We are now stocking all sorts of creepy crawlies. Both Stick Insects and Invertebrates make awesome pets. They are reasonably easy to look after and are very entertaining, please note we do not stock any highly venomous invertebrates. See below for a list of what we commonly have in store:
Centipedes: These critters are very popular amongst invertebrate enthusiasts due to their peculiar appearance and interesting behaviours. They can grow up to 20 centimeters long (some species grow even bigger). Keeping is basic with very little requirements. They often grow fast and mature quickly, living up to 6 years. We recommend that you don’t handle centipedes, this is due to them being temperamental.
Centipedes are carnivorous which means that they do eat meat. At a smaller size their main diet consists of small Woodies (Cockroaches) or small crickets. As they become larger you’ll need to feed them larger woodies/crickets.
We stock suitable habitats, substrates and food for centipedes in store.
Scorpions: These are very fascinating little creatures, they are very popular amongst those who love unique pets. Scorpions are relatively easy to look after and require very little maintenance. There are approximately 1,500 different types of scorpions across the world, unfortunately we can’t stock all of these different types although, we can order in quite a few different types.The particular size of a scorpion will depend on the type, some range from 5 – 17 centimetres, other species may even be smaller or larger than that.
Scorpions live for approximately 6 – 10 years depending on how well they’re cared for. We don’t recommend handling Scorpions due to them being temperamental and easy to accidentally drop.
Scorpions eat a wide variety of insects such as, Woodies, Crickets and Mealworms. The size of the food should be fed in accordance to the scorpions size, for example a small scorpion will eat small Woodies, Crickets and Mealworms.
We stock suitable habitats, substrates and food for Scorpions in store.
Spiders: These hairy creatures are becoming increasingly popular amongst pet owners. This is due to how fascinating they are, whether they are digging to create burrows or making webs these peculiar pets will give you hours of entertainment. Spiders are also purchased to sometimes help particular individuals over come their fear of spiders (arachnophobia).
Spiders are very easy to look after and require very little up keep and once purchased are cheap to care for. Spiders can be purchased as either a sling (baby) which are generally 3-5 milometers in length, this can differ depending on species, some slings can be bigger or smaller than that. Sub adults and adults which range in size 70-220 milometers, once again this depends on the species. Spiders can live up to 8-10 years old.
A spiders diet mainly consists of Woodies or Crickets, depending on how large the spider is you’ll need to feed according to this. For example a small jumping spider will eat very small woodies or pin head crickets whereas a large tarantula will need larger crickets/woodies. We don’t recommend handling spiders, this is due to them being temperamental and easy to accidentally drop.
We stock suitable habitats, substrates and food for Spiders in store.
For more information on these little critters, feel free to come in store and have a chat to one of our friendly staff members.
Giant Panda Snail: These peculiar creatures are adored across those who love weird and wonderful pets! More and more people are choosing unique animals such as snails due to time, money and space restrictions. As they are cheap to look after, don’t take up a lot of space and don’t need a whole heap of time spent looking after them. They also make a great pet for a child for those same reasons. Snails offer entertainment as you watch them munch on spinach leaves, slurp up fish flakes and move around their enclosure.
Snails are very easy to look after and require very little up keep and once purchased are relatively cheap to care for. Snails can be purchased at any size, we tend to stock snails that range from 5-7 centimetres so you can watch them grow to the whopping size of a tennis ball! Panda Snails can live for up to 6 years with proper care.
A snails diet consists of several spinach leaves daily and a sprinkle of high quality fish flake once a day. The top layer of their substrate needs to be changed when required due to the layer of slime that builds up over time. Snails can be handled as long as you do so with care. Their shells are fragile which means if you were to accidentally drop them their shell can crack or break leaving them more exposed and fragile. It’s also recommended that you wet your hand before handling them so they don’t dry out.
We stock suitable substrate and enclosures in store.