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 and previously spent 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
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 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, we actively educate and
encourage others to follow our lead. We also support a local school reptile
club and have given numerous 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 Leading by example we aim to dispel outdated myths and help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. 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
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
Store Opening Hours