Backgrounds & Ledges

A wide selection of backgrounds & ledges

 

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Backgrounds & Ledges
All Backgrounds & Ledges

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Backgrounds & Ledges
All Backgrounds & Ledges

 
 

Exo Terra Canopy Cave

An inexpensive & easy to install background cave

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The Exo Terra Canopy Cave creates a multi-level habitat. Tree-dwelling reptiles and amphibians are often reluctant to use ground-level caves for hiding or nesting. A proper hiding area is an essential feature of a natural terrarium. Without a safe spot to hide and sleep reptiles and amphibians will easily develop stress that will effect their activity and appetite. Stressed reptiles are able to retreat in this elevated and secure hide-out, experiencing the opportunity to regain their strength. When filled Spagnum or NEHERP Moss, the Canopy Cave is extremely suitable as a moist nesting hide for tree dwelling reptiles and amphibians to deposit their eggs. A convenient clip-system allows you to remove the hide and check for your animals or their eggs without compromising their nesting behavior. A static-cling is included to cover the spyhole and darken the interior of the cave to provide more privacy to the residing animal in order to prevent stress. The spyhole allows you to check your animals or their eggs without disturbing them by simply peeling the upper 1/3 of the privacy panel downward, taking a peek, and than restoring it in the original position. Dimensions: 5in W X 3in D X 6in H
 
$14.99/ea
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(Backordered at the manufacturer)
 

Exo Terra Canopy Combo Dish

A terrarium-wall mountable feeder & water dish

Exo Terra Canopy Combo Dish
The Exo Terra Canopy Combo Dish is a convenient food and water dish combo that can be mounted at any desired height. Simply stick the self-adhesive clip to the glass of your terrarium and mount the dish to provide your reptiles with a convenient food and water facility. Fill the small compartment with Gecko Food or nectar, mashed fruits, vitamin & mineral mixes etc. The larger compartment is a water dish, with built-in safety steps to help prevent smaller geckos or feeding insects from drowning. The clip-system allows you to easily remove and clean the food & water dish.
 
Instructions:
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1) Clean the surface of the terrarium glass. Remove the protective backing and carefully position the self-adhesive clip in the desired location. 2) Make sure the tape is pressed evenly against the terrarium glass and that no air bubbles are showing. Press the self-adhesive part firmly against the glass panel for at least 30 seconds. 3+4) Wait a few moments and make sure the tape is attached firmly to the terrarium before suspending the Canopy or Elevated product.
 
$14.99/ea
 

Exo Terra Canopy Worm Dish

A terrarium-wall mountable worm feeder dish

Exo Terra Canopy Worm Dish
The Exo Terra Canopy Worm Dish is an elevated, escape-free worm feeder-dish that can be mounted at any desired height. Simply stick the self-adhesive clip to the glass of your terrarium and mount the feeder-dish to provide your reptiles constantly with Phoenix Worms, Superworms, Mealworms, or Waxworms.
 
Instructions:
(Corresponding with the image above right)
1) Clean the surface of the terrarium glass. Remove the protective backing and carefully position the self-adhesive clip in the desired location. 2) Make sure the tape is pressed evenly against the terrarium glass and that no air bubbles are showing. Press the self-adhesive part firmly against the glass panel for at least 30 seconds. 3+4) Wait a few moments and make sure the tape is attached firmly to the terrarium before suspending the Canopy or Elevated product.
 
$14.99/ea
 

Exo Terra Elevated Outcrops

Realistic, removable rock ledges for mounting to any clean glass surface

Exo Terra Elevated Outcrops
The Exo Terra Elevated Outcrop provides reptiles with an additional elevated basking area and increased 3-D dwelling space. The Elevated Outcrop enables your animals to get closer to the heat and UV emitting bulbs, maximizing UV- and thermoregulation. Reptiles and amphibians can use the Elevated Outcrop as a raised lookout as well as a safe sleeping spot, experiencing an increased feeling of safety and reduced overnight stress. Available in small (6.25"W X 6.25"D X 3.5"H), and medium (8.25"W X 7.25"D X 3.25"H) sizes.
 
Instructions:
(Corresponding with the image above right)
1) Clean the surface of the terrarium glass. Remove the protective backing and carefully position the self-adhesive clip in the desired location. 2) Make sure the tape is pressed evenly against the terrarium glass and that no air bubbles are showing. Press the self-adhesive part firmly against the glass panel for at least 30 seconds. 3+4) Wait a few moments and make sure the tape is attached firmly to the terrarium before suspending the Canopy or Elevated product.
 
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Exo Terra Rock Terrarium Background

An inexpensive, lightweight, & easy to use background

Exo Terra Rock Terrarium Background
The Rock Terrarium Background from Exo Terra is an easy to cut background that has an incredible natural look. It creates a multi-dimensional habitat that is ideal for climbing reptiles or it can be simply used to beautify the natural look of the terrarium. Like all Exo Terra natural terrarium decorations, the color and texture of the Rock Terrarium Background has been chosen to create a perfectly harmonized environment, humid or dry. The deep ridges in the back are perfect to hide wires or tubing from pumps or Heat Wave Rocks. The background is made from black polystyrene, so it will not be obvious when the background is accidentally damaged (white polystyrene is very obvious when the coating is damaged). Polystyrene has the advantage of providing insulation and is easy to cut to fit any size of terrarium.
 
