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Below are animals ready for their forever homes. We welcome new and experienced owners and recommend your own research is carried out to find out what type of companion would be best suited for you and their care requirements. If you're interested in offering a home please visit the Adoption Process / Policy page.

Snakes


RUSTY
RUSTY
RUSTY
RUSTY

RUSTY is a yellow rat snake, suspected male but not probed. Adult, exact age not known.  He's a lively character and can be defensive within the vivarium but good to handle once out and keen to explore. Fed variety of defrosted food (mammal/bird) once every 7 to 10 days. 

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 4' x 2' x 1.5' vivarium with a guarded and thermostatically controlled heat lamp on the roof of one side of the enclosure. Humidity gauge to measure humidity, aim for 40 - 50%. Day time basking spot 29c to 32c, cool side 23c to 24c with an evening drop to 20c. A guarded 6% UVB linear bulb positioned on the warm side of the enclosure, covering no more than 1/3rd of the width of the enclosure, is required to provide a day/night cycle and to benefit from UVB. Minimum two hides, one on the cool side, one on the warm side and plenty of places to crawl over and under.  Large water bowl to allow for full submersion in treated tap water (e.g. Reptisafe).  Recommended substrate - 70/30 organic soil/play sand mix or coir or lignocel. Strictly solitary. Further reading can be found here.

COSMOS
COSMOS
COSMOS
COSMOS

COSMOS the carpet python is about 4 years of age, we've been advised he's male but not confirmed. Although he has shown no signs of aggression he's not keen on being handled and will try to flee at any given moment during handling sessions. He needs an experienced keeper who is willing to spend time with him to gain his trust. We think he'll be a proper charmer if given the chance! Fed variety of defrosted food (mammal/bird)  once every 3 to 4 weeks. 

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 3' x 3' x 1.5' vivarium with a guarded and thermostatically controlled heat lamp on the roof of one side of the enclosure. Humidity gauge to measure humidity, aim for 40 - 60%. Day time basking spot 32c to 36c, cool side 22c to 26c with an evening drop to no less than 16c. A guarded 6% UVB linear bulb positioned on the warm side of the enclosure, covering no more than 1/3rd of the width of the enclosure, is required to provide a day/night cycle and to benefit from UVB. Minimum two hides, one on the cool side, one on the warm side and plenty of places to crawl over and under plus climbing opportunities being semi-arboreal. Large water bowl to allow for full submersion in treated tap water (e.g. Reptisafe). 50/50 organic soil/play sand mix or coir or lignocel. Strictly solitary.

Lizards


APOLLO
APOLLO

APOLLO, a Mediterranean house gecko (sex unknown) who has travelled all the way from Greece in the back of a van. This little stowaway is about 4 inches long and is not one for handling due to being very skittish.  Enjoys feeding on small invertebrates and coming out to explore the enclosure at night. 

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 30cm x 30cm x 45cm arboreal enclosure such as Exo Terra's Terrariums with a thermostatically controlled heat lamp and reflector (guarded if inside enclosure). Humidity gauge to measure humidity, aim for 40% - 60%. Day time basking spot 30c - 32c, cool side 24 - 26c with an evening drop to 23 to 25c . A 6% or 7% T5 UVB linear bulb such as Arcadia's Shadedweller is recommended. With small enclosures the goal is to achieve a thermal and lighting gradient with the top being the warmest and bottom being the cool and shaded side. Provide plenty of climbing opportunities and sheltered areas such as placing a cork bark flat on at least one of the sides of the enclosure plus foilage. Small shallow water bowl for treated tap water (e.g. Reptisafe). Recommended substrate -  play sand/organic top soil mix however as Apollo rarely goes to the ground surface paper towel can be used for ease of cleaning. Supplements - Pure calcium and multivitamin containing vitamin D3 required, bee pollen is also recommended. Strictly solitary. 


LILY
LILY
LILY
LILY

LILY, an adult female bearded dragon, age unknown, needing a special home. She was previously mistreated and has been with us for over a year to help with her slow recovery. As a result of her past she is wary of humans but has been coming out of her shell and tolerates handling a lot better. We're looking for someone experienced with bearded dragons who has plenty of patience to earn her trust and who doesn't mind handling on her terms. She can be very quick when out and defensive when spooked therefore not recommended for handling by children. ADOPTION PENDING. 

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 4' x 2' x 2' vivarium (but larger the better) with a thermostatically controlled flood heat lamp on the roof of one side of the enclosure. Humidity gauge to measure humidity, aim for average 30 - 40%. Day time basking spot 43c to 45c, cool side 22c to 26c with an evening drop to 12 - 24c . A T5 UVB linear bulb (For % check here) positioned on the warm side of the enclosure, covering no more than 3/4 of the width of the enclosure is necessary to provide adequate UVB. Utilize height by adding branches and/or ledges for climbing and basking. Include a few hides within the vivarium and a water bowl for treated tap water (e.g. Reptisafe). Recommended substrate - 50/30/20 play sand/organic top soil/excavator clay mix and slate tile. Pure calcium and multivitamin containing vitamin D3 required, bee pollen is also recommended. Strictly solitary. Further reading can be found here.


AZ
AZ
AZ
AZ

AZ, an adult female bearded dragon who is between 1 and 2 years old. She didn't have the best start to life having been previously mistreated however she's come a long way and is now thriving. She is nervous of being handled therefore we're looking for someone experienced with beardies who won't mind letting her do her own thing. Given her shy and sometimes defensive nature she is not recommended for handling by children. 

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 4' x 2' x 2' vivarium (but larger the better) with a thermostatically controlled flood heat lamp on the roof of one side of the enclosure. Humidity gauge to measure humidity, aim for average 30 - 40%. Day time basking spot 43c to 45c, cool side 22c to 26c with an evening drop to 12 - 24c . A T5 UVB linear bulb (For % check here) positioned on the warm side of the enclosure, covering no more than 3/4 of the width of the enclosure is necessary to provide adequate UVB. Utilize height by adding branches and/or ledges for climbing and basking. Include a few hides within the vivarium and a water bowl for treated tap water (e.g. Reptisafe). Recommended substrate - 50/30/20 play sand/organic top soil/excavator clay mix and slate tile. Pure calcium and multivitamin containing vitamin D3 required, bee pollen is also recommended. Strictly solitary. Further reading can be found here.


Turtles

We have three musk turtle looking for their forever homes. FLORA (left), DAISY (middle) and SAGE (right) are to be rehomed separately. Ages are not known but Daisy appears to be the youngest given her smaller size. Once they recognise you Daisy is very outgoing and will approach the glass for food, Flora is a little more reserved but she comes out onto the basking area in early evenings to dry off her shell. Sage is curious and, like Daisy, is very keen on food. They are all great characters and fun to watch.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 3ft tank for Sage and minimum 4ft tank for the ladies but the bigger the better with approximately 12" depth of water. Play sand can be used as substrate along with large rocks - they must be bigger than the an inch in diameter to prevent accidental swallowing. Include places to hide and aquatic plants can be used to provide cover and enrichment. Appropriately sized external cannister filter (2 - 3x capacity of the tank) with filter media needed. Water to be heated between 23c - 25c using a non-glass and durable aquarium heater. Basking dock must have an overhead heat bulb to achieve a basking temperature of 29c - 32c. A linear T5 or T8 UV bulb is required to provide adequate UVB (to calculate UV % needed check Arcadia's lighting guide). Frequent tank maintenance is a must and water parameters should be tested regularly.


We regularly have animals coming in and out of the sanctuary so please get in touch to find out the latest animals available as we are not always able to update our adoption list as often as we would like.