Can you not bear to throw away your used yogurt containers? Will St. Paul ever catch up with the times and allow curbside plastic #5 recycling? (I know…First World Problems.)
Turns out your friendly, neighborhood reptile specialty store will gladly take your yogurt containers and similar cleaned-out plastic containers that still have their lid. The good folks at Twin Cities Reptiles (2863 University) but will give these old containers a new life as the home for little baby reptiles.
Twin Cities Reptiles is one of the oldest reptile specialty stores in the nation, and the largest in Minnesota. It’s been around since 1978, and the current location for nearly twenty years. I confess to knowing little about pet reptiles and amphibians, but it’s got to have everything you would need if you wanted to make the leap into cold-blooded pet ownership. Just wondering through their collection of lizards, turtles, iguanas, snakes is worth the trip. They actually go beyond reptiles and amphibians, and have fish and some rodents as well.
They have their own parking lot to the side of the store so parking is easy. Leave a plastic container and come home with a snake!
(I would have taken cooler photos, but I felt too self-conscious with my camera fearing they’d think I was some crazed PETA activist!)