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Reptiles, Amphibians & Arachnids at Longacres Bybrook Barn

Especially after the roaring success of our Reptiles Open Day, we are pleased to announce that we have a huge selection of reptiles and arachnids available to purchase at Longacres Bybrook Barn!

You can find our ever expanding range of Reptiles, Amphibians & Arachnids in store, along with helpful staff that can advise you on the best living environment and feeds for your new pet.

Here are just a few of our current Reptiles, Amphibians & Arachnids we have available:

Golden Gliding Tree Frog

  • Very easy species to look after, great for all levels of keepers.
  • Lifespan is 3-6 years.
  • Golden tree frogs range in size from 1.5 to 3.5 inches (3.8 to 8.9 cm) as adults. Females are larger at up to 9cm, while males stay at about 5cm.
  • A 20 Gallon vivarium is large enough for 3 adult frogs, but a larger vivarium is recommended. Use a screen cover rather than glass to allow for adequate ventilation.
  • 24-26°C, 60% humidity (at least)
  • Tree frogs are insectivores, a good portion of their diet can consist of live crickets. They should be fed two to three times a week in quantities ranging from two to eight or so per frog. Adult frogs should have their food coated with high quality reptile vitamin and mineral supplements once every other feeding. Juveniles should have their food supplemented every time.
  • Substrate should be a peat moss or sphagnum moss. Mist it daily or every 2 days to keep up the humidity alternatives to peat moss is Eco-earth (also called coco-fibre).
  • Tiger Legged Monkey Frog

  • Ideal for beginners
  • Lifespan: Up to 15 years
  • 5 cm, requiring a 12” cube for one, or 18” cube vivarium will do for three frogs
  • Eco-earth (also called coco-fibre) substrate, and moss
  • Diet: Variety of insects with calcium powder
  • Chubby Frog

  • Ideal for beginners
  • Lifespan: Up to 10 years
  • Up to 8cm, requiring 20” X 10” X 12” for one frog will last for life
  • 24°C, 60-70% humidity
  • Eco-earth (also called coco-fibre) substrate, and moss
  • Diet: Variety of insects with calcium powder
  • Together or singularly
  • Cuban Tree Frog

  • Not recommended for a beginner
  • Lifespan: Up to 10 years
  • Females are larger at up to 15cm, while males stay at about 10cm, requiring a 18” X 18” X 24” vivarium for a pair
  • 26-28°C, 70-90% humidity
  • Eco-earth (also called coco-fibre) substrate, and moss
  • Diet: Variety of insects with calcium powder
  • Together or singularly
  • Fire Bellied Toad

  • Ideal first pet amphibians, very hardy and docile
  • Lifespan: Up to 15 years
  • 5cm, as best kept in a group a vivarium of 24” X 12” X 12” for 5 is good
  • Water to swim in, land to come out onto
  • Eco-earth (also called coco-fibre) substrate, and moss, also need to be kept in relatively high humidity levels
  • Diet: Variety of insects with calcium powder
  • Cameroon Giant Black Millipede

  • Diet mostly the substrate soil or peat-free compost mixed with dead leaves but they eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Particular favourites are cucumber, melon, banana, apples and oranges.
  • They do need to be given calcium which can be done with ground cuttlefish.
  • The enclosure should be at least twice the length of your millipedes' length and the depth is the same length as the millipede. Recommended 5 gallon glass aquarium.
  • For substrate in a millipedes' enclosure it's recommended to use a mixture of pesticide/fertiliser/chemical free soil, coco fibre or humus, sphagnum moss and some orchid bark. The depth of which should be between 5-15 cm to allow for burrowing.
  • This species is slow growing, but can reach adult sizes of 7.5 - 11 inches.
  • They have a calm demeanour, and relatively simple requirements, making them an excellent pet for beginners in invertebrate care.
  • They are nocturnal so it's advised not to put their enclosures in direct sunlight.
  • Recommended to keep them in at least a pair.
  • 24-26°C, 60-75% humidity
  • Anery Stripe Corn Snake

  • Corn snakes hatch at around 8-10 inches long and can grow up to 20cm -190cm (4ft-6ft)
  • Lifespan of a corn snake is between 10-18 years with proper care.
  • Recommended substrate for corns is Aspen shavings, and they will require a heat mat and a hide.
  • Vivarium size should grow with the snake, by the time they are adults it's recommended to house them in a 20 gallon tank, but the bigger the better.
  • Natural diet consists mainly of appropriately sized rodents, but can be fed small chicks.
  • Quick and easy to tame, they are generally docile and inquisitive by nature.
  • Golden Gecko

  • They are not the best candidates for handling, because they have very delicate skin, and are incredibly quick. But with a lot of patience and gentle handling they can become very docile and easily handled.
  • They can live up to 8 years or more with proper care.
  • The ideal substrate for golden geckos is coco-fibre, you can also use reptile bark as it retains moisture.
  • Golden geckos can grow up to 7-8 inches long.
  • Enclosure size should be at minimum 20 gallon and needs to be tall, as they are very active arboreal lizards the bigger the better.
  • It's a good idea to put plenty of hideaways and branches in the enclosure so that the gecko can climb and hide.
  • Should be fed a variety of insects. Crickets can make up the main part of the diet, with the addition of waxworms, mealworms, butterworms, roaches, and other insects. All food should be gut-loaded and twice a week coated with a calcium supplement They do also eat a variety of tropical fruits providing they are mashed or sliced up.
  • 25°C, 5% UVB light, 60-75% humidity
  • Leopard Gecko

  • Ideal beginner pets as they are low maintenance and have minimal care requirements.
  • Primarily insectivores, their staple diet usually consists of mealworms, crickets. it's recommend to "gut load" crickets before feeding them to a gecko.
  • A 10 gallon tank is sufficient to house a single gecko, 20-30 gallon if you want to house two. It's advised not to place more than one male per enclosure as they will fight.
  • Paper towels, newspaper, reptile carpet or ceramic tiles are the best types of substrate to use for a leopard gecko as loose substrates are not recommended due to potential ingestion.
  • Leopard geckos are the largest species of gecko, adults reaching up to 8-11 inches in length.
  • They can live up to anywhere from 10-20 years with proper care.
  • Comes in many different colours and patterns.
  • Mexican Red Kneed Tarantula

  • Have a docile nature which makes them ideal for beginners.
  • Great for beginner and experienced tarantula keepers alike.
  • Fully grown their leg span can reach between five to six inches.
  • Females live for 20-30 years, males have a much shorter lifespan at only 3-6 years.
  • Don't require large housing 5-10 gallon terrarium or aquarium should be sufficient.
  • They are escape artists so tanks need to be securely shut.
  • Coco fibre should be used as substrate and ensure that at least 2 inches of substrate is used as they love to burrow.
  • The main diet for this tarantula is gut-loaded crickets, fed a couple times a week.
  • Spur Thighed Tortoises

  • As they live for 90-100 years, and get to 28cm they require a dedicated keeper, though they are fairly easy to care for.
  • Require large area in which to roam. (If keeping outside make sure it is secure, can be housed in a shed, but make sure there is a heat source and UV light – also requirements in vivariums).
  • Only use dry substrates.
  • Together or singularly