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Can you link World Cup memories to reptiles?

As a nation we love the football world cup, and even if you don’t like football it’s impossible not to get caught up in the frenzy. The other day I was thinking about some of my world cup memories and before long my mind had drifted to reptiles (this happens a lot!). The end result […]

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How good are these reptile photos!?

I thought I’d share with you a few of the photographs we have had taken of some of our animals recently. The photos were taken by Mike and Sarah from First Site Images. I think they are are superb, but what do you think? Let us know which are your favourites in the comments box at […]

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Six strange animals, but which is the most unusual?

Working with reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates I get to see my fair share of strange animals. Below are 6 animals that I found in the shop today that I think are a little bit unusual. I’d be interested to hear which you think is the weirdest, or the most wonderful. Albino Soft Shelled Turtles These […]

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Love Corn Snakes

5 reasons why Corn Snakes make great pets

Corn snakes (Pantherophis guttata) are easily the most common snake kept as pets in the UK today. Native to North America, they are a member of the Rat Snake family and also known as the Red Rat Snake. We probably all know at least one person that has one, but why are they such great […]

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Charitable Snakes Help Good Cause

Irrational fears are something that affect us all. As an arachnophobe I know this to be true (although there is only 1 small wall separating my desk from over 100 tarantulas!). Another common animal phobia is ophidiophobia, fear of snakes. It’s actually quite common although this phobia is on the decline as people become more […]

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Rare Woma Pythons are here!

Captive breeding programs are very important in maintaining the existence of many reptiles. With the destruction of natural habitats, over hunting and the introduction of alien species many animals find it nearly impossible to survive in the wild. This is the case for the Woma Python that has now become critically endangered in many parts […]

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Live baby snakes born – see the Rainbow Boa pictures!!

It’s always nice to find a fresh batch of eggs laid by our reptiles. But, it’s even nicer to find live babies either running or slithering around the vivarium! Colombian Rainbow Boas are oviviparous which means the eggs develop internally and live babies are born. We knew by her behaviour that our female Colombian Rainbow […]

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