Meet reptiles in store

Bearded Dragon SUS-150820-080811001
Bearded Dragon SUS-150820-080811001

People will have the chance to get up close and personal with bearded dragons and other reptiles at Bexhill this weekend.

The Pets at Home store at Ravenside is holding a reptile workshop in store to showcase a variety of different creatures including bearded dragons, snakes and geckos.

Customers can choose to either just take a peek or get fully involved with feeding and holding some of the reptiles.

The workshops are a great way to learn about how to care for these types of animals. Anyone who is considering a reptile as a pet is encouraged to visit the store to talk to Pets at Home’s specially-trained reptile advisors and pick up some free information on how to care for them responsibly.

Debbie Lavender, store manager, said: “A reptile workshop is a great opportunity to showcase our reptile expertise and also provide customers with the chance to learn a bit more about keeping and looking after these more unusual pets.”

Mark Smith, pet and reptile operations manager at Pets at Home, added: “Reptiles need specialist care so it’s important that anyone interested in keeping a reptile as a pet seeks plenty of advice.

“Keeping reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates is usually problem-free, as long as their preferred environmental conditions are provided for, such as the correct lighting, temperature and humidity levels, and their food is appropriate and supplemented correctly.

Pets at Home Bexhill stocks a wide range of reptile food, as well as special homes called vivariums and accessories, to ensure that these kinds of animals get the best possible start when they get to their new homes.

The workshops take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 from 2pm - 3pm and there is another workshop taking place on Tuesday August 25 from 2pm - 3pm.

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