What a Tip!!!

So just now a customer came into our shop with a super cute Savannah Monitor! He asked us if we would take it in and give it a good home, which of course we would, and then he told us the craziest story ever! He said he was sitting on the street playing his guitar with his guitar case open in front of him for tips, when out of nowhere someone dropped this Savannah in his tip case and ran away! How crazy is that?! So here are some pics of our new friend Gibson (apptly named) Hope you enjoy!

 

Love you guys so much!

<3 Kayla

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8 Legged Freaks!

Today, I had the pleasure of coming into work to witness two beautiful creatures in courtship! Our P.Regalis Tarantulas (Indian Ornamentals) were doing the love dance, and hopefully making some lovely eggs for us! Indian Ornamentals are one of the most beautiful species of tarantula, and one of the most aggressive too. They make wonderful display animals, but are not good pets to handle (unless you are into that sort of thing?)

As if that wasn't enough, on the other side of the zoo we caught some boas doing their mating thing too! Did someone come in here in the night and turn on some Marvin Gay and scented candles?

 

 

 

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Salvator Amore!

Looks like we are going to have some Varanus Salvator eggs here any day now!!! Thats right folks, baby Brandos are on their way! And not only that, they are Sulfers! Keep checking back for updates, as our pretty little mama is going to be laying any minute! Here are some pictures of her in her nesting box....

 

 

 

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Dark Secrets of Prehistoric Pets!

So, as you all know, we at Prehistoric Pets are quite crazy as far as breeding Reticulated Pythons goes. We have taken the breeding process and nailed it down to a science. Well, just when you thought we couldn't get any crazier, our very own mad scientists themselves, Jay and Tim, have pushed the crazy to the limit! They were in here, late at night, snooping around for Mommy and Daddy Retics doing the deed!!!! Who does that?! I'll tell you who, guys who are passionate about what they do! Here is a little peek at what they found.....

 


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Spotlight on: Uncle Louie!

Uncle Louie is a very important member of our team here at Prehistoric Pets! He volunteers his time here every single day to help keep everything we do beautiful and clean! Every morning he cleans up everything and makes sure we are ready for our day, and all of our toys are stocked and ready for the little ones to play with. He also decorated our whole entire store! Thats a lot of work!

As well as the work he does with the store, Uncle Louie comes to our booth at the Orange County Fair every morning to help us clean, decorate, and stock everything for the excited fair-goers! He even hangs out during the fair to greet people and answer any questions they may have about us and what we do. We love Uncle Louie, and we appreciate him a whole lot! Make sure to say hi to him the next time you see him, be it at the zoo or the OC Fair!

 

xo

Kayla

 

 

Uncle Louie having a blast at the OC Fair!

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Spotlight on: Scar the Burmese Python!

Howdy folks! I am here at the OC Fair and I just realized, we have done spotlights on a few animals now, and we have yet to talk about the star of our show, Scar the Burmese Python!

Scar's story is a heartbreaking one with a very happy ending.  Scar came to us from a very abusive situation.  His keeper had been using him as an ashtray, and putting cigars out on his skin. When he came to us, his body was lined from head to tail with deep burns, and he didn't trust people as far as he could throw them. It took quite some time, and a lot of patience, but we not only rehabilitated him, but also showed him that people can be nice and caring creatures. He is about 5 years old now, and is showered with love each and every day.  He is such a sweet boy, thats why he is the star here at the OC Fair.  He brings smiles to the faces of children here every single day. Come by our booth to meet Scar and give him a big ol' kiss! We like showing him how wonderful people can be!

xo

Kayla

 

Here is Scar giving a happy little man his first snake experience!

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Spotlight on: Wessel the Black Throat Monitor!

Wessel is our male Black Throat Monitor! You can come meet him all day everyday at our booth at the OC Fair! I'm going to tell you a little bit about Wessel, since we love him so much!

Black Throat Monitors, or Varanus Albigularis are native to southern Africa, more specifically the savannah region. They are a very large monitor, adult males reaching up to 6 feet in length! Thats a big lizard if I do say so myself (unless you've met Brando....) They are carnivorus, and are also very good garbage disposals, they will eat almost anything! They are also very smart and very personable animals.

Wessel is about 4 1/2 years old, and was given to us by a friend of the store. He has been with us a year now and is doing wonderful! He gets all the love and attention he deserves here with us, and we wouldn't have it any other way! If you would like a Black Throat Monitor of your very own, make sure you stop by the shop and talk to one of our lovely staff! They can help you find the perfect addition to your family. Make sure to stop by the fair to meet Wessel first! He will win you over for sure!

 

xo

Kayla

 

Wessel and I sharing some quality time together at the OC Fair!

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Have you come to visit us yet?

Today was by far our busiest day yet! We were swamped with happy fair-goers eager to meet and greet all of our lovely animals! Have any of you come to see us yet? Leave us a comment and let us know if you did!

If you haven't come to visit us yet, did you know you are missing out on some awesome, OC Fair only coupons for our zoo and Jurassic Parties?! They are only here at the fair, so make SURE you come by and visit before August 15th! I'll see you there!!!

 

xo

Kayla

 

A happy family giving Sunshine the Burmese Python some OC Fair love!

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Spotlight on: Corey Orlandos-Bearded Dragon!

Thats right folks, today we are going to tell you a little bit about our outback dwelling friend, Corey Orlandos. No, I don't mean the Corey you think I do, I mean our very own OC Fair oddity, Corey the one eyed Bearded Dragon!

Corey has been here with us for about 4 years now. He is of Australian origin, his ancestors being wild Bearded Dragons, or Pogona Vitticeps.  Bearded Dragons are named such for their habit of puffing out their throat and creating the illusion of a beard when they are provoked. Corey is an omnivour, eating mainly crickets, meal worms, and various types of greens (although he has been known to take down a pinkie on a good day!) Corey likes to spend his free time basking in his cage, hanging out with female beardies, and bobbing his head profusely to assert his dominance. Now, contrary to popular belief brought on by the movie Holes, Bearded dragons do not have frills or spit venom. They are quite docile creatures and are almost harmless. Feel free to stop by our booth at the fair to meet Corey and see what a lover he truely is. Just make sure you look into his good eye!

xo

Kayla

 

Corey Orlandos and his good eye!

 

Corey's poor mangled eye

 

DO NOT LOOK HIM IN THE EYE!!!!!

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Lizards, Snakes, and DoDo Birds! Oh MY!

Another busy, busy day at the fair! If you havent come by to visit us yet then you are missing out! So much has happened here so far this year, I can't even name it all! Babies have been born, fears have been confronted, parties have been booked, you name it! We are having a ball, and it's all thanks to you, the lovely patrons of the OC Fair!

Today, we had a meeting with a crazy creature whom I believe to be the infamous DoDo Bird. It was an interesting experience, as this creature was thought to be extinct. The OC Fair proved science wrong once again though, and allowed us at Prehistoric Pets to meet one of our Prehistoric bretheren. Here is a photo of our newfound feathered friend:

 

And that, my friends, is what we call everyday life here at the Reptile Zoo!

Until next time (or until my next odd occurance)

Kiss Kayla

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