Come & Get It at The OC Fair with The Reptile Zoo

 

Spending your summer nights at the OC Fair? Make sure to stop by The Reptile Zoo hands-on display to meet Bob the 12ft Burmese Python! Then head back to Facebook to claim your complimentary photo download!
To find your complimentary photo download please visit the link below, here you will find an album for each day of the fair. To allow photo tagging and download just "LIKE" The Reptile Zoo fan page then share away!
www.facebook.com/thereptilezoo/photos_albums
If for some reason you are unable to locate your photos please email photobooth@prehistoricinc.com and we would be happy to assist you. Please allow 48 hours for upload.

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Miracle Babies

Here at The Reptile Zoo we see every reptile birth as a special miracle, but last week there was no doubt how special our newest addition was!

We were more than surprised to find a TWO-HEADED Reticulated Python with huge potential. As you can see in the photo these little guys are conjoined right at the neck with two completely separate heads and a shared body, very similar to our longtime two-headed mascots Thelma & Louise, but unlike Thelma & Louise who are Texas Ratsnakes these retic newbies have the potential to grow over 200lbs! Just imagine that!

 

 

Snakes, just like humans can have twins which share one egg when developing, but in some cases the two can grow together to create conjoined twins. Just like with humans depending on the area and severity of the connection the two can live a long unhindered life. For example Thelma & Louise have been at The Reptile Zoo for over 10 years, which is long for any ratsnake let alone two-headed!

Now that these two have been out and about getting used to their new environment we are anxiously waiting their next steps into maturity and stability which include their first shed and first meal. These markers will help us guage their health and status, but after already trying to nibble on our fingers we don't think limited appetite will be their problem!

Be sure to keep an eye on the blog to keep up with their progress and even be part of naming these amazingly unique animals. We'll also be updating Facebook with quick glimpses at the newbies!

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It's Been a Month Already?!?!?!

I can't believe it either, but it has already been a month since our last day at the OC Fair! It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the crowds and the smells of Juicy's right across the way.

We had such a blast this year sharing our reptiles with HUNDREDS THOUSANDS of happy families enjoying a day out together. Our team spent so much time together they became like family sharing the ups and downs of 12+ hours of fair time fun a day! As you can see from the photos at times we might have gone a little loopy, but every family has a crazy one or two right?

While you are at the Orange County Fair nothing says family bonding time like getting wrapped up by a HUGE burmese python! And this year we literaly THOUSANDS of families enjoy this hands-on fun. 

Thanks to the wonders of technology for the first time they even had the opportunity to share the squeal inducing photos with friends and family through our complimentary Facebook download service! Each night we added every photo an album on The Reptile Zoo Facebook then it was the guests turn to tag, comment, like, and download their shots.

Hopefully all of our brave visitors have gotten a chance to like, share, and tag their photos with our lovely burmese pythons. Because on Monday to make room for even more great hands-on photos in the future we will be removing many of the photos. 

To keep your photo from being removed make sure to stop by our photo albums to like, tag and download and we will be sure to keep you as a permanent part of The Reptile Zoo memories from 2012! Otherwise unclaimed photos will be removed to make room for the great events we have planned next!

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Photos, Photos, Get Your Photos at the Orange County Fair!

 

The Orange County Fair is in full swing and The Reptile Zoo is going to be there for every minute of it. If you haven't been by our display in the Kid Zone you are definitely missing out! We've got 20 great exhibits that include some of the most exotic reptiles we've ever displayed... but you'll just have to stop by to find out who those are!

 

 

As always we have the memory making opportunity for hands-on fun with an 8ft Burmese Python. Visitors response to Bob or Sunshine the Burmese Pythons can vary from extreme excitement to shear terror, but if they take the opportunity to get up close and personal it's always a picture worthy moment! Just check out a few of our favorites so far... (which is no easy task seeing as we have over 5,000 photos to choose from!)

 

 

 

 

To make sure everyone has the opportunity for this seemingly once in a lifetime opportunity we've put together several special packages to save you money and maximize the fun! As we always say the price is the same for as many people as we can SQUEEZE into the photo! So bring the whole family, grab your friends and stop by The Reptile Zoo booth in the Kid Zone at this year's Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa.

