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Category: Exotics (page 1 of 2)

How To Set Up An African Clawed Frog Tank

African Clawed Frogs are a type of aquatic frog that can be kept. In order to keep your frogs happy and healthy, it is vital their tank is set up correctly. Follow this blog to find out how.

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Do tarantulas make good pets?

Tarantulas are like marmite – you either love them or you hate them, but do they make good pets?

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How To Set Up A White’s Tree Frog Tank

Amphibians are becoming popular pets, but to have a happy frog, you need to make sure they live in the correct environment.

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Should I Microchip My Pet?

Microchipping is arguably the best way to get your pet back should they go missing, but what are microchips, and are they safe?

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How To Set Up An Axolotl Tank

Axolotls are unusual pets who are fast becoming more popular. Before you bring your axolotl home, make sure you have the right tank set up for them to be happy and healthy. Continue reading

10 Things You Need To Know Before Owning A Bearded Dragon

Bearded dragons are docile lizards that are commonly referred to as a beginner’s lizard, but here are ten things you need to know before owning one. Continue reading

Moving Home With Lizards

Moving home with lizards and tortoises is a bit more challenging that moving with dogs and cats, as these reptiles have very specific requirements. This blog will help ease moving day stress for your scaley friends.  Continue reading

How To Move Home With Your Frogs

If you have amphibians, in our case, White’s Tree Frogs, you need to do a bit of planning before moving house with them as they are sensitive little critters. Continue reading

Meet Dobby – The Crested Gecko

Dobby is a Pinstripe Crested Gecko who I adopted about a year ago. He is just over 3 years old and his previous owner lost interest, so he came to me. As far as reptiles go, Crested Geckos are easy to care for, however, if you want to adopt a gecko, please make sure you do your research before taking one on. Inadequate care and husbandry can have huge detrimental effects on any animal, and many illness that exotic animals get can be avoided if the animals are cared for correctly to begin with. Never get a pet on a whim!

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Why Purchasing A Pet As An Impulse Buy Is A Bad Idea

Working in rescue, we hear lots of horror stories about people getting pets and then not being able to keep properly, leading to the animal becoming neglected. Pet shops sell cute baby animals and social media has opened up a whole new realm to pets being given away, leading to people getting pets on an impulse. It is so important to research and plan before you take on a pet.

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