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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelloggs

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Kelloggs is a male corn snake that came into our care after being found curled up in a drawer during a shed clear out. Unfortunately, we have no history on him so his age is unknown. After being examined by an exotic specialist vet we believe him to be around 18 months old. 

Kelloggs has really beautiful and striking markings which make him really stand out. He is a very active snake and is always exploring his vivarium, climbing up his braches and burrowing in his aspen bedding. 

When he first arrived in our care, Kelloggs was a grumpy snake that didn’t enjoy being handled. However, after a couple of months with us, he’s much calmer and happy to be handled and enjoys being out of his vivarium. 

A snake approx 120cm will require a vivarium with 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 be provided.  Please note for young snakes a smaller vivarium will be required.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Apollo is a juvenile male corn snake that came in via our inspectors as a stray. After being examined by an exotic specialist vet we believe he is around 6-8 months old. He is currently around 50cm in length and eats very well. 

The first thing you notice about Apollo is his tiny size! It’s easy to see how he’s ended up as a stray! He often gives us a fright in thinking he’s escaped again, when actually he’s just burrowed under his aspen bedding! Apollo will be an ideal first snake; he’s happy to be handled and enjoys time out of his vivarium. Whilst in his vivarium, he spends time burrowing in his aspen bedding and wrapping himself around branches. 

Apollo will eventually require a vivarium with length of 120cm x height of 40cm x width of 40cm, which will allow him to fully stretch out. He 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 Apollo or would like more information about him, please call 0161 480 4754 or email  stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolores

Watch a video of Dolly here!

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Dolores, or Dolly to her friends, is a lovely girl who came into our care via another branch of the RSPCA. We all adore Dolores, she's such a wonderful character, she will be a great family member!  
Upon admission she was examined by an exotic vet specialist and received treatment for coccidia. She has since been retested and now has a clean bill of health so is patiently waiting for a forever family to come her way! The vet estimated her age at 4 years old.

Dolly is one of life’s great eaters! It’s clearly evident by her rather large size! She will happily munch away on her live food whilst trying to ignore her greens. We offer her a daily selection of rocket, watercress, small amounts of pepper, celery or apple. Her two loves in life are eating and chilling on her log; she loves to spend her days basking in the rays!

Dolly will need a vivarium with a minimum length of 120cm, 60cm height and 60cm depth will be required. There needs to be a thermal gradient of 38-42 at the warm end and 22-26 at the cool end. Temperatures must be controlled using a thermostat and a 10-12% UV bulb must also be provided.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Meet Bruce our resident dude! This cheeky chap came into our care via an inspector after he was abandoned in a property when his owner moved out and left him behind.

 

Upon arrival into the centre Bruce was underweight and dehydrated, after not having food or water for 3 weeks. With time, a good diet and a healthy appetite Bruce is now at his ideal weight and is on one feed per day. He’s one of life’s great eaters and will be looking for his next feed before eating what you have just given him.

Bruce was also 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 looking very pleased with himself. He has had a full health check by an exotic specialist vet and they believe Bruce is approximately 1 year old.

Bruce greets us with his smiling face each morning and is keen to watch what’s going on. He will run down his ramp to meet you at the bottom of the viv to see if it is feeding time!

Bruce greets us with his smiling face each morning and is keen to watch what’s going on. He will run down his ramp to meet you at the bottom of the viv to see if it is feeding time! He 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 - strawberry amongst them. We always know he’s eaten his strawberry because of his red lips!


Bruce is a lovely beardie who is happy being handled for short periods of time. He will give a quick head bob when he’s had enough and wants to go back to his basking spot.
Bruce 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 Bruce or would like more information about her, please call 0161 480 4754 or email  stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Amber is an adult female corn snake that came into our care after a member of the public found her wrapped around the U-bend of their kitchen sink! Unfortunately, we were unable to trace her owners so she is now looking for a new home. She is a just over 4ft in length and is quite chunky! Amber has been examined by an exotic specialist vet and is in wonderful condition.

Amber is a very strong willed snake, she’s not overly keen on handling but once she’s out she becomes much more tolerant. She loves exploring her branches before retreating to her rock cave for a time out. Amber would be better suited to someone with a bit of experience of snakes. She can be a bit fussy when eating but has no problems shedding.

Amber 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. She 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 Amber or would like more information about her, please call 0161 480 4754 or email  stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Onyx

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 her, please call 0161 480 4754 or email  stockport-adoption-centre@rspca.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Callisto

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Callisto or Callie to her friends is a young corn snake that came into our care via one of our inspectors, after being picked up as a stray.

Unfortunately we have been unable to trace her previous owner so we are now looking for a new home where Callie can be adored. After being examined by an exotic specialist vet we believe she is around 11 months old.

Callie is a beautiful snake with a lovely temperament and is very happy to be handled. She is a little nosey and as soon as she suspects someone is near her vivarium her little head pokes out to see what’s going on.

During our daily clean, Callie will come over to say hello and makes it quite tricky to continue cleaning. After a short handling session where she can have a little explore she is happy to go back inside her vivarium. Callie is health checked weekly and is always impeccably behaved.

Callisto will require a vivarium with a length of 120cm x height of 40cm x width of 40cm, which will allow her to fully stretch out. She 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 be provided

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