I was walking through the Tracy Mall and noticed a new shop there, SHEDSKIN REPTILES. My curiosity got the better of me and I had to go inside. I was in for a surprise.. Rows of reptile tanks and some fantastic specimens on display and for Sale.
Now, I LOVE reptiles. I had 6 Terrapin Turtles growing up, Pegasus, Pegasus 2, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and of course Donatello! (Yes, the ninja turtles).. Haaha! Don't know about you, but I have always been a big fan of our reptile friends. I grew up with a lot of animals in our home at various times over 20 years, I've had a Squirrel, a Raven, a Sparrow, a Talking parrot, a Dog, a Cat, 6 turtles and Fish (over 3000 fish over 17 years). All in all, I grew up in a zoo..
Anyways, I digress... Back to Shedskin Reptiles!
So, I started talking to the Owner/Proprietor Jeff Porto, and apart from being a muscle car lover like me, I was impressed with the quality of his shop and the reptiles in it. Besides selling the reptiles as pets, Jeff also conducts Workshops and Learning Opportunities for Picnics, Schools, Private/Corporate parties, Kids events and also Festivals and Trade shows.
SHEDSKIN offers an exciting opportunity for kids to see, touch, and in many cases hold, animals they would typically only read about or see on TV. Safety and education about these wonderful animals is his first priority.
Awesome Shop, Awesome and very knowledgeable Proprietor (Jeff) and some fascinating and wonderful animals here. GO VISIT!! Jeff allowed me to take a few pictures, here they are..
Here are some Reptiles/animals he has for sale: (He has a few Tarantulas too)
Also, check out his website: