Twin Cities Reptiles

★★★★☆
  • 2363 University Ave W

    Saint Paul, MN 55114

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  • 651-647-4479

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I just checked out there website and I believe MrYanto. the pic of the bumble bee poison dart frog is awful and the tank looks filthy!!! I'd never let my tanks get that bad. I think the 4 good ratings are by the business them self lol.

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I just checked out there website and I believe MrYanto. the pic of the bumble bee poison dart frog is awful and the tank looks filthy!!! I'd never let my tanks get that bad. I think the 4 good ratings are by the business them self lol.

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A large variety of reptiles and other pets as well. If you don't know what you want, come here and do some browsing.

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A large variety of reptiles and other pets as well. If you don't know what you want, come here and do some browsing.

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Mr Yanto,
Wow, where to begin with you?
1) "The store had a foul smell upon entering" Oh, I'm sorry, have you never been to a zoo, pet store, or dog kennel? Large concentrations of animals tend to give off odors. Already, you're setting yourself up as someone who was 'wronged' and is seeking to take some sort of 'revenge' rather than an objective reviewer. You're obviously not targeting REAL enthusiasts with this review, rather you're attempting to dissuade casual hobbyists from going. No REAL herp hobbyist is going to let SMELL get in the way--ever been around 1,000+ crickets? Its not exactly Burberry cologne scented. Judging by your picture, you're not a herp lover, just a snake lover. That would explain how you have not a clue about how invert live feeders smell. Thats strike one on you being in any way credible.
2) "The fish tanks are awful looking" Oh, I'm sorry, did you come to a reptile and amphibian centric store expecting Fish World? I suppose you weren't too impressed with McDonald's so called Chicken "Selects" either, were you? ITS A REPTILE STORE! If you want steak, go to a steakhouse. If you want pasta, go to an italian restaurant. Don't go to a whiskey bar and complain about the wine list. Are you really this dense?
3) "the Reptiles are so badly displayed" Really? You mean the well lit, clean, and multi-tiered system? How about you trundle on over to Petco and see how their reptiles get treated. When I buy a herp from TCR, I at least know its gotten appropriate nutrition and lighting, which is far more than I can say for almost every other store that sells herps. Unless you have connections to individual captive breeders, TCR is THE BEST place to get exotic herps. There's not any other option that comes close.
4) "it seemed like every tank I looked at said "not for sale" on it"
Pretty much patently false. The only animals NOT FOR SALE at TCR are babies that are too small to be sold or animals that have ALREADY been sold. So, this proves that the store a) takes care of its herps and b) sells a lot of herps. Excellent logic thus far, Mr. Yanto. Onwards!
5) "scorning me for asking honest questions"
I have simply never had this experience. Are you sure you're even from Minnesota? We're not the 'scorning' kind. The ENTIRE staff has always been kind and attentive--as wells as knowledgeable. These people don't just collect a paycheck, they are herp owners as well. How many other pet stores are gonna have employees who remember your herps NAME and SPECIES? Very cool staff, shame on you for posting tripe...speaking of drivel, as for your next contention--
"if I had my way this store would be shut down tomorrow"
Thankfully, you're just a whiner who didn't get appropriately worshipped/babied/kowtowed to. Thats why you're here and why you're writing a review like this.
TCR was and is the ONLY place in the Twin Cities where you can get the widest variety of herps and amphibians (along with a nice selection of inverts as well). You, Mr Yanto, are truly sad--without places like TCR, most regular folks would have to buy their reptiles from Petco or Petsmart--and thats deplorable if you ask me. If you want to kill the casual reptile hobbyists' ability to get into the hobby the right way, then make sure you work hard to get TCR "shut down tomorrow."

