ReptileFest is North America’s largest and most dynamic gathering of reptiles and their admirers, and includes participation from dozens of animal conservation groups and private collectors who put their amazing animals on display
PRLog (Press Release) Apr. 7, 2012
"An amazing experience! Everyone who worked the event was very knowledge and experienced with the reptiles. Plenty of snakes 🐍 and 🦎🐢 for the kids to carry and p...et! There was plenty of hand sanitizer to go around which was very handy going from animal to animal. There were sinks when you exited to wash hands in. Our two girls loved it ."
Rachel Ann Hermogino,
April 10, 2017
Reptiles and amphibians are fascinating and beautiful creaturesI one day wish to own a reptileI would love to meat other reptile enthusiastsThe quest for knowledgeREPTILE FEST! 2014What is to be gained from going?FunKnowledge about reptiles in generalPossible tipsPossible new friendshipsA chance to overcome phobias, if any.
Dec. 2, 2013
"Reptiles and amphibians are often viewed as pets that only weirdos have, but it's the fastest growing pet industry, and a lot of people have a passion to study them,"
Senior ecologist at the Peggy Notebaert Museum
Some reptile owners don't know enough about proper care, Krohn says--another reason for ReptileFest. One of Krohn's sulcata tortoises contracted a bone disease, distorting and cracking its shell, because its previous owner fed it too many bananas. The bananas had too many sugars, which don't occur in the the sulcata's natural habitat. Through the show's education efforts, Krohn said, "We're just trying to save the world, one snake at a time.""
For the last 20 years, the folks at the Chicago Herpetological Society have given their blood, sweat and tears to the greater good of the reptile community. Each spring the society hosts the largest all educational reptile expo called Reptile Fest.
The Reptile Report
Apr 18, 2013