Reptiles and Amphibians
At House of Reptiles we specialize in reptile and amphibian care. The owner and staff have over 70 years combined experience in the care of these exotic animals. At our store we have over 200 animals representing more than 100 different species (see Store Animals) of lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and invertebrates (tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes and cockroaches). Besides having the largest selection of animals and products available in our area, our customers also enjoy seeing our display animals – like “Lilith” (our 14′ Burmese python), “Dziko” (our adult female leopard tortoise), “Pago” and “Priscilla” (our adult pair of Argentine black and white tegus), and “Rex” (our 12′ reticulated python).
Reptile, Amphibian and Invertebrate Care
We have a full library of books for sale, care sheets for over 200 different species of animals that are free for our customers, as well as a number of other free information sheets including:
- Calcium and Phosphorous Content of Common Vegetables and Fruits
- Dealing With Your Pet Snake‘s Aggressive Behavior
- Feeder Animals and Nutritional Comparisons
- One Snake Per Cage Is Better
- Toxic/Edible Plant List
- How To Find Your Missing Snake
- Using Frozen/Thawed Versus Live Rodents as Reptile Food
- Getting Your Pet Snake to Start Eating
- Feeder Invertebrate Care
We will sex snakes, cut turtle and lizard toe-nails and file turtle beaks for our customers. We keep and maintain a current list of veterinarians in the Portland area who specialize in reptile and amphibian care, and we offer several health-care remedies used by herpetoculturists to treat a variety of conditions. We maintain a wide selection of “feeder” animals including five sizes of crickets, two sizes of mealworms, superworms, waxworms, hissing cockroaches, live mice (all sizes), and frozen vertebrates (mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, soft fur rats, chicks, guinea pigs and rabbits).
We place a large emphasis on the proper care and feeding of these animals. Too many pet stores see reptiles and amphibians as just another revenue stream, and offer these animals without adequate (or accurate) care information. These stores are too often staffed by people who’ve never kept herps and who’ve received little, if any, training in the care of herps. Part of the reason we started the store in the first place was because we believed that it could be done properly.
Snakes, Lizards, and more
We are constantly striving to provide the largest selection of products that are the best available for keeping these kinds of animals healthy and content. We keep the store animals in the kinds of set-ups that customers will use in their homes, instead of the large commercial rack systems that other stores use. That way people can see exactly what we are talking about when we describe critical aspects of care to them. Since we have our own personal collections of reptiles and have successfully bred many different species of snakes and lizards, we have the expertise that can only be acquired through many years of experience.
Our array of reasonably priced services includes:
- Live Animal Presentations: We make fun and educational reptile presentations to classrooms, birthday parties, libraries and other groups.
- Photo Shoots: We keep a wide range of animals that can be made available for professional photo shoots.
- House Calls: We make house calls to set up an enclosure or to troubleshoot problems with an animal’s environment.
In keeping with our commitment to education, we offer teachers a 10% discount on all animals and supplies that are used in the classroom.
The Venomous Reptile Museum
In February 2012, we opened our latest venture – the Venomous Reptile Museum. It is located in a portion of the retail store that we renovated to house it and began with around 20 animals and have added several since then. For a more complete description of the museum and listing of animals, you can check out the link on this website.
If you are shopping for gifts, we also have a wide selection of reptile and amphibian related books, DVDs, t-shirts, posters, mugs, toys, greeting cards and candy that any herp enthusiast would love to receive!
House of Reptiles is located at 11507 S.W. Pacific Highway in Tigard, Oregon (just off I-5 at the 99W/Tigard exit, exit #294).
Our phone number is (503) 722-1992.
We are open:
- Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm
- Saturday from 10am to 6pm
- Sunday from noon to 5pm
Come see why we are the #1 reptile and amphibian store in the Pacific Northwest.