Exo Terra Tiki Waterfall

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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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  • Tiki Waterfall Small
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    £32.99
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    £46.99
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The Exo Terra Tiki Waterfall comes in two sizes to suit your set up, and ensure you're providing the very best in fresh and clean water to your reptiles. It adds a great Tiki touch, giving an air of the tropical to your enclosure!

This supplies a continuous flow of fresh and clean drinking water, and the movement of water helps to stimulate drinking for reptiles, especially geckos. The larger water surface area also helps to boost humidity levels within the terrarium too. This has a compact yet stable base, with a flat bottom to reduce spilling.

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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