Western Hognose Snakes

Meet Copper, our Western Hognose Snake.

Hognose snakes are relatively small, stout-bodied snakes found throughout the Great Plains states of the U.S. from Canada to Mexico. Their color and pattern is highly variable from subspecies to subspecies, although most specimens appear much like the infamous rattlesnake to the untrained eye.

These snakes get their common name from the modified rostral (nose) scales that are formed in an upturned manner, providing a very “hog-like” look. Additionally, this adaptation makes these snakes adept burrowers, ...

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Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Meet Lua, our Brazilian Rainbow Boa who measures between 5 – 6 feet in length.

Brazilian rainbow boas are, by some, considered the most beautiful snake in the world. Although opinions will vary, this species is in fact quite attractive. The Brazilian rainbow boa is a round-bodied terrestrial boa of medium build. The head is not particularly large, but it is distinctly wider than the neck. It is soft-skinned with great iridescence in its skin. Brazilian rainbow boas are brown or ...

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Common Boa Constrictor

Meet Kaa, our common boa constrictor.

Boa constrictors are pinkish or tan in color, with dark crossbands. Typically, they range in lengths from 20 inches as neonates to 13 feet as adults. Larger members of the Boidae family have heat-sensitive pits on its head, but this snake has more simple heat-sensitive scales. These snakes are solitary and nocturnal.

Boa constrictors are found from northern Mexico to Argentina. They thrive in the most varied habitats. It shows, however, the least inclination toward water. ...

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Bearded Dragons

Pagona is one of our bearded dragons.
Bearded Dragons are medium sized lizards which are generally 12-24 inches in length from their head to the tip of their tail. This animal originates from Australia, but ever since 1990’s, they can be virtually found in all pet shops in America, as one of the most popular reptiles.

Natural habitats of bearded dragon include deserts, arid and rocky areas, dry forests and scrublands. Bearded Dragons are located mainly in the eastern and ...

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European Legless Lizard

Meet Larry. He’s our European Legless Lizard.

Legless lizards may look like snakes, but they are true lizards. Unlike snakes, they have movable eyelids, several rows of belly scales, and the ability to break off their tail when they are in danger. Although many members of this family lack limbs, this is not a characteristic of every species. While the family contains both limbless and limbed lizards, the skull, teeth, and tongue of these species are anatomically similar.

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Green Iguana

Meet Aztec, our green iguana.

The green iguana or common iguana is a large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Usually, this animal is simply called the iguana.

The green iguana can weigh up to 18 pounds (8 kg) and can reach a length of five to seven feet (1.5 to 2 m). This iguana has a long body covered with soft leathery scales, a long tail and short ...

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Argentine Black and White Tegu

Meet Domino, our Argentine Black and White Tegu.

The giant black and white tegus of South America are among the most intelligent and highly adapted of all living lizards. They typically inhabit forest-edge savannahs and adjacent rain forests of Argentina and parts of Brazil and Uruguay. They are largely terrestrial, and spend copious amounts of time in deep burrows which afford protection from dehydration and extreme temperatures.

The Argentine Black & White Tegu has beaded skin and two lines of yellow dots ...

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Meet Ande, our Chinchilla.

puck A chinchilla is a type of rodent native to the Andes mountains of South America. They are crepuscular, meaning they are very active at dawn or dusk. They eat and drink in small amounts sticking to desert grasses and shrubs. Chinchillas are nocturnal creatures who are mostly awake at night. They are typical asleep during the day.

Chinchillas have the softest fur in all of land mammals. Their ...

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Red-Eared Sliders

Meet our Red-Eared Sliders.

Red-eared Sliders are brightly marked, and look similar to the painted turtle. The carapace (top shell) of this species is higher domed than that of the Western Painted Turtle and is weakly keeled. We adopted both of our Red-eared Sliders since they are now illegal to sell in the state of MA.

Red-eared Sliders are one of the most common turtles in the Puget Sound area. They can be found basking in the sun around Lake Washington and ...

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