Provide a Little Christmas Joy with Us!

 

There are people in our communities, in our own neighborhoods, who are wondering if they’ll be able to give even one gift this Christmas. The Christmas PEACE Box is a way for you to share love this Christmas.

 

 

Assembling a box is simple. Just follow the 3 easy steps below. We've even included tips to help you get started.

Step #1: Assemble your box. (We've done that for you)

Step #2: Decide who you will give the box to: child (gender and age) or family. Then mark it on the box.

Step #3: Shop to fill your box.

Don't know what to fill your PEACE box with? Check out the suggestions below.

 

 

3-5 years old

Age appropriate toys: Coloring books, crayons, Play-doh, stuffed animals, books, etc.

Snacks: Fruit Roll-ups, raisins, Goldfish, etc.

Clothing: Fun socks, hair clips, sun glasses, beanies, etc.

 

6-9 years old

Age appropriate toys: Jump ropes, Slinky, hand-held games, books, dolls, small balls, etc.

Snacks: Lollipops, gum, crackers, etc.

Clothing: T-shirts, caps, socks, hair clips, etc.

School Supplies: Pencils, markers, book covers, stamps, etc.

Hygiene Items: Toothbrush

 

10-12 years old

Age appropriate toys: Hackysack, books, finger skateboard, hand-held or card games, Ear buds etc.

Snacks: Gum, crackers, hard candy, mints etc.

Clothing: Baseball caps, ankle socks, hair clips/headbands, scarves, beanies, etc.

School Supplies: Pencils, gel pens, book covers, etc.

Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, hand sanitizer, metal water bottle

 

13-18 years old

Age appropriate toys: Hackysack, books, finger skateboard, hand-held or card games, Ear buds, gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart), balls etc.

Snacks: Fast food gift cards,Gum, crackers, chips, candy etc.

Clothing: Baseball caps, ankle socks, hair clips, headbands, scarves, beanies, etc.

School Supplies: Locker decorations, sketch pads, journals, pencils, gel pens, book covers, etc.

Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, hand sanitizer, metal water bottle, shower gel, nail polish, lip gloss, fragrance, etc.

 

Family

Night Out: Movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, etc.

Night In: DVD's, popcorn, family game, books, etc.

 

Discouraged Items: Money, large or used items, common allergy products (peanuts etc.), medication, military or toy guns, beverages, breakable items, perishables, movies rated PG-13 or above.

 

After you've filled your Christmas PEACE Box you have a couple options for how to donate your gift.

1) We encourage you to give the box directly to a child or family that you know is in need. This is the most rewarding way to make an impact in your local community and show your neighbors you care.

2) Return your filled box to the Christmas PEACE Box trucks at Saddleback Church, in Lake Forest at any of the weekend services. The final weekend to return your filled boxes is December 1st and 2nd. The church will then distribute boxes to children and families in the local community.

3) Return your filled box to The Reptile Zoo where we will both deliver boxes to Saddleback Church for distribution and provide local deliveries in our community. The final weekend to return your filled boxes to The Reptile Zoo is December 15th and 16th. To show our appreciation for your gift to those in need in our local community The Reptile Zoo would like to offer you a complimentary admission to enjoy our exhibits on the day of your filled box delivery.

 

 

 

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Christmas Miracle!

 

 

 

Well Gang,

We here at Prehistoric Pets all had a great Christmas away from the shop, except for the breeder Tim, who was hoping for a great Christmas to himself with the snakes he works with here- in the hopes that something big would happen that day.  He came in to check on a couple of Reticulated Python Clutches that were getting close to hatching, and a couple of females that were getting ready to lay eggs- and boy was he glad he came in to witness our own little Christmas miracles! 

First, our giant Ivory female laid a gorgeous clutch of 35 beautiful eggs that were as bright white as she was!  This female was bred to an Anthrax Tiger this year, which means we should have some Platinum Het Anthrax, and Platinum Tiger het Anthrax on the way!  Then, when he checked what was going on in the incubator- he saw several really gorgeous babies crawling out of their eggs for the first time-  the first clutch had a few of one of our favorite Dwarf Retic morphs- SunTiger Genetic Stripes!  These gorgeous snakes have 3 visual genes- two Co-dominate ones (Sunfire & Tiger), and one recessive (Genetic Stripe), and they are also possible het for Albino!  These little guys are very cutting edge in the designer python world, and will make some amazing new morphs in the future as they come of age- not to mention they are one of the most beautiful morphs in their own right, with clean, chaotic patterns that stretch from the tip of their nose to the end of their tail.

