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  • June 30, 2023

    Horseshoe Crabs: Beachy Ancient Miracles

      Anyone who has spent time on our beaches has probably seen a hideous-looking creature called the horseshoe crab. This bizarre-looking animal is one of the most successful, important and spectacular species of our marine life. I was taught to...

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  • June 22, 2023

    Fake News in the Animal Kingdom?

     Some animals conjure up negative emotions at the mere mention of their name. They are victims. That old Jim Stafford song “I don’t like spiders and snakes” was a hit for a reason! These adverse feelings are mostly derived from...

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  • June 22, 2023

    Summer tips for happy and healthy pets!

    Summer 2023! Tips for keeping your pets happy and healthy! It is finally officially summer! This usually means good news for cold blooded animals like Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates. However, we find that a lot of cold-blooded pet owners have...

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  • June 21, 2023

    All about Axolotls

    General Information Axolotls are a species of Salamander that originally come from Lakes Xochimilco and Chalco in Mexico City, Mexico, but are now exclusively bred in captivity and virtually extinct in the wild. Axolotls live their entire lives in water...

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  • May 1, 2023

    Turtle Time

    We get a ton of calls and questions about this very topic, especially this time of year. Some great info from Turtle Rescue of Long Island keep up the great work guys! Click here to read more from the Turtle...

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  • April 10, 2023

    Toad-ally their Island

     We Long Islanders have many   options on how to spend our   leisure time with a staggering   amount of concerts,   museums,  exhibits and   attractions close by. So many,   that sometimes the natural   beauty surrounding us takes a   back seat. Not for...

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  • March 8, 2023

    Ahhhh It's Spring!

    Are you hearing a high pitched sound out in your yard? Spring Peepers are the first sound of spring on Long Island!  A hardy welcome back to these tiny tiny amphibians for another year.   Spring! The thought of spring conjures up many sights,...

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  • February 6, 2023

    Castro, Jungle Bob's Cuban Rock Iguana

    Castro is a Cuban Rock Iguana Scientific Name : (Cyclura nubila) Location: Cuba Diet: Mainly vegetables, some fruit, and few insects for protein (Castro also enjoys pizza crust once in a while too ;) he’s spoiled) Maximum size: 4ft Life...

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  • January 3, 2023


    One of the most common issues our customers have surrounding young bearded dragons is “they won’t eat their greens!” As you can see…it is possible! The key to making Beardies excited for their greens (like the ~2month old babies here)...

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