Edmonton Reptile and Amphibian Show

I was clicking through some random YouTube videos and watched (and loved) a 30 minute long video documenting someone’s reptile show adventures. I decided on a whim to check and see if there were any going on in Edmonton. The answer was yes – and it was that weekend. (I am writing this post somewhat retroactively because this was last weekend oh well).

I don’t know very much about reptiles nor amphibians but I love them very much and was so excited to spend like two hours just looking at them. Here’s a great big gallery of all the adorable creatures I found.

First up were some astonishingly beautiful/expensive little frogs. I really should have made note of  what kind they were – alas. There will be a lot of this “I don’t know what this is but it’s cute” throughout this post.

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This is a box of tortoises – don’t touch them please.

These are adorable, but hard to photograph because they were ‘double-packaged’, axolotls. ♥ My favourite thing at this show. It gives me a nice place to go too if I wanted to buy one because I wasn’t sure where to do that for non-extortionate prices.

I left the show with a greatly increased love for snakes. These little guys were beautiful and I loved watching them move about in their tiny snake boxes. I wasn’t actually aware of all the little holes on their face either so that was a learning moment.

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I was particularly fond of the pink snakes and if I lived in a world where getting a little snake was a plausible thin that moment I would have bought this little pink snake below.

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I then came across some lizards (geckos?) in tiny boxes on a shelf.

One of them was asleep and it’s completely adorable. Or it’s eyes are just closed. Still cute. Cuteness is important.

The same people who put small animals in boxes on a shelf had amphibians too. Here are a bunch of newts. All fantastic.

There were frogs. Tree frogs and pacman frogs. The pacman frogs kept jumping into the walls of their small boxes but they were still cute.

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Above you will observe the perfectly formed lizard turd.

These are notably neither amphibians nor reptiles but still very lovable. I didn’t get any good pictures of the spiders because they were all under glass panes and the reflection was nuts. But rest assured there were many, many of those.

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The last thing I did at the show was hold this little crested gecko. He crawled around on my hands and ‘instinctively wished to nest in my hair’. Apparently this is a problem for female lizard owners. His tiny head was so soft and his little sticky feet let him crawl around with ease. Super lovely.

I am extra glad that I made the journey out into Edmonton for this show and I aim to go regularly. It’s also made me look out more for these sorts of events in my city that have apparently gone on for years that I have never heard of. Who knows what sorts of exciting and adorable things there are to look at? ☺

 

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