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Slow and steady wins the race

tortoise in grass

It's like they know something we don't.Tortoises can outlive three generations of people and they do so with a quiet slow moving serenity that is almost hypnotic.A creature with almost mystical markings on its armoured a shell that outlived the brontosaurus.Their appearance and disposition makes them a symbol of wisdom, longevity and stability. The tortoise and the hare is a perfect ex...

Feature: Create a setup

1) How to choose a Vivarium or Terrarium.How big is your pet and how big will it grow?Vivariums and terrariums suit every species from a hermit crab to a giant arboreal boa. Choosing the right size is essential for its happiness and health. Your pet needs room to exercise.Is your pet arboreal. Does it need height?Some animals will be happy with a shallow tank, others need height so they c...

Reptiles get a grant

Reptiles living in the wild in Devon are set for a boost in their habitat following a £50,000 grant.Lowland heath - low ground covered in grasses, heathers and wild flowers - will be restored at four sites in the county to help species included crested newts and adders.The three project will be managed by Devon Wildlife Trust who have received the £50,000 grant from the Biffaward scheme run ...

Bearded dragons top Google

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Bearded dragons are topping a Google poll of popular searches.The top search engine has listed the most popular searches in different categories with some surprising results.The most popular search of all pets was a "cavapoo", a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a poodle.Next up were the similar cavachon and cockapoo cross breeds.The Bearded Dragon was in sixt...

Snakes battle climate change

Many rattlesnake species may die out as they are unable to relocate quickly enough to cope with climate change over the next hundred years.Experts say the climate will change over 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt.Scientists at Indiana University found that the rate of future change in suitable habitat will be greater than at any time in the last 300,000 years - and tha...

Live Food Christmas Update

livefood black field crickets

Swell Live foods are sent by Royal Mail and are sent directly from the breeder.The last day for live food delivery before Christmas is expected to be Tuesday, December 20.Please be aware orders for live food taken after 3pm on Tuesday, December 20, will not be dispatched until January 3rd.Our range of livefoods include: black field crickets, silent brown crickets, locusts, mealworms an...

Burmese pythons at the heart of it

Burmese pythons could help treat heart disease according to researchers.Dr Leslie Leinwand, professor at the University of Colorado was originally curious about how Burmese pythons could go for long periods without food - and how their heart balloons after they eat.When these pythons do eat they eat a huge meal - as big as a deer - their organs can double in size and then go right back down af...

10 celebrity reptile owners

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1. Elle Macpherson (supermodel) Bearded dragon2. Nicholas Cage (actor) Cobras3. Leonardo DiCaprio (actor) Tortoise and bearded dragon4. Alice Cooper (rock wildman) Boa constrictor5. Dominic Monaghan (actor) Various reptiles6. Michael Jackson (King of Pop) Snakes7. Slash (guitar hero) - pictured Snakes8. John McCain (US politician) Turtles9. Mark Owen (singer...

Dragon slayer

A bearded dragon has become the latest Youtube sensation for her gaming skills.The beardie is a real pro at the Ant Crusher game on her owner's smartphone.She squashes the bugs with her tongue.The 57-second clip, entitled ‘Bearded Dragon playing Ant Crusher’ has been viewed 1.2 million times since it was uploaded last month.One viewer commented: “This is the best video ever uploaded ...

Anoles provide the answers

Through studying anole lizards, scientists have discovered that if we "re-set" time and started over, evolution would happen exactly the same.Boffins have long thought that small events like a certain bad winter, or a particular storm could have a disproportionate effect on evolution.But now Luke Mahler of the University of California believes that species evolve just the same regardless of ha...

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