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5 Top Tips for New Reptile Keepers

Reptiles and amphibians make excellent pets. The sheer number of species and variability of their behaviour and care requirements means that there is almost certainly a perfect pet reptile or amphibian for most people. While they are easily available and commonly kept they are still exotic pets and there are some things that need to […]


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5 Ways to Increase Humidity for Reptiles

Reptiles can be found in different environments all over the world meaning that the conditions required for them to thrive will vary wildly from species to species. The four main points to consider when setting up a reptiles enclosure are humidity, heating, lighting and husbandry (including decor). Many people in the UK find humidity to […]


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Which Type of UVB Lamp Should I Use For My Reptile?

UVB lighting is one of the core components of any exotic pet enclosure but it can be quite difficult to know which is best for your enclosure and species. In this blog, we will outline the 3 main types of UVB, what they are good at and where they fall short. There are a lot […]


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Top 5 Live Plants for Tropical Bio-Active Enclosures

Bio-active terrariums have been a great success and are now as common as traditional setups in our store. Most of the customers that come to our Reptile Centre will leave with the materials to match our jungle themed gecko and frog terrariums. The only part that can be a bit of a struggle is selecting […]


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The Best Pet Frogs For Beginners

It’s the lead up to Christmas and we have many customers getting in contact as they are planning to surprise their family with a new exotic pet. The most common question we hear around this time is ‘which is the best pet for a beginner?‘ so I thought it might be helpful to compile some […]


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Which type of thermostat should I buy?

One of the most frequent questions we are asked at the Northampton Reptile Centre would be which thermostat do you need. The answer to this question really relies on what kind of heating equipment you are currently using and what you are trying to achieve with the equipment. There are 3 main types of thermostat including pulse […]


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Kermit Was Wrong

Kermit Was Wrong!

Kermit the Frog of Jim Henson’s Muppet fame was wrong. I know it’s hard to believe that a fun loving Muppet like Kermit could have been inaccurate but this is a sad truth. For you see, it’s not only not easy being green; but it’s not easy being any other colour of frog either. Just […]


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