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Welcome to! I’m Brock, the proud founder and operator of this extensive resource hub since its inception in 1999. Here, we are deeply passionate about the fascinating world of exotic pets. From the mesmerizing slither of a snake to the delicate crawl of a tarantula; from the vibrant patterns of a chameleon to the playful antics of an axolotl—our heart beats for them all.

Our mission at extends far beyond just sharing our enthusiasm. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, accurate, and dependable information on a wide array of exotic pets including lizards, snakes, turtles, tarantulas, iguanas, scorpions, tegus, monitor lizards, Leopard Geckos, Crested Geckos, Salamanders, Frogs, Toads, Skinks, Chameleons, Axolotls, and even the world of invertebrate nutrition with species such as hermit crabs, dubia roaches, crickets, wax worms, super worms, crickets, and mealworms.

Our content, ranging from regional species overviews, meticulous care guides, health and breeding insights, habitat setups, to authentic product reviews, is crafted with two primary aims:

  1. Educate and Empower: We want to be the definitive source of information for both the seasoned exotic pet enthusiasts and those just embarking on this captivating journey. Our goal is to ensure that every caretaker, irrespective of their experience, can access precise and reliable data to ensure the best care possible for their unique pets.
  2. Promote Conservation: Beyond individual pet care, we have a broader vision. The marvel and beauty of these creatures are a testament to nature’s wonders. By highlighting their care, their habitats, and their conservation status, we aim to foster a community that’s informed, sensitive, and active in preserving these species and their natural environments.

We are always striving to enhance, expand, and elevate the content and resources we provide. Your feedback, questions, and insights are invaluable in this journey. I personally invite you to share your thoughts with us at [email protected].

Together, let’s celebrate the beauty and intrigue of exotic pets and work towards a world where they can thrive, both in our homes and in the wild.

The Team

Chief Editor – Rose Reinhard

Site Editor – Rose Reinhard

Rose Reinhard is a Thai-American animal lover from Chiang Mai, Thailand. She loves all animals, but has a huge passion for bearded dragons with cute hats on. She’s been a creative writer since she could speak and enjoys not eating animal products when possible.

Author – Emilio Brown

Writer – Emilio Brown

Emilio is a writer, researcher, and animal appreciator from California. Reptiles and amphibians are some of his favorite things to learn about. Writing and learning is his passion, as he enjoys spreading information about each animal that can be helpful for others.

Author – Edd Hodsdon

Writer – Edd Hodsdon

Edd Hodsdon is a freelance content writer based in the United Kingdom. He has a BA degree in Creative and Professional Writing and enjoys writing in the herping field. He has a particular interest in crested geckos and turtles. He loves seeking out local wildlife in the UK, including amphibians and reptiles.

Author – Aaron Thompson

Writer – Aaron Thompson

Aaron is a freelancer and novelist located in Easter US who loves to read, write, and constantly learn about new subjects. His love of reptiles and amphibians started when he was young. Like a little Dennis the Menace he was always catching turtles, snakes, frogs and lizards. Now he owns a pair of bearded dragons and when he’s not writing he’s spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Author – Kara Ketchum

Writer - Kara Ketchum
Writer – Kara Ketchum

Kara Ketchum is jack of all trades who has been involved in some form of the arts since childhood. Hailing from California, Kara has always had the privilege to enjoy a diverse landscape, spurring a love for nature. As an appreciator for the natural world, writing about animals is a chance to become a liaison for some of the smallest creatures among us. When Kara is not writing, they dabble in vegan cooking, holistic wellness, and the occasional wanderlust.

Author – Joseph Akinkunmi

Joseph Akinkunmi
Writer – Joseph Akinkunmi

Joseph is a content writer and strategist for B2B SaaS companies. He holds a BSc in Zoology and enjoys sharing his knowledge about pets and wildlife whenever he can.

Author – Onyinyechukwu Ofomata

Snaketracks - Onyinyechukwu Ofomata
Writer – Onyinyechukwu Ofomata

Onyinyechukwu is a Nigerian content and creative writer who is passionate about music, languages and learning. She appreciates and loves nature, hoping to educate others on how to conserve nature with the various resources at her disposal (and learn from them too!).

Site Manager – Brock Yates

Brock Yates next to creek
Site Manager – Brock Yates

Brock Yates has a passion for educating people about reptiles. He grew up with a variety of pets that he caught in the wild. Later on in life realising that the animals caught were not correctly cared for, he set to provide resources for everyone to have access to in an effort make it easier for people to provide good care to their pets.