Who We Are
We're a small (but growing) "Mom & Pop" operation born out of a loving marriage and a passion for great customer service. We DEMAND that we give our customers the best possible "critters" in the best possible health. We strive to have a large selection, but please drop us an email if there is something in particular you are looking for - this is one of the ways we figure out what arachnids are in demand.
We're located in Goose Creek, SC, a suburb of Charleston. We don't have a "storefront" or location that can be visited but check out our calendar page to see a list of shows where we'll be vending!
Thank you for your interest,
Erik & Amanda Wisniewski (pronounced Wiz-Nes-Ski)
Pinchers & Pokies Exotics, LLC
Interested in selling? We are always interested in wholesale pricing on your critters - just contact us and we can talk about purchase/trades!
Pinchers & Pokies Exotics, LLC is a small business run by a husband-and-wife team that we started in October of 2012.
My wife (then fiancé) asked if she could bring her son’s tarantulas over to my house to keep them safe. I set the five of them up in my spare bedroom, aka computer room. When I came home from work and was surfing the net, I found myself leaning back in the chair watching the T’s instead of actually working on the computer.
At first I was skittish about feeding them and messing with the roaches she’d bring over, and I’d make her do it. I found it fascinating to watch them stalk and attack the roaches!
A few months later she took me to a Repticon in Charlotte, NC, and we came home with a bunch of slings. Let the addiction begin!
At the next Repticon, in Columbia, SC we came home with a bunch of scorpions, including a few Emperors and a few Desert Hairys, and now we had some new pets!
I simply can’t say no to my amazing wife, so we’ve now amassed a bit of a menagerie of different critters. We seem to like to try out new ones to determine the positives and negatives and each one, and also because when my wife says “awwww” I seem to whip out my wallet. We have had a variety of animals, but or first love remains our true love: tarantulas, scorpions and other arachnids.
We have a few long-term and short-term goals in our business plan and are are exploring the species we like. Personally, I really enjoy the GBB’s, Poeci’s and Nhandu’s.
Personally, I love doing research, and I have been working on a GIANT spreadsheet project with as much information as I can find for EVERY tarantula and scorpion. A bit ambitious, huh?
We're constantly researching and discovering new stuff about our arachnids, and we love talking to other "arachnid passionate" people.