Serpentia Reptile Supplies Delivery and Returns

Delivery charges

At Serpentia Reptile Supplies we offer clear transparent pricing and so all orders are delivered FREE with standard delivery.

The price you see is the price you pay and there are no surprises waiting for you at checkout!

We despatch Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays and for orders received before 2.00pm we aim to despatch the same day.

If you would like your order delivered next working day then for orders placed before Midday, Monday through to Thursday you can select this premium option at checkout and receive your order next working day.  This premium service does incur an additional cost.

Royal Mail is our preferred carrier and they deliver anywhere in the UK with a valid post code.

Our delivery via Royal Mail  is however restricted to items weighing less than 2kg but the good news is that covers almost our entire range!

Larger heavier and bulky items will be delivered by Hermes or UPS.

Depending upon your location and order contents we may elect to ship your order from stock that we hold in many of the Amazon fulfilment centres located around the UK.  If we do utilise this shipping method we will contact you to let you know.

Courier costs and delivery to offshore and remote locations may be affected so if your location is affected we will let you know.  This doesn’t apply to orders shipped via Royal Mail.

We do not accept orders from anywhere outside of the UK on this website.

Not going to be home?

Unattended parcels 

If your parcel will not fit through a standard sized letterbox it will be shipped via the appropriate delivery companies tracked and signed for service. 

We are unable to agree to leave parcels unattended and unsecured in areas specified by you (including bins, sheds etc)

Should you ask the courier to leave your parcel in an unsecure place then you assume liability and responsibility for that parcel.

Not going to be home?

If your parcel is being delivered by Royal Mail then you will be able to rearrange delivery with Royal Mail at a convenient time or collect in person from your local Royal Mail Pick up Point / Sorting Office.  ID will be required for you to collect in person.

If you parcel is being delivered via Hermes or UPS you are able to specify delivery to a nominated neighbour via the couriers in-flight tracking options on their websites.  Simply follow the tracking  link that we provide you via email upon shipping your order and follow the delivery companies instructions for your delivery options.

delivery - animals

We only deliver our animals by personal door to door delivery.  Delivery charges will depend upon your location but will range between £25-£45

We will agree a delivery charge as part of or discussions when you wish to buy any of our animals.

We will not use 3rd party reptile couriers to deliver our animals.

A personal and direct door to door delivery is the only option we will consider as this is for the benefit of the animals welfare.

We hold our own DEFRA animal transportation licence so are able to deliver our animals legally.


Our delivery charges apply to UK mainland delivery only. For other locations for heavy or bulky items requiring delivery via courier (Hermes or UPS) then additional charges may apply.

All orders shipped via Royal Mail are unaffected.

If you are unsure please contact us to check delivery charges for non UK mainland addresses.

30 Day returns

Let’s make this as simple and hassle free as we can.

Our aim is that all our products reach you in perfect condition.

If you’re disappointed in any way we would like to know, so make sure you contact us if this is the case and we will do our upmost to resolve this to your satisfaction without any fuss.

Providing you are not purchasing for a business you have the right under Distance Selling Regulations to cancel the contract and receive a full refund in respect of goods purchased that are not perishable (Example Reptile food items) or that have been customised.

You need to do this within 30 days from the day after you receive your goods and you need to do this in writing which you can do via email at this address: or simply complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will get right back to you.

Following notification you must return your order in full and the return is made at your own risk and cost. We strongly advise you use a fully trackable delivery service for your returned orders.

Before you return the goods you should understand that you have a legal obligation to keep the goods that are in your possession in good order and take reasonable care of them.

If you do not do this we may have a claim against you for compensation.

If you exercise your right to cancel your contract in this way we will refund any payment you made when ordering including our original delivery charges if applicable within 30 days of receipt of your email confirming you are exercising your right to cancel.

If you would like to raise a returns request..

Please complete and send this returns form and you will hear back from us quickly.  To help us to help you if you could please tell us your order number which can be found on your order confirmation email and a little about the reason for your return. Thanks!