About Us

Like most reptile lovers my interest started when I was just a young child. Having grown up in Mexico I had access to so many different species that a day wouldn’t go by that I wasn’t catching or studying one of these scaly creatures. My passion later grew into a hobby where it then blossomed into an obsession. I began breeding reptiles and selling them to local shops. I soon realized that there were many others in my country that had the same obsession as I had so I decided to start making international contacts and importing reptiles from all over the world. I focused on only offering premium quality reptiles and my business boomed.  While operating my modest importing business I made many friends and lots of great contacts.

My wife and I began making plans for starting a family. After much discussion we wanted to explore different opportunities so we ended up making one of the toughest decisions of our lives. In 2000 we said good-bye to our family and friends, sold all of our reptiles and moved to Canada. I started a career in graphic design and although this is another passion of mine it still had to satisfy my love for reptiles. Fortunately over the years I continued to maintain contact with my reptile friends around the globe so when I decided to start a company named "Reptile Imports" evolving after to be "Chameleons Canada", they were happy and excited to be part of it. 

Today my international partners are helping me build a unique and different type of reptile importing company. One that truly cares about the reptiles we sell and the people we deal with. I am eager to grow our business and excited about the opportunities that lay ahead.

Edgar Tapia

Chameleons Canada