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Tortoises, Turtles, Tarapins…..

June 15th, 2010 | Comments Off on Tortoises, Turtles, Tarapins….. | Posted in Scales And Tails

Public Reptile Workshop!!  Check it out:

JUNE 23rd @ 6:30pm

This month we are focusing on Chelonians!!  For those of you who are new to the reptile world, Chelonians are Turtles, Tortoises, and Tarapins.  These are truly amazing creatures and we are going to take a closer look at where they live, what they eat and whether or not they can really come out of their shells!  Also, We will be cracking open the eggs that the Redfoot’s laid last fall.  (They are long over due for hatching).  We’ve got some other ideas in mind as well so you won’t want to miss it!

When: Wednesday, June 23 @ 6:30pm
Where: Scales and Tails Showroom, 152 W. Burton Ave., Ste. F, SLC, UT
Cost: $5/child (parents free with paid child admission)
Reptile Rookies: FREE

Please RSVP to shane@scalesandtailsutah.com

Ask us how to be come a Reptile Rookie!


Price Increase and New Show Options

June 4th, 2010 | Comments Off on Price Increase and New Show Options | Posted in Scales And Tails

Hello Reptile Fans!

As of June 15th Scales and Tails will offer four new and/or upgraded party packages!  The pricing will be a bit different as well.  All parties (regardless of the date) booked prior to June 15th will still be honored at price given at time of booking.  Please check out the new packages below:

“Teaser Show” –  is a 30 minute show where we bring a crocodilian skull, and 6 small to medium reptiles (with at least one from each of the reptilian taxa).  The finale will be a snake between 6-8 ft. There is 15 minutes of animal handling after the show.  The price will be $150.

“The Medium Show” – is a 45 minute show with 15 minutes of animal handling after wards. We bring creepy crawlies (spiders & scorpions) and 8 reptiles which includes a giant lizard and a giant python.  The price will be $225.

“The Large Show” – is a 45 minute show with 15 minutes of animal handling afterward. We bring creepy crawlies (spiders & scorpions), lizards, tortoises, and snakes for a total of 10 animals. There are three finale animals: a baby alligator, a giant tortoise and a giant snake. The price will be $250

“The Toddler Show”This new show is being catered to children 4 years old and younger. This will be a 30 minute touch and hold session with 5 very “nice” reptiles and a crocodillian skull.  Your Reptile Guide will entertain the children with funny stories and jokes about each reptile and will also let the children see the animals walk and move on the ground. This show is completely hands on. The price will be $125

Travel Fee – There is a travel fee for all shows booked outside the Salt Lake Valley.  Call for details.

Add-ons – Additional animals and creepy crawlies can be added on to each show.  Call for details.


Gone Loco with Local Lizards!

June 4th, 2010 | Comments Off on Gone Loco with Local Lizards! | Posted in Scales And Tails

Last month we had one of the coolest nights ever.  Scales and Tails’ Jeremy Westerman presented a workshop on the lizards native to Utah.  After the presentation we all got to learn how to catch a lizard with a stick and  piece of dental floss.  First we practiced on plasic lizards until we got the hang of it.  Then Jeremy put some REAL LIVE lizards in a small swimming pool and we each got a chance to try to catch them.  After we each at scored a lizard, Jeremy put in some bigger, an a bit more angry, lizards into the pool.  We learned how to noose them, then how to properly pick them up so that they would not bite us.  It was SO COOl!  Afterwards, we all go to take our lizard catchers home and a bag of fake lizards so we could keep practicing on our own.  I had so much fun!  I can’t wait for next month’s workshop.  I hear it is on Turtles and Tortoises!