East Bay Vivarium

★★★★★
  • 1827 5th Street

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    Map & Directions
  • 510-841-1400

About East Bay Vivarium

Hours
Mon - Fri, 11am - 7pm, Sat - Sun, 11am - 6pm

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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The only place I know of that has the most lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and spiders than animal planet on T.V. It's almost a jungle in this place when I go inside. The staff are great and patient with all the unknowledgeable questions I have for them. My nephew loves it when I take him here for a visit.

5
★★★★★

The only place I know of that has the most lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and spiders than animal planet on T.V. It's almost a jungle in this place when I go inside. The staff are great and patient with all the unknowledgeable questions I have for them. My nephew loves it when I take him here for a visit.

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I think East Bay Vivarium has the largest selection of reptiles anywhere. It wouldn't surprise me if they had more than the museums or zoos. They have snakes, rodents, lizards, and many more. The staff have know and have information for complete care of anything you buy there. Prices are good and location is right off the freeway.

5
★★★★★

I think East Bay Vivarium has the largest selection of reptiles anywhere. It wouldn't surprise me if they had more than the museums or zoos. They have snakes, rodents, lizards, and many more. The staff have know and have information for complete care of anything you buy there. Prices are good and location is right off the freeway.

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Even if you don't want to purchase animals, if you just want to just browse, this is a pretty awesome place. Giant snakes, lizards, insects...it's got everything a 10 year old boy (and sometimes girl) needs to be terribly happy.

5
★★★★★

Even if you don't want to purchase animals, if you just want to just browse, this is a pretty awesome place. Giant snakes, lizards, insects...it's got everything a 10 year old boy (and sometimes girl) needs to be terribly happy.

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This place should charge to get in here. They have some of the wildest animals you can own in your home. These reptiles are hard to find and the staff knows a lot about each one. The service here is great and knowledgeable. I haven't purchased anything from here but only go here to visit.

5
★★★★★

This place should charge to get in here. They have some of the wildest animals you can own in your home. These reptiles are hard to find and the staff knows a lot about each one. The service here is great and knowledgeable. I haven't purchased anything from here but only go here to visit.

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East Bay Vivarium is an awesome place located close to the freeway exit off of University. It is on 5th St near plenty of shopping shops around. Parking sometimes can be a pain in the butt beacause of that, but is well worth the experience when you get inside. They a variety of reptiles and some of hard to find ones that you don't see at the chain store pet shops like Pet's Mart. The staff are cool and very experienced and knowledgeable. I would recommend the place even for a visit and experience.

PROS: Variety of reptiles
CONS: Parking

5
★★★★★

East Bay Vivarium is an awesome place located close to the freeway exit off of University. It is on 5th St near plenty of shopping shops around. Parking sometimes can be a pain in the butt beacause of that, but is well worth the experience when you get inside. They a variety of reptiles and some of hard to find ones that you don't see at the chain store pet shops like Pet's Mart. The staff are cool and very experienced and knowledgeable. I would recommend the place even for a visit and experience.

PROS: Variety of reptiles
CONS: Parking

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Want a reptile? Don't bother with Petco or some other giant chain--those people treat their snakes and lizards terribly, and worse, have no idea how to care for the animals they're selling. Plus, their stock is usually of poor quality.

Go to the East Bay Vivarium instead! Pythons? Monitors? Iguanids? They're all here, and the staff is quite knowledgable and responsible. The prices are decent, though not amazing. However, it's better to spend a little more to get a better animal.

4
★★★★☆

Want a reptile? Don't bother with Petco or some other giant chain--those people treat their snakes and lizards terribly, and worse, have no idea how to care for the animals they're selling. Plus, their stock is usually of poor quality.

Go to the East Bay Vivarium instead! Pythons? Monitors? Iguanids? They're all here, and the staff is quite knowledgable and responsible. The prices are decent, though not amazing. However, it's better to spend a little more to get a better animal.

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What can one say about snakes, lizards, turtles, geicos and more from around the world, all under one roof? It is fascinating, educational and sometimes scary! The East Bay Vivarium has a highly educated staff that treats their inventory of exotic species more humanely than most humans treat other humans. A pleasure to tour or to buy from.

5
★★★★★

What can one say about snakes, lizards, turtles, geicos and more from around the world, all under one roof? It is fascinating, educational and sometimes scary! The East Bay Vivarium has a highly educated staff that treats their inventory of exotic species more humanely than most humans treat other humans. A pleasure to tour or to buy from.

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This place is crazy, I don't know if I'm at a pet store or at the petting zoo! They specialize in unique pets such as reptiles, scorpions, lizzards and snakes.

If you ever wanted to get a Python pet snake, this is the place to go and get one or if you just want information on acquiring a pet this is also the place to go as the staff is very knowledgable and helpful in assisting you.

PROS: Staff Knowledge
CONS:

5
★★★★★

This place is crazy, I don't know if I'm at a pet store or at the petting zoo! They specialize in unique pets such as reptiles, scorpions, lizzards and snakes.

If you ever wanted to get a Python pet snake, this is the place to go and get one or if you just want information on acquiring a pet this is also the place to go as the staff is very knowledgable and helpful in assisting you.

PROS: Staff Knowledge
CONS:

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This is an outstanding and unique shop specializing in reptiles. They have quite a variety of different-sized lizzards and snakes and can help you find the pet that is best suited to your personality and lifestyle.
I buy vitamins, heat-lights, etc. for my pet lizzard at this shop. I also have boarded him there when I went on vacation.
Aside from visiting this shop for the necessities mentioned above, I love to visit just to look at all of the different animals. The chameleons are my favorites, they remind me of wise old men. I also always take out-of-town guests here as part of my personalized sight-seeing tour. This place is just "so very Berkeley", I think it really exemplifies the feel and personality of this whole town. A must-see, even if you don't want to buy anything! Also a good sight-seeing opportunity for kids.
I do hope I'm never in this shop when an earthquake hits!

PROS: You can't get
CONS: I do hope I'm never in this shop when an earthquake hits!

5
★★★★★

This is an outstanding and unique shop specializing in reptiles. They have quite a variety of different-sized lizzards and snakes and can help you find the pet that is best suited to your personality and lifestyle.
I buy vitamins, heat-lights, etc. for my pet lizzard at this shop. I also have boarded him there when I went on vacation.
Aside from visiting this shop for the necessities mentioned above, I love to visit just to look at all of the different animals. The chameleons are my favorites, they remind me of wise old men. I also always take out-of-town guests here as part of my personalized sight-seeing tour. This place is just "so very Berkeley", I think it really exemplifies the feel and personality of this whole town. A must-see, even if you don't want to buy anything! Also a good sight-seeing opportunity for kids.
I do hope I'm never in this shop when an earthquake hits!

PROS: You can't get
CONS: I do hope I'm never in this shop when an earthquake hits!

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They sell everything from scorpions to 20ft Pythons.

This is a great place for all of you who want to own something more exciting than a dog or cat. They have a huge selection of all kinds of creatures and also offer a cheap boarding service to house your bugs or reptiles when you go away on vacation.

The people who work their are as colourful as the animals they care for.

4
★★★★☆

They sell everything from scorpions to 20ft Pythons.

This is a great place for all of you who want to own something more exciting than a dog or cat. They have a huge selection of all kinds of creatures and also offer a cheap boarding service to house your bugs or reptiles when you go away on vacation.

The people who work their are as colourful as the animals they care for.

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