Reptiles

Looking to adopt a rescue reptile? Look no further!

Our reptiles are kept at the RSPCA Adoption Centre at Pets At Home in Stockport.

If you have any queries please contact them directly on:    0161 480 4754 or stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk

Adopting a reptile guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popcorn

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Popcorn is an adult male corn snake that came into our care after a member of the public found him in their shed! Unfortunately, we were unable to trace his owners so he is now looking for a new home. Popcorn is around 4ft in length and is a lovely buttery yellow colour! He has been examined by an exotic specialist vet and is in wonderful condition.

Popcorn is a strong-willed snake that knows where he wants to go when he is out of his vivarium. He is pretty fast moving when you first pick him up but soon settles and is happy to be handled.  Whenever we get him out he always aims for the nearest available trouser or jacket pocket! He loves exploring new surroundings. Popcorn is a lovely snake; he eats well and has had no issues shedding.

Popcorn will need a vivarium with a minimum length of 120cm x height of 40cm x width of 40cm, which will allow him to fully stretch out. He will require a thermal gradient of 28-30°c at the warm end and 20-24°c at the cool end. Temperatures must be controlled using a thermostat.  Ideally, a 2-7% UV bulb should also be provided.

If you are interested in adopting Popcorn or would like more information about him, please call 0161 480 4754 or email  stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Darwin

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Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

This cheeky chap came into our care via an National RSPCA inspector.  He was signed over to us as his previous owner could no longer meet his needs. We estimate Darwin to be around two years old.


Upon arrival Darwin was showing signs of stress; displaying his black beard and head bobbing at his reflection. We are now happy to report that he is much more settled and happily sits on his basking log taking in the rays.   Darwin is full of character and will keep his family entertained with all his antics. He loves to leap into his water bowl and dash around his vivarium. This guy ’s energy is endless! His favourite spot to sit is on the top of your head and he will aim for this at any opportunity.  

Darwin enjoys his live food and eats well on a daily basis. We try to encourage him to eat some greens i.e.: lambs lettuce, watercress or rocket by hiding his favourite – carrot amongst them.  

Darwin is a lovely beardie who loves to spend time out of his viv socialising with people   Darwin will require a vivarium with a minimum length of 120cm x height 60cm x depth 60cm is ideal. There needs to be a thermal gradient of 38-42 at the warm end via a basking lamp and 22-26 at the cool end. Temperatures must be controlled using a thermostat and a 10%-12% UV bulb also must be provided.

If you are interested in adopting Darwin or would like more information about him, please call 0161 480 4754 or email  stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk


 

 

 

 

Onyx

Watch a video of Onyx here!

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Onyx is a lovely 1 year old male king snake who came into our care after being found as a stray. Unfortunately, we were unable to trace his owners so he is now looking for a new home. Onyx has been examined by an exotic specialist vet and is in wonderful condition.


As a typical king snake , Onyx is a little feisty and head strong. He is still only very young and would benefit from an experienced owner and regular handling.  He is a stunning looking snake and after a shed his scales take on a beautiful iridescent sheen. Like all king snakes, Onyx loves his food! He has never missed a single feed. For the right owner, we are confident that Onyx will make a wonderful pet.


At his current size Onyx will need a vivarium size of 90cm length x 40cm wide x 40cm . He should be housed in an appropriate sized enclosure that is moved up as he grows in length. For example a 120cm long snake will need a minimum vivarium size of 120cm long x 40cm wide x 40cm deep. He will require a thermal gradient of 30-32°c at the warm end by using a guarded basking heat lamp, a 60-100 watt reptile heat lamp pointing downwards is ideal. At the cool end it will require a temperature of 22-26°c. Temperatures must be controlled using a thermostat. Ideally, a 2-7% UV bulb must also be provided.

If you are interested in adopting Onyx or would like more information about him, please call 0161 480 4754 or email  stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skittles

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Skittles is a colourful female corn snake of around 1 year old. She came into our care having been picked up as a stray. Unfortunately our attempts to find her owner were unsuccessful so she is now looking for a new home. Skittles is a friendly girl who loves being out of her vivarium and exploring new surroundings. She has a lovely calm temperament and is happy to be handled. In her vivarium she tends to hide in the day and come out in the evening. We know she explores at night as the following morning you can see the tunnels she’s made, burrowing in her aspen. She eats well and has had no problems shedding

Skittles will eventually require a vivarium with length of 120cm x height of 40cm x width of 40cm, which will allow her to fully stretch out. She is currently living in a vivarium half this length as young snakes can often become stressed in an environment which is too big for them. He will require a thermal gradient of 28-30°c at the warm end and 20-24°c at the cool end. Temperatures must be controlled using a thermostat. Ideally, a 2-7% UV bulb should also be provided.

If you are interested in adopting Skittles or would like more information about her, please call 0161 480 4754 or email  stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk