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The San Fernando Reptile Store That Has it All

Monday, January 16, 2017 3:20:37 AM America/Los_Angeles

Owning reptiles for pets brings you a great amount of joy. You get to be with them and watch them in your home, interact with them and enjoy how they live their lives. Whether you are just starting out with your first reptile pet or have had them for pets for many years, you may realize that getting all of the proper supplies for your pet can sometimes be something of a challenge for you. It is not always easy to find a place that has everything that you may need for your very special and unique pet. Luckily, we can be just the source you are looking for. At the Painted Reptile, we are the San Fernando Valley reptile store that you want for all of your reptile supplies.



The Specialty Store That is Needed


We understand that having an exotic pet means that their special needs have to be catered to in order to keep them happy and healthy. That is why we created our store in the Los Angeles area. All too often we hear from customers that they are never able to find the supplements, food, cages and supplies that their pet requires at a local pet store or one of those big box pet store franchises. We have made it our mission to have all of the supplies you may need for your snake, lizard, tortoise, turtle or frog so that can make sure they have just what they need.


An Online Shop for Easy Access


For those that may not live in the Los Angeles area and cannot access our San Fernando Valley reptile store directly, our website offers you the ease and convenience of ordering anything that you may need from our shop and having it shipped directly to you. You will find thousands of items listed on our website so you can log on, buy what you have been searching for and have it sent to your door quickly, easily and securely at any time of day or night.



See All We Have


At the Painted Reptile, we are proud to be the San Fernando Valley reptile store more people to turn to for their reptile supplies. Take the time to visit our website at, so you can see just what we have available in our shop and order what you need. You can also feel free to call us at 818-697-5870 if you have any questions or need help in deciding on what to get for your pets.

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High-End Reptile Cages to Make Your Pet More Comfortable

Monday, January 9, 2017 2:58:24 AM America/Los_Angeles

If you want your pet to thrive, no matter what type of pet it may be, you want to make sure they have the best living environment possible. You always work to make sure the dog, cat or bird that you own has the right bedding, food, toys and more so that they are comfortable in their surroundings, s it only makes sense that you would want to do the same if you owned a reptile as a pet. Here at the Painted Reptile, we recognize that you may want the best for your pet, which why we offer unique, high-end reptile cages for sale that can be ideal to make your pet more comfortable.



Go Beyond the Standard Tanks

Many reptile owners make use of old fish tanks or other tanks that can be suitable for the tortoise, lizard, turtle or snake that they own. While these tanks can be perfectly suitable, they may not provide the optimal environment for your pet that they need to thrive. Reptiles are in need of certain temperatures and living conditions, depending on the species of reptile, to maintain their health and thrive. It can sometimes be difficult to set up a tank to recreate these conditions and your reptile may seem to be a bit sluggish or not as happy as they might be in another environment. The right cage can change everything for them.


A Diverse Selection of Cages

We offer a variety of different high-end reptile cages that can be perfect for your pet and your home. We have created specialty cages known as creature condos that are the best living areas for your pets. Each cage is made of high-quality materials like high-density PVC to provide the safest living environment for your pet. The cages can be customized in a number of ways and allow for the best airflow, temperature monitoring, food access and viewing that your pet can have. We offer the cages in several sizes and styles to fit your particular pet’s needs.


High-End Reptile Cages to Make Your Pet More Comfortable


Learn More about Our Cages

If you would like to learn more about the high-end reptile cages that we offer, take the time to visit our website at so you can see a complete listing. You can also call us directly at the Painted Reptile at 818-697-5870 if you have any questions about a particular cage or its accessories. Select the perfect cage for your pet, and we can ship it right to you so that your pet can have the comfortable home that will make it happiest.

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The Important Factors to Look for in Snake Cages

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:48:21 AM America/Los_Angeles

When you are giving consideration to what type of pet you want to have, you may think back and remember that you have always wanted to have a snake as a pet. Snakes make very unique pets and can provide you with a great deal of entertainment as you watch them and interact with them. Of course, if you are going to have a snake as a pet, you want to make sure that you have all of the supplies that you need so that they are able to live a happy, healthy and comfortable life. All of this starts with the type of cage that you select. There are a few things you are going to want to look for in snake cages so you can be sure you get just the right housing for your pet.


The Important Factors to Look for in Snake Cages


Choosing the Right Size


A lot about the cage that you select is going to have to do with the type of snake that you have. You want to make sure that whatever cage you use is going to be the proper size for your snake. If you have a very large snake or one that will grow to be very large, you want to make sure that the cage has enough room for your snake to grow and move around comfortably. Smaller snakes may only require a smaller cage or box while large snakes may need tanks or aquariums that can accommodate them easily.


