Why not do everything at once??

 

As our SPOOKY Masquerade party is getting closer...Jay is eager to get as much renovation done as possible! 

We are still making progress on the alligator enclosure, cementing the finishing touches on the basin floor before we test water in it.  Its coming together quite smoothly and we are very excited to see the end result!

 

If any of you came in to Prehistoric Pets yesterday, you would have seen our newest renovation happening live!  We gave the old yucky floor behind our front counter a nice, attractive, THICK layer of cement as well.  Although our employees had to literally sit on the counter to fill orders while the floor dried, the result was worth it!

 

We are also continuing work on the new Caiman Lizard enclosure right inside the zoo.  It is looking fantastic!  Just look at how many people we need for this job...

 

Jay thinks these will be completed by our party date (Oct 30th)....what do you guys think??

 

With all the effort and hard work going into this...it can be done.  So make sure to attend our Spooky Costume Party at the Zoo (Sunday Oct 30th, 5-10pm) and see for yourselves!

 

 

<3..............................Thalia

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So...what's new in the Zoo? A LOT!!


We try to keep you guys updated pretty well on what happens day-to-day here at Prehistoric Pets...so let's take a second to recap.

I just updated everyone on how well the alligator enclosure is coming along...we are just about a month away from completion!! Everyone here is SO excited because this is our biggest and most detailed yet....even bigger than Twinkie's! We had some of the guys clean it up a bit today, to get ready for painting and final preparations. Here are some "so far" pics for you:





GREAT work everyone!!



We also just got a new shipment of everyone's favorite gecko...the crested! We have some WAYYYY cool ones too, come check them out!!

There are the Red Harlequins (sweet) that range from $149.99 to $249.99


Even some Gargoyle Geckos (super cool) for $89.99


"Checkin' out my reflection..."


"Where's Waldo?"


Plus there is also a beautiful assortment of normal Cresteds with awesome coloring.



Perhaps the most excitement, however, is about a very special Asian Water Monitor named Frank. He has been a workaholic lately...Jay has been taking him to and from L.A. every week to film a new Disney Channel TV series!!!

"Jessie" will premier tonight on the Disney Channel at 9pm...so be sure to check it out to see Frank as the lovable little trouble-maker, Mr. Kipling. We are SO excited!




With all this craziness going on, we are still the same old awesome place to come have a party, feed turtles & tortoises, touch and hold snakes, and just check out some very RARE reptiles...so be sure to stop by!

See you soon!


<3.....................Thalia
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Update....


Things are moving along very well now for our Alligator & Snapping Turtle enclosure. We had a crew in today that did an awesome job cementing the inside of the tank, it looks fantastic! The glass is drying steadily, and we will be able to fill it with water right on schedule.




They did a wonderful job molding the cement into "rock-like" formations, and shaping it to look like the rest of the surroundings. Soon they will be painting everything and putting on the final touches!!


BEFORE



AFTER




We are all very excited for the final outcome. I even heard talk about exotic FISH?!?!?!? I shall keep you updated as more information flows in! For now...comment us on Facebook and give your feedback, suggestions, and ideas!!! Peace out home slices....


<3......................Thalia
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Its FINALLY happening!! The countdown is on!!


Ok, so maybe we are roughly 500 days behind schedule...but we are finally putting the finishing touches on our Alligator & Snapping Turtle enclosure! I told you guys a few weeks ago that we had acquired the glass, and it came in just a couple days ago. Well, last night, Jay and his crew actually started putting in the pieces and we got some awesome pics and video.

The glass is INSANE. Three pieces have been put in, and they are 3 1/4, laminated, 300 lb monsters! Not only are they heavy to lift, but they are tough to install. Here are some pics from the crew's "workout"....







Once the glue was applied, it was almost a race against time to lift, correctly place, and PUSH the pieces into place. Just check out this effort and teamwork...





....and they haven't even gotten to the BIGGEST piece yet...a 600lb WHOPPER!!




Take a look at the finished half of the enclosure....you can almost visualize how awesome its gonna be!





Great job everyone!! We are so excited for the finished product!!

But remember zoo-goers...no touching!




SO EXCITED!!!

