Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of abused, neglected, unwanted, and abandoned native and non-native reptiles and exotic animals through rescue, rehabilitation, education, and community outreach, while preserving the native Florida ecosystem and preventing release of invasive species.
Our organization not only rescues animals, but focuses on the education of Florida youth and adults about the importance of thoroughly researching all exotic animals before obtaining one as a pet, the seriousness of caring for an animal (especially an exotic as they require more specialized care than domestic pets), and preventing the release of invasive species into the Florida ecosystem. We provide all educational demonstrations at no charge to anyone and everyone who requests one.
Chili Pepper is an approximately 25 year old SPECIAL NEEDS Patagonian conure. He has cataracts and is a feather picker- which means he gets stressed very easily. He is looking for a quiet retirement home. He is on a nutriberry pellet diet and does not like to be handled.
Hi! I'm Harley. I came to Hernando Reptile and Exotics Rescue looking for a home after my first mommy had to let me go, but once I got here, I met the president Lauren, and it was love at first sight. She has become my person and I love spending my day singing and dancing with her and the volunteers and guests of the rescue. I enjoy getting treats like blueberries and walnuts and being a dancing queen. They even got me an outdoor speaker for my aviary so I can listen to my favorite songs throughout the day!!