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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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Dominating the earth for a seemingly interminable 312 million years, reptiles are truly prehistoric beasts. They are cold blooded, which means they rely on external sources to warm their bodies. Of the ten thousand or so extant species, we keep an ever-growing amount. At present, 10 of Europe’s most iconic are housed by us; from giants such as the eyed lizard to the ageless European pond turtle.

Western green lizard
Lacerta bilineata

An emerald jewel in Europe’s herpetological crown, the western green lizard is fairly widespread yet suffering declines in parts of it’s range.

Viviparous Lizard
Zootoca vivipara

Common lizards live within the Artic circle making them the most northerly occuring terrestrial reptiles.

Sand Lizard
Lacerta agilis

An iconic example of a now thriving reintroduction, sand lizards were once endangered in Britain.

Eyed Lizard
Timon lepidus

This is Europe’s largest mainland lacertid lizard, growing up to an impressive 80 centimetres.

Common Wall Lizard
Podarcis muralis

Mainland Europe’s most common reptile and a recent introduction to Britain, common wall lizards are a fascinatingly adaptable species.

Slow Worm
Anguis fragilis

Neither a snake or a worm – but a legless lizard! Native and resident to much of Britain and Europe.

Common Grass Snake
Natrix natrix

The grass snake’s scientific name originates from the word ‘natare’ meaning to swim, which gives an apt description of this semi-aquatic snake.

Aesculapian Snake
Zamenis longissumus

Growing up to 1.8 metres, this is one of Europe’s largest snake species which was worshipped by the Romans for its ‘immortality’.

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European Pond Turtle
Emys orbicularis

The most northerly occurring turtle in the world, European pond turtles are threatened by hazards such as habitat destruction, road collisions and invasive species. 

Interested in which animals 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.