If you are in the market for a scaly friend or need reptile advice, then be sure to slither your way through this guide to the top exotic pet spots in Los Angeles.
Hours: Mon to Fri 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;
Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Amazon Reptile Center in Montclair has been delivering excellence and integrity since 1999. In addition to a friendly and clean shop, they operate a mail-order business. The stock is healthy and mite free. Customers praise Amazon’s follow through and quality control.
Scales 'n' Tails
Hours: Mon to Fri 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The staff at Scales ‘n’ Tails is known for being extremely helpful and informative. They supply a solid selection of healthy reptiles and fish. Additionally, the excellent prices, make this highly recommended shop perfect for your scaly needs.
Hours: Tues to Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Mon- closed
Reptile Finders offers a large variety of animals, food and supplies. Special orders are welcome and they do private parties and birthdays. So if you are looking for a knowledgeable staff, great prices and a variety of animals Reptile Finders is your spot.
Fri 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The variety of exotic fish, coral, and reptiles at Medusa LA is unparalleled. They have jellyfish and pregnant seahorses to admire. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to take the time to answer questions and offer advice.
Allan's Aquarium & Pet Center
Hours: Mon to Fri 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Allan’s Aquarium & Pet Center is your one stop shop for all your pets needs. Specializing in aquarium and fish items, they also sell a variety of reptiles and supplies. It’s a family run business, meaning the prices are fair and the staff is knowledgeable.
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