Reptile Enclosure Care & Resource Sheets | Zen Habitats

We know you love your pet! We have curated a collection of care guides and articles from trusted resources as well as collaboration pieces between experts and Zen Habitats to help you provide the best care possible. All content is for your information and benefit. When it comes to medical care, please see your vet.
Click on the species below to learn more about the animal as well as proper care and husbandry practices!

Ball Python Care Sheet provided by ReptiFiles

Ball pythons are a terrestrial species of constricting snake native to regions of eastern, central, and western Africa.

Bearded Dragon Care Sheet by ReptiFiles

Bearded dragons are lizards native to eastern and central Australia. They can be found in a variety of habitats,

Blue-tongued Skink Care Sheet provided by ReptiFiles

Blue-tongued skinks are a group of diurnal, terrestrial lizards found throughout Australia and parts of Indonesia.

Boa Care Sheet provided by ReptiFiles

Boas are a semi-arboreal species of constricting snake native to Central and South America. Boas are also known as “red-tailed boas” or “boa constrictors,

Chahoua Gecko Care Sheet Provided by Reptifiles

Chahoua geckos are a nocturnal, omnivorous, arboreal lizard native to the islands of Grande Terre and Isle of Pines in New Caledonia.

Chinese Water Dragon Care Sheet provided by ReptiFiles

Chinese water dragons are an arboreal lizard native to tropical broadleaf forests near freshwater lakes and streams. They are known for their stunning green color, and males are particularly striking, with a large crested head and spikes down the length of their spine.

Corn Snake Care Sheet provided by ReptiFiles

Corn snakes are a nonvenomous, terrestrial species of constricting snake native to the southeastern United States.

Crested Gecko Care Sheet provided by ReptiFiles

Crested geckos are an arboreal species of gecko native to New Caledonia, a group of islands between Fiji and Australia.

Hognose Snake Care Sheet provided by ReptiFiles

North American hognose snakes are fossorial (burrowing) colubrid snakes native to southern Canada, northern Mexico, and most of the United States.

King Snake Care Sheet Provided by Reptifiles

Kingsnakes are a nonvenomous, terrestrial species of snake native to many areas of North America, particularly in the United States and Mexico. There are many different types of kingsnake — about 45 recognized subspecies! They have been found in just about every type of environment, from swamps to grasslands, and are excellent climbers as well as swimmers.

Leopard Gecko Care Sheet provided by ReptiFiles

Leopard geckos are a crepuscular, ground-dwelling lizard native to semi-desert and arid grassland areas of Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan.

Panther Chameleon Care Sheet provided by Reptifiles

Panther chameleons are an arboreal species of chameleon native to forested areas in the northern third of Madagascar.

Uromastyx Care Sheet Provided by ReptiFiles

Uromastyx (also known as spiny-tailed lizards or dhabs) are a group of heat-loving, diurnal lizards native to North Africa and the Middle East.

Veiled Chameleon Care Sheet provided by Reptifiles

Veiled chameleons are an arboreal species of chameleon native to Yemen and southern Saudi Arabia.

Bearded Dragon Hydration: What You Need to Know

Although there is a wealth of knowledge available on the internet on the care and husbandry of Bearded Dragons, one important topic is still under-explored: Bearded Dragon Hydration.

Weather, Fire, and Other Emergencies: Ensuring Your Reptiles’ Health

Take steps now to protect your reptiles during future emergency situations.

Ball Python Tips From Zen Animal Care Manager

Animal Care Manager Kasey includes the Ball Python on her list of favorite reptiles.

Bearded Dragon Complete Food Guide

Our complete food guide for a happy and healthy bearded dragon!

Bearded Dragon Complete Substrate Guide

Picking the right substrate for your bearded dragon doesn't have to be difficult!

Baby Bearded Dragon Care Guide

There are a few key differences between taking care of a baby and adult bearded dragon. This guide will help you prepare for your baby bearded dragon's new home!

How To Create A Bearded Dragon Bioactive Terrarium

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about creating a bioactive enclosure setup for your bearded dragon.

Bearded Dragon Solid Substrate Guide

A complete guide to creating a solid substrate for your bearded dragon!

Bearded Dragon Complete Lighting and Heating Guide

Lighting is essential to any reptile habitat. Our complete bearded dragon lighting and heating guide will help you prepare your setup for your reptile’s home.

Emerging Fungal, Parasitic, and Bacterial Reptile Diseases

New reptile diseases and classifications of illness are continually emerging. With that, a veterinarian's knowledge base is constantly growing as they learn more.

