Hey there Herpers!

 I have a question for you, Don’t you ever get a craving for something different in your daily diet?  Something like, sugary snacks….. spicy chips….. CHOCOLATE?!?  Do I sense a thought bubble popping up over your head? Is it filled with dreams of sweet and salty treats?  Well, how do you think our poor reptilian friends feel?!  YES, that’s where I was going with all this talk of delicious goodness!

Many of you ask, “What can I feed to my reptile as a substitute for their normal feed?”  It’s Herpers like us that realize our critters mutual need for a little ‘something extra’ in their diets.  Necessity? No.  But it will make for a happier and healthier reptile buddy.  SO I thought I would compose a “list” of safe and tasty treats to give your pet!

Leopard Geckos:

Mealworms, Superworms, Crickets, Roaches, Waxworms, Hornworms,  and Silkworms are all suggested feeders for Leopard Geckos.  ((For Crested and Gargoyle Geckos,  it is suggested to stick with  ‘Crested Gecko Diet’ in any sweet fruity flavor. ))


Bearded Dragons:

Crickets and leafy Lettuce are Beardies main dietary needs. But there are several options to add to your Beardies dinner list to kick his meal up a notch!  Try adding some Endive, Carrots, Bok Choy, Alfalfa sprouts, Mealworms, Super worms, Roaches and even Mice!  However, make sure to AVOID feeding your Beardie buddy partial meat pieces like chicken, heart, liver, turkey, gizzards, fish, wild caught insects, feeder lizards OR live rodents.  These can cause serious health and safety issues for your Beardie.


Frogs and Toads may have one or two varying options as far as who can eat what, but in general, they stay about the same.  Some mutual options would be mainly Crickets, Roaches, mealworms, Super worms and for big enough toads… feeder mice!


Despite the eating machines our tough shelled pals come off as, there are a few extra options to treating him with something nice.  Mustard greens, Collard greens, Timothy Hay, Dandelion greens should be part of your Tortoises main diet.  A wide range of wild plants such as, Orchard Grass, Oat Hay, dandelions, white clover and wild radish flowers provide the most natural tortoise diet. Mallow, mulberry and hibiscus flowers, and various other shrub leaves and flowers, add variety to the diet.  You can supplement the diet with a little cucumber, lettuce and other salad vegetables as well as fruit *IN SMALL portions only ONCE in a while as a treat*.  Mazuri Tortoise Diet and Zoo Med Tortoise Diets are great choices as well.  Dog and cat foods, tomatoes, spinach, high sugar foods, high protein feeds like peas and other legumes, and also tinned meats and highly processed foods should be AVOIDED at ALL costs!  TURTLES:  Fish, Super worms, Mealworms, Bloodworms. Zoo Med and  Exo-Terra Turtle Food are all acceptable options.  They may even eat some small leaf lettuce if thrown into their water.



There is a lot of speculation as to what you may or may not feed your Iguana.  Da Daa Da DAAAA!!!! We are here to the rescue!!  First of all, a stress-free environment is an important factor in maintaining a healthy immune system for your lizard.  Although many Iguanas may occasionally feed on an insect or two within its cage or in the wild, their diets should be primarily vegetarian.  Sticking to just greens and vegetables will ensure proper health and longevity for your lizard!  Proper greens and vegetables include Collard greens, Turnip greens, Mustard greens, Dandelion greens, Greenleaf lettuce, flowers, mulberry tree leaves, Spineless cactus, carrots, zucchini, green beans, butternut squash, asparagus, okra, alfalfa and more! 


! ! ! CAUTION ! ! !


Here are some things you should know about what to AVOID when choosing a treat for your pet:

1.       NEVER feed your pet wild caught insects or rodents.  These animals may have ingested poisons or have disease that could spread to your pet.

2.       Make sure to sprinkle necessary calcium/vitamin powders on any greens, veggies, or insects you feed your pet.  This supplies them with the much needed supplements to provide healthy growth, immune systems and ensure a longer happier life!

3.       ALWAYS make sure to feed appropriately sized insects and rodents to your pets.  Neglect in this area could cause sickness or death by under or over feeding your animal.

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us here at Prehistoric Pets are here to answer your questions and provide you with knowledgeable and helpful advice.  Stop by the shop or visit us at our home sites,,, and even join our Facebook pages to get more info on for sale items and animals, FAQs and get special offer updates!

Hope this blog was resourceful and helps you on your way towards reptilian happiness!




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Holiday Buzzin!

Hello Herpers!<br>


It's the first week into December, which meeaannnssssss......CHRISTMAS is coming!!   Thats right, and with all the holiday cheer in season, all of us here at the shop thought to help spread some joy!  We're stocked and ready to rock n roll with new starter kit specials on set ups AND animals, deals on just about every reptile, amphibian or arachnid cage to fit your needs!  All different sizes and set ups available!  Not to mention our fully loaded retail shop for any and all critter needs from food, to habitat accessories, to books on caring for your new pet! <br>


Hard times this holiday? No worries! Prehistoric Pets has your back and your perfect deal!!  Come on in the shop and inquire about our used and discounted cages for sale!  Most are just like new, and it sure helps save a buck or two during these buzzzzziiin holidays! <br>


 <<<<AWESOME!!! <br>

With all our associates hard at work to get you the best fit for your new critter and your budget, we are selling out FAST!!!   Make sure to come in and check out all these amazing deals and offers, or follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date with all the new HOT off the press news before we are WIPED OUT!!!  <br>


 Sam sets up new enclosures!  Yay! <br>


Craig makes sure the line gets movin and customers are taken care of! <br>

OH!   And last but not least, we have started a NEW easier way for all you Herpers to get In N Out service for crickets!!  We are now offering PRE PACKAGED crickets!!  Any quantity below 50 crickets will be offered in the prepackaged section to esure faster more accurate cricket purchases for complete customer satisfaction!!!  <br>



Hope to see you ALL in the shop very soon to pick out a new critter to take home, as well as picking out his new home!  Happy Herping! <br>


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Whats for sale today?

This is is our Collared Lizard in action! They are for sale now in store for $79.99, and just in time for the holidays. They make great pets, and they're cute!


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Forget Red and Yellow snakes...we've got GREEN SNAKES!!!

What exactly IS a Green Snake? What makes him so different from the rest? Are they pet worthy? Well you came to the right place! We've got MORE than just answers for you, we have the snakes in stock!!

Herow Herpers! Its a beautiful Sunday afternoon here at The Reptile Zoo and were coming to you with a new reptilian friend! Ladies and Gents, Welcome our new Green Snakes!! Although they seemingly come off plain and unorigional, but they harbor some pretty cool features and personality. These squirmy little wigglers are found throughout the United States, southern Canada, northern Mexico, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. Green snakes are so named because they are typically solid green in color , with a cream-colored or yellow belly.

The smooth green snake is found in a variety of habitats such as grassy, moist meadows, prairies, and clearings in pine forests. This snake is often spotted crossing bike or hiking trails, or brought home by our kitty's or puppy dogs on the hunt =P. These sly guys rely on their color for camouflage and will usually attempt to escape if threatened. Their diet consists of soft bodied arthropods, including crickets, spiders, moths, butterflies, and grasshoppers!! MmMMm YUMMY! Speaking of bugs, have you tried our new HOTLIX Critter candies?? Come by the shop and try one out!

Back to these little snakes, which are thin bodied and their adult length can reache 12 to 20 inches! They rarely bite when handled, but will smear a captor's hand with a musky anal secretion. YUCKY!! !>.

Green Snake fan now? GOOD because weve got plenty in stock waiting to go to new homes!! For just $29.99 you could have one TODAY!!
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