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A Fargo Pet Resource Guide

Exotic Pet Resources

Just because you have an exotic pet or are interested in adopting one doesn’t mean it should be difficult to find supplies and resources. While you may need to venture outside of Fargo-Moorhead depending on the specific critter you’re caring for, there are locally-owned resources here in North Dakota and Minnesota that provide supplies and services for exotic pets.

Exotic Pet Dealers:

Fish

  • The Tropical Fish Shoppe, Fargo, ND
  • Fargo Aquariums, Fargo, ND
  • Midwest Aquarium Services, West Fargo, ND
  • The Aquarium Guys, Perham, MN

Reptiles

  • Geckotah, Fargo, ND
  • Eye of the Gecko, Fargo, ND
  • Fire n’ Ice Exotics, Bismarck, ND
  • Marshal Law Morphs, Bismarck, ND
  • Cellar Snakes, Bismarck, ND

Insects

  • Creepies & Co, Fargo, ND
  • Moonbugs, Detroit Lakes, MN

Exotic Animal Veterinary Services

Valley Veterinary Hospital, Fargo, ND

  • Small mammals, reptiles and amphibian species

Animal Health Clinic, Fargo, ND

  • Small mammals and reptiles

Casselton Veterinary Service, Casselton, ND

  • Snakes, iguanas, lizards, mice, rats, pot-bellied pigs, hedgehogs and other exotic pets

Exotic Animal Rescues

Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education, West Fargo, ND

  • CAARE offers shelter and rehoming services for companion parrots. CAARE also has an inventory of bird supplies, including cages, food and toys, available for purchase.

Kritter Krazy Reptile and Exotic Rescue, Fargo, ND

  • Kritter Krazy is an animal rescue dedicated to rehabilitating and rehoming reptiles and exotic animals.

Resources

Minnesota Herpetological Society

  • This organization based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota, educates the public about proper care of reptiles and amphibians. The society’s website, mnherpsoc.org, also provides specific care guides for herptiles and an exotic vet directory.

Exotic Animal Care and Husbandry, Concordia College

  • Exotic Animal Care and Husbandry is a student group at Concordia College specializing in the education and care of exotic animals.

Fargo Exotic Pet Expo

  • The annual Exotic Pet Expo in Fargo brings in leading local and national vendors of the exotic pet trade. Held at the beginning of fall at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, this event boasts a variety of exotic animal specialists.

Jack Hastings

Written by Jack Hastings

Jack Hastings is the Editor of Design + Living and Co-Editor of Spotlight Media's Fargo Monthly publication. Hastings is originally from Hillsboro, N.D., and is a graduate of North Dakota State University's strategic communication program.

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