Welcome to the East Bay Vivarium *Serving the Bay Since 1970*

At the East Bay Vivarium, we specialize in the captive production of a wide selection of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Our store supplies zoos, educational institutions and classrooms as well as individuals and families with snakes, lizards, tortoises, turtles, frogs, toads, salamanders, tarantulas and scorpians. We carry a complete line of cages, supplies and food as well as a book selection of more than 200 titles covering these animals in captivity and the wild.


The Vivarium is the nations largest and oldest retail herpetological store open in the East Bay since 1970. Our staff is courteous, knowledgeable and eager to get you involved in this young and exciting field.

Reptiles and other small exotics are gaining in popularity daily. These animals are quiet, hypoallergenic, able to live comfortably in small places, virtually order free, flealess and never need to be walked. They invite you into their world and their way of living, offering you a glimpse into an alien landscape and your own primordial past. These creatures are the essence of fascination.


Habitat destruction has become a daily threat to the existence of these animals around the world. Frog species are dwindling at a catastrophic rate and they are harbingers of a bigger ecological Armageddon. Bringing these refugees into our homes, encouraging and understanding their ways, and propagating them can provide a last home for animals that might otherwise disappear from the earth entirely and forever.

Please visit our facility in Berkeley or our online store and become familiar with animals for whom your face must seem stranger to them than theirs will to you! Our retail store hours are 11 am till 7 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am till 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. We are located at 1827-C 5th Street in Berkeley, California (see our contact page for more details). Our online store is open to visitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Thank you for visiting us and please come back soon!!

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