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  1. How to help your reptile out of a tough shed
    Categories: Health

    How to help your reptile out of a tough shed

    Disecdysis, or abnormal shedding, is one of the most common ailments in captive reptiles. Read inside to find out why, how to avoid it, and how to treat it.
  2. MBD - metabolic bone disease
    Categories: Health

    MBD - metabolic bone disease

    MBD can be an extremely serious health issue if left unchecked, learn how to prevent it from developing from the experts at Swell Reptiles.
  3. UVB lighting – part  3 – calcium, D3 and UV
    Categories: EquipmentHealth

    UVB lighting – part 3 – calcium, D3 and UV

    Learn how UVB affects your reptiles health, from vitamin D3 synthesis to calcium assimilation inside from the experts at Swell Reptiles.
  4. UVB lighting – part 2 – what bulbs and how to set them up
    Categories: EquipmentHealth

    UVB lighting – part 2 – what bulbs and how to set them up

    Find out which UVB to choose for your animal and how to use it in this comprehensive guide from the experts at Swell Reptiles.
  5. UVB lighting – part 1 – snakes and nocturnal species
    Categories: EquipmentHealth

    UVB lighting – part 1 – snakes and nocturnal species

    Learn the importance of UVB lighting for snakes and nocturnal animals inside from the experts at Swell Reptiles.
  6. Custodians and bioactive - what does it actually mean?
    Categories: Health

    Custodians and bioactive - what does it actually mean?

    Bioactivity is slowly becoming the way to keep reptiles, inside the guide, find out what it means and how to do it from the experts at Swell Reptiles.
  7. Reptile thermostats... where do you start?
    Categories: EquipmentHealth

    Reptile thermostats... where do you start?

    Thermostats are a vital piece of equipment for keeping reptiles, both to prevent overheating and to maintain optimum temperatures.
  8. How much UV lighting do reptiles need?
    Categories: EquipmentHealth

    How much UV lighting do reptiles need?

    The UV lighting question is something we get asked here at Swell Reptiles every day as more and more people join the hobby
  9. What is reptile brumation and how can I prepare for it?
    Categories: HealthLizards

    What is reptile brumation and how can I prepare for it?

    Brumation is an important time of year for some reptiles, read inside to find out how to recognise if your reptile is going into brumation and how to do it safely.

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