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Leaf it out, would you?

When you really think about it, how many natural habitats can you recall without trees or shrubbery of some sort. I suppose Open Ocean, Snowy Tundra and Extreme Desert are the few examples I can think of. Now, of those three, we don't really keep animals hailing from them. I suppose what I am trying to say is that whatever fish, reptiles or amphibians you are keeping, it's a safe bet to assume they would naturally encounter evidence of plants, be it dead or alive.

Go for a walk in the local park or down a river side track and you'll see leaves, seeds, nuts and bark. These herbaceous elements are essential to life. Turn over a pile of leaves and you are guaranteed to find invertebrates. If you are really lucky, you might find a Toad, a slow worm or even a shrew.

We like to offer our animals the very best. Make them feel at home. There is nothing more rewarding than watching animals under our stewardship carrying out natural behaviours. How can we stimulate and encourage these behaviours though?

Bring nature a little closer. By using items from our botanical range, it is possible to replicate nature. Our products are clean, disease free and safe to use, so don't fret about that. Start off with a couple of items and look for changes in colour and behaviours. A handful of leaf litter and a few seed pods can increase the confidence of small animals such as Gouramis, Dwarf Cichlids and Dart Frogs. Opt for our Coco Boats, which stood up could make a perfect natural shelter for Crested Geckos. Sapucaia pods upside down and filled with water make the perfect natural looking pond for small to medium sized Vivaria, whilst left the right way up make a stunning hide for small snakes.

Get in touch with us today, we are always happy to answer your questions!

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