Yesterday I attended the North American Reptile Breeder’s Conference & Trade Show 2007. So I wanted to write a little review of the event to help my fellow reptile lovers out there decide whether or not to attend the show in their area. Overall the show was great but their were a few things that I was disappointed with.
The venue was the Anaheim Convention Center, Near Disneyland. This place is beautiful, maybe that was one of the reasons the admission was so expensive. It was $15, but after paying $10 dollars to park I barely had any money to spend in the actual show. things to see in anaheim
The vendors were great. I found amazing deals on all sorts of reptiles and supplies. I purchased a juvenile crested gecko from Switzer’s Reptiles for $40, 3 more baby crested geckos from another vendor for $35 each, 2 leopard gecko for $15 each, and some calcium supplement for a great price. My brother purchased 2 young sand boas for $45 each. We were blown away by the wide variety of healthy reptiles and inexpensive supplies. We even saw another visitor with a two headed bearded dragon. It was the strangest thing we had ever seen.
The food at the venue was reasonably prices. But the event had no real over site or organization. I could be difficult to find a particular vendor.
Overall I would give the North American Reptile Breeder’s Conference & Trade Show 2007 a 8 out of 10.
I do hope in the future the organizers consider lower admission prices. I think this will encourage more purchases from their vendors and maybe open the event to lower income folks.