New species in the incubator!

Ken found an egg in the water of the Red-cheek Mud Turtles pond. These guys were supposed to be too young to produce eggs so we did not have a nesting site in that enclosure. In fact, it is a simple garden pond found at all home supply stores and for that, it is not...

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We are raising money to pay for the fence!= and it has never been so colorful!

Choose from black, gold, orange, red, turquoise, white, pink, with more colors added later!

Since we can not qualify for a loan and still want to build the facility that can possess Class II animals as well as carry ...

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Although turtles can hold their breath for 45 minutes to one hour during routine activity, they will shock you with how long they take a literal breather while asleep.

While they are sleeping, they do not breath. Basically, because they do not possess a diaphragm and therefore would waste the ox...

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We have learned how oddly the turtle and tortoise breathe because of the way their shell and ribs are attached.

Some species of turtles breathe through their butts.?

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The twin Sulcatas (Centrochelys sulcata) are doing great. But much as a human, they are so tiny compared to their siblings who have not hatched two tortoises per egg. CRAZY is the one that has an egg tooth still.

Our son was slightly premature. He had hair on his feet and sported a goatee much a...

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We scatter foods such as Repcal and Mazuri out on leaf litter because these creatures forage in nature using their keen sense of smell.

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We fed Wrath the Savannah Monitor some fresh catfish in a video that just uploaded to our Youtube channel then I begin to try to train him to go back to his cage after eating. We also check in on a few redfoots, and watch Gora gorge the last piece of fish as she goes into her hide spot.

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4 months ago
I have purchased plants from this place, nice and healthy, fairly priced. You might need to call and make sure that they are opened on the day you are planning to visit before you head that way. They are also a reptile rescue so I imagine they get pretty busy. Lovely people with big hearts.
- Svetlana R
4 months ago
I love everything they do at Crazy Critters! The animals they rescue truly come above everything! My kids and I have been there a few times and we are always pleased with what we see!!! Great habitats for the critters, an amazing variety of food for them, and above all, safety of every critter they have!
- Tanya H
a year ago
Loved visiting this fledgling non-profit exotic animal rescue... They are dedicated to making the world a better place by protecting animals in the present and preserving the future, by teaching kids about the incredible miracles of nature. ♥️🐢🦎🌵
- Lea A

About us

Crazy Critters Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3, Exotic Animal Rescue and Wildlife Facility located in Eustis, Florida. The facility provides permanent homes to nearly 200 animals including lizards, turtles, skinks, geckos, birds, and assorted wildlife. Crazy Critters Inc. was established to provide non-domestic, non-releasable animals with a safe and permanent home.

Ken and Cherrice Purvee have been working together since 2001 raising plants and animals as natural as possible. For the past few years, always open to adopting exotic animals. Making people feel secure knowing their loved pet has a happy forever home.

Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters home. What makes this unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection.

The facility is currently building a natural bog system that will filter and reuse water, it will also grow various leafy vegetables that will help Crazy Critters be self-sustainable. If your company would like to help with this cause, please contact Ken and Cherrice Purvee 22921 County Road 44a Eustis, Fl 32736 352-589-5999.

Crazy Critters is having a plant fundraiser every weekend in August to help raise money to pay for the bog system. The fundraiser event is being held in the Crazy Critters greenhouse located at the facility/ Crazy Critters Inc. 22921 County Road 44a Eustis, Florida 32736, Crazy Critters Inc grows Succulents, Cactus, Orchids, Hibiscus, and other hard to find species of plants. Every single dollar goes directly to the growth of the organization. The programs educate the public on long-term conservation as well as current environmental issues concerning endangered and threatened species of wildlife and their habitat. The facility is currently under construction and being rezoned by the county. Private educational tours will be available starting in 2018.

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22921 County Road 44a
Eustis, FL 32736
United States

Business Hours

Tue:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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