Discussion in 'Enclosures, Heating & Lighting' started by outcold720, Jun 8, 2004.
Whats the differenc between terrariums and vivariums?
As described in the Websters dictionary,
Terrarium: a usually transparent enclosure for keeping or raising plants or usually small animals (as turtles) indoors.
Vivarium: a terrarium used especially for small animals
Isn't that the other way around?
yeah i though it was the other way around too????
well this is quoted from the online webster's dictionary. http://www.m-w.com/
Vivarium: an enclosure for keeping or raising and observing animals or plants indoors. Generally made up of 50 percent each water & land. Usually won't see any plastic plants in one of these setups.
Check this site out: http://www.poison-frogs.nl/e03.html
Terrarium: a vivarium without standing water, generally 10% or less water. Can also be any transparent more or less sealed enclosure.
Ok, does that help the confusion?
Separate names with a comma.