The reptile café in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - 40 individual reptiles including pythons, snakes, lizards, porcupines, squirrels ... are displayed at a coffee shop for people who love animals. Customers can drink coffee and play with them.



reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Pet Cafe is a cafe with many reptiles in Hanoi. It is located on Ngoc Khanh Street, Ba Dinh District. The owner is Mr. Nguyen Minh Nghia (photo).

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

It is also considered as the headquarters of the Club for people who love animals and nature, with over 3,000 members. In the picture: A customer with a 3.5-year-old snake. This snake is native to northeastern Mexico.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

The café owner - Mr. Nghia is an animal enthusiast, especially reptiles. He began breeding reptiles over eight years ago, with a salamander as the first.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

A green snake.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Most of the reptiles in Nghia’s café were raised from a very young age so it took him a lot of time and effort to nurture and tame them.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Every day, in addition to feeding, bathing, taking them to exposure to the sun, the breeder has to take the time to communicate and play with them. A pair of snakes play on the sofa in the cafe.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Upon entering the coffee shop, many people are surprised and even somewhat afraid to see these reptiles but they will quickly get familiar to them.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

The animals in the coffee shop are also quickly accustomed to strangers. This squirrel is not reluctant to take food from the hands of a new visitor.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

This ball python is 3 years old and he is very gentle.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

The reptiles in this coffee shop are on the list of pets in the world. The shop owner said it took him from 6-8 months to tame a reptile.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

A salamander from South America named Iguanas - 6 years old.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

It took Nghia a lot of effort to tame the Iguana.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

In the collection of Nghia there are little pet princupines.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Nghia said, because reptiles are cold-blooded animals, the environmental conditions for them must be “natural.”

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Food is not a problem but the conditions of light, temperature and humidity are not simple, Nghia said.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Cages in the shops are installed with different lamps with different characteristics. The area of snakes has UVB lamps to provide vitamin and calcium. UVA and Power Sun lamps are for lizards and salamanders.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Food for salamanders is vegetables and fruits. Food for pythons, snakes and lizards may be rats, chickens, crickets, but the food for small snakes is imported.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Some pet food shops have opened in Hanoi so it is easier and less expensive to breed these reptiles than before. Also, because they live indoor, they must be supplied with vitamins and calcium powder.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

It cost Nghia about VND6-7 million ($300-350) for animal feed. A small squirrel.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Nearby, a chameleon named Chameleon is eating a cricket.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

This South American lizard is "walking" on the coffee table.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Food for small snakes are white baby mice.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Food of lizards is mice, chicken or crickets.

reptile cafe, pet cafe, hanoi

Customers can play with the pythons and snakes comfortably without fear of being bitten.


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