Sunday, July 1, 2012

Shedskin Reptiles : New pet shop in town!

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:


  1. Saw that shop last week with a friend.. great stuff. need to convince the wife to let me keep a bearded lizzie!

  2. Great place! FINALLY a reptile store in town! Man im so glad that Jeff opened this store and im very grateful to him :) Just need parents to convince my parents for a ball python:)))))

  3. horrible experience I never write a bad review...the shop is fine the animals look great but the service was horrible couldn't even begin to tell you how they insulted me...I couldn't even get the look away from the computer to get me a dozen crickets I know it's a small purchase regardless show some respect

  4. A day at the mall was never my idea of a fun time until Shedskin Reptiles came to town. Thanks to Jeff for opening this store. I always enjoy coming down with my kids to see what's new in the shop and I will be getting a corn snake or ball python from him. Also, looking forward to the show in Novemer. It will be awesome.

  5. Reptiles can be some of the coolest pets. I had a friend growing up that had a snake and two turtles. Sadly, the turtles weren't as big as the tortoises in your pictures. Specific species of tortoises can be some of the longest living animals on the planet. Thanks for your post!

  6. Well, it’s a nice one, I have been looking for. Thanks for sharing such informative stuff.
    fish & reptile pets