Reptile Resources

Here is a list of valuable sites and product recommendations. There are a number of reptile communities on the web that provide guidance on a number of reptile topics.

Reptile Forums

Pangea Rhac Forums

Very active crested gecko and R. chahoua forums. Flash-based chat room active in the evenings.

Repashy Rhac Forums

Very active R. leachianus forum as well as rhacodactylus health and feeding forums.

Uromastyx.org Forums
Dedicated to keeping Uromastyx and Chuckwalla species.

Reptile Rooms Uromastyx Forum

Phoenix Metro Area Reptile Stores

Predators Reptile Center
1816 W Baseline Rd
Mesa, Arizona
(480) 668-6369

Feeders, tanks, supplies and pets. Lizards, snakes, and amphibians, plus a large selection of tarantulas.

Predators Reptile Center on Facebook

Phoenix Reptile Vets

There are a variety of resources that list out herp vets for Arizona, but here are some that we have had first-hand experience with and recommend.

VCA Mesa Animal Hospital
(480)833-7330
858 North Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
Mon-Tue 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu-Fri 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun Closed

Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital
(480) 275-7017
Exotics specialists. Open 7 days a week, see website for hours. Some house calls available via special arrangement. Excellent hospital, vets are very experienced with reptiles and other exotic pets.
Located in Mesa on Center Street just south of 8th Street.

To find a reptile vet near you:
Herp Center Vet Finder
Herp Vet Connection
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Vets

Online Reptile Products & Supplies

We highly recommend Repashy brand products for Rhacodactylus and other reptiles. These reptile diets, gutloads, supplements, incubation products and more are available from the below retailers.

Pangea Reptile Supplies

Gecko Ranch

Deer Fern Farms Uromastyx Supplies

Aaron Pauling Roaches – our source for feeder roaches in Arizona, including dubia roaches, lateralis and feeding supplies.

Friends

Some of our fellow breeders and collectors from around the world!

Sazilla Geckos

The Jolly Green Gecko

JB’s Cresties

Sammer’s Geckos

In Arizona:

Tokay Information Portal and Source (TIPS) Taming the Beast!

Chaotic Nights Reptile Breeders of red eye croc skinks, leos, fat tails and mourning geckos

Desert Canyon Reptiles Breeder of cornsnakes, hognoses & kingsnakes in Mesa/Phoenix

9 thoughts on “Reptile Resources

  1. hi, i live in paradise valley and I was wondering if any of your current projects include a nice bright red harlequin or maybe even pinstripe?

    • Hi Jordan! We don’t currently work with reds, but we do have a couple of dark pinstripes (not full but high percentage). Are you set on reds or would you be interested in other harlequins or pinners?

  2. Hello. you have some very beautiful geckos. I live in buckeye and wanted to know if you knew any local beerded dragon breeders.

  3. Hello, I have a year old crested gecko with FTS. It’s genetics and was wondering if I should remove his tail? It’s no severe but I don’t want it getting to that point. I heard its bad for there joints or is that just for females?

    • I wouldn’t remove the tail unless the hips start looking out of alignment, they can get twisted and make it difficult for females to pass eggs. There are very few adult crested geckos in the wild with tails, so their basic anatomy doesn’t always support the weight of a full tail. However, I think through captive breeding we can further strengthen the bones to support it, through superior diet and breeding those without FTS. Your gecko should be fine if the FTS is not severe so I don’t recommend removing the tail at this time. Good luck with your gecko!

    • Tokays should have a bulge and pores if male. Not familiar with the species, but it is possible females have smaller “pseudopores”. Adults should be obvious, and juveniles can be late bloomers.

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