NOM NOMM NOMMERS!!!

Hey there Herpers!

 I have a question for you, Don’t you ever get a craving for something different in your daily diet?  Something like, sugary snacks….. spicy chips….. CHOCOLATE?!?  Do I sense a thought bubble popping up over your head? Is it filled with dreams of sweet and salty treats?  Well, how do you think our poor reptilian friends feel?!  YES, that’s where I was going with all this talk of delicious goodness!

Many of you ask, “What can I feed to my reptile as a substitute for their normal feed?”  It’s Herpers like us that realize our critters mutual need for a little ‘something extra’ in their diets.  Necessity? No.  But it will make for a happier and healthier reptile buddy.  SO I thought I would compose a “list” of safe and tasty treats to give your pet!

Leopard Geckos:

Mealworms, Superworms, Crickets, Roaches, Waxworms, Hornworms,  and Silkworms are all suggested feeders for Leopard Geckos.  ((For Crested and Gargoyle Geckos,  it is suggested to stick with  ‘Crested Gecko Diet’ in any sweet fruity flavor. ))

 

Bearded Dragons:

Crickets and leafy Lettuce are Beardies main dietary needs. But there are several options to add to your Beardies dinner list to kick his meal up a notch!  Try adding some Endive, Carrots, Bok Choy, Alfalfa sprouts, Mealworms, Super worms, Roaches and even Mice!  However, make sure to AVOID feeding your Beardie buddy partial meat pieces like chicken, heart, liver, turkey, gizzards, fish, wild caught insects, feeder lizards OR live rodents.  These can cause serious health and safety issues for your Beardie.

Amphibians:

Frogs and Toads may have one or two varying options as far as who can eat what, but in general, they stay about the same.  Some mutual options would be mainly Crickets, Roaches, mealworms, Super worms and for big enough toads… feeder mice!

Tortoises/Turtles:

Despite the eating machines our tough shelled pals come off as, there are a few extra options to treating him with something nice.  Mustard greens, Collard greens, Timothy Hay, Dandelion greens should be part of your Tortoises main diet.  A wide range of wild plants such as, Orchard Grass, Oat Hay, dandelions, white clover and wild radish flowers provide the most natural tortoise diet. Mallow, mulberry and hibiscus flowers, and various other shrub leaves and flowers, add variety to the diet.  You can supplement the diet with a little cucumber, lettuce and other salad vegetables as well as fruit *IN SMALL portions only ONCE in a while as a treat*.  Mazuri Tortoise Diet and Zoo Med Tortoise Diets are great choices as well.  Dog and cat foods, tomatoes, spinach, high sugar foods, high protein feeds like peas and other legumes, and also tinned meats and highly processed foods should be AVOIDED at ALL costs!  TURTLES:  Fish, Super worms, Mealworms, Bloodworms. Zoo Med and  Exo-Terra Turtle Food are all acceptable options.  They may even eat some small leaf lettuce if thrown into their water.

 

Iguanas:

There is a lot of speculation as to what you may or may not feed your Iguana.  Da Daa Da DAAAA!!!! We are here to the rescue!!  First of all, a stress-free environment is an important factor in maintaining a healthy immune system for your lizard.  Although many Iguanas may occasionally feed on an insect or two within its cage or in the wild, their diets should be primarily vegetarian.  Sticking to just greens and vegetables will ensure proper health and longevity for your lizard!  Proper greens and vegetables include Collard greens, Turnip greens, Mustard greens, Dandelion greens, Greenleaf lettuce, flowers, mulberry tree leaves, Spineless cactus, carrots, zucchini, green beans, butternut squash, asparagus, okra, alfalfa and more! 

 

! ! ! CAUTION ! ! !

 

Here are some things you should know about what to AVOID when choosing a treat for your pet:

1.       NEVER feed your pet wild caught insects or rodents.  These animals may have ingested poisons or have disease that could spread to your pet.

2.       Make sure to sprinkle necessary calcium/vitamin powders on any greens, veggies, or insects you feed your pet.  This supplies them with the much needed supplements to provide healthy growth, immune systems and ensure a longer happier life!

