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.


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!


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.



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,,, 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!




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Avery Saves a Turtle!

Hey guys! Hope you enjoy this amazing wildlife rescue video! sorry my voice is so loud, i really need to face the mic the other way! xo.............Savannah


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Kayla's Turtle and Frog Project!

Kayla is on of our most valued and trusted employees here at The Reptile Zoo, and she has just taken on a new project, as is her way!  She spent hours and hours rearranging, cleaning, and dressing up the frog and turtle wall so that the displays now are amazingly b-e-a-uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful!  Kayla did this project while she working of course but she also worked through her lunch break and long hours after we closed so that she could have it all set up for everyone visiting The Reptile Zoo while they are out on their Winter Break!  Good Job Kayla!  You are awesome!

Much love



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The A team!

So we have made even more changes here at the Reptile Zoo to help everything run smoother than ever before!  We have divided our staff into leads and teams, sorta, anyways we are always on a mission to make this place the best place ever and we all hope the leads and the teams will be beneficial!  Congrats to Juliette, Greg, Tim Nishio, and Craig!  Each one of them has a special skill set that puts them ahead of the other staff here!  Their guidance, experience, and strong leadership qualities put them at the top of the heap here and we are proud of their accomplishments!  Good job guys!  Way to go!

Here are a few pics of Juliette and Greg.  Juliette is doing something I bet you guys never even thought needed to be done, she is using the magnetic fishing pole to find all the tongs that kids accidently drop into the pond in the front while they are feeding the red-eared sliders!!!!  If you haven't ever been here to feed the turtles then you don't know that it's ever so exciting when they swim up to eat their worms that sometimes you can't help but drop your tongs in the water!!!!!  And someone's gotta get them out of the pond!  Just another example of how Juliette continues to work super hard to make this the best place ever!

Congrats Congrats!

Much love!


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Merch & Moss Balls

I talk alot in here about all the fun we have because for real, it is all fun, but there is a work park too.  That's the part where we don't get to play with the animals and kids!  That's the part where we (i say we, I really mean Jay, Juliette & Sam) actually have to sit in meetings and buy merchandise to sell so that all the pets you guys take home can have the best care ever!  Without those sales meetings, pricing, and merchandise we wouldn't be able to feed all the hungry mouths in this place, and believe me, there are more mouths than you could count!  We also wouldn't be able to hire the people, like me, that clean the cages, feed the mouths, water the mouths, vaccuum the floors, breed the the big snakes, write the blogs and take the pictures!  Actually, without the sales of our merchandise we wouldn't be able to do alot of the wonderful and innovative things we are always in the process of working on!  If you are a valued customer, thank you for that, and if you shop somewhere else, next time, please consider coming by here!!!!  We would love to see you!

Today I learned about some new product called moss balls..... well, i didn't really learn, but i did think the name was pretty funny!  Anybody know what a moss ball is??????


much love!


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Every day is a party!

This morning started with an  awesome party and I'm so happy I got to do it!  I love the parties here!  I love being able to shape and mold young minds and help open their eyes to the wonder of nature!  It's beauty, it's bites, it menu, and the whole big circle of everything live and beautiful!  My friend Rocky the tortoise got to come to the party and eat some yummy greens, and Brando the asian water monitor came and got to have a proper egg breakfast this morning!  And the kids fed the turtles and the catfish and the Pacu and everybody had the best breakfast ever!  I love coming to work and having fun!  This job is the best!  Check out for fun at your house, or ours!


Much love!  xo..................Savannah

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