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Mr Yanto,
Wow, where to begin with you?
1) "The store had a foul smell upon entering" Oh, I'm sorry, have you never been to a zoo, pet store, or dog kennel? Large concentrations of animals tend to give off odors. Already, you're setting yourself up as someone who was 'wronged' and is seeking to take some sort of 'revenge' rather than an objective reviewer. You're obviously not targeting REAL enthusiasts with this review, rather you're attempting to dissuade casual hobbyists from going. No REAL herp hobbyist is going to let SMELL get in the way--ever been around 1,000+ crickets? Its not exactly Burberry cologne scented. Judging by your picture, you're not a herp lover, just a snake lover. That would explain how you have not a clue about how invert live feeders smell. Thats strike one on you being in any way credible.
2) "The fish tanks are awful looking" Oh, I'm sorry, did you come to a reptile and amphibian centric store expecting Fish World? I suppose you weren't too impressed with McDonald's so called Chicken "Selects" either, were you? ITS A REPTILE STORE! If you want steak, go to a steakhouse. If you want pasta, go to an italian restaurant. Don't go to a whiskey bar and complain about the wine list. Are you really this dense?
3) "the Reptiles are so badly displayed" Really? You mean the well lit, clean, and multi-tiered system? How about you trundle on over to Petco and see how their reptiles get treated. When I buy a herp from TCR, I at least know its gotten appropriate nutrition and lighting, which is far more than I can say for almost every other store that sells herps. Unless you have connections to individual captive breeders, TCR is THE BEST place to get exotic herps. There's not any other option that comes close.
4) "it seemed like every tank I looked at said "not for sale" on it"
Pretty much patently false. The only animals NOT FOR SALE at TCR are babies that are too small to be sold or animals that have ALREADY been sold. So, this proves that the store a) takes care of its herps and b) sells a lot of herps. Excellent logic thus far, Mr. Yanto. Onwards!
5) "scorning me for asking honest questions"
I have simply never had this experience. Are you sure you're even from Minnesota? We're not the 'scorning' kind. The ENTIRE staff has always been kind and attentive--as wells as knowledgeable. These people don't just collect a paycheck, they are herp owners as well. How many other pet stores are gonna have employees who remember your herps NAME and SPECIES? Very cool staff, shame on you for posting tripe...speaking of drivel, as for your next contention--
"if I had my way this store would be shut down tomorrow"
Thankfully, you're just a whiner who didn't get appropriately worshipped/babied/kowtowed to. Thats why you're here and why you're writing a review like this.
TCR was and is the ONLY place in the Twin Cities where you can get the widest variety of herps and amphibians (along with a nice selection of inverts as well). You, Mr Yanto, are truly sad--without places like TCR, most regular folks would have to buy their reptiles from Petco or Petsmart--and thats deplorable if you ask me. If you want to kill the casual reptile hobbyists' ability to get into the hobby the right way, then make sure you work hard to get TCR "shut down tomorrow."

Pros: Excellent variety and knowledgeable staff

Cons: Occasional stock issues with larger herp enclosures

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Reading these reviews surprises me a bit, I'm wondering why other people have rated this place so high. I took the trip to the cities with my main intention being Twin Cities Reptiles, because of all the positive things I've heard about the store. Unfortunately, when I walked in I was greatly disappointed. The store had a foul smell upon entering, but I shrugged it off and headed back, definitely not a deal breaker in my book. I walked back past all the damaged, used, and overpriced cages and got to the reptile and fish in the back.

First of all, the fish tanks are awful looking, they should be pulled. Secondly, the reptiles are so badly displayed it's a wonder anything sells at that shop. I saw two dead geckos in separate tanks, (what types I do not recall) snakes heavily scarred, and it seemed like every tank I looked at said "not for sale" on it.

I spoke to who I think was the owner, he was short and rude to me, scorning me for asking honest questions. Never someone I would ever do business with. In fact, they had some nice cork bark I liked when I walked in, (considered picking it up on the way out) and after speaking to the guy I had absolutely no interest in purchasing. Should not be in business.

Some ups:

A few very nice large pythons, chondros, and retics. Also had a couple of gorgeous woma's. Had some product that may be hard to find in the area as well.

In conclusion, if you are heading to the cities on other business and are in the area, sure stop by. I warn you do no make a trip out of just this store, you will be very disappointed. If I could of given it 0 stars, I would of. Maybe my standards are too high, but if I had my way this store would be shut down tomorrow.

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Reading these reviews surprises me a bit, I'm wondering why other people have rated this place so high. I took the trip to the cities with my main intention being Twin Cities Reptiles, because of all the positive things I've heard about the store. Unfortunately, when I walked in I was greatly disappointed. The store had a foul smell upon entering, but I shrugged it off and headed back, definitely not a deal breaker in my book. I walked back past all the damaged, used, and overpriced cages and got to the reptile and fish in the back.

First of all, the fish tanks are awful looking, they should be pulled. Secondly, the reptiles are so badly displayed it's a wonder anything sells at that shop. I saw two dead geckos in separate tanks, (what types I do not recall) snakes heavily scarred, and it seemed like every tank I looked at said "not for sale" on it.

