Submitted by Steve on 07:26, 21st Oct, 2020 | 0

Habitat loss and the threat of extinction are significant concerns in the world of reptilian life.

Reptile Day promotes awareness of all things reptilian, encouraging learning about different types of reptiles, their natural environments and ecological challenges.

At the GSPCA we rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and rehome reptiles of all descriptions and in recent years seen more reptiles come into our care than ever before.

From snakes to turtles, lizards to turtles we have a wide range in our care and in need of new homes.

For anyone looking to adopt an exotic pet it is extremely important to research and speak to experts to ensure you are aware of their care and have the correct environment.

At the GSPCA we help over 40 to 50 reptiles each year.  We have seen an increase in reptiles in recent years such as musk turtles and bearded dragons and have nearly 20 in need of homes currently.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Reptiles can be magical creatures but if you aren't aware of their needs then it can be disastrous."

"Every year at the GSPCA we see all sorts of reptiles that have escaped from their cages or possibly even been abandoned and it is extremely important to know what you are taking on before you even consider getting one of these exotic pets."

"Certain lizards may appear small when you first get them but like snakes many can become extremely large and need much larger enclosures than you are first sold."

"We help reptiles for all sorts of reasons like Nelly the bearded dragon who nearly starved to death to Mr Patel the gecko who snuck in a case in India and found himself in Guernsey."

"At present we a range or reptiles in need of homes including many musk turtles and for anyone interested please call 257261 or see some of those in need online via .”

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit -

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

For volunteering information please visit or call 257261

To find out more on talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261



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