Our Shop

Our team of dedicated individuals are all passionate about exotic reptiles. We strive to provide advice for fellow reptile lovers, whether you’re starting out with your first pet or have been an exotics owner for a lifetime. We are specialists in caring for snakes, lizards, frogs, spiders and much more.

We share over 50 years experience within our small team. Putting the wellbeing of our animals first is our priority, so we make every conversation with our customers a useful one. Our team doesn’t make sales for the sake of sales. We can guarantee, after visiting us, you’ll have all the information you need to offer a fantastic life for your new pet.

No matter your location, our courier service can safely transfer one of our amazing reptiles to your front door. We deliver hundreds of animals every month and our specialist couriers are experienced in handling too.

Blue Tree monitor, varanus macraei 3

Our History

Starting out in Gosport before moving to Lee-on-the-Solent, we have been providing fascinating exotic reptiles to customers all over the country, for years with great success. Our passion has always been quality, whether it’s reptiles or information we provide. We are happy to help and have served our local community for many years.

What makes us special

We pride ourselves on having an excellent range of exotics at all times. From the hard-to-find to the more common, our shop stocks a diverse range of exotic reptiles which we take care of until they leave us.

By choosing Ridgeway, you are working with experts who care. Enclosures, racking, vivariums, food, livestock – there is a lot to take in. We always want what’s best for the animals and will help you choose a selection of items specific to your needs, without breaking the bank.

Our local council rated us 5* for quality and safety, and our team really knows what they’re talking about. You are always offered a friendly chat and a personal service when buying with Ridgeway Exotics.

Crested Gecko, Correlophus ciliatus


If you’re interested in a new exotic animal, give our team a call. Whether you know what you want, or aren’t quite sure yet, we can help you along the way.