Reptile Zoo Full Tour Cage by Cage! | BRIAN BARCZYK

Reptile Zoo Full Tour Cage by Cage! | BRIAN BARCZYK


(upbeat music) – Hey guys, what’s going on? Welcome to the vlog. I hope the start of your day is amazing. You know, I figured, now that we are beyond the
opening weekend obviously, and we’re actually closed
here for probably a month or maybe even longer, I’m not sure. I figure it’s the right time to give you guys a tour of the place. That way you understand what’s going on. Obviously we’ve spent a lot of time here in the Reptarium 1.0. We’ve got Matilda over
here, the Aldabra Tortoise, we’ve got our three Leopard Tortoises, Big Mama, Franklin, and of course Steve. You guys know their character. So now I’ll give you a
little bit of an overview. We did move a few things around. Obviously Lucy is looking
absolutely amazing and huge over here. But I also wanna give you
the flow of the place, give you an idea of what things look like, some of our new animals,
some of our older animals, how they’re doing, just give you guys the
whole kind of overview of what the Reptarium
looks like these days. And of course, some of the kind of the older tenants
here at the Reptarium are still doing well. Casper is looking absolutely incredible. It’s so cool to be able
to share this with people, and now that we’ll, eventually
when we open back up, have even more room, it’s
gonna be quite amazing. And guys I understand that
it’s scary times out there, but just remember, I’m
gonna be here every day kind of encouraging you,
trying to inspire you, and realize that we’re
gonna get through this, I promise you. I know it’s bizarre to be held
up in our homes and isolated, and not being able to
go out to the cinemas, and not being able to do
a restaurant, or a bar, or whatever the case may
be, no sporting events. It’s unprecedented, and I get it. And it’s really easy to kind
of fall down that rabbit hole of just stressing out, but I promise you, things are gonna be okay. We have history on our side, right? And of course, Sunrise is
looking as beautiful as ever. We’re gonna be feeding a lot
of these snakes tomorrow. We’ll feed a few on the vlog too. But it’s just so amazing that
I get to at least come here. That’s one thing, if
we do get to the point where we’re locked down,
you can’t leave your home, I’m living here. I literally am gonna move
in, and I’m gonna stay here, so don’t you worry about my animals. I promise they’re gonna be
okay, and we’re gonna be okay, because like I said, we
have history on our side. We know these things happen. It’s terrible, it’s
hurting a lot of people. It’s hurting us obviously,
everyone around me, my mom is isolated to a room. It’s a tough thing for all
of us, but the truth is, is that we know through
history, this will pass. Is it gonna take some time? Yes, it will, but you know what? There will be another side and
it’ll give us an opportunity to kind of live with some
uncertainty in our life and embrace that uncertainty and start to really appreciate
the things around us that maybe we were taking for granted. Of course there’s Karma 2.0,
the Nosy Be Panther Chameleon. We all know that my
Karma lived a long life and unfortunately passed
away a few months ago but Karma 2.0 is doing amazing. It’s really gotten extremely docile now. If you remember when I first got it, it didn’t like to be handled at all. Now you can see it’s absolutely wonderful. This is a rather newcomer
to the Reptarium, and this of course is Midnight, the Mexican Black King Snake. It’s just such a beautiful
animal in that case and by the way, there
are hundreds of animals now in the Reptarium. You guys know that, so I
can’t really go cage by cage. I’m gonna try to canvas
the place as best I can. Certainly when we go over to Reptarium 2.0 we’ll go cage by cage and
really look at each animal. Here I’m just gonna give you the overview because most of you guys
know what’s been over here and Midnight is definitely
a great addition. People absolutely love it to death and you know, again, I know
that everyone’s routine with this insanity in the
world is completely wild. Listen, life is different. Again, I can’t go to my gym. I can’t do a lot of
things that I love doing. I can’t go to the movie theater. You guys know that. I wanna make sure you understand that we’re gonna do everything we can do to at least keep this routine the same so every morning you will get this. And of course this is Snoop Frog. (laughing) He’s such a beautiful, he’s
of course a Fantasy Frog, Argentine Horned Frog, absolutely amazing. And again, I just wanna
be here for you guys and give that little
time where you can say let’s just look at animals,
be excited about things and worry about the rest later. So let’s just keep on looking around and seeing some of these insane
animals that I love so much. Of course we have Daisy here. A few people have been
asking about her recently. She’s doing great, she’s
eating like a maniac. She’s so, so good. Ubusuku is always an
