If you are looking at Reptiles as a pet for your home, you are not alone. In fact the reptile industry has grown from being a little known hobby into the new pet of the modern era. In the early 2000s in Melbourne there were many Retail Reptile Dealers, Traders and Pet Stores all selling a huge range of reptiles to the general public.
However over the past 5 years there has be a drastic decline in these type of outlets that you can visit to purchase animals. The reason for the decline is the costs involved in running a retail establishment with feeding costs, labour, GST and electricity just to name a few which put the retail price of the animals at too highly priced and little profit for the Retail Reptile Outlet unless they charge ‘over the odds’.
So the best place to buy Snakes, Pythons, Lizards, Bearded Dragons, Water dragons and types of Monitors is direct from the breeder that has minimal costs and as they operate as a hobby have no GST. To buy all these animals simply get on to websites such as www.gumtree.com.au or type ‘reptiles for sale’ into Google.
There are many different species of reptiles that are available, some of which require a Wildlife Licence to keep. So be sure to check with the Victorian DSE prior to purchasing. Remember that the licence can take up to 4 weeks to be issued so this will give you time to organise the enclosure.
Before you decide on which reptile you buy, check out all the requirements required for the species and investigate the time, effort and care need for that reptile. For example Lizards tend to be more costly to feed as they eat live food (which can be expensive) and they eat every day. In regard to a snake/ python they can be fed a mouse or rat once weekly which will be less time consuming and less expensive.
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Reptile Enclosures and Supplies
So once you have decided that a Reptile will be your new pet you will need everything to keep them happy and healthy……….AND THAT’S WHERE WE COME IN TO IT.
Before you pick up that reptile, call in to Waterlife Aquarium and Reptile Supplies to setup your enclosure.
We have a HUGE RANGE at great prices. Ask us about a Special Package Deal on our reptile enclosures where we offer 10% off if you buy the enclosure with all the accessories.
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Live and Frozen Reptile Food
For those that own a python we stock a range of frozen mice and rats in 4 sizes.
For the Lizard keepers we stock live mealworms in 2 sizes, live crickets in 4 sizes and a frozen and pelletised lizard food.
REMEMBER- It is essential that reptiles are given reptile calcium supplements in conjunction with Ultra Violet Lighting to keep their bones strong.
If you live in Melbourne and you are interested in buying Enclosures for your Reptile Pets, please CLICK ‘request 5-min chat’ or call us NOW.
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