Reptiles will reside back to its long time home, the Florida State Fairgrounds, this year after three years of alternating venues (the Harborside Center in Clearwater, the USF Sundome in Tampa, and the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto). Once again, Repticon is proud to return at its permanent home in Tampa, the Charles M. Davis Special Events Center on Saturday and Sundays of March 24 – 25, June 23 – 24 and October 27 – 28. With versatile, bright interior venue, and hi-tech facilities, it is indeed the perfect place for Repticon.
What is Repticon?
Repticon is a series of reptile and exotic animal exhibit currently running all throughout the eastern United States. It features reputable vendors of reptile pets, reptile and amphibian breeders, reptile pet products and supplies, educational seminars and a great mix of exhibitors and vendors displaying all types of reptile from the smallest to the bigger ones. This phenomenal event will be showcasing different reptiles and amphibians open for everyone’s collection. This is a wonderful event is a door to learn about reptiles, touch & observe them up-close. There will be educational seminars and hands-on live animal presentation for the entire family. How perfect!
Pre Facts about Reptiles
- The tail of some reptiles separates from the body. It will grow again in shorter size and in different color.
- Reptiles never stop growing.
- Some reptiles change color in response to their moods.
- Unlike other animals, lizards use their tongues as sense organs instead of nose.
- Hundreds of millions of years ago, amphibians became the first vertebrates to live on land.
Repticon is open at Saturdays and Sundays on the stated dates above. You can go from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays. The general admission is $10.00 and $5.00 for children ages 5 to 12, while four-year-old tots and under are free. There are also two-day VIP tickets that are sold for only $12.00.
Reptile expo and site......
If you register (free) you can check out the classifieds..... they have a feeder section! You can get mice for SUPER cheap. Don't bother with the expensive website ones that charge way too much for shipping!
Also, every month or two there's a reptile expo in Mississauga. It's worth the drive, mice are sold for great prices! You can stock up for a few months and only have to buy food twice a year!
Mice are usually only .30 to .75 each (pinkies to larges), even less if you buy a lot.
Hope this helps!