Kasch's Kritters

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Mon. - Fri. 1pm - 8pm;Sat. 10am - 6pm;Sun. 11am - 6pm

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I stopped by yesterday and saw they had a pathetic range of pets. I want to report them. Their tanks are filthy, most of the water dishes were dry, there was a thick layer of dust on everything! There was a tank with two baby tortoises in

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I stopped by yesterday and saw they had a pathetic range of pets. I want to report them. Their tanks are filthy, most of the water dishes were dry, there was a thick layer of dust on everything! There was a tank with two baby tortoises in

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My fiancee has been going to Kasch's for about six years and me for just the last three. Bruce and his son are extremely knowledgeable. They have great prices and know a lot about every animal in there. We have gotten two snakes from

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My fiancee has been going to Kasch's for about six years and me for just the last three. Bruce and his son are extremely knowledgeable. They have great prices and know a lot about every animal in there. We have gotten two snakes from

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I have been going here for about 3 years almost all of my snakes camefrom there and are very healthy. As for the idiot who claims he and someone else were told to leave live prey in with a snake over nite that is total bs bruce sr and jr have awalys told me and other prople the exact opposite "never leave live prey in a tank woth a snake unattended" so it sounds to me like you messed up and left a rat in with your rea tail and are looking for someone to blame fkr you being an idiot. Yes the store could be cleaner but its not terrible and hey news flash reptile crap in their water it happens every day and i have seen them change water in enclousers as soon as its not busy in there. There is nothing wrong with expressing your opinion but at least have your facts stright before you write a review abot a bussiness!!!

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I have been going here for about 3 years almost all of my snakes camefrom there and are very healthy. As for the idiot who claims he and someone else were told to leave live prey in with a snake over nite that is total bs bruce sr and jr have awalys told me and other prople the exact opposite "never leave live prey in a tank woth a snake unattended" so it sounds to me like you messed up and left a rat in with your rea tail and are looking for someone to blame fkr you being an idiot. Yes the store could be cleaner but its not terrible and hey news flash reptile crap in their water it happens every day and i have seen them change water in enclousers as soon as its not busy in there. There is nothing wrong with expressing your opinion but at least have your facts stright before you write a review abot a bussiness!!!

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I'm not going to talk about the store so much as the questionable knowledge of the people at Kasch's Kritters.

I came across a Craigslist ad by someone trying to rehome their RTB because a good 3 inches of her tail had been eaten off by a rat. Being in his neighborhood, and being experience with RTB's, I gave the guy a ring and we agreed I'd take her and get her the help the owner couldn't afford to give her. When looking at this snake, she had two vertebrae exposed from the wound, obvious infection and necrosis was in the area of the wound, and she was exhibiting unusual behavior (random gaping and hissing). The wound is somewhere between 5 to 6 months old, she has a full stuck on shed as old as the wound, and she hasn't eaten since her tail was eaten. I asked the owner (who is young) if he did anything to treat the snake's injury. He said he talked to a guy at Kasch's Kritters, and he said to apply neosporin to the wound and to wrap it up, and to leave it wrapped up for a week. You don't have to be a vet to understand this will create a breeding ground for bacteria after 24 hours, even with the ointment on it. How the snake lost it's tail in the first place? The owner was told it's okay to throw in live food during the snake's shedding cycle by a staff from K's Kritters, and to leave the two animals unattended.

Before I went to pick up this snake, I was buying frozen rats for my own RTB (which I will no longer be doing, and I mentioned this incident to the guy there. He said he normally just tosses live rodents in with his snakes and leaves them overnight. He had a ball python that had the tip of his tail eaten off, but it healed over on it's own, though it's tail looked a bit funny after that.

So, here is a "professional" reptile keeper, giving terrible advice to this poor young man who was trusting of these people's information that caused this poor snake to suffer so much, much of the information that was compatible to what I heard myself from a staff member at the store. In desperation, the snake owner finally had to give up the snake he loved so much because he couldn't afford to care for it. Now, she will most likely have to have more of her tail amputated and grafted over, and be treated with some serious antibiotics.

Please, if you're thinking about getting a reptile, NEVER trust store employees' information alone, do the research and compare information you hear. You can go to http://calris.org and get advice by experienced keepers and you can compare your information to theirs and be a better reptile owner. California Reptile and Invertebrate Society is about the education of reptile and invert husbandry, care, breeding, and general knowledge. Prevent more horror stories like this from happening.

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I'm not going to talk about the store so much as the questionable knowledge of the people at Kasch's Kritters.

I came across a Craigslist ad by someone trying to rehome their RTB because a good 3 inches of her tail had been eaten off by a rat. Being in his neighborhood, and being experience with RTB's, I gave the guy a ring and we agreed I'd take her and get her the help the owner couldn't afford to give her. When looking at this snake, she had two vertebrae exposed from the wound, obvious infection and necrosis was in the area of the wound, and she was exhibiting unusual behavior (random gaping and hissing). The wound is somewhere between 5 to 6 months old, she has a full stuck on shed as old as the wound, and she hasn't eaten since her tail was eaten. I asked the owner (who is young) if he did anything to treat the snake's injury. He said he talked to a guy at Kasch's Kritters, and he said to apply neosporin to the wound and to wrap it up, and to leave it wrapped up for a week. You don't have to be a vet to understand this will create a breeding ground for bacteria after 24 hours, even with the ointment on it. How the snake lost it's tail in the first place? The owner was told it's okay to throw in live food during the snake's shedding cycle by a staff from K's Kritters, and to leave the two animals unattended.