 

 

If these deals are not enough we are offering a complimentary download of every photo! Just head over to Facebook.com/TheReptileZoo to find your photo, tag it, share it, and download for your own at home prints! While you're there make sure to like our page to keep up to date with all of the latest happenings here at The Reptile Zoo.

 

 

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Faces in Support of Reptiles

Hundreds of visitors enjoy The Reptile Zoo and all of it's creatures each week, over 16,000 reptile presentations completed by Jurassic Parties alone, and thousands of reptiles are responsibly kept as pets across the United States, but somehow these people, these faces, are overlooked and demonized for their support of reptiles. At The Reptile Zoo we are ready to put a face to these supporters of the reptile community and use these faces to garner support for the protection of these species.

On The Reptile Zoo's Twitter and Facebook pages we will be posting a daily image of people from every walk and stage of life who have benefited from their interaction with these beautiful creatures. Below are just a sampling of the photos to come. We invite you to join our mission by posting your pictures, sharing your stories, and spreading the support for reptiles and their keepers.

To view all of the photos please visit www.Facebook.com/TheReptileZoo


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WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

EXTRA EXTRA! Read all about it! … We have a WINNER for the Gator naming contest!  That’s right, after months of reviewing fantastic, funny and unique name options for our Gator we have finally chosen THE ONE TO RULE THEM ALL. (;P) 

Starting just a little over 4 months ago, we created a contest where all our Reptile Zoo visitors were able to submit their ideas to NAME THAT GATOR!  We received HUNDREDS of submissions and within those submissions, we had QUITE a bit of tough pickin’s.  After sorting thru all the quirky cool names we narrowed it down to just 5 top choices.  It was a tough decision but once they were chosen, we posted the options on our Facebook page and awaited the hundreds of votes on which name would be picked top Gator.

It didn’t take long for all of you to vote and make the ultimate choice.  Now it’s time to NAME THAT GATOR and the WINNER!!  Excited?!  I AM!!  First of all, here are the runners up:

In 2nd place we have “Mater” submitted by Matthew B.  We had a TIE for 3rd place with the names “Clyde” from Emilie H. and “Gunther” from Lori W.  Another option from our top 5 choices ends with “Barnabee Jr.” submitted by Alexandra L.  So what name won?  DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!  Barrrrrrrr-ump dump chsh!cshsh!cshsh!cshsh!  The winner iiisss…. “DARTH GATOR” submitted by Rosy D.!!!!!  Congratulations Rosy on winning your ONE YEAR Passport to The Reptile Zoo and Naming That Gator!  You will forever be a part of Darth Gator and Reptile Zoo history!  Come in and claim your prize TODAY!

As for the other runners up, we are offering you a One Day pass to The Reptile Zoo, so don’t forget to stop by and claim your prize as well.  Thank you for ALL of your awesome suggestions, it was a tough call!  NOW everyone can come and request by name, our 5ft Darth Gator! ;D   Don’t worry if your name wasn’t selected, we constantly have new animals added to the family, so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our home sites for updates, deals, hot news and MORE contests to come!

^O^…………Priscilla

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2012 Clutches

Enjoying the first week of 2012 Herpers?  Everyone here at the shop sure is!  Prehistoric Pet/Jurassic Parties/The Reptile Zoo owner Jay Brewer hosted a gathering of friends and fellow herpers at his lovely home on Sunday January 1st to kick off the New Year. 

A bountiful plethora of food awaited us all beyond the crowds of friends that swamped the Brewer home.  Whether you sat around the fire swapping stories of crazed reptile moments, or mingled around the kitchen awaiting the new batch of DELICIOUS on its way from the grill, you found yourself amongst friends, food and oH sO MuCh FUN!!

What did YOU do for your New Years?  Resolve to have your very own ‘Snabies’ this year?  OR do you already have them?   Either way, shoot us an update on YOUR New Years on our Facebook! 

Do you have a new clutch of babies to show us? Share a photo on our Facebook as well!  We would LOVE to check them out!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR CLUTCHES!

 

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Going Once, Going Twice……SOLD!



So have we said enough about our BIG EVENT this weekend??

NO!

There is a HUGE Masquerade Benefit Auction happening RIGHT NOW, on our Reptile Zoo Facebook Page. There are tons of donations from ExoTerra, ZooMed, Repashy, Prehistoric Pets, frequent customers, as well as our own Sam, Katy, Linda, and Mike.



