Having a terrarium for snails can make keeping a snail habitat more interesting. Snails in their natural habitat are kept in burrows or loose colonies. A terrarium allows you to provide a habitat similar to the natural environment of the snail. The beauty and attractiveness of your terrarium will only enhance the viewing experience of those watching your snail pets. You can even have your terrarium for snails designed to exhibit specific species of the snail.
One of the reasons that people keep snails in their homes is to keep them in a place where they are not in direct sunlight, or in a place where the humidity level is high enough to support their survival. The typical terrarium for a snail will include a tank with water, a substrate, and food. Water will also be added as the temperature of the tank may not be suitable for the snail to stay in. It is important to remember that many species of snails will die in extreme temperatures. Most tanks will allow the terrarium for the snail to remain at approximately seventy-five to eighty degrees Fahrenheit, which is a suitable temperature for their natural habitat.
The first thing that you need to do when setting up your terrarium for snails is to determine whether or not the tank is going to have a soil-based substrate. There are two different types of soil based substrates, sand and perlite. Both of these substrates provide a good base for your terrarium. The sand substrate is the recommended one to use if you are new to terrarium for snails. You can find the right sand by mixing ten percent wood shavings with one percent peat moss and mixing it thoroughly.
If you are using a soil-based substrate then you will want to place the terrarium on top of a bed of peat moss. The reason that the soil is needed is that it will regulate the humidity of the terrarium. If there are direct sunlight and high humidity levels in the terrarium for snails then they will not be able to survive. The presence of high humidity levels in the soil will cause the soil to expand and contract, which will create a good environment for the snail to live in. If you leave the soil in the terrarium for snails then you will have a very damp environment which is not healthy for the animals.
Once you have decided on the type of substrate you will use you need to choose the best location to place your terrarium for snails. If you live in a temperate country then you may want to consider placing your terrarium for them in a south facing window. This will provide them with the right amount of sunlight, but it will also give them the right humidity level. If you live in an area that experiences cold temperatures, then choosing a south facing windows is not recommended. You will be able to provide a more ideal environment for your pets if you place your terrarium in a cooler room.
Your terrarium for snails should be placed on a sloped surface so that they can have access to water as well as drainage. Before placing the terrarium for them you should dig a hole about two feet deep and then place the soil in the hole and fill it with a loose soil mix. Make sure that the soil is well draining before placing the terrarium in the hole. If you place the terrarium in the hole with the soil in it then this can cause the soil to over drain and your pet snail could drown.
Another option to consider is placing the terrarium on a plastic tube that extends outside of the terrarium container. You should make sure that your terrarium for snails is placed in a very ventilated area. Plastic tubes with holes in them are available at most pet stores but plastic tubing can also be bought from different online retailers.
Another option that you have for your terrarium for snails is to place it on a glass plate. These plates are available in many glass stores and online. Glass can be a lovely option because of its transparency and clear view of the water inside the tank. Glass can also be nice because of its lack of sharp edges which could potentially hurt your pet snail.