Captive Bred Lizards for sale
IMPORTANT NEWS. In the latter half of May, intruders stole 3 gravid female Western Green Lizards from one of my large outdoor vivaria and killed a fourth in a botched attempt at hand catching. As a result, it will be at least 2, possible 3 years before I can again offer these animals for sale.
Please watch out for someone suddenly gaining such animals.
In addition proposed amendments to Schedule 9 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act, if they go through, will prevent me from being able to offer several species I breed, including Wall Lizards (Podarcis muralis), European Pond Tortoises (Emys orbicularis), European Treefrog (Hyla arborea) and Midwife Toad (Alytes obstetricans). You can see the Consultation Document at http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-7013 and register your opinion.
The vast majority of animals I breed
are either for conservation or are exchanged with other
breeders to help ensure continuing genetic variety.
Since I specialise largely in what are now European
Protected Species the latter has become an imperative
due to the difficulty in obtaining animals from the wild
- which in most cases is exactly as it should be.
Nevertheless surplus animals are
occasionally available. Although this site concentrates
almost exclusively on lizards occasional other herp
species may become available.
So the animals sold here are captive bred unless stated otherwise, from long standing
captive bred colonies and are species which are proven to thrive in
captivity. No animals are sold until they themselves are well established,
feeding properly and have put on significant growth.
Very occasionally animals which are not captive bred are offered. This
will always be specified.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: I have been badly let down
by two people who ordered animals from me and later cancelled - or just
stopped communicating. Being trusting and generous I had not taken a
deposit from them. In future I will accept no reservations without
payment of a non-returnable deposit - please see my terms and
Why captive bred?
In the past, huge numbers of animals have been taken from the wild.
Frequently those animals are unsuited for captivity and burdened with
parasites and pathogens. Over-collecting has, in some instances, led to
their near extinction in some locales. This has even happened with one of
our own native species in one specific area which has only in recent years
recovered from such over-collection during the 1960s.
So, by buying and keeping captive bred lizards you get healthy established
animals from proven stock. There is no reason why, if you give them proper
care, they should not live long and healthy lives - often far in excess of
what wild animals would achieve. And you are even making a small
contribution to conservation by relieving pressure on ever more threatened
On the rare occasions that we sell animals that are not captive bred
these have been kept by us for a number of years and are well
established healthy animals.
But, the vast majority, if not all, of my animals are themselves captive bred. Some of those
I keep and breed, for example, originate
from a good friend, Mark Harris. Mark has a large reptile breeding establishment,
"Dragon Farm" in Portugal, which is close to rivalling
that of the famous and inimitable late Bert Langerwerf
of Agama International, where the vast majority
of species live all the year round in extensive outdoor vivaria. The few less hardy
species that cannot cope with the winter extremes still spend most of their lives in
these vivaria. You can learn more
about Dragon Farm
Click here, or see the menu, or the brief
example list below for the latest available animals, or
those coming in the near future.
Captive bred Australian Water Dragons
Captive bred Tunisian Eyed Lizards
Captive bred Starred x Painted Agamas