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12 Awesome Pet Amphibians

Modern day amphibians and reptiles evolved from a common ‘amphibian’ ancestor a few hundred million years ago (as did we). If it wasn’t for the evolution of amphibians, life on land would be very different today. Luckily, they did, meaning we’re here and we’re keeping some amazing amphibians as pets. Here are 12 crackers below… […]


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Why are locusts a great reptile livefood?

For many pet owners and hobbyists locust are the number one choice for their reptiles. Being colorful and highly active locust make an enticing meal for may reptiles and amphibians. As they are widely available and relatively inexpensive they are a great basis for a live food diet. Here at the Northampton Reptile Centre they […]


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Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

Waxy Monkey Tree Frogs in Captivity

The waxy monkey tree frog Phyllomedusa sauvagii is also known as the Chaco Leaf Frog. Common name(s) aside, these are interesting frogs more for intermediate keepers than beginners. Some of their requirements are slightly harder to recreate and are unusual for amphibians. The best way to understand these frogs is to look at their natural […]


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Pacman Frogs – An amphibian with attitude

If you’re from the UK, like me, you’ll be very familiar with the gentile pond frogs (Rana temporaria) we get over here. They kinda sit there, you put one in your hand… they kinda still sit there. Occasionally you’ll find one of the randy little fellows humping your goldfish, but in all honesty (and as […]


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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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Beautiful Red-eyed Tree Frogs

The Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) is one of the most spectacular amphibians we see for sale in our hobby. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of these amazing animals so I wanted to make sure you all get to see how special they are. The inexperienced may overlook what they perceive as a ‘green […]


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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 […]


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