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Rosie the Redfoot Tortoise

June 14th, 2012 | dec | Tags:

The Redfoot tortoise is native to South America and therefore love warm humid climates to live in. Redfoot tortoises are omnivorous creatures; they eat a variety of fruit, vegetables and worms. Their colourful markings change as they grow and develop, adult males tend to be the most colourful of the species. Redfoot tortoises can grow up to 30 centimetres in length and can live up to 50 years plus! Their shells are made from keratin which is the same substance that our hair and nails is made from. *Rosie the Redfoot […]

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Charlie the Corn Snake

June 13th, 2012 | dec | Tags:

Corn snakes come from parts of America such as; Florida, Louisiana and Kentucky. They eat a variety of small mammals and birds and generally hide under logs and rocks during the day. Corn snakes are often underground travelling through borrows made by rodents in search of their prey. A Corn Snake can live up to 23 years in captivity, this life span is thought to be much less in the wild. *The name ‘Corn’ snake is thought to have come from the chequered markings on the underside of its belly […]

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Rita the Royal Python

June 13th, 2012 | dec | Tags:

Royal Pythons are the smallest species of python found in Africa. In general Royal Pythons are dark earthy colours which help them to camouflage in the wild. In the wild Royal Pythons tend to live for around 20 years, but they have been known to live up to 40 years in captivity. Rita our Royal Python here at Zoo 4 You is around 4ft long. She eats small mammals that are roughly the same size as the thickest part of her body. She has very distinct beautiful markings on her […]

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Rick the Royal Python

February 23rd, 2019 | dec | Tags:

Royal Pythons are the smallest species of python found in Africa. In general Royal Pythons are dark earthy colours which help them to camouflage in the wild. In the wild Royal Pythons tend to live for around 20 years, but they have been known to live up to 40 years in captivity. Rick our Royal Python here at Zoo 4 You is around 3.5ft long. He eats small mammals that are roughly the same size as the thickest part of his body. Rick our Royal Python has a calm and placid nature, […]

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Rupert the Royal Python

February 23rd, 2019 | dec | Tags:

Royal Pythons are the smallest species of python found in Africa. In general Royal Pythons are dark earthy colours which help them to camouflage in the wild, however they have been bred in captivity to give them various different patterns and colouration. In the wild Royal Pythons tend to live for around 20 years, but they have been known to live up to 40 years in captivity. Rupert our Royal Python here at Zoo 4 You is around 3.5ft long. He eats small mammals that are roughly the same size […]

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Clive the Crested Gecko

June 14th, 2012 | dec | Tags:

Crested Geckos originate in New Caledonia. This nocturnal lizard was thought to be extinct for years until it was rediscovered in 1994. Crested Geckos are omnivores and in the wild eat a variety of fruit, nectar and insects. They can be found in a variety of colours and patterns. Probably the most interesting thing about these geckos is their ability to climb any surface due to their unique and strong grip. Their feet are made up of ridges that are called Lamellae, these lamellae are then made up of hundreds […]

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Lenny the Leopard Gecko

June 14th, 2012 | dec | Tags:

The Leopard Gecko is found in places such as Afghanistan and India, they eat a variety of insects and are nocturnal. Like many lizards the Leopard Gecko has the ability to lose its tail if it is grabbed by a predator and needs to escape. They have a chubby tale where they store food encase they are unable to catch anything while hunting. Their spotted skin helps them to camouflage in their natural environment making them well hidden from predators. Leopard Geckos make popular pets yet there is still little known […]

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Bobby the Bearded Dragon

June 14th, 2012 | dec | Tags:

Bearded Dragons originate in Australia but are now kept as pets all over the world. They are used to a hot climate and in the wild often spend time on the rocks basking in the sun when they are not hiding in the bushes and trees. Bearded Dragons are omnivores, they eat a variety of vegetation and insects. When threatened they are able to puff out their throats creating the appearance of a beard on their face, hence their name. Bobby the Bearded Dragon is very docile and friendly, so […]

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