Meet Our Pets

At our Zen Habitats office, we’re lucky enough to work alongside a variety of wonderful pets that are uniquely themselves with their own personalities. They live in our Reptile Room that was designed to offer the space, environment, and, of course, enclosures, that allow each of them to thrive, grow and entertain us every day

Bert

Beginner

Bert is a lazy little girl, always maxing and relaxing! Of course, she lives right next door to her buddy Ernie!

Birthday

Jan 2020

Species

Crested Gecko (Correlophus ciliatus)

Geographical Regions

Southern New Caledonia (rainforest canopies)

Characteristics

They are sometimes referred to as eyelash geckos because of the appearance of their eyes. They can drop their tails in defense but do not grow them back like Leopard Geckos.

Enclosure

2'x2'x2' Original PVC Panel Crested Gecko Enclosure View Product

Butters

Advanced

Bold little Butters swims around and watches whatever we're doing. With that little smile, he is more than adorable!

Birthday

Feb 2020

Species

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

Geographical Regions

lakes of Xochimilco near Mexico City

Characteristics

They are extremely endangered in the wild, but domestic populations are plentiful. If injured, they regenerate organs and limbs – including parts of the spine and brain.

Enclosure
Aquarium

Charli

Intermediate

Charli loves eating and is extremely food motivated. She loves to see everything that’s going on around her. Maybe that’s why she’s especially happy observing us during all of our meetings from her spacious aquarium.

Birthday

Aug 2005

Species

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Geographical Regions

North America, from southern Canada to northern Mexico

Characteristics

The Painted Turtle is the most widespread turtle in North America. It is common to see 50 or more of these social turtles relaxing on the same log.

Enclosure
Aquarium

Chi

Beginner/Intermediate

Chi is the boy that started it all! He was the inspiration for Randy and Heidi to build a healthier and more stimulating enclosure than what was on the market before they began Zen Habitats. In fact, he’s featured in our logo! He’s a docile boy that loves to chill and snuggle, especially with Randy!

Birthday

Aug 2016

Species

Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Geographical Regions

inland Australia (arid, rocky, semi-desert regions and the arid open woodlands)

Characteristics

Named bearded because of the extension of skin on their throats. They can puff out the skin and turn it black when they are feeling territorial or excited for some other reason.

Enclosure

4'x2'x2' Original Wood Panel Bearded Dragon Enclosure View Product

Chip

Beginner

Chip is very docile and easy to love, especially with his bonded human, Heidi! He is very good at letting us know when it’s time to eat!

Birthday

Jan 2019

Species

Ball Python (Python regius)

Geographical Regions

sub-Saharan Africa (grasslands, shrublands, and open forests)

Characteristics

They are amazingly docile snakes. The oldest reported Ball Python in captivity was 62 years old.

Enclosure

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Cleo

Intermediate

Cleo is so much fun to watch and being watched is what she prefers. She’s been known to throw a temper tantrum when we pick up this sausage-shaped lovebug!

Birthday

Feb 2020

Species

Blue-tongued Skink (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia)

Geographical Regions

northern Australia (semi-desert, brush steppes)

Characteristics

They have the most beautiful, blue-colored tongues.

Enclosure

4'x2'x2' Original Wood Panel Reptile Enclosure View Product

Eddie

Beginner

Eddie might have a Napoleon complex; she’s very confident but can be skittish. However, in our eyes she is larger than life!

Birthday

Mar 2020

Species

Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius)

Geographical Regions

Asia and the Middle East (arid, mountainous deserts)

Characteristics

They get their name from the leopard-like patterns they display. They have a defense mechanism where they can drop their tail and grow a new one.

Enclosure

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Ernie

Beginner

Ernie is much different from his buddy, Bert. He thinks he’s an alpha male in everything he does. His attitude extends to mealtime as he is extremely food motivated!

Birthday

Jun 2020

Species

Crested Gecko (Correlophus ciliatus)

Geographical Regions

southern New Caledonia (rainforest canopies)

Characteristics

They are sometimes referred to as eyelash geckos because of the appearance of their eyes. They can drop their tails in defense but do not grow them back like Leopard Geckos.

Enclosure

2'x2'x2' Original PVC Panel Crested Gecko Enclosure View Product

Froggos

Intermediate

As the dynamic trio we call Froggos, they are pretty much sleeping all day and look like little green stickers. We wonder what kind of mischief they’re getting into all night while we’re away!

Birthday

Mar 2021

Species

Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

Geographical Regions

southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America

Characteristics

When sleeping, they tuck their colorful limbs beneath them, so they look like a bubble of green that blends into the leaves where they rest. A group of them is called an army.

Enclosure

2'x2'x2' Original PVC Panel Reptile Enclosure View Product

Kenny

Advanced

Kenny really looks like a sad clown. He is very good-natured but can have moments being a drama king if handled!

