More compact and energy efficient,
but still packs a powerful, focused
heat and light punch.
Starting their life as an egg, these animals go through a metamorphosis as a larval juvenile to their adult form. Access to high humidity and moisture is a key when keeping any amphibian.
These reptiles come from all over the world, in all habitats and countries except Antarctica. They range in size from the smallest geckos in the world, dwarf gecko, to the largest lizards, the Komodo Dragon.
Living their lives without legs, these reptiles have adapted to be some of the most efficient predators that have ever existed. They are able to see heat given off by their prey, eat it whole, and are able to move up to 12 mph!
These shelled reptiles date back millions of years. They can be found in oceans, deserts, forests, and lakes around the world. With some species able to live up to 250 years, these amazing animals are a lifelong pet.
Many reptiles need terrarium décor that enables them to act on their instincts to bask. Basking in heat and light is important for their health, as it regulates the synthesis of vitamin D that allows them to absorb and metabolize calcium.
These goofy lizards have stout bodies, short legs, large heads and a ton of personality. With a lifespan of about 15-20 years, they are easy to keep in your home and bond well with their keepers.
While many people keep reptiles and amphibians as pets, there is an entirely different world available to those who enjoy these awesome creatures – the world of field herping.
In the Zilla Lab, we work with reptiles and amphibians from around the world. From common pets such as Leopard Geckos and Corn Snakes, to some of the most threatened species in the wild, like the Borneo Earless Monitor.