Before I went to pick up this snake, I was buying frozen rats for my own RTB (which I will no longer be doing, and I mentioned this incident to the guy there. He said he normally just tosses live rodents in with his snakes and leaves them overnight. He had a ball python that had the tip of his tail eaten off, but it healed over on it's own, though it's tail looked a bit funny after that.

So, here is a "professional" reptile keeper, giving terrible advice to this poor young man who was trusting of these people's information that caused this poor snake to suffer so much, much of the information that was compatible to what I heard myself from a staff member at the store. In desperation, the snake owner finally had to give up the snake he loved so much because he couldn't afford to care for it. Now, she will most likely have to have more of her tail amputated and grafted over, and be treated with some serious antibiotics.

Please, if you're thinking about getting a reptile, NEVER trust store employees' information alone, do the research and compare information you hear. You can go to http://calris.org and get advice by experienced keepers and you can compare your information to theirs and be a better reptile owner. California Reptile and Invertebrate Society is about the education of reptile and invert husbandry, care, breeding, and general knowledge. Prevent more horror stories like this from happening.

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wow... I'd read a review prior to taking my daughter down to this shop thinking maybe some of the reviews were a bit harsh... nope not at all. i expected to smell something but not what i encountered opening that door was enough to walk right back out , it was so strong my eyes were burning and i honestly couldn't wait to get out to fresh air as soon as we could . I'm not a reptile person but tried to be open minded... one cage had feces in its water . one lizard clearly was emaciated or dead . place was very dirty and not inviting inside . the gentleman that approached us seemed genuinely nice but the overbearing noxious smell that grew stronger as we walked threw became too much to endure . i wanted to like this place cause I'd read that they had many exotic reptiles to purchase but i honestly do not feel that having seen such a filthy shop and it's disgusting foul odor and dis shoveled husbandry would i want to buy from them . my eyes stung for several minutes even after leaving ..sorry kasch's you should sterilize your shop and upkeep your stocks cages , my money was spent shortly after at a place I'd rather burn down but at least they didn't have noxious burning vapors to shop in (pet co)

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wow... I'd read a review prior to taking my daughter down to this shop thinking maybe some of the reviews were a bit harsh... nope not at all. i expected to smell something but not what i encountered opening that door was enough to walk right back out , it was so strong my eyes were burning and i honestly couldn't wait to get out to fresh air as soon as we could . I'm not a reptile person but tried to be open minded... one cage had feces in its water . one lizard clearly was emaciated or dead . place was very dirty and not inviting inside . the gentleman that approached us seemed genuinely nice but the overbearing noxious smell that grew stronger as we walked threw became too much to endure . i wanted to like this place cause I'd read that they had many exotic reptiles to purchase but i honestly do not feel that having seen such a filthy shop and it's disgusting foul odor and dis shoveled husbandry would i want to buy from them . my eyes stung for several minutes even after leaving ..sorry kasch's you should sterilize your shop and upkeep your stocks cages , my money was spent shortly after at a place I'd rather burn down but at least they didn't have noxious burning vapors to shop in (pet co)

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Kasch's kritters was a very good reptile shop, apart from having the best prices on mice in all of sacremento, they have friendly and reliable staff. Petco knows a lot about dogs, cats, and some species of birds, but for reptile experts, this is the only place in sac i'd recomend.

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Kasch's kritters was a very good reptile shop, apart from having the best prices on mice in all of sacremento, they have friendly and reliable staff. Petco knows a lot about dogs, cats, and some species of birds, but for reptile experts, this is the only place in sac i'd recomend.

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when i first walked into Kasch's last summer, i was shocked. being a reptile lover, and owner of many different kinds of reptiles, my first thought was that the store was very unsanitary, and their animals must be in poor health. i needed a place to buy mice, rats, and crickets, and at the time i was looking to add to our little family. they were very friendly and had the cheapest prices in town, so i kept going back. now, we have purchased two pets from them, in spectacular health. i am a weekly customer, and i love the friendly knowledgeable atmosphere they produce. i do not shop anywhere else for my reptile needs, and i have recommended the father and son owned shop to many of my friends.

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when i first walked into Kasch's last summer, i was shocked. being a reptile lover, and owner of many different kinds of reptiles, my first thought was that the store was very unsanitary, and their animals must be in poor health. i needed a place to buy mice, rats, and crickets, and at the time i was looking to add to our little family. they were very friendly and had the cheapest prices in town, so i kept going back. now, we have purchased two pets from them, in spectacular health. i am a weekly customer, and i love the friendly knowledgeable atmosphere they produce. i do not shop anywhere else for my reptile needs, and i have recommended the father and son owned shop to many of my friends.

