About

Welcome to my website, I’m “Chris Johnson”.

From Animal Encounters to Reptile Care Consultancy, my goal in offering these services is to educate and inspire people to the wonders of the natural world, and improve the lives of reptiles in captivity.

All whilst promoting the conservation of wildlife.

So Here’s A Bit About Me.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been animal mad! Evea child i was focused on working with animals, every spare minute was taken researching, reading endless books and watching animal programmes, even school lunchtimes were an opportunity to get in the library and read books on the natural world.

Much of my knowledge has come from this huge amount of ongoing research and in the years that followed I’ve gained lots of practical experience and worked alongside experts in the field.

But there’s always more to learn!

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Training a Red Tailed Hawk with friend Steve Hopper at South Hams Hawks & Owls

Working with animals has taken me into a variety of environments, from pet shops where my knowledge has helped many customers to improve the lives of their pets, to working in Zoos, to assisting HM Custom and Excise being called upon to rehabilitate and rehome illegal wild-caught reptiles, to being involved in television work. I’ve even worked with the legendary Sir David Attenborough!

All the while keeping and breeding many species, some with complex requirements to several generations.

Through hard work, dedication and a no expense spared attitude, I can safely say my animals are kept to the highest standards.

These high standards have gained approval by many respected professionals including a number of vets.

Veterinary approval was key to the process of successfully obtaining my Dangerous Wild Animals Act License, allowing me to keep the venomous Gila Monster and Beaded Lizard.

I also have the honour of being Chairman of the South Western Herpetological Society, to which I joined as a budding teenage herpetologist, making many good friends and learning so much along the way.

As my life with animals continues, I hope the services i provide will continue to educate and inspire many to these wonderful creatures.

Thank you,

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