Skinks for Sale!

We've recently celebrated the births of 14 Blue Tongue Skinks. They're cute, they're scaly, and they're so gosh darn little! But what exactly IS a Blue Tongue Skink? 

Their most obvious characteristic is their name which comes from their tongue; it is indeed blue. Whoever first discovered this species decided to keep it simple with its name!

In recent years, this lizard has become a common pet among reptile enthusiasts. They stay relatively small, only growing up to about 2 feet in length usually. We're fans of this species too as they are quirky enough to fit in with our other critters, but unique enough to stand out as a favorite among staff and guests alike.

In the wild, they spend their days eating diets of insects, snails, wild berries, and sometimes even wildflowers. Night is spent seeking shelter in hollowed out logs and other debris where they aren't very likely to be discovered an eaten as a midnight snack.

Supposedly, these creatures are shy, but ours are far from it! In fact, we have a team of them that love being in the spotlight at our Jurassic Parties. Several more soak up the attention in The Reptile Zoo.

As you can see, the Blue Tongue Skink isn't exactly built for speed. Its legs are stubby, and definitely not meant for running or climbing. Still, when it comes time to eat or make a run for it, they can perform the task with surprising agility. Since they call Australia home, it's not a stretch to assume they call on this agility quite often with so many deadly predators lurking about.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about them is that they give birth to live young. Baby Blue Tongue Skinks will develop in embryos inside of their mother and when they are fully developed after about 100 days, they emerge in litters of up to 15! For the first few days of their life, the babies will live off of their embryo which they absorb into their stomachs before birth, then they start off on smaller insects. Much like human babies, they ease their way into devouring adult foods!

Our little ones are ready to take on the world; some of them are for sale in Prehistoric Pets. They grow up so quickly!

If you need a new lizard for your collection, come check them out!

Here's a video to help you do some preliminary research...or just learn more about these little guys.

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Destory the Gauntlet!

After many long years of precariously working in the famed Prehistoric Pets gauntlet it's time for destruction has come! 

 

 

By removing the gauntlet not only are we making more room for expansions to The Reptile Zoo, but also expansions for Prehistoric Pets breeding and caretaking faciliites! 

 

 

The large reticulated pythons who were previously housed in the gauntlet are already enjoying their new digs inside the top secret addition! Breeder and all around Go-To Man Tim O'Reilly has been in charge of the renovation while founder Jay Brewer is visiting Prehistoric's African fans at the SOS Reptile Expo.

 

 

As always Tim did not let Jay down! This part of the renovation and relocation was finished ahead of schedule with only the best precision!

 

 

 

Tim and Jay have taken this rennovation opportunity to re-think and re-design these new enclosures from top to bottom. This is just part of the Prehistoric way! We are always re-imagining re-building and planning for our next big move!

 

 

 

Check back in the next couple months to see what progress we've made and maybe what babies will be the first to be produced in the newest top-secret addition to Prehistoric Pets!

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Fred-lits?

 

Hurry!  Before its too late!

We have TWO baby Frilled Dragons on sale right now for $199.99...and they are the cutest little guys.

They are extremely tame, and would make an excellent addition to your family!

Native to Australia and New Guinea, they get their name from the large frill around their neck, which they can fan-out to ward off enemies.  This unusual attribute is achieved by long spines of cartilage attached to the jaw bones.  This is why when the frill "pops out" you commonly see the lizard's mouth open wide!

They are crazy little lizards, let me tell you.  VERY entertaining, lol. 

They eat mostly insects, such as crickets and large worms, and males can reach up to 3 feet long.  When running, frilled lizards can even stand up and run on two-feet!  They make for a really cool little pet, not only because of the frill, but they have a super spunky attitude.

Many of you probably know our beloved shop-pet "Fred" the Frilled Dragon.  He has a permanent residence here, and man is he spoiled.  Everyone loves him, especially for the birthday parties, because he LOVES to climb on top of your head!

So we dubbed our little babies...Fred-lits.  They are SO cute, and showing the same sweet and cooky personality of their friend Fred.

Call, or stop by, for more info...and come check out these lovable creatures!  Remember, Christmas is right around the corner!

($199.99......they won't be here for long!)

 

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

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Hog Wild

 

Love is in the air here at Prehistoric Pets....for the animals anyway.     :-P

Today we discovered our Hognose Snake couple getting very cozy in their home.  Hmmmmmm...

Can't you just feel the love??  Hopefully there will be some little ones on the way VERY soon!!!

How exciting......so WHAT is a Hognose Snake you may ask??

Well, they are a colubrid snake, native to the U.S. and northern Mexico, with a characteristic upturned snout.  This snout serves its purpose as a very handy tool in digging and burrowing through sandy soil.  They are HIGHLY variable in color and pattern, sometimes blotched, sometimes solid...and range in color from red, green, orange, brown, and black.  So how do you tell???  The nose doesn't lie my friends...

