B.T.J.’s Jungle of West Islip, New York – your one-stop pet shop – offers a fantastic mixture of reptiles. Some of our featured creatures include snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders and lizards such as geckos, bearded dragons and iguanas are.
Whether you are considering adding a reptile to your family or looking for supplies for your favorite reptile, B.T.J.’s Jungle is the place to go.
Our staff is also filled with reptile and amphibian experts. They can help you if a reptile or amphibian is the right pet for your family. They can also help you decide on which reptiles or amphibians (such as frogs or salamanders) are best kept as pets.
Facts about Reptiles
B.T.J.’s experts can also provide some fun facts about the reptiles and amphibians at our Long Island pet store. Some of these fun facts include the following:
There are more than 8,000 species of reptiles in the world, and they live everywhere except for Antarctica.
Reptiles are the oldest types of animals on Earth.
Reptiles generally also live for a very long time, with some living as long as humans or even decades longer than humans.
A better way to describe reptiles than “cold-blooded” is ectothermic, which means they get their body heat from external sources.
Lizards and snakes their tongues out to capture scent particles in an effort to decipher the air around them and hunt for food.
Instead of slimy, reptiles’ skin is actually cool and dry because they don’t have sweat glands.
Bringing Reptiles Home
In addition, our experts can guide you through the process of setting your new pet up to be comfortable in your home.
First, you’ll, of course, need a comfortable, safe habitat for your reptile, one that will be big enough to house your new pet at its full adult size. Our staff will be able to help you decide on an appropriate size for the pet you choose. They will also direct you to the right type of reptile habitats for your particular reptile. We carry Zoo Med, Exo Terra and Zilla cages and terrariums.
Next, you’ll need supplies, such as heaters, lights and décor. These will help create an environment that’s as close to their natural habitat as possible, which is important for keeping them healthy and happy.
You can trust the staff at B.T.J.’s Jungle because they possess years of reptile and amphibian experience they can impart to you. They’ll help you select the best looking and, more importantly, safest supplies that will make your reptile’s habitat feel as natural as possible. B.T.J.’s Jungle offers supplies by Zoo Med, Jurassipet, Exo Terra, Zilla, Rep-Cal, Nature Zone and Repashy.
To keep your pets active, balanced and happy you’ll need to feed your pet a healthy diet. Our staff can outline the exact dietary needs of your reptile. We offer a wide range of healthy foods by such top rated brands as Repashy, Zilla, Exo Terra and Zoo Med.
Come down and speak to one of our experienced B.T.J.’s Jungle staff members at our store at 144 Sunrise Highway in West Islip. Or call with questions today at 631-587-8191. You could also contact us here on our website by filling out our easy online form.