Virginia is one of the first states to join the USA. It was number ten to be exact. It is also the 12th most populated state in the USA.

Like any state with a large population, it has some substantial metro areas. You have probably heard of Virginia Beach, Richmond and Norfolk. But, there are other large areas like Chesapeake and Newport News too.

If you are looking for an exotic pet store in Virginia, here are a few highly rated ones to consider.

Or, you can opt for buying a reptile online from a reputable family owned and operated shop.

Virginia Beach Area

With a population of almost half a million people, both the supply and demand of pets of all types in significant. Here are a couple shops to check out.

Virginia Beach Statue

Pet Paradise

Pet Paradise is an exotic pet store that has been in business for almost 40 years. They sell everything from ball pythons and tortoises to furry friends like ferrets. They have all your others needs too like enclosure equipment and feeders.

Address: 307 Kellam Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Fear Not Tarantulas

As their name informs you Fear Not Tarantulas is a very niche pet shop. You won’t find any dogs or cats here. If you are looking for an awesome tarantula however, they have you covered.

Address: 4291 Holland Road #110 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Richmond Area

Fin & Feather Pet Center

Fin & Feather focuses mostly on aquatics and birds. But, they do have some amphibious reptiles likes axolotls as well as a few nice starter snake species. If you are looking for something a little more mainstream Fin & Feather also carry rabbits and guinea pigs.

Address: 5208 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228


Brandon’s Exotic Pets

From starter reptiles like red eared slider turtles to high end ball python morphs, Brandon’s Exotics is the shop to visit on the outskirts of Richmond. They even offer financing if you want to pay off your new pet over time instead of up front.

Address: 11900 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112


Newport News Area

 Ophidian Odyssey

Ophidian Odyssey are reptile breeders focusing on ball python morphs. They do not have a public facing storefront, so they only take orders online, though you can arrange an appointment to pick up your new snake if you prefer that over the mail.

Address: By Appointment Only


Other Options

Virginia is sire to have some other great brick and mortar pet shops that offer reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and other exotic pets. If there is on in particular that you think we should list here, visit our contact page.

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