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Interesting Facts About Sea Turtles

Did you know that sea turtles have been around since the dinosaurs roamed the earth? In fact, the oldest known sea turtle fossil is actually over 120 million years old. To put that into perspective, the dinosaurs went extinct just about 65 million years ago. Sea turtles survive in oceans and seas all around the world with the exception of [...]

Fascinating Facts About Legless Glass Lizards

Glass lizards are long lizards that are often mistaken for snakes. This is due to the fact that they don’t have legs like other lizards. There are actually fifteen (15) different species of glass lizards that can be found in North America, North Africa, and Asia. Glass lizards typically reside in coastal regions although they can also be found in [...]

The Difference Between Tortoises and Turtles

The Difference Between Tortoises and Turtles Did you know that there are over 300 species of both turtles and tortoises in the world? Many people get these two species mixed up. Both tortoises and turtles are from the order of the Testudines, they are both reptiles but there are major difference between the two of them. There have been multiple [...]

Invite Reptile Shows of New England to Your Next Birthday Party

The Perfect October Birthday Surprise Party! If you have friends or family with a birthday in October, consider creating a memorable event they’ll be talking about for years to come! Reptile Shows of New England provides an entertaining and informative show that’s super popular throughout New England. Birthday parties can be, frankly, boring. Year after year, many people do the [...]

Our Featured Reptile This Month Is The Carpet Python

Reptile Shows of New England is proud to announce that our featured reptile of the month is the carpet python. The carpet python is formally referred to as Morelia spilota and is commonly known as the carpet snake or diamond python. These absolutely beautiful and rather large snakes are non-venomous, which means they do not have fangs or venom glands. Carpet pythons [...]

Reptile Shows of New England Will Travel To New York

If you’ve been racking your brain trying to think of an awesome idea for the next party that you’ll be hosting then we have great news for you. Reptile Shows of New England will travel to New York in order to provide you with a show that people will not soon forget. So, why is a reptile show a great [...]

Our Reptile Show Can Travel To Rhode Island

If you’re looking for ideas for your next party there is something that you should keep in mind. Our reptile show can travel to Rhode Island. That’s right, we will bring the show to you. You do not need to go to a zoo in order to see an awesome reptile show. So, why would you want to host a [...]

A Few Interesting Facts About Ball Pythons

Did you know that ball pythons are one of the most popular breeds of snakes on the planet? Perhaps you are aware of the fact that their scientific name, Python regius, actually translates to royal python. This is based on information that the ball python is believed to be the favorite snake of ancient African royalty who used to wear them [...]

World Snake Day Is Friday July 16th This Year

Did you know that World Snake Day is Friday July 16th this year? So, why do we celebrate this interesting holiday? In essence, the point of World Snake Day is to increase the awareness about the various species of snakes that are located around the globe. Snakes tend to have a negative connotation with people mainly because people are afraid of [...]

Leucistic VS Albino Reptiles

Did you know that there is a difference between leucistic and albino reptiles? A great deal of people often confuse a leucistic animal for an albino one, simply because the animal is all white. This is a very common mistake to make since both of these color traits are caused by a lack of pigments. What is the best way [...]

A Few Myths About Reptiles

It almost goes without saying that reptiles in general have a bad reputation. This may be due to the facts that there are many myths about reptiles that have been making their way through society for thousands of years. Some of these myths are based on facts that are taken out of context and are now a bit incorrect. Other [...]

Overcome Your Fears Of Reptiles With Our Interactive Shows

Did you know that Reptile Shows of New England can help you overcome your fear of reptiles? Although a great deal of people fear reptiles most of them are actually docile animals. Just because they’re not soft and fuzzy certainly doesn’t indicate that they are mean, or are looking to harm you. In fact, just the opposite is true. When [...]

The Tale Of The Gecko Tail

You have probably seen that cute little cartoon gecko on television. He’s in a bunch of commercials for a famous insurance company. That cute little cartoon gecko may have even sparked an interest in you buying one. If so, or if you’re planning to buy a gecko for any other reason, it’s important that you know a bit about these [...]

Reptile Shows For Children With Special Needs

Did you know that some kids with special needs relate better to animals than they do with other people? This holds particularly true for children with autism or children that are on the autism spectrum. That’s one of the many reasons why it’s a smart idea to book reptile shows for children at your school, daycare, or camp who have [...]

Reptile Shows For Birthday Parties

So you’re planning a birthday and you need some good ideas. You want to make this birthday party special. You want this birthday party to stand out from the crowd so to speak. You want to amuse your guests with the best entertainment. You want something different than everyone else is doing. You’re banging your head against the wall when [...]

The Largest EVER Flying Reptile Species of Dinosaur Has Been Discovered

Author: Emily Erickson The image of dinosaurs has changed dramatically over the last handful of generations. From large, galumphing lizards crawling around waiting for food to cross their paths, to terrifyingly elegant birdlike creatures. They hunted, coordinated, communicated, like a pride of lions, or a pack of wolves. Some sported elegant feathers and primitive flight capabilities, but 65 million years [...]

Do Reptiles Hibernate? Understanding Brumation

Winter is coming and that means many animals are preparing for the cold months ahead. But what about our cold-blooded friends? Do reptiles hibernate? The short answer is yes, however it goes by a different name: brumation. This is an important topic for any reptile hobbyist to familiarize themselves with, especially if they own a brumating reptile. Brumation is a [...]

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How Natures Deadliest are Actually Saving Lives!

Nature’s deadliest snakes are typically associated with dread and fear as a single bite from the Inland Taipan is almost certain death! Its venom contains such high levels of neurotoxins that exposure can easily result in paralysis and blood clots, which prevent the flow of blood and will almost certainly result in a painful death. However, despite the overwhelming evidence [...]

Florida’s 10 Most Wanted Invasive Species!

When most people think of Florida, they conjure up thoughts of peaceful retirement communities and childhood trips to Disney World, however there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to visiting the Sunshine State on your summer vacation. Florida is also home to a diverse variety of animal life, and while some species are native to [...]

Snake Eyes- A Gamble at Best

Author: Emily Erickson In Disney’s film interpretation of “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling, Kaa the snake hypnotizes Mowgli with his enchanting gaze so the large serpent can eat the boy. Though this isn’t the most realistic hunting method, some snakes are very highly vision oriented. In species such as Mambas, Cobras, Garter Snakes and Rat Snakes, their eyes are [...]

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The Key to Infection Resistance in Dragon’s Blood?

Scientists are Entering The Dragons Lair! What might sound like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie is reality for today's scientists who claim that the blood of Komodo dragons is filled with 48 proteins called antimicrobial peptides, an  infection defense produced by all living creatures, that one day may be used in drugs to protect humans. What's so special [...]

Extinct Species of Tortoise Getting a Second Chance

How Science is Bringing Back a 160-year-old Extinct Species At Reptile Shows of New England, it’s our mission to bring you closer to exotic, and often misunderstood, species. Our audiences always come away from our shows with a new fascination and appreciation for these incredible creatures. One of such creature is the tortoise. It just so happens that there was [...]

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Reptiles are not Christmas Gifts

We get calls quite often from those who have pet reptiles, but can no longer care for them because it’s a snake that has gotten to large, or a bearded dragon who can no longer walk due to a lack of calcium in their diet. It’s simply heart breaking to see these beautiful animals in pain and without the proper [...]

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