Now A Word From Your Sponsors...

Prehistoric Pets has worked closely with schools, churches and programs of all sorts to bring fun and first time experiences to the lives of children in our community.  From hosting parties for schools and scouts, to sponsoring teams and kids in special programs, we have had years of experience with giving back to our young ones!  Just recently, Prehistoric Pets/ The Reptile Zoo/ Jurassic Parties decided to sponsor the Boys Varsity soccer team from Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale, CA and had them visit the shop and Zoo after their last CIF playoff game this week.

The Environmental Charter School (ECS) is a school unlike our traditional public schools; in fact, it’s a free public charter school that operates independent of a traditional school district.  “The mission of Environmental Charter High School is to inspire students to discover their own sense of purpose, to equip all students with the knowledge and skills to graduate from college and to empower them to become quality stewards of their community and world.” quotes the home site for ECS.  On top of their challenging programs, students are required to use concepts and skills learned in class to problem-solve local civic and environmental matters, and take action to make an impact.   ECS extends learning beyond the classroom walls as they complete community service, participate in service learning projects, join outdoor education field trips, and are encouraged to take internships.  This is just a few of the things that make ECS so wonderful and unique, visit their website for more information!

The boys came in and visited us for the first time just this past weekend; they got to meet Frank, Twinkie, Willy and many more as they cruised thru the Zoo corridors and stopped by the photo booth to hold some cool reptiles!  They were accompanied by their coach and our fellow staffer, Daniel Pask who has been coaching the almost 20 member team for the entire season.  Some of the boys were psyched to check out the animals in the zoo while a few were ducking under their friends for cover from the “scurry snakey-do”! hee hee =P.  Thanks to our sponsorship, the team was able to afford NEW home and away jerseys! Congrats guys!   Visit our homepage for info on how YOU can become part of the Prehistoric Pets team!

Daniel and the Boys Varisty Soccer team for ECHS pose with a Burmese Python and Sulcata tortoise

Congratulations on making it to CIF playoff’s boys and thank you for visiting our store!  We look forward to more involvement in future programs and events for our community. 



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It’s an insane day here at The Reptile Zoo, with over 200 guests already accounted for by 12pm, and that’s JUST the IN STORE parties!  From 10am, an hour before actual opening, to 6pm was stacked with party animals and reptiles too! ;P  With so many people to attend to already, not to mention the customers here for animals purchases, feed, and the zoo; EVERYONE is running around crazy!

Just L@@k at the flood of people attending JUST Nick’s party for Nyaa’s birthday!!

Between parties, the guests in our zoo as well as lingering party people were able to witness one of the FIRST LIVE monitor feeding in their new humble abode!  All that breeding they’ve been doing all week and all DAY sure have worked up a “Monitorus” appetite =P.  An even COOLER happening in the zoo today was a rare sighting indeed.  One of our monitors stayed suburged under water for over 20 minutes!  Just taking a little stroll I suppose, but pretty awesome to witness nonetheless!  VERY RARE sighting!  L@@K!

Later after Nick’s party, I had a blast with Mallory and her friends and family.  Everyone was more than willing to pet and even HOLD majority of all our friendly critters, especially the ARACHNIDS!  Loud and proud the party attendees were chucking out question after question; yelp of excitement and giggles of joy!  I was more than pumped to accommodate their needs and show them a REAL One of a kind experience!

It’s a bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman! Nope….it’s BETTER!  It’s everyone’s favorite, blast from the past, Mike McConnell!  Infamous for his courageous and daring antics during his presentations, he has a natural knack for nabbing everyone’s full attention and interest (No it’s not just because he has half a finger ;P).   Across the shop you could hear the excited “Ooh’s” and “aww’s” creeping out of the presentation room, with an occasional “AAAAHHHH!”. 

Right when the parties end and we think the madness is over, we look up a BEHOLD!  Waves of Reptile Zoo guests rushing in to check out the zoo and visit Twinkie and Frank!  Today surley was a day to PARTYYY!!  Book your party today and experience the FUN you've been hearing about!  It'S OuT oF CoNtRoL!!! <3


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Frilled and Friendly!!

Hey there Herpers!<br>

There are so many fun and interesting creatures lurking around every nook and cranny here at the shop, sometimes its hard to keep up.  Everyday we have kids and parents asking to hold and pet the array of beautiful animals we breed and supply, but most are housed behind glass walls and stone enclosures.  So how do you get a REAL Jurassic experience?!  BOOKING A JURASSIC PARTY OF COURSE!!!

Its as Simple as 1, 2, 3 CLICK and BOOM!  Book a party TODAY with us and have a ONE OF A KIND party for your special event!  Give your kids the party to be talked about for years to come!  Along with snakes, geckos, bearded dragons and MUCH more that are brought to parties, one guest especially stands out.  Our much loved Fred, the Frill-Necked Lizard!!




