You can pick from any of these animals to see during your live and interactive Virtual Presentation!
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Fur, Feathers and Spikes!
This is Cinnamon the Bare Tailed Woolly Opossum that was surrendered in early 2019. He is the only one of his kind in Canada right now and had a very rough time before he was surrendered to us. He is one of the most amazing animals in Mikes collection!
Tia is our oddly beautiful goffins cockatoo. We got her from rescue back in 2016 that got her from another rescue…The original rescue had her housed with MANY other cockatoos and there were some bully birds that plucked her head feathers off… She has grown a few back over the years but I think she will always look like this. We still lover her!
This is Simon the Chinchilla. He was surrendered in 2015 when his previous owner no longer had time for him. Now he lives with 4 other chinchillas and actually has a little family! Him and his daughter “Oops” usually go to all presentations.
This is Oops the Chinchilla. She is Simons daughter and got her name because she was an accident! Her dad was supposed to be neutered when he came in but he clearly was not! She is a great little chinchilla and will actually sit on your head for pictures!
This male hedgehog was surrendered in 2018 from a home that didn’t quite understand how to care for a hedgehog. He is a fairly friendly male and just needs a little convincing to come out of his ball.
This male hedgehog was surrendered in early 2019. His previous owners had him for a total of 2 weeks before realizing that not all hedgehogs are bundles of joy.. They then called us and asked if we could take this angry little guy.
This is Gretchen the salmon pink bird eating tarantula! Although she looks big and scary, she has helped hundreds of people overcome their fear of arachnids! She is a very gently little girl!
Rosey the rose hair tarantula is our back up tarantula for times when Gretchen isn’t available. She isn’t as big but many people love her colors more than our larger tarantula.
The amazing panther chameleon!! “Dot” was added to our education program in 2019 to help show some of the amazing adaptations that chameleons have to help them survive in the wild! These are one of Mike’s favorite animals.
This is Sparkles the crested gecko. We have many crested geckos but this one is our main presentation crestie and just happens to be Rainas pet gecko. She has raised this one up right from the egg!
Littlefoot is a female crested gecko that was surrendered in early 2019 after her owners were moving far away and couldn’t take her with them.
Charlie is our oldest crested gecko at about 13 years old! She was actually Mikes mom’s gecko until she had to move and couldn’t take her. Luckily, she has stayed in the family and is a very loving gecko despite missing her tail…
This adult male crested gecko has been with us since 2016. He is not the most social gecko in the world but is a very good sized, healthy crested gecko!
This beautiful leopard gecko was added to our education program to show just how different geckos can be from one another.
This blue tongue skink was surrendered in late 2019 after his owner decided he needed a better home with more attention. He is not the friendliest but we are working on him…
This is a very angry Knight Anole! He was a wild caught animal that we actually purchased from an expo after seeing his poor condition and need for a proper home.
This absolutely stunning uromastyx was surrendered in 2019 when his owner had to move to another country and couldn’t take him.
This beautiful little gecko will one day grow up to be one of the largest geckos in the world! Hopefully he doesn’t have the usual attitude that Tokay geckos have!
This is an Indian house gecko that was actual found by Canada Customs in Delta! He snuck in to a shipping container and actually made the trip all the way from India on a ship! He is EXTREMELY fast and I am very surprised that customs could actually catch him!
This little baby lizard is most likely a green ameiva. He was found by a lady in Vancouver after coming home from Mexico. He somehow hid in her backpack until they got home and then was chased around by their pet cat! Once they caught him the asked us to come and take him away!
This Asian water dragon was surrendered in mid 2019. His owner could not provide the proper enclosure for him as he grew larger. He is very shy but we are working on him!
Loki the lechianus gecko is one awesome gecko! They are the largest of the gecko species and are actually so large and clingy that younger children can’t hold them! Between their grip and their claws, they can be a little painful to hold!
This female gargoyle gecko was surrendered in 2015. Her owners moved away and could not take her with them.
This male gargoyle gecko was surrendered in 2013 along with his girlfriend. They were display animals at a local store but they moved and no longer had room for them.
This female gargoyle gecko was surrendered with our male gargoyle in 2012. They were display animals at a local store that could no longer keep them.
