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The Fascinating Crevice Spiny Lizard

The spiny crevice lizard (Sceloporus poinsettii) is a small terrestrial lizard from the Chihuahuan desert in the USA. They can be found from southern New Mexico to central Texas all the way down to Zacatecas in Mexico. They are mainly found in semi-arid regions near limestone structures. If approached they will scuttle up rock faces […]


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Williams Dwarf Gecko

William’s Dwarf Gecko – The Electric Blue Day Gecko

William’s dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus williamsi), A.K.A. the ‘electric blue day gecko’ or ‘turquoise dwarf gecko’, is a little gem of a lizard that is fascinating to watch and averages just 3 inches in length! So, it’s ideal for hobbyists who haven’t got the space for a large enclosure at home. In the wild their whereabouts […]


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The Fabulous Tokay Gecko

With its striking colouration and vocal nature the Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) is certainly a character that would be a great addition to any reptile collection. While some parts of the world believe them to be a bringer of luck, good fortune and fertility, keepers of this spectacular reptile would describe them as a gecko […]


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Leopard geckos need uvb

Leopard Geckos Do Need UVB!

There has been a lot of debate over the last couple of years on the importance of UV lighting in leopard geckos environments. Some are kept without a UV source and survive without any obvious issues, however there are cases of leopard geckos suffering with clear health issues as a direct result of a lack […]


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Setting Up a Yemen (Veiled) Chameleon Vivarium

Yemen Chameleons (Chamealeo calyptratus) make great pets! Their needs are simple, their diet is basic and they can be handled fairly easily. The only thing you really need to worry about with this animal is getting the set up right first time. With the correct set up you can ensure that the animal is getting […]


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Leachie gecko

Our First Baby Leachie Geckos Have Just Hatched

Reaching 14″ (360mm) in length leachie geckos, the New Caledonian Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus), is the largest gecko species in the world. Our adult pair of leachie geckos Brutus and Nero (pictured below), laid their first 2 eggs for us around 80 days ago and now they’ve just hatched! The baby leachie geckos are already […]


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10 Mega Pet Lizards

Here at the Northampton Reptile Centre we have dealt with many species of lizards. There are those that are always a great choice and have become our favourites in store. Here is a list of 10 awesome pet lizards. 1. Bearded Dragon The bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is one of the giants of the industry […]


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