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.
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.
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.