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Tokay Gecko

The Fabulous Tokay Gecko

With its striking colouration and vocal nature the Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) is certainly a character that would be a great addition to any reptile collection. While some parts of the world believe them to be a bringer of luck, good fortune and fertility, keepers of this spectacular reptile would describe them as a gecko […]

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Arcadia EarthPro

Check Out the New Arcadia EarthPro Supplement Range!

Arcadia have released a brand new range of Supplements and Insect food this week. This has been a very long process of research and testing for them as their product manager John Courtney-Smith has had huge concerns over the practice of ad hock supplementing with fat soluble vitamins as there seems to be no really accurate dose or […]

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exo terra glass cleaner

The Safe, Easy Way to Clean Terrarium Glass

We know how difficult it is to clean watermarks from glass. We’ve spent many hours scrubbing our shop terrariums with R.O. water, tissues, newspaper, squeegees and even Coca Cola! The stubborn, chalky residue is usually caused by minerals in our tap water. When we spray the terrariums with tap water, pure water evaporates and leaves the […]

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pet tortoises

5 of the Best Pet Tortoises

At Northampton Reptile Centre, we have a wide range of experience in keeping and selling tortoises. When choosing your pet tortoise it can be very overwhelming on selecting what species to buy, especially as they will become your lifelong pet! To give you an insight into a few of the different types of tortoises, below […]

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UVGuide

Warning: Fake UVB Bulbs on Sale in the UK!

The following was posted by renowned reptile UVB expert and retired vet Dr. Frances Baines on Reptile Forums UK. When Frances has something to say about UVB, people (who understand reptiles and the scientific method) listen. Fake UVB compact fluorescent lamps on sale on eBay in the UK I am writing to warn reptile keepers […]

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Exo Terra Habisphere

Exo Terra’s Stylish Habisphere Curved Terrarium

We see a lot of cool enclosures at Northampton Reptile Centre, but one that caught my eye recently was the Habisphere by Exo Terra. This enclosure is a 45x30x30 glass terrarium (WxLxH) with a stylish curved front. On the back wall there is a panel with a slot for some wall art, the package comes with a […]

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12 Amazing Amphibians

12 Awesome Pet Amphibians

Modern day amphibians and reptiles evolved from a common ‘amphibian’ ancestor a few hundred million years ago (as did we). If it wasn’t for the evolution of amphibians, life on land would be very different today. Luckily, they did, meaning we’re here and we’re keeping some amazing amphibians as pets. Here are 12 crackers below… […]

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Exo Terra Terrariums

Exo Terra Terrarium Features and Benefits

When housing tropical reptiles, amphibians and mountainous species Exo Terra glass terrariums have a few advantages over their wooden vivariums. They are well suited to these animals as they diffuse heat at a greater rate than wooden enclosures and can be exposed to higher humidity levels than wooden vivariums. Here at the Northampton Reptile Centre we use them […]

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