If you’re an animal lover, you’ll love Animal Jungle. Located on Holland Road in Virginia Beach and just down the street from Mount Trashmore, Animal Jungle sells aquatic, reptile, small animal, bird, dog, and cat supplies, as well as a variety of animals.

Animal Jungle has a massive variety of fish, reptiles, and birds, but they also carry small mammals such as sugar gliders, chinchillas, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and rats. Kittens were available for $50, which included vaccinations.

Even if you aren’t looking for a pet, checking out Animal Jungle is definitely fun for the whole family. It is a family-friendly atmosphere, with detailed images of the animal kingdom painted on the storefront and all over the inside of the store. My favorite painting was of a small mammal, possibly a mere cat, holding a sign that said “Restroom” and pointing to the restroom facilities.

On a recent Saturday morning excursion to the store, it was abuzz with helpful and knowledgable employees, schooling customers, parents and children on the proper care and handling of a variety of animals. I had particular fun learning about the Chinchilla, a soft mammal native to the Andes mountains that is often hunted for its fur.

With over 30 years of experience, it is, according to its website, one of the largest independent animal retailers in the country. Animal Jungle offers a vast array of supplies, bedding, toys, food, and other supplies for a reasonable price. There are sale signs all over the store, and you can check their website for regularly updated sale ads and specials. The day I visited, there was a special for a chinchilla and a 2-story cage for under $170.

Animal Jungle’s hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Animal Jungle
4318 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452