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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


Let’s explore the marshy vivarium of both water and land.. the paludarium! We will cover what they are, how to make one & the many different types that are popular today. Of all the vivaria, this is probably my favorite one and the very cornerstone of why Bantam.Earth was started. What Is a Paludarium? 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!

I have to admit something.. Stocking Edens.Bow with paludarium animals and watching them thrive, has been one of the most entertaining things I’ve done in a while. In the last post, we scaped the paludarium with plants. At this point, we should be ready to introduce inhabitants to the tank. Building A Multi-Species Paludarium Before we…

DIY Projects

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