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Wonderful, friendly, hard-working, reliable (and forgiving of us non-traditional companion/exotic/special animal people and our dedicated and justified paranoia about pet-sitting)...and loves her work and the animals. Chelsea has a great base in wildlife and exotic care and husbandry and does a top-notch, professional job. She knows birds, she knows herps, she knows inverts. Highly recommended! Don't worriedly put your trust in dog-cat sitters ever again!
african grey parrot on perch chewing on toy
Patricia L.
I do not have enough good words to say about Chelsea and her dedication to the animals she works with. She has been caring for my reptiles for years and long periods of time while I am away. The care and communication is what you are always looking for in a pet sitter and the extra mile if the animal requires a vet visit while you are gone. Look no further, she is the person you are looking for.
Jill J.
Client of 6+ years
Chelsea is everything you would want in a pet sitter! She’s easy to communicate with, willing to go out of her way to provide what you need, and is so very caring. Our ball python is always so well taken care of. We have used her for both short (a week) and long (6 weeks). She was willing to change cages for us, and even came to our home to pick him up. She’s wonderful if you have any questions about your animal in general, and provides links and support. We always feel relieved when Chelsea is pet sitting!
young ball python coiled up on top of plastic hide surrounded by plastic foliage
Tracy B.
Repeat Client

🦖 Four Legged & Cold Blooded! 🦎

Amanda P –  Best ever! I couldn’t say enough about how impressed I am with Chelsea and her services! Professional, personable, flexible, kind, caring, the whole shebang! I would definitely recommend her to anyone with a frog, reptile, exotic, etc. Will definitely use her services whenever I travel again! Thank you for being awesome!

Joanne G –  Chelsea boarded Bob, my 31-year old African Grey Parrot, for 2 weeks while I was out of town. We visited her boarding space prior to dropping him off, so that he could meet Chelsea and check out his new space and companions – a couple of snakes and an iguana! Chelsea was great handling Bob and he settled in quickly. I appreciated Chelsea checking in with me on a regular basis with updates on Bob – mainly that he was comfortable, eating well and very interactive. I could tell from our first visit that she was very experienced at handling and caring for birds, which was very reassuring. Bob requires a lot of time and attention in terms of providing food/snacks, cleaning up his cage/play area, and keeping him busy with toys, watching TV/videos or just hanging out with him. Bob was a happy bird during his stay and I really appreciated Chelsea’s professionalism and attention to detail. I highly recommend Chelsea’s services and hope Bob can have another staycation with her in the future!

Traci G – We had a great experience using Chelsea’s sitting for two bearded dragons. Her enclosures, salad and big selection is amazing. Chelsea is very knowledgeable about caring for scaled pets and her passion shows in the services she provides. Definitely using her again later next month!  

Ian H – I’m blown away by the professional and reliable service I got from Scaled Sitting & Services. While I was away I received regular updates as well as pictures and details about all of my pets (three snakes and two geckos) all of them were well cared for and handled perfectly. Even the picky eaters. SSS are responsive, reliable, and detailed. This is 100% the service I’ll be using if I ever need my reptiles taken care of in the future.

Alex H – As a pet sitter myself- it’s great to know that I have someone to trust while I take a break from home! We all love an educated and efficient person! Especially when it comes to our animals. 

Laurel S – Chelsea is a great lizard sitter. She knows a lot about reptiles, and she gave me all kinds of recommendations for improving the setup for my leopard gecko, Sweetie. Also, she takes beautiful photos!

Carol N – “Top knotch – I’ve never left my Beardie away from home before. Chelsea was knowledgeable and professional. Won’t hesitate to use her again and highly recommend her.”

Melissa G – Chelsea is the best! I needed emergency care for my snakes and from drop-off to pick, Chelsea was kind, professional, knowledgeable, and reliable. I never would have imagined that I’d get sleepover pictures and updates for my animals. At pickup time, we were able to figure out what was triggering some of my ball python’s behavior issues, and she offered alternative handling and activity options. I can’t recommend Scaled Sitting & Services enough. Thank you so much, Chelsea!

Cassandra A – I can not accurately put into words how impressed I was with the care Chelsea gave our reptiles while we were gone. She came highly recommend and after our trip we now know why! She came out for a meet and great, took excellent care of our beardie and our tortoise, brought them the food so we didn’t have to prepare ahead of time and came back once we returned with some helpful info to step up our parenting game for both of them. Our beardie was getting over a rough wake up from brumation and she experimented with new foods and gave us a report of the new things he showed interest in and sent us pictures almost daily. She went above and beyond in every single way. I highly suggest everyone use her service …. but then again I want to keep her all to myself! Anyone who decides to use the services will not be disappointed!

Janine B –  Chelsea used her expertise in husbandry to take excellent care of our wild array of reptiles, fish, and spiders. She was extremely professional and kept us up to date on our beloved pets. She even gave us some pointers on how to better take care of our pets. She is wonderful to work with.

Lisa S – We were so happy to find someone who would take good care of Zia the box turtle! We highly recommend SS&S!

🐍 Ssslithery Snakes! 🐍

🦜 Feathered Friends! 🪶

Yasmine R – Chelsea was able to take my bearded dragon on short notice and was able to provide me with updates on his well-being when I was on vacation. Being able to get updates really took all my worries away. The whole process was easy from drop off to pick up, loved how she had a list of vet recommendations just in case there was an emergency, my little guy recently lost a toe and has some tummy problems, it felt great knowing she used our vet.

