E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue

Why book E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue?

"E and J Reptile Shows" can bring a memorable animal show to you! Up to 15 animals ! As we've been saying for over 15 years, "You don't come to see the animals..THEY come to see you!" We perform at children's birthday parties, school events, fundraisers or any occasion. So if you're looking for a reptile show, petting zoo or animals for parties.. contact Ed & Jeanie. We can bring a variety of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids to your family reunion, city fair, corporate event, church function, summer camps, any holiday party or child daycare. Contact us here or visit our website where you can choose some animals that we can bring to your event and we can customize a show to fit budget!

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E & J made my sons birthday an unforgettable one!

My son wanted a lizard party for his 12th birthday and I wanted to give him just that. My husband and I decided to find a way to have real lizards to his birthday party and we found E and J. We went with them because they were much more affordable than the other business we contacted. E and J worked with our birthday budget and gave a great show. They were prompt, entertaining and a joy to have at our home. The children loved it and learned a lot (so did we)! My son was so happy with his surprise lizard show and we were happy that we choose E and J.

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Reviewer: Samara B.
Event: Birthday Party in Cleveland, OH
Event Date: Mar 15, 2014
Hired As: Animal Entertainment

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

We brought a bunch of different lizards and geckos to Elijah's party along with some snakes, a tortoise and some creepy crawlies that really was a big hit with everyone. We were happy to make a few changes with a package that was more affordable. We can customize anyone's show to whatever they would like.... animal wise and length of show. They made his party extra special with the lizard themed table setting, cake, reptile decorations all over. I took as many pictures of their set up as they did of our animals.... thank you guys for making our day special as well...

“This is the Best Birthday Party Ever!”

I heard this so many times today from my son’s eight-year-old friends who came to celebrate Gabe’s Birthday. Our thanks to Jeanie and Ed from J+E Reptile Shows & Rescue who graced our party with an interactive, educational, and fun show featuring twelve interesting critters including an alligator, tarantula, scorpion, box turtle, and show-stopping 75 pound albino python. Jeanie and Ed’s knowledge and passion for the animals is contagious and inspirational. We all learned a lot about some really cool animals. I highly recommend them for any party or event - they are sure to please young and old alike. Your party will be ‘the best party ever,’ too!

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Reviewer: Lisa R.
Event: Birthday Party in Lakewood, OH
Event Date: Sep 14, 2013
Hired As: Petting Zoos for Parties

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

We appreciate the kind words; Gabe is a cool kid who loves animals, especially reptiles. He loved the BIG Burmese python and got to pet an Alligator for the first time in his life. Everyone made our visit special in many ways. All of the kids will hopefully stay animal lovers as we are....

Awesome Show

E & J performed at our annual mobile camp for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities August 13th and 14th 2013. I must say out of all the animal shows that we have booked this one was by far the best. The presenters were very knowledgeable about their animals, answered any and all questions from our individuals, let everyone touch the animals, and they were very personal. Ed was very communicable with the staff of our facility via e-mail, which is a plus as this is a great characteristic of his professionalism. I cannot express how much of a privilege it was to have them perform at our camp. They were a big hit with everyone and we took a lot of pictures to remember the experience. They are reasonably priced and are worth it for the travel, set up and time that they spend performing their show. I would definitely recommend them to others as entertainment for their party or function as they are an awesome group!

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Reviewer: Stephanie M.
Organization: Echoing Lakes Residential Homes
Event: Other in Elyria, OH
Event Date: Aug 13, 2013
Hired As: Animal Entertainment

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

We thank you Stephanie for the wonderful kind words. It was our privilege to meet you and everyone who made our two day visit special. I also want to thank you and everyone who had words of comfort after my Mom's passing. We would love to return to perform our shows in the future....Ed & Jeanie

Amazing Reptile Show!

E and J are experts when it comes to reptiles! Their show featured rescued reptiles that E and J personally nurtured back to health. They made sure to take all the necessary safety precautions so even young children could participate. The animals were calm and expertly handled. My daughter and her friends had a blast learning and touching the snakes, alligator, tortoise, lizards, and arachnids! It really was amazing, I would recommend them for anyone looking for a fun and informative party idea!

