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During these difficult times we appreciate that people need a distraction to take their minds off things – especially with schools closed. Normally, we are more than happy to act as a small zoo and allow families to look at the animals and even hold them if we’re not busy. It’s actually a very enjoyable part of the business!

Sadly, we are going to have to ask that you don’t come into the shop unless you are buying something. We are as vulnerable as everybody else, and have the same family responsibilities as you do (elderly parents, children, etc). 


Also, in order to keep a sensible distance between individuals, we will be asking people to wait outside to prevent the shop becoming too crowded. We know it seems harsh, but we want to make sure that everyone stays safe. We’re also asking people to be aware of touching things – any item touched has to be disinfected, so it would be a great help if the stock was handled as little as possible.


So please, we know it’s hard, but please don’t come in just for a look around. We’re more than happy to advise over the phone (01865 372200), via email, or Facebook message. Once the restrictions are lifted we’ll be more than happy to show you and your families all our lovely creatures and tell you all about them, but for the moment that just isn’t possible.

As long as we all stay calm and work together we can get through this.


The Evolution Reptiles Team.

Opening Times

Evolution Reptiles, Kidlington

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus lock down we are reducing our opening hours to help keep our staff and customers safe. 

We will be open on these dates at these times. 


  • Wednesday 8th April 10am until 12pm
  • Thursday 9th April – CLOSED 
  • Good Friday 10th April – CLOSED
  • Saturday 11th April  9am until 12pm
  • EASTER DAY Sunday 12th April – CLOSED 
  • Tuesday 14th April – CLOSED 
  • Wednesday 15th April – CLOSED
  • Thursday 16th April – 10am until 12pm
  • Friday 17th April – 10am until 12pm
  • Saturday – 18th April 9am until 12pm 
  • Sunday 19th April – CLOSED


Don’t forget that you can order all of your reptile products on our website for home delivery so you can stay at home! 

 Hopefully everything will be back to normal soon. 

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