Established for over 27 years, you can count on an experienced and passionate team who cares about the well-being of reptiles.
We sell everything about reptiles, equipment, pension service, sexing, claw cutting, refuge, entertainment, children's party, casting, anything that touches reptiles near or far.
We have the right service for you! At Magazoo every customer is important and has the right to get a personalized service. Do not hesitate to come and meet our team.
Magazoo, L’UNIVERS DES REPTILES is a member of Pijac Canada, holds a wildlife recovery license since 1998 and holds a zoological garden permit since 2006.
Living in the suburbs of Montreal with their daughter Angèle, it was in their family home that it all began for Hector and Lise Vandoorne.
Several terrariums are installed there with reptiles of all kinds and sizes as inhabitants. Without forgetting alligator, raccoon and primate. It was the beginning of their passion for reptiles.
Increasingly popular with their cold-blooded animals, the couple are approached for conferences in schools, exhibitions, radio and TV interviews, and even their reptiles act as appearances in the film world.
Years passed and it was in the early 1990s that Hector, still as passionate as ever, founded the first herpetological society in Montreal in order to bring together all reptiles passionated people in order to share their knowledge.
Their ever-growing passion, it was in 1994 that the couple, recently retired, take rott on the street and opened the first pet store specializing in reptiles to the public.
This pet store was created under the name Magazoo L'Univers des Reptiles and is still located at 1951 Bélanger Est in Montreal H2G 1B8.
Time goes by and the very popular Mr. Hector Vandoorne leaves us at the age of 59, on October 27, 1997 for a better world. His wife Lise pursued the dream the following year, the time to transfer the business to her daughter Angèle Vandoorne and her husband Martin.
As early as 1998, the new owners, with wind in their sails, went ahead while further and develop event under the name of Magazoo Party.
In 2000 with few reptiles passionated people, Martin organized the first Reptile Show in Montreal and an annual event that has continued to grow over the years.
In 2015, after more than 20 years of passion, Magazoo's website was given a facelift to better meet the demand and needs of its ever-growing clientele.
In 2022, the English version of the website is available.