Purposes of Reptile Skin and Scales Are More Than Skin Deep

Our knowledge of reptile skin and scales only scratches the surface for many of us. Their outer layering provides functionality and protection in numerous ways.

Your Healthy Snake

According to Kasey, Zen Habitats Animal Care Manager and Certified Veterinary Technician, you can observe your snake’s behavior, body condition, activity level, skin and shedding, and bowel movement and urination to monitor its overall health.

Snake Tips for New Owners

Getting your first snake can be daunting. You probably have questions. What kind of enclosure and accessories do I need to have for them? How do I take care of my pet?

Bearded Dragon Basics For New Owners

Getting your first reptile pet can be daunting. You probably have questions. What’s the right pet for me? What kind of enclosure and accessories do I need to have for them? How do I take care of my pet?

Beardie Tips From Zen Habitats Animal Care Manager

Animal Care Manager Kasey lists the beardie as one of her five favorite reptiles.

BeWild: Metabolic Bone Disease

Nicole D’Avignon is Co-Director, BeWild Exotic Animal Education and Rescue and an Exotic Species Specialist on her way to vet school, BeWild is one of the rescues supported by the Zen Habitats Reptile Relief program.

Kasey's Corner Q&A: Blue-Tongued Skinks

Kasey, Zen's Animal Care Manager and CVT, answers your questions about Blue-tongued Skinks including why they have blue tongues, of they are good for beginner reptile owners, and what their personalities are like!

Blue-tongued Skink is the Cheese

Lorelei, a friend of Zen Habitats, completely wins for having one of the best names we’ve heard of for a Blue-tongued skink, or any reptile for that matter.

Corn Snake Tips from Zen Animal Care Manager

Animal Care Manager Kasey includes the Corn Snake on her list of five favorite reptiles.

Getting a Corn Snake

Animal Care Manager Kasey includes the Corn Snake on her list of five favorite reptiles.

Crestie Tips from Zen Habitats Animal Care Manager

Animal Care Manager Kasey includes the Crested Gecko on her list of five favorite reptiles.

Chameleon Basics for New Owners

Getting your first reptile pet can be daunting. You probably have questions. What’s the right pet for me? What kind of enclosure and accessories do I need to have for them? How do I take care of my pet? Zen Habitats spoke with Tricia Koczor, one of our gurus and creator of Reptilian Garden on YouTube, about chameleons and what you need to know so your pet can be happy and healthy!

Kasey's Corner Q&A: Tegus and Their Care

Kasey, Zen Habitats Animal Care Manager and a certified veterinary technician, answers your questions about Tegus. Native to South America and Central America and growing as large as 4.5', Tegus are highly intelligent and inquisitive reptiles that are excellent pets that should be kept by experienced keepers. See Kasey answer these questions on YouTube!

5 Freedoms Every Reptile Needs

In a recent article, our friends at Reptiles Magazine highlighted freedoms that all our reptile friends deserve. The article discusses the importance of five things that ensure the well-being of reptiles and other animals, as recommended by the UK’s Farm Animal Welfare Council.

Your Healthy Turtle

According to Kasey, Zen Habitats Animal Care Manager and Certified Veterinary Technician, you can observe your turtle’s behavior, body condition, activity level, skin and shedding, and bowel movement and urination to monitor its overall health.

Five Cool Reptiles 

Our Animal Care Manager Kasey selected five reptiles she thinks are the coolest!

Zen Mat: Quick and Easy Cleaning 

There are many reasons to have a Zen Habitats Zen Mat. The fact that it’s incredibly easy to keep clean makes it a must have for your pet’s 4’x2’x2’ enclosure.

Getting a Ball Python

Animal Care Manager Kasey includes the Ball Python on her list of favorite reptiles.

Uromastyx Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats uromastyx enclosures!

Chahoua Gecko Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats chahoua gecko enclosures!

Crested Gecko Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats crested gecko enclosures!

Hognose Snake Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats hognose snake enclosures!

Leopard Gecko Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats leopard gecko enclosures!

Panther Chameleon Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats panther chameleon enclosures!

Veiled Chameleon Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats veiled chameleon enclosures!

Blue-Tongued Skink Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats blue-tongued skink enclosures!

Boa Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats boa enclosures!

King Snake Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats king snake enclosures!

Ball Python Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats ball python enclosures!

Bearded Dragon Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats bearded dragon enclosures!

Corn Snake Enclosures

Explore Zen Habitats corn snake enclosures!