-LindsD

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Kasch's Kritters is awesome!
I go there at least once a week for feeder crickets, and mealworms, and even pinkies once in a while.
I also buy my pet rats from them. The store hardly has a smell, if it does it's totally not bothersome...sorry the reptiles don't smell like flowers. They're reptiles. The prices are cheap and the information Bruce and his son give is phenomenal! They are so helpful with everything and they give amazing advice and service with anything you need or ask about.
The living conditions for animals may be "small" but it's temporary! It's not like they live there their whole lives. Petco and PetSmart have the same size of homes (maybe even smaller!) The only reason they don't have "proper husbandry" is because Kasch is a fan of not having impacted animals. Newspaper is a very wise choice for the temporary homes. The only thing that bothers me about that place is the water. Other than that, Kasch and his son are spectacular, and I would never go anywhere else.

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Kasch's Kritters is awesome!
I go there at least once a week for feeder crickets, and mealworms, and even pinkies once in a while.
I also buy my pet rats from them. The store hardly has a smell, if it does it's totally not bothersome...sorry the reptiles don't smell like flowers. They're reptiles. The prices are cheap and the information Bruce and his son give is phenomenal! They are so helpful with everything and they give amazing advice and service with anything you need or ask about.
The living conditions for animals may be "small" but it's temporary! It's not like they live there their whole lives. Petco and PetSmart have the same size of homes (maybe even smaller!) The only reason they don't have "proper husbandry" is because Kasch is a fan of not having impacted animals. Newspaper is a very wise choice for the temporary homes. The only thing that bothers me about that place is the water. Other than that, Kasch and his son are spectacular, and I would never go anywhere else.

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The lady that said the place was horrendous is a freakin moron and an idiot as well as some other choice things I cant say on here. The reptiles are kept in very good condition they do have some skin from shedding but reptiles shed what a suprise. The mice are food and they are kept better then would be kept at a breeder who produces mass quanities of them they have food and water and the cages are clean they are not living there for very long so get over it lady go join PETA you probly dont eat meat either. Then dead spider died during shipping a long time ago and they put it on display to show how large that spider can get to educate customers that want to have one for a pet how big it is going to get. I have twelve snakes I have purchased from there all are healthy and I have never had any issues health wise with them so mabey this lady should do her research before bad mouthing peoples bussiness . Animal Control has in fact been there recently and reported that the store was in complience I have been to places like petco and petsmart where rodents as well as reptiles and birds have had no water or food or otherwise looked sick their mice are kept 75 to one cage and snakes and reptiles kept in inclouseres way to small for them. This lady is a moron what else can I say I would recommend this store to anyone looking to purchase reptiles it is a great store.

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The lady that said the place was horrendous is a freakin moron and an idiot as well as some other choice things I cant say on here. The reptiles are kept in very good condition they do have some skin from shedding but reptiles shed what a suprise. The mice are food and they are kept better then would be kept at a breeder who produces mass quanities of them they have food and water and the cages are clean they are not living there for very long so get over it lady go join PETA you probly dont eat meat either. Then dead spider died during shipping a long time ago and they put it on display to show how large that spider can get to educate customers that want to have one for a pet how big it is going to get. I have twelve snakes I have purchased from there all are healthy and I have never had any issues health wise with them so mabey this lady should do her research before bad mouthing peoples bussiness . Animal Control has in fact been there recently and reported that the store was in complience I have been to places like petco and petsmart where rodents as well as reptiles and birds have had no water or food or otherwise looked sick their mice are kept 75 to one cage and snakes and reptiles kept in inclouseres way to small for them. This lady is a moron what else can I say I would recommend this store to anyone looking to purchase reptiles it is a great store.

Pros: Very healthy reptiles helpful staff

Cons: none

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Okay. I went into this place with an open mind after my sister tells me how horrible the mice are kept. When I went in about a month ago I was horrified. I can not understand how a person can really think that treating animals this way is okay. They keep about twenty to thirty mice in a bottom to a cat's litter box. They are stuffed on top of two inch high pine shavings. There is about an inch of room between the top of the pine shavings and the bottom of the chicken wire of the top of the litter box. They are nice enough to at least give the mice food though. But what do you know it's on top of the chicken wire. The mice have to spend minutes just trying to chistle off a little piece of food just so they can eat. On top of this there were many cages that animals had been in that had not been cleaned out. There were spider webs in most as well as left over skin from shedding. So, my sister and I called the Citrus Heights animal police and tried to get something done about this. After about two weeks I went back in to see if anything had changed. Nothing had been done. In fact things were even worse. Instead of just the mice this time there was a cage that was so upsetting I had to just walk out. In this cage was a dead, I repeat DEAD, taranchula that you could tell had been there for at least a week maybe more. You could tell this by the fact that it had completely dried so much that its legs were actually crumpling off of its body. This place is terrible. Please if you love animals, which you do if you shop here, please go somewhere else. Somewhere that takes care of their animals. This is not a place to support. It just isn't fair.

