Do you carry liability insurance?
Absolutely! We have always carried liability insurance but only because many of the places where we perform require that we do so. No one has ever been bitten or injured by any of the animals in our show. Proof of insurance is available upon request.
How far do you travel?
Most of our shows are done within the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana region. We will occasionally travel further for "bigger" events such as county fairs and corporate events.
How far in advance should I call to book a performance?
The earlier the better. I would advise calling at least eight to ten weeks in advance for the best chance of ensuring a date. It helps if you have a flexible schedule with several dates to choose from. Weekends fill up faster than weekdays. You may want to call earlier for a Saturday or Sunday.
What days are you available for hire?
We are available 7 days a week! Shows can be scheduled in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Can there be a crowd too large?
No. We often perform at county fairs, where the crowd can number more than five hundred, or at private birthday parties, where there may be only a few dozen children or fewer.
Is your show appropriate for all ages?
Yes. We have been invited to many Pre-Schools on up to Senior Centers. Our show is entertaining and educational for both children and adults.
How much set up time do you need before you perform?
Very little! We can set up in a matter of minutes as long as there are not too many stairs involved and we can park close to the area where we will be performing. We usually arrive only 15 to 20 minutes before the start of
Do you have a facility where I can visit?
Not yet. Hopefully in the near future we will, but for now we only travel to you.
Can the shows be done outside?
Yes, but only during the warmer months and only if weather permits. On warm days, outdoor shows can be done provided there is an area of shade for the animals. Direct sunlight will overheat a reptile rather quickly. We must be indoors or under a shelter if it is raining. No shows will be done outdoors when the temperature is below 65 or above 95 degrees.
Do you take in sick or unwanted animals?
Sometimes, but we usually do not have the time or additional space to take on everyone's unwanted pets. Feel free to call us and we’ll try to help place the animal for you if we can't take it from you.
Can we take pictures at your show?
Yes. You can take as many pictures as you'd like. The flash does not bother the animals. Videos can only be taken with our permission. We do normally allow performances to be recorded for private use only with the express written consent of major league baseball.
How much do you charge for a show?
The cost of our show varies as we price most events differently. For example we charge $275.00 for a birthday party presentation and $300.00 for a school event. Compare our cost to any other reputable traveling reptile show in the area and you will find that we are considerably less. We do have package deals for multiple shows as well as all day requests. Our cost has remained very consistent for years and is subject to change without notice.
Do you require a deposit?
No way. We understand kids sometimes get sick or an emergency may arise that would prevent you from having us come out to your event as planned. We're not going to steal a $50.00 or $100.00 deposit from you for a show we end up NOT performing at. We don't think that's fair and we do not accept payment until the day of the performance.
What form of payment do you take?
We accept all forms of payment, however we only accept cash for private parties such as birthdays unless prior arrangements are made. For all other events we accept check, credit cards or cash. Keep in mind that for credit card payments we would typically arrange to make the transaction over the phone on the same day or one day prior to the event date.