Have you harbored a desire to own your own boa constrictor? Have you been dreaming of getting a pet parrot to go with your new KB home in Tampa, Fl? Well if exotic animals are your hobby, or even just something you find intriguing, this weekends Repticon show is for you.
Repticon has been bringing awareness to the care and concerns of exotic animals to cities around the United States for the past 10 years. With vendors and suppliers from local and national exotic animal enthusiasts visitors can get a good look at a multitude of animals you probably won’t see in your own backyard.
Reptiles, Spiders, and Birds…Oh My!
Repticon hosts exotic animal conservationists, breeders, handlers, and educators who offer information, animals for sale, and animal care and gift items. Some of the animals you’ll see there are really cute, like blue spotted frogs, bunnies, and sugar gliders. They’ll look at you with their big “take me home and love me” eyes and the next thing you know you’ll be loading up animal cages, food, and toys in the trunk of your car. You’ll also see a whole host of not-so-cute but incredibly fascinating animals as well. Beautiful turtles, jewel toned snakes, more varieties of tarantulas than you ever knew existed, and even unusual insects.
The many businesses and individuals who teach, sell, and train at Repticon are interested in promoting exotic animals and are very willing to answer questions and let visitors see their colorful collections of unusual breeds.
Kid Friendly and Educational
Repticon loves kids! With so many interesting animals on display it would be difficult to keep the young and curious away. If you have children or grandchildren with an interest in the creeping, crawling, slithering, and flapping beasties of the world, this is definitely a perfect place to spend a sunny Saturday and Sunday.
Many of the vendors who set up booths as Repticon are looking for ways to promote conservation of endangered or exotic animals and they love to pass on their love for animals to anyone who visits, but especially to the youth who pass through.
When and Where?
Repticon Tampa will be held on March 19 and 20, 2016 at the Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 N US Highway 301, Tampa, FL 33610. Hours are Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. If you’re in Tampa this weekend you don’t want to miss this fabulous event.