NOTICE: Please find our update regarding COVID-19 here:

COVID-19 Update:

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At the moment the UK is in a terrible shape, with coronavirus putting a huge strain on everything.

As we sell animal food we are classed as an essential business and so plan to keep our normal shop opening hours, but please understand that we might need to adapt as the situation changes. Our website will have up to date opening time information, so it’s very important to check before you visit. 

Follow the Government Guidance – Lockdown Stay Home

We are making a few changes to help keep everyone safe. 

  • If possible please buy from our website instead of visiting the shop. 
  • If you need advice please call 01865 372200 or email
  • If you are looking to buy a new pet please call us to discuss.  

If you need to visit the shop for an essential item please check out opening times below and follow these rules.

  • A maximum of 3 people will still be in place in store.
  • Stay 2 meters apart at all times from staff and customers.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • If you are exempt from wearing a mask, please do not enter the shop. We will serve you at the door. 
  • Pay By Card
  • If you have coronavirus or are displaying any signs or symptoms or are awaiting test results please do not visit.
  • On entering the shop please use the hand sanitiser, scan the track and trace QR code and wait to be invited in. 

Please do not bring your family to have a look around at this time. 

We are regularly disinfecting surfaces, door handles, card terminal and of course our hands.    

As the situation changes then we will change with it. 

Whatever else comes our way, we’re here to support you in caring for your pets. Get in touch if you’re unsure or worried about anything reptile related, and we’ll do what we can to help.

 Online Orders

Please note that there may occasionally be delays with online orders due to unprecedented demand with our packing team, couriers and Royal Mail. 

Please email us if you have any questions,

Pete and the Evolution Reptiles team

Opening Times

Evolution Reptiles, Kidlington

  • Monday – CLOSED 
  • Tuesday – 10am until 5.30pm
  • Wednesday – 10am until 5.30pm
  • Thursday  – 10am until 5.30pm
  • Friday – 10am until 5.30pm
  • Saturday – 9am until 5.30pm
  • Sunday – 10am until 4pm
Bank holiday Mondays – Closed

Reptile keeping has a bright future, come and join the evolution..

We have a great passion for tortoises, snakes, lizards, amphibians, spiders and bugs and their welfare.

Our dedicated team of Reptile Care Specialists are looking forward to meeting you and talking reptile.

Whether you are looking to buy your first reptile, adding 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.

  • 5 Star rated Animal Welfare License from Cherwell District Council – Licence number PET0012
  • Over 20 years experience working with and breeding reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of Reptile Care Specialists
  • We breed many of our animals in store, we know them inside out
  • Wide range of species available in store
  • We offer a range of services from boarding to nail clipping