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About 2021 marks the 25th year of business for Backwater reptiles and Supply Co. In an industry where success is the exception, never the norm, this company has remained a leader for over two decades. Why is Backwater reptiles special? How have they remained one of the most trusted and reliable suppliers of reptiles and supplies for so long? There is no simple answer. A combination of timing, honesty, reliability, stellar management, and a touch of good, old-fashioned luck all have contributed to the uncanny success of this Southern California entity. I am pleased to invite all of our readers on a very special tour. A behind the scenes look at the past, present, and future of Backwater reptiles.

Humble Beginnings

How does one “get into” reptiles? Well, for Backwater reptiles founder and owner Loren Leigh, he simply fell into it. Never a self-proclaimed reptile person, Loren’s interest in herps peaked when he began work for a wholesaler providing pet supplies to various retail outlets in the Los Angeles area. He found himself quickly engulfed (and intrigued) by the animal industry and what it had to offer. At that same time, leopard geckos were just beginning to gain popularity in the mainstream pet-trade, so on a whim, Loren decided to buy a few high-end gecko pairs and see what happened. It wasn’t long before his Santa Clarita garage was overflowing with some of the finest, most unique leopard geckos available at the time. But where to sell them?
The answer came in the form of trade shows. In the early 90’s reptiles were just beginning to catch on as the next hot thing, and as a result, small and large trade shows were popping up all over the country. Loren made an effort to be at as many shows as possible, offering his geckos and advice to many budding enthusiasts. To this day, one of the strongest aspects of Backwater reptiles is their presence (both widespread and exceptionally professional) at reptile shows all over the country.
Backwater reptiles offers a large selection of reptiles for sale including snakes, lizards and tortoises at our online reptile store. Shop reptile pets at discount prices with overnight shipping and live arrival guarantee.
Awards & Achievements
The Philosophy
Backwater Reptiles specializes in the captive breeding and select importation of a multitude of species, including snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, scorpions, tarantulas, and more!
We offer the healthiest reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates at rock-bottom prices for individuals interested in keeping these fascinating critters as pets or even beginning their own breeding projects.
We are reptile enthusiasts who believe that captive breeding is a personally rewarding experience that also helps protect the wild populations by promoting knowledge, awareness, and passion for these incredible creatures.


I ordered a monitor by mistake and they fixed me up with a red iguana that's absolutely beautiful and so sweet. They shipped it very nicely and sent me all tracking right away. I will definitely only buy my reptiles from backwaterreptiles! Thank you so much!
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P Robinson
I am extremely satisfied with backwater reptiles. This was my first time purchasing a reptile online. I was able to contact customer service via email with a few questions that I had and they got back to me very quickly! The sulcata tortoise that I purchased arrived quickly. I tracked the package the entire way! 10/10 recommend and if I ever buy another reptile I will do so through them!
A Carlos
I ordered 3 Asian forest scorpions and they arrived a day earlier than expected and all three are in great health and very active and hungry. Great company to work with. Tip for consumers: good communication and fast shipping
Alicia Stone
I ordered a tiger salamander on a Monday, and paid extra for overnight shipping, it got delayed so many times, until it's order date was now Saturday, then on Saturday, I found out they gave me the wrong shipping number, and the salamander hadn't even STARTED to be delivered yet! But the people who run the site apologized, and my salamander is fully healthy, and everything is great
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