Not everyone likes or can own cute and cuddly furry pets. Some prefer the mystique of reptiles while others find them more manageable if there are allergies in the house. If you have a reptile in your home and live in Las Vegas, check out these top shops.
Exotic Pets
2410 N. Decatur Blvd. #160
Las Vegas NV 89108
(702) 631-7387

Exotic Pets Las Vegas has an amazing variety of all sorts of critters that you just can’t find anywhere else. From kinkajou and hedgehogs, geckos to salamanders and chameleons, bearded dragons and monitors, lots of snakes and toads, frogs, arachnids and turtles, this place has it all and more! They always have new pets available, so if a less-than-furry friend is on your must-have list, check the website daily to see what’s new.

Pet Kingdom USA
2431 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 451-9123

Pet Kingdom caters both to more exotic pets and the traditional puppies, kittens and birds. They claim to have the largest selection of ferrets and ferret supplies, but also carry hedgehogs, sugar gliders and various other small animals such as mice, hamsters and arachnids. And of course, they also carry reptiles including snakes, tortoises and a variety of lizards. Their services include care for creatures: beak, nails and wings for birds; feeding, nails and sexing for reptiles; bathing and nails for primates and furry critters, plus more.

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Las Vegas Fish & Reptiles
7785 N. Durango, Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89131
(702) 483-3337

If you are looking for a new member of the family that is not necessarily cute, cuddly and furry, then this “liquid zoo” (aka aquarium) is the place to go! Not only do they carry a multitude of snakes, reptiles and fish of all kinds, but they also carry a variety of heating equipment for the cooler weather and feeding supplies and more. This may well be your one-stop shop for everything reptilian!

Wild Things
3768 E Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 272-4061

Wild Things is known for their reptiles, feeders and supplies. The pets are all healthy (according to reviews) and the staff is knowledgeable and very friendly, answering any question you may have. The store sells reptiles, amphibians, tropical birds, home decor, carvings, art, jewelry, animal skins, fossils, sea shells, cat trees and wind chimes and is growing as time goes on. It’s very highly recommended from folks who know what they are talking about, and as a relatively new business, it is the perfect place to start your own collection of exotic creatures and to buy supplies and even some unique gifts when the need arises.

629 N Stephanie St.
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 565-7333

This is obviously the home for everything reptilian plus salt and fresh-water fish. The selection of reptiles is most impressive: bearded dragons and uromastyx, rested geckos, chameleons, tortoises, monitors, pythons and boas, colubrids, turtles, amphibians, arachnids, all in stock. There is also pretty much every variety of fish you could imagine, from the more common angels, gouramis, mollies, guppies and betas to eels, sea horses, lion fish, puffers, stars, crabs and more. There’s even living coral for your tank! You’ll also find feeders of all kinds and all the supplies you could possibly desire.

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