Environment is Critical
We focus heavily on providing a physically and mentally healthy environment for our animals. This means we often have to compromise quantity of animals in order to provide space that ensures quality of life for the species we do manage.
Part of captive management of reptiles or any animal is properly replicating their natural environment so as to compliment their evolved needs. We are always seeking to expand and improve care through environment.
It's no secret there is no substitute for natural sunlight, ample space with live plant life, and fresh air. Thus, for species that have evolved in the wild to live in a similar climate to that which they are managed in captivity it is best to keep them outdoors as much as possible. We do our best to keep as many species safely outdoors as possible during the warmer months.
Ideally every species we manage would be given the opportunity to reside outdoors year round, however, that is not always possible with a collection of species from a diverse range of climates. Therefore, we do have indoor enclosures for animals to either overwinter or reside year round. For the animals that live indoors our goal is to ensure they have ample space to exhibit their healthy natural behaviors such as burrowing, climbing, basking, digging, etc.
Our every indoor enclosure has the highest quality artificial UVB/UVA lighting available on the market. Each enclosure is either custom made, Exo-Terra Terrariums, or the premium PVC enclosures from Kages Custom Reptile Enclosures. Each Kages Enclosure was designed specifically by TC to have appropriate ventilation yet hold heat and maintain healthy thermal gradients for the species managed.