When we first equipped our facility, our over-riding thought was, and continues to be, “nothing’s too good.” And from the equipment and supplies we choose, to our daily practices, we’ve been tireless in our efforts to provide the most pristine surroundings for our animals. We’ve taken pains to acquire reptiles of superior genetics and not unlike cherished pets, we truly believe that they deserve the best!
To that end, cleanliness, nutrition and perfect conditions are the order of the day at The Urban Reptile. So you can be completely assured that since its hatch, your premium reptile has enjoyed a healthy stress-free existence.
Our facility is approximately 8000 square feet and houses our entire reptile collection and rodent breeding operation. Please take a moment to have a virtual browse through our facility.
Here is a typical adult gecko. All of our adults are housed using this arrangement. Each unit is heated from the back and controlled by a digital thermostat. This setup ensures a perfect heat gradient, which is essential to the wellbeing of our geckos.
The interior of a typical Leopard Gecko or African Fat-Tailed Gecko adult unit. Since we’re a little fanatical about cleanliness, we choose to use a paper substrate. This allows for efficient and easy cleaning. Each unit is equipped with a dish for fresh water and one for calcium. Also included is a shoebox, which acts as a nesting area. We designate only one gecko per unit and our animals thrive within this peaceful environment.
Terrestrial gecko offspring such as Leopard Geckos and African Fat-Tailed Geckos are raised within our hatchling rack systems. Like the adult racks, they are heated at the back and controlled by a digital thermostat. Our babies flourish within these units.
This is a peak inside a typical Leopard Gecko or African Fat-Tailed Gecko baby enclosure. The hatchling starts the first 10 days on moist paper towel then once they’ve shed we switch them onto paper. We provide a hide shelter a dish for fresh water and a calcium dish so the baby is able to supplement themselves.
Here at The Urban Reptile we are fanatical about cleanliness so since our building has two levels it was necessary to have two cleaning stations. James is seen working at the lower station while Kurt is manning the upper one.
We use large 36 inch deep racking systems as seen in the photo to house all of our adult female ball pythons. Each rack unit is heated from the back and controlled by a digital thermostat.
Shredded Aspen is our substrate of choice for all of our ball pythons. We change it weekly and provide fresh water regularly. This ensures an exceptionally healthy and clean environment.
All of our baby ball pythons are housed in a hatchling rack system. Similar to the adult racks, they are heated at the back and controlled by a digital thermostat. Our babies flourish within these units.
Here is a look inside our typical baby ball python set-up. They are maintained on shredded Aspen, which is changed weekly and offered fresh water regularly. Our set-ups provide our babies with a pristine and healthy setting. Our babies flourish within these set-ups.
We use screened enclosures for all of our adult Crested Geckos. They allow for great ventilation and easy access for maintenance and feeding.
Our set-ups are simple and very functional. This way we are able to keep every enclosure virtually spotless. This guarantees a healthy environment that they can thrive in.
All of our baby crested geckos are housed within a community environment in these large tubs. The tubs are all screen on top, which allows for terrific airflow.
Here’s a peak inside a baby crested gecko set-up. Each tub is furnished with a paper towel substrate, artificial foliage and plastic egg crate. This minimalistic type set-up enables us to keep each enclosure perfectly clean. Our babies flourish in these set-ups.
Here is our incubation room.This is one of the most exciting areas of our facility and during hatching season this area is buzzing with activity.
We have a large boa colony so it was important for us to be very space efficient and as a result we use large racking systems to house all of our adults. We find this not only space efficient but also very easy to maintain.
Here’s a look inside one of our typical boa set-ups. We use shredded aspen as a substrate for all of our boas. This allows us to change it regularly and ensures an exceptionally clean and healthy environment. They love it!
All of our baby boas are maintained in a hatchling rack system. Similar to all the other baby racks, they are heated at the back and controlled by a digital thermostat. Our babies thrive within these units.
Here’s a look inside our typical baby boa set-up. They are maintained on shredded Aspen, which is changed weekly and offered fresh water regularly. Our set-ups provide our babies with a pristine and healthy setting. Although it is very simple our babies love this set-up and thrive in them.
With the amount of shipping we do it’s necessary to have a dedicated shipping area because when comes to shipping live animals, there’s no room for error. To ensure a safe and comfortable environment during their trip, our reptiles are sent to you ‘first class’ using premium shipping products.
Here’s where we hold our meetings, break bread and share some laughs.
With having to care for so many animals here at The Urban Reptile we don’t often get a chance to go out for lunch so it’s handy having a kitchen.
This is where we run the business aspect of our company answering emails, phone calls, processing orders and arranging shipments.
It seems we are always cleaning so as to maintain a pristine facility. This disciplined cleaning practice is mandatory here at The Urban Reptile.