A selection from our scrap book
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk

Tortoises

Testudo graeca ibera
Greek Spur thighed Tortoise

A beautiful tortoise, previously known in the UK as the common garden tortoise, only available as captive bred from breeders with correct legal documentation.  

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
eggs in nest site next to a 20p piece at the top
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk

Lizards

Chamaeleo calyptratus
Veiled Chameleon

Perhaps now the most commonly bred chameleon in the UK, Males grow an impressively large casque on their heads, females can lay large numbers of eggs.

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk Chamaeleo fuelleborni
Flap-jack Chameleon

A three horned chameleon with flaps of skin to the back of the head, from East Africa, can be a fragile species in captivity.

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk

Chamaeleo montium
Cameroon Mountain Chameleon

A shy two horned chameleon with a sail at the base of the tail, requires cool humid environment, tends to be delicate contributing to it being rarely bred in captivity.

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk Chamaeleo pardalis
Panther Chameleon

The male panther chameleon is probably the best choice for anyone considering a captive chameleon,  it is a more robust and less stressing species tolerating some human contact.
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
Chamaeleo wiedersheimi
WIEDERSHEIM'S CHAMELEON

A Similar chameleon to the montium, with no horns, this chameleon is very rarely kept in captivity.

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk Varanus exanthematicus
Savannah Monitor

Can become tame but caution as adults can give severe bites. Adults require a lot of room, cleaning and respect.
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
Rhacodactylus ciliatus
Crested Gecko

Easy to keep gecko which is attractive and non-aggressive.
Since they were rediscovered in 1994 this gecko has shot to the top of the popularity chart. 

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk Ptychozoon kuhli
Flying Gecko

Attractively marked gecko, excellent camouflage on tree bark, flaps of skin along the sides of the body these act as sails to aid the  gecko in gliding from branch to branch.

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
Snakes
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk Python curtus brietensteini
Borneo blood python

Attractive short stocky snake one of my favourites, they require hot humid conditions, at which point they can be very aggressive. 

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
Boa Constrictor

Not the largest snake by far, but their size as adults is widely underestimated by many wannabe keepers.

 

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk Morlelia spilota
Carpet Python

A good choice for anyone who wants a so called "big snake", Some tame down well, and obtain a slender size which isn't life threatening.

copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
Corallus cookii
Cooks Tree Boa

Don't tend to be over friendly, and yes they can give a painful bite, they have long teeth for catching birds and penetrating feathers.
High humidity arboreal species.
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
Langaha madagascariensis
Madagascar leaf-nose snake

An fascinating looking snake, with the males having a long thin appendage to the nose where the females have a more feathered or leaf shape appendage. These are very rarely bred in captivity, and prefer a diet of small lizards.
 
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk
copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk copyright  www.pettortoise.co.uk

 

 

 

Captive bred Mediterranean tortoises for sale, care, and advice from experienced breeders
~ Hermans, Marginated, Greek Spur-thighed, Horsefields ~

Articles
 Care Sheet Tortoise FAQ Species Gallery Tortoises for sale Diet Links

All content on this site is copyright www.desperateit.co.uk - unless otherwise stated
it may not be duplicated or modified without written consent from the authors.
website design datadevelopment.co.uk