Lighting, Heating and Decorations


After you have decided on the proper size for the snake cages you are considering, you also want to make sure that you get a cage that allows you to have lighting and heating elements that are proper for your snake. Snakes need a certain temperature all of the time so you want to make sure that you are able to get lighting and heat that will make for a comfortable living space for your snake. You also may want to get certain decorations for the cage so that the snake can make use of them. If you have a snake that likes to climb, having climbing pegs or artificial tree limbs that they can climb on will keep them happy.


The Important Factors to Look for in Snake Cages


Finding the Best Cages


If you are in the market for snake cages, go to so that you can take a look at the selection they have available today. Painted Reptile is a unique pet shop that specializes only in reptiles and reptile accessories so that you are able to get everything you need so your pet can lead a happy and healthy life.

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The Benefit of an Outdoor Reptile Cage

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:52:10 AM America/Los_Angeles

While owning a reptile as a pet can be a fantastic thing, there are particular reptile that you may be considering that are going to require different levels of care and a different amount of space to move around. While small reptiles may only require a small tank or cage that you can keep in a room in your home, larger reptile such as an iguana or bearded dragon need much more space than what can be typically found in the house. If you live in the right environment, choosing to have some type of outdoor setup can be the perfect answer for you. There are a number of benefits to making use of an outdoor reptile cage for your pet.


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Access to Unfiltered Sunlight


Reptiles such as iguanas or bearded dragons are accustomed to having easy access to all of the sunlight that they want to help keep them happy and healthy. When reptiles like this are limited to what is available indoors in a tank, they may not be able to thrive as well as they could. This is where having an outdoor cage can be of great benefit to you. When your reptile is allowed to roam around outside in its cage, it will have access to all of the unfiltered sunlight that it needs. Your pet will get all that it requires from a more natural habitat, giving it the opportunity to thrive like it will not be able to do if it were indoors.


Things to Keep in Mind


If you are going to have an outdoor reptile cage for your pet, there are a few things that you want to keep in mind. First, you want to make sure that the cage that you have chosen is structurally sound and completely secure. This is for the overall safety of your pet. Making sure that your cages secure will help to prevent your pet from easily escaping and getting away but it will also help to keep out any potential predators that may want to harm your pet. You also want to keep in mind that an outdoor cage for reptile will really only work well in a warmer environment so that they can be sure to get the warmth and sunlight that they need regularly.



Getting the Supplies You Need

For those that might be interested in an outdoor reptile cage or are in need of any reptile supplies and accessories, go to and see the selection that is available. Painted Reptile is a pet store that caters directly to the needs of reptile pet owners and provides everything that you could be looking for to help your pet thrive.

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The Health and Safety of Your Reptiles in Summer

Friday, August 19, 2016 11:27:57 PM America/Los_Angeles

Summer is proven to be difficult for reptile breeders. The health and safety of reptiles should be a top priority. For that reason, it is ideal to choose the best reptile breeding racks with some special devices to keep tabs on the conditions in a tank.

At Painted Reptile, we recommend having thermometers and humidity gauges. They allow you to get accurate readings to reach the most recommended thermal gradient. Now, if the racks need adjustments in their temperature, it is good to stock up on watt lamps.


The Health and Safety of Your Reptiles in Summer


It is also ideal to have humidifying devices as the summer months roll on.

One of the worst things that you can do to your reptiles is to place the reptile breeding racks in direct sunlight. Amplifying the temperature is proven to be lethal to your reptiles. Most reptiles can manage certain degrees of cold. However, extreme heat can kill some reptiles in minutes.

If you are buying reptiles in summer, it is best to transport them directly to your home. During transport, ensure that you keep them in the shade, and the air conditioning system should be on all the time.

Temperature range that reptiles need

It depends on the kind of reptile you keep. Tropical species requires temperatures between 80F and 100F. Temperate species need temperatures between 70F and 90F.

Cleanliness is vital for your reptiles’ health and safety in summer. When you are handling a reptile of any kind, make sure to wash your hands after. Then, wear latex gloves, especially when you handle critters as their skin secretes toxins.

You must provide clean food and water each day to remove residue and safeguard your pets against harmful bacteria.

Don’t allow young children to handle the animals. If they want to, they must be monitored so they won’t put them in their mouth.

If you are just purchasing reptiles, you need to ask the retailer of what animals can live together in one cage. Bear in mind that different species need different heat, light, space and food. Avoid putting incompatible reptiles together as it can only cause tragedy.


The Health and Safety of Your Reptiles in Summer


Ensure that the lines of communication between you and your retailer are open. Make sure that you only deal with educated retailers. In this way, you can avoid becoming an impulsive buyer the may affect how you care for the reptiles.

Before you buy reptiles as your pet, you should educate yourself about the health and safety of these animals. If you are breeding, ensure that you know the right breeding racks you need.

