How to Use Mercury Vapour Lamps for Reptiles

Mercury vapour lamps have been around for many years, originally used in the automotive industry where the UV was to dry certain types of paint efficiently. These lamps were first brought into the reptile world after a reptile rescue centre realised how poor the UV lamps that were on offer and developed the grandfather of […]

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Why Is Feeder Variety Important?

This blog has been republished from original content created at The Reptile Networks by Peter Hawkins. Mealworms, and that was it. Just mealworms. You may hear my bang on about livefood variety in my posts, articles, and Facebook groups. And I’m sure many just roll their eyes and scoff at my droning on about the […]

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5 Awesome Decorations for a Corn Snake

The humble corn snake is by far the most popular pet snake in the UK and it was my first pet reptile. Hi, my name is Louis and I work in the online team for Northampton Reptile Centre. I have been fascinated by exotic animals, especially reptiles, since getting my first corn snake a little […]

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Louis’ Pet Horned Frog, Buu!

Hello, my name is Louis and I work for the online team at Northampton Reptile Centre (www.reptilecentre.com). Since working for the reptile centre I have come into contact with a lot of reptiles and amphibians and have purchased my first pet frog: Buu the strawberry horned frog. Here is a blog I have written on […]

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How to Care for a Leopard Gecko

Leopard geckos are adorable little lizards found naturally in Asia and commonly kept as pets in the UK. They are a crepuscular species meaning that they are most active shortly after the sun sets and normally retreat to the burrow as the sun is rising. In captivity, they often ditch this behaviour and become more […]

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Yellow-headed Day Gecko – Tiny and Adorable

Yellow-headed day geckos (Phelsuma klemmeri) are a relatively rare sight for us but we were lucky enough to get a few in towards the end of January. Also known as Klemmer’s day gecko, Cheerful day gecko or Neon day gecko these tiny lizards are adorable little speed demons. They are native to the northwestern region […]

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