This is our FIRST ANNUAL online auction to support Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary and The Reptile Zoo. Check Facebook each day this week for new auctions leading up to our special event at The Reptile Zoo in Fountain Valley, CA on October 30th!



The auction has begun, and will end at 9:00 PM PDT on October 30.

All posts should include only your bid in US dollars at least $5 above the previous bid. All negative, defamatory, & off topic comments will be immediately removed and blocked at the sole discretion of Prehistoric Inc. All bidders must be at least 18 years old. All bids are final and cannot be removed, edited, or replaced.

Bid does not include the shipping cost of $55. Animals can be shipped within the United States and to the next Hamm Germany show. If you are not within the US or able to pick-up the animal at Hamm email info@prehistoricinc.com for pricing and availability before bidding.



Please be aware of all local, state & federal requirements regarding ownership of the animal you are bidding on. Prehistoric Inc. is not liable or responsible for failure to meet these regulations.

Any bids after the action close will not be accepted unless an endurance challenge is activated.* The winner will be determined by the highest bid placed before the auction close. If more than 1 bid at the winning price was placed at the close of the auction the first bid wins.

*If 5 minutes before the auction close there is more than 1 bid per minute the auction will become an endurance challenge. The auction will no longer end at the noted time, but when no new bids are placed for 5 minutes. Bidders can only win an endurance challenge by outlasting the competition in a bidding war.



At the end of the auction a payment link will be added to www.prehistoricpets.com to complete the transaction. Users who fail to provide payment within 24 hours of the auction close will forfeit the offer and be blocked from future auctions.

All products/animals are sold as shown and cannot be transferred, traded, or returned.



SHIPPING TERMS: Prehistoric Pets assures that the animal(s) purchased will arrive to the destination healthy. On the date of delivery, it is the responsibility of the customer to be at the "Ship To" address. If the shipment is not received at first delivery attempt, all expressed warranties are null and void. Prehistoric Pets is not responsible or liable for shipping address errors due to customer negligence. Animals will not be left at a shipping address without a receipt signature. We ship through UPS overnight with most deliveries by 10:30am the following day. We ship Monday through Thursday for next day delivery.



Many of the items are being bid upon for WAY less than what they are worth, so JUMP ON IT! If the bid goes high, remember that you are supporting not only OUR zoo animals, but also Forever Wild (and they REALLY need your help right now!).



The auction is online only, but for those of you that are coming out to the event, we have tons of prizes, giveaways, and raffle items for you! I, myself, have even donated a couple things for the in-store portion. We all are feeling the desire to help the cause!



So, be sure to check out our auction on The Reptile Zoo Facebook page, place some bids, get in on the action!! Plus, if you are local, don’t forget to stop by this Sunday from 5-10pm for some AWESOME excitement, costumes, and possible free stuff!!

See you there!! (I’ll be the angel, haha)


<3…………………………Thalia
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Dragon Misses You!

Hey Guys!

I just wanted to let you know how awesome this super busy Sunday was at The Reptile Zoo!  We had Jurassic Parties going on every single hour in the shop and at people's houses!  It was full of crazy kid excitement and so much fun for all of us too!  It takes alot of hard work and dedication to keep The Reptile Zoo up and operational and all of us are ready and willing!  And not just all of us that are employees, but the dedicated kids that come in day after day and week after week to see and share in all the work and fun!

Like Jennifer!  Jennifer comes in every weeke at least 3 or 4 times a week, she helps us clean cages and feed animals and bag lettuce and do all the things that we have to do because she loves The Reptile Zoo!  Today Jennifer helped shed a ball python for us!  She even has her very own Ball Python named Dragon that she brings in to let kids hold and touch.  We really like return visitors and we really like it when kids like Jennifer get awesome pets from us, we love it when they bring them back in to see us!

Thanks Jennifer, for all you do for us! 

much love

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

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Hamming it up!

Hey Guys! Jay is out the door and on the way to the Hamm show! Make sure you guys go by and see him and give him the warmest welcome ever! Take good care of him cuz we're gonna need him back after he's done over there! Have fun Jay! We will miss you! See ya when ya get back home!

 


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