Backgrounds & Ledges

A wide selection of backgrounds & ledges

 

Scroll down to view all, or narrow your search:

 

Backgrounds & Ledges
All Backgrounds & Ledges

Scroll down to view all, or narrow your search:

 

Backgrounds & Ledges
All Backgrounds & Ledges

 
 

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.
 

DISCONTINUED AT NEHERP!

Usually $14.99/ea
Clearance: $9.99/ea
 

Fluker's Bamboo Bars

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

Fluker's Bamboo Bars Fluker's Bamboo Bars
Click/tap to enlarge
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
NEHERP Staff Description:
These are the original magnetic feeder ledges, and we've been using them with success since 2010. Elevated feeder ledges allow Geckos to eat their prepared diet up off the ground, where they'd be finding food in nature. In addition, it keeps the Geckos off of the substrate layer, which helps to minimize the mess of a tipped-over food bowl. The magnets are super-strong, and hold up even fully grown Gargoyle, Crested, Tokay, and Phelsuma Geckos with ease. Since it's just Magnets holding the ledge up, removal for cleaning is a cinch. Although the 2oz cup is most commonly used, we've had good luck using the more shallow 1.5oz cups too, which helps bring the food closer to the top of the ledge for the Gecko. Suggested for enclosures with glass thickness of up to 1/4in thick which includes most aquariums (under 60 gallons) plus all of the terrariums from Exo Terra, Tetrafauna, and Zoo Med. We've found these also work on screen enclosures, although they are a little wiggly, due to the screen not being as stiff as glass.
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. Install or relocate in seconds with no glue or velcro. Made from 100% non-toxic materials in the USA. Magnetic force guaranteed for life. Maximize terrarium space while creating exciting terrariums with multiple units... then recreate them at will!
$19.99/ea Gecko Feeder Ledge
NEHERP Special: Select your choice of FREE cups:
On sale now!
Usually $19.99/ea
5% Off - $18.99/ea
NEHERP Special: Select your choice of FREE cups:
Sold Out!
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
Our replacement cups are up to 75% cheaper than elsewhere, when it comes time to re-order!

Magnaturals Planter Ledges

Instantly add a planting site to any terrarium or vivarium

Magnaturals Planter Ledges
Magnaturals Planter Ledges Plants For Magnaturals Planter Ledges
Plant photos are meant as a general reference only. Your specially selected plant will vary depending on our availability & your inhabitant species.
NEHERP Staff Description:
These larger ledges are great for any naturalistic terrarium, and are an easy way to add live herp-safe plants to an otherwise non-live enclosure. Even live vivariums can have these types of ledges added with success either "as is" (removable with magnets) or by incorporating the ledge into a custom background. In our opinion, it may be worth drilling a small hole in the bottom of the ledge cup to allow water to drain out unless you are using a water-tolerant plant, or working in an environment with lower humidity. (This is especially important for those with misting systems)
Show Live Plant Option Info ✓
NEW: Live Plant Options!
Live plants are now available as a drop-down option for all clients who purchase these ledges from us! If you select the "Ledge + Plant" option below, our experienced team of vivarium nerds will pull an appropriate plant species based upon the type of animal you are working with. Our best-selling Live NEHERP Moss is another option for those with very humid & brightly lit enclosures who want to surround the plant with some seriously great looking moss growth. The moss portion offered is about 4.25in X 4.25in, and is discounted slightly below purchasing it separately. Substrate is sold separately. (You'll only need around 16oz, or 1/8 gallon)
Important Info For Those Ordering Plants:
Ensure plant lighting requirements are met.
55% R/H + daily misting required for plants.
70%+ R/H + frequent misting required for moss.
Please review our perishable shipping policy
Important Info For Plant Options:
Minimum requirements for the plant option: 55% R/H + Daily Misting
Minimum requirements for the Moss option: 70%+ R/H + Frequent Misting
If temps are below 45F or over 85F, please check our perishable shipping policy
Small Medium
Small $22.99/ea
Select Option:
(Optional) If a live plant is selected, please specify the animal species you are working with so we can make an appropriate choice:
On Sale Now!
Small Usually $22.99/ea
13% Off - $19.99/ea
Select Option:
(Optional) If a live plant is selected, please specify the animal species you are working with so we can make an appropriate choice:
Sold Out!
Small - 8in Wide X 6.5in Deep X 3.75in High
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
Small Medium
Medium $27.99/ea
Select Option:
(Optional) If a live plant is selected, please specify the animal species you are working with so we can make an appropriate choice:
On Sale Now!
Medium Usually $27.99/ea
11% Off - $24.91/ea
Select Option:
(Optional) If a live plant is selected, please specify the animal species you are working with so we can make an appropriate choice:
Sold Out!
Medium - 14in Wide X 6.5in Deep X 3.75in High
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.

