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15,000 Northampton Reptile Centre Reviews on TrustPilot

So, we’ve just reached 15,000 reviews on Trustpilot! Trustpilot is an independent review gathering company that collects over 1,000,000 reviews about companies globally every month. It’s great to see what people like about our service, but it’s also great to see where we can make changes to help people further. Thank you for helping us […]


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Which Ferguson Zone is My Reptile In?

We know that recreating the ultraviolet part of sunlight is very important to reptile health and well-being. How do we measure it, with what, and how much do we need for our animals? We need a device that measures the UV range we are looking for and the Solarmeter 6.5 does just that, measuring from 280-400nm. This […]


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Why You Should Upgrade to an Electronic T8 Ballast

Since their introduction in the late 1930s, fluorescent lamps have changed very little in overall appearance and the way we make them work. The familiar light units that we are all used to seeing with the separate choke unit entered the lighting industry in 1939. Its job is to preheat the lamp and supply a […]


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Which Ferguson Zone are Mediterranean Tortoises?

Mediterranean Tortoises are Ferguson Zone 3 The Mediterranean tortoises from the genus Testudo are found in North Africa, western Asia, and Europe. These tortoises thermoregulate as open sun baskers exposing themselves to a UV Index of 2.9 – 7.4 during the day. If required, they will seek out shade. Mediterranean Tortoise Species Russian tortoise or Horsfield’s […]


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Which Ferguson Zone are Panther Chameleons?

Panther Chameleons are Ferguson Zone 2-3 Originating from the tropical forests of Madagascar, Panther Chameleons are defined as partial sun baskers meaning that they do bask during the day but may also choose to seek out shade at times . They are generally exposed to a UV Index of 0.7 – 1.0 with a maximum […]


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Which Ferguson Zone are Yemen Chameleons?

Yemen Chameleons are Ferguson Zone 3 Originating from the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, Yemen (or Veiled) Chameleons are defined as partial sun baskers meaning that they do bask during the day but may also choose to seek out shade at times . They are generally exposed to a UV Index of 1 […]


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Which Ferguson Zone are Corn Snakes?

Corn Snakes are Ferguson Zone 1-2 Corn snakes originate from the grasslands of southeastern and central United States. Corn snakes are defined as crepuscular meaning that they are mostly active during dawn and dusk. But, they do also occasionally bask during the day. They are generally exposed to a UV Index of 0 – 0.7 […]


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