Prehistoric Pets LIVE AND IN PERSON at The Reptile Room!

It's that time of year again Prehistoric Pets is coming to the UK to support our official European Distributors The Reptile Room! Our sales mangager Garrett will be travelling across the pond to attend Snake Day at Houten Expo in Amsterdam and then spending a WEEK at The Reptile Room so he will have the opportunity to meet customers in the shop.

 

 

Before Garrett is off for his extended stay at The Reptile Room he'll be visiting reptile fans this Sunday, April 1st at Expo Houten in Amsterdam, just a short drive from the Amsterdam International Airport (AMS). Snake Day at Houten is a laid back family freindly show with hundreds of great animal vendors, last time Jay even got a photo with a huge owl and a couple fluffy bunnies. This show is only one day so be sure to stop by so you don't miss out on the fun.

 

After the close of  Snake Day at Expo Houten the team will begin their travel back to the UK where The Reptile Room has been diligentlly preparing with some great new additions to the shop including the VIP Room! Sounds pretty nice right? Well it is. This area houses only the top snakes available in Europe in caging designed through a partnership by Prehistoric Pets founder Jay Brewer and The Reptile Room team. The VIP Room is pretty exclusive, but if you stop by The Reptile Room while Garrett's in town he and Dean will be your VIP tour guides in this exclusive area. The best days to come visit are April 3-7th, but you may want to call ahead at The Reptile Room to make sure of the exact times each day. You can contact The Reptile Room by calling 01253 863 700 or emailing info@thereptileroom.co.uk

 

If you live in back here in the US we will still be recieving emails and taking orders but you may experience some delay. Thank you so much for your patience, hopefully we'll get some updates from Garrett while he's gone to share with everyone here!

 

 

 

 

 

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Prepare Yourselves for NARBC at Tinley Park, IL

Today is our final prep day before Jay and Garrett head out to the Tinley Park NARBC: North American Reptile Breeders Conference this weekend! We will have 2 tables full of great python morphs to look at, and if the price is right to take home! Wonder what we're bringing? Here are just a couple glimpses into what you can expect this weekend.

 


The list is full of pythons including burms and rock pythons which are part of the "python ban" that goes into effect March 23. That means if you don't live in California this will be one of your last chances to pick up one of the 4 species from Prehistoric Pets. And of course there are plenty of industry leading retics on the list as well!

 

The Friday Summit is a place to not only hear from some of the industries top professionals but also BOTH of our voices in Washington PIJAC & USARK. Prior to the panel discussion we will hear from USARK and PIJAC about the most current legislation facing us, and what they are doing to fight it. Come prepared for the panel discussion loaded with questions, as the night is an open forum of Questions and Answers. When you leave Friday night you should know EXACTLY what you can do to better help in the fight against this onslaught of legislation our hobby and industry face. We hope to see everyone come out and participate in what we feel is THE MOST IMPORTANT HERP MEETING EVER. New legal issues will always be on the horizon so we will all need to be united in one voice or our hobby/industry are doomed........come out and HELP UNIFY THE INDUSTRY!

Friday, March 16th  Outside Main Exhibit Hall

7:00 PM Ben Siegel - Burmese Python Initiative
7:15 PM Andrew Wyatt – USARK President
7:45 PM Mike Canning – PIJAC President

USARK Summit at NARBC

If you plan on visiting this weekend's show be sure to stop by and say hello at our booth, but more importantly please make sure to attend the USARK summit on Friday night!

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Prehistoric Pet of the week: Regal Pythons

It’s a new day Herpers and along with it we have this week’s new Prehistoric Pet of the week!  Meet Maximillion (as Katy calls him) our handsome Sunfire Reticulated Python.   What exactly does Reticulated mean?  Reticulated refers to the complex “net-like” color pattern they exclusively carry.  This makes them one fancy snake and a favorite among breeders.  Unfortunately, that’s not all they’re popular for.  This intricate pattern gene makes them one of the world’s most popular snakes used for skinning.  That’s right, those cool snake boots your local shoe shop carries is probably made from the skin of a reticulated python.

