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Keeping outdoors

European herps dot he best in outdoor enclosures. If you’re looking how to build one, check out our video here!

Keeping herps outdoors replicates the wild perfectly – no artificial heat, uv and humidity required! We believe that keeping European species outside is easier than indoors, less expensive and more fun! You get to see your animal roam as it would in the wild – nothing beats that for a hobbyist.

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Amphibians were the first vertebrates to emerge from the depths of the sea around 370 million years ago. With over eight thousand species currently on earth, they are a large class, of which many start life as humble larvae such as tadpoles. Unfortunately, amphibians are one of the most threatened groups of species. They are an example of an ‘indicator species’, demonstrating the health of an ecosystem overall. Luckily, captivity has a continual and ever-growing role in the preservation of the worlds amphibians, of which we hope to contribute.

European Tree Frog
Hyla arborea

Looking as if they hail from the tropics, European tree frogs were once used as barometers as they croak on approaching rainfall.

Agile Frog
Rana dalmatina

The agile frog’s name gives a good description for what they are good at –  jumping!

Pool Frog
Pelophynax lessonae

Once regarded as an introduced alien to Britain, scientific analysis confirmed that at least one population is an over-looked native.

Natterjack Toad
Epidalea calamita

The natterjack toad is Britain’s loudest amphibian and favours sandy heaths and coastal dunes.

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Common Toad
Bufo bufo

Unfortunately, common toads have seen a 68 percent decline in recent years, meaning it is vital to keep them in captivity to ensure their survival.

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European Green Toad
Bufotes viridis

The green toad is a staple of the steppes in mainland Europe along with the mountainous regions of eastern Europe.

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Midwife toad
Alytes obstetricans

The green toad is a staple of the steppes in mainland Europe along with the mountainous regions of eastern Europe.

Interested in animals which we have available?

We do allow for a portion of our own-bred stock to be sold to budding owners. Please visit our available page.