Painted Reptile’s Weekly YouTube Blog

Painted Reptile is a Los Angeles based exotic animal pet store focusing on the world of reptiles, amphibians and insects.  Located in the San Fernando Valley, we have one of the largest display rooms on our side of Los Angeles. We work hard to keep the exotic side of the pet world alive and thriving by bringing you the greatest prices and latest in supplies.  We carry all the biggest and newest brands, and we stock over 1000 different items.  We carry feeders, incubators, hooks, tongs, books, cages, substrate, lighting, cage decor, rocks and more.


Here at the Painted Reptile we also have fun on the social networking platforms. Bringing you sales, deals, games and updates from around the shop.  We are often shooting YouTube videos and pictures throughout the day to show everyone our experiences around Painted Reptile. In case you don’t have a chance to visit our YouTube channels or surf all of our social networking sites, we have created this weekly blog to help brings the videos right to you.





In the video we a have a red tailed boa eating a mouse.  In captivity mice and rats are the most common source of food for snakes, but in the wild the red tailed boa will eat anything from small mammals to eggs.  As seen in the video the boa can open its mouth wide enough to fit the mouse into it.  Snakes can do this because their lower jaw is connected by an elastic ligament that allows them to open their mouth really wide.



Boa Eating CLOSE-UP!!





Here we have a giant plated lizard being fed super worms.  In captivity they can eat an assortment of insects such as roaches, crickets, meal worms, and horned worms.  In the wild they’ll move around foraging for hidden food.



Giant Plated Lizard Tweezer Feeding





Red foot tortoises are primarily herbivores, but they are known for also eating small amounts of meat in the wild.  In the video the baby red foot is munching on a banana, but it also has lettuce available when it finishes the banana.  Since tortoises don’t have teeth and can’t chew on their food, they’ll use their beak-like mouth and take chunks from their food and swallow it.


Baby Red Foot Tortoise Eating


Thanks for watching all of our videos and supporting the Painted Reptile. Be sure to call our retail store (818) 654-9441 or go to https://www.paintedreptile.com for animals for sale, all the supplies you could ever need and more. Be sure to follow us on all our social networking sites!








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Be sure to check in next week to see videos of our monkey tailed skinks and the latest creature features.

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