We are the leading provider of Reptiles in Europe. For over 40 years, we offer the specialized trade of live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates and a wide selection of accessories. It is our goal, the terrarium with good and healthy animals to supply and to set new standards in our hobby.
Our life animal area includes more than 5000 vivariums to over 2000 square meters. This allows us a wide variety of species is to keep in stock and also provides for an optimal position of the animals.
We have special rooms to recreate the different habitats. Highlights are our 1000 sqm greenhouse with UV permeable glass, special refrigerated rooms for upland species and generous outdoor facilities.
For the welfare of the animals will take care of besides a dedicated team of nurses specializing in reptiles and our veterinarian contact exomed, an institute for veterinary-medical care of lower vertebrates and exotic animals. Each new addition we will examine for parasites and disease, and treated if necessary. The disclosure shall be made only after a quarantine period and approval by our veterinarian.
Through this systematic approach we are able to acclimatize animal species, thought to be untenable.
Lucky Reptile Bright Sun
Lucky Reptile was the first to market metal halide lamps that are especially developed for reptiles. The revolutionary Bright Sun lamps offer all what reptiles need: heat, UV and a lot of light. In their characteristics, Bright Sun lamps come very close to the sun.
In nature, a light intensity of 100.000 lux and more can be measured on a sunny day. Especially for desert species, a high light intensity is beneficial for the well-being and will influence activity and colours of the animals. With the Lucky Reptile Bright Sun lamps it is possible to achieve natural light intensities inside the vivarium. No other reptile lamp achieves higher light intensities or can even remotely match the sun. Mercury vapour UV lamps with 160W which can often be found on the market only achieve a mere 10.000 lux at 30 cm distance. With its mere 70W, a Bright Sun UV Desert reaches 60.000 lux and offers a heat and UV output comparable to the 160W mercury vapour lamp!
The reason for this high light output is the energy efficiency of the Bright Sun. Most of the energy is converted into light, while with incandescent lamps turn 95% of the input power into heat. With the Bright Sun, an effective reflector construction ensures that almost all created heat is concentrated inside the light focus. The lamp is therefore able to create warm basking areas comparable to regular spot lamps of the same wattage. Thanks to a big selection of wattages and different reflector types, the Bright Sun family is suitable for all vivariums from 30x30x30 cm and up.
For operating the Bright Sun, lamps, special ballasts as well as suitable cables and lampholders are necessary. Lucky Reptile offers sophisticated Plug and Play systems which are easy to use and install. The average life is 6000h, however, the UV performance and the general light output degrade over time. After 3500 hours, the UV performance is reduced by approximately 50%. We therefore recommend changing lamps every 12 months to always provide the optimum UV levels for your animals. This recommendation is based on a daily use of 8 hours. Shorter daily operating hours will increase the usage time. A 12 months warranty applies on the Bright Sun lamps.
Please note that the ballast has a significant influence on lamp life and on the lamp spectrum. It is possible for the spectrum (and therefore the UV output) to vary greatly between different brands of ballasts. Lucky Reptile can only guarantee the proper function and sufficient UV provision for its own products that have been designed to match each other perfectly and are under continous quality control.
Lucky Reptile Desert Bedding
Desert Bedding is a soil mixture developed in particular for desert and savannah type terrariums. In nature only few animals are living on sand, most are actually avoiding sand. Therefore it is better to
use more natural substrates. Desert Bedding is recreating the soil in arid regions and has a high clay content which allows the animals to dig burrows.
In the lower regions of the substrate the humidity can be kept higher which is important since a lot of desert reptiles like uromastyx can take up humidity over their skin.
NEW: In addition to the classic earth‘s-brown Desert Bedding and „outback red „ which copies the red grounds of Australia there are two new colors:
the almost pure-white Snow White and the Golden Yellow. Desert Bedding is suitable for use with floor heaters.
Lucky Reptile Starter Kit
Reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded animals and completely rely on the ambient climate conditions. Today there is a multiplicity of technical devices to create the optimal climate in the terrarium. However, this assumes the willingness to deal with the technology. Very often enthusiastic newcomers quickly reach their frustration limit.
Completely different: the Starter Kits of Lucky Reptile! The different models are outfitted especially for certain species and fully match the climatic and other needs of every species they are destined for. The lighting and heating needs are considered specifically for every species and all this technology is hidden from sight in the lid ensuring a tidy appearance. In order that you can start right away substrate and a basic decoration fulfilling the needs of the species is included. Simply unpack the vivarium, install the lighting, decorate it and you are ready to go and only have to get the right food for your animals.
The lid and the general vivarium construction offer plenty possibilities to add extra devices that help to make life easier. To control and monitor the temperature or humidity a Lucky Reptile Thermo Control or Humidity Control can be attached to the lid with the sockets been hidden inside a compartment in the lid. Here there is also space for a power strip and in case of the 80 cm version, timers. Clips that hold tubes of rain systems are there as well as openings that allow the installation of a Lucky Reptile Night Sky LED system in case you want to watch your animals at night. The Starter Kit 80 cm even offers the possibility to retro-fit a Bright Sun 35W to offer your animals the best possible lighting. Ask your vendor for the Bright Sun Set DL.
Every Starter Kit is designed for easy to keep species that are well suited for beginners. You will find a Kit that for leopardgeckos or fire bellied toads but also Starter Kits for raising juvenile bearded dragons or snakes for which you will later need a bigger vivarium as they grow.
We are sure that there is something for everybody. Each Starter Kit contains a brochure with care tipps for the corresponding species. In addition video tutorials help with the set-up and decoration of the vivarium. This the modern way of animal keeping and this easy can the entrance into the world of herp keeping be – without frustration and troubles for animal and keeper.
By the way, many species are also wonderful pets interacting with their care-takers, showing their own character and becoming lovable part of the family
Lucky Reptile Super Rain
Due numerous customer requests, the popular Super Rain mist system has been refined. The known high performance with 2 l/min and the possibility to use up to 15 nozzles and drippers has remained. In addition the Super Rain PRO has been added to the line which can pump even up to 4 l of water per minute. It includes 10 nozzles and can be operated with up to 25 nozzles. Both devices have a modulator for controlling the performance as desired. That makes it possible to adapt the performance for the use in smaller terrariums. Therefore you have a very high flexibility and a product which practically covers all areas of application.
The most important improvement however is with the noise level of the pumps. Thanks to a specially designed housing with noise reflecting inner walls and a decoupled and rubbercushioned
mounting of the pump an incredible noise reduction has been realized. Of course you cannot compare high performance pumps that can operate 15 respectively 25 nozzles not with units that can operate 2-4 nozzles. Anyway we doubt that you will find even a medium range product that is quieter than the Super Rain II.
All proved accessories of the Super Rain System are still usable with the Super Rain II and also the PRO. A new accessory is a back pressure valve that prevents that the water tank can run dry and is included in the Super Rain scope of delivery
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