When threatened, they actually raise off the ground and hiss, mimicking a cobra.  Sounds like a cool little dude.  The largest species of Hognose Snake can reach almost 6 feet...but most stay relatively small (around 2 feet).  They are rear-fanged, but not techinically venomous.  The saliva is toxic to prey but not dangerous to humans, and they NEVER bite.  How can they be sure?  Experiments have proved that you must smell like their prey to even get a feigned strike.  Nice.

 

So, maybe soon we will have some tiny hognoses running around...but until then come check out the loving couple here at The Reptile Zoo.  See you soon herpers!

 

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

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They Take Their House Whereever They Go....


This week let's feature an animal that is ALWAYS a big hit with kids and parents alike. They go to every party, they mow your lawn for you, and you can even feed them lettuce here at the shop....Sulcatta Tortoises!





We have several different sizes, and almost all of them are for sale. We recently acquired two groups of hatchlings, and they are adorable! At hatching, Sulcatta Tortoises (AKA African Spur-Thigh Tortoises) are just bigger than a golf ball. However, these little cuties can reach upwards of 200 lbs! Also…make room on your wills folks because you will be passing them down to your grandchildren, as they most often live between 120 and 150 years!




Originating in the deserts and savannas of Africa, these popular tortoises love to roam your backyard in the warm sunshine. You can start them in an aquarium like most reptiles, but when they reach about the size of soccer ball lots of owners prefer them outside. As long as you have some sort of enclosure (dog house, crate, etc.) with a heat lamp (for those chilly California nights), and a fence to keep them IN and potential predatory animals OUT, they are perfectly happy. But REMEMBER, they like to dig, and can very well dig under fences, so prepare for that with concrete or deep fencing.




Even as hatchlings, Sulcattas have a very hefty appetite, and will easily munch down lots of leafy greens, carrots, squash…even some melon! Just make sure to sprinkle plenty of calcium on whatever you feed them to prevent harmful diseases and pyramiding. Here at Prehistoric Pets we have the supplies and the knowledge to get you started on a very memorable new pet. Come check them out!




Babies are for educational purposes only ($149.99) until they reach over 4"
Medium Sulcattas $399.99
Large Sulcattas $999.99


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

www.prehistoricpets.com (tab at top)

714-964-3525

sales@prehistoricpets.com

info@jurassicparties.com
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Featured YouTube Video!


This week, we have Jay and Mike with their special guest, our own crazy-smart little Siavash, pulling two really awesome clutches! Eggs get pulled all the time here at Prehistoric Pets, and its even more spectacular when we are able to film it...putting you right there in the room to witness every minute!

The first clutch is from some pretty fancy parents...a Sunfire het Genetic Stripe het Albino bred to a double het Albino Genetic Stripe! When first realizing that she laid, Jay was certainly hoping for some more Albino Genetic Stripe Sunfires, so we will let you know when they hatch for sure. After some careful separation of the eggs, the guys counted 29 eggs and one slug...great job momma retic! These will be placed in incubation for around 82-85 days. Check back for more info!




The second clutch was much smaller, being from ball pythons, but a very cool combo! A Cinnamon het Ghost was bred to a Pastel Ghost het Caramel...and I personally can't wait to see the results! 5 eggs were successfully pulled by Siavash, and are set to hatch in about 54-56 days...maybe a bit longer.




Here is the video, hope you enjoy...and there are more to come, being put up soon! Check in with Facebook at any of our pages! (Prehistoric Pets, The Reptile Zoo, Jurassic Parties)




Email us with any questions and interests in these babies or others at:

info@prehistoricpets.com

or

sales@prehistoricpets.com


Great job guys! Keep it up!


<3....................Thalia
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Best in Class 'Pearl'

Hey there Herpers!

It's hotter than beans outside now that summer is coming to a unwanted conclusion. However, no amount of summer sun is as hot as the new Burmese morph we have to show you! Thanks to Garrett and his high quality camera, we were able to snap a few shots of this beautiful new comer. Just barely produced THIS year, the Hypo Albino "Pearl" Burmese morph has some of the cutest babies, and owners have shared their interest in just what exactly an adult will come to look like.

Curious? SO ARE WE!!! Follow us on Facebook to keep updated on new photos and fun facts. ;) Let us know your feedback!

<3......Priscilla



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New Beardies!

Newborn Bearded Dragons!  They just hatched today...literally minutes ago.  They are beautiful, strong, healthy...and hopefully later on to end up in a loving home with one of YOU!  So come see our babies!

 

 

 

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.........    : )

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Surprise Babies!!!

Yesterday we found an awesome surprise. Two eggs in the Leopard Gecko cage by the photo booth!

So all you guys that come in all the time...your favorite geckos just had babies! No nestbox, no signs...but a really cool surprise. Check it out!!

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SnapShots

Here are a few or more wonderful things we have for sale here.!  If you have any questions about any of this please contact Garrett at info@prehistoricpets.com

He can answer all your questions about everything and if there is something you want that is not pictured, Garrett can get it for you!  Just email him a description of what animal you want with all the details, and Garrett will make sure you get it!  He even does the deliveries and the shipping and the handling himself!

He can do anything and he can't wait to hear from you!

 

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