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Okay. I went into this place with an open mind after my sister tells me how horrible the mice are kept. When I went in about a month ago I was horrified. I can not understand how a person can really think that treating animals this way is okay. They keep about twenty to thirty mice in a bottom to a cat's litter box. They are stuffed on top of two inch high pine shavings. There is about an inch of room between the top of the pine shavings and the bottom of the chicken wire of the top of the litter box. They are nice enough to at least give the mice food though. But what do you know it's on top of the chicken wire. The mice have to spend minutes just trying to chistle off a little piece of food just so they can eat. On top of this there were many cages that animals had been in that had not been cleaned out. There were spider webs in most as well as left over skin from shedding. So, my sister and I called the Citrus Heights animal police and tried to get something done about this. After about two weeks I went back in to see if anything had changed. Nothing had been done. In fact things were even worse. Instead of just the mice this time there was a cage that was so upsetting I had to just walk out. In this cage was a dead, I repeat DEAD, taranchula that you could tell had been there for at least a week maybe more. You could tell this by the fact that it had completely dried so much that its legs were actually crumpling off of its body. This place is terrible. Please if you love animals, which you do if you shop here, please go somewhere else. Somewhere that takes care of their animals. This is not a place to support. It just isn't fair.

Pros: You can of course by all the reptiles you want.

Cons: They might die in a week or two.

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They're very helpful people and did all they could to help me with my new pet their shop smelled like mice but that's expected when you breed rodents. I will be back just because of their customer service.

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They're very helpful people and did all they could to help me with my new pet their shop smelled like mice but that's expected when you breed rodents. I will be back just because of their customer service.

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They're a decent shop nothing special and not the best but decent. I will say I have a strong preference for dealing with Bruce Sr being as Bruce Jr strikes me as lazy sometimes and their prices on certain animals are to high. To the lady who wasn't fronted the mice, I understand if he did yell that its unacceptable however your snakes even if they're colubrids won't die within 1 week of not being fed their metabolisms are much slower then that.

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They're a decent shop nothing special and not the best but decent. I will say I have a strong preference for dealing with Bruce Sr being as Bruce Jr strikes me as lazy sometimes and their prices on certain animals are to high. To the lady who wasn't fronted the mice, I understand if he did yell that its unacceptable however your snakes even if they're colubrids won't die within 1 week of not being fed their metabolisms are much slower then that.

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Kaschs Kritters has several different reptile species for sale. The staff is very well informed, unlike several other pet stores. Yes. there is a "smell" but only because there's SO many reptiles. But all the animals are well cared for and I would recommend this store to anyone who loves reptiles. And NO there are not ANY dead reptiles or mammals in the cages! Almost all the animals appear to be healthy. And yes SOME of the pets look sick, but some people give the store sick reptiles and Kaschs Kritters is doing their best to get them back to health. The cages and tanks are also clean, except the occasional feces, but that's normal and its taken care of fairly quickly. The only thing is that some of the water dishes need to be washed again. But I don't agree with the well being of the mice that are for sale as food, even though I'm sure they're perfectly healthy, I just think that there is too many in each of the cages together. And their prices are totally fine and some of the species they have are very exotic and beautiful and if you don't think the prices are fair, especially on those species you seriously need to do some more researching!!!!!!! And OF COURSE the owner has a concept of business or else he WOULDN'T have the store. And he would NOT take the time to clean it and take care of the animals if he didn' like to be around reptiles, let alone help people buy new ones.And OBVIOUSLY while you're there you'll see one or two crickets roaming around, every once in awhile one escapes or gets in through the door! If you had a store would you go chasing around one or two crickets that got out? Don't say that this pet store is bad when you have NOT done the proper research. And I definitely don't think that this store should be shut down.

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Kaschs Kritters has several different reptile species for sale. The staff is very well informed, unlike several other pet stores. Yes. there is a "smell" but only because there's SO many reptiles. But all the animals are well cared for and I would recommend this store to anyone who loves reptiles. And NO there are not ANY dead reptiles or mammals in the cages! Almost all the animals appear to be healthy. And yes SOME of the pets look sick, but some people give the store sick reptiles and Kaschs Kritters is doing their best to get them back to health. The cages and tanks are also clean, except the occasional feces, but that's normal and its taken care of fairly quickly. The only thing is that some of the water dishes need to be washed again. But I don't agree with the well being of the mice that are for sale as food, even though I'm sure they're perfectly healthy, I just think that there is too many in each of the cages together. And their prices are totally fine and some of the species they have are very exotic and beautiful and if you don't think the prices are fair, especially on those species you seriously need to do some more researching!!!!!!! And OF COURSE the owner has a concept of business or else he WOULDN'T have the store. And he would NOT take the time to clean it and take care of the animals if he didn' like to be around reptiles, let alone help people buy new ones.And OBVIOUSLY while you're there you'll see one or two crickets roaming around, every once in awhile one escapes or gets in through the door! If you had a store would you go chasing around one or two crickets that got out? Don't say that this pet store is bad when you have NOT done the proper research. And I definitely don't think that this store should be shut down.

