Unless you have become the proud owner of an exotic pet like a lizard, snake, tarantula, or turtle, you may not realize how popular these non-traditional pets are in the state of Colorado.

Sure, owning a dog is like having a furry family member who is always happy to see you, is soft and cuddly, and is easily trainable, but many people have found themselves branching out into caring for less-cuddly pets.

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The difference between owning a traditional pet like a dog or cat and an exotic pet like a snake or tarantula is pretty big, but all types of pets are dependent on their owners to survive and thrive, just in different ways.

Luckily, there are quite a few brick-and-mortar locations across the state of Colorado where one can not only purchase an exotic pet as well as pretty much everything the pet may need to be happy and healthy but there are typically experts on various non-traditional pets working at these places.

Where Can I Buy an Exotic Pet in Colorado?

There are pet shops that specialize in exotic animals all across the state of Colorado, though some are more spread out than others.

For example, if you're on the Western Slope, the closest exotic pet shops are likely going to be J&M Aquatics in Grand Junction or the Tortoise and the Hare in Montrose.

However, if you're looking to purchase an exotic pet on the Front Range there are a plethora of options including Scales 'N Tales with numerous locations, 5280 Reptile Room with multiple locations in the Denver area, and much more.

Keep scrolling to check out 17 of the best places to buy an exotic pet in Colorado and their locations:

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