Reptile Supplies

We have a wide range of reptile supplies online in Australia. Whether you have a lizard, snake, turtle, scorpion or other type of reptile, we will have the product to suit your pet's need. At our online reptile store you will find heating, lighting, substrate and food to keep your scaled pet reptile happy and healthy.

Australian Reptile FAQ's

What is a reptile?

Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates that typically have dry scales, lay amniotic eggs, and breathe air. Common reptiles that Australians keep as pets include snakes, lizards and turtles.

What are the basic requirements for owning a reptile in Australia?

Reptiles have specific care needs, including proper enclosures, heating and lighting, humidity control, appropriate diet, and regular veterinary care.

What kind of enclosure is suitable for a reptile?

The enclosure requirements vary depending on the species, but it should be secure, adequately sized, and mimic the natural habitat of the reptile. It should have proper ventilation, temperature gradients, and hiding spots. Some reptiles may require special equipment like UVB lights or humidity control.

How do I provide the right temperature and lighting for my reptile?

Most reptiles require a temperature gradient within their enclosure, allowing them to thermoregulate. Heat sources such as heat lamps, ceramic heat emitters, or under-tank heating pads can be used to provide a warm basking area, while the other side of the enclosure should be cooler. Reptiles may also need specific types of lighting, including UVB lights, to meet their dietary and metabolic needs. Remember to always connect any heat source to a thermostat to avoid overheating your reptile's enclosure and potentially cause burns to your animal.

What do reptiles eat?

Reptiles have varied diets depending on their species. Snakes generally eat rodents or other small animals, while lizards can have a diet consisting of insects, fruits, vegetables, and sometimes small vertebrates. Turtles may consume a combination of aquatic plants, insects, and commercial turtle pellets.

Do reptiles require any special care or handling?

Reptiles, especially snakes and lizards, have specific handling requirements. Some reptiles may tolerate handling, while others may become stressed or defensive. It's important to handle them gently, supporting their body properly, and respecting their boundaries. Always wash your hands before and after handling to prevent the transmission of any potential diseases.

Are reptiles suitable pets for children?

Reptiles can make interesting pets, but they may not be suitable for young children, as they require specific care, handling, and supervision. We recommend that you consider the needs of the reptile and the capabilities of the child before deciding to bring a reptile into a household with young children.

Do Australian reptiles carry any health risks?

Reptiles can carry bacteria such as Salmonella, which can pose a risk to human health if proper hygiene practices are not followed. It's crucial to wash hands thoroughly after handling reptiles or cleaning their enclosures to minimise the risk of bacterial transmission.

Do Australian reptiles live a long live as pets?

Reptiles can have long lifespans compared to some other pets. Some turtles can live for several decades, while certain snake and lizard species can live for 10 to 20 years or more. Before getting a reptile, consider the long-term commitment required to care for them throughout their lifespan.

Can reptiles be kept together?

Not all reptiles can be housed together, as they may have different habitat requirements, social behaviours, or pose a risk to each other.


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Popular reptile brands: Eco Tech, Exo Terra, MICROclimate, Pisces, ReptiFX, Reptile One, Trixie, URS, Vetafarm, Zoo Med


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