Trustpilot

Exotics Keeper Magazine

The latest exotic pet news

In depth expert articles

Tips, tricks and advice to help you

Product news for exotic pet keepers

Charitable support to the Exotics Keeper Fund

Refine Products By
Clear All
Refine Your Search
Price Range
Reptile Holiday Boarding

Our Customers' Favourites

{"2.5900:minprice":"2.5900:minprice","3.9900:maxprice":"3.9900:maxprice","magazines:product":"magazines:product"}
Exotics Keeper Magazine #26 December 2022

Are King Cobras the most intelligent snakes? TV Herpetologist, Professor Mark O?Shea gives us his thoughts.

Beetles are the largest family of animals on the planet, but which ones make the best pets? Martin French of BugzUK helps us decide.

Tesoros de Colombia Sustainable Farm is leading the path in sustainably producing rare and endangered poison frogs for the pet trade. We caught up with Founder, Ivan Lozano to discuss this ground-breaking project and its implications for conserving some of the world?s rarest amphibians.

Corydoradonae are very popular aquarium fish. Ian Fuller, Founder of Corydoras World and Author of Identifying Corydoradonae gives us scientific insight into the family.

In this month?s ?Keeper Basics? we focus on arid bioactive setups with tips, tricks and product recommendations to give novices the best shot at building a successful setup.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • The premium exotics magazine
  • Article: Are King Cobras the most intelligent snakes?
  • Article: Which beetles make the best pets?
  • Article: Catching up with Ivan Lozano on concerving rare amphibians
  • Focus on arid bioactive setups with tips, tricks and product recommendations
RRP £3.99
£3.99 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€4.57 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$5.65 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$7.31 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK34.02 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK43.74 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK46.57 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$7.27 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #20 June 2022

Learn about some of the most fascinating lizards on earth as we talk ?tree monitors? with keepers at London Zoo, Crocs of the World and Birmingham Wildlife Park.

Dr Jennifer Lamb shares a major discovery in the world of amphibians. We also discuss hand-rearing lovebirds with expert breeder Teresa Masuet. Ever wondered why koi are so expensive? Find out in this issue!

Plus, Keeper Basics: Bioactive, news, facts and more.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • The premium exotics magazine
  • Article: Talking tree monitors with London Zoo
  • Article: Crocs of the world
  • Article: Dr Jennifer Lamp on amphibians
  • Plus, Keeper Basics: Bioactive, news, facts and more
RRP £3.99
£3.99 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€4.57 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$5.65 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$7.31 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK34.02 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK43.74 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK46.57 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$7.27 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #21 July 2022

ZSL London Zoo share details on how they bred the infamous bushmaster. Dr Levin talks us through the future of limb regeneration and bioelectricity.

We explore the roots of various D. tinctorius morphs and discuss how blue-tongue skink locales influence our care and keeping.

Plus an exclusive interview with Zen Habitats CEO, Randy Williams, ?Keeper Basics: Fish Health and Water Quality?, enrichment ideas, and exotics news.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • The premium exotics magazine
  • Article: London Zoo on breeding the bushmaster
  • Article: Dr Levin on the future of limb regeneration
  • Article: Exploring D. tinctorius morphs
  • Plus an exclusive interview with Zen Habitats CEO, Randy Williams
RRP £3.99
£3.99 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€4.57 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$5.65 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$7.31 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK34.02 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK43.74 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK46.57 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$7.27 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #22 August 2022

Keepers at Hadlow College give us unique insight into the captive husbandry of the ground cuscus, a marsupial rarely exhibited in UK collections. Expert snake breeder, Chris Jones busts the many myths that persist around sand boa care.

The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) explains the buzz for beekeeping. We break down some helpful, easy-to-apply biosecurity protocols for keepers.

Plus, ?keeper basics: pond building?, enrichment ideas, exotics news and more.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • The premium exotics magazine
  • Article: Keepers at Hadlow College on ground cascus husbandry
  • Article: Chris Jones on sand boa care and common myths
  • Article: British Beekeepers Association on beekeeping
  • Plus, ?keeper basics: pond building?, enrichment ideas, exotics news and more.
RRP £3.99
£3.99 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€4.57 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$5.65 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$7.31 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK34.02 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK43.74 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK46.57 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$7.27 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #23 September 2022

Dendrobatid Specialist, Ross Dacre gives us insight into a UK captive breeding first. We also joined ARC on a heathland survey to talk about threats facing adder populations in the UK.

