Reptiles

Reptiles

Reptiles

We cater to the entry level Reptile owner. We specifically limit our Reptile inventory to animals that are easy to handle, have moderate care requirements, and whose housing needs will not overwhelm the average Pet Owner.

Visit the store to see what we have in stock today! Can’t find what you are looking for? Safari Stan’s Pet Center works with professional reptile breeders and we have to ability to fulfill special order requests.

VEILED CHAMELEON

Diet: Crickets, worms.

Veiled Chameleons are one of the most popular chameleon species in the reptile pet world. Their eyes can point in two different directions at the same time because each eye can swivel nearly 180 degrees.

RED/GREEN IGUANA

Diet: Vegetables, greens, fruit mixes

Iguanas are arguably the most common reptile as pets today. It is true that these wonderful lizards make personable pets, but very few people who purchase them can meet the requirements of an adult green iguana.

LEOPARD GECKO

Diet: Crickets and worms.

Our Leopard Geckos are captive bred in the USA and they are one of the most popular reptile pets because they are calm, very hardy, and come in a wide variety of morphs. Unlike some other geckos, Leopard Geckos are able to open and close their eyes.

GARGOYLE GECKO

Diet: Crickets, worms, fruit

Gargoyle geckos are ideal reptile pets for beginners, with simple, easy- to-meet requirements. Because gargoyle geckos are primarily tree dwelling, they make outstanding displays in naturalistic vivariums.

ARGENTINE TEGU

Diet: Vegetables, fruit, canned dog food, mice, eggs

These powerful, terrestrial predators shelter in burrows after being active by day. The black and white tegu, or Argentine tegu, emerges with the warming sun and actively prowls its territory in search of any small animals that it’s capable of catching and devouring. Black and white tegus often tame down well and may make docile pets.

BABY BEARDED DRAGON

Diet: Insects, small crickets, vegetables, and mice

The inland bearded dragon is generally considered one of the all-time best lizard pets. It is known for being alert, hardy and tame, and bearded dragon owners love watching their lizards, whether during a feeding frenzy while chasing crickets or simply interacting with each other.

SAVANNAH MONITORS

Diet: Crickets, mealworms, superworms and frozen/thawed rodents.

Bosc’s or savannah monitors are stoutly built, with relatively short limbs and toes, and skulls and dentition adapted to feed on hard-shelled prey. Maximum size is usually between 105 to 155 cm (3.5 to 5.0 ft) in length, although most specimens collected in the wild ranged from 60 to 76 cm (2 to 2.5 ft) with females being considerably smaller. The pattern of coloration of the skin varies according to the local habitat substrate. The body scales are large, usually less than 100 scales around midbody, a partly laterally compressed tail with a double dorsal ridge and nostrils equidistant from the eyes and the tip of the snout

CRESTED GECKO

Diet: Insects, small crickets

Our Crested Geckos are captive bred here in the USA. Crested Geckos make very good pets because they are extremely hardy, easy to keep and handle, and come in many different beautiful colors and patterns. They are nocturnal and will spend most of the day sleeping. Once awake in the evening they are very entertaining. They are great jumpers and can tolerate limited gentle handling. Be careful of their tails. When they have a fall or are very stressed, their tails will pop off. If a tail gets broken or detached, these geckos will not regenerate a new tail. The Crested Gecko will look a bit odd, but it will be okay.

UROMASTYX

Diet: Greens, seeds, sparse crickets

Some, Uromastyx acanthinurus and Uromastyx aegypticus, can be very shy, often retreating to a hide spot when someone approaches the cage. Others, Uromastyx ornatus, will often be tame. Individuals differ in their behaviors and you can find exceptions to any generalization.

CROCODILE SKINK

Diet: Crickets, mealworms, small insects and fish

Crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus gracilis) are distinctive and fascinating lizards. They also are relatively easy to keep. Their heavily keeled scales and bright-orange eye rings never fail to attract attention.

MILK SNAKE

Diet: Rodents, birds

Our Milk Snakes are captive bred in the USA. Milk Snakes make very good pets because they are very easy to care for and come in a variety of different colors and patterns. They are easy to care for, but they tend to be flighty and nervous when young. They do calm down with age and handling but always remain somewhat nervous. When your Milk Snake gets ready to shed, the eyes will turn a milky blue and the body color will start to become dull and develop a whitish sheen.

BALL PYTHON

Diet: Rodents, birds

Because of their small size, docile nature, and varying colors and patterns, Ball Pythons are one of the most popular pet snakes. Ball Pythons are named for their habit of curling up in a tight ball with their head in the center when they are nervous. These snakes are very active at night and will sleep and hide a lot during the day.

KING SNAKE

Diet: Small rodents, insects

King snakes are an easy first snake, as they are undemanding and require little for temperature or supplies. As with any reptile it is recommended to provide a heat source, so they can heat themselves to whatever temperature is necessary, but they do not require much. They are available in many different colors and patterns and are very reluctant to bite and easy to handle.

RED TAIL BOA

Diet: Mice or Rats

Any hobbyist keeping this species should plan ahead for a large adult. If handled from birth, most specimens remain calm and are not dangerous.

RUSSIAN TORTOISE

Diet: Veggies; especially romaine & dandelion

Russian Tortoises are normally captive bred and make a good first tortoise. They stay between 5 & 10 inches and can live more than 50 years in good care. They eat primarily veggies, and like most reptiles do best with “medium” greens, avoiding light, watery vegetables like iceberg lettuce, and only feeding very dark vegetables like spinach, in moderation.

AUSTRALIAN GREEN TREE FROG

Diet: crickets, worms

Green Tree Frogs are native to northern and eastern Australia, and adjoining New Guinea. Docile and well suited to living near human dwellings, Australian green tree frogs are often found on window sills or inside houses, eating insects drawn by the light. The green tree frog is a popular pet throughout the world.

PAC MAN FROG

Diet: Crickets, worms, mice, fish

Pac-Man frogs come in a variety of color forms and are known by many common names (Argentine horned frogs, ornate horned frogs, horned frogs). Due to their forgiving nature, ease of care, and the availability of captive-bred specimens, Pac-Man frogs make great pets.

FIRE BELLY TOAD

Diet: crickets, flies, worms, slugs, snails, and water beetles

Fire-bellied toads fall second only to African dwarf aquatic frogs (Hymenochirus curtipes) as the most popular amphibian in North America. And they are popular for good reason, when displayed in a brightly lit terrarium watching the fire-bellies can be as enjoyable as any of the more exotic species.

DART FROG

Diet: Fruit Flies

Poison dart frogs are one of the most colorful and fascinating pets in the reptile and amphibian world. These frogs display a variety of interesting interactions and have some of the most complex breeding behaviors in the hobby. Unlike most amphibians, poison dart frogs are diurnal (active during the day), so all of their activity is carried out right before your eyes!

HERMIT CRABS

Diet: fruit, leaves, vegetables, etc.

Hermit Crabs can make wonderful pets, but you shouldn’t keep only one alone. In the wild, hermit crabs travel in packs of up to 100 crabs, scavenging the beach for food and shells. In a pack of hermit crabs, they can all end up piling on top of one another and sleeping together. Have your own “hermy” pile.

RAINBOW BOA

Diet: mice and rats

Rainbow boas are considered to be one of the more beautiful snakes in the world. Not only do they display vibrant orange and red coloration, but they also produce an abundant amount of Rainbow iridescences. Microscopic ridges on their scales that refract light cause this phenomenon.

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Please call or stop in to see what we have as our pet stock is constantly changing. (203)901-1003