Author Archive | Luke Tansley

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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5 Popular Royal Python Morphs

The royal python , also known as the ball python, is the most popular large snake we sell and one of the 2 species we recommend for new keepers. They get quite thick and have a much larger head than other snakes but they still only get 4-6ft in length so they are still easy […]

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Which Bearded Dragon Substrate Should You Use?

Bearded dragons are the most popular and commonly kept pet lizard in the UK. You would have thought that with the number of dragons being sold we would have settled on a perfect bedding for the species by now but there is still some argument within the community. As with many other topics, there are […]

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Top 3 Pet Snakes for Beginners

Lets put it out there, snakes are the best! Imagine having a colourful and interesting pet that will enjoy attention when it’s provided but doesn’t need it to thrive. A pet that only needs feeding once a week or once a fortnight depending on the age and species. A pet that poops as much as […]

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Tortoise Vivarium or Tortoise Table?

One of the oldest and fiercest debates within the reptile keeping community has been on the type of enclosure best suited to European tortoises. Many online resources will favour the tortoise table while we, for the most part, have advised wooden vivariums. Both enclosures have their pro’s and con’s and awkwardly there will be some […]

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5 Pet Lizards for Beginners

Lizards can make brilliant pets and they are probably the most popular group of pets we sell. That’s probably, at least in part, to some people being a little nervous around snakes, spiders and frogs when they enter the hobby but we’re sure it’s mostly how awesome the lizards we sell are! We have lizards […]

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