The Retail Store

The Retail Store

Global Geckos first opened its doors back in 2010 and within 5 years became a well-known and well respected name within the reptile keeping hobby, after ten years we lead the pack. 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 management along with having spent over 2 decades working in the reptile trade including previously spending over a decade as the livestock manager for the UK’s longest running reptile wholesaler. The rest of our team all hold relevant NVQ’s and National Diplomas in animal care disciplines.

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 Panther Chameleons for which we are the largest breeders in the UK. The variety of snakes we produce includes the usual favourites of Corn Snakes and Royal Pythons but also various King Snakes, Milk Snakes, Rat Snakes and hognoses along with Australian Pythons, Green Tree Pythons and a few other odd ball species.

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, but we also actively educate and encourage others to follow our lead. We also support a local school reptile club and in past years have given numerous talks to schools, scout groups and educational organisations. Owner Will also spoke at the first joint AHH (Advancing Herpetological Husbandry) and IHS (International Herpetological Society) meeting at Drayton Manor Zoo with his talk on the ethical breeding of reptiles in a commercial capacity. 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. Our extensive 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.

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 follow us on any of our social media channels for regular updates.

Shop Address: 18 Updown Hill, Windlesham, Surrey, GU20 6AF    Telephone:01276 423137


Store Opening Hours


Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday: 10am-5pm

Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm 

Sunday: 10am-4pm


We look forward to seeing you in store, The Global Geckos Team.

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