Exo Terra Coconut Hide and Water Dish

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Tiki culture originated in 1933 and was inspired by the Māori, indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. In Māori mythology Tiki is the first man created by the gods. Nowadays, Tiki refers to a wooden or stone carving in humanoid form.

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  • Coconut Hide and Water Dish
    code: PT3159 In stock Only 2 left in stock
    £7.59
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A new and unique look for vivariums and terrariums, this combined water dish and hide is a great way to provide a special area for your reptile. The 2-in-1 Hide-out & Water Dish adds a great tropical touch to your terrarium, as well as providing a secure hiding place, which in turn will help to prevent stress.

This is ideal for ground dwelling species, such as geckos, and is perfect for creating a humid microclimate for hiding, shedding and egg laying, with its smooth non-porous surface that will not adsorb any harmful bacteria. For peace of mind, this is made from food-grade resin.

Origins of the Tiki culture
A young man from New Orleans, Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gantt, had sailed throughout the Pacific and used the many cultural and culinary impressions from his trip to create the first actual Tiki-restaurant in 1933. It featured Cantonese cuisine and exotic rum punches, with a decor of flaming torches, rattan furniture, flower leis, and brightly colored fabrics. The distinctive Maori carvings, performing arts and mythology inspired the first Tiki design. After WWII, soldiers returned from their missions in the Pacific Ocean, bringing home many souvenirs and stories. It led to an increased interest and further promotion of the Tiki culture.


Kon-Tiki expedition
The Tiki culture received an extra boost when, in 1947, Thor Heyerdahl organized the Kon-Tiki expedition: a journey across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. To prove it, he constructed a raft out of native materials, based on the design found in old illustrations. The excitement surrounding his expedition eventually led to an explosion of the Tiki Culture. Similar, more recent journeys like the Tangaroa, An-Tiki and Kon-Tiki clearly show a renewed interest in the Tiki-culture and mythology. Tiki-themed events and conventions have begun to spring up.

Exo Terra Tiki range
The Exo Terra Tiki range adds an exotic Hawaiian Tiki touch to your terrarium. The Tiki Terrariums feature a Polynesian tribal totem background with the Exo Terra® orange gecko as seen in the legendary logo. The Exo Terra Tiki decor items give your terrarium that special Polynesian tropical island vibe. Have a glance at your terrarium and dream away to a warm tropical paradise with crystal clear water, pearly white beaches and waving palm trees.

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