Adult Retics can grow to 22 ft. in length but normally average about 10–20 feet. Retics are also the world's longest snakes but are not the most heavily built making them one intimidating constrictor.  Max and his relatives have the largest geographic range of any other snake.  Although the reticulated python lives in rain forests, woodlands, and grasslands, it is also associated with rivers and is found in areas with nearby streams and lakes. An excellent swimmer, it has even been reported far out at sea causing it to colonize many small islands within its range.   Sounds like an interesting next choice pet?  Well prepare to have it for around 30 years, trumping any typical dog or cat lifespan.

Max has a very friendly personality!  He loves to hang out with the shop Pixie's ^O^ 

Although Retic hatchlings are favored in the hobby, don’t underestimate the growth ability.  They get very long, heavy and require much more space and care than basic snakes like ball pythons and corn snakes.  Like everything in the reptile kingdom, treat it with love and respect and it will treat you the same. 

Like Max? Stop on in the Prehistoric Pets shop and take Max home!  He’s got a great social personality (as you can tell) and a healthy appetite.  Max will make a great addition to any home, but don’t forget his brothers and sisters who are also for sale! ;D  We’ve got Retics of all sizes and pattern morphs, check out our selection at PrehistoricPets.com!

Ciao!

^O^…….Priscilla

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RED ALERT: STOP HR511 Python BAN TODAY!

This morning we learned from USARK (United States Association of Reptile Keepers) that Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) had introduced HR511, a bill to ammend the Lacey Act (title 18) to prohibit the importation of 9 species of constricting snakes, to the US House of Representatives. Below is the official post from USARK with details on how you can get involved to help protect our jobs, passions, and pets.

 

HR 511, a bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation of various injurious species of constrictor snakes; Indian python, Python molurus, including the Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus; reticulated python, Broghammerus reticulatus; Northern African python,Python sebae; Southern African python, Python natalensis; Boa constrictor; yellow anaconda, Eunectes notaeus; DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Eunectes deschauenseei; green anaconda, Eunectes murinus; and the Beni anaconda, Eunectes beniensis, in the US House of Representatives, was introduced January 26, 2011 by Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) . 

Congressman Rooney has taken action to move HR 511! This bill seeks to add 9 constricting snakes to the Injurious Wildlife List of the Lacey Act. HR 511 has been scheduled for a Markup Hearing before the US House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday February 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST.

http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/markups112.html

>>There is very little time to voice opposition to this bill that could devistate the Reptile Community. Please participate in the USARK Call In Campaign TODAY!<<

PHONE CAMPAIGN:

Talking Points:

Will destroy thousands of jobs and small family businesses; $104 million annual economic impact.
Criminalize the actions of over 1 million American Citizens; Lacey Act felons.
Federal action to address a localized problem in South Florida is unnecessary; the State of Florida and US Fish & Wildlife have already taken draconian measures.
Underlying science has been criticized by scientists from around the world.
Creates a massive animal welfare problem, potentially displacing millions of animals.

Key Members of House Judiciary Committee:

Lamar Smith (R-TX)- 202-225-4236
Sensenbrenner (R-WI)- 202-225-5101
Coble (R-NC)- 202-225-3065
Issa (R-CA)- 202-225-3906
Gohmert (R-TX)- 202-225-3035
Chaffetz (R-UT)- 202-225-7751
Gowdy (R-SC)- 202-225-6030
Poe (R-TX)- 202-225-6565
Goodlatte (R-VA)- 202-225-5431

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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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Vince & Savannah Pull a clutch!

Hey Guys!

The early bird catches the worm and the early employee catches the clutch!