Magnaturals Rock Ledges

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

Magnaturals Rock Ledge Small Magnaturals Rock Ledge Medium Magnaturals Rock Ledges Large
Magnaturals Rock Ledge Small Magnaturals Rock Ledge Medium

Note: The graphic above is not to scale, and the difference between sizes is greater than it appears. Please check below the Add To Cart button for sizes.
NEHERP Staff Description:
Like all of the Magnaturals products, these can be added to live vivariums or standard enclosures with the same effect. The rock ledges can also be incorporated into custom backgrounds without much extra effort, if you are looking for a permanent solution for adding faux rock to a custom hardscape.
Manufacturer Description:
Perfect for all reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. 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.
Select An Option:
Small Medium Large
Small $20.99/ea
On Sale Now!
Small Usually $20.99/ea
8% Off - $19.31/ea
Sold Out!
Small - 8in X 4in - Supports up to 1lb
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
Small Medium Large
Medium $22.49/ea
On Sale Now!
Medium Usually $22.49/ea
7% Off - $20.91/ea
Sold Out!
Medium - 11in X 5in - Supports up to 1lb
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
Small Medium Large
Large $30.99/ea
On Sale Now!
Large Usually $30.99/ea
6% Off - $29.13/ea
Sold Out!
Large - 13in X 8in - Supports up to 2lbs
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
 

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
 
Custom Background Kit Examples Custom Background Kit Examples Custom Background Kit Examples
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.
 

Double Click/Tap To Hide Custom Background Examples

 
 
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
 
Custom Background Kit Examples Custom Background Kit Examples Custom Background Kit Examples
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!
 

Double Click/Tap To Hide Gecko Background Examples

 
 
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 detailed texture & plant growth performance on your custom background? Our background texture substrate is a carefully blended mixture of Canadian organic peat moss, shredded coconut husks, and coconut fiber, and is designed to add a more detailed texture than coconut fiber or peat could provide alone. The mix looks great on it's own even before plants grow on it, but it's also a great way to encourage Moss, Moss Slurry, epiphytic vines, and trailing plants to spread onto a custom background directly. (Shown in the drop-down examples above) Our Background Texture Mix is also included in our Custom Background Kits, as well as our Heavy Duty Background Kits.
 
Check out our DIY Custom Background Article for instructions on how to use this product!
 
SALE: 15% OFF EVERY QUANTITY!
Select Quantity:
Select Quantity:

NEHERP Modular Cork Planters

Specially selected cork rounds cut at neat 45° angles for use as background-mountable planters

NEHERP Modular Cork Custom Background NEHERP Modular Cork Custom Background
Hover over the image for large & small planter illustration
A New England Herpetoculture Product:
Our inexpensive modular cork planters allow vivarium builders to add a planting site anywhere they'd like on a background. These are compatible with Cork Tile Backgrounds, Custom Background Kits, and included (at a discount) in our Heavy Duty Background Kits. Depending on the type of background being created, Modular Cork Planters can be attached to an enclosure using either our high-tensile strength black silicone or using stainless steel hardware. If silicone is used, any excess "push out" adhesive can be coated with Background Texture Mix to help the planter blend more seamlessly into the background. Both sizes have one opening cut at a 45° angle for easy mounting. Once a planter is mounted it can be left empty to be used as a cave/ledge, or filled with substrate to contain live plants. Over time the roots of plants will grow out & onto the cork itself, creating an awesome grown-in effect. Click here for a bare background fitment photo of the above enclosure.
Show Supporting Links
Links To Supporting NEHERP Pages:
Custom BG Article HD Custom BG Article Vivarium Image Gallery
Links To Supporting Supplies:
Silicone Hardware BG Texture HD BG Kits
Select An Option:
Small Medium
Small $7.49/ea
On Sale Now!
Small Usually $7.49/ea
15% Off - $6.36/ea
Sold Out!
Small - 3-5in Length X 2-4in Diameter
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
Small Medium
Medium $10.49/ea
On Sale Now!
Medium Usually $10.49/ea
10% Off - $9.44/ea
Sold Out!
Medium - 6-8in Length X 2.5-5in Diameter
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
 

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.
 
Select Size:
Sold Out
SOLD OUT DUE TO IMPORT DIFFICULTIES.

Zoo Med Mushroom Ledges

Realistic mushroom ledges, firmly attached using silicone

Zoo Med Mushroom Ledges
NEHERP Staff Description:
These solid, strong, and light weight ledges are designed to replicate shelf fungus growing on a tree! (Check it out: Wikipedia Polyporales Fungi) Zoo Med's ledges are great for incorporating into custom backgrounds, heavy duty custom backgrounds, and directly on Zoo Med's tile backgrounds. These are directly compatible with our Custom Background & HD Background kits, and we'd recommend them to anyone looking for a quick & easy way to incorporate a simple ledge into their enclosure. Each package contains a small tube of black silicone for attaching the ledge to the enclosure.
Select An Option:
Small Large
Small $8.99/ea
On Sale Now!
Small Usually $8.99/ea
20% Off - $7.19/ea
Sold Out!
Small - 7in Wide, 4.5in Deep, 2in Tall
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
Small Large
Large $12.99/ea
On Sale Now!
Large Usually $12.99/ea
8% Off - $11.95/ea
Sold Out!
Large - 12in Wide, 6in Deep, 2.75in Tall
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
 

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.
 
Select Size:
Select Style:
Please Note: The 18x24in Cork Tile is sold out & backordered at the manufacturer, but the 18x24in Forest Tile is in stock!