Halloween is a special holiday all around the world and conjures certain images, one of which is certain to be creepy crawlies, large amphibians and sinister looking reptiles. Massive tarantulas, slithering millipedes and slimy snails are all definitely in keeping with the Halloween theme and can also make brilliant pets. Here are our top 5 favourite […]
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Giant White Knee Tarantula Shedding Time Lapse!
Here at the Northampton Reptile Centre we keep a wide range of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and Tarantulas. We recently came in to find our giant white knee tarantula lying down preparing to shed. We quickly took her to the back room and set up a couple of cameras to capture all of the action. The […]
The Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula – is there a better looking spider?
The Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata), or Giant White Knee as it is sometimes known, is native to the Brazilian rainforest and are so named due to the striking colouration of their legs. They were, or are, one of the more popular Tarantula species being kept in captivity today. This particular spider species is generally thought […]
Who are the exotic animals supporting this world cup?
I’ll make no secret of it, I’m quite excited about the world cup! BUT, this is a reptile blog, not a football one. Just so I could indulge in a little football, I thought I’d wright a bit about an animal that is native to each of the competing nations. Some of these reptiles and […]
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 […]
Exciting New Reptiles, Frogs & Spiders!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks at the Northampton Reptile Centre. That means vivs, terrariums and tanks quickly empty of animals as they venture off with their new owners. We love getting new reptiles, amphibians and inverts to care for but this week there were more than usual! New homes have to be stripped […]