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   

Peach Throat Monitor (Varanus jobiensis)



Additional Info:    ID#0265 Feeding on rat pinkies



Brief Care Notes:   The peach throat monitor is native to New Guinea and some of the smaller islands nearby. This species of Varanus is terrestrial but does spend a lot of its time in trees along riverbanks. Peach throats are not known to be very tame but with proper care and handling methods its can be achieved. When setting up an enclosure make sure to give plenty of climbing options and hiding spots to make your peach throat feel more comfortable.


Featured Animal #2

Yellow Monitor (Varanus melinus)



Additional Info:    ID#10323 Feeding on rat pinkies



Brief Care Notes:   The yellow monitor is a medium sized monitor growing to be about 4 feet. This species is primarily terrestrial due to the fact that it has shorter toes making it more difficult to climb. They are a bit shy and tend to flee rather than bite for the most part.




Featured Animal #3   

Mangrove Monitor (Varanus indicus)




Additional Info:    ID#10053 Feeding on large mice



Brief Care Notes: The mangrove monitor is primarily found in warm, humid areas in the trees along rivers and streams. In captivity the enclosure should resemble its natural habitat with lots of branches, high humidity and a large water dish for swimming and soaking.


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

 Zoo Med PowerSun UV

 100 watt : $62.99


The PowerSun UV is a self-ballasted mercury vapor lamp which emits UVA, UVB and heat all in one lamp! Fits into a standard ceramic socket. (No ballast needed.) The 160 Watt projects UVB up to several feet from the lamps surface and is ideal for large terrariums or bird aviaries. Features include quality nickel plated threads to prevent corrosion, and a full one year warranty!

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If you are looking for new cages for reptiles and amphibians, check out our huge selection today! We also stock tons of local and brand name reptile supplies for sale, including beautiful water/food bowls, awesome looking hide spots or cage decor, different size wood branches and even waterfalls and backgrounds for your reptile cage!

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!

We always have lots of amazing animals at the Painted Reptile.  Be sure to check us our at https://www.paintedreptile.com for even more animals that we have for sale, along with all the supplies you could ever need.  Here are some links to many of the other supplies we have for sale.


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