Herpetologists, Emerson Sy and Jordi Janssen talk us through the Draco genus. New keepers can also get advice on live foods, bearded dragon enrichment and parrot health.

All this plus exotics news, fascinating facts and species spotlights.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • The premium exotics magazine
  • Article: Ross Dacre's insight into Dendrobatid breeding
  • Article: Following ARC on a heathland survey
  • Article: Emerson Sy and Jordi Janssen talk us through the Draco genus
  • All this plus exotics news, fascinating facts and species spotlights
RRP £3.99
£3.99 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€4.57 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$5.65 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$7.31 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK34.02 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK43.74 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK46.57 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$7.27 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #24 October 2022

Renowned herpetologist and TV personality, Professor Mark O?Shea (MBE) explains the snakebite health crisis.

Using scientific research and real observations, we talk through the very best way to keep a royal python.

Chelonia specialist, Eleanor Tirtisana-Chubb provides expert hibernation advice for tortoise keepers.

REPTA representatives, Chris Newman and David Perry explain what CITES is and how it impacts the trade of wild animals.

In this month?s ?Keeper Basics? we focus on marine fish tanks, plus the usual species spotlights, fascinating facts and exotics news.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • The premium exotics magazine
  • Article: Professor Mark O?Shea (MBE) explains the snakebite health crisis
  • Article: The very best way to keep a royal python
  • Article: Eleanor Tirtisana-Chubb provides expert hibernation advice for tortoise keepers
  • Article:Chris Newman and David Perry explain what CITES is and how it impacts the trade of wild animals
RRP £3.99
£3.99 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€4.57 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$5.65 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$7.31 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK34.02 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK43.74 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK46.57 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$7.27 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #25 November 2022

This month we address some key husbandry topics, from ?best practice? for giant snakes to UV for birds. Unfortunately, both areas of exotics keeping seem to have some catching up to do, so we?ve highlighted an excellent example of an anaconda enclosure at Paradise Wildlife Park and outlined the reasons why indoor cage birds need UV lighting.

We also have an unintentional Madagascar focus, as Tim Baker LVI Lead Keeper at Drayton Manor joins us as a guest writer to discuss how the zoo successfully keeps at breed starry night reed frogs. Simon Prentice at Phelsuma Farm also contributes some interesting tips for keeping day geckos.

This month welcomes the addition of our new recurring feature ?Fish Science? with Dr David Pool, as well the usual Keeper Basics, species spotlights, fascinating facts and exotics news.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • The premium exotics magazine
  • Article: Spotlight on husbandry for giant snakes
  • Article: Anaconda enclosure at Paradise Wildlife Park
  • Article: TVI of Drayton Manor guest section
  • Tips from Simon Prentice of Phelsuma Farm on keeping day geckos
RRP £3.99
£3.99 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€4.57 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$5.65 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$7.31 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK34.02 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK43.74 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK46.57 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$7.27 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #19 May 2022

EK Magazine May 2022

Did you know, there are 10,000+ wild scorpions living in the UK? Find out more this month! We also speak to researchers in Costa Rica on the stunning granulated poison frog, Oophaga granulifera.

We ask the question, are Chinese water dragons really such good pets? And we chat to the young people championing modern goldfish care.

All this, plus 'Keeper Basics: Humidity', Exotics News, Enrichment Ideas and more!


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over £3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • UK native scorpions
  • Chinese water dragons
  • Gmodern goldfish care
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #18 April 2022

EK Magazine April 2022

Michael Zollweg, ESF Holder for Chinese Crocodile Lizards, tells us how hobbyists have helped save the species. Paul Irven explains the challenges facing pangolins and their conservation.

The ProRep Plant Team give us a beginners guide to terrarium plants. Corn snakes take centre stage as we combine research and historical knowledge to improve their captive welfare.

