New Wall L Wall

It seems the improvements never stop here at The Reptile Zoo. There always seems to be someone working on a brand new upgrade for one of our many lucky reptile residents. Our team may get a little dirty, but they know how to get the job done. Even founder Jay takes the time to pitch in and get his hands (and everything else) sufficiently dirty.

But it's not just Jay working his heart out The Reptile Zoo is EXTREMELY lucky to have some of the best friends and volunteers around! Not only do our friends love visiting The Reptile Zoo they often devote much of their personal time to help make sure the doors stay open and we can keep up the hectic pace of always improving and expanding! Even while Jay is away in Europe or any of his international travels the team is here and ready to get the job done and enjoy doing it!

Our most recent project has been completely rennovating what we call the "L Wall" which houses many of our smaller species on exhibit. With these upgrades we are expanding cage sizes and rethinking the layout to provide a more diverse and interesting display that fits the unique needs of each animal. 

The "L Wall" is one of the last remaining original display areas from the beginnings of Prehistoric Pets, before we even thought to dream about the amazing transformation into The Reptile Zoo. Luckily over 20 years later we have learned to work smarter not harder which will benefit not only the current displays, but allow for easier improvements. 

We love our team and their smiling faces and bright attitudes that keep us coming back day after day to work on the never ending list of tasks. Thank you to everyone who has helped The Reptile Zoo not only on our current "L Wall" project but for the last 25 years! 

W

 

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Just in Time!


Last night, we got a HUGE shipment of new animals! We got several things for the zoo, and even some to sell on our retail side!! SO exciting.

For the zoo, we got two GORGEOUS Emerald Tree Boas...Just look at this amazing color!!




We also have a new set-up of Green Vine Snakes....these guys are so crazy!


But of course...since we are doing SO much to get ready for Black Friday, we just HAD to get some new animals to sell. DUH...

We have cleared out those three large cages in the back of our retail area, and we are finishing up cementing, painting, and building a brand new area for MORE sale items!

Here are some pics:










Speaking of Black Friday...Jay has just decided to extend the same rules from our online store to "in-store" as well! This means you can come IN to Prehistoric Pets and make an offer on the animal of your dreams! YAY!!

So what are some of our new additions? Well...

To start off...we have a big group of new Green Anoles and Long Tail Grass Lizards:



Looking for the perfect Christmas Present for your young child? These male Green Tree Frogs are the COOLEST! Come hear them CROOOAAK!




Here is something that I think is WAY cool....Collared Lizards....How adorable is this??


LOVE them...


So make sure you stop by Prehistoric Pets for Black Friday...no disclosing prices yet, but I assure you that we won't let you down.

Remember, we can hold your animal for 30 days after you pay 50%...so get those Christmas Wish Lists finished!

These animals want to come home with you this holiday!!


<3......................Thalia
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Westward Expansion!

 

Howdy!   We are movin out WEST ya'll!!

No, not into the ocean....or to China....but west of our building.  We just bought the space next door!

 

Many of you got the special experience of enjoying a FREE presentation in this very room during our Spooky Masquerade last month.  It was packed full and some very exotic creatures were shown...some that don't even go out to regular parties like alligators, gila monsters, & rattlesnakes!

 

So we are steadily making changes to that wing, and hopefully when we finish there will be a new area of the zoo!  Also, we are hoping to have a brand-new breeding area.  Its still up-in-the-air, but we are thinking a window too, for public view of clutches being pulled!!

What do YOU think we should add???  (tell us on Facebook!)

 

If you have been in and checked everything out, you are probably familiar with the three large cages in the pet shop area.  There are usually different things in them from time to time, but right now we have a Rhino Iguana, and a few retics.  They will soon find new homes and we will tear those cages out (maybe by Christmas!) to make room for even more retail!  Just another way we are moving towards being your go-to shop for everything reptile!!

See?  we hardly have enough room up front for our GROWING retail supply!  But don't worry, these animals will get NEW cages, maybe in our new wing!!  So excited....aren't you?

Keep checking back for more info...there's always something new happening here at Prehistoric Pets!

 

<3...........................Thalia

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Why not do everything at once??

 

As our SPOOKY Masquerade party is getting closer...Jay is eager to get as much renovation done as possible! 

We are still making progress on the alligator enclosure, cementing the finishing touches on the basin floor before we test water in it.  Its coming together quite smoothly and we are very excited to see the end result!

 

If any of you came in to Prehistoric Pets yesterday, you would have seen our newest renovation happening live!  We gave the old yucky floor behind our front counter a nice, attractive, THICK layer of cement as well.  Although our employees had to literally sit on the counter to fill orders while the floor dried, the result was worth it!

 

We are also continuing work on the new Caiman Lizard enclosure right inside the zoo.  It is looking fantastic!  Just look at how many people we need for this job...

 

Jay thinks these will be completed by our party date (Oct 30th)....what do you guys think??

 

With all the effort and hard work going into this...it can be done.  So make sure to attend our Spooky Costume Party at the Zoo (Sunday Oct 30th, 5-10pm) and see for yourselves!

 

 

<3..............................Thalia

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Update....


Things are moving along very well now for our Alligator & Snapping Turtle enclosure. We had a crew in today that did an awesome job cementing the inside of the tank, it looks fantastic! The glass is drying steadily, and we will be able to fill it with water right on schedule.




They did a wonderful job molding the cement into "rock-like" formations, and shaping it to look like the rest of the surroundings. Soon they will be painting everything and putting on the final touches!!


BEFORE



AFTER




We are all very excited for the final outcome. I even heard talk about exotic FISH?!?!?!? I shall keep you updated as more information flows in! For now...comment us on Facebook and give your feedback, suggestions, and ideas!!! Peace out home slices....


<3......................Thalia
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Its FINALLY happening!! The countdown is on!!


Ok, so maybe we are roughly 500 days behind schedule...but we are finally putting the finishing touches on our Alligator & Snapping Turtle enclosure! I told you guys a few weeks ago that we had acquired the glass, and it came in just a couple days ago. Well, last night, Jay and his crew actually started putting in the pieces and we got some awesome pics and video.

The glass is INSANE. Three pieces have been put in, and they are 3 1/4, laminated, 300 lb monsters! Not only are they heavy to lift, but they are tough to install. Here are some pics from the crew's "workout"....







Once the glue was applied, it was almost a race against time to lift, correctly place, and PUSH the pieces into place. Just check out this effort and teamwork...





....and they haven't even gotten to the BIGGEST piece yet...a 600lb WHOPPER!!




Take a look at the finished half of the enclosure....you can almost visualize how awesome its gonna be!





Great job everyone!! We are so excited for the finished product!!

But remember zoo-goers...no touching!




SO EXCITED!!!

<3........................Thalia
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