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

 

 

 

 

 

Nova

Location: RSPCA Adoption Centre, Stockport Pets At Home

Nova is a juvenile corn snake that came in via our inspectors as a stray, after being found in a shed. After being examined by an exotic specialist vet we believe he/she is around 3 months old. As Nova is still very young the vets have been unable to determine the sex, so it will be a nice surprise in a couple of month whether Nova is a girl or boy.

Nova just likes to keep us guessing! Nova is handled daily by our staff and is a lovely calm snake to spend time with. He/she loves to wrap around your fingers and have a good nosy at the surroundings Inside the vivarium it often turns into a game of hide and seek as Nova is so tiny he/she gets into the smallest of places. He/she loves to burrow in the aspen and he favourite spot is in his warm strawberry hide. This tiny snake will make an ideal first time snake and it will be a joy to watch him/her grow.  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolores

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