Miscellaneous

Pink-tongued Skink care guide

Pink-tongued skink

The Pink-tongued Skink is endemic to Australia where although they inhabit dry, arid grasslands, they spend most of their time in humid burrows.The species gets its name from their pink tongue, similar to their cousins the Blue-tongued skinks. They are grey to brown in colour with dark grey or black crossbands. These bands are more pronounced in males and less so in females. Although they ca...

Arcadia EarthPro reptile supplement Range

The Arcadia EarthPro Range is a new way of thinking about reptile supplements and offers a vast array of new vitamin and mineral powders that you can utilise. But it can be a little confusing to know what you really need for yours, or which you will need to work together.The EarthPro Range has been designed to offer the actual natural minerals that reptiles require, rather than the man-made a...

UVB Lighting – What, Why, How? Part 1 – Snakes and Nocturnal Species

UVB lighting is something that has advanced more than anyone could have imagined over the last few years. The basic information that reptile keepers had was used well, but it’s now obvious that this is outdated, and though often repeated through to new hobbyists, is more often than not incorrect these days.There are many aspects of lighting that we have learnt more information about, and ca...

World Snake Day – Saturday 16th July

That’s right! 16th July is World Snake Day! Why or how we’re not really sure, but we’re going to enjoy it whilst it’s here!So what happens on World Snake Day? As you would expect, there is lots of conservation awareness around on the day, highlighting particular species that really require the hobby’s attention. It’s a great way to really highlight snakes in our world, from enormou...

Lizard found on Mars!

Here at Swell we stock reptile supplies for every habitat but we never thought we'd have to make a kit to replicate the Martian landscape! But now one blogger claims to have spotted a reptile on the red planet.The Japanese blogger was studying a Nasa image and spotted what looks very like a bearded dragon on the surface of the planet.Space boffin doctor Hans Schwartz said he doubted the image ...