Berry J – If you are traveling through Tucson, living in Tucson, or renting in Tucson and need a place to board your parrot or bird, you won’t find many options but we found Scaled Sitting to be a great one. Our parrot “vacationed” with Chelsea for 8 nights. When we picked him up, he was happy and healthy. Chelsea was flexible with our last-minute request and immediately established a positive rapport with our bird on arrival. She shared photos to show us how he was doing during his stay. We were extremely happy with the service she provided.

Amy S – Chelsea is so kind and knowledgeable. It’s such a huge relief to know that if I ever need someone to care for my exotics I don’t have to stress over trying to find a friend to give a laundry list of complex instructions to and hope they’re not squeamish about dead mice. I will absolutely be utilizing her services again. 

Tamara C – Chelsea is beyond AMAZING! I have three parrots and was extremely nervous leaving my girls for the holidays. Taking care of parrots is not easy, they are high maintenance and they are SUPER messy! I need not have worried! I received check-in’s daily from Chelsea and pictures of my birds! She cared for them as though they were her own. All instructions were carried out to a “T” and my house was cleaner than I had left it. The option to leave my pets in their home was healthier, safer and I was worry free! Thank you Chelsea for the love you gave to Aurora, Stormy & Ivy! We will look forward to seeing you next time!  

Bryan K, PPR –  If you have an exotic animal, reptile or bird, Chelsea is who you want to take care of them for you when you need a reliable and knowledgeable caretaker. She does grooming, enclosure cleaning, and she has a great background in animal care.

Roger W – Chelsea is great! She cared for our desert tortoise while we traveled on vacation, really put our mind at ease with her there every other day to check on him. We got regular updates and communication was reliable. 

Sarah P – I boarded my adult bearded dragon for a couple of weeks and Chelsea took excellent care of him the entire time. She helped with all his medical needs, kept me updated on his daily behavior, and sent many pictures to keep me entertained. She exceeded my expectations as a pet sitter and I highly recommend her services!

Amanda S – Chelsea was absolutely fantastic at caring for our reptiles and amphibians! Definitely recommend her!

Michelle M – This place was a god send. We have had snakes for a while and when we go away we just have someone come over and check on him, we feed before and after the trip. With our new addition to the family I had no idea what to do. 
They took in our beardie for 10 days and treated her fantastic!! Making sure to find out the foods she likes, they had new things for her to try and sent us pictures every couple of days to let us know how she was doing.
In addition their prices are reasonable and if you choose their  enclosures, they are waiting so all you have to take is your pet. This is my daughter’s pet and this was the best first experience for all of us, we would use them again for sure!

Mohamad J – Chelsea has been so helpful. I contacted her and when I entered her home, I was very impressed. She has everything you can think of for boarding and a very cool reptile collection! I highly recommend her and her services as she has loads of knowledge and believe me she knows reptiles better than anyone I know personally. 10/10. Thank you for making me feel very relieved with where I drop my bearded dragon! 

Katie A – Chelsea did great at taking care of Franklin the Russian tort! Would highly recommend her services!

Donna A – Chelsea is AMAZING!! I hired her to take care of my 3 parrots while we were away on vacation. We recieved daily updates and pictures that completely put me at ease. I would 100% recommend Scaled Sitting & Services. Completely professional and personable-love love love!!! 

🐢 Turtles & Tortoises, Oh my! 🐢

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🐭 Furry & Fun 🐰

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Sabrina M –  Where do I start??!! I felt completely comfortable using Scaled Sitting & Services! Chelsea took care of our bunny while we were on vacation and loved up on him while we were away. While we were gone I received photos and updates which made me and my family even more comfortable and at ease. When we got back and picked our bunny up his cage was cleaned, well fed and happy. We will definitely be using her again. So if you’re wondering what to do with that exotic pet or furry friend give her a call! She was extremely flexible, knowledgeable and caring.

Dave C – We were heading out of town on short notice so we turned to Chelsea at Scaled Sitters and things couldn’t have worked out better. Our beardie was well cared for, pampered would be a better description! Because of the reptile knowledge, professionalism and reliability of Chelsea we will not hesitate to use their service in the future. Highly recommended.  

Jannette B – Chelsea is a super awesome person with lots of pet experience! I feel completely comfortable leaving my scaled child with her knowing he’ll be well taken care of and that I’ll get pics

Ingrid P – Chelsea is absolutely fantastic! I had an unexpected trip come up and she was so fantastic with taking in my baby cockatiels while they were still being handled. She sent me picture updates and would answer any questions I had; she even went above and beyond to ask a friend of hers about something my babies had going on with their feathers. She is seriously the best and took excellent care of my baby birds. Thank you so much!  

Alex W –  Highly recommend!! I could not have been more happy or felt more comfortable leaving my slimey and scaley family members in their very qualified care.

Barbara P – Chelsea did such a good job with our baby Bearded Dragon when we went out of town for a long weekend. She is knowledgeable on the subject of dragons and gave us some much needed advice; being that we were brand new dragon owners. We will definitely call on her again.  

Eden T –  We boarded our Bearded dragon here over Thanksgiving and from the first time I spoke with Chelsea she was very professional and I felt confident that FiFi was going to be well taken care of.

DJ – Chelsea was great and very knowledgeable. I will for sure use her services again if needed!  

Yunbei X – Chelsea always takes great care of my beardie. I would definitely recommend her business to my friends.    

🐸 Frogs & Friends! 🐌

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🦂 Bug Buds & Leggy Friends 🕸️

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