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Penrith Reptile Expo
March 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$5
This is our tenth annual Reptile Expo & Family Fun Day and we want to celebrate ten great years!
Come and meet our International guests, Dav Kaufman and Chuck Schaffer.
Dav is an award winning filmmaker, conservationist, author, and reptile YouTuber. He travels the world looking for reptiles and brings a little of that wonder and insight to us via his Youtube channels, ‘Dav Kaufman’s Reptile Adventures’ and ‘Dav Kaufman Vlogs’.
Chuck Schaffer is a renowned Herpetologist, Writer and Editor. Passionate about turtles, Chuck has been the Editor of the IUCN Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, Program Chair at the International Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, and has been involved in the International Sea Turtle Society for over 20 years!
We also have John Cann OAM, Herpetologist, Author and Patron of the Hawkesbury Herpetological Society Inc. and many more colourful Australian herpetologists, eager to talk reptiles.
Live Reptile Displays presenter and snake-catcher Andrew Melrose will be doing his Venomous Snake show and Steve Boys from Walkabout Reptiles will keep the kids entertained with his reptiles and a wonderful sing along.
Attractions will also include a life size dinosaur skeleton, crocodile skeleton, fossils and the popular My Pet Dinosaur display.
There will be an array of stunning Best in Show reptiles on show. Dedicated and experienced Breeders will have reptiles for sale and you can keep your animals happy and healthy with a visit to one of the Pet Shops on show. They will be displaying all manner of reptile caging, lighting, heating, and food. Our sponsors Extreme Pets have been with us for 10 years and Absolute have supported us for the last four so pop into their display and see what’s on sale. The wonderful and skilled Vet, Michelle Dalli will also be available on the day to inspect animals or answer any questions you may have.
Our own Hawkesbury Herpetological Society stall has the incredible Frances selling popular reptile keeping guides and books, including The Hawkesbury Herpetolgist Retrospective. Authors Frances Stopford and Steve Boys will be available to sign your copy. The HHS stall is also the place to sign up if you want to become a member of the society and come to our monthly members meetings where we host guests from all over Australia who give talks on everything from Reptile husbandry to research projects to how they made their passion for reptiles into a business. At March’s meeting we will have both Dav Kaufman and Chuck Schaffer so it’s a great time to become a member and see what we get up to.
We also have Roger Matthews operator of Triple C Crocodile Catching Contractors who is a licensed crocodile catcher from the Northern Territory. Drop into Rogers stall and see his display of crocodile products.
Don’t forget if you want to purchase a reptile at the expo you will need to have a valid Reptile Keepers Licence. The link below has all the information on how to purchase your licence and what your responsibilities are. https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/licences-and-permits/wildlife-licences/native-animals-as-pets/reptile-keeper-licences