Global Geckos Reptile Shop first opened its doors back in 2010 and within 5 years became a well-known and well respected name within the reptile keeping hobby. People ask how we achieved this. Simple really, by always putting animal welfare before company profits. Global Geckos is well known for three main reasons; staff knowledge and qualifications, our enormous success with captive breeding and our commitment to animal welfare.
Global Geckos is owned and run by Will Thomas who holds both a degree in Zoology and a Research Masters in Molecular Ecology. Retail manager Paul Wiley holds various NVQs and National Diploma’s in animal care and managment along with having spent over 2 decades working in the reptile trade and previously spent over a decade as the livestock manager for the UK’s longest running reptile wholesaler. The senior livestock technician Tom Middlebrook holds a degree in Zoology, while Livestock technician Mike Turner holds a BTEC in Animal Managment.
Global Geckos houses one of the largest and most diverse reptile breeding facilities anywhere in the UK. Every year we breed over 1000 reptiles, encompassing over 40-50 different species. As the name would suggest, we are well known for our huge array of geckos ranging from Leopard Geckos and Crested Geckos right through to rare Day Gecko species and various Australian Geckos. Aside from the wide variety of geckos we have a well-deserved reputation for our chameleons including Panthers, Yemens and Jacksons. The variety of snakes we produce includes the usual favourites of Corn Snakes and Royal Pythons of which we offer a huge array of morphs but also various King Snakes, Milk Snakes, Rat Snakes and hognoses along with Australian Pythons and a few endangered species like the Madagascan Tree Boa. Interesting breeding projects to keep an eye out for in 2017 include our Cuban False Chameleons, Green Tree Pythons, Monkey Tailed Skinks, Mexican Aligator Lizards and our wide selection of Panther Chameleons to name but a few.
When it comes to reptiles that we haven’t bred in store we still maintain our ‘Only Captive Bred’ policy. You can count on us to have a huge variety of species available; at any given time we have between 80-120 different species and over 500 reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates in stock.
In terms of Animal Welfare, this is where we really stand out from the crowd. Not only do we provide exceptional levels of animal welfare in store, we actively educate and encourage others to follow our lead. We also support a local school reptile club and give regular talks to schools, scout groups and educational organisations. Leading by example we aim to dispel outdated myths, and help progress the hobby through education and compassion. These qualities are what keep Global Geckos as an organisation at the cutting edge of reptile keeping.
Along with our amazing array of animals, we stock all the associated equipment you could ever need. We maintain a policy of only stocking products that we would use ourselves, so you won’t find any gimmicky or inferior products in store. Recent expansion in our bioactive ranges and live plant selection means you can find everything under one roof no matter whether you are a beginner level reptile enthusiast or a seasoned herpetoculturist. Our commitment to animal welfare and progressing the hobby led us to bring an idea to life with our exclusive range of ‘Terra-vivs’ which were designed in store and are manufactured by a leading pet product manufacturer. Terra-vivs are the perfect housing solution for terrestrial reptiles such as Leopard Geckos and Royal Pythons and are only available through us! It’s our proactive approach to reptile welfare that has seen the store go from strength to strength to be at the forefront of the reptile trade.
We list as much of our stock on the website as possible but due to the nature of the goods we can’t always list all our products so why not pop into the retail store and check out the full range. In store we also run an incredibly popular reptile holiday boarding service. We host various in-store events and offers so to keep up to date with what’s going on why not join us on Facebook for regular updates.
Shop Address: 18 Updown Hill, Windlesham, Surrey, GU20 6AF Telephone:01276 423137
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm (late night opening)
We look forward to seeing you in store, The Global Geckos Team.