All this plus Keeper Basics: Bird Cages, Exotics News, Enrichment Ideas and more.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over £3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Chinese crocodile lizards
  • Terrarium plants
  • Corn snakes
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #17 March 2022

EK Magazine March 2022

This month looks at lifesaving animals. From pouched rats detecting landmines and tuberculosis, to Gila monsters and their links to diabetes treatments.

We also explore the natural history of one of the most popular pet amphibians; the pacman frog.

Guest Writer, Max Pedley, talks us through his thoughts on ethical fishkeeping, and 'lighting' is the focus of this month's 'Keeper Basics'.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over £3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Lifesaving animals!
  • Pacman frogs
  • Ethical fishkeeping
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #16 February 2022

EK Magazine Febuary 2022

Valentine?s day shines a light on the reptile mating game. We speak to Goldfields Rugosa on breeding monogamous shinglebacks.

Parthenogenesis takes centre stage as we speak to keepers of mourning geckos. A whole array of professionals share their thoughts on cohabiting different species and finally, we analyse the role of carotenes in flamingo diets.

We also break down heating in ?Keeper Basics? plus news, fascinating facts and enrichment ideas.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Shinglebacks
  • Mourning geckos
  • Carotenes in flamingo diets
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #15 January 2022

EK Magazine January 2022

In this issue, we speak to various sectors to get their advice in turning a passion for reptiles into a career this year. We also ask several questions; do skunks make good pets?

Will calci-worms ever make our dinner table? And do nocturnal animals need UV? We begin our recurring ?Keeper Basics? section, which this month focuses on supplements!

All this plus, exotics news, enrichment ideas and species spotlights.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Reptile careers
  • Calci worms
  • Skunks
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #14 December 2021

EK Magazine December 2021

This month asks how reptiles and amphibians can survive sub-zero temperatures and why ring-necked parakeets are so abundant in the UK.

We also speak to Bill Strand of the Chameleon Academy on how to keep panther chameleons and Marine Biologist and Guest Writer, Hannah Rudd takes us to the Galapagos. Learn how the barred bandicoot was saved from the brink and how algae survive inside salamander tadpoles.

All this plus more!


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Sub-zero herps
  • Ring-necked parakeets
  • Panther chameleons
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #13 November 2021

EK Magazine November 2021

This month, Turtle Survival Alliance give us an in-depth look at the worlds most trafficked tortoise. We caught up with Devonshire Hognoses to discuss the growing morph hobby for Western hognoses, as well as captive care and field research of Madagascan giant hognoses.

Chester Zoo describes their techniques for training dragons, with tips on training other large Varanids. Finally, ARC and Marwell Zoo have successfully rewilded a new population of sand lizards in Dorset.

All this plus exotics news, species spotlights, fascinating facts and a Christmas gift guide? yes it?s that time already!


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Turtle Survival Alliance
  • Western hognoses
  • Training dragons
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #12 October 2021

EK Magazine October 2021

This issue focuses on species shrouded in folklore. From fire salamanders stranded on mountains to blood-sucking vampire bats, cryptic monitors and the world?s strangest lizard, the thorny devil.

In other exciting EK News, our team have been extremely busy visiting various zoos, conservation projects and breeding facilities to maximise our video content. Keep an eye out for an exclusive interview about the first Tuatara?s bred outside of New Zealand, as well as features on Komodo Dragons, Call of the Wild Zoo, an update on Celtic Reptile and Amphibian and so much more.

All our video content can be found on the Exotics Keeper YouTube channel and is the perfect accompaniment to each issue.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Cryptic exotics
  • Tuataras
  • Komodo dragons
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #11 September 2021

EK Magazine September 2021

This issue will take a look at our wider relationship with nature and exotics. We explore the meaning of ?exotic? and whether that has an impact on our perspective of conservation.

We also break down some of the best herping holidays across the world, particularly for budget backpackers. Blue Iguana Conservation also give us insight into their success in breeding some of the last remaining Cyclura lewisi.

