Reptiles are becoming extremely popular as pets. Due to the fact they do not have fur or feathers, reptiles can make great pets for people with allegies. Many of the species also tame down very well to allow you to handle them with great ease.
The range of suitable reptiles as pets is extremely wide and all species have very different needs. Many of the species make great first time reptile pets and others will require further knowledge and experience. As with all animals, it is important to carry out research into your chosen pet species to ensure that they are the correct one for you.
Bearded Dragons can make very rewarding reptile pets. Their chilled out nature and ease of handling make them a great choice of pet. Bearded Dragons are also active throughout the day to make them more rewarding than other nocturnal species.
Bearded Dragons require UV lighting in order to give them the UV levels which they require. This lighting will have to be changed every 6 months to ensure they get the high levels of UV required.
Leopard Geckos can make a great first time reptile pet. Being nocturnal, they do not have any special lighting requirements and their care is slightly easier than that of the Bearded Dragon. Their smaller size also means that they require less room, making them easier to house.
If handled from an early age, Leopard Geckos can get used to being picked up. However, be aware that they are able to loss their tail as a defence mechanism. For this reason, handling should be done with great care.
Corn Snakes make a great first time pet snake species. Their vivid colours make them extremely eye catching and their placid nature makes them great for handling. Corn snakes do not require any special lighting provisions and are often one of the easiest species of snake to get to feed.
Corn snakes come is a variety of different colours and markings. To find out which variations are currently available, please ask a member of staff or look at our current stock list page.