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Why Reptiles?

The truth is I don’t know!

I have always just found reptiles fascinating, dragging my mother around the reptile house at the Zoo from a very you age. I can’t put my finger on why I just love them. I don’t know if it is because they are misunderstood and often hated by people and I felt drawn to them because of that.

I have always loved Crocodiles, snakes and Lizards but it wasn’t until more recently that I became interested in turtles and tortoises. I started reading up more on tortoise because it was my weak subject when I was working in a reptile centre and have found that the more I learn the more I want to learn. I have only kept one species of turtle, Razorback Musk Turtle, which I managed to breed on the first attempt. They have great characters and are very entertaining, running on the floor of the tank rather than swimming.

The young are about the size of my thumbnail but quickly and get more confident the bigger they get. Turtles and tortoise can be very rewarding to keep, but make sure you look into which species is best for you before buying one. They all have different requirements and need different supplies or accessories, some are easier than others.

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