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This establishment is very dirty and the animals are poorly tended to. Feeder crickets are crawing all over the store. Displays are terrible and everything is dusty and smells of cat pee. I was hoping for a great reptile supplier in Citrus Heights but was disappointed when I walked in. Also most of the reptile cages are empty which makes the place look even worse. Its clear that the owner/manager has no concept of business or discipline. Some time in college or the army may help he/she.

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This establishment is very dirty and the animals are poorly tended to. Feeder crickets are crawing all over the store. Displays are terrible and everything is dusty and smells of cat pee. I was hoping for a great reptile supplier in Citrus Heights but was disappointed when I walked in. Also most of the reptile cages are empty which makes the place look even worse. Its clear that the owner/manager has no concept of business or discipline. Some time in college or the army may help he/she.

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I have been a customer there for a year and a half and I go on a weekly basis to get mice for my rat snake because Kasch's is the only place in my area that sells live mice for my snake and I can tell you I have never seen a dead animal and I always browse the stores looking for new pet possibilities. These people are being way to harsh, it does have a smell but it is not so bad that you could call it a stench and the cages are cleaned every two weeks. It is a privately owned business which is why there are only two employees and there are over thirty cages in that store. Thirty plus is far more to take care of [for just two people] than fifteen which would explain the smell. As far as the reason some of the pets are sick is because people give their pets to Kasch's when they have to get rid of them. Bruce and his son take care of these pets and nurse them back to health. Their prices are decent especially if you buy everything at once they give you a really good deal. They have a couple of venomous pets but they have labels on he cages saying that they are venomous and the cages do not just have a board with cinder blocks, they are pad locked. Best reptile store I have been to and Bruce does know a lot about reptiles. I would, hands down, recommend Kasch's to ANYONE!!!

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I have been a customer there for a year and a half and I go on a weekly basis to get mice for my rat snake because Kasch's is the only place in my area that sells live mice for my snake and I can tell you I have never seen a dead animal and I always browse the stores looking for new pet possibilities. These people are being way to harsh, it does have a smell but it is not so bad that you could call it a stench and the cages are cleaned every two weeks. It is a privately owned business which is why there are only two employees and there are over thirty cages in that store. Thirty plus is far more to take care of [for just two people] than fifteen which would explain the smell. As far as the reason some of the pets are sick is because people give their pets to Kasch's when they have to get rid of them. Bruce and his son take care of these pets and nurse them back to health. Their prices are decent especially if you buy everything at once they give you a really good deal. They have a couple of venomous pets but they have labels on he cages saying that they are venomous and the cages do not just have a board with cinder blocks, they are pad locked. Best reptile store I have been to and Bruce does know a lot about reptiles. I would, hands down, recommend Kasch's to ANYONE!!!

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If you really want to shut this place down, you need to call the American Humane Society National Headquarters. The county doesn't seem to care. I went in recently where I smelled a stentch that smelled like cat piss!! I observed several dead animals along with many sick, underfed animals. There was cobwebs on the tanks and dead mice that had been laying in there buckets for at least a week. I felt bad that my kids had to see this!! This is the WORST reptile store that I have ever been to!!!

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If you really want to shut this place down, you need to call the American Humane Society National Headquarters. The county doesn't seem to care. I went in recently where I smelled a stentch that smelled like cat piss!! I observed several dead animals along with many sick, underfed animals. There was cobwebs on the tanks and dead mice that had been laying in there buckets for at least a week. I felt bad that my kids had to see this!! This is the WORST reptile store that I have ever been to!!!

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i have purchased 2 columbian erd tailed boas, both perfectly healthy, i have had no problems with either. also a central american boa, perfectly friendsly, though a few years old, so they must handle their reptiles well. most of their reptiles are healthy, though the ones that are ill are not for sale and are treated. the store itself may not be the cleanest but the tanks and cages sure are. ive compared prices to a few different reptile stores in the area and Kasch's sems to be the best. they are insanely friendly and are extremely knowlageable when it comes to their reptiles.

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i have purchased 2 columbian erd tailed boas, both perfectly healthy, i have had no problems with either. also a central american boa, perfectly friendsly, though a few years old, so they must handle their reptiles well. most of their reptiles are healthy, though the ones that are ill are not for sale and are treated. the store itself may not be the cleanest but the tanks and cages sure are. ive compared prices to a few different reptile stores in the area and Kasch's sems to be the best. they are insanely friendly and are extremely knowlageable when it comes to their reptiles.

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I have been in there a few times and honestly today I almost cried. The ball pythons were severely dehydrated and had mites and many of the snakes cages had several feces/urates in them that had been there a week prior when I was in there. Yes, my snakes do go more than once a month but not in a week where you wouldn't be able to pick it up. They have a good selection and great customer service but they need help in caring for the animals as many are not being handled properly.

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I have been in there a few times and honestly today I almost cried. The ball pythons were severely dehydrated and had mites and many of the snakes cages had several feces/urates in them that had been there a week prior when I was in there. Yes, my snakes do go more than once a month but not in a week where you wouldn't be able to pick it up. They have a good selection and great customer service but they need help in caring for the animals as many are not being handled properly.

