Custom Terrarium Builds


Give us a call at 519-432-1600, email [email protected] or stop into the store and
talk to one of our staff members!


How it works

Let us know what tank you would like us to set up for you or bring in your own! We will completely set up your terrarium for your animal's specific needs while ensuring it looks great. If you have certain items you would like included in your set up we can incorporate those as well. The possibilities are endless, with a wide variety of live plants, driftwood, stones, leaf litter and other decor available we can assure you will have a unique miniature habitat in your home!

Why do a naturalistic terrarium?

Although a basic set-up works just fine so long as it is meeting all your animal's needs, nothing brings out natural and unique behaviours more than a naturalistic/bioactive setup. You may notice your lizards digging and foraging for bugs or your snake creating natural tunnels in the substrate! It also looks great! No more staring at a boring bare tank. You can watch not only your animal grow but your terrarium as well. As plants begin to grow and fill your tank, your clean-up crew begins to multiply!

What exactly is a bio-active terrarium?

A bio-active terrarium is essentially a living environment. Imagine trying to replicate the part of the world your animal is from within your enclosure. This includes everything from the correct substrate, live plants, hollow logs, branches, leaf litter, and bugs for clean-up crew!

You also may be wondering what exactly clean-up crew is. Clean up crew can refer to any little bug or microfauna that helps with breaking down waste within your tank, anything from reptile faeces to decaying plant matter and more. Some that are commonly used are springtails, isopods (commonly referred to as potato bugs or pillbugs), mealworm beetles, and earthworms. Don't worry these guys are completely harmless to your pets. Many isopods can come in a variety of colours and patterns as well!


We can discuss everything beforehand and make sure we are creating the best possible environment for your animal and ensure you are getting the most enjoyment out of your pet.


Pet Paradise London

  • 1080 Adelaide Street North
    London, ON
    N5Y 2N1 Canada

  • +1 519-432-1600

  • Hours of Operation
    Mon-Sat:      9:30 am - 8pm
    Sunday:      11:00 am - 6pm

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