This is a normal bearded dragon that was surrendered in 2017 at 2 months of age. The reason you might ask? He was getting too large and scary for his owners… A little research goes a long way!
This angry looking animal is a Silkie or Scaleless bearded dragon. Yes…a bearded dragon…with no beard or spikes! Sadly, they are bred for this and have ongoing skin issues their entire life. As you can see by the toes, they can not shed properly and need to be constantly monitored and aided with their shedding. A great example of people taking things just a little too far with selective breeding. His name is Spike!
This is Diablo the Red Tegu. At about 4.5 feet long, he is the largest lizard we bring to presentations! He was surrendered to us after being used for some films. His previous owner does still “rent” him for films every so often.
This anery corn snake is one of a few corns we have for presentations. Corn snakes are one of the more commonly surrendered reptiles due to their popularity and cheap price.
This is Cuddles the baby albino boa. This is Rainas personal pet boa that she takes great care of! One day she will grow up to 9 feet long!
This is Emoji the pied ball python. He is probably the favorite ball python we take out. His name comes from the patterns on his body that resemble a face, horseshoe and a ghost face!
This “lesser bee” ball python is a very cool morph of ball python. He is a combination of a spider ball python and a lesser ball python. He was surrendered back in 2014 and has been part of our education program ever since.
This beautiful leucistic ball (Luke) came from a breeder as a baby. He had a large lump on his nose that the breeder didn’t want to have in his collection. We took him to the vet and it is just a lump of scar tissue that is slowly going away as he grows. You can see the dark spot on his nose in the picture.
This Albino ball python named Popcorn is one of our older ball pythons. He is about 20 years old now and was surrendered in 2016 by a breeder who no longer needed him and thought he would be a good addition to our education program.
This California kingsnake was kept as a pet for almost 3 years and then became less than social. After striking at his owners a few times they decided that he wasn’t the right pet for them.
Although he doesn’t go out to presentations as often as he used to, Deadpool, the blood python is still a very uniquely shaped snake. He is short, chubby and heavy! Although he may look like it, he is NOT overweight!
This beautiful creature is a Pueblan milk snake. His name is 2% (get it??). He was surrendered back in 2013 by a police officer that was relocated somewhere that didn’t have any pet stores for him to buy food at.
This is Raina holding Nebula our largest boa constrictor. Nebula is about 7.5 feet long and was actually found in a basement suite after her owners moved out and left her there in her enclosure! Not the most responsible way to part with your pet…
Turtles / Tortoises
This is a very shy Chinese golden thread turtle. Our aquatic turtles are mainly taken to school presentations. All of our aquatic turtles were surrendered over the years as they are a higher maintenance pet to own.
This is a very cool African “hinge” sideneck turtle. She was surrendered in 2012 with about 8 other turtles by a man who had about 50 turtles in his apartment and needed to downsize!
This amazing looking turtle is a snake neck turtle! He clearly can’t pull his head in to his shell and is a member of the sideneck turtle family.
This is Shorty one of our two Russian tortoises. He was surrendered way back in 2011 after his owner moved away to school and could no longer keep him. Although he is a tiny tortoise (about 5 inches) he is the biggest bully when put in with the larger ones! He will chase them around for hours trying beat them up!
This is Shelly the red foot tortoise. She is about 22 years old now but can still live to over 60 years of age! She was surrendered back in 2013.
These are our 3 sulcata tortoises. The smallest one is Tank (about 50lbs) and is our main presentation tortoise. The other two are Tor (in front and about 90lbs) and Turbo (walking away and about 110lbs) all 3 were surrenders due to their size.
This is Raina’s tortoise named Lucky. When he came in he was very close to death with vitamin deficiencies, very thin, lethargic and swollen eyes… Raina made sure she did his medications, drops and care every day until he was better! We are so proud of Raina for her dedication to this amazing animal!
This little red foot tortoise is one of two that were surrendered in early 2020 after his owner decided he was going to live in his van for a few years and obviously couldn’t take tortoise on his journey.
This little red foot tortoise is one of two that were surrendered in early 2020 after his owner decided he was going to live in his van for a few years and obviously couldn’t take tortoise on his journey. – Copy