What to Consider When Choosing Your Snake Vivarium

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What to Consider When Choosing Your Snake Vivarium

Snakes are a relatively easy pet to care for, but providing the right type of housing is important to help them feel at home. You must consider the size of the snake as compared to how it will fit in the enclosure you choose. Everything from the design of the space to the materials used during the creation process should be a factor. Having the right humidity and environment will keep your pet healthy.  Whatever cage you pick should be the perfect choice for your pet. 

What Exactly is a Snake Vivarium?

A vivarium is a fancy name for a snake cage. These are typically put together using various materials.  The sides, floors, and walls are solid and may be made from wood, plastic, or glass. Usually, the front of the enclosure will be made of plastic or glass to make viewing the snake easier. 

Glass Vivarium

Glass habitats for snake enthusiasts have grown considerably in popularity over the years. Specifically designed with snakes in mind, these containers are appealing because of their attractiveness. They provide the best view of your pet from all angles due to their beautiful glass design.  Some are also made to be stackable, so they save space if you have more than one reptile.


  • Professional looking
  • Stackable
  • Easy Viewing


  • More costly 
  • Quality varies
  • Heavy when moving

Plastic Vivarium

Recently, plastic vivariums have started to increase in popularity. When choosing the right one, you want to be certain it is designed specifically for snakes. They are lightweight, easy to clean, and also make it easy to see your pet. 


  • Easily cleaned
  • Mold resistant
  • Lightweight


  • Limited variety
  • Can be expensive

Wooden Vivarium

By far, the most common and least expensive enclosure is a wooden vivarium. They are easy to put together, sturdy, and come in a wide variety of styles. They have been around longer than most other habitats for reptiles.


  • Affordable
  • Versatile
  • Well-constructed


  • Concerns for ventilation
  • Not easily cleaned
  • Can rot over time

Consider all the options when looking to purchase the best vivarium for your pet snake. It's really your preference and what style will suit your needs and the needs of your pet.  To contact us or to learn more about our products, give us a call today.