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General Husbandry, Product Info - Posted on 03 Mar 2015 by Andy

It is a debate that has been ongoing for many years – whether to keep a tortoise in a table-top style enclosure or a wooden vivarium? The fact of the matter is that both enclosures can be made to be suitable for housing most species of tortoise and if set up correctly, neither option is right or wrong. However, we far prefer the use of enclosed wooden vivaria for housing tortoises and we thought we would take the time to briefly explain why.

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General Husbandry, Health Issues, Advanced Husbandry - Posted on 29 Jan 2015 by Andy

Lizard not Eating

Anorexia is an all too common and frustrating problem encountered in reptile husbandry. Anorexia is a symptom, not a disease. Anorexia can be triggered by a host of issues and it can be difficult to narrow down the problem, however 9 out of 10 times the cause is husbandry related and once identified, can be resolved easily.

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General Husbandry - Posted on 22 Feb 2014 by Andy

Tortoise vegetablesWith so many fruits and vegetables to choose from nowadays, it can be challenging to know which foods are most nutritional for your reptiles. We provide a small list of good and bad foods on our relevant care sheets, but this is far from extensive, so we thought that it would be a good idea to cover a wider range of fruits and vegetables, how beneficial they are and list some dangerous foods to avoid.

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General - Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Andy

Hatching Corn SnakeIf you take pride in breeding and raising quality captive bred reptiles we, need to talk to you.

We get our animals from an array of sources, from international importers and breeders, from animals we breed ourselves but also from local breeders in and around Bournemouth and the South Coast. If you breed a few animals, or if you breed hundreds of animals come and chat to us.

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