About Phillip Rivera

Me having a great time at the reptile expo in LA

Phillip Rivera is a reptile pet enthusiasts who has spent years studying and caring for these amazing creatures. He regularly attends reptile expos and consults experts in their field with the intention of sharing the most up-to-date information with his audience.

When most kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, the answer is usually police officer or firefighter (or at least it used to be, now it seems to be Youtuber). However, I remember my answer as far back as second grade was always paleontologists.

I was in love with dinosaurs and wanted to know everything about them. My parents would buy me books, movies, magazines, and anything else regarding dinosaurs.

Now, I’m quite aware that dinosaurs did not evolve into the lizards we know and love today, but thanks to Jurassic Park, the love of dinosaurs transferred into pet reptiles, and here we are today.

My first pet lizard was a Chinese water dragon named Joanna. She was a sweet and docile lizard. After she passed away, I bought an iguana, and she was anything BUT sweet and docile.

Petting my future pet reptile, the Rhino Iguana

Owning both of these lizards, especially the iguana, taught me many invaluable lessons, which I can now share with you here on this site.

I hope you enjoy learning about pet reptiles as much as I enjoy teaching it. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email and I will get back to you shortly.