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How to Incubate Tortoise Eggs

Tortoises have been a very popular pet in the UK since the 60s and some people are still caring for their childhood pet today. For many people, tortoises are their first interaction with a reptile and their invitation to the wider hobby. At Northampton Reptile Centre, Hermanns and Greek Spur-Thigh tortoises are still very popular to […]

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How to Incubate Yemen Chameleon Eggs

Yemen chameleons are one of the most commonly kept chameleons in the UK at the moment as they are widely available, have great colours and are relatively easy to keep. At Northampton Reptile Centre they are one of the chameleons we most often recommend. If you plan to go further with the hobby and breed your […]

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Zoo Med ReptiSun LED Terrarium Hoods

ZooMed is a very respected brand in the reptile community and have produced one of our favourite compact top canopies. The Zoo Med ReptiSun LED Terrarium Hoods are extremely thin, don’t get too warm and are available as a UVB hood, LED hood or a mixture of the two. ZooMed’s LED modules can be replaced […]

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How to Incubate Corn Snake Eggs!

Corn snakes are one of the UK’s most popular pet snakes and for good reason. Corn snakes have a great temperament, are very easy to care for, remain a manageable size and come in a variety of colours and patterns. At Northampton Reptile Centre they are one of the snakes we most often recommend to new […]

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Which type of thermostat should I buy?

One of the most frequent questions we are asked at the Northampton Reptile Centre would be which thermostat do you need. The answer to this question really relies on what kind of heating equipment you are currently using and what you are trying to achieve with the equipment. There are 3 main types of thermostat including pulse […]

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5 Good Plants for Jungle Bioactive Terrariums

One of the biggest current trends in reptile keeping is the move to bio-active enclosures for arboreal geckos and frogs. Not only do they look great but they provide a dynamic environment for your pet, oxygenate the room and reduce the amount of time you will need to spend cleaning. We have recently upgraded our terrariums […]

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Reptile Quiz: General Knowledge

Take part in our January reptile quiz and you can win a £5.00 gift voucher to spend on reptilecentre.com. To enter, complete the quiz below and then leave a comment (further below) telling us your score. Make sure you have the ‘Also post on Facebook’ box ticked. Enter before 31st January 2017. We’ll pick one of […]

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Exo Terra Terrarium Glass Cleaner

Need a Terrarium Glass Cleaner?

Struggling to find a great glass cleaner? Here at the Northampton Reptile Centre, we have many glass terrariums housing some of our frogs, toads, invertebrates and geckos. These tanks are a great home for reptiles and amphibians that need more ventilation and a little less warmth. While they are aesthetically pleasing they can quickly build up […]

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Grow Your Own Reptile Food! ProRep’s Edible Plants

The time has come to grow your own reptile food. In recent years it has become increasingly popular to include live plants in exotic pet enclosures. Every other gecko frog enclosure we sell seems to be a full bio-active kit and for good reason. It helps to keep humidity up, the plants oxygenate your tank and hard working […]

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