<3........................Thalia
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One Day Left

Everything is happening here at the Reptile Zoo. More animals for sale out front at Prehistoric Pets and lots of work being done to get ready for the opening of the Rattlesnake exhibit tomorrow. Everyone's really excited to show off the animals. Make sure to come on down and see some really cool animals.
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Rattlesnake Tuesday

This Tuesday is a very special day for us here at The Reptile Zoo. It's the official unveiling of the Rattlesnakes. There will be four species of Rattlesnakes open for the public to view. The four species are the Western Diamondback, Southern Pacific, Southwestern Speckled and the Colorado Desert Sidewinder. This is an important step for us here and we invite everyone to come down and celebrate with us. There will be lots of fun including Joel from Forever Wild, who will be here with an assortment of special animals. He will have with him some surprising animals including an alligator and a snapping turtle. These will be a sneak peak of what's to come once we finish construction on our alligator and snapping turtle enclosures. We've been looking forward to this event for a long time and hope everyone can come down and have some close encounters with some truly remarkable exotic animals.
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Lynda Rules!

Hey Guys!

If you have ever been down to The Reptile Zoo, I'm sure you have seen and met most of the workers and managers and owners that have been here forever and helped you with your purchases, but there is one person that you may or may not have had the pleasure of meeting that seriously and in all honestly works harder than anyone else here and is single handedly responsible for the taking care of most our hurt and abandoned reptile friends.  Ladies and Gentle, I would like to introduce you to Lynda.

Lynda has been taking care of animals forever, she volunteers almost every minute of her life to the survival and well being of animals of all kinds.  She loves the tortoises, the beardies, the iguanas.  She goes to the shelters regularly to pick up any cute animals that are lonely or hurt and in need of assistance.  She uses her own money, knowledge, time and connections to save and rehabilitate almost everything she touches and I have no idea what we would do with out her.

She has a bearded dragon named Crazy Legs that has MBD and she actually made him a mobility aid out of an empty paper towel roll so that he can get the hang of making his little arm and legs work again.  Lynda is like Macgyver when it comes to making rehabilitation tools for animals that have been abandoned or not taken care of.  She is a miracle worker.  She has an ornate nile monitor named Cinderella that she has completely transformed into a beautiful princess!

Lynda know almost everything about reptiles, she serves as a guide, correspondant, and adoption assistant to several clubs that help to relocate and house tortoises, turtles and iguanas.

I think we, all of us at The Reptile Zoo are constantly in awe of Lynda and all she does, and we when grow up we wanna be just like her! 

Saving the world, one cold-blooded friend at a time!

We love you Lynda!  Thank you for all you do!

xo.....................Savannah

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A girly blog

A girly blog Ok, so if you guys haven’t guessed by now, I’m Savannah, and I am mostly the one who blogs here, mostly, not always…. I wanted to share with you guys the most awesome jewelry designer and the only one that I know of that is, well, one of us it seems! Betsy Johnson!!!!! She has consistently throughout her career been inspired by the same things we all love! Her collection for fall is chock full of snakes and alligators and such! I always want to share all the wonderful things I find with you guys, so here are a bunch of pics of her works! I know it’s a bit of a girly blog but for you guys out there, maybe you could get your girlfriend some super awesome reptile or arachnid jewelry that will make her day! Reptile lovers and the entire subculture that used to be is becoming more and more mainstream! Hopefully with that, we also become more line of sight and people start to learn and become a little more concerned with the rights and treatment of our beloved pets…. The world is changing, the minority is growing, and perhaps very soon we can restore our faith in humanity and return to a time WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE WORLD! (or at least their descendants) Much love! Xo……………………..Savannah

 

 

 

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The Sounds of Silence

In the mornings when I get to the Zoo it is quiet and comfortable the nocturnal animals aren’t quite done with their overnight activities yet and I can walk by every cage and see what they have been doing all night. The snakes are usually crazy active and all I can hear is an occasional hiss or flutter of leaves as something runs through their cage to sound the alarm. “The people are here, the people are here!” is what I imagine them to say as they all move into their hides so that I can’t see how awesome they actually are. Clever little devils that they are The calm in the morning is my favorite time of the day here, it’s when I get to listen and watch, and play with things I probably shouldn’t, haha, kinda like a meditation of sorts. A meditation with nature! That makes my day happy!


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand then the doors open and the kids come in!!! They are excited and loud and their eyes are wild with energy! I love it! They are like a lightening rod of happiness screaming through the front entrance. Their laughs and squeals are powerful enough to run this whole building for a month I think… Anyways, enough meditation, I feel very lucky that I get to come and touch these wonderful creatures every morning in the silence, but equally as lucky that I get to share that joy with a Zoo full of kids and hopefully, make some sort of difference in their life!
Here they come now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PS--the last pic is a blurry one of me and my gator in Florida! Just throwing that in becasue I love him, and we might have one here soon! Don't miss out!

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