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The best way to Hibernate your Tortoise?

The nights are closing in and it’s definitely getting cooler, the chances are you’re probably already starting to think about hibernating your tortoise. It’s still a little early but it’s worth getting ready in advance. A lot of people are still worried about hibernating their tortoise, especially if it’s for the first time. Worry no […]

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Did you enjoy the CBBC Deadly 60 Show in Northampton?

Steve Backshall brought his CBBC show Deadly 60 to Northampton’s market square on Sunday. For those of you who don’t know, Deadly 60 is a children’s TV program where wildlife presenter Steve Backshall tracks down 60 of the world’s deadliest animals. Over 10,000 people visited throughout the day to watch the live stage shows with […]

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Tortoie Feed Growing Kit

Like to grow your own tortoise food?

As a tortoise keeper you already know how important it is to give your tortoise the best diet possible. Mediterranean tortoises thrive on a diet of leafy green plants and whilst some are available to buy in the supermarket, you can now grow a bigger selection at home for a fraction of the price. Pro […]

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Baby Kingsnakes Hatching

Kingsnakes make great pets and are very easy to keep. They’re not as popular as Corn Snakes, mainly because you can only keep one per vivarium, but I think they have a little more personality. I was lucky enough to catch some hatching the other day in our incubator so I grabbed the camera. The […]

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How Can You Help These Good Animal Causes?

It’s fair to say that you’re an animal lover, that’s one of the reasons you chose to read this blog and receive our emails (as well as our great competitions!). I am too, so when I see people dedicating their time to helping animals I’m happy to give them a little promotion and recognition. 2 […]

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Shop Extension Nearly Finished

After lots of sawing, smashing, plumbing and plastering the shop extension is now very nearly finished. It has made the shop a lot bigger! The whole operation ran smoothly(ish), until one of the NRC owners attempted to take charge and promptly cut straight through an alarm cable. I won’t name names, but it wasn’t Antony ;-). Of […]

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