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How to move Tokay Geckos to a new vivarium

We all assume geckos are peaceful, family pets. But have you ever tried to handle tokay geckos? They are mean! These guys needed moving to their new vivarium recently. Usually folk will move tockays using thick gloves, but we prefer to coax them into boxes. It’s trickier, but we find it’s a gentler approach. To […]

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Favourite Reptile Videos This Week

As I scour the internet looking for the latest reptile news, I occasionally find some reptile videos that stand out. These are 3 of my favourite videos from this week. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!   Tiger Shark vs Loggerhead Turtle One of the most feared predators in the water tries […]

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Calci worms are back IN STOCK!

After a tricky 6 months of getting the breeding strategy right, our breeders have finally cracked it and calci worms are now back in stock. Calci worms are the larvae of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens). As larvae they store high levels of calcium for future pupation as they change into adult flies. As […]

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Turtle & Terrapin Competition Winners

Thank you to everybody who entered our competition to win a King British turtle and terrapin hamper. 6 lucky people have indeed won the prize after telling us why they love turtles and terrapins so much! And thank you to King British for donating the prizes, you can follow on Twitter and Facebook to keep […]

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Arcadia T5 Reptile Lamps now available!

We’ve been using T8 fluorescent UVB tubes in are vivariums for several years now, they’re the ones that are 1″ (2.5cm) in diameter. No problem, they have served us well. But now Arcadia have brought out a range of T5 (5/8″) reptile UVB tubes. I can remember when T5 bulbs were introduced to the marine […]

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Open weekend photos are ready to download now!

Thank you everybody who had their photo taken in front of the green screen at our recent Reptile Centre open weekend. And a bigger thank you  for your donation to Sam’s Species Reptile Rescue, you helped to raise a lot of money that will be used to take care of ill-treated and unwanted reptiles. Apologies […]

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Pacman Frogs – An amphibian with attitude

If you’re from the UK, like me, you’ll be very familiar with the gentile pond frogs (Rana temporaria) we get over here. They kinda sit there, you put one in your hand… they kinda still sit there. Occasionally you’ll find one of the randy little fellows humping your goldfish, but in all honesty (and as […]

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