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I have been in there a number of times and when I say " I " I mean just that!! my wife won't even step foot in that place because she feels like shes gonna yack everytime. Poor caging, smell thats is quite fowl, and an overall lack of prober husbandry. I agree with one of the other posts. If you wanna see some nice stores try great valley, east bay vivarium, auburn reptile co. or constrictors. ALL 4 of those stores seem to do a pretty could job of at leasst taking care of their stuff

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I have been in there a number of times and when I say " I " I mean just that!! my wife won't even step foot in that place because she feels like shes gonna yack everytime. Poor caging, smell thats is quite fowl, and an overall lack of prober husbandry. I agree with one of the other posts. If you wanna see some nice stores try great valley, east bay vivarium, auburn reptile co. or constrictors. ALL 4 of those stores seem to do a pretty could job of at leasst taking care of their stuff

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The smell is from rodents...AKA FOOD! Many people are making really bad reviews about this place. Me and my boyfriend went in there looking for pac-man frogs we called ahead of time to see if there were any available. The man who answered the phone is the owner. He is very helpful. He gave us directions on how to get there and showed us around the store talking about various animals and previous animals and current pets both my boyfriend and I have had. While we never bought a pac man frog there were 2 there that were really awesome. On top of the albino pac mans there were a bunch of healthy bearded dragons, tons of extremely healthy corn snakes, boas, and ball pythons, not to mention the more rare creatures like a beautiful green tree python (yellow and just amazing, of course it was sold already). Very active and healthy snakes and lizards everywhere! I have not see a larger reptile store than this and I have been to a lot of them. I have also owned reptiles my entire life. I did not see horrendous living conditions. Also, as far as snake poo in the aquariums? WHO CARES? A store that big and you expect the employee to keep it spick and span? Give me a F-ing break people! These animals are not in any danger! They eat and shed complete, they poo and crawl around like healthy living creatures. I've read the reviews for the recommended pet stores and they have got even worse reviews than Kasch's...Maybe that says something about the reviewer?

I'd highly recommend this reptile store. It smells like rodents because he breeds and sells rodents. There's a huge selections, frogs, snakes, turtles, tortoises, tarantulas, rodents, and crickets.

I'm not the owner's friend, I was not paid to write this, I just know a cool store when I see one. Go there, learn something, be open minded. It was a fun hour.

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The smell is from rodents...AKA FOOD! Many people are making really bad reviews about this place. Me and my boyfriend went in there looking for pac-man frogs we called ahead of time to see if there were any available. The man who answered the phone is the owner. He is very helpful. He gave us directions on how to get there and showed us around the store talking about various animals and previous animals and current pets both my boyfriend and I have had. While we never bought a pac man frog there were 2 there that were really awesome. On top of the albino pac mans there were a bunch of healthy bearded dragons, tons of extremely healthy corn snakes, boas, and ball pythons, not to mention the more rare creatures like a beautiful green tree python (yellow and just amazing, of course it was sold already). Very active and healthy snakes and lizards everywhere! I have not see a larger reptile store than this and I have been to a lot of them. I have also owned reptiles my entire life. I did not see horrendous living conditions. Also, as far as snake poo in the aquariums? WHO CARES? A store that big and you expect the employee to keep it spick and span? Give me a F-ing break people! These animals are not in any danger! They eat and shed complete, they poo and crawl around like healthy living creatures. I've read the reviews for the recommended pet stores and they have got even worse reviews than Kasch's...Maybe that says something about the reviewer?

I'd highly recommend this reptile store. It smells like rodents because he breeds and sells rodents. There's a huge selections, frogs, snakes, turtles, tortoises, tarantulas, rodents, and crickets.

I'm not the owner's friend, I was not paid to write this, I just know a cool store when I see one. Go there, learn something, be open minded. It was a fun hour.

Pros: Rare reptiles, professional and helpful staff/owner

Cons: NONE

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Being a frequent visitor to reptile stores, I was highly disappointed when I walked into Kasch's Kritters. I was with my boyfriend, who has bred and raised numerous reptiles and sold his animals to dealers for over 10 years and was equally as shocked by the conditions. Whoever claims that the smell is "reptile smell" is mistaken. A friend of ours keeps 15 snakes and lizards in a small room and it does not smell at all because he cleans up after them. Most if not all of the cages were very dirty and grimy, many of the snakes had cages that were too small, and the water looked like it had not been changed in weeks and had feces in it. There was one employee working there, and with some help, he could have had the place cleaned up in no time. But there seemed to be a lack of effort in that arena. Additionally, the overall disorganization of the place was not very appealing. Did I mention the unbearable stench? If any who disagree need a refresher on what a good petstore SHOULD be, visit Great Valley Serpentarium, East Bay Vivarium, or even Sunrise Pet Center down the street.

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Being a frequent visitor to reptile stores, I was highly disappointed when I walked into Kasch's Kritters. I was with my boyfriend, who has bred and raised numerous reptiles and sold his animals to dealers for over 10 years and was equally as shocked by the conditions. Whoever claims that the smell is "reptile smell" is mistaken. A friend of ours keeps 15 snakes and lizards in a small room and it does not smell at all because he cleans up after them. Most if not all of the cages were very dirty and grimy, many of the snakes had cages that were too small, and the water looked like it had not been changed in weeks and had feces in it. There was one employee working there, and with some help, he could have had the place cleaned up in no time. But there seemed to be a lack of effort in that arena. Additionally, the overall disorganization of the place was not very appealing. Did I mention the unbearable stench? If any who disagree need a refresher on what a good petstore SHOULD be, visit Great Valley Serpentarium, East Bay Vivarium, or even Sunrise Pet Center down the street.

