A PET store is holding a reptile workshop in store for curious customers.

On Thursday, June 19, from 1pm to 2pm, visitors to the Pets at Home Southend store can meet reptiles such as snakes, bearded dragons and geckos.

Staff at the shop, on Southend Airport retail park, will allow customers to feed and hold some of the reptiles.

The workshops are a great way to learn about how to care for these types of animals if you are considering taking one on as a pet.

Jan Priest, assistant manager at the store, said: “A reptile workshop is a great opportunity to showcase our reptile expertise and also provide customers with the chance to learn a bit more about keeping and looking after these more unusual pets.”

Mark Smith, pet and reptile operations manager at Pets at Home, added: “Keeping reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates can be easy.”