Why hire E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue?
"Ed & Jeanie's Live Animal Shows" located in the Cleveland, Ohio area are fun,safe,educational, interactively hands-on and entertaining for children and adults. "We have "Reptiles, Amphibians and Arachnids" such as our American alligator, from very small to very large Snakes, many exotic Lizards, small & large Tortoises, Salamanders,exotic Frogs and harmless Tarantulas,Scorpions and Desert Beetles. We bring our "Animal Entertainment" to school classrooms, "children's birthday parties", many types of fundraisers,day cares,church events,scout events,TV-appearances,summer camps,corporate events,city home days or almost any occasion. "You don't come to see the animals...THEY come to see you !!"
"Hi, my name is Ed and my wife's name is Jeanie. We are both experienced herpetologists, animal handlers and animal rescuers. For your event, we bring up to fifteen different species of animals to show and talk about, but have seven to ten showings. Each showing may have just one animal, two or up to three animals at a time.This way for each showing, we can take plenty of time with each animal, let them be touched, pet or held. If we tried showing twelve to fifteen animals one at a time during a 45 minute or hour show, do the math... that's not a lot of time per animal. For a 1 hour or 1 1/2 hour show, we're able to show an animal and take time with the audience. Letting them take pictures, hold or pet each one while answering any question that they may have for us." Please request a school and fundraiser discount ! 2013 is the year of the SNAKE ! Ed and Jeanie started doing their shows to help cover many costs for rehabilitated animals that they rescue every week, month and throughout the year. It also helps with vet bills, food, equipment, etc...
"Reptiles, amphibians and arachnids are amazing, fascinating animals and sometimes they are completely misunderstood. We have cute little Geckos, many Snake species from 4 inches all the way up to almost 12 feet which many of them can be held because of their docile nature. We have many exotic & U.S. native Lizards, Tortoises from 6 inches and up to over 2 1/2 feet and 70 pounds in which many of them can also be held or touched. We also bring our Alligator that anyone can touch or pet as Ed holds her at all times. We also show many exotic species of amphibians including the world's largest land Salamander and many exotic Frog species. All of the animals that we bring can be touched or in some cases held, except the Scorpions & Tarantulas. We also have a specie of Desert beetle that can be held, but plays dead for a few seconds...then magically wakes up. You can choose some of the animals that we bring by going to our SHOWS page at our main website, check some of the listed animals and submit it to us. If you're not sure what to choose, we can choose them for you according to the age group at the event. We have animals for every age group and choose them for the appropriate age bracket. We have species from all over the world except the Arctic and Antarctica. All of our animals are captive-bred in the U.S. **We do not import animals or take them from the wild.** As we say, "Every time you take an animal from the wild, you just decreased their species survival." This is a global problem and it begins right here with teaching conservation and education. It's our passion to protect reptiles and other animals from being listed on the endangered list. We hear of people ordering animals over the internet that are used in shows, then they preach conservation. Do these people realize when they order these animals, that they are most likely taken from the wild."
"All of our animals are cared for and handled by us at our home on a regular basis making them more docile and easy to work with. Some of our rescued animals are used in our shows giving them a purpose and a second chance at life." Ed and Jeanie states where each animal comes from, what they eat, how big they get, how long they live and answer every question from the audience. There is some humor thrown into the shows from start to finish. Towards the end of the show, the birthday boy or girl or whoever the occasion is for, gets to help Ed and Jeanie hold their large python while Ed holds the head of the snake as he does for all of the snakes that they bring. They usually will need at least three more volunteers to help hold "Squasher" the Burmese python. They also can have their picture taken with "Lucky" the Alligator while Ed helps hold her or any other animal they may choose. All of the animals are handled in a safe manner putting no one at risk of any kind. So if you are looking for a "Petting Zoo", "Live Animal Show", "Children's Party Entertainment" , "Animal Entertainment" or whatever your occasion may be, contact E and J Reptile Shows. For the "Children's Birthday Parties", the child will get a photo album along with a personalized b-day card and some other small gifts that Ed & Jeanie hands out.