Frill Necked Lizards or "Frilled Dragons" are found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. Its name comes from the large frill or fan around its neck, which usually stays folded against the lizard's body.  BUT when  the lizard is frightened, it gapes its mouth exposing a bright lining and the frill flares out displaying bright orange and red scales. This reaction is often used toward off other predators  or during mating.  You probobly know these little guys from the feature film "Jurassic Park" as the black slime spitting "dinosaurs", however, Frilleds do NOT spit black slime! This is what it looks like to watch them do their 'Thang' ;P.




The frill-necked lizard is an arboreal lizard, meaning it spends a majority of its time in the trees.  These lizards venture to the floor only in search of food, or to battle over territory!  The trees provide adequate camoflauge as well as offer most of the small insects frilled dragons eat.  Not to mention the fact that they like to be at the tipy top of just about . . .



Or Anyone!



Friendly and loveable, Fred is one of the select few IN STORE ONLY party only animals provided.  Yup, that means you gotta come visit him at The Reptile Zoo, or book a party IN the Zoo to NOT ONLY to get hands on experience with one of the coolest lizards under the sun, but also check out featured animals like TWINKIE The worlds Largest snake, or Frank our asian water monitor who now stars in the Disney T.V. show "Jessie"!

Book us TODAY at!!


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The Talented Mr. Kipling

Again??? Yes...again....we are just so proud of our little Frank and what an awesome job he's doing on his new TV show.

For those who don't know...real quick, our very own Frank, the Asian Water Monitor, was chosen to be a key part in the new Disney Channel show, Jessie. He plays the outrageous Mr. Kipling, and if you haven't seen it yet....well, its absolutely hilarious. Especially for those who know how monitors REALLY act. :-P So, I found a video of the second episode, and you MUST check it out....its so funny.

Its also very exciting. Its so cool to see him on TV after working around him for so long. He's like our shop pet. Frank is SO friendly, and the Disney cast loves him as well!   We saw his official "script", which was so cute...they have SFX of hissing for him, and he "flirts" with a toy dinosaur!

So, check out the video, AND the TV show, AAANNND come in to visit Frank here at Prehistoric Pets!!!


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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 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 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 be sure to stop by!

See you soon!

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Frank is a STAR! Watch him on the Disney special "Jessie"!

Today is an extra special feature piece on our beloved Asian Water Monitor 'Frank'. Soon, he will be known around the world as Mr.Kipling on Disney's new upcoming series, "Jessie"!

Frank is always accompanied by Jules Sylvester, host of Specials on The Discovery Channel and the Travel Channel as well as a wildly popular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

This star studded duo make their way to the Disney studios about 6 or 7 times a week, making Bumblebee the new store pup ;D. Premiering on September 30, 2011, 'Jessie' is about an 18-year old girl from a Texas town who moves to New York City. She finds herself becoming the nanny of four children living in a multi-million dollar penthouse, one of the children has an imaginary friend and another has a pet water monitor, that's right, our very own Frank a.k.a. Mr. Kipling!
Excited for the show? Follow our fan pages on Facebook (Prehistoric Adventures, The Reptile Zoo, Prehistoric Pets, Jurassic Parties) to keep updated on new photos, blogs and videos! Here is a promo video for "Jessie", make sure to tune in for the premier September 30th 2011!!


Star Cast of Disney series "Jessie"


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Frank and Friends

Good Afternoon Bloggers!  It is a busy fun filled day for our animal friends today!  Frank is romping about the store as his friends get pulled out one by one for picture and play time.  It's not every day so many of our little (and BIG) friends get to come out and play.  I snapped a few shots of some of our visitors from 31 Bits Jewelry Co. having a blast with our 'reptilious' buddies!  Maybe youre in here too ;) Check it out!


Anna bravely masters the art of wrangling a beautiful Burmese Python.


Josh takes a turn...


Alli poses for a memorable pic with Charming right after a big smooch!


Danielle overcomes here fear of snakes!


Todd introduces his arm candy to some intrested guests.

and last but not least, and DEFINENTLY the CUTEST....

Nicholas and Lisa lay out beside Frank for a quick power nap!


It was a BLAST this morning, Thank You to everyone who came in to visit, and i look forward to seeing the rest you all very soon!!

^o^... Priscilla

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Jurassic Fact of the Week!

Time for another episode of JFW!

This week let's meet Vince...if you haven't already.  He is one of our party presenters, as well as monitor-breeder extraordinaire.  Instead of bringing a sweet, but small, savannah monitor to all of his parties...he goes for the large, and impressive, Frank, a 6-foot asian water monitor.  When he's not educating kids at parties, he's here at the Zoo feeding, taming, caring for, and breeding many of our monitors.  Vince has a real knack for breeding monitors, and a real love for them as intelligent, tenacious creatures.  Here's a pic of Vince with his buddy, Frank.

Awesome job Vince....we love you!!

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