absolute dream animal. Hey guy, what’s up girl? What are you doing? Hi, hi sweetheart. You okay? No food, we’re not food, we’re not food. You’re okay. There you go girl. As soon as she knows we’re not food, she is an absolute sweetheart. Look at this animal. It’s amazing, again, about behavior. As a matter of fact, I’m thinking about doing this entire vlog about how we approach
the behavior of Ubusuku and Chicken Strip and even Elvis, knowing that he’s an
absolutely amazing animal and just our thought
process behind it, right, so that you guys get an idea if you’re ever working
with an animal, what we do. Let me know in the
comments if you like that and by the way, if you guys so choose to
do a cage by cage tour, where there that might be literally like 30 minutes
long or something like that, I’m willing to do that if you want to so let me know down in the comments and maybe get this video
to 10,000 plus likes or something like that so I know you have a commitment to it and we’ll do a cage by cage and take 30 minutes or so. Of course these are
our Red Ackie Monitors. Unbelievable little Dwarf
Monitor from Australia. Again, all the intelligence
of a big monitor lizard in a small body. And we’ve been habituating these guys. They’re still a little bit more squirmy than say Elvis or something like that but still such a cool animal and you can see it starts to calm down just with a little bit of handling and we never restrain ’em to the point where
they’re actually feeling like they’re getting gripped, right? We’re letting them do their own thing, run through our hands and they’re just cool
little Dwarf Monitors. Again, something that if
you want a monitor lizard but you don’t have a
six or eight foot cage, this is a great option. And you know there’s absolutely no way I’m gonna do a reptile tour of my building without showing my girl, Bella. She’s still always gonna be
one of the most special animals maybe that I’ve ever had in my entire life to be totally honest with you. I love this girl so much
and she is so, so special, so whenever anyone comes, they have to spend some time with Bella and it always changes the
most hardened reptile hater into a reptile lover. Of course, again, long time
residents here of the Reptarium, the Uroplatus Fimbriatus, the giant leaf tail
geckos from Madagascar. Unbelievable, just look at
that tail, look at those eyes. It’s just ridiculous. And of course we have Cosmo
and Wanda, the pair in here. She’s been laying eggs
now for close to a year but unfortunately nothing is fertile. I don’t know if I want to
replace Cosmo with another male just to see if maybe I can
get some fertile eggs or not because I just don’t know
how I feel about this. He’s such a cool animal. Maybe it’s okay that we don’t produce, even though that would be pretty amazing. And then of course we have Jumper here who is a crazy little dude for sure. This of course is a Cuban Knight Anole that is absolutely incredible. I love these guys. A lot of times they’re a little bit crazy and a little bit nippy and stuff like that but this particular one
is actually pretty cool to be honest with you. Woop and there he goes. That’s why we call him Jumper. And of course we have the
arachnid wall with Zombie here, the Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula. We have a bunch of
tarantulas and scorpions and other kind of creepy crawlies. One of the things that’s
really blown me away, I’m not gonna lie to you is that whether it’s a
birthday party, a school event or when people come to the Reptarium, is how many people are still
a little bit fearful of snakes and sometimes even lizards but will always hold the tarantulas. It doesn’t even make sense to me. I think it’s awesome, don’t get me wrong, but it is wild how many people just think that these
things are incredible. I tote, seriously every time we’re open or I do an event, you’ll
have people that are like no way I’m holding a snake. Then I get ’em over to
here and they’re like oh I’ll hold that tarantula. I would have never thought it. It was a pleasant surprise
and guess what guys, I’ve now become a spider lover. And I skipped over Elvis because I saw that Toothless was looking like he wanted to come out and play. Of course they’re both
Asian Water Monitors. This guy is a Melanistic
Toothless and Elvis is amazing. Listen, Elvis is my pet
dinosaur to be honest with you but as Toothless is
getting bigger and older and he is so habituated
to humans and socialized, he is gonna be a super special animal, so just like Elvis gets a
lot of time walking around, we’re trying to do that
with Toothless as well. Let him walk around, bring him out a lot. With him, we’re holding
him a lot more than Elvis and hopefully he’ll be
kind of more socialized to being in people’s hands
and climbing on people than Elvis is, but what an absolute beauty and definitely one of my dream animals so I’m so happy that he’s doing so well. Of course there’s Joker, the
Scaleless Texas Rat Snake and I wanna know from you
guys down in the comments for anyone that has
handled a scaleless snake, what do you think that they feel like? We’ve had wild things
from velvet to peach, to believe it or not, the front
