Get a New Scaly Friend: Upcoming Reptile Expo in Brevard County
By Space Coast Daily // December 6, 2021
Are you looking to add a new member to your family but want something more unique than your typical furry pet?
If so, join us for ReptiDay and have a look at the remarkable reptiles for sale. Some of the most prominent reptile vendors in the southeast will be in attendance to sell you a happy and healthy reptile!
Now, let’s go over the details!
What is ReptiDay?
ReptiDay is a reptile expo held by Repticon. Each year, Repticon travels around the southeast United States with various big-name reptile vendors, breeders, and educators.
It’s a fun, family-oriented event that holds interactive shows and provides education on the proper husbandry of reptiles.
They also have plenty of bearded dragons for sale, a variety of leopard and crested geckos, and many amazing snake species.
However, even if you’re not interested in purchasing a reptile, ReptiDay can make for a fun-filled day for you and your family!
It’ll feature everything from educational seminars, kid’s activities, live feedings, snake handling, and various reptile experts.
In addition, you can buy various supplies, accessories, frozen and live feeders, cages, and other merchandise for your reptile. Therefore, if it’s your reptile, you’ll be able to buy everything you need to care for your new pet!
What Types of Reptiles Will Be for Sale?
ReptiDay will have plenty of reptiles to choose from.
Some of the most common reptiles they’ll have include:
■ Bearded Dragons
■ Leopard Geckos
■ Crested Geckos
■ Blue Tongued Skinks
■ Monitor Lizards
■ Ball Pythons
■ Corn Snakes
■ King Snakes
■ Milk Snakes
■ Carpet Pythons
And so much more!
Each vendor will provide all the necessary information needed to care for your new pet! You’ll also be able to handle and interact with any animal you’re interested in!
What Types of Presentations Will be at ReptiDay?
ReptiDay places great focus on the proper care and husbandry practices regarding various pet reptiles. In fact, this is one of the primary purposes of ReptiDay. Many vendors donate a portion of their profits to non-profit reptile organizations that promote the proper education of keeping and breeding reptiles.
Some of the presentations may include:
■ Snake handling and care
■ Issues that may arise while possessing a pet reptile
■ Bearded dragon and leopard gecko husbandry
■ And many more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is It Safe for Children?
Although it’s primarily adult attendees, plenty of families with children attend as well. In fact, many of the activities and presentations are gauged towards a younger audience.
What Vendors Will be at ReptiDay?
Although vendors typically vary, a lot of the common vendors that attend ReptiDay include:
■ Randar’s Reptiles
■ Over The Top Reptiles
■ Priceless Pythons
■ Rollie Pollie & Friends Rescue
■ We Got Crabs
■ Hard Wired Reptiles
& many, many more!
If you’d like to research any of these vendors, be sure to check them out on Facebook. Typically, they will announce which events they are planning to attend.
ReptiDay lasts for about six hours, with a 30-minute break from 12:45 pm-1:15 pm.
How Much is Admission?
General admission is $12. You also have the option of purchasing VIP tickets for $15. This will allow you to show up to the show one hour before it opens. This will allow you first choice when it comes to buying a reptile!
When and Where?
The next ReptiDay will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Eau Gallie Civic Center
1551 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32935
Tickets are currently only being sold online. Teachers and children under the age of four get in free!
Keep in mind, this is a yearly event. Therefore, if you can’t secure a ticket, you can always wait on next year’s show.
You also have the option of traveling down south to Boynton Beach. They have a show coming up on Saturday, January 8, 2022.
If you can’t attend either of these shows, there are plenty of other shows all around Florida.
Some of the cities they’re held in include:
■ Port St. Lucie
■ Ft. Walton Beach
■ Ft. Meyers
■ Pembroke Pines
Be sure to check out the Repticon website for more information on show locations, scheduling, or to buy tickets!
We hope to see you there!