Store of the Month
Reptile Island (Rancho location)
930 Haven Ave. unit 101
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Facebook handle: ReptileIslandRC
Reptile Island (Yorba location)
3960 Prospect Ave. Unit S.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Facebook handle: ReptileIslandYL
Reptile Island (Stanton location)
7157 Katella Ave.
Stanton, CA 90680
Facebook handle: ReptileIsland
|Monday:||11:00am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday:||11:00am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday:||11:00am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday:||11:00am - 7:00pm|
|Friday:||11:00am - 7:00pm|
|Saturday:||10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm (Stanton Location)
|Sunday:||11:00am - 5:00pm|
11:00am - 7:00pm (Stanton Location)
When you think of reptile specialty retail stores, look no further than the hot bed of reptile specialty shops located in Southern, CA. Reptile Island has been around since 1994 making it one of the oldest reptile only specialty shops in CA and the US.
Chris Giacoletti grew up around reptiles his whole life raising and breeding a variety of snakes, lizards, amphibians, tortoises and a turtles. Handling Burmese pythons, alligators, and lots of other reptiles was normal for him as a toddler; little did he know that he would build a lifelong career from his hobby. Chris along with his father, who was a herpetologist, opened the first Reptile Island located in Rancho Cucamonga when Chris was 22 years old.
After 6 months of operation Chris’s father decided to took a back seat and let his son take over the family business. Reptile Island now has 3 locations to serve you. Reptile Island, Yorba Linda- opened July 1997, and Reptile Island, Stanton- followed in March of 2011.
Chris and his 14+ reptile specialist who work between the 3 locations pride themselves in providing the best husbandry practices for all reptile hobbyists. “We truly care about the animals and our customers.” “There have been many times that we have had to turn down sales due to improper lighting/heating or set-ups for the animals.”
Every Reptile Island location has its own niche. Reptile Island, Rancho Cucamonga location has the largest selection of tortoises to choose from. Yorba Linda location has the largest variety of snakes to choose from with over 250 on hand at all times. Stanton location has the largest selection of amphibians and water turtles. You’ll find the perfect reptile companion that you’re looking for at one of the 3 Reptile Island locations. Reptile Island specialists will provide you with great knowledge and support, and always use and recommend Zoo Med products.
How do you define success as a small business specialty shop owner? “Being able to compete in an internet/online shopping age and keep my doors open.” How are you going to continue to do so? “By continuing to learn as much as I can about reptiles, hiring great employees, and most importantly by partnering up with companies like Zoo Med. As a Zoo Med Preferred dealer you’ll find everything you need to keep your snake, lizard, tortoise, turtle, arachnid and amphibian happy for many years. Make sure to stop by and visit one of the 3 Reptile Island locations.