 If you need help in finding the most appropriate reptile breeding racks, call us today: 818-654-9441

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Reptile Enclosures Tips for Beginners

Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:12:29 PM America/Los_Angeles

Reptile enclosures are necessary for your pet reptiles. Unlike dogs and cats, reptiles require minimal care. Unfortunately, if you are uninformed on how to take care of these animals, you will surely make those basic mistakes. Some of these errors are costly.

In this post, let’s talk about essential reptile enclosures tips to ensure the health and safety of your reptiles.

The Size

Before you purchase reptile enclosures, make sure that you know your pet reptiles. In this way, you become aware of how large they can grow. Bear in mind that reptiles can grow four feet long while others can grow more than that.


Reptile Enclosures Tips for Beginners


For example, if you are purchasing a Burmese photon, you will need huge cages. If you don’t have enough space in your house, it is better to avoid such pet.

When it comes to cage size, you should avoid scrimping. Bear in mind that having a cage that’s too small can be stressful to your pet reptiles. At Painted Reptile, we always ask our clients what reptiles they have before we suggest a reptile enclosure.

To give your pets an adequate comfort, the cage should match the reptile’s length or size. If you are breeding or having snakes as pets, you should consider that snakes can grow quickly. Thus, it is vital to pick cages that are already big enough.

The reptiles

Some reptiles are docile while others are not. Thus, if you are a first-time reptile owner, make sure that you know what particular specimen you want to have and know how it can be handled as a pet. Since it is your first-time to make reptiles as pets, ensure that you choose the ones that can be handled easily.

Never choose a reptile that’s finicky eater. Instead, opt for the one with a hearty appetite. In this way, you don’t have to find exotic foods for it.


Reptile Enclosures Tips for Beginners

The hygiene

Some reptiles can spread salmonella and other diseases. Although the risks are subtle, you should play safe. It is especially true if you have kids or people in your house with compromised immune systems.

 Don’t just focus on the type of reptile enclosures your pet must have. Instead, get to know the reptile’s hygiene before you even purchase one.

 These tips are just basic advice. At Painted Reptile, we recommend our clients to read up or get to know the care and maintenance of the reptile they wish to have as a pet. Conducting basic research can prevent aggravation in the future.

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Chameleons are Colorful and in Demand

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:46:28 PM America/Los_Angeles

When people think of reptiles for pets, they immediately consider crested geckos or snakes. But they are not the only reptiles for pets that you can find at Painted Reptile and other reptile shops. Chameleon, for one, is one of the most popular species in the reptile family.

 Although chameleons grow in popularity, consumers have some misconceptions about them. When you overcome those mistakes, however, you would find that they are friendly.


Chameleons are Colorful and in Demand


 Chameleons belong to the Chamaeleonidae family. This family has approximately 200 species across all continents in the eastern hemisphere. They are known for their zygodactylous feet and long sticky tongues.

 The most common type of chameleons in the pet trade is the Panther type.

 Caring for chameleons may vary from one species to another. However, most of them can survive in a humid environment with enough airflow. Cages for this type of reptile usually have mesh sides, instead of the glass ones. In this way, the reptiles will have better airflow and circulation.

Are chameleons aggressive?

This is one of the misconceptions that must be corrected. Chameleons hiss as part of their defense mechanisms. If they could sense that you are an intruder, they immediately show their mouth, or they may bite you.

 Captive chameleons demonstrate that genetic trait. Once they have adapted to their environment, they could change such habit.

 For that reason, it is best to know how to make chameleon as a pet. Chameleons tend to dislike petting, which may lead to their aggressive reactions. If you are a first-time reptile owner, make sure that you know the emotional responses that are natural to these species.

 When it comes to their diet, chameleons can thrive on meal worms or wax worms. They also need food each day. Depending on the species, you can feed them once or twice a day. But they should have constant access to food. However, when they get older, you can feed them less often.


Chameleons are Colorful and in Demand


 Then, make sure that you also stock up on necessary supplements. they need them for their continual health. Even if they eat crickets, you still need to give them vitamins and minerals.

 Should you decide to own a chameleon as a pet, consider purchasing a cage and the animal. Some shops that sell reptiles for pets offer their chameleons for free when you buy an enclosure and its necessary caging elements.

 If you wish to know more about chameleons and other reptiles for pets, call us 818-654-9441. Our staff will be ready to assist and answer all questions about chameleons.

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Why You Need Stackable Reptile Cages

Monday, July 25, 2016 4:15:46 AM America/Los_Angeles

Having your own reptiles in your home can be a lot of fun for you. You get to see them each day and interact with them as they become part of your everyday life. Naturally you want to create as comfortable an environment as possible for your pets so you want to have just the right cages and enclosures for them so they feel safe and happy. If you are planning on having several or many different reptiles, you may find that you need to figure out the best way to house the different species that you have. Getting stackable reptile cages can be just what you are looking for to help you out.