Sometimes the best time to be here is before anyone else is, then you get lucky!  Like his morning for example, Vince and I came in super early because sometimes we like to do extra work and take even better care of all the animals than we already do, and we got to pull a retic clutch!  It was my 1st retic clutch, but Vince is a seasoned professional and Tim was there too so I felt pretty safe.  Mama retics have a lot of spunk when it comes to pulling their eggs, soooooooooooooo Vince did most of the hard work.  All in all it was a beautiful morning and we walked away with about 25 bringht and shiny white and new eggs....

For all of you genetic people all that here is what makes what and whatever

a female genetic stripe + an albino tiger titanium = half a clutch of triple het albino titanium genetic stripes & the other half will be tiger triple het albino titanium genetic stripes

that's a crazy bunch of something

much love

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It's official, I'm a Nerd :)

Heeeeeeeeeeeeey Guys!

I've missed ya'll so very much!  I just went on a vacation to Florida to see some awesome and amazing animals!  I think it's really cool that when reptile or animal enthusiasts, breeders, etc come here we welcome them with open arms and that when we go out and about on wild adventures, the same courtesy is extended to us!  Jay for example, just got back from a trip to Europe where he was treated like a king by Mark & Dean at The Reptile Room, and while I was on my trip, Safari Todd and the good folks at Jungle Adventures Nature Park Zoo treated me like a princess!  We are very grateful to all of the wonderful people in our industry that share our love for all things cold and warm blooded.

I've been working here at The Reptile Zoo in beautiful southern California for a while now and I will let you all in on a little secret, when I came to work here, let's just say I knew alot about alligators, and not much else.  Jay and Tim and Lynda have been amazing teachers and I have learned so much without even trying!  A great example of that came about when I was driving my son Gage up to Jacksonville to skate a contest and we passed the billboard for the alligator farm in St. Augustine that just so happened to have a huge retic on it and "OMG! That's a retic" I scream!!!!  and my son says, "Mom, you're a reptile nerd now!"

At that point I thought to myself, no way, that couldn't be true........

Until we pass a gigantic Florida River Cooter on the side of the road and I slam on the breaks and jump out of the car to have my son take a picture of me holding it.  Again, my son goes, "yeah, see, you're a total nerd"

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  Again I deny it.....

But then we went to see my friend Safari Todd and play with some alligators and while I'm watching his animal presentation I realize that I know waaaaaaaaaaaaay more about animals than I ever wanted to know or wanted to admit..........

And at that point, I decided to embrace it!

I, Savannah Boan, am officially a Nerd, I am accepting it, embracing it and am proud of it.  Thanks to all that have helped me along this journey!

I hope you guys enjoy all the pics!

much love

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

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Snake Robots!

Hey Guys!

Remember the other day when I was telling you guys about the people from the California Academy of Science coming by?  (see Boa Babies Blog)  Well, I think I just discovered something amazing!  Snake Robots!  It seems that there is a lot of research ongoing right now about how to make a robot that moves like a snake so as to be helpful in disasters and the like!  Snakes can get into places that humans usually cannot! (don't we all know that :) and it is about time the scientific community realized the amazing contributions that the study of our scaley legless friends can bring to the table!  Here's a lil bit of video!  Think of all the amazing things we could with this!  Snakes saving lives!!!  Yeeehaaa!  Then maybe the general population will have a little more respect for them!

 

 


Video Link

 

much love xo................Savannah
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Sam X 2

Hey Guys!

I just want you guys to see the funny thing I got to see when Sam was trying to take his new Facebook default pic!  He got a double dose from one of our retics, Tim had to help him clean it all up!  I think Sam finally did get a good picture when it was all done!  I know I sure did!  Tim was laughing so hard.  It's such a great place to be here at The Reptile Zoo, you just really never know what will happen!  All so exciting!

much love

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

 

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New Technology!

Hey guys!

We are currently doing renovations and are about to get rid of the very last 25 year old cage in the shop!  Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!  Jay has done so much to turn this place around and make it into The Reptile Zoo!  New cages, lighting, heating, glass, everything around here is almost brand new... even the monitors are new!  We just got a whole bunch of them yesterday!  Pics to come!

Stand by!

Here are some new work photos!

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