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
Looking as if they hail from the tropics, European tree frogs were once used as barometers as they croak on approaching rainfall.
The agile frog’s name gives a good description for what they are good at – jumping!
Once regarded as an introduced alien to Britain, scientific analysis confirmed that at least one population is an over-looked native.
The natterjack toad is Britain’s loudest amphibian and favours sandy heaths and coastal dunes.
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.
European green toad
The green toad is a staple of the steppes in mainland Europe along with the mountainous regions of eastern Europe.
The moor frog is Britain’s extinct frog species, last present in the 13th century. It remarkably turns lapis blue during the breeding season!
Interested in the animals we have available?
We do allow for a portion of our own-bred stock to be sold to budding owners. Please contact us for more details.