Selecting the ideal terrarium is key to providing a comfortable home for your PacMan frog. There are certain features a Pacman frog terrarium should have. This article will discuss those features and help you select the ideal PacMan frog terrarium.
PacMan frogs tend to live most of their life buried down in the jungle floor, and are not very active in the wild. They typically stay in one spot for long periods of time hunkered down waiting on passing food prey to grab a quick meal. Because of a relatively sedentary life, PacMan frogs do not require an elaborate terrarium.
Let’s go over a few things to consider when selecting the ideal PacMan frog terrarium.
Size and Features of the Ideal PacMan Frog Terrarium
Since PacMan frogs have long periods of inactivity, they do not require much terrarium space. Typically, a 20-gallon long starter tank is plenty of room for one adult male PacMan frog.
Try to keep in mind that each adult PacMan frog needs at least one square foot of space per frog. This is a minimum so try to provide a little more than this if feasible.
The preferred terrarium of choice for many frog enthusiasts today is the Exo Terra Short 18″ x 18″ x 18″ All-Glass Terrarium, which is the perfect size for an adult PacMan frog (male or female). The terrarium features a screen top, handy doors on the front for easy access (more on this in a bit), and wire/tube inlets for heating devices or water features.
The ideal terrarium should also be able to accommodate devices needed to keep the PacMan frog healthy, happy, and safe.
Proper Materials for an Ideal PacMan Frog Terrarium
The best materials to use for a PacMan frog terrarium is either glass or plastic. The most basic terrarium to use for a PacMan frog is a simple plastic bin, such as a 6 quart plastic storage container. This type of terrarium is cheap, light, and very easy to maintain. It is the preferred method of housing PacMan frogs for breeders and enthusiasts that have many PacMan frogs.
The preferred housing method to show off a PacMan frog is an attractive glass terrarium with a realistic, yet functional environment. The Exo Terra 18″ x 18″ x 18″ Terrarium is an excellent choice with great features.
Select materials that can withstand wet, humid conditions, and it is very important to avoid using any material that could be toxic or otherwise harm the PacMan frog.
Accessibility of the Ideal PacMan Frog Terrarium
Having the ability to access the inside of the terrarium is a very important consideration. Good accessibility is key for feeding the PacMan frog and for regular maintenance, such as changing out the water or substrate when needed.
If using a plastic storage container or a fish aquarium, the only way to access the terrarium is from the top. If using the Exo Terra All-Glass Terrarium, there is access from the top and from the front via swing-out doors. These ease of access makes it very easy to feed the PacMan frog, and cleaning is a breeze.
Ease of Maintenance of the Ideal PacMan Frog Terrarium
Going along with good accessibility, ease of maintenance is also important. Ideally, the terrarium should be easy to maintain and clean. Cleanliness is crucial because an unsanitary terrarium can harbor bacteria that can be harmful to the PacMan frog and even the owner. Not to mention the possible bad smell and attraction of unwanted insects.
Think about several factors when selecting a terrarium, such as:
- How will the terrarium be set-up?
- What heating and/or water devices will be used?
- What substrate will be used?
- How will the terrarium be maintained?
Surely, you want to have an efficient and effective plan for routine maintenance. Selecting the appropriate terrarium will help with that process. Having a terrarium that is difficult to maintain could become more work than enjoyment. Remember to keep things easy and relatively simple.
Selecting the Ideal PacMan Frog Terrarium
As mentioned above, there are quite a few things to consider when selecting the ideal PacMan frog terrarium. It basically comes down to functionality, ease of maintenance, and budget concerns.
There are many excellent choices available for an ideal terrarium in the pet industry.