Reptiles

Dusty

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Bosc Monitor
Scientific Name: 
Varanus exanthematicus
Notes: 

This is Dusty enjoying an egg. He is a Bosc Monitor and our largest lizard at around 3 foot long and weighing over 3kg at the moment. He came to us as a rescue having been under fed, so we do not know his age or if he will get to his full size (an impressive potential of 5 foot, but most commonly just over 4 foot). He is a friendly lizard but does have a tendency to poo on people if he wants to be put down.

Red

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Blue Tongue Skink
Scientific Name: 
Tiliqua scincoides
Notes: 

Despite the small legs Red can move faster than most people expect. He loves to lay in the sunshine on warm days and will take every chance to run off when he can. He loves eating snails and the odd treat of cream.

Pretzel

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Bull Snake
Scientific Name: 
Pituophis catenifer sayi
Notes: 

Pretzel has a relatively small head in comparison to his body size which is to do with the habitat he would live in in the wild. Pretzel was given his name because he tied himself into a knot that made himself look like a Pretzel when we first brought him home. Bull snakes are also commonly known as Gopher snakes too.

Woo

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Chinese Water Dragon
Scientific Name: 
Physignathus cocincinus
Notes: 

Woo was given to us after his owner decided that she could no longer give him the car he needed. He was given his name by our Daughter who was about 18 months old at the time. Woo loves relaxing in his pond and really enjoys eating locust and cockroaches.

George McPinchy

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Veiled / Yemens Chameleon
Scientific Name: 
Chamaeleo calyptratus
Notes: 

 George McPinchy earned his second name by holding on really tight. George is a very friendly Chameleon that enjoys exploring and eating lots of yummy locust, cockroaches and crickets. When George was just a few weeks old, he had a chunk bitten off his back by a sibling. His casque is a bit deformed which we believe he may have done by rubbing against a heat bulb before he came to live with us. His favourite place to be is on top of people’s head. He likes to hold on tightly to their hair and look around. 

Ruby

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Red Tailed Boa Constrictor
Scientific Name: 
Boa Constrictor
Notes: 

Ruby is a lovely boa who likes to climb and hang around on trees (and people too). When she is coming up to shed her skin, she sometimes gets a little bit scared because she cant see as much as she normally can (this is because the skin over her eyes becomes all cloudy) and when this happens she sometimes makes a loud hissing noise (that sounds a bit like wave machine) to warn other animals and people to stay away from her.

Feather

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Common Boa Constrictor
Scientific Name: 
Boa Constrictor
Notes: 

Feather is a fairly calm boa constrictor who loves to be out and about on warm, sunny, summer days. She likes to cling on to people as if they were trees in the rainforest.

Humbug

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Corn snake
Scientific Name: 
Pantherophis guttatus guttatus
Notes: 

The corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus guttatus), or red rat snake, is a North American species of rat snake that subdues its small prey by constriction. The name "corn snake" is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib. Rats and mice came to the corn crib to feed on the corn, and corn snakes came to feed on the rodents.[1] The Oxford English Dictionary cites this usage as far back as 1676.

Corn snakes are found throughout the southeastern and central United States. Their docile nature, reluctance to bite, moderate adult size 3.9–6.0 feet (1.2–1.8 m), attractive pattern, and comparatively simple care make them popular pet snakes. In the wild, they usually live around 6–8 years, but in captivity can live to be up to 23 years old.[2]

Rioja

Animal Category: 
Notes: 

Rioja is one of our Bearded Dragons. She has a lovely red area under her chin and neck.