Next, he checked in another eggs box to see that our Black eyed and Ruby Eyed Ivories had also decided to be born on Christmas Day!  The Black eyed Ivories, like the female that laid her eggs, are a rare almost solid white snake with deep black eyes.  The Albino version, which were first produced this year, were even more of a surprise (which you can see in our reaction as we first peered into the eggs in our YouTube video).  What happens when you turn a Solid black eye Albino?  You get a beautiful ruby red eye that looks as if it is on fire from within!  These little snakes seem to peer right into your soul with their blazing stare, and see for themselves if you have been naughty or nice!  These snakes are very difficult to produce, and the odds are against hatching one, even if you have the right two snakes to breed together (which are extremely rare as adults).  Out of the entire clutch, which was full of Albinos, Platinums, and Platinum Albinos, we only got one pair of these beautiful jewels, and these are the very first pictures of them out of the eggs to ever be shared- our gift to you, along with the hope that you will be blessed this Christmas, and in the year to come.  That’s what Christmas is all about!

 

 

 

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'Tis the day before Christmas.....

And all through the store, people are buying pets and supplies, lizards and more! They're coming to learn, to buy and to see, why snakes make are much cooler than a dog name Fifi. Our T.V. star Frank, in the holiday mood, looks like he'd rather be searching for food.

Our little T-Rex gets in on the spirit, though most people don't really want to go near it.

All of us here at the Reptile Zoo, love the animals we own and the ones you do too! So come one and come all to this place we call home, to buy a new friend or simply to roam. Our staff can be funny, sometimes kinda weird, but hey that's what happens when our lizards have beards!

So Merry Christmas to all, have you scales or fur, remember that snakes make better gifts than boring old Myrrh.

Merry Christmas everybody!

<3 Salmandy

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'Tis the Season!


Oh, Christmas. Everyone's favorite time of year. Don't you just LOVE to make a mug of cocoa, listen to christmas music, and decorate the tree??

Well, however you celebrate this time of year...its definitely ALL about love, generosity, and family. Here at Prehistoric Pets, we are getting into the spirit already by breaking out the decor! We love this time of year...Uncle Louie especially...and are excited to spruce the place up with some bows and garland!




This spectacular decorating job is due to our own Uncle Louie, a very dedicated member of our team.




Even some of your favorite animals are feeling "jolly".....

Fred the Frilled Dragon topping Frosty the Snowman:



Charlie the Crested Gecko, looking into Frosty's eye:



Zoey and Joey, the Ball Pythons...not knowing what to make of all this sparkly stuff:



Ghost, the Anery Cornsnake, wishing we had mouse-flavored candy canes:



There is so much more to go, so come by soon to take it all in, and feel the warm fuzzies of Christmas!


And speaking of Christmas...we are STILL taking Operation Christmas Child boxes!



So, if you are a procrastinator, have no fear...we will take your boxes until the end of the year!
Don't miss out, its a very good thing...to help Samaritan's Purse, and the joy that they bring!
Visit their site, if you are confused...they show you all the gifts from which you can choose!
Fill your box with school stuff and toys...and children around the world will be filled with JOY!



So, bring in your donation to Operation Christmas Child and Prehistoric Pets will take it to the Samaritan's Purse drop-off location...PLUS donate $1 for EVERY box given! Its a win-win...win!


Operation Christmas Child

How to Pack a Shoebox





If you do nothing else, please visit their site...its a great cause, and a beautiful foundation. Very interesting information, definitely worth a look:

Samaritan's Purse



Thanks everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Prehistoric Pets Inc!


<3....................Thalia
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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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Operation Christmas Child

 

Calling all Herpers! (and even the non-herpers)    We need your help!

