Swell Reptiles? Any good? (Newbie shopper) - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > New Owners > Newbie Advice


  #1 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 02:46 AM
Ryanb0401's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Irvine, North Ayrshire
Posts: 1,346
Send a message via Skype™ to Ryanb0401
Question Swell Reptiles? Any good? (Newbie shopper)

I'm going to put this under Newbie Advice because I'm new to the world of reptile shopping online.
I've seen a few good reviews of them, but they all seem to be from quite a long while ago - and as we all know, things change.
I've thought of ordering from them now for a couple of days (a new viv/heat mat/full habitat, pretty much) for when my little guy grows out of his faunarium (and I don't know when I'll have the change to do so again all at once - as just after christmas I'll have a lump of money.)
I was looking at their 'gold' corn snake package, in particular.
I shan't advertise, and I shan't link - that's all you get to know. Discover it yourself, and let me know what you think?
__________________
[/



Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 03:04 AM
Drayvan's Avatar
5 Star Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West midlands
Posts: 3,532
Default

I've ordered 3 vivs off them, arrived well packaged and in good condition. Very pleased with their service. Recieved a broken exo terra from them too and got it refunded straight away (guys delivering it weren't very gentle with it, no fault of Swells) Still order my live food from them too
Ryanb0401 likes this.
__________________


DEED NOT BREED! SAY NO TO BSL!

The kindness one does for an animal may not change the world, but it WILL change the world for that one animal.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 03:18 AM
Ryanb0401's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Irvine, North Ayrshire
Posts: 1,346
Send a message via Skype™ to Ryanb0401
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drayvan View Post
I've ordered 3 vivs off them, arrived well packaged and in good condition. Very pleased with their service. Recieved a broken exo terra from them too and got it refunded straight away (guys delivering it weren't very gentle with it, no fault of Swells) Still order my live food from them too
One in the good count, one in the bad count then
I'd still take that out so far as a good victory, since the bad count is the website's Avast! Rating (lol)
Thanks for the advice, though! My local shop doesn't stock very much as far as vivs go. Most if it is tall arboreal typed full glass tanks - which the OWNER of the shop recommended to me for my corn when he's an adult, and I instantly knew he wasn't right. As far as sites go, Swell seem pretty great - but I wasn't sure if it was too good to be true as the internet usually is!
__________________
[/



Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 03:53 AM
Loony's Avatar
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 389
Default

I found their own brand plants to be very flimsy and low quality, but other then that delivery was prompt and well packaged.
__________________
Royals - 0.3 Classic, 0.2 100% Het Albino, 0.1 Spider 0.3 Pastel, 0.1 Pastave, 1.0 Lemon Blast, 1.1 Lesser Bee, 1.0 Pinstripe
Boa's - 1.2 Hypo, 0.1 100% Het Sharp, 0.1 DH Kahl/Anery.
Garters - 1.2 Checkered, Albino, Red Sided.
Burms - 1.1 Albino, Wild type


http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/signaturepics/sigpic94194_1.gif
Screw you Graz :P
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 07:36 AM
Artisan's Avatar
Postaholic Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Apocalypse Central....
Posts: 13,305
Default

Ive ordered vivs and plants/hides etc off these lots of times in the past and not had a single problem with them, fast delivery etc
__________________
Promoting Quality Care Of Boas & Various Geckos
-------------------------------------------

Artisan Reptiles - Facebook
-------------------------------------------
Lover & keeper of Boa Constrictor - Morphs/Commons/Dwarfs/BCI/BCC/BCA
plus
various Day, Satanic Leaftailed, Leachianus, other Gecko species
&
Western Hognose among other beautiful creatures!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 02:44 PM
Ryanb0401's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Irvine, North Ayrshire
Posts: 1,346
Send a message via Skype™ to Ryanb0401
Default

Thanks for all the advice, guys. I think I've got my mind made up now.
What my local guys don't sell I'll likely order from Swell.
__________________
[/



Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 03:43 PM
Super Citizen
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: aberdeen
Posts: 872
Default

There great i ordered live food and uvb tubes from them came fine and well packaged
__________________
  • 1.1.0 Jungle carpet pythons
  • 1.0.0 lesser platinum royal python
  • 1.0.0 spider royal python
  • 1.0.0 normal Burmese python
  • 0.1.0 Pastel kubsch boa
  • 0.1.0 Normal boa
  • 0.0.1 normal corn snake
  • 1.0.0 green iguana
  • 0.1.0 red iguana
  • 1.0.0 Hermann tortoise
  • 1.2.9 leopard geckos hypo,super hypo,blizzard,talbino,normal
  • 1.0.0 Bearded Dragon
  • 0.0.1 amel corn snake
  • 0.0.1 Berber skink
  • 0.0.1 desert iguans
  • 1.0.0 rottweiler (odin)
  • 2.0.0 rats
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 04:11 PM
Donnie76's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1,125
Default

I have bought vivs and decoration etc from them without any issues and they are just around the corner from my work so I can get the stuff the same day and save carriage charges
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 04:12 PM
Rvreps's Avatar
Super Regular
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Near Cannock, Staffordshire
Posts: 154
Default

I swear by Swell definatly recomended
__________________
Works at MICROCLIMATE

Leopard Geckos, Chinese Cave Gecko,
Diones Ratsnake, Yellow Bellied Slider
Emperor Scorpion, Danios, Love Bird
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 23-12-2012, 04:34 PM
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 386
Default

I buy most of my stuff from Swell Reptiles. 2 vivs, numerous heat mats, hides, bowls, fake plants etc etc, and each time I have ordered it it is here the following morning. They once had a problem with not having an item in stock and they phoned me to ask if I was happy with something else instead so I can highly recommend them. Frozen food is send with dry ice as opposed to normal ice so even if it isn't a large order you can guarantee that it will still be solid when it gets to you. Their postage rates are probably the best around too even if you order dry goods and frozen at the same time.
__________________
MY SNAKE PICTURES
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
corn snake , online , shopping , swell reptiles

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
swell reptiles cwbw1985 Equipment & Supplies 6 10-12-2011 09:50 PM
swell reptiles? herper147 Lizards 11 06-03-2011 12:28 AM
Swell reptiles - is it good? Will Dawson Lizards 3 03-10-2010 05:42 PM
Swell Reptiles Willem Equipment & Supplies 6 21-04-2008 06:21 PM



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)