Reptile Supplies

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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...

Tortoise Table Lighting – What Equipment Do I Need?

Tortoise tables are a bit different to the standard wooden vivarium set ups, and so the equipment required for them will also be different. Tortoise Tables are brilliant for tortoises, and in most cases work out to be much better than vivariums’ for tortoises, mainly due to the larger floor area, as well as the great ventilation that they provide.If you have purchased your tortoise table, t...

​Live plants for terrariums and vivariums: Humidity, health and lighting

green reptile and reptile plants

As the addition of live plants in reptile terrariums and vivariums continues to grow in popularity, we thought it was about time Swell Reptiles took a look at the ways you can keep them and your reptiles healthy with the right humidity and lighting.Choosing your reptile live plantUnless your terrarium is to be set up to exclusively house live plants and nothing else, then the first thing y...

Royal Python Care Sheet

royal python

A royal python, or Ball python as our US cousins tend to call them, is a medium sized species of snake that originally evolved in the climates of sub-Saharan Africa. A small snake by python standards, the Royal python is non-venomous and is often called the Ball Python due to it's tendency to wrap itself up into a coil like shape, especially when picked up.Royal pythons smart off small like a...

Are reptiles better together?

two chameleons together

Being the predominantly social creatures that we humans are, when taking care of our pets we sometimes assume that they want some company, usually in the form of a member of the same species.This seems only natural to us, but depending on the species of reptile you are keeping, it could be incredibly unnatural for your herp!For this reason, its important to note which reptiles are likely t...

Travelling with reptiles

gecko

Whether it's because you have just bought your reptile, are on the way to sell it, or need to take a trip to the vets, there are certain ways to look after your reptile's health and wellbeing when on the move.Size of reptile and size of moving habitatThis is obviously the first thing to consider. You should always keep a suitably sized travelling vehicle handy, as you never know when an em...

Reptiles shows: Tips of the trade

Lizard

With Swell Reptiles once again making a major featured appearance at the most recent Doncaster Reptile show, we thought it was about time to share a few tips about how best to take advantage of these huge herpetology events, while keeping the welfare of your reptiles at the core of your activities.What to bring to a reptile showMoney:First things first – plenty of cash! Any rept...

Advantages to Having a Pet Reptile

advantages to owning a reptile

Reptiles are fast becoming popular pets in the UK. Of course the front runners are dogs and cats, as you'd expect, however scaly and shelled pets are firmly in the running. Amongst the most popular types are Bearded Dragons, Geckos, such as Leopard and Crested types, Corn Snakes and Tortoises. Maybe it's the prehistoric link that makes them so appealing, or their striking features.A common the...

The True Champions of Reptile Camouflage

When most people think of animals that have the ability to camouflage themselves in their habitats, they tend to think of Chameleons.While it's true that chameleons have the ability to change the pigmentation of their skin, the ability is actually primarily used to communicate and signal to other chameleons and to dissuade potential predators rather than for camouflage. Different temperatures al...

What Size Vivarium or Terrarium Do I Need for my New Reptile?

what size set-up does my reptile need

The nature of this question is of course highly subjective, but with the multitudes of advice and hundreds of different makes and models of reptile homes available, the confusion surrounding size of captive reptile habitat is understandable.It's something that our team at Swell Reptiles gets asked a lot, and while there is no true perfect answer, we are at least able to point you in the right ...

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