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ban·tam (adj.) small, tiny, little, miniature:

Do-It-Yourself vivarium guide dedicated to the understanding of our pet’s native habitat and enclosures design to mimic those environments. Bantam.Earth is all about small life & what that small life considers a home…

We pride ourselves on the idea of miniaturizing the natural habitat of a particular animal and showcasing it in the form of a vivarium. Our DIY approach makes it easy to understand as well as create your very own bio-active enclosure for your pets!

millipede climbing a branch on a paludarium


We started Bantam.Earth with the idea of portraying nature in a unique way. Entire industries revolve around the concept of going somewhere far to appreciate the essence of a self-sustained environment. What if we could recreate something similar, here… Giving our pets an opportunity to thrive in an individualized vivarium…

Check out this awesome voices.earth podcast interview


Ant farms are, by far one of the most popular vivariums in the hobby. Many might not see a formicarium the same way they see an aquarium or terrarium… But those of us that are here for the sheer beauty of the ant empire, will appreciate this detailed guide of housing ant colonies! What Is a…


Learn more about specific types of vivariums! 

This definitive guide on peat moss (Sphagnum Moss) provides an in-depth look at the vivarium plant… Care tips, how to and propagation advice


Browse our growing list of vivarium plants!

After successfully building the paludarium controlled App, we can finally prepare the tank for life! Believe it or not, plants have been the most challenging part for me. Prior to this project, I have never done anything like this before. Even with the heavy amount of trial and error, I’m still excited to share with…

DIY Projects

Check out our wide variety of tutorials explaining how we build all things pet related…