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Exo Terra for arboreals

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  1. yeahhtrue

    yeahhtrue Active Member

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    I'm looking for an eventual permanent home for my versicolor juvie. I see these Exo Terras posted on here, and they look good, but doesn't seem like they have much cross ventilation. Also the top is screen. Those of you who use these for arboreals, do you remove the screen and replace with acrylic? Is additional ventilation needed on the sides?

    Or, does anyone have suggestions for a nice arboreal enclosure? I know Jamie's has nice (but expensive) acrylic ones. What are you guys using to house arboreal adults?

    https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Gl...pID=51AzJigoHnL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    The ExoTerras do have air vents at the front below the door as well as the mesh top but there is a danger of the T getting a foot caught in the screen. I buy mine from Poland, same sizes as the Exos and all glass but a third of the price. They have the advantage of a coarser mesh for ventilation front and top and best of all they have guillotine type doors which makes life easier when dealing with arboreals that tend to run around the top when disturbed. Maybe you know someone that could make one for you.

    Photo was taken just after they arrived so please excuse the packing in the it. DSCF3947.JPG
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    yeahhtrue Active Member

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    Oooooh, those are some nice enclosures. There are a lot of glass shops around me, I could probably bring them measurements and have them cut all the glass for me, and then assemble with silicone myself. I wonder what the cost would be for something like that versus just buying something premade.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Message me if you want more photos and measurements.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    I use exo terra enclosures for all my arboreal Ts. The 8x8x12 are perfect for Avics and Versicolors. The 12x12x18 are good for large pokies and goliath pinktoes ect... Arboreal Ts have no issues with the screen tops...only terrestrial Ts. There's plenty of ventilation. 20180301_162127.jpg
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    Concur with Arachnoclown. (Those are nice set ups you have, buddy!!)
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    @Arachnoclown Nice looking enclosures there my man! I agree, I've never had an issue. You might want to keep one of those empty...;) A smaller would be better...
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    Lol...Ive got 4 new ones in the garage. ;):p
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    Your GBB seems to love that arboreal setup, awesome webbing.

    With the screen top, do you have issues keeping humidity up? Seems like it'd dry out pretty quickly with an open top like that.
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    I've never had issues keeping humidity up for those who need it, not GBB though, I keep mine dry.
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    Only with my Stirmi's....I just lay a towel on the top restricting a little airflow.
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    Yes sorry, those were two different unrelated thoughts lol. I plan on keeping a versicolor in one of these so I wondered about the humidity issue. I keep my GBB dry as well.
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    Awesome, thanks for the feedback!
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    20180301_153241.jpg My male is starting on his new enclousure....I will be webbed top to bottom in less than a week.
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    If I'm ever worried about a little higher humidity with exotera, I will add a little peat moss in with my coco fiber and vermiculite substrate for certain varieties. It seems to work fine or me.
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    Your enclosures all look great. I wonder if I should get one for my GBB also. I have him in a terrestrial setup but I know a lot of people do keep them as arboreals and yours clearly enjoy that.
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    Have you got a link to buy those ??
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    Do it...Just don't post on the other forum...they will have a field day with you. They are anti semi arboreal over there...:D:D:D
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    I meant not to post pictures or that you keep them semi arboreal. ;)
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