For 38 years, Twin Cities Reptiles has been serving reptile owners, specifically those with lizards, snakes, turtles, spiders, and amphibians. While these small, locally owned stores can’t compete with big-box stores like PetSmart or Petco on volume buying power, they can still offer an affordable, one-stop shop for reptile supplies.
We carry a full line of food
We carry a full line of food to keep your pet reptile happy and healthy. We offer a wide selection of top-notch brands including Zoo Med, Rep-Cal, and Tetra to name a few. From dry kibble to freeze-dried and live food, we have what you need to keep your pet in tip top shape.
Reptiles have a diverse range of eating habits and it’s important to provide them with the right food at the right time. For instance, turtles are herbivores that require the most nutrient-dense foods and a high-protein diet. For frogs, the best bet is mealworms. They’re also big fans of a good-looking canned goop. For lizards, the smart move is to mix some good ol’ fashion worms with an appropriately sized pelleted reptile diet to increase their protein and vitamin intake while keeping them healthy at the same time. Regardless of your dietary choice, you should always consult with your veterinarian to get the best care for your pet’s needs and lifestyle. The right care is the key to a long and happy life with your companion.
We carry a full line of cages
We carry a full line of reptile cages and enclosures to house your favorite frog, snake or lizard. Our selection includes a range of sizes and types to fit any home or budget. We also offer a wide variety of accessories to help you care for your pet, including heat pads and humidity controls.
When it comes to housing your reptile, the materials you use make a huge difference. We stock a wide range of reptile cages made from different materials, so you’re sure to find one that’s right for you and your pet.
Some popular cage materials include melamine, plywood, particle board and pegboard. These materials are easy to work with, but may require some ventilation to keep your reptile happy.
Another option for building your own cage is HDPE (high-density polyethylene), which has many benefits. It’s strong, durable, and easy to clean. It’s also waterproof and resistant to odors and chemicals.
We recommend using this material for our terrariums and enclosures, as it is lightweight and affordable. It’s also resistant to UV rays, so you won’t have to worry about your reptile getting too hot.
In addition to melamine, we also have enclosures that are made from plastic. These cages are designed to be durable, and they’re available in a range of colors. They’re also inexpensive and easy to care for, and they’re a great choice for iguanas.
The materials we carry are the best in the industry, and they’re designed to help you keep your reptile healthy and happy. We also sell heating equipment, and a variety of lighting options to help you maintain the perfect ambient temperatures for your reptiles.
When it comes to choosing the right cage for your pet, you should consider how much space you need and what type of reptiles you want to keep. Some species, such as bearded dragons and monitors, require more room than others, so be sure to consult with a professional before buying your next reptile terrarium or enclosure.
We carry a full line of accessories
The reptiles that live under your care require a variety of accessories to help them thrive. Some of the most important ones include heat lamps, thermometers and basking ledges. We carry a wide selection of these items from top brands like Exo Terra and Zoo Med. You’ll also find a wide array of other fun and practical products that make maintaining your pet’s habitat more manageable.
A quality heat lamp can provide a lot of comfort for your snake or lizard and should be placed near a shady area. It should be lightweight, waterproof and have controls to adjust its output to suit the needs of your pet. Other essential terrarium accessories include hides and hammocks, faux plants, a cool terrarium decor item and a bowl that looks like a rock.
We carry a full line of bedding
Keeping your cold-blooded friends healthy and happy requires the proper bedding. Chewy has a wide range of bedding for lizards, snakes and turtles from top brands like Zoo Med, Zilla and Fluker’s. Choose from a variety of substrates such as sand, gravel or wood and paper products. Some lizard substrates are made with coconut fiber, while others include fir bark and cypress mulch. The best bedding for your reptile’s habitat depends on what kind of terrarium you have. For desert lizards, look for ground English walnut shell bedding from Zilla, while hermit crabs will appreciate Fluker’s Hermit Beach Sand Substrate with sand, coconut fiber and salt.
Live animals are the smallest category of sales for pet stores nationwide, and Delles says they often make up less than 2% of total revenue. But the good news is that the small-scale retailers can still offer affordable pricing on pet supplies that keep customers coming back for their critters’ food, cages and coordinating accessories. Visit Chewy today to find the bedding your reptile needs to thrive. We also carry liners to keep your habitat tidy and odor-free.