Zoo Med Labs

Zoo Med Labs - Products and Supplies for Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish and Birds.Zoo Med Labs

Amphibian, Bird & Fish Products

Zoo Med introduced the first American reptile vitamin in 1982 and never looked back! Today the company holds 8 reptile product patents and 9 aquatic product patents in the USA and internationally with more pending.

Zoo Med’s greatest accomplishment has been the invention of UVB lighting for reptiles, which took place in 1993 and became the standard the world over for Zoos, Veterinarians and the reptile hobbyist. The current range includes products for reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.

Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc. is never satisfied with the status quo when it comes to efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. Zoo Med’s consideration for green values directs the company on its journey toward the appreciation and preservation of wildlife and the natural environment. Zoo Med strives to be on the forefront of green practices in hopes of influencing other pet companies to do what they can to help protect this fragile, ever-changing planet that we all share.


  • All bamboo flooring in offices – No petrochemical carpet used.

  • Lunch tables made from recycled milk cartons.

  • Geothermal heated research greeenhouse.

  • 40% of Zoo Med employees carpool or ride their bike to work.

  • Converted from propane to electric on all our fork lifts.

  • Converted our shop from T-8 lighting to T-5 HO lighting.

Current Green Product Directive:

  • 50% of our product line is made at Zoo Med (Made in U.S.A.) Zoo Med Green Products - Made in U.S.A.

  • Zoo Med recycles over 200 tons of cardboard per year.

  • Eliminated styrofoam insert in one of the top product lines.

  • Transferred our entire product line from chemical resin (VOC – volatile organic compounds) to plant based resin.

  • All of our UPS shipments are going out with the carbon neutral option in order to reduce our carbon footprint.

2011 Green Directive:

  • Moved our entire glass terrarium line from China to manufacturing in the U.S. Zoo Med Green Products - Made in U.S.A. This will eliminate 70 forty foot containers in 2011. The equivalent to 200,000 carbon units, 45.5 tons of carbon or taking 114 cars off the road for one year!!!

  • All Turtle Docks will be made of soy urethane (eco resin) in 2011.

  • All resin products will be made of eco plant based resins in 2011.

New Leaf for the President of Zoo Med: 

Gary Bagnall, President and founder of Zoo Med Labs. Inc. has recently received the new Nissan Leaf! This new fully-electric car has zero emissions, Five-Star safety ratings, and comes standard with all the necessities to help reduce Zoo Med’s carbon footprint!  Zoo Med’s Green Values are taken serious and we strive to provide our customers with green products produced through green practices.  The latest addition to the Zoo Med Fleet continues our Green Tradition!


  • Zero tailpipe emissions/Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV)

  • 100% electric – no gas required

  • High response 80kW AC synchronous electric motor

  • Range – 100 miles/charge based upon US EPA LA4 City cycle1

  • Speeds up to 90 mph

  • 5 passengers, 5 doors

  • Nissan Connection powered by CARWINGS™2

We have been committed to the environment since
we started our commitment to Reptiles in 1977

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