About us!

Guile’s Reptiles started in 2015 a few years after Jake got Sass. We are a family run business and we're all extremely passionate about animals.

Guile’s Reptiles is not just limited to Reptiles! We also have amphibians, invertebrates, mammals and even a bird of prey! There are currently around 30 members of our animal family.

Our aims are to inspire and educate people of all ages about these lovely creatures. We love to help people face their fears and remove negative stigmas around animals such as tarantulas and snakes.

We have:


- Liability insurance

- 5 star rating for the license of activity involving animals

- An Enhanced DBS check


* All available to view on request.


Jake Guile – Owner

Hi, I’m Jake and I’m the owner here at Guile’s reptiles. I’ve been around animals all my life thanks to my parents and studied many different animal based courses thought-out college such as animal care (level 1,2,2.5), agriculture (level 2), dog grooming (level 2) and an animal first aid course! I’ve volunteered a lot at Paradise pets in Shoreham-By-Sea, Squires Garden centre (pet section) and most recently at RSPCA in Brighton.

 A majority of my animals are rehomed from the RSPCA to give them the chance at a better life. During college I fell In love with reptiles and that alongside with getting Sass, who was my first reptile/snake, I decided to start this up! I also loved teaching and showing my family about animals and that inspired the start too.


I’m lucky to have help from my family; Karen and Kurt (my parents), Liam and Taiya (my cousins).


Karen+Kurt Guile 


Karen and Kurt are my parents! They have been so supportive over these years and I’m very grateful to have parents like them.


Karen grew up around animals and got me into animals at a young age.

Her favourite animal are the Twiglets!


Kurt regularly helps me out at shows. He deals with Puppy at a lot of our events, and he loves to educate children and adults alike about these animals. His favourite animal is Puppy!


Taiya Guile

 Taiya (Tai) is my cousin!

Taiya loves animals and enjoys helping at the shows.  She's now studying Animal Management Level 3 at college. She owns her own Royal Python called Lilo. Her favourite animal here is Sass!


Liam Goldsmith

Liam is also my cousin!

Liam studied animal care (level 3) at college and is passionate about animals. He owns his own Leopard Gecko called Elvis. His favourite animals here are Sass and Bubba!