Considering the safety of all involved has always been the priority while sharing animals. I have 32 years of hands-on daily interactive experience with reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. Proper maintenance, handling, hygiene while interacting with reptiles is my specialty. Your presentation, as always, will include guidelines and information for safe and proper interaction with the animals.
Your 21-animal experience will be customized for your needs, regulations, and comfort level.
YOUR OPTIONS ARE:
1) No contact, viewing only (lasts 45 to 60 minutes), social distancing from presenter of six feet. Best for small family, neighborhood groups, camp, homeschool. Very few have used this method.
2) Limited contact with gentle petting of a few animals, each animal will be pet by one child. Again, very few have used this method.
3) Birthday (or volunteer) chair with animals on a towel on lap for petting. Guests may perch frogs on arms or hats, pet a bearded dragon and tortoise, wear snakes around shoulders, includes The Dare Chair, and more. Prices below. This is the most popular and typical format.
Within a 30 minutes' drive and up to 10 kid-guests is $175 (maximum price asked for Oceanside and Vista with no head count).
Between 30 and 45 minutes' drive, up to 10 kid-guests costs $175. More than 10 kid-guests costs $200.
Farther than 45 minutes (up to 54 minutes) is the regular price of $200.
A travel time of 55 minutes or more, costs $225.
The fee asked reserves the time slot for you. Please reserve with an intentional commitment. The cost is not just for the presentation and time at your event. The fee enables my daily maintenance, supervision, and upkeep of the animals; including heating, feeding, cleaning, interacting, transfers to sunning when possible. Your presentation of 45 to 90 minutes requires preparation time of soaking and cleaning, packing, loading, travel, unloading, set up, the presentation, reloading, travel, unloading, cleaning, laundry. The average time spent for one event is 5 to 7 hours. Every step of this process is done by myself.
Duration of presentation depends on various factors of questions asked, photos taken, number of guests and those participating. Price is not based on time, it is based per presentation and location. Every party is allotted 90 minutes, just in case. Please allow at least an hour. Time travel is based from Mandarin Dr., Oceanside, 92056. Our travel zone is no more than 70 minutes from our home base.
All travel time factors are considered, such as: work commute traffic, tourist season, sunny coastal days, other events (races, fair, air show), Friday traffic, holidays, and foul weather-mainly rain.
Every one-hour event has 21 animals present. When more bugs are available, I bring them.
NOT JUST FOR BIRTHDAYS.