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Blue-tongued skink mothers give birth the live young, this is a different strategy to most reptiles as they as usually egg-layers. Mother skink with 2 babies We were lucky enough to catch one of our breeding females giving birth and managed to grab a camera fast. Unfortunately we were caught a little off-guard as we [...]

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How do you determine whether a product is ‘good value’? For me, it’s finding the right balance between high quality and low cost. I inspected the new Vivexotic Repti-Home vivariums last week, and I have to admit, they’re good value! They don’t have all the features of their premium cousins (the Vivexotic Viva range), but they’re [...]

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13th June

Carl and I decided to spend the day visiting some Grass snake (Natrix natrix) sites, although the weather didn’t look promising. Arriving at the first site we were greeted with a rain shower, although some locals told us they had seen a snake just before the rain started. Waiting for the rain to stop we [...]

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The new ProRep fruity Jelly Pots are now available to buy in store at Northampton Reptile Centre. Here’s what the manufacturer ProRep have to say about their new product “These great little jelly pots are ideal as a food for many invertebrates such as beetles, cockroaches and millipedes as well as a regular treat for [...]

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Unfortunately, our franchisees in Chester have had to withdraw from opening their shop due to a family illness. This means we now have a very exciting opportunity for somebody to step in and take advantage of a lot of work that has already been done for this business. We have already secured a detached shop [...]

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Corfu and Paxos trip report online

Here it is, a report from another great trip to Greece. Really hope you like it, I can’ t wait to go back already. Click here or on the image below to read it.

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Corfu and Paxos

Sorry for the radio silence, I have been back a week now from Corfu and Paxos but computer problems have meant I could not upload any photos until now. As usual I had a great trip, Paxos in particular delivering some surprises. For now here is a photo of one of the Aesculapian snakes (Zamenis [...]

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Natterjacks!

On Friday night Carl and I ventured across to the west coast of England to do a nocturnal search for Natterjack toads (Bufo calamita). There we met up with Mike Brown from the North Merseyside Amphibian and Reptile Group who showed us some nice breeding pools. Much to our surprise a large portion of the area [...]

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42 eggs inside Lucy We’ve bred our own Yemen chameleons at Northampton Reptile Centre for many years, it’s routine, easy, there are never any problems. But sadly, 6 months ago, it didn’t go smoothly for one of our chameleon girls, Lucy. Lucy was digging in her nesting box getting ready to lay her eggs (she’s [...]

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Warmer…

I’ve been busy out in the field the past two days and I was finally able to enjoy some nicer weather. On Friday, I spent some time searching for Adders (Vipera berus), and although the clouds wouldn’t move it was still quite warm. I managed to find three male adders, all ready to slough, and [...]

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