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Reptiles are some of the best pets to own, easy to care for and able to live for much longer than most mammals! The average snake lives for 30 years, while lizards hit 15 easily. This makes them exceptional pets, as you have years to bond and become close friends. Some snakes can even live as long as 50 years! Reptile pets deserve the best care during their long lives, and we’re here to help you keep them healthy and happy. While easy to mind, not all reptiles are the same and they have many different needs. What may work for a leopard gecko definitely won’t work for a corn snake! Diet and home are very important for reptiles, as some are cold blooded and need extra heat while others should have a strict diet of live insects. Equipet do stock both frozen mice and live bugs, but only in store! Be sure to pop into your nearest shop if you require either, as shipping them would be very dangerous. For other animals, such as turtles who can eat dry food, we stock a large range of food and treats here on the website! Touched on above, heat is a very important factor. Depending on the species, either a special bulb or a heat mat will be a great choice. These can help keep your pet at the right temperature, which is vitally important for amphibians and reptiles. Depending on the exact species, they may not even require light bulbs at all! Snakes are happy living with whatever light may come through the window, and don’t need UVB rays like some turtles or lizards. If you’re an owner of either of these types of reptiles, you should absolutely concern yourself with procuring a specific UVB light bulb. UVB helps these reptiles create vitamin D within their bodies, which is central for their well being. Another benefit of using special lights, such as red coated ones at nighttime, helps you watch your pet while it sleeps!