Birthday

Nov 2020

Species

Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)

Geographical Regions

eastern and northern parts of Madagascar

Characteristics

They can change their colors as quickly as a minute or two. Their color change is due to temperature fluctuations, mood, and lighting.

Enclosure

4'x2'x4' Original PVC Panel Reptile Enclosure View Product

Ming

Advanced

Ming is a somewhat dramatic little boy. He’s skittish and prefers his alone time. In fact, Ming sightings can be rare and if you do see him, he’s away in a flash!

Birthday

Sep 2020

Species

Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)

Geographical Regions

Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and southern China (rainforest or swamp riverbanks)

Characteristics

Excellent climbers, they can drop into water and stay under for up to 25 minutes. They can grow up to 3ft. long including their tail.

Enclosure

4'x2'x4' Original PVC Panel Reptile Enclosure View Product

Minnie

Advanced

Minnie can be a sweet and curious little girl but a bit nippy when she wakes up in the morning – understandable for many of us! She has a unique marking that looks like Minnie Mouse – hence her name!

Birthday

May 2021

Species

Brazilian Rainbow Boa (Epicrates cenchria)

Geographical Regions

Amazon River Basin (humid woodlands)

Characteristics

Terrestrial snakes that have an iridescent holographic sheen that refracts light. Females can grow up to 7ft. long.

Enclosure
Two 4’x2’x2’ PVC enclosures with Length Extension Kit

Ollie

Advanced

Ollie could be in the reptile Olympics as a long jumper! He likes to jump around and away from us and is a very elusive little boy!

Birthday

Oct 2019

Species

Chahoua Gecko (Mniarogekko chahoua)

Geographical Regions

southern New Caledonia (rainforest canopies)

Characteristics

They are also known as the Mossy Prehensile Tailed Gecko. They easily blend in as their scales look exactly like the moss they live around.

Enclosure

2'x2'x2' Original PVC Panel Reptile Enclosure View Product

Pat

Beginner/Intermediate

Pat is very inquisitive, and he loves exploring his aquarium and the plants that surround him. He lives with his buddy, Bob the Sweet Potato, our office vegetable.

Birthday

Aug 2018

Species

Betta Fish (Betta splendens)

Geographical Regions

Asia (shallow water of rice paddies, ponds, and slow-moving streams)

Characteristics

Surprisingly intelligent fish, the Betta can recognize its owners and even do tricks. They should be kept in an aquarium rather than a bowl.

Enclosure
Aquarium

Pheonix

Beginner

Phoenix is very curious and inquisitive. She’s always wondering what’s going on around her and who is doing what.

Birthday

Unknown

Species

Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus)

Geographical Regions

Southeastern United States, New Jersey south to Florida and west to Louisiana and Kentucky

Characteristics

Get their name from the patterns on their scales that resemble colorful ornamental corn

Enclosure

4'x2'x2' Original Wood Panel Reptile Enclosure View Product

Reiki

Beginner/Intermediate

Like her brother Chi, Reiki is an extremely sweet and lovable little beardie. She loves to be around people almost as much as she likes a good salad!

Birthday

Aug 2016

Species

Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Geographical Regions

inland Australia (arid, rocky, semi-desert regions and the arid open woodlands)

Characteristics

Named bearded because of the extension of skin on their throats. They can puff out the skin and turn it black when they are feeling territorial or excited for some other reason.

Enclosure

4'x2'x2' Original Wood Panel Bearded Dragon Enclosure View Product

Rosie

Advanced

Rosie is a very smart little girl and extremely independent. She knows how to get what she wants – especially blueberries!

Birthday

Jul 2020

Species

Red Tegu (Salvator rufescens)

Geographical Regions

Western Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay (tropical rainforest, woodlands, savannas, and semi-desert locations)

Characteristics

grows up to 4.5ft. long; highly intelligent; trainable with patience and effort

Enclosure
Two 4’x2’x2’ PVC enclosures with Corner Extension Kit

Tai

Beginner/Intermediate

Tai is our bold little girl, always wanting everyone around her to know she is there. She is extremely food motivated and sometimes can mistake Kasey’s fingers for food!

Birthday

Jul 2018

Species

Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Geographical Regions

inland Australia (arid, rocky, semi-desert regions and the arid open woodlands)

Characteristics

Named bearded because of the extension of skin on their throats. They can puff out the skin and turn it black when they are feeling territorial or excited for some other reason.

Enclosure

4'x2'x2' Original Wood Panel Bearded Dragon Enclosure View Product

Zoe

Beginner/Intermediate

Zoe is your prototypical beardie. She is sweet and docile, can be stinky, and gives a great “judgy” face!

Birthday

Aug 2017

Species

Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Geographical Regions

inland Australia (arid, rocky, semi-desert regions and the arid open woodlands)

Characteristics

Named bearded because of the extension of skin on their throats. They can puff out the skin and turn it black when they are feeling territorial or excited for some other reason.

Enclosure

4'x2'x2' Original Wood Panel Bearded Dragon Enclosure View Product

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