Discover Your Wild Side: Expert Care & Insights for Your Exotic Pets – Reptiles, Amphibians, Birds, Arachnids, and More!

About Your Exotic Pets

Maurice O'Neill and his wife Tina enjoying a meal out

My name is Maurice O’Neill, and I am thrilled to share my passion and expertise with you through

Let me provide you with a brief overview of my background, experiences, and accomplishments in the exotic pet realm.

Early Beginnings: My fascination with exotic pets began at a young age, and I have since dedicated over 35 years of my life to studying, nurturing, and sharing my knowledge of these incredible creatures.

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of founding and operating several successful businesses, including Southern Reptiles and Fire Dragons, where I bred and raised various reptile species, and The Roach Hut, where I provided cockroaches to zoos and exotic pet hobbyists.

The Roach Hut was a business owned by Maurice O'Neill that specialized in supplying cockroaches to zoos and hobbyists.

Continuous Learning and Growth: Driven by a genuine love for exotic pets and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, I have pursued numerous courses and certifications in animal husbandry, care, biology, and environmental studies.

My extensive education has given me a comprehensive understanding of exotic pets’ natural habitats, allowing me to offer valuable guidance to my readers and clients on replicating these environments within their homes.

Collaborations and Accolades: Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed professionals in the field, such as the renowned biologist Dr. Rhys Jones.

These experiences have broadened my expertise and led to recognition and accolades within the exotic pet community.

Giving Back to the Community: Recognizing the importance of supporting the exotic pet community, I have dedicated countless hours to volunteering at local shelters and participating in various exotic pet rescue efforts.

I am also an active member of several exotic pet organizations and frequently attend conferences and seminars to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field. – A Platform for Sharing and Empowerment: With a wealth of knowledge and experience under my belt, I established as a platform for sharing my expertise and helping fellow exotic pet enthusiasts provide the highest level of care for their pets.

As a master coach, I aim to blend information and practical experience with proven principles to ensure your success with your beloved exotic pets.

Personal Note: Beyond my professional pursuits, I am a proud pet parent to various exotic species, including reptiles, birds, and invertebrates.


My personal experiences have provided me with invaluable insights into the challenges and joys of exotic pet ownership, further equipping me to guide and support you on your journey.

I am delighted to welcome you to and hope you find the information, resources, and support you need to thrive in exotic pet keeping.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to use the contact form.

Warm regards,

Maurice O’Neill

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