Lizards

PLEASE NOTE – The animals listed below are not for sale hence the reason they are marked OUT OF STOCK. They are either our own residents, rescues or form part of our in-house breeding projects. For availability of our current livestock please visit our ANIMALS FOR SALE section.

Berber Skink (emueces scheideri) - Out of Stock

This species of skink are from the family scincidae. They originate from the Middle East & North Africa. There are five recognised subspecies. They habit dry scrubland and desert regions.
They are mainly insectivorous but like most skinks, they will take some vegetation.
Berber skinks have long bodies and short legs, are tan in colour with orange spots. They can grow 12 to 14 inches long and can live up to 20 years.
Sadly, most captive animals available are wild caught. This is not a species that seems to breed in captivity very well. Our pair were rescues and have been with us for a number of years.

Bearded Dragon (pogona vitticeps) - Out of Stock

The Bearded Dragon originates from Australia and is a member of the Agamidae family. They are found in a wide range of habitats from deserts, shrubland and eucalyptus woodland. There are at least eight different subspecies of this animal. They get their name from their beard (throat patch) which can turn black when agitated or stressed. They are extremely territorial with each other and both sexes will show dominance by head bobbing or submission by a hand waving gesture. They can grow 18 to 20 inches long and live between 8 to 12 years.
They are bred in abundance and are a great starter species for would be reptile keepers. Our resident Bearded Dragons are part of our animal encounter programme and feature regularly during shows.

Panther Chameleon (furcifer pardalis ) - Out of Stock

Panther Chameleons are found on the island of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome. It is also a species that has been introduced to Reunion & Mauritius. They live on a variety of insects, using their long tongues which they shoot out to catch their prey. Males can grow up to 10 inches in length with females being around half this size. Males are extremely colourful. Colour varies with location which is known as locales, with each locale being named from its geographical location. They can range from blue, green, orange or red. Females in contrast are a brown, pink colour.
They are one of natures most unique animals in that they have specially adapted feet for climbing, long tongues to catch prey and 360-degree vision being able to look in two different directions at the same time. They are commonly kept and bred in captivity on a regular basis. Our resident Panther Chameleon group are part of our in-house breeding project as well as being a part of our animal encounters programme.

Crested Gecko (rhacodactylus cillatus) - Out of Stock

The Crested Gecko originates from New Caledonia and was thought to be extinct until it was re-discovered in 1994. They are the most arboreal of the rhacodactyhis species, preferring to inhabit the canopy of the New Caledonian rain forest by day, only coming to the forest floor by night. They are strictly nocturnal. They are able to drop their tails as a predatory re-lease mechanism allowing them to escape, however unlike other species of gecko the tail does not grow back. It is thought most adults in the wild do not have tails. Crested Geckos feed on Fruit, Nectar & Pollen as well as a variety of insects. They are a charming animal and are considered a good beginner species for reptile keepers. Our resident Crested Geckos are part of our in-house breeding project and breed every year producing a number of young.

White Lined Gecko (gekko vittatus) - Out of Stock

The White Lined Gecko, also known as the Palm or Skunk Gecko originate from Indonesia & New Guinea. They are slender in body and are a chocolate orange in colour, with a white line running from the corner of each eye which meets at the base of the head. It then runs the entire length of the body. The tail has bands of white. They are strictly nocturnal. They feed on a variety of insects & worms. They are related to the much larger Tokay Gecko, but are much less aggressive by nature.
This is a species that we have bred in the past. Our single resident female is now elderly and has been with us now for many years.

Gila Monster (heloderma suspectum) - Out of Stock

Gila Monsters originate from the south western states of North America and the Sonora region of Mexico. They are one of two known species of venomous lizard and are listed by DEFRA as DWA (dangerous wild animal) the venom is potent but unlike venomous snakes is produced in salivary glands in the lower jaw. When they bite down it is delivered through hollows in the teeth. As its prey is generally small and also for its love of eggs it is thought that its venom evolved more for defence than predatory reasons. It is peachy, pink & black in colour warning any would be predators to avoid it. They have become increasingly rare in their home range and are protected by law. They are sluggish in movement but if provoked can swing back on themselves remarkable quick. A bite from a Gila is very painful and with no anti-venom if bitten you will have to ride out the pain.
Our Gila was an unwanted animal from a UK Zoo and is a permanent resident.

Green Keeled Bellied Lizard (gastropholis prasina) - Out of Stock

These striking lizards originate from the coastal regions of Kenya & Tanzania. They inhabit forests, woodland & thickets and can be found both on the ground and high in the canopy. They are considered arboreal and have a long prehensile tail. They are bright green in colour and have a bright red tongue. They get their name from the keeled scales on their bellies. They are a diurnal species, active by day. They spend most of their time hunting a variety of insects. They belong to the Lacertidae family. Our resident pair of keeled bellied lizards were purchased as a welcome addition to our in-house breeding project.

Fiji Banded Iguana (brachylophus fasciatus) - Out of Stock

The Fijian Banded Iguana is a species of iguanid lizard endemic to the islands of Fiji where it occurs in the wet forests. It is one of only a few species of iguana found outside of the new world. It is one of the most geographically isolated members of the iguana family making it extremely vulnerable as a species. With such isolated populations the slightest in-balance of nature can be catastrophic to numbers. It is listed by the IUCN as endangered. Fijis are herbivorous feeding on leaves, fruits & flowers, particularly the hibiscus flower. Hatchlings will take some insects but adults normally do not. Both sexes are bright green in colour with males having blue or light green bands. Both sexes have bright orange eyes and yellow nostrils. They have crested spines and long tails to help them balance in the trees. They are an arboreal species spending their time high up in the canopy.
We are lucky enough to have a resident male which came to us from a private reptile keeper.

Green Mountain Horned Agama (acanthosaura lepidogaster) - Out of Stock

Leopard Gecko (eublepharis macularius) - Out of Stock

Giant Madagascan Day Gecko (phelsuma mad. Grandis) - Out of Stock

New Caledonian Giant Gecko (rhacodactylus leachianus) - Out of Stock