Caging

There are lots of different shapes, sizes, and cage materials used and because of the High Humidity some work better than others. I like to house my adult Chondro's in a Vivarium that is 2ft x 2ft x 2ft but this is by no means the only way to do so. Cages made out of Wood after a while will tend to soak up any moisture, so this is perhaps not the ideal material to use, but can be easily worked. Laminating the inside of the cage with a water proof material works well.

Cages made out of Plastic will not degrade like wood and will last longer, they are also easy to clean and hold the humidity very well. Although plastic has a lower 'R' value compared to wood it still insulates well enough, being a good cage for housing Chondro's.

Glass cages have a poor 'R' value, but many keepers house there Chondro's in glass cages, which shows the animal and all its beauty well.

Plastic Vivariums

Made from one piece moulded plastic with built in adjustable vents and sliding glass doors, is suitable for most herps but is ideal for rain forest species as the moisture will not cause the vivarium to rot as with wood based vivariums. The base of the vivarium will hold water if required.
The Vivarium front is angled to allow better viewing while still maintaining as large floor area as possible.