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Fluker's Bamboo Bars

Easily positionable Bamboo Bars are another way to add levels/ledges to your enclosure!

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Manufacturer Description
Fluker's Bamboo Bars look and feel like real bamboo, making a reptile feel right at home. The Bamboo is spring-loaded, which enables the bar to expand and retract from 10.5" to 15" when placed in a terrarium. The Bamboo contains pivoting suction cups on both ends, enabling the bar to fit almost anywhere.
 
Fluker's Bamboo Bar 2-Pack $7.99
 

Magnaturals Gecko Feeder Ledges

Realistic, lightweight faux-granite ledges with built-in feeding stations

Magnaturals Gecko Feeder Ledges
Manufacturer Description
The Gecko Ledge was designed for crested geckos but can be used for all other wall climbers. It holds two 2oz disposable cups that can be reused several times before being replaced.
 
NEHERP Description
We use these a lot in-house to offer Repashy Gecko Diet, and can't say a bad thing about them. Size: 9" X 4.75"
 
Gecko Feeder Ledge $19.99/ea
 

Magnaturals Planter Ledges

An excellent choice for any naturalistic terrarium build

Magnaturals Planter Ledges
Manufacturer Description
Designed to hold a standard 4" pot. You can place the pot inside the Planter Ledge or remove the plant from the pot and directly plant it. Live plants in your terrarium not only allow you to create a more natural environment for your pet, they increase terrarium humidity and provide hiding space. The Medium Planter Ledge has a ledge in addition to a planter so your terrarium pet can bask or hide under the plant foliage.
 
NEHERP Description
Awesome for any naturalistic terrarium. If you'll be using an automated misting system in conjunction with this ledge, it's worth drilling a small hole in the bottom to ensure water won't pool inside (killing the plant). We've always got a bunch of live plants available. Small Planter Ledge - Size 8"W X 6.5"D X 3.75"H | Medium Planter Ledge - Size 14"W x 6.5"D x 3.75"H
 
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Magnaturals Rock Ledges

Realistic, lightweight faux-granite ledges are attached using magnets for easy maintenance

Magnaturals Rock Ledges
Perfect for all reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates up to 1 pound! Take advantage of the vertical terrarium climbing space as well as giving your terrarium pet a natural outlet for their climbing behavior. MagNaturals Rock Ledges will create a beautiful, natural and beneficial addition to your pets environment. Install or relocate in seconds using non-toxic, guaranteed-for-life magnets. Easy to clean, easy to use, and a great way to maximize terrarium space.
 
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NEHERP Custom Background Kits

Everything needed to build a great looking custom background

Custom Background Kit For 24x18x36 Enclosures

Example Shown: 24x18x36 Custom Background Decor Kit without optional wood decor
 
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The above examples were built using our Custom Background kits with either Cork, Ghostwood, or Malaysian Driftwood. In our experience, Cork is often easiest to work with because it's easy to cut & shape even using hand tools and/or knives. Ghostwood can have beautiful results with a little more effort, and it's fairly light weight make affixing it to glass (w/silicone) fairly straightforward. Malaysian driftwood is often the most difficult to work with due to heavy weight, increased density (difficult to cut), and lack of detail on smaller pieces.
 

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Our custom background decor kits include everything necessary to build a spectacular live vivarium background. Each kit includes the (optional) builder's choice of either a specially selected cork bark assortment, or a suitable number of appropriately selected pieces of Ghostwood. By specifying the inhabitant species you'll be working with, our staff can further narrow the search for the perfect wood decor (if selected) to match. For larger Reptile inhabitants (~6in+), we'd recommend using the Gecko Background Kit instead.
 
 

NEHERP Heavy Duty Vivarium Background Kits

Everything needed to build a great looking, durable, semi-custom background

 
Gecko Terrarium Background Kit For 18x18x24 Enclosures

Example Shown: 18x18x24 Kit
 
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The above enclosures are relatively inexpensive examples of what can be built using our Gecko Background Kits. Each uses a typical NEHERP Vivarium Plant Kit, Substrate Base Kit, Lighting Kit, and an additional piece of cork wood or two to help push that extra bit of realism. Note that the Gecko vivarium uses very hardy plants, and now even 16 months later, the vivarium, all of it's plants, and it's background are still going strong! It's admittedly not as intricately detailed as a vivarium planted for a smaller species with more delicate plants used, but we think it looks great considering!
 

