Reptile Feeding Tongs
Help and advice on shopping for: Reptile Feeding Tongs
Protect both yourself and your pet
Many reptiles can get a little overexcited when it comes time to feed, their instincts tell them to launch themselves at their food and they lose sight of everything else. To ensure that your reptile can comfortably feed without injuring itself or anyone else we’ve created a fantastic range of reptile feeding tongs from leading brands like Exo Terra, Komodo and Zoo Med.
What are reptile feeding tongs?
Reptile feeding tongs are a set of tongs that are used to add livefeed, frozen food and vacuum-packed food to your enclosure. Many reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates have an instinct to strike at these foods because they look similar to the sort of creatures they would prey upon in the wild, however, when they do this they can accidentally hurt themselves or even bite your hand. Feeding tongs are also a great way to feed hatchlings and smaller lizards as you can ensure that the food reaches them by putting it as close as you need to and holding it in place.
Why should I buy reptile feeding tongs?
Reptile feeding tongs are an inexpensive and helpful investment that will help you avoid any accidents with your pets. Tongs also give you a buffer between yourself and live food, which can be helpful if you don’t want to get too close to food like crickets or locusts. They are very easy to use, similar to tweezers, and have a lot of uses for a reptile keeper. Most reptile keepers will develop an arsenal of tongs over time to help them with all sorts of jobs.
What are the main types of reptile feeding tongs?
The biggest difference in our reptile feeding tongs ranges is between the different sizes of tongs and the material they are made from. We sell a vast range of tong sizes including tweezers, standard tongs and even large forceps, eventually, you may find you need a variety of these but the priority should be to get the right one to easily add your pet’s food to their enclosure. The material each tong is made from will make it safer for your reptile to bite it or harder for it to break. If you have quite an aggressive pet you find that you need to invest in a metal set of tongs.
What should I look for?
Reptile feeding tongs are something you should build up over time, maybe picking up one of two with each shop or on special occasions. There’s not too much to think about when it comes to picking between them so go with your instincts.