runner is old people’s skin. Literally, I’d say one out
of three people say that a scaleless rat snake feels
like old people’s skin. Now I’m gonna be totally honest with you, I’ve never touched and
felt old people’s skin but I guess I’ve hugged
my mom and I get it but if you’ve held ’em,
let me know in the comments what you think it is or what
you think it would feel like and maybe you’ll agree and
it’s old people’s skin. And Verde is deep in shed. So many people ask me about Verde. Is she okay? Of course she’s doing amazing. She’s still a great snake,
I still love her to death. She’s gonna look beautiful
when she sheds out and one day, hopefully she’ll get as big if not bigger than I. I’m trying to kind of breeze
over a lot of the animals that you guys see a lot but there’s some animals I
know that I have to show you. Of course Perdida is one of ’em, the Cow Reticulated Python, certainly the most popular snake when anyone comes over
here to the Reptarium. But of course once we jump
over to the other side you’ll see Mumu, the other Cow Retic, not as placid or
socialized as Perdida yet, but she’s certainly coming along and again I am skipping
over a lot of stuff ’cause I wanna get next
door but in the comments let me know if you want
me to do another one, which animals did I miss that you really wanna know more about. Of course Beetlejuice is up here, the Bells Phase Lace Monitor, and when I opened up
the original Reptarium, it was really about as much
variety as I could get, right? I wanted lizards, I
wanted frogs and toads. I wanted snakes like
Perdida and Rhino Iguanas and as much variety, but also animals that
people could socialize. When it came to next door,
when I opened up that one, I still wanted people to be
able to interact with things but it was more about dream animals, like things that I always wanted. Bells Phase Lace Monitors
certainly fall into that category. One of the animals that
I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid, I had the opportunity to
meet when I was in Australia a handful of times, I even
saw one in the wild once which was amazing. Couldn’t catch it, it disappeared
as I was running after it but to actually have Beetlejuice now, even though it stays
up there on its perch, it’s coming down a little bit. I promise you, the socialization that we do with all the other animals, that this thing is gonna be
one of our tamest lizards here in the next month or two. We’re working really hard on it so just to give you an idea
of what my philosophy was between the Reptarium 1.0 and what 2.0 being the dream animals. Of course we have my guy
Taz, the Argentine Blue Tegu. This dude puts a smile on
my face every time I see him and people love him as well. Such a good animal. We have the Emerald Tree
Boa up here that’s amazing. Of course Night Fury’s
just cruising around, just shed out, looks absolutely stunning, but I’ll tell you what. One animal that is a rock star over here at the original Reptarium
of course is Ben and Jerry, the two-headed snake. This is the animal that
every kid freaks out about. They’re like oh my god,
the two-headed snake and that was the exact kind
of reaction I was hoping for here at the Reptarium, is that people would just get inspired and go oh my god, that is the
coolest thing I’ve ever seen and it’s doing amazing. I wish that I could take it out more often but we definitely keep
that one in the cage the majority of the time ’cause
we wanna keep it healthy. The fragility of it is something that we’re always concerned of. Of course Nova, and really
that wraps up the Reptarium, original Reptarium. Of course we have our turtle pond here. Right now we just have
seven Red Eared Sliders and a couple Cooters in here but we’re gonna definitely
increase that a lot, work on this a little bit more ’cause we want kids to
be able to feed them, just ’cause it’s so cool to have aquatic turtles come up and eat, so we’re working on this one. It’s definitely a work in progress but it is the transition
in to the new Reptarium. And the first huge enclosure, of course, is Vivienne and Dixie’s cage. Come on guys, you want some food? Come one Vivy, come one. Come on bud. (laughing) You can see they’re
settling in really well. They are such a trip and little things like that is how you kind of
habituate them as well as, just give them little treats and as you’re giving them little treats they become even more socialized and they’re not afraid
of you as much, right, ’cause they go oh I can come, get treats, that’s a good thing. This enclosure is amazing and it’s cool ’cause you can see it
from the outside of course as well as the inside. And then of course there’s my iguanas and my tortoises in here. And of course the little Crimson Albino that lost his tail last
week is doing really well. They’re still all eating super good and they’re doing amazing so
it’s cool to see the reds, the Crimson Albino and of course we’ve
got a Frenchs over here that is a yellow one and of course the tortoises down below are doing amazing as well. Of course Cupcake is using