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Reviewer: Erin G.
Event: Birthday Party in Lakewood, OH
Event Date: Jun 22, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Animal Entertainment, Children's Party Entertainment, Educational Entertainment, Petting Zoos for Parties, Reptile Show

Knowledgeable and Personable Staff

We had a great time at our event with the Reptile Show. Their whole staff was extremely courteous and knowledgeable. The event was a bit chaotic due to the weather, which forced them to set up at two different locations during the event. They had no complaints and just went with the flow which is exactly what we needed. I would definitely recommend them and we plan on using them again in the future.

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Reviewer: Sarah T.
Organization: Walsh University
Event: Festival in North Canton, OH
Event Date: Oct 5, 2013
Hired As: Reptile Show

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

We thank you Sarah for having us out to the Walsh University festival. We had a great time even though the weather was horrible. Thanks for making our visit very special. The kids and adults gave us very nice compliments for the rescues we have done and they loved the animal show we presented.... can't wait to see you in the future.

Fantastic Party!

E and J Reptile Show did a fantastic job for my son's 6th birthday party! Very knowledgeable about all of their animals, very patient with excited kids and curious adults as well. Everyone at the party gave us great compliments and feedback and we impressed with Ed, Jeanie and the entire group of reptiles. Ed and Jeanie made my son one super happy kid and I cannot thank them enough! Job well done!

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Reviewer: Yalanda S.
Event: Birthday Party in Akron, OH
Event Date: Aug 24, 2013
Hired As: Reptile Show

A Fantastic and educational show for young and old!

I wanted something different for one of my parties and the E and J Reptile Show was over the top! I thought the kids would get a big thrill from petting the reptiles and snakes, but the adults were even more enthusiastic and asked the most questions. The E and J team were very knowledgeable, cordial and answered all the questions. Their set up and presentation was excellent. I highly recommend E and J for an extraordinary party event!

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Reviewer: Helen K.
Event: Private Party in Solon, OH
Event Date: Jun 30, 2013
Hired As: Reptile Show

Great show for both the young and adults!

Everyone had a terrific time learning about the reptiles and were able to interact with them as well! Thank you for coming to Green - great job Ed & Jeanie!

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Reviewer: Kim G.
Organization: City of Green Parks & Recreation
Event: Concert Venue in Uniontown, OH
Event Date: Jul 11, 2013
Hired As: Animal Entertainment

excellent show! the kids had a blast!

E & J put on a wonderful show. Each kid got to see almost every reptile and it was as educational as it was fun. They arrived early and were very professional as well. It was a great experience overall.

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Reviewer: Jane
Event: Public Event in Akron, OH
Event Date: Jul 11, 2013
Hired As: Educational Entertainment, Reptile Show

Great Reptile Show!

E & J Reptile Show did a wonderful show for my daughter's 3rd birthday party. They kept the children interested and had a great selection of reptiles that the kids and adults could interact with. They came and set up in a timely manner and were very knowledgable and interested in caring for and teaching about each reptile. Great show- I would recommend them for all ages and events!

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Reviewer: Laurel V.
Event: Birthday Party in Beachwood, OH
Event Date: Jun 22, 2013
Hired As: Reptile Show

AN AMAZING ANIMAL SHOW!

Ed and Jeanie are experienced professionals who are passionate about their reptiles. They handle their animals with love and respect and encourage people to do the same. They take the time to really educate children, as well as adults about the reptiles' fascinating natural history, care, and conservation. They encourage kids to ask questions and interact with the animals. And it is truly exciting to see their awe and wonder of these beautiful, yet often misunderstood creatures.

Years ago, I first had the privilege to see one of Ed and Jeanie's shows, and I was hooked. I told them that I was an animal-lover, and was especially fond of reptiles. Eventually, they asked me to be apart of their show as a helper on some of the larger events, including ones
held at nature centers, school events, and parties. I couldn't have been more excited to be apart of their team!

Ed and Jeanie are also big advocates in responsible pet ownership and always encourage potential reptile owners
to do their research before buying an animal to ensure that it receives proper care. Unfortunately, some people end
up unable to care for their pet, and that is when E&J can step in and provide an unwanted animal with a loving home
with all the essential care they need. Some of these rescues even end up as part of the shows.

Everyone truly enjoys the unique and wonderful experience at E&J's shows. It's not just the animals that make the shows so
special, Ed and Jeanie are kind, caring and knowledgeable individuals who love what they do and are committed to providing
everyone with a fun and amazing time!

