Big News for TWINKIE!

When we announced on Twitter and Facebook TWINKIE had big news our fans were quick to guess exactly what was up. TWINKIE has found LOVE and is PREGNANT... well technically gravid, but we couldn't be more excited for her.

We have always been hesitant to allow TWINKIE to breed in case there were any complications in childbirth, but over the past two years we have noticed a steady change in her personality, food cycle, and activity. We cautiously kept watch of these changes hoping she would be able to overcome them without intervention.

Although few would guess it on TWINKIE's normal diet she is offered a medium sized meal every other week, but during this period she has had little to no appetite. Eating a small meal once every couple months. We also noticed she was frequently going into a shedding cycle, which is uncommon for an animal who is not undergowing a large growth spurt. After 2 years of observing this combination, plus her lack of interest in her surroundings when knew it was time to step in. We tried minor changes in late 2012, but with no success. When February came around we knew what just might make all the difference in the world.


LOVE! TWINKIE was looking for love! She has always gotten plenty of attention from her adoring fans here at The Reptile Zoo, but as a mature lady she was ready to form a romantic relationship with someone just like her. Although she reached her sexual maturity many years earlier we had never provided an opportunity to breed. As such a unique specimen our staff was fearful the risks outweighed her natural desire to reproduce. But when we saw the negative impacts this decision caused both emotional and physical we carefully considered the best plan of action and began to find a suitable mate in early February.

After their first introduction we knew this was the right decision, because the two immediately started to breed. Just like humans this does not always guarantee offspring, but appropriately on Valentines Day our experts where able to determine that she is in fact GRAVID! Which means in about 3 months TWINKIE will be the proud mother of 40-70 baby Reticulated Pythons.

Want to meet dad, learn about his family, or even find out what special characteristics the new babies could have? I'm sure you have these questions and more, but we will have to wait to answer these in another blog. We'll be keeping you up to date on how TWINKIE is doing, what comes next, and any other questions you send us both here on The Reptile Zoo Blog and on TWINKIE's official fan page

Until next time. Love is in the Air!

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BRAND NEW: The Reptile Zoo Calendar Club


We've made it to 2013 and we're looking to celebrate. What better way than with monthly photos of some of our favorite reptile inhabitants delivered right to your mailbox!  

Join us in the first ever Calendar Club for The Reptile Zoo!  As part of this club you will be the first to receive updates about happenings here at The Reptile Zoo plus special offers and of course your monthly calendar download! This month enjoy an exclusive coupon just for our calendar subscribers! Sign up today so you don't miss it!

We look forward to sharing 2013 with you and hope you enjoy our monthly gift. Feel free to forward this to a friend, or better yet sign them up for their own Free Subscription

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The Leachie Family!


Here's the story of how Little Timmy and his little brother (or sister) became to be.

First comes love...

Then comes marriage...

Then comes a baby...

in a baby carriage.

See reptiles are just like humans! Come visit the whole Leachie Family at The Reptile Zoo this weekend!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Ahh, Love is in the air here at Prehistoric Pets/ The Reptile Zoo.  Our reptile friends are snuggled up with their companions celebrating the holiday spirit with us.  What are YOU doing this Valentine’s Day?  Need last minute gift or date ideas?  Why not take your sweetheart HERE and share your special day with US!  Buy feeders for your pet, fossils for your sweetheart or something cool for yourself, either way, it’s a sure to please gift idea for this Valentine’s Day.

We’re loaded from wall to wall with all types of offers from reptiles with starter kits, toys, apparel, fossils and gems!  Men and women can find something neat to take home to someone special in your life, old or young.  Already we have sold several of our Valentine’s Day exclusive fossils, gems and jewelry, and have had tons of families and ‘twitterpated’ couples hover about the Zoo.  Seems like just about everyone is in the LoVe MoOd ;D…

Make a legendary story to beat all Valentine’s Day gifts to come and take home a new pet fully set up in a starter kit, maybe even stick one of our cute heart shaped Ammonite fossil jewelry boxes inside hiding a secret gift keychain, necklace or ring!  Don’t take my word and my awesomely cute pictures for it, just swing on by Prehistoric Pets and see for yourself!  Heck, while you’re at it, stop in The Reptile Zoo and share the love with all our happy reptile couples. =D

Hee hee!  Suave.... very suave.  Don't let these cute little reptiles out shine YOUR Valentine's day ideas, HURRY IN NOW AND PICK UP SOMETHING UNIQUE AND EXTRA SPECIAL FOR YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE! <3  We've got it ALL!

Til next time guys!  Ciao!


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We are spreading the Love at the Fair!

Well, today seems to be quite the day for couples and families at the OC Fair, and our animals are definitely feeling the vibe! Especially Miss Lucy, our Everglades Rat Snake who began laying her clutch last night. If you recall, we predicted she would lay around 7 eggs? Well, as of now, she is up to 11 eggs and there are still more in there! Wow! This is an event you don't want to miss, so run, don't walk to our booth in Kidland to check out Lucy's growing family today!!! Does anyone want to predict how many eggs we will have? We are now taking guesstimates!

Lucy's not the only one feeling the love, the rest of our animals seem to be pairing off as well! I guess cupid made a suprise visit to The Reptile Zoo???


Hugs and Kisses from the OC Fair!


Just some of Lucy's growing new family!


How many more do you think she's got?!


Fluffy and Phillep the Bearded Dragons getting in some much needed cuddle time.


....And then there's Carol and JoJo the Rose Hair words can describe the love they share...

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