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About The Bio Dude


What We Do

The Bio Dude is a small business located in Webster (Houston), Texas that specializes in reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate products. This includes substrates, lighting, plants, live feeder animals, and terrariums. Founded in 2017, The Bio Dude strives to go beyond basic care by utilizing research-based techniques to promote bioactive habitats. We have been featured on Animal Planet and work with many AZA accredited facilities in Texas. We have a full service website (, brick and mortar store, and distribution around the contiguous 48 to many retail stores and platforms. This business was started out of dust and created from love, determination, grief and tenacity.


Josh Halter

As a small business owner, it can be hard to maintain the entrepreneurial spirit and continue the daily grind up the success ladder. Each day I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this amazing community. I am a father to my daughter Carolyn and a husband to my amazing wife Danielle. Without them, the daily endeavor I pull off would be impossible. I'm an avid fisherman and sports-lover. I look forward to serving you and the herpetelogical community for many years to come.
Many people ask me, whats with the name? Its because "I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, his Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing."
The Halter Family - 2023
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