I spoke to who I think was the owner, he was short and rude to me, scorning me for asking honest questions. Never someone I would ever do business with. In fact, they had some nice cork bark I liked when I walked in, (considered picking it up on the way out) and after speaking to the guy I had absolutely no interest in purchasing. Should not be in business.

Some ups:

A few very nice large pythons, chondros, and retics. Also had a couple of gorgeous woma's. Had some product that may be hard to find in the area as well.

In conclusion, if you are heading to the cities on other business and are in the area, sure stop by. I warn you do no make a trip out of just this store, you will be very disappointed. If I could of given it 0 stars, I would of. Maybe my standards are too high, but if I had my way this store would be shut down tomorrow.

Pros: Large, some nice animals

Cons: Dirty, smelly, cluttered, uninformed

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I have been to a lot of pet shops. This one was by far the best reptile shop I've seen. Every cage was clean, the reptiles were very active and healthy, and marked appropriately.

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★★★★★

I have been to a lot of pet shops. This one was by far the best reptile shop I've seen. Every cage was clean, the reptiles were very active and healthy, and marked appropriately.

Pros: Healthy reptiles, appropriately marked, clean enviroment

Cons: fish supplies marked a little high

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TwinsCitiesReptile has all your reptile needs although a little spendy staff is very knowledgable and very helpful im sure anything your looking for your pet or pets your surley find it here. I myself have bought several snakes from this store and has never had a problem with them. so keep up the good work love your variety of different type of snakes.

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★★★★★

TwinsCitiesReptile has all your reptile needs although a little spendy staff is very knowledgable and very helpful im sure anything your looking for your pet or pets your surley find it here. I myself have bought several snakes from this store and has never had a problem with them. so keep up the good work love your variety of different type of snakes.

Pros: The staff are very knowlegable and, a wide variety of different pets.

Cons: Spendy and, need a bigger parking lot.

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Bring the kids and see the giant turtles! We love the owner because he has over 25 years of reptile knowledge. If you need real advice about any reptiles especially if yours is in need of care this is the place to go. If you are moving they also take reptiles that need a home if they are in ggod health . They sell crickets and live feed food for reptiles. For the reptile enthusiast this is the ONLY place in town to do business with ( oh and you can pick up dog and cat food too).

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★★★☆☆

Bring the kids and see the giant turtles! We love the owner because he has over 25 years of reptile knowledge. If you need real advice about any reptiles especially if yours is in need of care this is the place to go. If you are moving they also take reptiles that need a home if they are in ggod health . They sell crickets and live feed food for reptiles. For the reptile enthusiast this is the ONLY place in town to do business with ( oh and you can pick up dog and cat food too).

Pros: they have staff that love animals and have REAL information

Cons: They have an older store.

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Whatever it is you want or need, you can probably find it at the Twin Cities Reptiles shop! I have seen them carry everything from American Alligators to Monitors and all of the necessities that you would need.

PROS: Great Pricing, Wide Variety
CONS: Parking can be difficult to find

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★★★★★

Whatever it is you want or need, you can probably find it at the Twin Cities Reptiles shop! I have seen them carry everything from American Alligators to Monitors and all of the necessities that you would need.

PROS: Great Pricing, Wide Variety
CONS: Parking can be difficult to find

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The name says reptiles, but they have EVERYTHING! Huge fish selection, hamsters, chinchillas, and snakes and lizards. Very clean, animals all looked clean and had food and water and seemed well taken care of. Worth the extra drive to be able to get everything I need in one place!! Prices aren't too bad either!! Check it out if you are in the area!!

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★★★★★

The name says reptiles, but they have EVERYTHING! Huge fish selection, hamsters, chinchillas, and snakes and lizards. Very clean, animals all looked clean and had food and water and seemed well taken care of. Worth the extra drive to be able to get everything I need in one place!! Prices aren't too bad either!! Check it out if you are in the area!!

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Twin Cities Reptiles is great for your reptile needs. They also have other pet supplies, but they are a bit pricey compared to other stores (example, dog food is expensive there, but reptile tanks, accessories are a good price) Most other stores don't have everything for reptiles in one store, but their selection is very large. It kind of smells, but I guess that is to be expected as there are many reptiles living there- as it doesn't look dirty or gross.

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Twin Cities Reptiles is great for your reptile needs. They also have other pet supplies, but they are a bit pricey compared to other stores (example, dog food is expensive there, but reptile tanks, accessories are a good price) Most other stores don't have everything for reptiles in one store, but their selection is very large. It kind of smells, but I guess that is to be expected as there are many reptiles living there- as it doesn't look dirty or gross.

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