this whole enclosure. Sometimes she’s up on the branches, sometimes she’s down below. Feeding her tomorrow and
that’s gonna be the big trick, is is she gonna eat, because remember I told you, when she was over at Reptile
1.0, she just didn’t settle in. She wouldn’t eat. When I took her back
BHB, she crushed food, so hopefully she’s gonna
eat for us tomorrow and if that’s the case,
I know she’s settled in and loves her enclosure. I will say, I think she’s in good shape because before she was
pacing all the time. Now she’s settled in really well so I think it’s gonna be good. Of course we moved Jeffrey, the Hypo Granite Burmese Python over here and he looks amazing and is
just absolutely incredible. Of course we have Snap and Pop in here, a male and a female and
they are unbelievable. I’ve been saying this for a while. One of my favorite enclosures. They’re so active, right? Sometimes they’re on the ground,
sometimes they’re up there. Every time you come by here, they’re in a different position. They’re just climbing around,
just really utilizing, they’ve got hotspots down here, they’ve got a basking spot up top so they can literally
thermo-regulate all they want. Again, feeding for the first time tomorrow so we’ll see how that goes. Gonna have to separate ’em
out, obviously to feed ’em but I couldn’t be more happier with the way this enclosure turned out. Like I mentioned earlier
when I was handling Perdida, I wanted to show you Mumu, the
other Cow Reticulated Python. Not as socialized as
Perdida by a long shot but still really good. You might remember when
I first got this snake it was pretty hyper and
kind of liked to bite. Now it’s unbelievable. She is really doing well. The only thing that she has to get over and this is a Retic thing sometimes is she will occasionally want
to pee when you’re holding her so within time she’s gonna
get used to the handling part and then she’ll stop peeing on people which will be real nice for me. I’ll tell you Al Machino has
been a rock star over here. I would say like Perdida on the other side is a snake that everyone wants to hold. Everybody wants to spend time with Al. He’s a great snake, super
placid, unbelievably beautiful so this has definitely
been the animal I thought that would be one of the stars and it turns out that
he certainly has been. Look at that snake right there. Unbelievable. That is breathtaking. Sun Fire definitely is settling in good. She uses the entire enclosure. I love this enclosure and
she’s doing a really good job especially when she climbs
and stuff like that, she looks so good and then, come on, I don’t even have to tell you guys, Salt and Pepper are unbelievable. Come on big girl. Look at this animal. Of course Pepper is just
loving the new enclosure, there’s no doubt about that. It’s just chilling out a
lot of times in the water. It doesn’t come up as much. Now Salt is spending time on
the land and in the water, eating really well. They’re both crushing food so couldn’t be more happier with this one because I want my animals to be happy and they seem to be loving this enclosure. Course the Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa’s just starting to go opaque and to shed so we still have to get
this misting system on and I’ll be honest with you, with this kind of shut down that we have with the virus and stuff like that, it’s given me an opportunity
to take a little more time and do some things that I’ve wanted to do. I’ll get caught up on the misting system as well as just a little
bit more family time so I’m trying my hardest to use this time as a way to kind of embrace it, right? It’s a terrible situation
for so many people, I realize that and it’s
never a great thing that we’re not open to the public. Obviously we’re a place where
we need people to keep running but with that being said, let’s look at the positives, right. The fact that we can do things that we’ve been talking about doing, now we have the time to do it. We can again, take advantage
of family time and friend time and catch up on all those
things, maybe some rest as well. Of course the birthday party
room with this awesome mural that Jay put in for us. We’ve got a TV over here
that we can watch movies if we want to, watch TV, whatever it is when we’re having events. I absolutely love this room. I love the way it turned out. It’s absolutely amazing. And of course the next room over here is the snake massage room, which is really, at least for
the first weekend, was a hit. Hopefully when we reopen
people want to come in and get on the table with me and spend some time with
my boas and corn snakes and stuff like that, but like I said, there’ll be plenty of time
for that in the future. I’m not stressed out about it and again, we can be bummed out and listen, it’s a tough time but we can also look at the positives and try to spin it the best we can. Foot spa, crazy cool, unbelievable. People love it, I love it. I’ll be honest with you guys, I don’t think there’s been a
day since we got the fish in that my feet haven’t been
in here at least once because it’s just, I think it’s amazing. Of course this enclosure
