How to Look After Reptiles While You’re on Vacation

There are many amazing things about keeping and breeding reptiles – but vacation time isn’t one of them. After all, most traditional pet boarding facilities would have a heart attack if you rang them up to ask about boarding fees for your python or bearded dragon. What is a reptile keeper to do? In this …

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How to Save Money on Frozen Snake Food

As someone with a decent number of snakes, I’ve been alarmed over the last few years to find my feeding bill going up and up. All those frozen mice and rats, while not expensive on their own, start to add up when you’re buying and feeding in bulk. In light of this, I recently sat …

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A Brief Introduction to Keeping Bearded Dragons

The bearded dragon - Pogona vitticeps

Let’s be honest; if you’re planning to get your very first bearded dragon then its easy to get overwhelmed by all the information. Its easy to spend hours on end, clicking on websites and going round in circles. What I wanted to do in this this article, therefore, was to cover some of the more …

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Spider Ball Pythons: An Introduction and Care Guide

Spider ball python care and breeding guide.

Spider ball pythons are stunning snakes. As well as being attractive in their own rights they’re also the basis for a whole load of rarer and more complex morphs seen in the hobby.  At the same time, however, the “spider” ball python morph is one of the most contentious subjects in the snake-keeping hobby right …

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Banana Snakes: Banana Ball Python Morph Care Guide

The banana snake - a banana ball python with beautiful purple/pink background and banana-yellow saddles.

Banana ball pythons are one of the more popular ball python morphs. It’s not hard to see why.  In contrast to the wild-type look, banana ball pythons are very pale in color. The standard black background appears more of a pink or purple, while the typical brown markings are a beautiful yellow. This creates a …

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Do Corn Snakes Bite?

Do corn snakes bite?

Corn snakes are one of the most popular pet snakes available.  A common question among new keepers is “do corn snakes bite?”  Generally speaking the answer is “no” – corn snakes rarely bite.  However they are capable of biting and there are instances where a bite may become more likely.  In this article we’ll look …

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Best Crested Gecko UV Lights

One of the most controversial topics when it comes to keeping crested geckos is that of UV lighting. In this guide we’ll try to tease apart fact from fiction, discussing the pros and cons of ultraviolet lighting for cresties, and look at some of the best bulbs on the market to help you select the …

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