SnakeShedShop

Items with REAL reptile shed and animal paintings.

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Announcement    We love custom orders! If you are looking for a specific species or color that you don't see in our shop, please send a message. We have stock that is not listed yet, or can help you design a custom piece.

Yes, we can make a piece using your reptile's ethically-collected, natural shed. (Sorry, at this time we cannot make pieces from fur, feathers, skins, human hair, or teeth.)

As always, 100% of the proceeds from orders are direct donations to CLIMATES Exotic Animal Rescue, where we save all exotic species and breeds, such as snakes, lizards, birds, bunnies, ferrets, and more.

Announcement

Last updated on May 9, 2019

We love custom orders! If you are looking for a specific species or color that you don't see in our shop, please send a message. We have stock that is not listed yet, or can help you design a custom piece.

Yes, we can make a piece using your reptile's ethically-collected, natural shed. (Sorry, at this time we cannot make pieces from fur, feathers, skins, human hair, or teeth.)

As always, 100% of the proceeds from orders are direct donations to CLIMATES Exotic Animal Rescue, where we save all exotic species and breeds, such as snakes, lizards, birds, bunnies, ferrets, and more.

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About SnakeShedShop

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Our "Sustainable Swag" is ethically created using REAL reptile shed. 100% of the proceeds benefit our animals!

The Bunny Hutch and CLIMATES-Rescue is an exotic animal rescue. Almost ten years ago we pioneered a process that takes reptile shed and creates a parchment like substance that can be painted. These are then painted by hand and sealed in resin, cut and polished. This is how we make each hand crafted reptile shed necklaces, keychains, ornaments, and sun catchers. Every on is a piece of REAL reptile shed, ethically collected from reptiles we have rescued and rehabilitated. 100% of the money we raise goes right back to feeding and saving even more abandoned exotic animals. Our reptile shed comes from snakes, bearded dragons, monitors, iguanas, and other critters that we have rescued.

Our animal artists create paintings are made with the witty inspiration of the animals we have rescued. They walk, crawl, slither and run through non-toxic paints in various colors, then walk all over the canvases, resulting in stunning abstract works of art! (They even stand back and admire their art from time to time!) The zoological staff at The Bunny Hutch Boutique and CLIMATES-Rescue work to enrich the lives of the animals in their care every day. They add interesting and complex activities to the animals’ daily routine. Enrichment activities are fun for both animals and keepers. We offer paints and canvas to some of our animals, resulting in beautiful works of art. Every original painting is very different from the next.

Shop members

  • The Bunny Hutch Boutique and CLIMATES-Rescue

    Owner, Director

    Dr. Angela Maxwell aka “Max”. Max is one of the founders and current Director of The Bunny Hutch Boutique (donor boutique) and CLIMATES-Rescue. CLIMATES is exclusively an exotic animal rescue. Our main focus is education!

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

We do bulk orders at a reduced price. Prices vary depending on the number of items, size, personalization time frame. Items can be shipped in individual boxes or loose. Please note that every single piece is handmade and unique, even in bulk orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every item, except Animal Prints comes gift wrapped. Our wrapping is 100% post consumer recycled. The Bunny Hutch Boutique curling ribbon is made from sustainable bamboo. Every piece ordered is packaged in an individual box. If you need each piece in the set packaged separately, please contact us before you order. Extra fees may apply to account for the additional boxes and shipping costs.

Custom and personalized orders

Do you have a pet reptile and want something special made with his/her shed? Yes, we can create custom personalized orders. Select a specific shape and/or color. We also offer Sterling Silver or 14K findings. Are you looking for a certain species or color? Do you have a fun custom project in mind? Send us a message! We can let you know what kind of a special memory we can create for you.

Care instructions

Eventually all resin yellows over time. We use high-quality resin made for art to help prevent yellowing. Sun catchers and other items that are in the direct sunlight may tend to yellow faster.

Individual Character in our creations

We take extreme effort to show each piece of art as it is in real life. This may include minor "flaws" such as tiny resin bubbles. Each item is handmade, not at a factory. These are one-of-a-kind items. In items such as Dragon Crystals these "Flaws actually add to the beauty and individuality of each item.

Ethical Sourcing

ALL of our sheds are ethically collected. All reptiles shed as they grown. Sheds used to create our jewelry have come from rescued animals. These animals were rescued and surrendered to The Bunny Hutch Boutique and CLIMATES-Rescue. Then nursed back to health, trained then adopted (those reptiles legal to own) in custom tanks with live plants and water features. The giant, endangered and illegal to own reptiles have been rescued, trained and transferred to AZA Accredited zoos and Aquariums throughout the USA.

Shed is an animal waste product. Herpetology Zookeepers share them with other departments to allow them to be hidden in exhibits so other animals can be exposed to scents they would encounter in the wild. This is a form of enrichment.

Sustainable materials

Most people do not consider reptile shed to be vegan. However, it depends on your personal stance on using animal waste products. We like to compare it to the fur that comes off a dog, cat, bunny or even fox when you brush it.