Author Archive | Pete Hawkins

crickets

The BIG Cricket Debate… Again

This blog has been republished from original content created at The Reptile Networks by Peter Hawkins. I’m getting a little annoyed at the number of people trying to turn people off crickets as feeders in my Facebook groups. It will kinda go like this…. Member: “how do you people keep your crickets?” Other members: “switch to dubia. […]

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variety of feeders

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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Repashy Beardie Buffet Review

Being a fan of a number of the Repashy products, and using the ‘Bug Burger‘, ‘Veggie Burger‘, ‘Grasslands Grazer‘ and ‘Grub Pie‘ a fair bit within my feeding and gut-loading regimes, I was keen to have the chance to try this new product aimed at Bearded Dragons. Ingredients & Preparation As with the rest of […]

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A Review of ProRep Tortoise Botanical Leaf Mix

As per the packaging, this is a highly nutritious blend of botanical dried leaves and flowers. It’s obviously aimed at herbivorous species. But of course, will be fine for omnivorous reptiles as part of a varied diet. Packaging: Nothing really wrong here. Although I feel the inclusion of a ‘resealable tab’ of sorts, would really benefit. […]

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Does my reptile need uvb

Does My Reptile Need UVB?

Pretty much all of us know our Reptiles need a UVB source in their vivarium. But do you know why it benefits them? Here I shall try and explain a few things regarding such and tackle those common arguments we all see on social media. For me, I find, ‘simple’ often wins when it comes readers […]

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F10 Disinfectant

F10 Disinfectant Review

I have been an avid F10 disinfectant user for quite sometime, so I was very happy when Northampton Reptile Centre started stocking the full range of their products. F10 SC provides rapid kill times, by using its active cell poisons components, that react against a cell membrane, rupturing it with loss of essential components. Essentially, […]

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The Difference Between T8 & T5 Reptile UVB Tubes

The Difference Between T8 & T5 Reptile UVB Tubes

The world of reptile UVB lighting can be daunting. So, let’s try to break this down into easy to understand facts. What does it mean, and what’s the difference? The ‘T8’ & ‘T5’ terminology is simple. It’s purely the size/circumference of the tube in question. T8 circumference is 8cm. T5 circumference is 5cm. Hence the names. […]

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