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Reviewer: ALEXA A.
Event: Other in Cleveland, OH
Event Date: May 9, 2013

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

I also want to let people know how professional Alexa is with our clients. She is an animal lover just as we are. We knew from the first day she helped us at a nature center, that she was going to be a great animal handler. Not only is she our helper, she has turned out to be one of our best friends. I have never seen a person care so much for animals as she does. She has handled all of our reptiles, amphibians and arachnids over the years as if she has been doing this for years. She impressed us more than most other animal entertainers that we have seen. Whatever she chooses to do for a living, she will succeed at anything she does. She will always be welcomed to help us out with our animal shows. She may also be on the D.W.A.R.T. team with us come July of 2013. D.W.A.R.T. is the "Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team". We will be working along side vets, firemen, police, city, county and state officials from Cleveland and Columbus.

E and J Reptile shows is great.

E and J Reptile shows was awesome. They were all so nice and their reptiles were so cool. I learned a lot about their reptiles and they made me feel safe with snakes. I loved skating with Tinese. She was so chill and calm.

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Reviewer: Kayla B.
Event: Other in Strongsville, OH
Event Date: May 3, 2013
Hired As: Educational Entertainment, Reptile Show

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

All we can say is how AWESOME Kayla is as a skater and even a better person. Not only did she skate with our smaller albino Burmese python in her routine, she skates like an Olympian. We can tell she almost wasn't going to let us take our snake back home with us... good luck Kayla with whatever you do in life.

Amazing people and show

I was looking for something different for an event i was directing and E and J reptile show was just what i was looking for. Ed was so professional and easy to contact. He got back to me with in hours of emailing him. My guest was so entertained by the show. They brought all kinds of retiles, some that many of my guest had never seen or heard of before. Ed and his wife went above and beyond what was asked of them. I would recommend them to everyone in need of a fun and interesting show. Thank you so much for being a part of our event. You made memories for everyone that came!!!

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Reviewer: victoria
Organization: strongsville skating club
Event: Fundraiser in Strongsville, OH
Event Date: May 4, 2013
Hired As: Animal Entertainment, Circus Entertainment, Educational Entertainment

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

We want to thank Victoria and the Strongsville Skating Club for hiring us to perform our reptile, amphibian and arachnid show for the pre-show entertainment. This was a two for one deal. The first day was quoted, but at a reduced amount. The 2nd day was donated by Jeanie and I in which we actually did two shows within an hour and a half for two crowds of kids and adults. We are supporters of the Special Olympics in which some of the Skating Club's proceeds went to the Special Olympics. We also had a photo session for people to have their picture taken with our American alligator and Burmese python in which those donations also went to the Olympic fund.

Awesome show!

We went to a fundraiser for Huntington Disease in August 2012. The E and J Reptile show was wonderful. My two twin 7 year old nieces were amazed and thought that it was so cool and neat to be able to see and hold a "huge" snake. They liked the whole experience, and they are still talking about it months later! They have the picture of all of us holding the snake in their room. It is an awesome show and I would recommend them to friends and family for any birthdays and shows at any time. Adults and children both would love it. I know that we did!!!!

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Reviewer: Jane B.
Event: Fundraiser in Twinsburg, OH
Event Date: Aug 11, 2012
Hired As: Reptile Show

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

Thanks Jane for the wonderful words. Jeanie and I love you guys and we will be friends forever. Thank you for helping the HDSA fundraiser and being part of the E & J photoshoot !

GREAT BIRTHDAY SHOW!! That is ALL MY SON TALKS ABOUT!

We have had E and J the past 2 birthdays for my son who turned 3 and then 4.. When we asked my son what he wanted for his 4th birthday he said right away he wanted them back! Great Show, Great Education.. All the kids and adults had a GREAT time.. Highly recommend them!!

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Reviewer: Ryan M.
Event: Birthday Party in Olmsted Falls, OH
Event Date: Jun 15, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Animal Entertainment, Children's Party Entertainment, Reptile Show

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

Thanks for the review... we are thrilled that Aaron had a great time for his 4th birthday. We brought a few different species of reptiles and amphibians to each of their shows so they didin't see the same thing twice. We're always adding different animals to our collection so we can bring a variety to repeat clients...."Lucky" the gator says hello to Aaron and his family... thanks and hope to see you again!

