Red Footed Tortoise

Meet our Red Footed Tortoise.

The red-footed tortoise is a species of tortoise from northern South America. These medium-sized tortoises generally average 30 cm as adults, but can reach over 40 cm. They have dark-colored, loaf-shaped carapaces (back shell) with a lighter patch in the middle of each scute (scales on the shell), and dark limbs with brightly colored scales that range from pale yellow to dark red.

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Yellow Spotted Turtle

Our Yellow Spotted Turtle.

The spotted turtle, the only species of the genus Clemmys, is a small, semi-aquatic turtle that reaches a carapace length of 8–12 cm upon adulthood. Their broad, smooth, low dark-colored upper shell, or carapace, ranges in its exact colour from black to a bluish black with a number of tiny yellow round spots.

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Painted Turtles

Meet our Painted Turtles!

The painted turtle is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The turtle is the only species of the genus Chrysemys, which is part of the pond turtle family Emydidae.

Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. Four regionally based subspecies (the eastern, midland, southern, and western) evolved during the last ice age.

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Corn Snakes

We now have Corn Snakes!

The corn snake is a North American species of rat snake that subdues its small prey by constriction. It is found throughout the southeastern and central United States. Their docile nature, reluctance to bite, moderate adult size, attractive pattern, and comparatively simple care make them commonly kept pet snakes. Though superficially resembling the venomous copperhead and often killed as a result of this mistaken identity, corn snakes are harmless and beneficial to humans. Corn snakes lack ...

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Grey Banded Kingsnake

Meet Ticket, the Grey Banded Kingsnake.

The gray-banded kingsnake, sometimes referred to as the alterna or the Davis Mountain king snake, is a species of nonvenomous snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico.

A moderately sized snake, the gray-banded kingsnake can grow up to 4 ft (120 cm) in total length (including tail), with the average total length being 3 ft (91 cm). It has a relatively wide head (when compared ...

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Mexican Black Kingsnake

Meet Vader, our Mexican Black Kingsnake.

The Mexican black kingsnake is part of the larger colubrid family of snakes, and a subspecies of the common kingsnake, which is debated by herpetologists to contain as many as 10 unique varieties. This species occupy rocky areas and places lush with vegetation in various regions of the Sonoran Desert, Northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico, and small parts of Arizona.

In captivity, they can remain in excellent health through a strict diet of mice and generally require ...

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Hog Island Boa Constrictor

Meet Mocha, the Hog Island Boa Constrictor.

This boa constrictor comes from the Cayos de Cochinos, a group of small islands off the coast of Honduras in South America. By current classification, taxonomists put the Hog Island boa into the same species group as Boa constrictor imperator, or the “common boa.” But many people feel the Hog Island boa should be classified as a separate subspecies of boa constrictor since it is unique in both appearance and geographic range.

There are a ...

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Box Turtles

Meet Fonzie and Carolina, our box turtles. Shelled box turtles are turtles of the genus Terrapene native. Although box turtles are terrestrial members of the American pond turtle family, they are not members of the tortoise family. They are largely characterized by having a domed shell, which is hinged at the bottom, allowing the animal to close its shell tightly to escape predators.

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Blue Tongue Skink

Meet Azul the Blue Tongue Skink. Blue-tongued skinks comprise the Australasian genus Tiliqua, which contains some of the largest members of the skink family. They are commonly called blue-tongued lizards or simply blue-tongues in Australia.

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