A vivarium can be used to house many animals. Along with lizards and ants, a snake can also live in a vivarium. The size of each snake-vivarium varies from one to another and can be chosen according to species. A smaller vivarium can be selected for a grass snake. When a vivarium is required for a larger species, such as a python, there are many items to choose from. With a clear glass panel on its front, the back of a snake-vivarium can also be entirely clear. If their owner wants to constantly know what their snake is doing, one that has glass panels, and not wooden ones, can be bought.
To ensure a snake is housed in an appropriate environment with a vivarium, many items can be placed inside it, such as a snake hide. When a snake wants to move away from a heat lamp, it can go inside the house area where it will be hidden from view and the temperature will be cooler. Items can be bought that help an owner look after a snake correctly, such as a thermometer. Placed at the top of a vivarium and situated away from a heat lamp, an accurate temperature can be ascertained in order to determine if a tank is too warm or too cool.