Most reptiles benefit from infrared light to help them thermoregulate. Infrared light (IR-A, IR-B, IR-C) penetrates deep, warming their entire bodies. Reptiles benefit from a combination of IR-A, IR-B, and IR-C. The sun, or your basking spot bulb, produces the needed IR-A/B. IR-C is produced from stored heat on surfaces such as rocks, which is the reason many reptiles bask on rocks in the wild. Our Zen Cave includes a slate stone basking spot, which provides the IR-C your reptile needs.
We have a baby bearded dragon and purchased a Zen Habitats 4x2x2 enclosure, base/stand, and the basking spot, along with a mat. It originally seemed excessive—especially since he is still little—but it has proven to be worth every penny. He loves the basking rock and hide. This is where he typically spends his days. It is very obvious that he is quite content, ‘sunning’ and being warm!!! Thank you for such great products and high quality reptile care!
Our spoiled baby boy Link loves his new apartment!
Very nice. Sturdy and functions great. Looks nice too!
Great purchase he loves his warm basking spot!
My dragon loves this thing, he hangs out on it during the day and sleeps under it every night
I love it....its the perfect size for large lizards
This cave especially with the slate piece that is removable is phenomenal. There are so many things on the market and this does it’s job although it is tough to clean because it is realistic looking it is really the perfect peace for a bearded dragon enclosure, well done.
Great item looks good and nice size. Waiting till my snake gets a bit bigger will be showcase of the second half of her enclosure.
Thanks to Randy and Scott Crawford, our beardie is 3 years now has never been happier. Not because of his awesome basking rock because of his amazing enclosure, also from Zen. Thank you so much for improving his quality of life.
Love this basking hide! It’s the third hide I’ve bought for Felix in the past 4 months and the only one he has used! He crawls into his cave and puts himself to bed every night
Excellent quality and looks beautiful in the Zen Habitat enclosure! Our beardie is frequently basking on it! Every beardie should have one!
My bearded dragon loves the big basking rock. And the cave is his favorite sleeping spot now.
IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER IF WE HAD THE GACE WE ORDERED TO PUT THE ROCK AND THE MAT WE ALREADY PAID AND WE ARE WATING FOR THE CAGE HOPE IT WILL COME SOON THEN WE CAN TELL YOU IF WE LIKE IT OR NOT HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON SANDRA WAGGIN TAILS
Great, as described.
No complaints great basking spots retains the hear properly, and a great hide! One of the few hides that'll he able to fit an adult beardie for when this guy grows! And quality made product great for the price!
When the cave came the first time the slate was broken. Zen gladly sent me a replacement which was great! The bottom is not level and the slate also does not sit level on the cave. My beardie seems to like it nonetheless.
I won this in a giveaway and LET. ME. TELL. YOU. it is amazing! Had I heard of it before I would have purchased anyways! It is HUGE and I love the slate on top which is perfect for basking. This picture shows a 360 gram dragon on it and he is now over 400 grams and has plenty of room to grow with it! I was highly impressed from the structure to the packaging. Highly reccomend.
He loves running inside his zen hide and he loves basking and laying right on top. It’s the perfect size as he grows he won’t run out of room.
My beardie loves this Zen cave! Highly recommend to anyone with a larger size dragon, fits perfectly in the 4x2x2 enclosure.
Finally a hide that's big enough for my dragons. Has awesome slate on top too to capture heat. My Bearded Dragons seem to like it a lot.
This is a fantastic hide. Our dragon loves it and spends tons of time basking too.
Leonard loves his cave!
It's really nice and will be great in my future Zen Habitat enclosure (hoping to get it soon; still waiting).
My little guy loves his new Zen Cave!!! He climbs all over it, into it, and then repeats the process all day long.
Thanks Zen Habitats!!!
Thank u very much zen habitats for being the one that help me with my rescue bearded dragon named Jacob is a very good boy and ur brand i found it looking on you tube it stands out i will always be a loyal customer and if everybody ask questions on cages or supplies i will tell them to go. To u guys
The Zen cave has changed my beardie's life, quite literally. When I got him, he weighed 18g. I tried to get his habitat set up correctly but struggled to get the basking spot where he needed it. I finally broke down and bought the Zen cave. The slate top warms up nicely and maintains heat well and I went from struggling to get the basking temp up high enough, to having to put it on a dimmer to keep it from getting too hot. The first 5 weeks I had him, he didn't eat enough and didn't gain any weight. The first week he had the Zen cave, he went from 18g to 22g. The second week he jumped to 28g. He is alert and active, eating well and the weight gain says it all. This cave is pricier than alternatives from the box stores but is also way more substantial - it has definitely been worth the expense.
Excellent construction and well thought out basking piece for our bearded dragon. Thank you!
This hide is super cool. The resin portion came cracked despite being well wrapped which is why this got 4 stars instead of 5.
He's in it now! It warms up nicely. Finally got bulbs and emitter that will last. I'm in an old house and trying to keep him warm, and a couple thousand pinheads, 50 adult and 10 litters of dubias, 100's of mealworms and super worms.
I love the profile and double duty of this hide. It’s definitely my skink’s favorite spot. My initial order was damaged but a replacement was sent right away. Zen Habitats have top notch customer support.
Olive loves her new Zen Cave. It is very well made and sturdy. She spends most of her day basking on the slate top which absorbs heat from the lamps but not so much heat that it would burn her. I was really amazed when it arrived at how large it was and how well constructed. She is only 13” long now, but there is plenty of room inside for when she is full grown.
Had a great experience getting this item! I would definitely get another one. The stone stay warm to the touch under the basking lamp
She loves it!
Our bearded dragon loves the zen cave. I’ve been looking for a large hide like this for awhile.
Received this item with a corner of the slab chipped off. Tried reaching out twice to get a replacement with no response.. still usable but super bummed that it came broken and I'll have to use it that way.. would be a 5 star review if not broken/received a replacement slab.