Monday, September 9, 2013

The Reptile Zoo: Snakes, Lizards, and Bugs, Oh My! @ReptileZooFV #PrehistoricPets


Do you have children that love bugs, reptiles and amphibians? Dinosaurs?

If it moves, my children love it! A couple of years ago, my nephew had his birthday at new party location called The Reptile Zoo. I was ill that day and was unable to experience the party myself. 

Now that my children are a little older, they are understanding that our modern day reptiles are the descendants of my son's favorite dinosaurs.  Their love of them just got bigger!

When my husband came home with the kids, they told stories of large snakes and lizards wandering around the facility. Being a zoo keeper, I was happy that my kids got the chance to get up close and personal with their new scaly friends.


My daughter loved the animals until a lizard stuck its tongue in one of her ears. It took awhile but she got over her uneasiness and interacted and held a corn snake.

Recently, I was part of a group of blogging moms and their families that took a look at the great learning experience that is the Reptile Zoo. There are few places besides expensive zoos that you can walk into where you can see such a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians and bugs and have knowledgeable staff that can teach our young ones without us touching them ourselves.

The pictures below are just a small taste of the variety of creatures that you can see, touch, learn from, and even buy! The Reptile Zoo is not just a facility for parties and school gatherings, you can walk in without reservations and walk around. 

This desert tortoise was a fun experience for the kids.  You can buy food and feed them with pinchers.

The Iguana makes a good pet if you know how to take care of it properly.  However, be prepared for it to get pretty big! (3 ft) This one roamed the store!

This Toad felt like rubber! It was a very unreal experience!
This was definitely not a favorite...

The Black and White Tegu was falling asleep in its handlers arms.
This Monitor lizard reminds me of a Velociraptor.

The Gila Monster is very poisonous but beautiful to look at!
There were hundreds of different specimens to look at!

The Veiled Chameleons are beautiful but not an easy pet.  I don't recommend them for beginners. 
The Bearded Dragon makes a great pet but with any animal, please look into the specific care as each have different needs.

Prehistoric Pets, the store half of the facility is also fully equipped reptile provider store. Any of your reptile needs can be provided.  They have a knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect reptilian pet or provide you with all of your current needs.

Birthday Parties:

The Reptile Zoo has several rooms for rent to get up close and personal with some of their animals.  The kids can touch and sometimes hold their new reptile friends.  From small meal worms to the large American Alligators, you will learn so much about reptiles!

If you are looking for an unusual birthday party, this is your place.  You don't have to touch or get close to any of the animals.  You can see them through glass and when you get more comfortable, you can get up close and personal.

My family really enjoyed the Reptile Zoo and my kids are already asking to return.

DISCLAIMER:  My family was invited to a Media review at the Reptile Zoo. This is not a sponsored post.  All ideas and thoughts are my own.  Do not use any pictures without permission.

1 comment:

  1. Cleaning a cage or tank can be stressful and unnerving for a pet reptile, so it is important to limit cleaning frequency to minimize that stress. Key Differences (Amphibians vs Reptiles)


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