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I have been into this shop several times over the last few years and needless to say NOT ONE TIME has it been clean. Animals with feces all through the cages. Dead reptiles, dead rodents. That "smell" is from pure squalor not from the reptiles themselves. I have housed over 180 reptiles before and have NEVER had a smell like that. There are also reptiles (Bedli python for example) who are two years old (plus) that are still the size of hatchlings that are being sold for double what they are truly worth. The only reason that store may have been somewhat clean is probably only because of their knowing they were going to be inspected. I have taken animals out of that store just to ensure they survive. Wonder if his two or three year old Woma python is still three feet long. For the good of all reptile kind hope and pray this store gets shut down.

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I have been into this shop several times over the last few years and needless to say NOT ONE TIME has it been clean. Animals with feces all through the cages. Dead reptiles, dead rodents. That "smell" is from pure squalor not from the reptiles themselves. I have housed over 180 reptiles before and have NEVER had a smell like that. There are also reptiles (Bedli python for example) who are two years old (plus) that are still the size of hatchlings that are being sold for double what they are truly worth. The only reason that store may have been somewhat clean is probably only because of their knowing they were going to be inspected. I have taken animals out of that store just to ensure they survive. Wonder if his two or three year old Woma python is still three feet long. For the good of all reptile kind hope and pray this store gets shut down.

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I have been in this store recently, and, i have to say that yes there is a "smell" to the store when you walk in but, it's not as foul as people on here are saying. From what i saw, all the cages have proper lids and locks, they were clean, and the animals appeared not only healthy but well fed and cared for. I own three snakes of my own, and yes, snakes do poop more than once or twice a month. In fact, they poop out little white tirds first which are the bones and hair of the mice, and then a couple of weeks later they poop out a dark brown tird just because there was a couple of tirds in the cage when you looked doesn't mean that the cages hadn't been cleaned in a couple of months. Kasch's kritters doesn't have any venomous snakes that i saw and if he did i am sure that he wouldn't just have the lid held down with a board and a cinder block you'd have to be a complete idiot to do that and i dont think that he is a complete idiot. Honestly i think that people who dont know anything about reptiles and how to care for them properly need to not talk so much crap when they obviously dont know what they are talking about.

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I have been in this store recently, and, i have to say that yes there is a "smell" to the store when you walk in but, it's not as foul as people on here are saying. From what i saw, all the cages have proper lids and locks, they were clean, and the animals appeared not only healthy but well fed and cared for. I own three snakes of my own, and yes, snakes do poop more than once or twice a month. In fact, they poop out little white tirds first which are the bones and hair of the mice, and then a couple of weeks later they poop out a dark brown tird just because there was a couple of tirds in the cage when you looked doesn't mean that the cages hadn't been cleaned in a couple of months. Kasch's kritters doesn't have any venomous snakes that i saw and if he did i am sure that he wouldn't just have the lid held down with a board and a cinder block you'd have to be a complete idiot to do that and i dont think that he is a complete idiot. Honestly i think that people who dont know anything about reptiles and how to care for them properly need to not talk so much crap when they obviously dont know what they are talking about.

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I have been a long time customer of Kasch's and I would recommend Bruce to anyone. Sure he can be grumpy and sometimes brutally honest but when you are dealing with reptiles that you have spent many years raising and caring for wouldn't you want them to go somewhere where they would be cared for? Bruce has taken in many poorly kept animals and nursed them back to health. I am curious to know just which of his so called "venomous" snakes only had a cinder block holding it shut since the only venomous animal I know of in the store is his beaded lizard that has a fully steel strapped double locked lid.

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I have been a long time customer of Kasch's and I would recommend Bruce to anyone. Sure he can be grumpy and sometimes brutally honest but when you are dealing with reptiles that you have spent many years raising and caring for wouldn't you want them to go somewhere where they would be cared for? Bruce has taken in many poorly kept animals and nursed them back to health. I am curious to know just which of his so called "venomous" snakes only had a cinder block holding it shut since the only venomous animal I know of in the store is his beaded lizard that has a fully steel strapped double locked lid.

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Okay the last reviewer dues not know anything about reptiles, is friends with the owner, or was payed to write that review. Kasch's Kritters is nasty, like truck stop bathroom nasty!I have been in and dealt with many reptile owners and pet/reptile shops they have never smelt that bad. Yes reptiles do have a "smell" but it is not the overwhelming stench that, that store has. I could not see into many of the cages because of the scum covering them. The feeders are covered in flies and have many cannibalized mice in them. One of the poor lizards water bowl was so black I could not see the bottom. I don't know how these people stay in business. One of the scariest things was that one of the larger venomous snake cages just had a large piece of warped wood and cinder block on top of it, not even a proper lock. Please for the sake of these animals do not give the people your money. I have contacted the health department and the SPCA about these people. Hopefully it will be shut down.

