The Animal Connection

2550 Judah St. 

(corner of 31st & Judah)

San Francisco, CA 94122

(415)564-6482

info@animalconnectionsf.net

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Business Hours

Monday-Friday:  11am-7pm

Saturday: 11am-6pm

Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Please call for bird/small mammal groomer availability!

Special Holiday Hours

Fire Donations 2018

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Bearded Dragon

Housing: Bearded Dragons can be housed singly or in groups up to five, with only one male!

Cage requirements: As babies, a 20 gallon tank is fine. But as your beardy grows, it will need at least a 55-gallon tank with full spectrum spot light basking areas and a heat source pad.

Diet: An adult bearded dragon will eat gut-loaded crickets, dubia roaches, or worms coated vitamin supplements every few days. They also eat dark leafy greens and other vegetables.

Cleaning: Regular spot cleaning is key to keeping a clean cage. We like to clean the poop as soon as we see it.

Enrichment: Give your bearded dragon place to hide under or climb on top of. Bearded dragons can be very tame and can enjoy interacting with their owner as well as other dragons.

Leopard Gecko

Housing: Leopard Geckos can be housed singly or a pair of females or a mixed pair.

Cage requirements: A single leopard gecko should be housed in at at least a 10-gallon tank, adding 5 gallons per additional gecko, equipped with a heat pad.

Diet: An adult gecko will eat gut-loaded crickets, Dubia roaches, or worms coated vitamin supplements every few days. They do not eat fruit or vegetables.

Cleaning: Regular spot cleaning is key to keeping a clean cage. We like to clean the poop as soon as we see it.

Enrichment: Provide a hide box with moist moss to aid shedding. When handles properly these curious creatures can enjoy interaction with their owner as well as other leopard geckos.

King Snake

Housing: King snakes do not get along with other snakes and should be housed alone.

Cage requirements: A 20-gallon tank or larger is recommended, but the bigger the better. Make sure the lid is secure or you'll have a snake on the loose!

Diet: We recommend thawed (previously frozen) mice as a tasty meal for your snake. We do not recommend feeding live, as live mice, in the face of death, may harm your snake.

Cleaning: Regular spot cleaning is key to keeping a clean cage. We like to clean the poop as soon as we see it.

Enrichment: Keep a hide box in the warm side as well as the cool size of the tank. If handled regularly from a young age, king snakes can enjoy interaction with their handler.

Corn Snake

Housing: We strongly recommend housing corn snakes singly. Some sources say corn snakes may potentially be housed together as a breeding pair but must be separated when feeding. 

Cage requirements: A 20-gallon tank is recommended, but the bigger the better. Make sure the lid is secure or you'll have a snake on the loose!

Diet: We recommend thawed (previously frozen) mice as a tasty meal for your snake. We do not recommend feeding live, as live mice, in the face of death, may harm your snake.

Cleaning: Regular spot cleaning is key to keeping a clean cage. We like to clean the poop as soon as we see it.

Enrichment: Keep a hide box in the warm side as well as the cool size of the tank. If handled regularly from a young age, corn snakes can enjoy interaction with their handler.

Box Turtle

Housing: Box turtles should be housed alone.

Cage requirements: A 55-gallon tank is recommended, but the bigger the better. They need a basking fixture with a full spectrum fluorescent light. Temperature should be 80-85 degrees. The substrate should be regularly misted and kept moist.

Diet: A variety of bugs (earthworms, waxworms, etc) and fresh fruits and vegetables is the right diet for box turtles.

Cleaning: We recommend cleaning the enclosure once a week!

Enrichment: Give your turtle plenty of places to hide and explore. Scattering leafy greens is a good way to recreate foraging.