Reptile Supplies

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How to set up for a Mississippi Map Turtle

The Mississippi Map Turtle can be found along the length of the Mississippi River as well as streams and lakes in North America. They are both aquatic and terrestrial in their habits being strong swimmers but venturing to the surface for basking opportunity. They have a green-brown shell colour with dark skin that is lined with yellow markings. They are a relatively small species although there i...

Tomato Frog care Guide – Swell Reptiles

The Tomato Frog, aptly named for their round, vibrant orange/red bodies, are endemic to Madagascar, where they live amongst forest floors and swamps. They aren't the most active of creatures spending most of their time buried in the earth waiting for prey to crawl by, which they catch with their large mouths and sticky tongues. They are nocturnal in nature and pretty inactive then too. But they d...

Blue Azureus dart frog care guide

The Blue Azureus Dart Frog is a 'Dyeing Dart frog' that can be found in North-Western regions of South America where they inhabit mossy forest floors and leaf litter. A terrestrial species, they are quite capable climbers, though the same cant be said for their swimming skills. The Blue Azureus is blue in colour, with lighter shades on the body and darker shades on the legs. They are also spotted...

Red-Footed Tortoise care guide

REd footed tortoise at Swell Superstore

The Red-Footed Tortoise is a South and Central American species originating from forest habitats. They are black-brown in shell colour with each shell ring containing an orange-red splodge and a yellow-orange underside. Their heads and legs also have orange-red colouration.They usually have a docile nature but become physically difficult to handle the larger they get, especially as they don'...

Mississippi Map Turtle Care Guide

Mississippi Map Turtle

The Mississippi Map Turtle can be found along the length of the Mississippi River as well as other streams and lakes of North America. They are both aquatic and terrestrial in their habits, are strong swimmers but also venture to the surface for basking opportunity.They have a green-brown shell colour with dark skin that is lined with yellow markings. Turtles aren’t the best pets for handl...

How to keep Fire-bellied toads

Oriental fire-bellied toads are a social species of semi-aquatic amphibian found in Northern and Central Asia. Their habitats consist of forest, woodland, temperate rain forest, marshland swaps and even farmland where they can be found displaying in aquatic and terrestrial terrain. These toads are green or brown on the top of their bodies and bright orange or red underneath, which is where they g...

How to keep a Mata Mata turtle

The Mata Mata turtle originates from Northern South America, throughout the Amazon including Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. They are an aquatic species favouring slower moving water sources such as streams, swamps or marshes. They are a fascinating species with a characterful look. Their most prominent features being the triangular head shape, 'snorkel' nose extension and...

Beautiful Bumblebees!

The Bumblebee dart frog is a species of frog which originates from South America and is so-called for its bright yellow and black skin. Like all dart frogs, they are able to secrete a toxin through their porous skin, though this is produced with the ingestion of wild insects such as ants, so isn't a worry in captivity with their fly and cricket diet.These frogs can often be found close to str...

On a Budgett

The Budgett’s frog can endear, scare, horrify and intrigue at the same time. Here’s how to keep one.Budgett’s frogs are more aquatic versions of their cousins the horned frogs and come from the Gran Chaco region of South America, a semi-arid region spanning the borders of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. In the wet season, they inhabit shallow pools where they predate other frog species...

How to care for a Royal python

Royal Pythons are native to sub-Saharan Africa and are widely distributed across the continent. Their preferred habitat includes savannah, grasslands and forested areas.They can often be found invading mammal burrows, termite mounds or logs, and as a nocturnal species, this is where they will spend the majority of their day. They are also commonly known as ball pythons, from the ball posture...

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