Obsessed with reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians. Established in 2007

Oxford’s Specialist Reptile Shop

Explore our exciting collection of snakes, lizards, amphibians, arachnids, and invertebrates. We also offer a wide selection of reptile supplies available for purchase in store or online.

Trust in our experienced reptile experts who provide professional advice to ensure the well-being of your reptilian companions. Discover a world of reptile excellence at Evolution Reptiles. Visit us today!

Animal Care Hub - Advice & Guides

Expert advice and guides on how to take care of reptiles. Take a look at our care sheets, reptile advice and feeding charts, or find out about our reptile boarding services to make sure your reptiles have the expert care they deserve.

Google Reviews 17/10/23
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Stopped by Evolution Reptiles on my way past Oxford this morning and was really happy with the experience. The owner was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly cared about the welfare of the animals in store. This was reflected in the enclosure conditions and lighting/heating provisions provided. I’ll be sure to pop in again next time I’m in the area. Would recommend!
Google Reviews Oct 23
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Popped in at the start of December to purchase my first jumping spider, did many months of research beforehand, spoke to the owner Pete for over an hour and he was absolutely brilliant, answered all of my questions and concerns, even got onto the subject of my interest in tarantulas also, I was treated as if I was the only customer in the shop, 100% focused. Anyone looking to purchase their first spider, reptile or whatever, evolution reptiles is the place for you, honestly, it doesn’t matter how far you have to travel, that time will be worth it, I’m looking forward to my future purchases.
Google Reivew 11/01/24
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Great quality live food, Always well packaged, reasonably priced, good dispatched time
Trust Pilot 6/01/24
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Everyone is so friendly and extra brownie points for remembering all our names! We have been coming for the last two and a half years now. Coming in six months before buying a bearded dragon they helped so much not only in the maintenance and how to look after one but also our confidence. Always a pleasure to come here. Thanks for everything
Trust Pilot Reviews 7/01/24
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Super knowledgeable and caring staff. Excellent customer service and where really helpful once the pet was home
Google Reivews 13/08/23
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Expert advice from fantastic, knowledgeable and caring staff. My leopard Gecko always comes back strong and healthy after boarding during our holidays. We travel over an hour to get here and it's totally worth the trip.
Google Reviews 10/06/23
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Such a clean and beautiful place with knowledgeable staff
Google Reviews 27/09/23
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Brilliant shop! The staff really know their stuff and give us advice if if we ask..there's even a form on their website to get advice. Great animals, great service and a great choice of decor and plants as well as animals.
Google Review 28/10/23
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Always incredibly friendly and helpful!

About Evolution Reptiles

At Evolution Reptiles, we’re more than just a reptile shop; we’re a haven for all things scaly, leggy, and captivating. With over 20 years of expertise, our reputation extends beyond Oxford to embrace reptile enthusiasts across the entire UK. Our passion lies in curating a diverse collection that caters to both seasoned keepers and curious newcomers.

Discover Our Eclectic Collection:

  1. Snakes: From the mesmerizing patterns of corn snakes to the elegance of ball pythons, our snake selection offers something for every snake lover.
  1. Lizards: Explore the enchanting world of lizards—whether it’s the gentle demeanor of leopard geckos or the quirky personalities of bearded dragons, we’ve got them all.
  1. Amphibians: Dive into the aquatic and terrestrial realms with our frogs and newts. Their vibrant colors and unique behaviors make them fascinating additions to any collection.
  1. Tarantulas: Step into the realm of arachnids with our tarantulas. From the iconic Mexican Red Knee to the curly-haired beauties, we have species suitable for beginners and seasoned keepers alike.
  1. Invertebrates: Delve into the miniature world of invertebrates. Whether you’re intrigued by stick insects, millipedes, or snails, our invertebrate collection offers a glimpse into their captivating lives.

Quality Care and Expert Advice:

  • Our experienced team is always on hand to provide expert advice. Whether you’re setting up your first vivarium or seeking tips on tarantula care, we’re here to guide you.
  • We hold a 5-Star Animal Activities License from Cherwell District Council, ensuring top-notch care for our reptilian, amphibian and invertebrate residents.

Visit Our Store:

Come meet our incredible reptiles and invertebrates at our Kidlington store in Oxfordshire. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a first-time keeper, Evolution Reptiles invites you to explore, learn, and embark on a scaly adventure like no other.

Online Reptile Supplies Shop 

At Evolution Reptiles, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive range of reptile supplies available for purchase online in the UK. Whether you’re a seasoned reptile keeper or a new enthusiast, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to care for your scaly companions.

Our selection includes:

  1. Reptile Housing: Choose from glass terrariums or wooden vivariums to create a comfortable and secure habitat for your reptile.

  2. Heating Systems: Keep your reptile’s environment at the optimal temperature with our reliable heating solutions.

  3. Lighting: Enhance your reptile’s well-being with UVB lighting options that mimic natural sunlight.

  4. Nutritious Food: We offer a variety of high-quality reptile food to meet the dietary needs of different species.

Explore our online store and find the perfect supplies for your reptile friend. Whether it’s a heat lamp for your snake or a UV bulb for your gecko, we’ve got a great variety to choose from!

Image from inside Evolution Reptiles.
Image of a classic corn snake being held in a hand over some live plants.
Image of a Collared Lizard. Close up head shot
Photo of a Mexican red knee tarantula.

Why shop with Evolution Reptiles?

Our online shop also offers a weekly or monthly live foods subscription, frozen foods and dry foods delivery service. Giving you the peace of mind knowing that food can be delivered straight to your

Evolution Reptiles have also created a Care Hub which includes care guides on all of our most popular reptiles including snakes, lizards, spiders, amphibians, tortoises, arachnids and invertebrates.

Whether you are looking to buy your first reptile pet, add to your collection or just want to pop in to have a look at our beautiful creatures you are very welcome to visit our Kidlington Shop. Please don’t
hesitate to contact us by telephone on 01865 372200.

Reptile Welfare

We work closely with specialist vets, experienced reptile breeders and product manufacturers. We enjoy reading articles and books about ways that we can continuously improve welfare for all our animals and then we discuss this as a team. We make sure we understand it properly so that we can share it with you, our lovely customers.

Reptile Boarding Service

You can board your reptiles at Evolution Reptiles with confidence. We have many years of experience in caring for many different kinds of reptiles. The reptiles boarding service is in a dedicated area of our Oxford shop in the UK and you can rest assured that we will care for your reptile like it is our own.

Experienced team

Pete (the boss) started keeping reptiles back in 1992 and has worked with reptiles for over 20 years. There’s nothing he doesn’t know about reptiles.

Nicole started with one crested gecko and grew obsessed with all the facts there are about them. And then she got the reptile bug…

Luke has been keeping reptiles since he was 16. His collection has grown and so has his experience which includes working as head reptile keeper at Wild Zoological Park.

Photo of the Evolution Reptiles Team 2022
Nicole. Teana, Pete and Luke