3.       ALWAYS make sure to feed appropriately sized insects and rodents to your pets.  Neglect in this area could cause sickness or death by under or over feeding your animal.

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us here at Prehistoric Pets are here to answer your questions and provide you with knowledgeable and helpful advice.  Stop by the shop or visit us at our home sites, PrehistoricPets.com, JurassicParties.com, thereptilezoo.com and even join our Facebook pages to get more info on for sale items and animals, FAQs and get special offer updates!

Hope this blog was resourceful and helps you on your way towards reptilian happiness!

^O^………Priscilla

 

 

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Beardies and Beyond!

Good Day Herpers!

Were comin’ at ya from the Beardie BeYoNd! =P Armed with new Bearded Dragon morphs, were going full force into the ‘after summer’ blues with a confident smile and a steady hand. On top of the hundreds of snakes, lizards, arachnids and amphibians we carry, and they’re many morphs, we have added a few new selections to our Bearded Dragon list!!

I’m sure many of you either own Bearded Dragons (due to their docile nature and calm temperament) or have had friends who own these little creatures. On the other hand, there are so many color morph options to choose between here at Prehistoric Pets, we decided to write a little blog with pictures to give you an idea for your possible future best beardie! =D

^O^………Priscilla

Sandfire Bearded Dragon ON SALE $179.99!!!



Fancy Bearded Dragon Morphs (email info@PREHISTORICPETS.COM FOR PRICING)



Translucent Bearded Dragon


Hypo Citrus Tiger Bearded Dragons $149.99


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Looking for the right first pet?

You came to the right place!!

Hello Herpers! One thing we all share in common is our love for Herping or reptiles and amphibians in general, However, not ALL of us are 'Jurassic' Pet owners. Not YET anyways muahahahaHAHA!!

For starters, let's cover some snakes. Although there's a huge variety of them, only SOME snakes are a guaranteed "Mother Approved" for a beginner snake owner. Most commonly owned and known, Ball Pythons come in a few color variations (i.e. Pastels, Ghosts) and can be maintained easily at any age. Also too, there are Corn snakes which come in a variety of color morphs as well making both snakes quite the pet to shop for. =)

Looking for Lizards? Well we've got those too! Small, Medium and Large; these creatures are ones of varying personality and 'pizazz'! For the younger, more cautious beginner pet owner, there are Leopard Geckos. Small, docile and one of the easiest to maintain. Last but never least, we have everyone's favorite, the Bearded Dragon! Starting off as small as 5" long(but a fast grower!), these cute quirky little puppy-like lizards are sure to win your heart!

Made your decision yet? Or are you packed with questions and inquiries? Either way, stop in the store and check us out or visit our online store at prehistoricpets.com and you can email questions to info@prehistoricpets.com.

^O^.........Priscilla

Good for younger first time pet owners. (Leopard Gecko)

Puppy-Like Lizard, grows fast but has the cutest and most docile nature! (Bearded Dragon)

Corn Snake GALORE!! Juvenile: Albinos! Regs! Snows!

Yearling Ball Python. For those cat-like personalities. ;P

And for any educators out there looking for a cool new addition to your class? Look no further! Baby Sulcata Tortoises!

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Beardie, Beardies and MAS BEARDIES!!!!

Good day Herpers!!

Today we are sharing some cool fun facts and pictures all about our shop's favorite and most popular selling reptile, the Bearded Dragon!! I thought id share some facts on a few of our most commonly asked questions about our buddy Beardie's for interested future Beardie owners! Did you know that a Beardie bobbing his head rapidly and a slightly curved tail tip show aggression and circular movements of the arms like waving show submission?! These are just a few behavioral traits most seen by Beardie owners. Why are they covered in spikes some ask? Well, the main reason the dragon has a "beard" and adorned with spike like features is to act as a defense mechanism and make it appear larger and more threatening to potential enemies. Cool right?! Not as cool or as funny as this; in the wild the lizard will actually stand up on it's hind legs to run away from any danger! How does this help? Running on their hind legs puts their body farther away from the hot ground and improves airflow around them which helps them to run longer before having to stop, it is slower but it’s a form of temperature control as well. Below I included some pictures of our current Bearded Dragon selections in the store. If you're interested, stop in, there's plenty more to see!!