Ed & Jeanie educate children at schools and nature centers throughout the year.They perform their awesome "Animal Shows" year round at children's birthday parties, fundraisers, schools, T.V. appearances, company picnics, summer camps, city home days, fairs, nursing homes, private parties, anniversary parties, family reunions, beach parties, grand openings, backyard cookouts or almost any occasion.
E & J 's animals have been used for magazine photo-shoots, modeling agencies, advertisements and animal rescue/location training. They can also be used in commercials, music & T.V. videos and other educational programs. Please go to "YouTube" and check out their videos.
"When it comes to the "animal & reptile rescues" we do, sometimes it seems we are living in Florida with the types of animals we have rescued over the years. We have rescued and placed many animals in homes and shelters such as Alligators, large Pythons, Boas, Iguanas, large Tortoises and almost any reptile, amphibian and arachnid that you can mention. Never had to pick up a Komodo dragon, but we're still waiting for that one. If you have or know someone who needs to surrender an animal, call or email us to see if we can take in that unwanted animal. See "November 2011 Cleveland.com article" about "Parma couple who rescues animals". You can also find "E and J Reptile Shows" on Face Book.
Ed & Jeanie: Animal handlers/Speakers/Owners
Ed's influence were his three brothers and sister in which all have or rescued animals of many species. Ed's favorite was any specie of reptile that he could lay his hands on. So, like his idols "Steve Irwin" & "Jack Hanna", he was inspired to perform "educational shows" along with doing "animal rescue". Jeanie's influence was her Dad who took in injured hawks, many species of birds and other animals bringing them back to health; all were released or placed in foster homes. Ed got her interested in reptiles & arachnids in the late 90's and she already had a love for amphibians...a match made in heaven ! We hope to influence many people and children to support reptile & animal conservation.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
Our clients should expect a hands-on, safe, educational, fun experience as they see and learn about each animal species that we bring out. We will bring reptiles, amphibians and arachnids to your event to where you can pet, touch or even hold some of them. If you're looking for the feathered or furry animals, you're in the wrong place. These are mostly cold-blooded animals with scales, shells or even moist slippery skin as with the amphibians. Many people and potential clients are always asking Jeanie and I why we don't have mammals in our shows. Even though we both have had them and love all animals, it is our choice not to combine mammals with reptiles in our shows for reasons that I will leave unsaid.
"E and J Reptile Shows" are incident free from the time we started doing our "animal shows". We are fully insured and can provide a copy of our insurance certificate if booked for a show. Please visit our website at www.EandJreptileshows.com to contact us or you may call us directly at 216 952 5285 to also schedule a show. Please read some reviews from past clients at review section here on Gig salad and check out the photo gallery to get an idea of what you will see. You can view plenty of our videos at YouTube and find us on Face Book.
We have been receiving gigs from Gig Salad since 2010 and many other sites as well. Every year our client base is growing, but the word-of-mouth is better than any advertising in the world.
Dogs or cats must be put away for safety
Ed & Jeanie prefer a non-smoking area unless it is an outside event
Most shows require a deposit to secure and hold show date and time slot due to last minute cancellations. There are few exceptions....please ask if this is a concern
Need city, date and time of show for quote
Need full address to schedule show
One last requirement is that everyone has a great time
We set up a small folding table with our nature set up. We bring in our animals in secure containers. No need for a stage. Tent or canopy needed only if the event is an all-day outdoor Summer event.... we can bring our canopy if you don't have one, but at an extra $25 charge. We usually do not need one unless it rains, is very sunny and hot day. With our animals, no worries about fur, hair or dander left behind... allergy-free. We do however lay down a cotton sheet around our table. For larger groups of children or adults, we recommend that the seating be in rows so we can walk through the audience with our animals so everyone has equal opportunity to pet or touch each one as we talk about them.
We serve most of the northern half of Ohio including Cuyahoga county, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Lorain and Medina counties. Ask if we can travel to your city or county.
We can travel further for longer venues or all-day events.
**Please ask for school and fundraiser discount... may be up to 20% depending on distance of show location.**
All shows can be whatever amount of time you want them to be. Our minimum show length can be 45 minutes, but our Package #1 is an hour long. Package #2 is an hour and a half show. You may hire us to do a longer show or an all-day event for a pro-rated quote.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Competition, Convention, Corporate Event, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Other, Parade, Private Party, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party