100 popular pet names for reptiles, snakes, geckos and lizards


We've come up with 100 names to choose from when naming your exotic pet, so you don't have to!

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COVID-19: Caring for your exotic pet


We give you some tips on how to care for your exotic pet during COVID-19

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COVID-19: exotic pet Q&A


We answer some questions you may have regarding COVID-19 and your exotic pet

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Feather plucking in birds


Feather plucking is when a bird starts to pick at, pull or mutilate its feathers and is caused by either an underlying health condition, environmental/lifestyle factors or nutrition. We outline signs, causes and treatments below.

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Heatstroke in small mammals


Heatstroke is one of the biggest pet killers in the summer, however, it can be avoided! We have some simple, yet effective, steps to keep your small mammals cool in the heat.

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Tortoise shell problems


Terrapin, turtle and tortoise shells vary hugely in terms of shapes, sizes and colours. In this article we outline the common shell problems that can occur.

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Can my reptile get fat?


Yes! Overfeeding and not enough exercise can make your reptile pile on the pounds. Here’s our tips for keeping your reptile fit and healthy!

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Why do chameleons change colour?


So why do chameleons change colour? And how does it work? We give you the science behind this phenomenon.

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COVID-19: Supporting customers and employees


We are closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we are ready to respond to the needs of our customers and employees.

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Tortoise Behaviour - What does it mean?


Ever wondered why your tortoise bangs their head, squeaks or scratches? Read on to find out why!

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Breed Profile: Box Turtle


All about the box turtle!

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Breed Profile: Hermann's Tortoise


let’s look into what you will need to be researching if you’ve made the decision to look into buying and homing a Hermann’s tortoise.

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Breed Profile: Burmese Python


Everything you need to know about burmese python's!

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Breed Profile: African Pygmy Hedgehogs


Facts, advice and tips on African pygmy hedgehogs

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10 weird exotic pets you can keep in the UK - Part 2


We go over 10 exotic animals you can keep in the UK. Part 2 of 2.

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Weird exotic pets: Part 1


We uncover some of the weird pets you can keep in the UK, totally legal and totally cool! Part 1 of 2.

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How much does it cost to keep a tortoise


Want to know how much a tortoise will cost to keep? Read on to find out!

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Breed Profile: The Canary


Canaries are widely available and come from lines bred for colour variations or for the song patterns and it said to be an excellent bird for beginners.

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Breed Profile: King Snakes & Milk Snakes


Here we have a look at what you need to look after them, or what you will need if you’re thinking of purchasing one.

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Microchipping Your Bird


Microchipping is on the rise as a preferred method of identifying pets. Read on to find out how and why you should microchip your bird

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Breed Profile: Green Snake


Here we have a look at the overview of the rough and smooth green snakes and what they are like as pets.

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Scams To Be Wary Of When Buying A Parrot Online


Here we look at some scams to be wary of when you make the decision to purchase your new feathery friend online.

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Post-hibernation problems in tortoises


During hibernation your tortoise is extremely vulnerable. Read on to find out how to care for your tortoise after hibernation

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Breed Profile: Yellow-Collard Macaw


Information on the Yellow-Collard Macaw

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How to Care for a Panther Chameleon


Have you just bought a panther chameleon? Unsure how to look after it? We give you some tips and tricks!

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Cost of owning a leopard gecko


How much will a leopard gecko cost me? How much will the set up cost? How much will it cost me monthly?

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How to keep exotic pets calm around fireworks


Loud noises and bright flashes can cause distress to your exotic pet. Read on to find out how to keep them safe and sound from fireworks.

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Birdline - Rescue and rehome a bird


British Pet Insurance are proud sponsors of Birdline and are honoured to support their work in rescuing and rehoming birds to give them a happy home.

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Breed Profile: African Grey Parrot


African grey parrots are one of the most popular exotic bird species kept as pets in the UK. They are incredible looking animals, with long lives, intelligence, the ability to mimic human speech and understand it.

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Bearded Dragons and Shedding


What Are the Do’s and Don’ts When My Bearded Dragon is Shedding?

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Christmas Time and Exotic Pets


Here we look at some of the things you need to think about if you are buying an exotic pet this Christmas.

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Vegetarian reptiles


Are you interested in buying a new scaly friend, but put off by feeding them live stock?

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How much does it cost to keep a parrot?


So you’ve decided you want to buy a parrot, but you’re not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.

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Cold weather and parrots


Can parrots tolerate cold weather? Keep reading to find out!

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Best Birds for Beginners


Are you looking for the perfect beginner pet bird? We give you our top best birds and what to consider before buying one.

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D.I.Y Parrot food recipes


Enjoy 3 new and adventurous DIY bird food recipes for your parrot and outdoor birds.

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What to feed your cockatiel


Not sure what to feed your cockatiel? We break it down for you!

