FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I’ve never been to a reptile expo or pet show. What should I expect when I get there?
Reptile Expos are a gathering place for the reptile industry as a whole. The show is set up like any other trade show (such as a craft show, coin show, dog show, etc.) There are 130+ tables and 50+ vendors at each expo. These vendors consist of hobbyists, full-time breeders, retail stores, non-profit organizations and more. Our shows appeal to all ages, especially children. If you are wanting to buy a new pet or just want to admire some fascinating animals, our reptile expos are perfect for you. You will find a wide array of captive bred reptiles for sale, along with with insects, cages, supplies, books and much more.
What are the hours of the shows?
All of our Reptile Expos are from 10 am to 5 pm.
How much is the price of admission and how do I pay to get in the show?
2014 admission price to the expos is $9 per adult, $4 for kids age 6-12, age 5 & under are free. For a dollar off coupon for each person in your party, click here: http://www.nwreptileexpos.com/portland-show-coupon/
I’m handicapped and would like to attend. Are the shows handicap friendly?
Definitely, all of our events are wheel-chair accessible.
My son wants a snake. What kind of snake would you recommend for him?
Personally, I would start off with a cornsnake. They have a lower start up cost, feed readily, require minimal space, don’t get very big, and tolerate handling.
Do you accept credit cards at the admission? How about the vendors, do they accept credit cards?
I’ve noticed other reptile shows are two day events. Why are yours only one day?
Can I purchase animals from the vendors?
Are there any aquatic turtles available at the show?
Yes, we have a handful of aquatic turtle breeders who attend our show including Pacific Northwest Turtleworks, Deer Fern Farms, and Turtle Time.
I’m trying to find a specific Kenyan Sand boa morph. Should I arrive early to the show to make sure I get the snake of my choice?
I have a iguana I’m trying to re-home. Do you guys take in rescues or recommend anyone?
Whats the best low-maintenance frog to keep?
Are there cages and lighting available to buy incase I decide to bring home a new pet?
Who are the vendors?
Can I haggle on pricing with the vendors?
I don’t want to buy anything, but would like to hold a lizard at the show. Is that an option?
Are animal prices at the shows comparable to retail prices at stores and online?
Whats the difference between buying an reptile online versus at a reptile show?
Do you allow people to bring in their pets?