Prehistory

What exactly does it mean to be “Prehistoric”?  Does it just mean Dinosaurs and our child-like imaginative view on what ‘must have been’?  Here at Prehistoric Pets/The Reptile Zoo/Jurassic Parties, we deal with the study, sales and educating of our Prehistoric cousins and artifacts they left behind.  It goes beyond the simple array of cages enclosing our ‘reptilious’ friends and digs a much deeper meaning, literally!  Many of you who have visited the shop have seen and asked about our vast selection of fossils for sale and on display.  Luckily for ALL of us (=P) we are submitting weekly blogs covering the different types of fossils you can come see, buy and even give as gifts! 

How do we acquire such priceless gifts of nature from around the world?  Owner Jay Brewer is already at his SECOND visit this week to  The Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase that is happening throughout Tucson, Arizona.  He liked it so much the first time he had to go back to get even more goodies. The first time he came back with the cute heart themed fossils just in time forValentines Day and who knows what he will come back with this time. O.o .  So, 'What is considered a Fossil?'  A "Fossil", directly translating to "having been dug up", are the preserved remains of animals , plants, and other organisms from the remote past.  Sounds odd I know, but these items are ones of beauty and history, linking us to a past we could never grasp in these modern times. 

One of the most popular fossils in stock for gifts, home decor or personal collection is the Morrocan Ammonite.  Similar to a squid or octopus, these predatory marine mollusks died out with the dinosaurs close to some 65 million years ago.  Despite their gap in history between then in now, these fossil shells lasted on earth for 330 million years and are found in most countries around the world!  Here at Prehistoric Pets, we carry a wide variety of shapes and sizes of these beautiful relics.  Here are a few snap shots of some available Ammonite fossils...

From Small...

To Medium...

To Large and EXTRA Large!

The larger options ranging from (apparently) the size of my HEAD AND BIGGER!!! Imagine the EXTRA large?!

Curious to see what else is in stock?  Well, stop in the shop and  keep updated on all of The Reptile Zoo's daily blogs, we will be featuring new fossils as well as already available fossils in stock.  DONT FORGET Valentines Day is coming around and TRUST we have plenty of Fossil Valentine gifts for your special someone! 

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

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SNAKES ALIVE!

Hi everybody! It's Sue at the Reptile Zoo. Do you like these snakes? These are corn snakes we hatched here at the zoo a few months ago. I think they are so pretty, docile, and they almost never bite. Don't be fooled by the picture, because he was just waking up from his nap and having a nice yawn. Now that everyone is awake, come in and visit. =)

Have a nice day! <3 Sue
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