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Which Ferguson Zone are Mediterranean Tortoises?

Mediterranean Tortoises are Ferguson Zone 3 The Mediterranean tortoises from the genus Testudo are found in North Africa, western Asia, and Europe. These tortoises thermoregulate as open sun baskers exposing themselves to a UV Index of 2.9 – 7.4 during the day. If required, they will seek out shade. Mediterranean Tortoise Species Russian tortoise or Horsfield’s […]

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Tortoise Vivarium or Tortoise Table?

One of the oldest and fiercest debates within the reptile keeping community has been on the type of enclosure best suited to European tortoises. Many online resources will favour the tortoise table while we, for the most part, have advised wooden vivariums. Both enclosures have their pro’s and con’s and awkwardly there will be some […]

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Which Dried Tortoise Diet Should I Use?

Tortoises are a brilliant choice of pet for people who want a reptile but don’t want to have to worry about live food. There are many many species of tortoise that will live happily on a herbivorous diet as long as they have a good choice of vegetation, plenty of fibre and good supplements. The […]

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The Largest Reptiles in The World!

Some of the largest animals to have ever lived were reptiles. Although the age of the dinosaurs, plesiosaurs and pterosaurs have gone, there are still some pretty big reptiles today. Listed below are the biggest reptiles from some of the most well-known taxonomical groups of reptiles. The Largest Snake Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) Whilst the […]

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Grow Your Own Reptile Food! ProRep’s Edible Plants

The time has come to grow your own reptile food. In recent years it has become increasingly popular to include live plants in exotic pet enclosures. Every other gecko frog enclosure we sell seems to be a full bio-active kit and for good reason. It helps to keep humidity up, the plants oxygenate your tank and hard working […]

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5 of the Best Pet Tortoises

At Northampton Reptile Centre, we have a wide range of experience in keeping and selling tortoises. When choosing your pet tortoise it can be very overwhelming on selecting what species to buy, especially as they will become your lifelong pet! To give you an insight into a few of the different types of tortoises, below […]

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Zoo Med Outdoor Tortoise Enclosures

How to Build Zoo Med’s Outdoor Tortoise Enclosures

When the UK gets some nice weather (it does happen), it can be beneficial to let your tortoise get some fresh air, soak up some rays and enjoy some time in an outside tortoise enclosure. So this can be done safely, Zoo Med have manufactured a couple of  enclosures that can be used as outdoor […]

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