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Okay the last reviewer dues not know anything about reptiles, is friends with the owner, or was payed to write that review. Kasch's Kritters is nasty, like truck stop bathroom nasty!I have been in and dealt with many reptile owners and pet/reptile shops they have never smelt that bad. Yes reptiles do have a "smell" but it is not the overwhelming stench that, that store has. I could not see into many of the cages because of the scum covering them. The feeders are covered in flies and have many cannibalized mice in them. One of the poor lizards water bowl was so black I could not see the bottom. I don't know how these people stay in business. One of the scariest things was that one of the larger venomous snake cages just had a large piece of warped wood and cinder block on top of it, not even a proper lock. Please for the sake of these animals do not give the people your money. I have contacted the health department and the SPCA about these people. Hopefully it will be shut down.

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kaschs critters is a great place what most people don't understand is that the smell of the stor when you walk in is just the smell of reptiles. and as far as the feeders go that is what you do you let them breed like crazy other wise you run out of feeders to sell and the ones that do die are babies death happens the do a daily dead recovery every morning and it doesn't matter if they are sitting on the floor they are feeders as long as they are alive when you take them hom eto your reptiles it doesn't matter they even say that if a feeder is too rambuntious for your reptile that what you do is wack it up against a counter to stun it then procede in feeding it to your reptile. and the four little poops thing snakes do, do multiple little poops in one turn just like us you can't expect them do do solid ones all the time i have seen my snake leave 6 or seven in one turn that dosn't meant that is hase be 2 months since i have cleaned his cage in fact i am going to be selling my snake and depending on wwhat his price is for it depends on if i will sell him or not i am going to look up the price for a 4 foot red tail and see what he wants then compare because i would rather sellin ghim to some on with experience than som one new to snakes

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kaschs critters is a great place what most people don't understand is that the smell of the stor when you walk in is just the smell of reptiles. and as far as the feeders go that is what you do you let them breed like crazy other wise you run out of feeders to sell and the ones that do die are babies death happens the do a daily dead recovery every morning and it doesn't matter if they are sitting on the floor they are feeders as long as they are alive when you take them hom eto your reptiles it doesn't matter they even say that if a feeder is too rambuntious for your reptile that what you do is wack it up against a counter to stun it then procede in feeding it to your reptile. and the four little poops thing snakes do, do multiple little poops in one turn just like us you can't expect them do do solid ones all the time i have seen my snake leave 6 or seven in one turn that dosn't meant that is hase be 2 months since i have cleaned his cage in fact i am going to be selling my snake and depending on wwhat his price is for it depends on if i will sell him or not i am going to look up the price for a 4 foot red tail and see what he wants then compare because i would rather sellin ghim to some on with experience than som one new to snakes

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They have lots of big reptiles that need good homes and the staff is friendly. They also have lots of large crickets to feed your reptiles at a great price. However, the conditions these reptiles live in are enough to call Animal Control on them. When I walked in there, there was a horrible stench in the whole big store. As I browsed the reptiles, I noticed the stench was from a turtle that had died and was rotting for quite a long time in its cage. They had a tree boa, and in its cage were 4 things of feces. If you know snakes, you know they don't go poo for about every 2 to 4 weeks. When you count 4 feces, that means this snakes cage hadn't been cleaned in a long time. The rats and mice they fed these reptiles were being bred in cages on the floor. These cages were so overpopulated and with lots of dead mice and rats in them. I recommend going there to find a unique reptile and save them from these squalid conditions. Hopefully they cleaned up their act since last time I've been in there which was about 8 months ago.

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They have lots of big reptiles that need good homes and the staff is friendly. They also have lots of large crickets to feed your reptiles at a great price. However, the conditions these reptiles live in are enough to call Animal Control on them. When I walked in there, there was a horrible stench in the whole big store. As I browsed the reptiles, I noticed the stench was from a turtle that had died and was rotting for quite a long time in its cage. They had a tree boa, and in its cage were 4 things of feces. If you know snakes, you know they don't go poo for about every 2 to 4 weeks. When you count 4 feces, that means this snakes cage hadn't been cleaned in a long time. The rats and mice they fed these reptiles were being bred in cages on the floor. These cages were so overpopulated and with lots of dead mice and rats in them. I recommend going there to find a unique reptile and save them from these squalid conditions. Hopefully they cleaned up their act since last time I've been in there which was about 8 months ago.

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They have a wide variety of different reptiles. From snakes, lizards and turtles. The staff is helpful in suggesting what your pet can eat and what kind of living conditions you should provide your reptile pet. A few years ago I was able to get one of the employees come to my daughters preschool class. They showed diffferent types of reptiles and talked about what they eat and where they live.

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They have a wide variety of different reptiles. From snakes, lizards and turtles. The staff is helpful in suggesting what your pet can eat and what kind of living conditions you should provide your reptile pet. A few years ago I was able to get one of the employees come to my daughters preschool class. They showed diffferent types of reptiles and talked about what they eat and where they live.

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