Attack of the Giant Chameleon at The Reptile Zoo


This big guy is one of the largest species of chameleon and has recently joined us in The Reptile Zoo. His diet mainly consists of roaches with their legs removed and lives above the photobooth. He is a fully grown adult, and is waiting for you to visit him!



As commonly known, chameleons can change their colors based on their mood. When he isn’t feeling too great or is scared he can change himself to dull colors such as light and dark browns, and when happy he changes to brighter colors such as green, blue and yellow.


He loves climbing up vines and branches (or really anything he can find to climb on) and if you offer him food he’ll actually eat it straight out of your hand using his long sticky tongue to get it from you. 


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Waking up with cockroaches!

I am an anonymous Reptile Zoo employee wife, and I would just like to share a few of the wonderful and exciting things that I get to look forward to thanks to my really cute hubby and his crazy passion for reptiles!

One morning I got up early for work and I took a shower and when I came back out there was a cockroach laying on my side of the bed, dead, it seems I had slept on it through the night because I remember feeling something tickling my back, and now I know what it was. Not to mention one of my husband's prize gigantic Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches was missing!

I have come home on more than one occasion to find him letting his very favorite retic play with my toy poodle Pookie :(

He comes home smelling like boa musk and has bite marks all over him that I assume are from snakes?

He watches Reptile TV and googles lots of mating videos and that concerns me when he spends hours on the computer alone, in the dark.

I am pregnant but he only calls me gravid.

He fills the bath tub with Red Ackies and when I want to take a bubble bath it is often times full of shed.

He leaves the seat up.

A mouse ate the strap off my brand new Betsy Johnson heels.

There are worms in my fridge as well as dead mice and cricket pieces in my freezer.

Our water monitor eats steak and chicken while we settle for PB and J.

There are cages in every room lined up the walls stacked 5 high, and when I say every room, I mean 1 bedroom apt.

PS: He talks to his tegu in baby talk and kisses them more than he kisses me.

But all in all, I knew what I was getting myself into when I married him and I love him so much quirks and all. My life wouldn't be half as exciting 

without my husbands love of reptiles. To all those wives married to the same kind, hang in gets better :)




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Meet Rosa & David!!!!!!!!!!!!

The hardest work of any company is always the work that is done in the back! The hard work! The work that people do every day so that the people in the front look like they got it together! And that's wear Rosa and David come in! Rosa and David are a married couple and they have worked here at The Reptile Zoo for over four years!!! They do all the heavy lifting and cleaning and feeding and bite taking!!!! We love David and Rosa, they are a most important part of our Prehistoric Pets/The Reptile Zoo family! Rosa your strength is magical! Thank you for all you do! We couldn't do it without you!

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