Reptiles and tree frogs naturally seek out shelters to make themselves feel safe from predators. The hanging coconut hide mimics tree hollows that reptiles love to cozy up in. Comes with a rope hanger which you can secure to the screen top or other structures within the cage. A zip tie works great for making sure it is securely fastened in place. You can fill the hide with moss or other substrates to give an even more naturalistic look and make it even more inviting for your pet.