Zilla Desert Reptile Terrarium Starter Kit with Light & Heat, 10-gal

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Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars
$79.95 (-20%)Chewy Price
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MaterialPlastic, GlassMetal, GlassMetal, GlassAcrylicPlastic, Acrylic
Capacity (Max)15-gal13-lbs17-lbs3.3-gal

About This Item


  • Complete kit lets you get started raising desert-dwelling reptiles from juveniles, with glass enclosure, substrate, lights, gauge and set-up guide.
  • Includes two 5.5-inch dome light fixtures with a white daytime basking bulb and a black nighttime warming bulb to keep your pal warm all day and night.
  • Humidity and temperature gauge makes it easy to maintain a perfect environment to help keep your pal healthy.
  • Odor-absorbing liner is easy to clean and non-abrasive, and is perfect to add other accessories like bowls, plants and other décor.
  • Substrate is easy to clean and non-abrasive, and is perfect to add other accessories like bowls, plants and other décor.

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Questions & Answers

27 Customer Questions

Could I use this for a ball python?
Answer by ChewyDec 02, 2017
This complete kit comes with a USA-made screened glass enclosure and must-have essentials to raise juvenile desert-dwelling reptiles like beardies, geckos, and snakes. This 10 gallon terrarium measures 20 x 10 x 12 inches and would be too small for a ball python. Most growing and grown python would need a 10 or 30 gallon terrarium.

Does this work for leopard gekos i thought they don't need light only heat?
Answer by ChewyAug 11, 2019
This starter kit is perfect for Leopard Geckos since they need a heat source as well as a light source.

Could I use this for a bearded dragon?
Answer by ChewyJan 14, 2018
This can be used for juvenile bearded dragons.

Do I need anything more for a leopard gecko? Also how much to replace the bulbs?
Answer by ChewyMay 23, 2020
You may need the Zilla Tropical Series Fluorescent 20-watt Terrarium Coil Bulb (Item # 202400) for UVB. Make sure to get a variety of insects for them to eat as well. Check out the video below for additional tips.

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Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars
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20 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Acho on May 15, 2023

Okay for price

The tank and screen are good but the lights were not right for a leopard gecko so we had to purchase new lights and bulbs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Aarontheprophet on Aug 29, 2022

Everything promised has came to pass

It works and is not broken. I am keeping a mantis in it for now and am going to swap the mantis for a bigger critter

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Kyle on Sep 28, 2021

Piece together yourself

As others have mentioned, the bulbs don't last. The night bulb lasted 3 days, and the day bulb lasted 8 days. The material used for the ground cover isn't very useful, as it feels like cheap felt and wouldn't be at all easy to clean. For the money, you'd be better off piecing these components together yourself. You're going to have to buy foliage and a water solution anyway.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Brenden on Aug 8, 2021

great starter kit

Every thing a reptile owner needs to take care of it

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ughh on Dec 29, 2020

Waste of money

So.. 1st of all, I should have researched better to know the proper size tank for any desert animal. Chewy being animal specialists or whatever they claim to be should know better than to sell this contraption to anyone under the assumption that this tank is what you need. So my mistake for trusting Chewy. #1 it's too small for any animal. Again, I should've caught that. #2 This was a Christmas present to my daughter for a Beardie. Christmas was 3 days ago, and the light is already burned out. Not to mention that the 1st tank came with only 1 of the advertised lights so I was sent a replacement. Now I'm in the hole for a tank & have no lights for our beardie! Extremely disappointed in Chewy right now.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Ally on Jan 12, 2021

Not as Cool

I feel like should have been more and better product for the price! I’m just being honest, it’s ok!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Nikki on Aug 20, 2020

lighting broke

The night light bulb popped first use. Everything else was fine.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RyLee on Jun 27, 2020

It’s what I paid for

I got my money’s worth I’d say, my lizard loves it

Rated 1 out of 5 stars