We would like to give your camp, day care, children’s group or private birthday party an opportunity to learn about reptiles, live and up-close!
Our shows are all about interaction with live reptiles and insects for hands-on learning. Most of these animals can be touched or held, while others that are more fragile will be displayed in clear plastic containers. We have a wide variety of animals for shows including bearded dragons, spiny tailed lizards, geckos, chameleons, skinks, monitor lizards, boas, pythons, colubrid snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, turtles, tortoises, and many more!
Each show last approximately one hour. Children are encouraged to ask any questions they might have, so sometimes a show will go slightly over the estimated time. If food will be served, we ask that you do so either before or after the show as handling reptiles while eating is not permitted.
Pawley’s Reptiles is a family owned business that has been providing customers with educational shows since the late 1990’s. Mark Pawley has been keeping and breeding various different reptile species for more than 20 years and also hosted the annual St. Jacobs Reptile Expo from 1999 to 2011.
At Pawley’s Reptiles, we believe that education and information are absolutely essential to the proper care and husbandry of these fascinating creatures and have devoted a great deal of our time to researching the animals presently available in the exotic pet trade. We have worked closely with local townships and cities in attempt to ensure that the bylaws that govern the ownership of reptiles and snakes meet the needs of pet owners as well as those of the animals being kept.
In 2003, we gave a presentation on the captive care of reptiles at the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians and were also invited to speak at a televised discussion about the dangers involved in keeping large exotic animals such as lions, tigers, bears and wolves. Owning an exotic pet is not a responsibility to be taken lightly and it is important that reptile enthusiasts are aware of the rules, regulations and care requirements of the species they are interested in keeping.
Our main focus is education and we believe that this is best started at a very young age. Our interactive live reptile shows and birthday parties give children an opportunity to learn about these incredible animals and eliminate some of the common fears and misconceptions that have been associated with snakes, lizards and insects for so many years.
We had my son’s 6th birthday party today. There were 12 kids in total. Mark did an AMAZING job. I would recommend him for sure!! He kept the kids in line, and gave them a great show. The parents enjoyed it too! Great job Mark! We were truly impressed!
Mark and his team were amazing in keeping the attention of 12 – seven year olds for an hour! They brought a large variety of reptiles which allowed all kids to be engaged regardless of their comfort level with the reptiles. Would highly recommend them for any children’s event…
We had the guys come out for our daughters 7th birthday party. They were so interactive with the kids with the reptiles. It far exceeded our expectations and will for sure use them again. Amazing and so pleased with the show. Thank you sooo very much.
Fantastic day today! Thank you for bringing our grandson such joy. Lots of fun, lots of information and lots of hands-on for all who wanted to participate. Well worth it! A Birthday party that will be remembered.
We had a great time with Pawley’s Reptiles for my son’s 7th Birthday! Mark was great with the kids and shared his wealth of knowledge regarding the different reptiles he brought. There were many reptiles, including various lizards and snakes. The kids were very engaged for the full hour+….