Store of the Month – March 2022

Exotic Tropical Pet World

1716 W Hackberry Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501


Store Hours:
Monday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm


Sister duo Marlen and Diana opened Exotic Tropical Pet World in McAllen Texas with a goal to better their community. Their hearts were touched by autistic children in the Rio Grande Valley, so they regularly attend local school autism awareness events with animals in tow, and try to give autistic children job training and experience. They also work with The Bloom Projects that aids and supports orphans in the community. They help introduce these children to animals and their care.

Exotic Tropical Pet World seems to do it all, because in addition to pouring themselves into the community, they manage a full line pet store that has high quality, large variety animals in all categories. They regularly have rare freshwater and saltwater fish, birds, and small mammals in store, full line dog and cat supplies, and a huge reptile room with species like monkey tail skinks, blue tree monitors, rare ball python morphs, tegus, chameleons, invertebrates, salamanders, tokay geckos, and more.

If you’d like to host a party at their store, they have an entire room devoted to birthday bashes, and they’ll include an educational talk with animals for the event. They also have an in-store pet wash with several stations that include shampoo, towels, and dryers. In every category their mission is evident, “bringing people and pets together and to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible.”

If you’re ever in McAllen, Texas, make sure you visit this amazing store!