Working with reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates I get to see my fair share of strange animals. Below are 6 animals that I found in the shop today that I think are a little bit unusual. I’d be interested to hear which you think is the weirdest, or the most wonderful. Albino Soft Shelled Turtles These […]
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Corn snakes (Pantherophis guttata) are easily the most common snake kept as pets in the UK today. Native to North America, they are a member of the Rat Snake family and also known as the Red Rat Snake. We probably all know at least one person that has one, but why are they such great […]
With Christmas literally just around the corner I thought you all need to know when we are around over the festive period. Whether you buy online, or in the shop, all of the information is below. If you are unsure though, please call us on 01604 753823 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes, you just can’t get any privacy! That was the case for our pair of Madgascan Giant Day Geckos the other day. Luckily, a crowd and a camera didn’t seem to put this pair off! Please enjoy the photos and I’ll keep you informed if everything is successful and we have some more babies!
Tarantulas and other spiders are up there as some of the most popular pets around. Arachnophobia certainly seems to be on the decline as more people are appreciating what fascinating animals arachnids (spiders, scorpions etc.) are. They’re not difficult to care for and make excellent pets. The choice and variety of spiders available is huge […]
THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED Click here to see our other competitions Throughout October you have been entering our picture caption competition to win a fully furnished snake setup. Because so many of you wanted to win, it has taken a long to sort through all your captions! Some were funny, some were hilarious and some […]
Tortoise hibernation is coming around again and many of you are asking for help to make sure your pet hibernates as safely as possible. Please ignore anything you have seen previously on Blue Peter, as that risky method has now been superseded by far safer protocols. I hope you enjoy the video we have put […]
We had a competition running through August to win a fantastic Bearded Dragon set up. This prize included a 4 x2 x2 vivarium, cabinet, all the hardware and a selection of decor to keep even the most discerning beardie happy. The email address drawn at random from our blog subscribers belonged to Phil Wornum. Phil, […]
Congratulations to Lyndsey Skidmore who won the Komodo Spider/ Scorpion Setup we gave away in July. Lyndsey, from Sheffield, was delighted to have won this prize that was open to all subscribers of our blog. “I think we are going to settle on an Emperor Scorpion as I’m not a big fan of spiders!Â My […]
You’ve always wanted to give your snakes the best food possible but did you know that you can now get this online? Frozen rats and mice seem to be your pet’s favourite but there are now other items on the menu that you may not know about. Gerbils, hamsters and gerbilsÂ may fill a hole […]