Crazy Critters 4th Quarter 2021 List Of Species Housed

The term biodiversity (from “biological diversity”) refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems, and can encompass the evolutionary, ecological, and cultural processes that sustain life.

Biodiversity includes every living thing from humans to organisms, such as microbes, fungi, and invertebrates. We use methods that help us be as biodiversified (not really a word) as possible because it is the key indicator of the health of an ecosystem. A wide variety of species will cope better with threats than a limited number of them in large populations.

Our planned ecosystems provide crucial services such as pollination, seed dispersal, climate regulation, water purification, nutrient cycling, and control of agricultural pests.

Each year, we share a list of species we house here at the facility so the community knows exactly what they support when they attend one of our plant sale fundraisers.

We are proud to have helped over five hundred people in our community along with the county and state rehome exotics properly.

African Fire Skink (Lepidothyris fernandi)55
African Helmeted Turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa)Appendix III26311
Albino Redear Morphs1010
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)VulnerableAppendix II11
Argentine Tegu (Salvator merianae)112
Argus Monitor (Varanus panoptes horni)Appendix II11
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)11
Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator)L/CAppendix II11
Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)Crit EndanAppendix II11
Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)L/C246
Black Marsh Turtles (Siebenrockiella crassicollis)VulnerableAppendix II1113
Black and White Tegu (Salvator merianae)L/CAppendix II11
Blue-and-Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)L/CAppendix II11
Blue Tongue Skink Halmahera (Tiliqua gigas gigas)Endangered11
Blue Tongue Skink Merauke (Tiliqua gigas evanescens)Endangered11
Call Duck (Anas superciliosa)112
Cane toad (Rhinella marina)L/C11
Chickens Misc. Breeds11516
Chicken Turtle HYBRID (Deirochelys reticularia)11
Crocodile Skinks (Tribolonotus gracilis)L/C11
Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)L/C33
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)L/CAppendix III11
Discoid Roach (Blaberus discoidales)1000+
Crested gecko (Correlophus ciliatus)VulnerableYes2349
East African Mud Turtle (Pelusios subniger)L/C2751731
Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)Appendix II2215
False Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica)22
Florida Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri)VulnerableAppendix II123
Florida Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum)L/C112
Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox)L/CAppendix II11
Game Chickens771226
Gargoyle Gecko (Rhacodactylus auriculatus)L/Cbeing considered213
Giant Mexican Musk turtle (Staurotypus salvinii)ThreatnedAppendix I11
Goffin’s cockatoo (Tanimbar corella)11
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)L/CAppendix III1427
Harlequin Macaw (Ara chloropterus x Ara ararauna)11
Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni)N/TAppendix II112
Hermit Crab (Paguroidea)11
Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)L/C11
Isopod (Multiple ssp.)100+
Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius)358
Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)L/CAppendix II11
Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor)L/C112
Madagascar Day Gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis)L/C22
Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor)
Mississippi Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni)L/C3328
Myna Bird (Sturnidae)Appendix III22
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)L/C11
Pink Belly Sideneck Turtles (Emydura subglobosa)L/CAppendix II2251524
Pink Belly Snappers (Elseya novaeguinea)L/C1113
Red-cheeked Mud Turtle (Kinosternon scorpioides cruentatum)L/C14510
Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)68822
Red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis [Geochelone] carbonaria)Appendix II2851934
Red tail boa (Boa constrictor ssp.)112
Reeve’s Turtle (Mauremys reevesii)EndangerAppendix III22
Rhea (Rhea americana)Near-threatAppendix II1124
Russian tortoise (Agrionemys [Testudo] horsfieldii)VulnerableAppendix II134
Savannah Monitor (Varanus exanthematicus)L/CAppendix II11
Snake-necked turtle (Chelodina longicollis)Appendix II22
South East Asian Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis)VulnerableAppendix II112
Springtails (Collembola)100+
Spotted Pond Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii)EndangerAppendix I213
Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)L/C112
Sulcata Tortoise (Geochelone [Centrochelys] Sulcata)VulnerableAppendix II168202569
Texas tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri )L/CAppendix II11
Three Striped Mud (Kinosternon baurii)L/C235
Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis)Appendix II11
Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)L/C112
Wallacean box turtle (Cuora amboinensis ambo..)Vulnerable112
White-bellied Snapping Turtle (Elseya branderhorstii)Vulnerable22
Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle (Trachemys scripta)L/C3131228
Yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata)VulnerableAppendix II325
Yellow Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)L/C22
Turkin Chickens5101025
Species Housed
Rehomed To Other Facilities
Total 229
Species Rehomed To Other Facilities

Thank you for all of the support that helps us help more!

We are raising money for a bird barn with attached aviaries for the rescued birds here at Crazy Critters Inc.

Please consider donating to help us reach our goal!!!!

We are hosting a plant sale fundraiser and you are invited!

We constructed a small greenhouse to grow food for the animal facility, and it was not long before we realized plants were a great way to provide revenue that could help us grow and care for wayward and or injured animals.

Crazy Plants Nursery
22919 County Road 44a
Eustis, Fl 32736

Our normal hours of operation are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm. WEATHER PERMITTING. We share each morning if we are open or not on our Facebook page.

You can check out some of the crazy plants you will find in our most recent plant stock video by clicking…

Cash Only 
Licensed Nursery 
Weather Permitted 
Wholesale Prices To All 
Owner Operated Small Business 
Small Greenhouse Open To The Public 
100% Of Proceeds Donated To Crazy Critters Inc. 


Crazy Critters Inc. is a Private 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization animal facility not open to the general public.

We are an FWC Amnesty location for some species animals, contracted partners with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division, assist multiple neighboring Animal Control Departments, and aid the national community with proper rehoming of exotic animals.

Currently, this facility houses species of animals listed on CITES. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international treaty to prevent species from becoming endangered or extinct because of international trade.

Adding, the Crazy Critters organization has produced offspring from species currently found on the IUCN’s Red List. Established in 1964, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi, and plant species.

Check us out here on Facebook!!!

To meet just a few of the birds housed at the facility, check us out on an episode of Dav Kaufman’s Animal Adventures…

1 comment

  1. Do you let people adopt tortoises? We are moving from Iowa to southern Florida next year. We had one red-footed and one yellow-footed tortoise we just surrendered to a tortoise sanctuary. We would love to adopt smaller breeds when we move into our new home in North Fort Myers, Florida.

Let us know your ideas and comments below!

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