Housing Royal Pythons – Really Useful Boxes

Royal Pythons are found in the wild in Western Africa, specifically in the regions of Ghana, Benin and Togo. The weather is hot and tropical, and they mostly live hidden away in rodent burrows, coming out only when hungry and in search of a mate. They are Agoraphobic, which means they are afraid of wide open spaces. If you put a Royal Python in to a large vivarium, that does not have enough cover, they will become stressed out, and anorexic. This can lead to the death of the snake…

Feeding Snakes – Food Sizes

We breed our own food here as we believe it to be higher quality than mass produced frozen rats and mice bought from a shop. It also works out a lot cheaper for us! We realise this is not practical for everyone, so we try and label our feeding cards with the size closest to shop bought sizes as possible. We also use a mixture of fresh food and defrosted to ensure they are not fussy feeders when they leave us! Most snakes are fed approximately once a week. When…

Feeding Stick Insects

Stick Insects are extremely easy to feed. And very cheap! The majority of stick insects will feed on plants readily available nearby. If the food is not available near you, you should reconsider keeping them, however if you go for a walk in your local park, and down your street, you are almost guaranteed to find food for one or more species. Food should not be collected from the side of the road. Roadside verges are often sprayed with pesticides, which are designed to kill insects. This would of course…

Axolotl Care Sheet

About Axolotls (Ax-o-lot-ul) Axolotls come from the Ice Fed lakes of Mexico, specifically┬áLake Chalco. It was native to two lakes ~ Lake Xochimilco also, but sadly only remnants of Lake Xochimilco remain. They are the larval form of the Mexican Mole Salamander, however they never (in their natural environment) perform the metamorphosis in to Salamanders, living their entire lives, throughout sexuality, breeding and adulthood in their larval form. This is known as Neoteny. They can occasionally morph in to salamanders, but this is not something that should be encouraged, as…