Parker Exotic Pets(credit: Parker Exotic Pets)
When people think “pets,” they are typically referring to dogs, cats, hamsters and other fluffy creatures, but many pet owners actually love and care for reptiles. For pet owners who prefer turtles, lizards, snakes and other reptiles, finding pet stores that carry a good selection of equipment can be tricky, but there are shops in town that cater to them. If you’re looking for supplies, toys and more for your reptilian friend, add the following stores to your list.
Scales ‘n’ Tails
2099 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214
(303) 462-0039

A pet shop that specializes in equipment for reptiles, Scales ‘n’ Tails has an excellent selection of merchandise and a staff that understands your needs. Offering everything you need to keep your pet happy and healthy, this shop is a must visit for all of your needs. Whether you’re in need of a feeder, a light, a snake sweater or anything else for your exotic reptile, you will find it here. With three metro area locations, the shop is accessible from anywhere, and its selection is better than what you’ll find in more traditional pet stores.

Feeder Frenzy Reptiles
6790 Sheridan Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
(303) 657-2757

Anyone who is looking for a new reptilian pet or who needs supplies for one they already own will love this store, which specializes in gear for reptiles. The shop has separate sections for reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, and the employees will guide you to anything you need. They can help you choose a new pet or select habitats and other necessities like food. If you’re interested in an exotic pet, such as a turtle or a gecko, stop in to peruse the selection and stock up on the gear you need to make your new friend feel at home.

Parker Exotic Pets
10449 S. Parker Road
Parker, CO 80134
(720) 851-1233

Exotic pet owners in the south metro area should stop by Parker Exotic Pets for food, habitat supplies and other necessities for their exotic pets. Along with food and habitats for reptiles, frogs and geckos, the shop also offers supplies for birds, guinea pigs and other animals. The shop has a good selection of accessories for reptilian habitats so your bud can have fun in their new home. It also has classes and other events for pet owners who want to be better informed on how to care for their pets.

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Pet World
7585 W. 10th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
(303) 237-4040

Pet World has been meeting the needs of Denver area pet owners since 1985, and it is dedicated to customer service and helping pet owners take great care of their pets. Its staff offers personal service, so if you have questions about how to care for your pet, they will all be answered. The shop carries supplies and food for reptiles, including crickets and feeder fish. It also carries terrariums, heat lamps, rocks and more. It also offers deals and discounts on occasion, so you can save a little money while stocking up on supplies.

Essential Pet
17920 Cottonwood Drive
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 805-5451

With premium pet supplies for furry and non-furry friends alike, Essential Pet will help you make your reptilian friend at home with terrariums, heat lamps and more. It also offers treats and food, so you can keep your reptile happy and fed. If you need advice about cleaning your pet’s habitat or how much and how often to feed it, you can ask the salespeople and they will walk you through pet care. They can even help you choose fun features to add to your pet’s home to make it more fun for them and more entertaining for you.

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