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February Workshop: *** Scorpions ***

January 29th, 2010 | Comments Off on February Workshop: *** Scorpions *** | Posted in Scales And Tails

February’s public workshop focus will be on SCORPIONS!!  Did you know that all true scorpions GLOW under a black light?  It’s true! Next time you take a camping trip, bring a black light and after it gets dark, go on a hunt for the creepy crawlers!  At this workshop, we will learn about scorpion lifestyles, habitats, food, and their venom.  Then we will learn the safe way to go on a “scorpion hunt”!!

Come out to our show room, bring your friends and neighbors and get ready to hunt for scorpions!

DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 10th
TIME: 6:30pm-7:30pm
PLACE: 152 W. Burton Ave, Ste. F, Salt Lake City
COST: $5/child (parents are free)
Reptile Rookies: FREE

RSVP please

Ask us about our Reptile Rookie program!

Monitor Lizards are COOL!!

January 22nd, 2010 | Comments Off on Monitor Lizards are COOL!! | Posted in Scales And Tails

January was Monitor month!  Owner, Shane Richins, holds a deep fondness for Monitor lizards.  At this workshop we got to learn all about the cousins of the Komoto Dragon.  We started out with the baby monitor lizards and worked our way up to the adults.  Some of you that came last year, got to see how big some of our last year’s babies have gotten.  “Bug” for instance has tripled in size since last year!!  We learned which monitor lizards make good pets and which ones do not.  Afterwards, we played Pin-the-Tail on the Monitor and then got to watch Zig Zag and Bug eat a whole bunch of really gross stuff like cockroaches, raw meat, raw eggs, and dead fish!!  Take a look at all the fun below:

Here gator gator gator….

January 22nd, 2010 | Comments Off on Here gator gator gator…. | Posted in Scales And Tails

Back in December we had the wonderful opportunity to meet “DARTH GATOR”!  Darth Gator is Scales & Tails’ newest addtion, and if you haven’t guessed it already… he is an Alligator!   December’s reptile workshop was all about crocodillians, their habitats, live styles, warning & mating calls, and many other fun facts.  Our special guest, Shane Provostggard, came to give us expert information on the topic. Shane is the former supervisor over the reptile program at the Hogle Zoo.  Afterwards, we got to practice making gator noises and making the “water dance”!   Special thanks goes out to Shane Provostggard for coming out that night!

Check out some of the photos below:

***Monitor Night*** This Week!!

January 3rd, 2010 | Comments Off on ***Monitor Night*** This Week!! | Posted in Scales And Tails

This month’s Scales & Tails workshop is soon approaching!  It will be held Wednesday, January 6th at 6:30pm at the Scales & Tails showroom. Address: 152 W. Burton Ave. (2360 S.), Ste F, SLC, UT

This month we will be focusing on Monitor Lizards!  Monitors are owner, Shane Richins’, FAVORITE animal! So he is very excited to do this workshop!  We will be learning about different kinds of monitor lizards which includes the biggest lizards in the world like the Komodo Dragon, the Asian Water Monitor and the Crocodile Monitor.  We will be learning about what these big lizards eat and we will even get to feed some of them! This will be a really awesome night and you won’t want to miss it!!

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 9th

Time: 6:30pm

General Admission: $5 per child (adults free with paying child)

Reptile Rookies: FREE
Ask us how to be come a Reptile Rookie!