This year, The Reptile Zoo is working with Operation Christmas Child.  OCC is a program created by Samaritan's Purse International Relief.  Following the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37), SPIR gives aid to the world's poor, sick, and suffering.  Since 1970, they have provided critical relief to the victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine all over the planet.  Their endeavors include Haiti, Kenya, Sudan, Cambodia, and the Amazon Basin...and thats just recently.

Operation Christmas Child was started in 1990 as a way to not only reach those less fortunate, but to aid the effort that no child should be forgotten on Christmas.  Samaritan's Purse adds a "Greatest Gift of All" booklet with many of the shoeboxes, so that kids can learn about Jesus, God's greatest gift.  Parents see these showboxes as well, and in turn, also learn of Jesus' love for them. 

Last Christmas (2010) approximately 1.12 MILLION children from 14 countries across the world recieved special shoebox gifts.  That's incredible!  Hundreds of volunteers braved the rubble of Haiti, the rural villages of Romania, and even ARCTIC conditions to ensure that children living in difficult circumstances would experience the joy of receiving a gift at Christmas.  Just amazing.  I have personally been reading some of the stories and blogs on their website, looking at pictures, and seeing the facts....you guys HAVE to check it out and learn more, its fantastic!  What an awesome and altruistic organization.  Just look at these smiles:

 

So, here at The Reptile Zoo, we are acting as a drop-off site for you.  Not only that, we will donate $1 to SPIR for EVERY box received.

Now, how do you make a box??  You will need a shoebox, or a closed container of the same size.  You can wrap the box, but please wrap the lid separately.  Next, distinguish if your gift is for a boy, or a girl, and what age group (2-4, 5-9, 10-14).  There are convenient labels that you can print out and tape to the top of the box at the "Pack a Shoebox" website at the bottom. 

Fill the box with a variety of gifts (examples on the same website...they include toys, school supplies, and hygiene items).  Please also include a $7 donation to cover shipping costs (check made out to Samaritan's Purse, with "OCC" in the memo line, in an envelope inside the box).  You can make one combined donation if you are donating more than one box.  Finally, please place a rubber band around each box and take them to the drop off site.  (Prehistoric Pets)

If you are not local, there are drop-off locations near you, just check out the site:

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/Drop_Off_Locations/

 

Note:  Please DO NOT include used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy weapons or soldiers, chocolate or food, out-of-date candy, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items (glass), or aerosol cans

The Reptile Zoo will take all of your donations (plus our donation of $1 per box) to the collection site around the end of November.  Official collection dates are Nov 14-21 but we can take boxes after that as well.  OCC takes donations year-round.

So come one everyone, let's make this Christmas memorable for the children of the world!

 

 

I have included the website for Samaritan's Purse, as well as the OCC link for shoebox making, plus a link for a shoebox-making video...also, make sure to look around the SPIR website, its amazing!! 

So, you have the tools, now let's start creating some smiles!  Thanks everyone!!!

 

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

 

SamaritansPurse.org

How to Pack a Shoebox


Video Link

 

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How are all your new pets?

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to check and see how all your new pets are doing!  It's 2 days after Christmas and I'm sure everyone has finally settled down and I just wanted to know how all the animals are doing?  Remember they are living things and should be treated as such!  With lots of TLC!!!!!  Please do not cast them aside like the remote control car you got or the video game you have already won!

Are you taking good care of them? 

Feeding them everyday? 

Making sure they have fresh water and a clean cage? 

If they need UVB are you providing it? 

Are you snuggling with them? 

Keeping them warm? 

If the need calcium are you providing it?

Make sure you take good care of all the new animals that you have at home!  We love each and everyone of the little guys that left our store before Christmas!  If you have any questions about them please call us or bring them by!  We want you and your pet to grow and live together happily and no question is a dumb question!  We will be happy to answer them all!  You can even email your questions to us!

714-964-3525

or

info@prehistoricpets.com

We look forward to hearing from you all! 

Send us pictures!  Tell us how good everything is going!  Show us how big they get!  A pet from Prehistoric Pets is a lifetime investment and we enjoy being a part of you and your pet's life!

much love

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

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Twas the Night before Christmas!

 


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