Kids birthday parties.
Reptile party entertainment is an idea that was invented by Australian herpetologist Ray Hoser in the 1970s.
Since then he has built up a business known as reptile parties. The concept of an educational party show for kids parties has since been copied by people all over the globe, even though its humble beginnings were in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia all those years ago.
The reptile party idea is of a herpetologist bringing snakes, lizards and crocodiles to a venue and letting the kids hold the animals.
While this is the original Hoser concept, for reasons not entirely certain, no one else in Australia do their copy-cat reptile shows in quite the same way.
Alternatives to the Hoser theme are kids events that are in the form of a show and tell, and in some cases the kids are allowed to touch or pat the reptiles. These less experienced imitators claim that letting wildlife or other animals being held at childrens parties is dangerous and should never be done. Hoser disagrees and backs his view with a perfect safety record spanning more than 32 years in the wildlife education business.
Hosers reptile parties business in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, can be contacted on 03 98123322.
As would be expected, they do get very busy as everyone wants to have the snakeman at their place, so the word of advice is to make the booking for the reptile show before you send out invitations.
Oh, and make sure you have a few cameras on hand and/or some decent smart phones, as you’d be mad not to get a load of photos as well!