Below are the terms and conditions governing this website, its visitors, and all transactions therein.

Welcome to The following terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy, define Backwater Reptiles’ relationship with you in connection to this website. By browsing or using this website, you agree to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions. You do not use this website if you do not agree with these terms and conditions in its entirety.

The term “Exotic Pet Reptiles” or “” or “us” or “we” refers to Exotic Pet Reptiles, Inc. The term “you” or “your” refers to the user or viewer of this website.

We cannot be held liable for the activities of any animal you purchase from us. You undertake to indemnify and keep us blameless from any liability arising out of any injuries caused by the animal, including but not limited to bites, stings, scratches, physical incapacitation, and the like. Be careful around all animals. Once the animals have been sent, we are no longer responsible for their actions. On your own risk, place your order.

Please note: You expressly understand that you are solely responsible for properly investigating and obeying the necessary federal, state, and local regulations which pertain to your ownership of any animal(s) that you may acquire from us. Particularly, you agree to indemnify and hold us blameless from any obligation or liability in regard to satisfying your responsibility to both study and comply to the proper federal, state, and local laws which pertain to your ownership of any animal(s) that you may acquire from us. Please review your federal, state, and local regulations which relate to your ownership of any animal(s) that you may acquire from us prior to such purchase.

No order is too small. In other words: there are no minimum orders. But, we explicitly reserve the right to limit orders if doing so is mandated by local, state, or federal legislation.

Consumers are required to pay for the items or services of this website, unless clearly instructed differently. By signing up, you promise to pay any charges to your account on promptly, at the then-current rates. Consumers also give us permission to charge their preferred payment method. We have the right to remedy any inaccuracies or mistakes that we make even if we have previously asked or received payment. In our sole discretion, refunds or credits may be provided in exceptional situations or to address any errors made by us.

You must be at least 18 years of age to place an order on this site. Agreeing to our conditions implies your commitment to this rule. No information will be collected from anybody under the age of 13. If asked, you must reveal your age during registration. Policies and procedures are in place to ensure that we always adhere to the rules and regulations established by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). However, we will not be held liable for any false statements made by any user during registration or while using this website with respect to the user’s age. If it comes to our attention that a user has knowingly given us with false information in order to gain access to our website, we retain the right to immediately and permanently revoke that user’s access privileges. We retain the right to pursue civil, criminal, and injunctive recourse if we believe that you have given us with any incorrect information while using this website.

The applicable California sales tax rate will be charged to any orders being sent to the Golden State. All other 49 states receive orders without paying sales tax (subject to change as applicable under state law).

Especially with hatchlings and juveniles, it is not possible to ensure the sex or gender any given reptile, amphibian, or invertebrate will be if one is chosen. Despite our best efforts and decades of expertise, we may miss the mark occasionally. Although it’s not hard to tell a snake’s gender by its appearance alone, we nonetheless include them in this disclaimer just in case.

Animals are not available for layaway or hold. Images on this page are meant to be generic depictions of their respective species. This implies that the invertebrate, reptile, or frog you receive may or may not look exactly like the picture. The turnover rate of our accessible inventory is too high for us to be able to regularly update online images.

By selecting “Yes” at checkout, you agree to be bound by the policies outlined on this website and place an order with us. You may be sure that we are incredibly fair and diligently strive to provide your complete satisfaction at all times (not just satisfied).

Please be aware that it is against the law to sell, hold for sale, or provide commercial or public distribution of any live turtle with a carapace length of less than 4 inches, as defined by Section 1240.62(b) of Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, as amended. In compliance with Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations Section 1240.62(b), as amended, all turtles and tortoises with a carapace length of less than four inches made accessible through this website are sold for legitimate scientific, educational, or display reasons only. By selecting “Yes” to our terms and conditions at checkout, you are submitting your digital signature and acknowledging that you have read and agree to the foregoing undersize turtle rule.

The term “turtles” as used in the controlling regulation means “all animals commonly known as turtles, tortoises, terrapins, and all other animals of the order Testudinata, class Reptilia, except marine species (families Dermachelidae and Chelonidae).” See Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1240.62(a), as amended.

The only exceptions allowed by law are set forth in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1240.62(d), as amended, which permits:

1. Distribution, retail sale, and wholesale distribution of live turtles and hatchlings for legitimate research, teaching, or exhibiting reasons;
2. Possession, distribution, and resale of turtles and turtle eggs with the intent to profit outside of a commercial context;
3. The sale, holding for sale, and distribution of live turtles and viable turtle eggs intended for export only, provided that the outside of the shipping package is conspicuously labeled, “For Export Only;” and
4. Marine turtles excluded from this regulation in accordance with Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1240.62(a), as amended, and eggs of such turtles.

Any violation of these rules may result in a fine, jail time of up to a year, or even a civil seizure and forfeiture proceeding.

This website’s text, graphics, code, icons, and images may not be used by any third party. Our intellectual property is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and we go out of our way to track out anyone who would steal it (DMCA). In the event of a violation, we will pursue punitive damages. That’s a promise. If you have seen any of our content on someone else’s website, please contact us immediately and you will receive a coupon for 10% off your next order as a reward.

Exotic Pet Reptiles and, as well as any associated logos, slogans, and/or word marks, are registered service marks owned by us. The owners of any other trademarks, service marks, logos, or trade names used or mentioned on this website are acknowledged. You agree that we and the other parties have the right to such trademarks. Without the owner’s express written consent, you may not reproduce or use any of these trademarks, service marks, or trade names.

Advertisements and links to other websites are provided solely for your information and convenience, and do not represent our approval or endorsement of the advertisers’ or websites’ content, goods, advertising, or other items. If you choose to visit them, you do so at your own peril. It is up to you to judge the quality of the information you see on other websites. We have no influence over the content of external websites. Our inclusion of links to other websites is in no way indicative of our approval of their content or any affiliation with their owners. Also, you understand that our terms and conditions and privacy policy do not apply to your use of any third-party-controlled, -owned, or -operated site. We take no responsibility for anything that happens as a result of clicking on any link on our site. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from any claims arising out of your use of any links provided on this website.

By accessing or using this website, you agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating to your use of this website will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions, and that you will submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts of the State of California.

In no event may either party be deemed the agent, legal representative, employer, contractor, or employee of the other party by virtue of these terms and conditions. Except as expressly provided herein or as authorized in writing by the party to be bound, neither party shall have, nor shall it hold itself out to any third party as having, any authority to make any statements, representations, or commitments of any kind, or to take any action, that shall be binding on the other. The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties’ respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns.


NO LIABILITY. We, our agents and employees, officers, directors, corporate partners, and participants are not responsible for any damages, losses, or expenses of any kind incurred as a result of, or in any way related to, the use of, or the inability to use, this website, any information obtained from this website, any email distributed to any user, or any linked website. You forever waive any and all claims, demands, and damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes, and you release us and our agents, officers, directors, corporate partners, and employees from all of the foregoing. You have access to the website and its contents. “AS-IS” and WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Any debts accruing as a result of consumers’ disobedience to the terms and conditions are turned over to a collection agency. Chargebacks for uninsured pets, fraudulent orders, and other customer-initiated misconduct all fall within this category.

These terms and conditions govern your use of By placing an order with, you are signifying your compliance with our complete terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use this website. The entire website is wholly owned and operated by Exotic Pet Reptiles, LLC.