- Where to find unusual pets
There are two options in Lodi to shop local.
One is the Serpentarium, a living reptile museum of snakes, spiders, frogs, lizards, tortoises and dragons.
The Serpentarium is located at 2379 Maggio Circle in Unit C.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends
Another exotic pet store is best known for being slightly eclectic, and a little eccentric. GBU Enterprises, on Kettleman Lane, lets most of their birds roam free, along with a dog, two cats, an African Spurred Tortoise and a Cuban rock Iguana named BamBam.
Owner Naomi Abdaljawad says the animals are happier that way.
The shop specializes in invertebrates like scorpions or tarantulas.
GBU Enterprises is located on 400 East Kettleman Lane in Suite 12
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:54 am
Not all pets are furry, snuggly, or come when you call. But exotic pets like lizards, birds, turtles and snakes inspire curiosity, spark the imagination and foster wonder. More Lodians are choosing pets in cages or tanks over traditional dogs, cats and hamsters for a few reasons. Many exotic pets require less daily care and won’t shed on your furniture. Scaly limbs and dramatic names bring to mind dinosaurs and creatures of myth. Take a look at a few of the exotic pets in Lodi and where you can buy your own:
Sammy the cockatiel
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:54 am.