Show Survival Guide

  • This Page is to help you have a happy and enjoyable experience at this or any other Reptile Show you may attend.

  • All transactions are between the buyer (you) and the seller, please make sure that whomever you deal with, get a name and contact information before you leave. 

  • We provide a venue to allow you to inspect and purchase anything that is legal for sale in our state and city. We have 40+ vendors not to mention the general public that buy ,sell and trade. We help with questions and problems as best we can. but the "i got it from some guy that had aquariums", doesn't give much to go on. Please be responsible and get the sellers contact info.

  • Just in case you do purchase an animal at the show, it doesn't hurt to be prepared before you buy, Styrofoam boxes can often be obtained from many tropical fish shops , but any insulated type cooler should work as long as it's not completely air tight, Add a cheap heat pack, or even a plastic bottle can be used for warm or cool water in case your transporting in the summer or winter months.

  • Do not, if at all possible, leave your animal in a car. In the summer, its a death sentence, in the winter don't set your animal on the dash in the sun or on a heater vent. We've all overheated things by accident with good intentions, Typically , if your comfortable in the car, it's fine for your animal.

  • If you are bringing an animal to sell or trade, bring it in an appropriate container with a sign about what it is and what you are looking to do with it. Seeing people with pythons and iguanas on their shoulders in the dead of winter is not only irresponsible and infuriating but defiantly unfair to the animal. Don't bring it if that's the best you can do, we don't want the phone calls.

  • If your interested in an animal that is of a wild caught origin, do some homework. We allow import or farm raised animals in the show, many people forget that that is where everything we take for granted that is produced now, originated. But some animals can be touchy to acclimate and may not be a good fit for you, particularly as a first time reptile keeper. Don't let the a price be a determining factor to purchase an animal. Captive born is always the best way to go, however if you have a taste for the more unusual ,or challenging wild caught is an option.