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The Tye-Dyed Iguana is owned and operated by Matt and Stephanie Smallheer. The concept was unknowingly kick-started in 2002 with the purchase of their iguana, Zeus. Zeus quickly became the center of attention and prompted their advance in the reptile industry. A fire was started in their minds and reptiles became a major point of interest.
As the duo dove into the exotic world of reptiles, they began rapidly expanding their knowledge base. A fascination developed in these wonderful animals, and they wanted to find a way to share this with the public.
In November of 2005, the pair opted to go public with their hobby. But this wasn't going to be just a regular reptile store; there was going to more to it. The world needed to understand these species that co-exist with humans. They needed to understand the lack of care and abuse that many reptiles receive daily. The community needed an establishment that not only retails reptiles to the public, but that offers an invaluable education. And then... The Tye-Dyed Iguana was born.
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How to Keep Custodians Alive in an Arid Vivarium
How to Keep Custodians Alive in an Arid VivariumIf you’ve dipped your toes into the world of bioactive herp keeping, then you’re probably aware that most tank custodians like to be kept in a moist environment with leaves and other debris to hide under. Reptiles and amphibians from arid environments, however, aren’t going to be kept in particularly moist tanks. So how do you reconcile these needs i...Read More
June Featured Fish: Glofish
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