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Frogs (Tree Frog, Bull Frog) and Tadpoles

Available seasonally: November - February (approximately)

Requirements:
Terrarium at least 60 x 60 x 40 (bullfrog)
Terrarium at least 30 x 30 x 30 (tree frog and Tadpoles)
Filter or air pump
• Water Conditioners
Food (eg. houseflies or bloodworms)
• Plant (artificial, live or both)
Ornaments (optional)
Lighting (optional)
Gravel (optional)

Axolotls (Mexican Walking Fish)

Available all year round generally.

Requirements:
Tank at least 60 x 50 x 30cm (L x W x H)
Filter or air pump
• Water conditioners
Food (pellet or frozen)
Ornament (optional)
Lighting (optional)

These fascinating creatures make for an unusual and interesting pet. In captivity with the proper care and maintenance they can easily live 10 years, perhaps longer.
They require a large tank, as a guide one large axolotl will need 30 liters of water with a minimum depth of 25cm. Avoid gravel (gravel is a choking hazard), opt for very large stones instead
The temperature should sit around 15-22 Celsius, and normal room temperature is fine.
Place your tank away from direct sunlight, the cooler the spot the better. Temperatures over 22* should be avoided. You will need a filter for your tank. Both internal and external can be used depending on your setup. Tap water should be allowed to sit for 24 hours before being used. A pH kit is necessary and the range should sit between 7 and 8.5.
Axolotls tend to be nocturnal; they will need large ornaments as they like to hide in them. The only lighting required is optional and should be kept to a minimum. A small fluorescent tube is ideal. They are carnivorous in diet.
Axolotls are a charming addition to any home and our staff will be happy to discuss further any queries you may have, all you need and more, including books for reference are available in store.

Reeves Terrapin/Chinese Three Keeled Pond Turtle)

This delightful and robust turtle is found throughout Asia. As an intelligent and popular pet they thrive well in captivity. They're omnivorous in diet and have a voracious appetite. Males have extended tail length and slight plastial depression.
They can grow to 15cm although tend to be much smaller. Currently they are on the endangered species list but are bred in captivity in small numbers in the North Island. Sometime they are available as hatchlings over the summer months.

Red Eared Slider Turtle (Trachemys Scripta Elegans)

Native to North America, these delightful aquatic turtles are the most familiar captive bred reptiles.
The size of a 50c coin when hatched the females can grow to around 28cm. The males are a tad smaller often they do not exceed 17cm in shell length.

Snake Neck Turtle (Chelodina Longicollis)

They originate from Australia where they inhabit streams, rivers, creeks and swamps.
The most striking feature of this charming turtle is that its neck is almost as long as the carapace (shell).
The adult female will grow to around 30cm, twice as large as the male. They are relatively easy to maintain in captivity tending to be carnivorous.

Baby Turtle Tank Complete Set Up

$498.00 Setup includes:
Specially designed turtle tank with ramp
Wooden and mesh lid
Submersible heater
Heater guard
Internal power filter
Turtle health blocks
Stress coat
Stress zyme
Aquatic plant and veggie clip (plant holder)
Turtle pellet food
Thermometer
Aquarium light fitting
Reptile UVB tube (10.0 for Red Ear Sliders or 5.0 for Snake Necks)
Basic care sheet
All items are also available separately.

There are also books available in store on keeping and caring for your aquatic turtle.
At around 12 to 18 months your turtle will need an adult turtle tank. These are custom built here and a great value for money at $266.70, buy the stand with it for $97.50 and we'll throw in a free polystyrene layer worth $22.60. This sits in between your tank and base, helping to insulate it and offers it some protection. (complete unit cost is $376.50)

We also strongly recommend that you use an external water filter. Whilst internal filters are available an external filter will drastically reduce your cleaning. They vary in price and are relatively expensive but the benefits are well worth it and far outweigh the cost. Turtles are a big commitment they can live up to 30 years in captivity.

Bearded Dragon

Available Seasonally around December.

Adult Bearded Dragon size approximately 30cm including tail.
Bearded dragons are diurnal (day time) reptiles and require the day lights/heat lamps to be turned off at night.
Optimal daytime temp 22 - 32°C and Night time temp not lower than 22°C
Approximate lifespan 10 – 15 years ·

Requirements:
Terrarium (minimum 60 x 60 x 60cm)
Calcium Sand
Heat Bulb (suitable wattage for the enclosure size)
Safety cage for heat bulb
Dual Sensor Thermometer
Calcium Vitamin D powder
Live food (wax moth etc)
Dry food (pellet etc)
UVB 10.0 light tube
Light Fitting
Food & Water Dish
Ornaments (something to climb in or on)
ReptaProbe Thermostat (optional but highly recommended)

Fresh Foods:

  • Meal worms
  • Meal beetles
  • Hu Hu Grubs
  • Wax moths
  • Locusts
  • Cucumber
  • Corn
  • Lettuce
  • Dandelions
  • Apple
  • Grapes
  • Pear
  • Kale leaves
  • Parsley - fresh leaves
  • Tomato - fruit only
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli - heads
  • Spinach - Fresh leaves
  • Carrot tops

Blue Tongue Lizard

Available seasonally around December.

Adult Blue Tongue Lizard size is approximately 45cm including tail.
Blue Tongue Lizards are diurnal (day time) reptiles and require the day lights/heat lamps to be turned off at night.
Optimal daytime temp 24 -29°C and Night time temp not lower than 23°C and a basking spot of 35°C. Approximate lifespan 10 – 20 years.

Requirements:
Terrarium (minimum size 60 x 60 x 30cm)
Calcium Sand
Heat Bulb (suitable wattage for the enclosure size)
Safety cage for heat bulb
Dual Sensor Thermometer
Calcium Vitamin D powder
Live food (wax moth etc)
Dry food (pellet etc)
UVB 5.0 light tube
Light Fitting
Food & Water Dish
Ornaments (something to climb/hide on)
ReptaProbe Thermostat (optional but highly recommended)

Fresh Foods:

  • Meal worms
  • Meal beetles
  • Crickets
  • Wax Moths
  • Snails
  • Hu Hu grubs
  • Locusts
  • Corn
  • Blueberries
  • Mushed banana
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Strawberries
  • Brussel sprout heads
  • Tomatoes
  • Egg
  • Dandelions
  • Melon

Leopard Gecko

Requirements:
Terrarium (minimum 60 x 30 x 30cm)
Calcium Sand
Heat Bulb (suitable wattage for the enclosure size)
Safety cage for heat bulb
Dual Sensor Thermometer
Calcium Vitamin D powder
Live food (mealworms etc)
Dry food (dried insects etc)
UVB 2.0 light tube
Light Fitting
Food & Water Dish
Ornaments (somewhere to climb/hide)
ReptaProbe Thermostat (optional but highly recommended)

Inquiries welcome, visit our Reptile House open to the public from 10:30am to 5pm, seven days a week.


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    Invercargill 9871

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