes the setup into a solid, attractive piece of furniture that complement any living space, as well as providing storage space for the items that you need to keep your snake happy and healthy.