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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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A Review of ProRep Tortoise Botanical Leaf Mix

As per the packaging, this is a highly nutritious blend of botanical dried leaves and flowers. It’s obviously aimed at herbivorous species. But of course, will be fine for omnivorous reptiles as part of a varied diet. Packaging: Nothing really wrong here. Although I feel the inclusion of a ‘resealable tab’ of sorts, would really benefit. […]


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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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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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Did You Know You Can Grow Your Own Reptile Food at Home?

I have always had an interest in gardening, my dad and grandmother both grew fruit and veggies in the garden and I loved picking the fruits of their labours (particularly strawberries when Nan wasn’t looking!) my aunty would take me to the local pick your own farm (PYO) to gather berries for her jam making, […]


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The best way to Hibernate your Tortoise?

The nights are closing in and it’s definitely getting cooler, the chances are you’re probably already starting to think about hibernating your tortoise. It’s still a little early but it’s worth getting ready in advance. A lot of people are still worried about hibernating their tortoise, especially if it’s for the first time. Worry no […]


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