Finally, we uncover some of the lesser-known aspects of leopard gecko natural history, helping us explain why these unassuming lizards are such popular pets.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Herping holidays
  • Blue iguanas
  • Leopard geckos
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £3.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #10 August 2021

EK Magazine August 2021

In this issue, Jim Foster of ARC Trust and Gabriel Cohen, PhD student at the University of Zurich explain the impact of invasive species at home and across the world.

Eleanor Chubb, European lead at the TSA tells us how we should be caring for our tortoises. Guest writer, Max Pedley shares his thoughts on the best ?pet? fish from puffers to Oscars. We catch up with some of the smaller zoos who faced challenges throughout the pandemic, to see how re-opening went.

We also address the biggest misconceptions in reptile husbandry in our new ?top 10? feature.

Along with news, species spotlights, fascinating facts, and more.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Invasive species
  • Tortoises
  • Pet fish
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £2.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €3.42
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $4.23
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $5.48
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK25.50
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK32.78
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK34.90
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $5.45
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #9 July 2021

EK Magazine July 2021

In this months issue, Emmy winning filmmaker and zoologist, Rob Pilley shows us how to keep reptiles outdoors. Marine biologist, Hannah Rudd talks sea turtle conservation. We break down the carpet python species from across Australia and take a closer look at red eyed frogs. Matthew Rendle RVN takes on the expert opinion on providing ?choice? for beardies. All this plus exotics news, species spotlights and fascinating facts.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Keeping reptiles outdoors
  • Carpet pythons
  • Red-eyed tree frogs
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £2.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €3.42
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $4.23
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $5.48
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK25.50
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK32.78
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK34.90
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $5.45
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #7 May 2021

EK Magazine May 2021

In this issue we take an in-depth look at the whole Lampropeltis genus, speaking to some of the leading breeders and hobbyists in this field. What comes next for this diverse and often confusing group of snakes?

Marmosets are the most sold primates in the UK and new legislations aiming to regulate sales and protect these complex animals are imminent. We spoke to Charlie Crowther at Monkey World to tell us more.

The Lazarus taxon hold some of the most exciting conservation stories ever told; we share the tales of reptiles that appeared to rise from the dead.

Finally, guest writer and marine biologist Hannah Rudd describes the immense pressure sharks are under and how that appears in British waters.

As always, we have our species spotlight, fascinating fact and expert opinion which digs into bioactive substrates this month.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Lampropeltis spp.
  • Marmosets
  • British sharks
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £2.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €3.42
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $4.23
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $5.48
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK25.50
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK32.78
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK34.90
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $5.45
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #5 March 2021

EK Magazine March 2021

In this issue we speak to Ben Tapley, Curator of Herpetology at ZSL, about the grave Chytrid fungus affecting amphibians around the world. We dive into the world of Betta, discussing everything from diversity to husbandry with guest writer Max Pedley.

Royal pythons and the pygmy flying mouse face the species spotlight, uncovering some lesser-known facts of these pet shop favourites.

Aimee Jones shares her experience working with leaf-tailed geckos in Madagascar and we discuss eight of the most interesting Arachnids in the trade, from beginner Brachypelmas to professional Pokies.

All that as well as Expert Opinions, Animal Facts, Species Spotlight, Exotic News and much more.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Chytrid fungus affecting amphibians
  • Betta fish
  • Leaf-tailed geckos
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £2.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €3.42
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $4.23
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $5.48
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK25.50
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK32.78
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK34.90
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $5.45
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #4 February 2021

EK Magazine February 2021

In this issue, we catch up with Sean Collinson and Brian Stevens on breeding and caring for Emerald Tree Boas, we look at difference between the Amazon and Northern Emerald Tree Boas, and we investigate what the future might hold for this beautiful species.

We also learn about caring for Meerkats in captivity, and how there might be more to it than you think. Finally, Dr Suzanne Mills talks to us about her work with Clownfish in French Polynesia, and how important it is to nurture their habitat.

All that as well as Expert Opinions, Animal Facts, Species Spotlight, Exotic News and much more.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Exotics news
  • Emeral tree boas
  • Meerkats in captivity
  • Clownfish in French Polynesia
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £2.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €3.42
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $4.23
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $5.48
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK25.50
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK32.78
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK34.90
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $5.45
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #3 January 2021

EK Magazine January 2021

In this edition, expert Jim Collins talks us through why sugar gliders are so popular, despite being a bit stinky sometimes, and Colin Stevenson from Crocodiles of the World introduces us to a few of the rather less cuddly animals he works with.

