Expert reptile advice and information

Exotic Reptile Information aims to provide expert advice and useful information to both new and experienced reptile keepers; from facts and breeding to the items we have used and rate, we provide you with all of the information you need to assist you to look after and enjoy keeping your exotic reptiles.

Each reptile content page will list common questions, intriguing facts and scientific classifications. We provide you with expert advice about all aspects of reptile car such as lighting, heating, setting up your vivarium and terrarium, buying, maintaining and breeding your reptiles. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please contact us.

Bearded Dragon

bearded-dragon basking

Pogona Vitticeps, otherwise known as Bearded Dragons, are one of the most popular exotic pets in the UK. They are easy to care for, easy to handle, can become very tame and are intriguing to watch.

Bearded dragons are omnivorous and in captivity, they eat a mixture of fruit, vegetables, salad and live food. A male bearded dragon can grow to around 24" (60cm) in length, and their lifespan in captivity is around 10 years.

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Gecko Lizard

crested gecko on rock

Geckos are lizards which originate from many warm climates around the world such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and North-Western India. The name gecko was formed from the Indonesian word 'gēkoq' (gekok) and is based upon the unique chirping noises they make as they interact with other geckos.

Gecko lizards belong to an infraorder called Gekkota which divides into seven different families - within these families there over a thousand species of gecko. Each family has different traits, for example the Eublepharidae family to which the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) belongs. Unlike other geckos, Eublepharids have eyelids which makes them unique among geckos - they also have no sticky pads on their feet.

Geckos tend to be small to average sized lizards and there are over 1000 different species - some of which can be handled and make great pets. The most popular gecko species for both beginner and experienced reptile keepers is the leopard gecko - although there are many different species such as the crested gecko and the day gecko which are also kept as pets.

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Leopard Gecko

leopard gecko on log

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Madagascar Giant Day Gecko

madagascar day gecko close up

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