what we do



why we started

In 2018, Emerald Scales was co-created by Alex Green, a YouTuber and reptile enthusiast. The company, since acquired by GoHerping, was launched to efficiently recover the health of reptiles, find them new homes and ensure they thrive every step of the way.


Reptiles are one of the most neglected groups of animals out there. This means countless animals suffering from easily avoidable ailments and high risk illnesses.

Helping debilitated reptiles is the most rewarding part of Emerald Scales. We are not licensed veterinarians, but a small team of experienced keepers who have worked with hundreds of animals to date.

When needed, we seek licensed clinics for more advanced assistance and technology. 90% of our reptiles taken in end up recovering to perfect health. We expect this percentage to rise even more as we gain knowledge, experience and continue growing.

350 animals and counting

 90% success rate 

*last updated January 2020


Once happy and healthy, reptiles are listed for sale on Emerald Scales to responsible keepers around the United States.

Unlike almost any other sellers in the pet trade, we verify every customer before sending a reptile off, ensuring they meet our standards. We aren't afraid to decline concerning buyers.

We do not accept donations, are not a non-profit, and have never claimed to be one.


Emerald Scales is a for-profit company with a business model that allows us to increase our efforts in helping reptiles and keepers while growing as a strong, sustainable brand.

launched January, 2018

 based in North Carolina, USA 


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New animals are posted almost every week.

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© 2018-2020 | Emerald Scales

Based in North Carolina, USA