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Junior Zookeepers over Winter Break

December 14th, 2018 | Comments Off on Junior Zookeepers over Winter Break | Posted in Scales And Tails

Junior Zookeepers!

We will be offering our Zookeeper Camps over the Winter Break!  See the details below then jump over to our Zookeeper page to get signed up!

Zookeeper For a Day

Zookeeper Program for Youth ages 6 – 16: Does your child have a passion for animals?  Would he or she love to have a chance to work behind the scenes?  Then this is the opportunity they have been waiting for!  On various dates throughout the school year we will allow up to 12 children or teens to come in and be zookeepers for a couple hours prior to our Public Hours.  Participants will get the opportunity to help our staff, clean animal enclosures, prepare meals and feed the animals, learn reptile husbandry and simple vet care, handle animals that the general public typically does not get to work with and receive special training on how to deal with reptiles in the wild.  Zookeeper duties will vary so each session will not be the same.  

Cost will be $25/child.  

Zookeeper time frame: 2 hours. Includes a T-Shirt Children can book multiple sessions. 

Visit our website for registration: Zookeeper


Various – See Below:  

  • 12/24 – (10am – 12pm) – Utah Native Animal Species – Find out all about local species of snakes, lizards, and amphibians
  • 12/26 – (10am – 12pm) – Food Chain – Learn more about the food chain when it relates to reptiles
  • 12/27 – (10am – 12pm) – Cheloneon Day – Meet all of our favorite turtles and tortoises
  • 12/28 – (10am – 12pm) – Care of Mystical Creatures Day! – We will travel to a time of witches and wizards to meet creatures from the days of Magic!
  • 12/31 – (8am -10am) – Animal Care – Learn about diet, heat, humidity and what to look for to identify a sick animal (Note: earlier start time)
  • 1/1 – (10am – 12pm) – Animal Adaptations – Find out the many ways reptiles have adapted with color, shape and size to survive their world.
  • 1/2 – (10am – 12pm) – Good Pet Day – Find out what animals would be considered good pets for your age and ability
  • 1/3 – (10am – 12pm) – Crocodilian Day – Learn all about alligators, crocodiles and caiman
  • 1/4 – (10am – 12pm) – Bird Day – Meet and Greet with the birds of Scales and Tails!
  • 1/21 – (10am – 12pm) – Spiders, Scorpions, & Cockroaches – Oh my! – Learn all about our amazing creepy crawlers
  • 2/18 – (10am – 12pm) – Care of Mystical Creatures Day! – We will travel to a time of witches and wizards to meet creatures from the days of Magic!


  • Maximum of 12 participants per keeper session
  • $25 participant fee per session 
  • Participant must fill out registration form and liability waiver prior to participation
  • Youth ages 6-16 allowed to participate
  • Zookeeper duties will vary from session to session
  • Participants may sign up for multiple sessions (must repeat registration for each date of camp)
  • Please note, registration is not final until you have paid and been accepted into the date requested by reply e-mail.
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December Workshop – “Reptiles for Gifts”

December 6th, 2013 | Comments Off on December Workshop – “Reptiles for Gifts” | Posted in Events, Scales And Tails

Thinking about getting a pet lizard or snake for your child as a gift this holiday season?  Come to this workshop before you do!!  We’ll give you great ideas on what could make a great pet and what will not.

We’ll also go over:
– What is a good age for kids to get a pet reptile?
– What type of pet reptile fits each age group?
– What type of caging will you need before you bring home your pet?
– What kind of food will I need and how much?
and many more questions.  This will be a great workshop to get you prepped before you make that big decision. We’ll also hold a variety of pet reptiles so you can get an idea of what you would be getting into.  Space is limited, please RSVP.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 18th @ 6:30pm
WHERE: Scales & Tails Showroom – 3594 S. 1950 W., #13, WVC, UT 84119
COST: $5/adults, $3/child (3-12 yrs)

RSVP to rindy@scalesandtailsutah.com or 801-577-7182 or on Facebook


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