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This kit is the easier-to-accomplish of the two different custom background types we offer. Designed specifically for larger Geckos & similar species, this is a perfect background solution for even heavier inhabitants with claws. These heavy duty semi-custom background kits utilize cork backgrounds, modular cork planters, our NEHERP Background Texture Mix, and the tools necessary to get the job done. Each planter is completely unique, and can be affixed to the background using the included food-grade stainless steel hardware, and sealed further with the included silicone adhesive. Once attached to the cork background, any exposed silicone can have our Background Texture Mix pressed into it, for a great way to seamlessly blend the parts together. After waiting 24 hours for the silicone to cure, any excess Background Mix can be simply shaken off, revealing a planter location which doubles as a perch for arboreal species. There's often enough silicone left over to attach another decor item (or two) to the cork tile background, so your creative imagination is the limit! By specifying the inhabitant species you'll be working with, our staff can further narrow the search for the perfect cork planter to match. Purchasing a kit will save about 5% over purchasing things separately.
 
 

NEHERP Custom Vivarium Background Texture Mix

Specifically formulated to add a dark, detailed texture to custom terrarium backgrounds

NEHERP Custom Background Texture Mix
Want more detail in your background than standard fine coconut fiber? Our new custom background texture substrate is a carefully mixed blend of Canadian organic peat moss, shredded coconut husks, and coconut fiber. The peat moss helps make the mixture darker, while shredded coconut husks add a more detailed texture than coconut fiber can provide alone. With our mix's ingredients, most epiphytic vines & trailing plants will be able to climb up & grow on a custom background with ease.
 
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NEHERP Modular Cork Planters

Specially Selected Cork Rounds Cut At Neat 45° Angles For Use As Mountable Background Planters & Ledges

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A quick & easy way to add a realistic planter or ledge to a Cork Background or Custom Background, in any type of enclosure. Custom backgrounds will have these attached using silicone, but when using a Cork Tile Background, they can either be attached using silicone, or stainless steel hardware. Once mounted, the planter can either be filled with appropriate substrate for whatever plant will be planted within, or used alone as a hide or ledge. Available in two different sizes, with each being cut at 45° angles, for easy mounting. Click here for an a bare background fitment photo of the above enclosure.
 
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Rolled Double-Sided Tropical / Boulder Background Material

High quality thick rolled background material

Rolled Terrarium Background Material
These backgrounds are available in 19" and 24" heights, available by the foot or 50' roll. One side has a glossy photo quality rainforest theme, and the other shows a matte-finish gray boulder scene. An inexpensive way to add some realism & hiding cover for your inhabitant species. Above right photo shows a live vivarium with a Zoo Med Cork Tile Background on back panel, with roll background material on the sides. Easily affixed to enclosures with scotch or electrical tape. The same (or better) quality that's sold in pet shops for $3.99+ per foot!
 
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Tree Fern Panels

High quality tree fern plaques with tons of uses

Tree Fern Panels
A new arrival at NEHERP, these high quality tree fern panels are available in three sizes for your convenience. Commonly used to mount orchids & other epiphytic plants, and for use in custom vivarium backgrounds. Lasts long term in even the most humid conditions.
 
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SOLD OUT DUE TO IMPORT DIFFICULTIES.
 

Zoo Med Mushroom Ledges

Realistic mushroom ledges, firmly attached using silicone

Zoo Med Mushroom Ledge
Manufacturer Description
Creates an elevated perch for reptiles and amphibians. Includes black silicone adhesive for attaching to terrarium wall. Small size is 4.5" X 7", and large size is 6" X 12".
 
NEHERP Description
Great for mounting to custom backgrounds, and Zoo Med's tile background! Learn all about the process on our custom background DIY page.
 
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Zoo Med Cork & Forest Tile Backgrounds

Our best selling & favorite "drop in" vivarium background

Zoo Med Cork & Forest Tile Backgrounds
Cork Tile Background shown left, Forest Tile Background shown right
Manufacturer Description
Natural Forest & Cork Tile panels for terrarium/vivarium backgrounds. Panels are pre-cut to fit Zoo Meds Naturalistic Terrariums or can be cut for custom sizes. Perfect for high-humidity environments as they are highly resistant to mold or mildew. Use several panels for large enclosures. Four sizes available.
 
NEHERP Description
If you are considering the drop-in background route, these are our favorite type to use, and provide a more durable background solution for larger inhabitants than a Custom Background could. The difference between the cork tile & forest tile backgrounds is color & texture, with the cork tile having a thicker, lighter pattern than the forest tile. Both function identically, and are about 5/8"-3/4" thick. If you are working with a live vivarium, epiphytic plants will root to these backgrounds if the enclosures are humid & misted often. These backgrounds can be carefully cut-down to fit any enclosure size. For permanently installing these on an enclosure, we suggest resting the terrarium on it's back panel, adding a few lines of silicone where the background will go, and settling a book or two on top of the cork panel to ensure a tight-fit. Our new modular cork planters can easily be added to a cork tile background to add extra dimension, and a place to mount live or artificial plants.
 
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Please Note: The 18x24in Cork Tile is sold out & backordered at the manufacturer, but the 18x24in Forest Tile is in stock!