May 2016 Reptile News

Finally it seems the weather might be breaking here in the UK. Over the weekend it’s been hitting 24’C with more of the same forecast over the next week. Perhaps, after a cold and disappointing spring, summer is finally starting to make an appearance.

This makes it an ideal time to get all those reptile-related chores completed while the weather is good; tanks and equipment dry in next to no time, and the spiders are doing well without the need for a heater. This also helps to gently reduce my electricity bill, which is always good news!

In terms of my own collection there is no major news this month. My big old female Salmon Pink (Lasiodora parahybana) has finally moulted and looks stunning, while my half-grown Green Bottle Blue female moulted over the weekend. If the weather keeps up, I plan to build some new racks in the coming weeks, in readiness for more specimens in the Autumn.

May was an exciting month, as always, in terms of the latest reptile news. Lots of stories and blog posts appeared that grabbed the attention of my followers on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Here’s a run-down on the top stories in case you missed them last month…

Reading List

Here are the top articles I shared on social media last month, ranked by the number of clicks and reshares each piece received…

1) The Ultimate Bearded Dragon Diet Guide
2) The 5 Best Small Pet Snakes for Beginners
3) Ten Interesting Facts about Chameleons
4) Leopard Gecko Egg-Laying and Incubation
5) Which Reptile is the Next Giant Panda?
6) Most Popular Pet Turtles
7) Creating an Outdoor Sulcata Tortoise Pen
8) Cane Toad History (Bufo marinus/Rhinella marina)

Thanks for reading, and be sure to follow me on social media for plenty more reptile news and articles as they’re published…


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