Taxonomy & Brain Haemorrhages Trying to keep up with all the taxonomic changes that occur each year is to me a mind numbing experience. Â Some people really enjoy taxonomy and I say to them more power to you. Â The hamster in my head starts twitching with epileptic spasms at about the third or fourth line […]
We have hundreds of species of reptiles available today and they make a great pet! Most are bred in captivity these days, but do you know where their wild cousins are from? Is your beardie Brazilian or Australian? Answer the 10 questions in this quiz and see how good your reptile geography is!
The term bioactive is oneÂ that has been thrown around a lot amongst the reptile groups and forums over the past few years, even though it’s methods have been around for much longer (many of the various frog keepers can tell you this!). In a nut-shell, using a suitably sized vivarium for your Royal, you create […]
Here at Northampton Reptile Centre, the team have kept and soldÂ a lot of snakes. There are definitely a lot of species out there that make brilliant pets. Here isÂ a list of some of our favouriteÂ snakes either for their appearance, temperament or ease of care. 1. Royal Pythons Royal Pythons are a massiveÂ part of theÂ snake world […]
Here at the Northampton Reptile Centre we love the hognose snakes. They only grow up to around 24” inÂ length and have a great temperament. This animal is perfect for first time snake owners andÂ seasoned veterans as its behaviour and mannerisms are both delightful and interesting. They are found in America, Mexico, South America and Madagascar. […]
As you may know, I love carpet pythons! Here are a few of my private collection at home! In this vivarium I have a bredl’s carpet, irian jaya, jaguar and an irian jaya x jaguar. I plan to grow these guys up to adults for future breeding projects. I hope you enjoyed the video, if […]
We’ve got a lot of new royal pythons at Northampton Reptile Centre! Here are some of my favourites! Which one do you like best? If you are interested in any of the snakes, or would like more information, please call us in the shop on 01604 753823.
Whether you know them as Royal Pythons or Ball Pythons, Python regius seem to have been just about everybody’s first step into the realm of Pythons. It’s easy to see why; relatively speaking, they are an inexpensive snake & not demanding for a responsible keeper. Their captive care is now something which is almost standard, […]
What’s in a name? The genus of Lampropeltis has 14 recognized species comprising what are commonly known as the Kingsnake species. Within the species of Lampropeltis triangulum we have 25 subspecies collectively known as the Milk Snakes . From all the research I have done I have come to the same conclusion as many of […]
You fancy a new reptile? Now could be the time. We need to get some vivs empty for next week’s new arrivals, so I’ve put together a few very special offers to persuade you to add a new addition to your reptile family. They are collection only from the shop and on a first come […]
Frozen mice are what all of our small and medium sized snakes get to eat every Wednesday (the bigger guys get rats or rabbits). Out of the freezer in the morning and fully defrosted by the afternoon. Last week I thought I’d film Sarah and Duncan serving up dinner to a few of our snakes […]