A Moment with Frank

Hey guys, Frank here.  I’m going to be taking over the blog today, hope you guys don’t mind.  The life of a Disney TV star isn’t as easy as it’s all cracked up to be.  My life started here at Prehistoric Pets and the staff and loyal customers have become my family.  Stomping my 7ft long body around the store has gotten me quite a reputation too.  Whether the store is slow or busy, I can hear people asking for “that big lizard that walks around the shop” or “Mr.Kipling” which is my newly acquired stage name.  Can’t say I don’t like all the attention ;D! 

When I’m not making appearances around the shop, I’m hanging out with all my fellow reptile friends and family.  I make sure to take a couple rounds through the lower half of the shop to say hello to everyone and have them pass along “hellos” to the upper half I’m not as fortunate to reach. =P  Maybe you have met some of my good friends like Twinkie, Thelma and Louise, Darth Gator and George? 

This is my favorite picture of Twinkie, George and I

Live too far to have met me in person?  Well then I’m sure you watch me on the set of Disney’s new hit show “Jesse” or the Webisodes on Prehistoric Pets YouTube channel.  My Prehistoric Pets family makes sure I am made available for all to enjoy what a sweet and social monitor I am.  Speaking of Prehistoric Pets, they are reason you and your loved ones are able to enjoy my company.  The staff took time and effort to hands on train, tame and love me making me one of the most social water monitors around!  Yeah….I’m bragging… what about it? =P Just kidding!   

What’s your favorite time of the day? Morning, noon or night time? Mine’s LUNCH time lol!  Boy do I love it when someone feeds me my favorite Chicken, or when a certain someone walks by with a tasty rat treat for me! Hee hee heeee!  Well…. That and my aerobics time.  When someone scoops me up and slides me into the pond out front, Oooh I feel cool!  I use my strong tail to propel me around the pond and sometimes my friends the red eared sliders will take refuge on my back and hang ten, or twenty as I cruise about. 

All Aboard the Frank train!  Toot Toot!

For those of you who are fans of the show “Jesse” maybe you’ve seen me picked up and carted off my Jules Sylvester, host of specials on The Discovery Channel and the Travel Channel.  He takes me down to the studio and set where I shoot my spots in the show.  I can be out of the shop anywhere from a day to a week depending on what the studio needs me for.  But nothing beats the fun I have at the shop with all my family and friends!  Every time I leave I miss my pond, my rock and most of all the staff.  All in all I live a pretty good life down here in Fountain Valley, CA and I’m grateful.  Don’t be shy, stop by The Reptile Zoo and say Hi, or you can come Like my Fanpage on Facebook and talk to me every day!

Jules Sylvester and Sivash M stop by for a quick photo with me beforew Jules and I head out to the studio.

My new friends and I on the set of the Disney hit show, "Jesse"


^O^……….Frank ;D

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Monitor A, B, C's

Most of you know by now that our beloved Frank is a TV celebrity and stars in the Disney show “Jessie”.  But Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Kipling, isn’t the only monitor in town!  Here at Prehistoric Pets, we carry a wide variety of gorgeous and friendly Monitors for sale.  Want your own “Kipling” pride and joy?  Well here are a few selections we have available for you RIGHT HERE in the shop! 

The ARGUS Monitor, also commonly known as the Yellow Spotted Monitor, can reach anywhere from 3-5 feet in length depending on the gender.  Females averaging on the 3ft side whereas males tend to be bigger.  Because they spend majority of their time on the ground, they become avid diggers and will dig large burrows where they spend a sizable portion of their time!  They like to munch on fish, crabs, rodents, small birds and even other monitors!

Asian Water Monitors can thank our beloved "Frank" for their new claim to fame and popularity!  They are capable of growing up to 10 feet in length and maximum weight can be more than 55lbs!!  Water monitors can be defensive, using their tail, claws, and jaws when fighting or defending themselves. They are excellent swimmers, using  their tails to steer through water. As carnivores they have a wide range of foods and are known to eat fish, frogs, rodents, birds, crabs, and snakes.

Yellow Monitors shelter in burrows, crevives in river banks or termite mounds.  These monitors are not efficient climbers, and when their territory is flooded, they stay in the water building large fat reserves.  Their diet consists of frogs, toads, turtle eggs and lizards eggs.  These guys can live over ten years in captivity! Check em out!

This is a GORGEOUS Peach Throat Monitor!  Young lizards should be fed live insects — such as crickets, roaches, mealworms and waxworms — that have been fed a diet of fresh greens, and dusted with vitamin supplements. Larger young lizards may also be fed small rodents, fresh shrimp and fish strips, and bits of precooked sausage.  These guys can grow up to 3 feet long and bear a similar resemblance to the Mangrove monitor. 

Monitor crazy yet?!   JUST WAIT til you can check em out in person!!  All of them are sweethearts and are looking for a new home to strat off the new year!!  Bring one home today and start off 2012 with a big monitor BANG!!   BANG BANG!!!

Happy New Year Herpers!!  Have fun and stay SAFE!


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Bumblebee is Godzilla

Hey guys!

Our very (my very) favorite sulfur monitor Bumblebee stars in his very own, 1st time ever, amazing video here at The Reptile Zoo!  He worked so very hard to hone his acting skills and he finally made to the big time!  Enjoy and please please let me know what you think!

much love




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BumbleBee v. Starscream

Hey Guys!

WE have 2 beautiful sulfur monitors here at The Reptile Zoo, well actually we have many more but we have 2 VIP monitors here and one is named BumbleBee ad one is named Starscream.  Now you might ask yourself if Jay is a big Transformer fan and the answer to that is no, at least I've never heard him talk about Transformers and he didnt' dress as Optimus Prime for halloween or anything so I'm guessing he's not into Transformers.  We, however, the staff here at The Reptile Zoo are kinda fans of the Transformers, especially the Dino-bots.... because they were the most awesome ever!

So we named this one monitor BumbleBee because he's sweet and nice and polite and pretty and friendly with the kids and never ever tries to bite us like Starscream does!  Starscream wants us all dead at all times, but he is an amazing breeder and BumbleBee is well, he's not so good at such things, he gets distracted very easily and has a hard time keeping on task.

We love them both!  They are such beauties, if you haven't had the chance to come by and see them yet, please make sure you do!  Until then here are some classic photos of Transformers and Monitors! (and Dinobots)

much love






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