is gonna probably be one of the most special enclosures for me because at some point, we’re gonna have my good friend Force, Croc Monitor in here. I’m gonna have a big
dedicated plaque for him that’ll go on the cage that
will really memorialize him and his life and celebrate his life and every day when I
come and look at this, I can think about him, so right now the enclosure’s empty but it will be full sooner than later. Obviously in these crazy times, I’m not really traveling
much and stuff like that as you can imagine, so here
in the next couple weeks, three weeks, whenever it happens to be, we’ll get that Croc Monitor. We’ll go see Desiree and Lars,
make sure they’re doing well and do everything we can do for them. Again, link is always
gonna be in the description to the Go Fund Me page for Force. Please show that love if you can for me. Of course we have our
baby Frilled Dragons here that are so cute and I like them because they’re in an enclosure
you can see right up here, they hang out on the branches
and everything like that so it’s kind of cool because
it is a tall enclosure and because it’s tall,
it’s not exactly the best for animals that might be on the ground but for arboreal animals,
it’s absolutely incredible. Of course we have our Cayman lizards and I’ve been saying this
for a little bit guys but I’ll say it again, these
are not gonna stay in here. These guys are in here just temporary. They’re actually gonna go into
a mainly aquatic enclosure that they have lots of
climbing and stuff like that. Another thing that I can get done now that I have a little bit more time is get the environment
that I want them to be in and again, they’ll only be in that for probably six or eight months and then they’re gonna upgrade again into even a larger enclosure ’cause these guys are pretty large, they do need a lot of space and
they’re absolutely adorable. Then we have El Toro, the Bull Snake. It’s so cool. Bull Snakes are really cool and
it’s a big Calubridae snake. Super placid. Not all Bull Snakes are placid. A lot of ’em are but not all of ’em. This one is super good and it’s gonna get quite a bit larger. So far, kids have loved
handling this animal, ’cause normally it’s kind of
a little bit more energetic and kind of fun to handle, really a beautiful snake. It’s a great addition to
the animal ambassadors here at the new Reptarium
expansion for sure. And then of course an animal that started off at the Reptarium and then ended up back at BHB and is now back here of course is Irwin, the Blue Tongued Skink, it’s
a northern Blue Tongued Skink, so we have Potato on the other side. People love Potato, love Potato so much that we wanted to put
another skink over here and the fact that Potato’s a
Centralian Blue Tongued Skink, it’s really difficult to get them. There’s very few of them in the country so we decided to put Irwin back over here and it’s been a hit too because again, people
love Blue Tongued Skinks and this guy is absolutely wonderful. And guys, we have a gift shop. Of course this is Lori’s
baby to be honest with you. She did a lot of work on this. Looks absolutely incredible. We’ve got all of the
Reptarium merchandise shirts, hats, cups, mugs, all that type of stuff and then we have of course
all these kind of plushies and kind of toys and look
at how adorable this is. Is that thing absolutely crazy or what? And even these. These are so cool, so realistic looking. It’s pretty amazing, so
Lori’s done a great job and it’s been a huge success,
I’m not gonna lie to you. I didn’t know if it was gonna go well but wow has it been amazing and then of course, the creme de la creme, when you walk in, you’ve
got the Anaconda cage and unfortunately we are continuing to deal with bacterial blooms
as this filtration is going. We do water changes, it clears up, and then it gets cloudy again. This will clear up here in
the next couple weeks for sure and then we can kind of
keep things in check. The other thing we’re doing
is we’re putting a system in that can refill the water
with 82 degree water, that way we don’t have to worry about keeping the water warm or cool, we can do more often water
changes and stuff like that so that is the Reptarium tour guys. I hope that you enjoyed it and again, let me know in the comments if you want me to do a longer one. This was probably pretty long as it was but I had a good time and hey, let’s just keep
in this together people. It won’t be long before we’re open again and you guys can come see us and we can enjoy these animals together. But in the meantime, I’m here for you. I will be here every morning. By the way, I also will be doing a podcast at least once a week, maybe even twice a week. It’s called checking in. You can subscribe to it right over here. Should be a good time. You can roll through an entire
playlist if you’re bored and stuck at home. Over here you can hit
that subscribe button for this vlog channel, turn the post notifications on. Be safe out there, have a wonderful day, be kind to someone if you can. I promise, I’ll see you guys tomorrow.

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