We are more than rabbits and poultry!

Check out the photos below to see what other animals we have here at Cherokee Flats. 

Please note these animals are PETS and we do not breed them (unless otherwise noted)

Archie is a 7 year old (08/11/2023) DSH cat and was adopted from Pet Central Helps in Bloomington IL on 09/02/2022. 

He's a sassy little fella and we love him to pieces.

Meet Dimples, a male Pink-Toed Tarantula... I am SO in love with this little fella. I have been wanting a tarantula for years but, hubby says NO.


Well, I picked this little fella up a few months ago and he's already shed 4 times. He just graduated to a 10 Gallon Bio Active enclosure. 


Meet Poppy, she's an Orange Regal Jumping Spiders - Phidippus regius. Purchased from The Defiant Forest in California, she arrived 08/10/2023 in perfect condition! She's a sub-adult (has molted at least 9 times) and is loving her new home here at Cherokee Flats

Meet Neo. He's a Pink Eyed Pinto Hedgehog. His age is unknown but based on size, I'm guessing he's less than a year old. He was surrendered to Pet Supplies Plus in Normal IL and I was asked to take him in. 


I have had hedgies before, 50+ at a time (I did rescue work), but it has been YEARS since a little spikey friend has been here at the farm!


SO, Neo will be in my office with all the other exotics!



Orion came to us via a friend in the Chicagoland area on 09/05/2022. 

She is approximately 1 -2 years old and is a darling of a little girl. 


Orion, the Female Calico Enchi Yellowbelly (?) Ball Python resides here at Cherokee Flats and is in the "Office of Exotics" with some of the other exotic animals here.


If you're not afraid of snakes, and ever wanna meet her while visiting, just let me know! 

Meet Yuri. She's a beautiful Cockatiel. She joined our farm on 10/11/2023. She's a retired breeder and can be a bit spicy but we are working on it. 

Chloe is a 13 yr old Domestic Short Hair. She's a cuddle bug and enjoys snuggling you while you nap. We got Chloe from Eastland Animal Hospital in Bloomington IL. 

Meet Flower, the Calico Fan Tailed Goldfish. She is a BEAUTIFUL girl and I love watching her grow!

Mia and Miah were born on March 27, 2022 and are beautiful, playful, Champagne & Cinnamon Ferrets. Autumn has wanted one for a while and she finally got one!!


Mia spends 90% of her day out of her cage and in the living room with the family. She also spends time in her playpen! 

We got Nova when he was 2 days old, he is now 2 years old and is turning into beautiful Crested Gecko. His enclosure is situated in a corner of my office away from drafts and the AC during the summer and by a window during winter to allow natural light in. While normal house temperatures are perfect for them, I have added a small heat bulb as I have to have my office rather cold, at 65ᴼF. With special food twice a week, and a good misting 2-3 times a day, this little boy is growing well. At maturity, she will be approx 7-9 inches long.

Pixie and Patty are about 5-7 months old (01/09/2023) and are SO adorable... Those HUGE eyes kill me!! 

Aiko (pronounced EYE-Ko) was born on February 14, 2021. His name means "Little Loved One" in Japanese. 

Taken 05/23/2023:
Saphira is now 5 years old, 17" long (nose to tail tip) and weighs 550g (1lb 3oz)!!

Meet the Grandsnakes & Fid!! 

These beautiful snakes and parakeet are housed at my son, Austin's, house just 5 miles from Cherokee Flats

Greenbean is a Normal Ball Python. 

Born in July 2021, He is now a year old and growing nicely

Peek-a-Boo (Pika) is a 

Pinstripe 100% Het Albino/Candy Ball Python. 

She was born in Feb 2022.

Marshmallow is a Snowflake Corn Snake. We got him when no one else wanted him. He was a bit spicy at first but with constant attention, Marshmallow is no longer a Spicy Noodle

Louis (aka Lou, aka Lulu Bug) lives with my son in LeRoy.  He's beautiful, mouthy and fits right in.