Are you a reptile, amphibian and invertebrate enthusiast that is looking to expand your collection? Or perhaps you're a first-time exotic pet owner, eager to bring a unique friend into your home? Whatever the case may be, shopping for a reptile online can be an exciting and convenient way to find the perfect addition to your family. However, it's important to approach online reptile shopping with caution to ensure the safety and well-being of your future pet.
Research, Research, Research!
Before diving into the world of online exotic pet shopping, it's crucial to do your homework. Take the time to research your desired species, their care requirements, and their specific needs. Understanding the specific needs of the animal you're interested in will help you make an informed decision and ensure you can provide the proper care. Don’t be stressed! We have a full list of care sheets for the majority of the reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates that we offer on our site (click here to view).
Choosing a Seller that is Reputable & Available
When it comes to purchasing animals online, it's essential to choose a reputable seller. Look for sellers who have fair reviews and a track record of providing healthy animals. Also, Don't be afraid to ask questions! Good sellers will sell you a healthy animal, but GREAT sellers will be more than happy to answer any inquiries you may have with patience and expertise. A responsible seller will be transparent and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
At Imperial Reptiles & Exotics we put an emphasis on transparency in a variety of our blogs and various Social Media outlets. We write about our strict incoming treatments and quarantine procedures as well as our terms of service. This way we hold ourselves to a high standard to offer the best animals possible. We pride ourselves in our customer care.
Shipping Conditions & Prepping for Arrival
Shipping reptiles can be a delicate process, so it's crucial to consider the shipping conditions offered by the seller. However, D.O.A’s are very rare as stated in our blog that details our shipping protocols (click here). Before your reptile arrives, make sure you have everything prepared for its arrival. Set up the enclosure with the appropriate heating, lighting, and substrate. Creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for your new pet will help ease the transition and ensure its well-being.