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Rainforest Exo Terra Terrarium

How to Create a Rainforest Exo Terra Terrarium

So, you’ve got an Exo Terra Terrarium and you want to create a rainforest habitat? Look no further! Exo Terra has put together a guide that shows you how to create a stunning rainforest terrarium at home. Watch the video below and download the step-by-step guide here. If this is something that you’d like to try […]

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Reptile Thermostat

Know Your Reptile Thermostats

Thermostats are the heart of most reptile setups and enclosures. Although it is possible to set up without one, most enclosures are better and safer if they incorporate a thermostat. With the only downside being the initial cost it is difficult to see why anyone would do without one. Not only do thermostats automatically monitor […]

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HatchRite

How to Incubate Reptile Eggs Using HatchRite

1. Open pre-measured bag of HatchRite and put it into the incubation container. HatchRite material should clump together slightly and should fill the container to approximately 75% full. 2. Place eggs into the incubation container. Nestle them about halfway deep into the HatchRite. Place them in the position in which you found them. It is […]

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How to Incubate Tortoise Eggs

Tortoises have been a very popular pet in the UK since the 60s and some people are still caring for their childhood pet today. For many people, tortoises are their first interaction with a reptile and their invitation to the wider hobby. At Northampton Reptile Centre, Hermanns and Greek Spur-Thigh tortoises are still very popular to […]

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How to Incubate Corn Snake Eggs!

Corn snakes are one of the UK’s most popular pet snakes and for good reason. Corn snakes have a great temperament, are very easy to care for, remain a manageable size and come in a variety of colours and patterns. At Northampton Reptile Centre they are one of the snakes we most often recommend to new […]

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Does my reptile need uvb

Does My Reptile Need UVB?

Pretty much all of us know our Reptiles need a UVB source in their vivarium. But do you know why it benefits them? Here I shall try and explain a few things regarding such and tackle those common arguments we all see on social media. For me, I find, ‘simple’ often wins when it comes readers […]

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Arid Bioactive Vivarium

How to Create an Arid Bioactive Vivarium

Bioactive enclosures are currently more popular than ever. If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase ‘bioactive’ in terms of reptile keeping, it basically means keeping your reptiles in a living ecosystem cohabiting with other organisms that form part of a natural environment. This may include live plants, as well as ‘clean-up crew‘ critters that clean up […]

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How to Set Up a Bioactive Royal Python Vivarium

The term bioactive is one that has been thrown around a lot amongst the reptile groups and forums over the past few years, even though it’s methods have been around for much longer (many of the various frog keepers can tell you this!). In a nut-shell, using a suitably sized vivarium for your Royal, you create […]

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how to install white python LEDs

How to Install White Python LED Lights

One of the easiest and most energy efficient way to light an enclosure is to use LED strips. The White Python LED strips are incredibly easy to install and look great! We use them in many of our vivariums, particularly when we require additional light with adding extra heat. The modular system allows you to extend or […]

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