Donating Items ‚Äčand Food

As a charity, we rely on donations in order to care for our animals. There are more ways to donate than monetary if that is not an option for you, please see below for other ways to help. 


Substrates/Enclosure Floor Coverings

For the majority of the animals in our care; especially those in quarantine, we use Newspaper as a standard floor covering for the enclosure. Although it is not naturally what the animals would have in the wild, it is necessary for us in a Rescue capacity. We currently use the following:

  • Newspapers
  • Toilet Roll or Kitchen Roll inserts (Great as hides for snakes)
  • Aspen Bedding
  • Beech Chips
  • Moss (For creating humidity)

Heating and Lighting

Heating and lighting is an essential part of ensuring a reptiles well being. We currently use the following types of heating equipment:

  • Spot/Reflector bulbs Bayonet fitting in wattages of 40w, 60w, 100w, 150w. We use Red, white and green bulbs.
  • Spot/Reflector bulbs Screw fitting in wattages of 40w, 60w, 75w, 100w, 150w. We use Red, white and green bulbs.
  • Arcadia D3 UV Basking Lamp - 80w, 100w, 160w
  • Arcadia Deep Heat Projectors - wattages 50w and 80w
  • Ceramic heaters - wattages of 50w, 100w and 150w

Food

We have many animals here with a variety of nutritional requirements. Below is a list of just some of the food we use on a daily basis:


For our Turtles:

  • Fish such as Seafood sticks, White bait, Salmon, Prawns
  • Meats such as Chicken, Turkey
  • Complete Turtle & Terrapin Foods such as Natures Grub
  • Salads and Vegetables such as Rocket, Watercress, Carrot, Apple,

For our Lizards:

  • Insects such as Hoppers (all sizes), Brown Crickets, Mealworms, Wax Worms, Pachnoda Grubs, Dubia Roaches
  • Salads and Vegetables (For our Herbivores & Omnivores) such as Rocket, Watercress, Baby leaf, Chinese Leaf, Pak Choi, Carrot, Apple, Pears, Mushrooms, Courgette.
For our Snakes:
  • Frozen Rats from Rat Pups to Jumbo Rat size
  • Frozen Mice from Pinkie Mice to Jumbo Mice size
  • Frozen Quail

Latest News

Our sponsorship programme is up and running! Visit here to learn more. 

Opening Hours

Call Us:

Mon - Fri: 08:30am - 5:30pm

Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Adoption Centre:

By appointment only. 


Holiday Boarding and Other Enquiries:

Open as usual! Organise drop off and collection with a member of our team within our opening hours.

Address

Proteus Reptile Trust

Catholic Lane (The bottom of)

Sedgley

West Midlands

DY3 3YE.

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