Crested Gecko

MBD – Metabolic Bone Disease

You’ve heard about MBD. It’s bad. But what does it actually do to a reptile’s body, and how can you ensure you will never have to deal with it?MBD, Metabolic Bone Disease, is a disorder caused by the abnormalities of minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin D, which causes the bone structure to weaken as the calcium is released back into the bloodstream, to preven...

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 out dated, 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 can ...

Meet Swell Pets: Sandy the Crested Gecko

meet swell pets sandy the crested gecko

Meet Sandy, Swell reptiles’ human-loving and attention seeking crested gecko!Profile Name: SandySuborder: Gecko (Gekkota)Species: Crested Gecko (Correlophus Ciliatus)Colour: Beige/OliveMarkings: Yellow patched on back, brown and beige tailHatched: 22/02/14As far as Crested Geckos go, Sandy loves being handled more than most and this is partly down to the special bo...

New gecko discovered

A new gecko species has been discovered in Vietnam and China.At the moment the gecko has the name of its discoverers so is going by the unwieldy title of "Gekko Adleri Nguyen, Wang, Yang, Lehmann, Le, Ziegler & Bonkowski 2013."Adleri gecko (for short) has a heady and body length of around 7.5cm and a tail length of around 8.3cm. Its body is greyish brown or dark grey with four stripes on h...

Crested gecko care: Starter kits to breeding

Crested geckos can climb pretty much anything with their famous suction pads, but now they are climbing up the ranks of most popular pet reptiles.And they may yet prove to be the ideal pet for busy working people. Because crested gecko care is so easy and cheap, the reptile's popularity is riding on the crest of a wave.“Crested geckos are now one of the key five,” explains Shaune. “Beard...

A closer look at Swell’s reptile starter kits

Bearded Dragon Starter Kit Gold A perfect way to create the ideal habitat for a bearded dragon is to invest in the Bearded Dragon Starter Kit Gold. The kit is designed to provide everything an adult bearded dragon needs for a happy habitat. This kit is also ideal for similar reptiles like Uromastyx.The kit includes a top of the range VivExotic Viva vivarium. This vivarium measures an impressive ...