About us and our goals. Why education/ reptile health is our priority.
Not just a reptile breeder…
Why education and reptiles are so important:
After years of being in the pet care industry, we have come across one common problem seen when reptiles are people’s pets – lack of education. This was seen A LOT when while working at veterinary hospitals. It is incredibly important (life saving) to do ALL your research before purchasing ANY animal, but reptiles in particular. Unlike common furry pets, reptiles are cold-blooded and must thermoregulate to sustain proper body temperatures. You as their care taker are responsible for that animals well-being. Unlike cats or dogs, reptiles have additional requirements essential to their health such as humidity, temperature, substrate, enclosures, furnishing and lighting requirements. Then there’s the obvious factors such as food and water. If you are going to acquire a scaly friend, as their care taker you are essentially providing life for your reptiles in the sense of creating the proper environment and supplying food, water, and vitamins for that reptile. And one last thing, information is always changing, keep up on your research.
Okay, so you think you’re up for the rewarding challenge? Great! Start with reliable resources of education on how to care for a specific species you’re interested in. Remember, look around, there are many sources on the internet that provide inadequate information that could harm your pet. B.C.’s Secret Reptiles still and always will research more tips and tricks on reptile care as the information is always changing. Our website’s goal is to be a reliable up-to-date source of reptile care/education.
Please contact us with any care questions if it’s not listed on our website, we are likely working on a blog article that may answer your questions!
B.C.’s Secret Reptiles number one priority is the health/happiness of our animals. We provide generously sized enclosures with a natural decor to mimic the natural environment (includes live plants in every reptiles enclosure) that each species originates from. It’s like a piece of the rain forest inside an indoor setting.
*Never will we keep our reptiles stacked in plastic containers on shelves*
We care and raise many rare and endangered species with a long-term goal that there will be enough of the species circulating in the reptile trade there will no longer be a need to import these animals from the wild. It is essential with these endangered species that their husbandry and care is precise.
Our priority is our animals health and all around well-being. We hope to educate people about how incredible each of these species are and what is needed for a reptile to thrive. Our goal is to eventually produce enough of the rare species we work with in captivity so there will be enough captive bred animals in the reptile trade available that these species will no longer have the need to be taken from the wild. As well as to provide education and awareness about the species we work with. We provide naturalistic enclosures for all of our animals.
Kelsey is the founder of B.C.’s Secret Reptiles, coordinator of sales, digital media (website design/content, business cards, banners, ads), social media presence, and public events.
I acquired my first gecko in 2008. Years later after getting some essential experience under my belt, I now care and raise several advanced/endangered species. My key interests in keeping reptiles are their enclosure designs (habitats that mimic the wild), the unique personalities each critter has, little quirks and the privilege to learn something about them almost everyday. I have worked at an animal hospital for +3 years and enjoyed learning a few extra key details about reptiles health. My goal is for every animal to thrive in my care and educate pet owners in particular about what it takes to care for reptiles properly. As well as to increase numbers of rare/endangered species to be more available for experienced care takers in the reptile trade so that these species will no longer be imported from the wild.