Archive | Chameleons

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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Panther chameleon – Our favourite locales

Panther chameleons are a beautiful tree-dwelling lizard found in Madagascar. They are a popular species commonly kept in the UK. This is mostly due to their amazing colouration and variability, their great personality and how easy they are to handle. The panther chameleon can only be found in a relatively small area in the wild […]


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Top 6 Arboreal Lizards

In our stores, we have noticed over Christmas and the new year that arboreal lizards have been very popular in store and we thought it might be helpful to outline the 6 most popular that we regularly keep. We’ve tried to provide a mix of geckos, chameleons and lizards, a few pros and cons for […]


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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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Getting an Awesome Pet Reptile – Chameleons!

I currently keep two chameleons at home, a veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) named Pascal and a panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) named Vai. Both housed separately in their own vivariums. The Veiled Chameleon originates from the Arabian Peninsula of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, (hence they are often also called Yemen chameleons). The panther chameleon originates from various parts […]


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Babies Hatch After Egg Bound Chameleon Mother Dies

We’ve bred our own Yemen chameleons at Northampton Reptile Centre for many years, it’s routine, easy, there are never any problems. But sadly, 6 months ago, it didn’t go smoothly for one of our chameleon girls, Lucy. Lucy was digging in her nesting box getting ready to lay her eggs (she’s laid eggs before, she […]


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Have your lizards tried fruit beetle grubs? Tasty eh?

We all deserve a treat from time to time. But how do you treat your pet reptiles? What in the world is there to make your lizard feel loved? If your bearded dragon is like any of ours, the way to their heart is always through their stomach! A lot of our smaller lizards have […]


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