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  1. Royal python, Python regius, husbandry guide
    Categories: Care sheetsSnakes

    Royal python, Python regius, husbandry guide

    A complete care guide on Royal pythons, Python regius, covering natural history, habitat, heating, lighting and more.
  2. Green basilisk, Basiliscus plumifrons, care sheet
    Categories: Care sheetsLizards

    Green basilisk, Basiliscus plumifrons, care sheet

    Green basilisk, Basiliscus plumifrons, husbandry guide from the experts at Swell Reptiles, covering housing, heating, lighting and more.
  3. Introduction to tortoise species
    Categories: Care sheetsChelonians

    Introduction to tortoise species

    To the untrained eye, many tortoise breeds will look pretty similar, but actually, they are some of the most diverse animals on the planet.
  4. How to set up a frog terrarium at home
    Categories: EquipmentAmphibians

    How to set up a frog terrarium at home

    Frogs are some of the most diverse animals on the planet, making the finer points of setting up a frog terrarium at home a little difficult.
  5. Are reptiles better together?
    Categories: SnakesLizardsChelonians

    Are reptiles better together?

    Look inside to find out why reptiles should, or should not be kept with other individuals, and the dangers of cohabitation when done incorrectly.
  6. 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
  7. European tortoise setups – what equipment do I need and what goes where?
    Categories: EquipmentChelonians

    European tortoise setups – what equipment do I need and what goes where?

    European tortoises are some of the most popular pet reptiles. Look inside to learn how to keep them, including housing, heating and lighting.
  8. 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.
  9. How long can a snake live with a respiratory tract infection?
    Categories: HealthSnakes

    How long can a snake live with a respiratory tract infection?

    Respiratory infections are a common ailment for captive reptiles, learn inside how to recognise the signs and treat them safely.