Reptile Supply Reviews

If you’re like most people today, you want to know all about something before you buy it. That usually means searching around online to read what other people have said about it. But it gets time-consuming to find all the different review sites, read the reviews and decide which ones are actually relevant to you.

Lucky for you, we’re doing that for you!

We’re finding both the good and bad things people say about the reptile supplies out there. And we’re focusing specifically on those suitable for box turtles. Then we’re summarizing our finding to make it easy for you to decide if a particular product is right for you.

But we’re not making recommendations for most products. We just present what we’ve found in an easy-to-digest manner. If we’ve used and loved a product, we might make an exception. But the main goal of our review section is just to make your life easier when you’re researching products for your box turtle.

And because there are so many products out there, we plan to compare similar ones to help you choose between them. That’s for the future, though.

For now, we’re focusing on reviews.

Here’s what we have so far:

HabitatsSubstrates/BeddingFood & InsectsSupplementsHeat & LightHumidity
Zoo Med Tortoise House – an easy-to-assemble home for your turtle. For use inside or outside.

Zoo Med Tortoise Play-Pen – an easy way to give your indoor box turtle safe “play-time” outside.

Penn Plax Tortoise Palace – A sturdy habitat made from MDF (medium density fiberboard). It’s roomy and has a glass panel in front for your turtle-viewing pleasure.

Penn Plax Tortoise Palace Stand – A strong base for your Tortoise Palace. It also has lots of storage space for your turtle supplies.

Zoo Med Eco Earth Bedding – a soft, coconut fiber bedding your box turtle will love to dig in.

Zoo Med Forest Floor – a cypress bark bedding that mimics, yes … a forest floor.

Zoo Med New Zealand Sphagnum Moss – a nice topping for other beddings that helps maintain humidity.

Zoo Med canned Box Turtle Food – a wet food with lots of fruits and veggies.

Zoo Med Natural Box Turtle Food – dry pellets without any artificial colors or preservatives.

Rep-Cal Box Turtle Food – A balanced food made especially for box turtles’ needs. Feed pellets dry or moistened.

Zoo Med Natural Forest Tortoise Food – also good for box turtles.

Zoo Med Tropical Fruit Mix-Ins – canned fruits to make foods more enticing to your box turtle.

Fluker’s Gourmet-Style Grasshoppers – canned grasshoppers for when you can’t (or don’t want to) feed live insects.

Zoo Med Can O’ Crickets – soft, easy-to-digest crickets provide protein without the risk of escaped crickets.

JurassiDiet Foods Gut-Load for Crickets & Other Prey – nutrient-rich food for live insects to make them more nutritious for your pet.

Zoo Med 10-inch Stainless Steel Feeding Tongs – makes feeding insects easier.

Zoo Med ReptiRamp Water Bowl – so your boxie always has fresh water available for drinking and soaking.

Zoo Med Reptivite with D3 – calcium, multi-vitamin, and D3 supplement for animals that don’t get enough UVB exposure.

Zoo Med Reptivite without D3 – calcium and vitamins without the extra D3.

Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3 – calcium plus D3, without other added vitamins.

Zoo Med Repti Calcium without D3 – just calcium; no extra vitamins or D3. Sometimes a little extra calcium is all your turtle needs.

JurassiDiet Gut Load – food for live prey to increase the insects’ nutritional value for your box turtle.

Zoo Med Turtle Bone – An all-natural calcium supplement that also helps keep your boxie’s beak trimmed.

Zoo Med Tortoise Calcium Block – A block of calcium with vegetables for your boxie to snack on.

Zoo Med Repti Basking Spot Lamp – provides a focused area of higher heat so your box turtle can bask.

Zoo Med ReptiHalogen Bulb – focuses heat into a basking area and provides UVA rays (but not UVB).

Zoo Med PowerSun UV Bulb – this mercury vapor lamp supplies heat and light, plus both UVA and UVB rays.

Zoo Med Ceramic Heat Emitter – Provide heat without light. Perfect for overnight use.

ReptiTemp 500R Thermostat – Automatic temperature control. Just set it and forget it.

ReptiTemp Digital Infrared Thermometer – Simple to use handheld thermometer helps you make sure your pet has a nice temperature gradient in his home.

ReptiTemp Rheostat – Offers better temperature control than a thermostat.

Zoo Med Reptile Lamp Stand – Hang your pet’s heat & light sources safely above his home.

ReptiSun 5.0 UVB Lamp (T8) – The perfect way to give your pet needed UVB rays.

ReptiSun 5 High Output UVB Lamp (T5) – Emits more UVB rays that can reach farther than the standard 5.0 lamp. Perfect for larger/taller habitats.

Zoo Med Night Light Red Heat Bulb – Provide overnight heat with a red bulb that won’t disrupt her day/night cycle.

Zoo Med Nocturnal IR Heat Lamp – A basking lamp without the bright light of other basking bulbs. Great for overnight use if needed.

Zoo Med Deep Dome Lamp Fixture – A deep dome with reflective coating to completely cover the bulb. It also directs more heat right where you aim it.

Zoo Med Mini Deep Dome Lamp Fixture – A smaller version of the deep dome fixture, it works well with the mini compact fluorescent bulbs.

Zoo Med Wire Cage Clamp Lamp Fixture – This fixture’s open design won’t overheat when used with high-heat bulbs.

Zoo Med Deluxe Porcelain Clamp Lamp – A dome lamp fixture with a porcelain socket to accommodate almost any bulb, and a clamp to attach it right to your pet’s habitat.

Zoo Med Thermometer & Humidity Gauge – Keep an eye on the temperature and humidity in your pet’s home with a single unit.

Zoo Med Repti Fogger Terrarium Humidifier – adjustable humidifier mists your turtle’s home to keep up humidity levels.

Zoo Med ReptiRain Automatic Misting Machine – this unit lets you set misting frequency (how often) and duration (how long each spray lasts) separately.

Check back soon …

We’ll be adding more reviews regularly!

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