• Promoting Reptile & Amphibian care & research since 1969

About the IHS

The I.H.S. was originally founded in 1969 by a very small group of reptile enthusiasts and currently caters for approximately 750 members both in the UK and overseas.

We are committed to the ongoing research and propagation of all reptile, amphibian and chelonian species.

Only with your interest and help (by joining the society) is this work possible. Get in touch if you are interested in joining.

Breeders Meetings / Shows

Our International Breeders Meeting / Show was set up to allow IHS members and FBH affiliated clubs and society members to sell their surplus and redundant breeding stock, this includes reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. All IHS members, FBH affiliated clubs and society members as well as the general public can attend the shows.

Please see further details on restrictions on times and prices for non-members.

In addition we also have traders selling a complete range of dry goods, equipment, frozen / live food, supplements, plants and gifts.

Local Branches

There are a number of regional IHS branches throughout the UK which all meet on a monthly basis.

A number of our members are actively involved in Herpetology professionally and give their support to the society in numerous ways including articles for our quarterly journal ‘The Herptile’ and by giving of their very valuable time to provide lectures at local branch meetings.

Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for like-minded enthusiasts to get together, share information and learn from each other.

Latest News

Mark O’Shea – MBE

In this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List ex IHS President Professor Mark O’Shea…

November 2020 and April 2021 Update

Update on the most recent show developments in line with COVID-19.

September and November Show Update

Update on the most recent show developments in line with COVID-19.

Introducing the IHS Marketplace!

We have decided to go digital and remove adverts from the newsletter and move them into the website.

August Show Update

It’s not unexpected but we have to notify people that the August show has been cancelled due to the current measures in place due to the virus (Covid 19).

Important Notice – Banned Morphs

Updated list of morphs not allowed to be traded/sold at the shows.

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