Welcome to the World of Exotics!

Here you can find information on reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles, terrapins and tortoises, as well as amphibians, whether you're looking for frogs and toads or newts and salamanders. This is also the section of the site where you can discover more about invertebrates, such as stick insects (also known as walking sticks), tarantulas plus land hermit crabs, although if you want details on aquatic members of this group, such as sea anemones, then they're included in the fish section.

Crossword sponsored by ExoticDirect - exotic pet insurance

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Test your knowledge of exotics with our special crossword. Don't worry if you don't know all the answers - you can get prompts, and also check whether your answer is correct. Simply click on the crossword to get started, and the clues will come up in the box beneath the puzzle. The photographs here should also give you some extra clues!

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Getting help

ExoticDirect has specialised in the field of insuring exotic animals, including snakes, lizards and tortoises, for over 20 years now. The costs of veterinary treatment can be surprisingly high, and an ExoticDirect policy can help to give you peace of mind. Policies can include veterinary fee cover, and cover should your pet be stolen or dies. To obtain a quote, click here.

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