^O^....Priscilla

Baby Bearded Dragons $99.99 ea.

Adult Bearded Dragon $199.99


Fancy Bearded Dragons $119.99 ea


High Colored Bearded Dragon $149.99 ea

Translucent Bearded Dragon $249.99
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Fire...fighters At The Reptile Zoo

 

Hola Herpers!   The summer months are definitely heating up here at the Reptile Zoo with kids off of school, visitors on vacations and more and more new animal arrivals!  Our team is hard at work to better our Zoo and store for your education, experience and enjoyment!  With so many volunteers out at the OC Fair promoting our Reptile Zoo/Jurassic Parties booth, we are hard at work here at the home base awaiting the rest of summer’s surprises, hosting parties and giving animals to new loving homes!  Here are a few snap shots from today.

 

^O^……Priscilla

 

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Good Morning Reptile Enthusiasts!

 

Today is my first official day working at The Reptile Zoo. Yesterday, me and 3 other trainees were

inducted into the world of reptiles. I happened to be the only one without much experience with

reptiles and amphibians, and let me tell you, by the end of training I had dealt with more snakes,

tarantulas and scorpions than I could have ever wished to handle in an entire lifetime! The enormous

selection that Prehistoric Pets has to offer is astounding! I was able to get over my fear of spiders, but

something is definitely holding me back from getting all cute and cuddly with those super worms haha. I

even battled wits with the giant tortoises by trying to pick one up. Tortoise – 1. Shannon – 0, I’m sad to

say.

Of all the reptiles that I was introduced to, my favorite would have to be the Bearded Dragon. These

little guys were so gentile to hold and look like the toughest guys around. Plus, their curious head tilt is

super adorable!

 

Well that’s all for now! I can’t wait to go on more adventures here at Prehistoric Pets. There always

seems to be something going on and something new to learn about.

-

Shannon

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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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New Beardies!

Newborn Bearded Dragons!  They just hatched today...literally minutes ago.  They are beautiful, strong, healthy...and hopefully later on to end up in a loving home with one of YOU!  So come see our babies!

 

 

 

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.........    : )

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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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Lynda Rules!

Hey Guys!

If you have ever been down to The Reptile Zoo, I'm sure you have seen and met most of the workers and managers and owners that have been here forever and helped you with your purchases, but there is one person that you may or may not have had the pleasure of meeting that seriously and in all honestly works harder than anyone else here and is single handedly responsible for the taking care of most our hurt and abandoned reptile friends.  Ladies and Gentle, I would like to introduce you to Lynda.

Lynda has been taking care of animals forever, she volunteers almost every minute of her life to the survival and well being of animals of all kinds.  She loves the tortoises, the beardies, the iguanas.  She goes to the shelters regularly to pick up any cute animals that are lonely or hurt and in need of assistance.  She uses her own money, knowledge, time and connections to save and rehabilitate almost everything she touches and I have no idea what we would do with out her.

She has a bearded dragon named Crazy Legs that has MBD and she actually made him a mobility aid out of an empty paper towel roll so that he can get the hang of making his little arm and legs work again.  Lynda is like Macgyver when it comes to making rehabilitation tools for animals that have been abandoned or not taken care of.  She is a miracle worker.  She has an ornate nile monitor named Cinderella that she has completely transformed into a beautiful princess!

Lynda know almost everything about reptiles, she serves as a guide, correspondant, and adoption assistant to several clubs that help to relocate and house tortoises, turtles and iguanas.

I think we, all of us at The Reptile Zoo are constantly in awe of Lynda and all she does, and we when grow up we wanna be just like her! 

Saving the world, one cold-blooded friend at a time!

We love you Lynda!  Thank you for all you do!

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

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