Editor’s Note: We were inspired by one of our collaborators @memory.making.mama.nj on IG– and she allowed us to share her post when she visited NJ Exotic Pets of Lodi, NJ. 

About Michelle- “We are a family of learners, explorers, and adventure seekers! This pet store was a great learning experience for us all.” – @memory.making.mama.nj

Here are three NJ exotic pet stores that caught our eye including our friend’s experience! 

NJ Exotic Pets, Lodi, NJ

With over 9000 sq ft, this business offers a variety of exotic pets and a welcoming atmosphere for visitors.  Check out this post from memory making mama that shows how kid-friendly this place was so much that we were tempted to include it as an indoor place to play!

A little bit about their mission from their website:
“At NJ Exotic Pets, our mission is to provide a safe and experience for individuals to purchase and care for exotic pets. We aim to educate our customers on proper pet care and promote responsible pet ownership. Our goal is to create a community of passionate pet lovers who are dedicated to providing the best possible life for their exotic pets.

We are committed to offering a wide variety of healthy and ethically sourced exotic pets, while also ensuring the highest level of animal welfare standards. We prioritize the health and well-being of our pets above all else and strive to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction.”

NJ Exotic Pets is conveniently located at 240 NJ-17, Lodi, NJ 07644, and can be contacted via email at corporate@njexoticpets.com or by phone at (973) 396-8897. You can find more information and explore their offerings on their website:


They offer flexible hours to accommodate your needs, with operation times as follows: Monday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Lacey Pet with Next Level Exotics Forked River, NJ

Under new ownership by Danny and Colleen Sheedy since New Year’s Day 2019, is your go-to destination for quality pet food, supplies, small pets, reptiles, and exceptional service. 

This family-owned business is committed to serving the community, offering a diverse range of pet products, including unique and ethical options like Glo Fish. From a past article, they mentioned of having exciting future plans, such as adding hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and ferrets, and providing tutorials and DIY enclosures. They probably have all this by now however we were not able to verify so you can reach them below. They also have a tiktok account you can see it below that shows their cool animals:

@lacey_pet_exotics Ready for vlose ups !!! #laceypet #inta #follow #fb #pets #ferret #adorable #gorgeous #animals #aweosme #closeup #cute ♬ Ooh La La – Josie Dunne

Located at 441 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731, you can reach them at 609.971.7037 or visit their website (www.laceypet.com). Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. 

Todd Marcus Birds Exotic, Mount Laurel NJ

Family owned and operated for over 39 years, Todd Marcus’ location is ~10,000 sq ft and shares a passion for animals. Upcoming sale with 40% off on items starts September 8th.  Their website shows how passionate they are for what they do, make sure you check it out.

A little more info from their website:
“As a family-owned bird store, we place emphasis on providing our customers with healthy birds, along with everything they need to ensure their happy, comfortable lifestyle.

We are, before all, pet-lovers: our fur and feather family currently consists of 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 birds. Our vision is to help our customers learn everything they need to provide for their exotic birds and other pets and spread our love for animals.”

Todd Marcus Birds Exotic, located at 5029 US 130 S. Suite 440, Delran, NJ 08075, can be reached by phone at 1-800-628-BIRD (2473) or via email at toddmarcusbirds@aol.com. You can explore their offerings and find more information on their website: https://thebirdstore.com/. They also provide fax services at 856-764-0068. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. They are accessible every day of the year except for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and they proudly offer wheelchair accessibility for your convenience.

Their instagram had this post with 2 birds playing on their”playground equipment” so couldn’t resist posting!

Thanks to @memory.making.mama.nj for the review of NJ Exotic Pet Store- and inspiring us to highlight 2 more! Make sure you follow her and us @njplaygrounds on Instagram too.