Painted Reptile Weekly Animal 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 strive to bring customers the highest quality animals and products.  At Painted Reptile we offer beautiful reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and occasionally mammals.  With everything from beginner level reptiles to the latest in high-end reptile morphs.  This blog article is to feature 3 amazing animals that are for sale for the week. If you see anything you are interested in do not hesitate to call our retail facility (818) 654-9441 for questions.


Featured Animal #1   

 Chinese Cave Gecko    (Goniurosaurus luii)



Additional Info:    ID#10131 Feeding on small crickets and variety of worms



Brief Care Notes:   An adult of this species can grow to about 8 or 9 inches in length and have a similar body structure to a leopard gecko but is a bit slimmer.

These geckos require high humidity from 60% to 80% and temperatures from 75 on the cool side and 83 on the hotter side. They do not require light as they are a cave dwelling nocturnal species.



Featured Animal #2

Leopard Gecko     (Eublepharis macularius)  $34.99


Additional Info:    ID#10252 Feeding on small crickets and variety of worms



Brief Care Notes:  The Leopard Gecko is a ground dwelling species that is found in the highlands of Asia and throughout Afghanistan, to parts of northern India. This species also has the benefit of moveable eyelids unlike most species. The care for these geckos are fairly basic only requiring a under tank heating pad and low wattage light for viewing, the hide box temperature should be between 86 and 90 with an ambient air temperature above 73 degrees.


Featured Animal #3   

Tibetan Frog Eyed Gecko     (Teratoscincus roborowskii)  $44.99



Additional Info:    ID#9076 Feeding on small crickets and variety of worms



Brief Care Notes:  The frog eyed gecko or wonder gecko is found in rocky scrublands or hot sandy deserts. The captive life span for these little guys are between 12 and 20 years with proper care. This species is a bit fragile compared to other geckos due to its very thin and delicate skin which can be torn when improper handling.


All of the animals above need lots of love and care but also have many different products that can be used to help care for them. Here is a featured product that all three of the above animals can use.



Feature Product

Exo Terra Reptile Den       $16.99


  • Terrarium Tunnel System
  • Unique “through the glass” magnetic rock formation
  • Allows monitoring without disturbing the animals
  • Insulated to create a colder burrow (Like in nature!)
  • Perfect nesting site for various species
  • Eliminates stress while observing

Size: 7.5 x 5 x 4″

Just add some unique looking food and water bowls, then put in a little cage decor, and some of our beautiful hide spots, and your terrarium will be all set! If your animal needs extra heating or lighting, make sure you are using the appropriate materials.

Need a new pet to keep you company? Check out our huge selection of reptiles, amphibians and more!

BUY MORE AND SAVE! With The Painted Reptile’s EXCLUSIVE tier pricing system, you can save money as you increase the quantity of the item!

Can’t find something you’re looking for? We probably can! Call Us to see if we can help!

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