There?s an informative look at feeder insects, with enough top-level information to make you a livefood master. Our tail-end feature with Chris Newman from the National Centre for Reptile Welfare explores the work they do in this field.

Plus much, much more.


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

  • Exotics news
  • Sugar gliders
  • Feeder insects
  • National Centre for Reptile Welfare
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £2.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €3.42
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $4.23
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $5.48
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK25.50
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK32.78
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK34.90
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $5.45
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #2 December 2020

EK Magazine December 2020

In this edition we look at one of the fastest growing trends in reptile keeping ? bioactive enclosures. It is all the rage right now, with many keepers revamping their setups to be bioactive. This is great news, not only because bioactive enclosures are beautiful and interesting for the keeper, but they also provide enhanced enrichment for animals. However, it?s worth remembering that in some cases, bioactive may not be possible or preferable.

We speak to five herp enthusiasts to find out their views on bioactive setups. Plus, we take a look at naturalistic and outdoor enclosures.

Also this month we visit the UK?s National Parrot Sanctuary at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park to find out the pros and cons of keeping parrots, and we speak to Chris Moiser from Tropiquaria Zoo, who is fighting to save one of the world?s rarest fish


The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over ?3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.

  • Exotics news
  • Bioactive enclosures
  • National Parrot Sanctuary
  • Tropiquaria Zoo
  • Exotics Keeper Fund
RRP £2.99
£2.59 inc VAT
RRP €3.42
€2.97 inc VAT
RRP $4.23
$3.66 inc VAT
RRP $5.48
$4.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK25.50
DKK22.08 inc VAT
RRP NOK32.78
NOK28.39 inc VAT
RRP SEK34.90
SEK30.23 inc VAT
RRP $5.45
$4.72 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine #27 January 2023

Editor and Author of Exotics Keeper Magazine, Thomas Marriott talks us through a selection of chameleon species he found on a recent expedition to Madagascar.

Master of Uromastyx, Kamiel Hamers shares his techniques for the successful keeping and breeding of spiny-tailed lizards.

How does the harvesting of wild cardinal tetra help protect the air you breathe? Project Piaba gives us insight into a fishery on the Rio Negro that has been saving wildlife for over 60 years by exporting hundreds of millions of fish into the exotic pet trade.

We also discuss the complicated threats and potential hope for Siamese crocodiles.

In this month?s ?Keeper Basics? we focus on poison frogs and provide first-hand advice to give novices the best shot at maintaining a successful setup.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • The premium exotics magazine
  • Article: Our editor on his expedition to Madagascar
  • Article: Kamiel Hamers on keeping and breeding Uromastyx
  • Article: Project Piaba's insight into havesting wild cardinal tetra
  • Focus on poison frogs and provide first-hand advice
RRP £3.99
£3.99 inc VAT
RRP €4.57
€4.57 inc VAT
RRP $5.65
$5.65 inc VAT
RRP $7.31
$7.31 inc VAT
RRP DKK34.02
DKK34.02 inc VAT
RRP NOK43.74
NOK43.74 inc VAT
RRP SEK46.57
SEK46.57 inc VAT
RRP $7.27
$7.27 inc VAT
Exotics Keeper Magazine

The motivation for creating Exotics Keeper Magazine was a determination to help, care for and protect exotic animals, with a charity component being part of the plan - eventually. Then, in April 2020, the crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown pushed the charity plans into fast-forward. Here's what happened next.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. Following a period where zoos had no visitors, no fundraising events and nowhere near enough donations, many are still struggling to feed their animals. EK Fund has donated over £3,000 to zoos, rehoming centres and wildlife parks over the last few months as part of the first funding project.

Over the coming months and years the EK Fund be selecting eligible and worthwhile charities, organisations and projects to donate to, keeping you up to date with campaigns and donations via their website and the Exotics Keeper Magazine.