Why You Need Stackable Reptile Cages

Make Better Use of Space

Having multiple tanks or cages for reptiles in your home is going to take up a lot of space pretty quickly. You need to make sure you have enough room so all of the animals can fit comfortably. You can run out of floor space right away with just a couple of different cages, so stackable reptile cages can be the ideal solution for you. You are able to place one cage on top of the other so that the cages take up only a limited amount of floor space as you go up. This allows you to create better living spaces for each animal and gives you the space you want so that you can have many different cages.

Finding the Best Source

Finding stackable cages can prove tricky for you depending on where you live. They are likely not something that your local pet store is going to keep in stock so you can just grab a few when you want them. Even the large pet store chains may not carry what you are looking for. Your best bet is to turn to a source online that specializes in reptile accessories so you can be sure to get just the types of cages you are looking for. You can then have them delivered right to your door without any fuss at all.


Why You Need Stackable Reptile Cages


Stackable reptile cages are going to be the ideal solution for you for housing your reptiles. You will find a great selection of cages and other reptile accessories from the Painted Reptile when you go to They have the assortment you are looking for and can help answer any questions you may have about hat will be best for your home.

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Why It’s Okay to Ship Live Reptiles to Your Home

Monday, July 18, 2016 4:15:36 AM America/Los_Angeles

If you have a real love and interest in reptiles then you likely want to have some different animals of your own in your home. This may go beyond just getting the typical tree frog, snake or turtle that you may find in a lot of local pet stores. The problem is that you may not have a good source for getting the reptiles that you really want the most. You may have seen them advertised online at different stores, but you have always questioned just how you would get them. You may wonder if it is okay to ship live reptiles to your home and the answer is yes, if you order from a place you can trust.


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Ordering Reptiles Online

There are a number of different pet stores and services where you can buy live reptiles online, but you do want to be careful about where you order from. Make sure you do some investigation on the place you are ordering from first so you can be sure they are coming from a reliable source that is going to send healthy animals. Once you find a place you can trust, check over what their shipping policies are regarding how they ship live reptiles so you can be sure it is something you are comfortable with. You may find that the shipping costs may be a little higher but that is to be expected since the animals need to be sent overnight to you to make sure they get there safely.

Examine Refund Policies

Even under the best shipping circumstances, things can still happen when you are dealing with live animals, so it is important that you are aware of all of the policies from the establishment you are ordering from. Ask what the policies are if the reptiles arrive injured or sick so you know just what to do in case this does happen. Most reputable stores have policies covering accidents of this nature, but you want to know about them before you order anything just in case you are investing a lot of money only to find out you have no recourse if the reptile arrives sick or injured.


Ship Live Reptiles to Your Home

You want to be sure you find a place you can trust that will ship live reptiles to you. Check out what the Painted Reptile has available at so you can see what can be sold and what your options are so you can have a good place to get the reptiles you want.

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Finding the Right Lighting for Reptiles

Thursday, May 12, 2016 3:56:37 AM America/Los_Angeles

When you own a pet like an iguana, snake, turtle, frog or other lizard or amphibian, the cage that you have is not the only important part in having the right environment for your pet. Reptiles need particular light sources in their lives to really be happy and to thrive so you want to make sure that whatever type of cage or setup you have has the appropriate lighting to go along with it. Without proper lighting, reptiles can experience a variety of health problems and disorders that can cause problems for your pet. You want to take the time to find the right lighting for reptiles so you can be sure that your pet is safe and comfortable.

Different Lighting for Different Species

Not every type of reptile is going to thrive in the exact same type of lighting. In fact, lighting for reptiles in captivity is determined primarily by the basic characteristics that the reptiles live by when they are out in the wild. You want to create an environment that closely mimics the one where your reptile might typically live, including the amount of light and dark hours they experience in the wild. This means you want to get a light source that can provide you with the optimum amount of light, can be put on a timer or is adjustable, and, depending on the reptile you have, can act as q quality heat source if that is what your pet needs.

Finding the Right Lighting for Reptiles


Locating a Source

Finding a place to buy the lighting in your own area can be a challenge for you, particularly if you live in an area that may not have access to a pet store that might carry reptile supplies. Luckily you can turn to using the Internet as your source for the materials you need. There are stores that offer only reptile supplies and have a variety of different lighting options available to you so you can be sure you can get just what you need and have it delivered right to your home.

Take the time to learn as much about your reptile before you get one and set up a cage so you can be sure you have everything you need, including the proper lighting. With everything in place, your reptile will be able to live a happy and healthy life with you in your home.

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