The scaly inhabitants of EcoVivarium offer children a tactile interaction that’s rare at public museums. Even the San Diego Zoo keeps most of the inhabitants of its Reptile House behind glass. Nowicke said she hopes the experience teaches visitors to better appreciate these unusual, misunderstood and, in many cases, quite affectionate animals.
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Light is an important aspect of keeping your pet reptile or amphibian healthy. In nature, reptiles and amphibians have evolved to take advantage of sunlight in many different ways, primarily as a source of heat and UVB radiation, both of which aid metabolic processes. In captivity, lighting is primarily used with three different goals in mind: to provide heat, to provide UVB radiation, or as lighting for a vivarium.
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, also known as moonlight basking bulbs, are incandescent bulbs perfect for increasing the ambient temperature of a terrarium, vivarium, or enclosure to ensure your pet reptile or amphibian receives the correct overnight temperature. These special low- visibility heat bulbs eliminate the chance that your pet reptile or amphibian are kept awake by excess light, while enjoying the economic price of an incandescent bulb. Nighttime basking bulbs are perfect for those reptiles or amphibians that prefer above room temperature nocturnal temps, including but not limited to leopard geckos, ball pythons, hermit crabs, and some invertebrates.
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The East Bay Vivarium's Travelling Reptile Program presents fun and educational programs to classrooms, preschools, high schools, colleges, television shows, scouting programs, fraternal organizations, and community groups. Our one-hour program features between 20 and 30 amazing creatures. We teach natural history, animal husbandry and safety. We can vary our program to emphasize specific topics such as rainforest and desert ecology, evolution and adaptation, animals in the classroom and even dinosaurs (the big scaley examples are not available - sorry! Look out your window for the feathery dinosaurs, though!).Mac’s story is similar to many of the EcoVivarium inhabitants. Nowicke said many people buy reptiles when they’re cute little babies, never realizing how large they’ll grow, how expensive they’ll become to feed, how much training they need to avoid aggressive behavior, and how long they’ll live. Most live about 25 years, but Ninja, a 1-year-old African sulcata tortoise who inhabits a pyramid-shaped enclosure, can live 80 years and grow to 250 pounds.