While what you put inside your herp's terrarium is very important, the accessories you use outside the enclosure are important as well. A terrarium stand isn't a necessary addition, but it is a very useful one with a number of benefits for both you and your herp.
The most notable benefit a terrarium stand offers is safety. Stands are made from durable materials such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or steel, and they are designed to give your terrarium stability. Their sturdy construction will ensure that your terrarium cannot tip or be knocked over.
They are also made to withstand the weight of a terrarium. Many terrariums, especially larger ones, will end up being very heavy, and a regular table may not be able to support the weight. With a stand designed especially for terrariums, you never have to worry that the table will break or give under the weight of the tank.
In addition to being sturdier, terrarium stands will also keep your reptile away from danger. Children may inadvertently harm your herp if they can get to it easily, and a stand will keep your herp's enclosure up higher and away from danger. It will also ensure that an overly curious animal, such as a dog or cat, doesn't accidentally knock the habitat over, releasing your herp and possibly injuring or killing it.
Terrarium stands are also convenient. They solve the problem of where to put the terrarium, especially for larger terrariums that won't easily fit on a table or shelf, and they can free up space that would otherwise have to be used for the tank. This can be especially useful for those reptile owners who have more than one tank, as some stands, such as the Titan Eze Metal Terrarium Double Stand, are made to hold two terrariums.
Reptile owners know that they need a number of supplies to maintain their pet's habitat, and terrarium stands with storage areas, such as shelves and cupboards, maximize usable space as well as provide organization and reduce clutter. Some stands have cupboards to keep all of your herp's supplies out of sight in one handy, easy-to-access place; off of shelves, countertops, and tables in your home. These types of stands also provide a functional, attractive way to conceal your terrarium equipment. Open-backed cupboards allow for easy setup of plumbing equipment in addition to providing storage space.
As well as being safer and more convenient than a regular table or countertop, terrarium stands can also enhance both the look of your home and of your reptile's habitat. A visually appealing stand, such as the Metal Terrarium Double Stand, will showcase the habitat, making it an attractive focal point in the room and drawing attention to your reptiles. Terrarium stands will allow you to show off all the work you have put into making your herp a great home!