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Male Timon pater
Male Tunisian Eyed Lizard
(Timon pater)

Young male Australian Water Dragon


Australian Water Dragon
(Physignathus leseurii)

Male Giant Canary Island lizard (Galloti stehlini)Male Giant Canary Island lizard
(Galloti stehlini)

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 conditions.

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 wild populations.

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 here.

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

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