The correct products make keeping reptiles a joy not a hassle
Reptiles make excellent and interesting pets. Their popularity has grown tremendously over the past decade, mostly due to the many different species and morphs that are now captive bred here in the UK.
The diet, accommodation and environmental needs vary wildly depending on the species you keep. We strongly recommend researching the different species prior to purchase so you find the perfect reptile for your lifestyle.
Vetark has true specialist reptile knowledge in our MD, Peter Scott. One of the UK's leading exotics vets for over 25 years he received the Parke Davis Prize from the British Veterinary Zoological Society in 1986 for his contributions to reptile medicine. He has pioneered exotic veterinary medicine in UK and assisted its growth to current high levels. Peter developed the original formulations of all of our products and still keeps the scientific literature under close expert review to make sure that our products always reflect the best knowledge available.
Reptile keeping is becoming easier every year thanks to advances in high quality housing, better lighting and heating arrangements. In captivity their 'environment' is usually more restricted than in the wild (although many wild territorial species do remain in a very defined area) the cleanliness of their environment is very important to their health and welfare. Similarly, as they are totally dependent on you for their food, it is the owner's responsibility to provide a diet that is varied, appropriate and nutritious. Mant captive diets lack some key nutrients to ensure your reptile flourishes so using high quality supplements like Vetar's reptile range at every feed is very important.
Vetark have some key reptile vitamin supplements, our Nutrobal calcium and D3 balancer (with all the other important vits) has make a major contribution to reptile welfare in enabling the keeping of these great animals. Nutrobal is particluarly useful for insectivores as it is designed to stick to insects when they are dusted. This helps meet the calcium and D3 demands of growing reptiles such as bearded dragons, leopard geckos, and tortoises.
Once animals are well grown they can often be switched onto our more rounded vitamin supplement Arkvits which is a mix of Nutrobal and ACE High. this combination product is ideal for long term maintenance of most reptiles.
Calci-Dust is valuable when the vivarium is lit with an effective UV source and perhaps less D3 is needed in the diet, such that vitamins might only be needed a couple of times a week.
Our latest reptile product is Nutrogrub, again based on Nutrobal it replaces Bug Grub and Grug Grub and is a fantastic world beating high calcium gut-loading supplement for insects.