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Exotic celebrity pet influencers


We’ve scoured the internet to find the most impressive, exotic and unusual pets that have become the most popular social media influencers in the World.

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Friendly Reptiles: Bearded Dragons


Their gentle nature and easy-going personality earn them a spot in the British Pet Insurance list of friendly reptiles.

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Birds: Beak care


The condition of your bird’s beak is a good indicator of their overall health. Learning to look out for abnormalities in the size, texture and colour of your bird’s beak will help you identify and resolve common health problems.

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5 ways to bond with your bird


The biggest mistake owners can make is leaving their bird in it’s cage. Birds are not meant to be part of the furniture, left to sit in their cage for the rest of their lives.

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Do rats make good pets? Dispelling myths


The bad rep that rats have been given is largely undeserved and due to a number of misconceptions.

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5 feathery facts about Macaws


Macaws are a popular choice in pets from the Parrot Family. They’re sociable personalities make for a colourful companion to keep you entertained.

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Leopard Gecko housing tips


Leopard geckos are very popular as pets today, and with the right information, anyone can give a leopard gecko a good home.

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Caring for your Cockatoo's emotional needs


Keeping a cockatoo as a pet can be a truly rewarding experience as they often form strong bonds with their owner.

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Corn Snake Husbandry Guide


Corn snakes make good beginner pets because they are docile and they rarely present feeding difficulties or costly health problems.

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The laws around owning a bird of prey


Can you legally own a bird of prey as a pet in the UK? Do you need a license to keep a Bird of prey?

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How to look after your bird


Birds can be joyful companions to have in your home. They can brighten up your house as well as your day, with their colourful feathers and playful characters.

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100 Popular Pet Bird Names


We've put together 100 popular pet bird names for you to choose from

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What to feed a Bearded Dragon


It’s important to know that a Bearded Dragon will have different dietary requirements as a hatchling to that of an adult Bearded Dragon. You must feed them a diet of crickets, meal worms and vegetables, as well as calcium supplements.

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Bearded Dragon: Costs


Thinking of buying a bearded dragon? Don't know how much it's going to cost? We give you all the information below!

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Thinking of getting an unusual pet?


Deciding on a pet to get is tricky, let alone an unusual pet like a reptile or a bird. That’s why we want to help the UK’s community of exotic pet owners with our guide to choosing the perfect pet for you.

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5 of the most popular snake breeds for beginners


Are you looking for a small easy to manage pet snake? A pet snake that doesn’t eat mice, or doesn’t require feeding all the time? Or just a friendly snake that won’t bite and doesn’t mind being handled?

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Shedding in snakes: Do's and Don'ts


One of the most important basics of snake husbandry is to know how to handle problematic sheds.

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Tips on tortoise hibernation


Hibernating your tortoise is not as easy as just setting up a nice bed for your tortoise for winter. Here are some tips to help ensure a safe hibernation.

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Sexing a tortoise


Not sure whether your tortoise is male or female? Read our 3 step guide on how to find out!

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What to look for when buying a bearded dragon


Before deciding to dive in and buy your new pet, read on to make sure you are clued up on everything they will need, what they eat, how much it is going to cost and more.

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African Grey Parrot Husbandry Guide


A beginners guide on African Grey Parrots

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Why should you get an exotic pet?


We give you 3 quick reasons to get an exotic pet if you're sitting on the fence.

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5 most common illnesses reptiles suffer from


We list some of the most common diseases, viruses and infections that you or your reptile can catch, as well as ways to prevent them.

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What to look for when finding a vet


We go over some helpful hints on what to look for when checking out exotic vets.

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Friendly reptiles: Leopard Geckos


The first friendly reptile that features in our list is the Leopard Gecko and there are many compelling reasons to welcome this cute little lizard into your household.

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Micro Pigs: Sizing, feeding and caring guide


How big do micro pigs actually get? What do you feed a pig and can you house them indoors, or outdoors? We go over the basics of caring for a miniature pig.

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4 things to consider before buying a turtle


For all the apartment-dwellers out there who dream of owning a pet but have heartless landlords who won’t allow them to keep a dog or cat, I have a solution for you: a turtle!

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Exotic pet insurance for tortoises


Even though your tortoise is currently healthy, things can change, and vet bills can quickly add up in the event of an injury or illness. In the event of an injury or illness vet bills are often unexpected and an unpleasant surprise.

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Why choose British Pet Insurance for reptiles?


Even though your reptile is currently healthy, things can change, and vet bills can quickly add up in the event of an injury or illness. In the event of an injury or illness vet bills are often unexpected and an unpleasant surprise.

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Why choose us for exotic pet insurance?


Exotic pets can differ greatly in cost and even though your exotic pet may not have cost so much to buy – vet bills can quickly add up. In the event of an injury or illness it's best to have insurance cover.

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