Educational and fun!!

I hired E and J Reptile for my son's 5th birthday and we were very happy with the show! They were professional and very knowledgeable about the reptiles they have. My son is still talking about how much fun the show was! Highly recommend!!

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Reviewer: katherine v.
Event: Birthday Party in Hudson, OH
Event Date: Sep 9, 2012

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

We wanted to thank Luke and his family for having us out for their son's birthday party. He is also a reptile lover just as we are. They made us feel welcomed as if we knew them for years.... thank you again from Ed and Jeanie's Reptile Shows & Rescue

Wild Birthday!

We hired E & J Reptile Shows & Rescue to perform at our son's 7th birthday party at our home, in June of 2012. The experience couldn't have been better! From the scheduling, to the outstanding show, to the set-up/take down...they made it easy. The audience ranged in age from 3 to 70, and EVERYONE was entertained. They kept the attention on our son, and created some great photo opportunities for him and his buddies. Best of all, the owners were knowledgable, informative, and entertaining and really cared for the creatures they presented:). I highly recommend them for outstanding entertainment!

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Reviewer: Jamie H.
Event: Birthday Party in Seville, OH
Event Date: Jun 3, 2012
Hired As: Reptile Show

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

We want to thank the Harding family for making us feel welcomed. We can just hope all of our shows can be enjoyable as this one was.....

A Fundraiser For Huntington

My mother and I went to a Fundraiser on August11, 2012 in Twinsburg, Ohio.
This was a Fundraiser that I had waited so long because it includes the good stuff that people likes, 50\50, side board, Chinese raffle and of course the food. On time of arrive, a sign was displayed that E & J Reptile Shows will entertain at the Fundraiser. I have heard so much about E & J Reptile Show, that I told my mother forget about the raffles that I was in it to see this show. I was amazed when E and J were preparing for the show that a crowd of people with their children were fixated on them when they were putting the reptiles on the displayed table. The handling of the reptiles with great professionalism shows how well their reptiles are being care for. They handle them like they were their babies. I have never seen the people reaction of excitement, when E and J handle each reptile of different species and educated us on that particular reptile.They also explained which reptile were harmless and which were dangerous. This was one of the best reptile show that I would recommend people to see or if anyone is planning an event to have E & J Reptile Show for good entertainment. I left this show with a lot of knowledge of reptiles that I want to thank E & J for a fascinated show that they put on. If I can rate this review I would give them a 10 !!!!!! Excellent Show......................

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Reviewer: Essie P.
Event: Fundraiser in Twinsburg, OH
Event Date: Aug 11, 2012

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

I wanted to thank Essie and her Mom for asking us to do a family birthday party this year. These people were great at the walk/fundraiser. We posted a picture of Essie helping Ed hold our American alligator. We look forward to doing their birthday party animal show this Summer.

Amazing Animal Show!!

I highly recommend E&J Reptile Show for any event you are hosting.
It was fun, exciting,and very educational. The children was so amazed that they were able to touch and hold the reptiles. Adults were fascinated with the show. EXCELLENT SHOW!!!!

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Reviewer: Gloria C.
Event: Private Party in Parma, OH
Event Date: Jul 24, 2012

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

Thanks Gloria for asking us to do your Summer party. The kids were great as well as the adults. Anyone who helped Jeanie and I hold some of the reptiles, learned a lot about what it takes to care for some of the animals they asked us about. Thanks again for asking us back out to your holiday party later in the year.

Review by cynthia p.

We have held camp for 18 years and have many different animal acts. E and J worked well with the children and held the attention of all the campers. Thanks guys for making our camp fun.

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Reviewer: cynthia p.
Event: Private Party in Cleveland, OH
Event Date: Jun 21, 2010

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

All of the children were great with the animals..asking questions about the animals that we brought that were from their native country or area. It is a great camp consisting of adopted Latin children that have great leaders and counselors at the camp.

Review by julie m.

E J Reptile show was featured at our summer festival at work. They brought many different species of reptiles to the show. The owners Ed & Jeanie would bring each animal out of the cage and hold them and talk about that particular reptile. They were very professional, and entertaining.

The children at the festival were able to hold each reptile, and ask questions about them.

Adults & children alike were fascinated with the show!

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Reviewer: julie m.
Organization: auditors office
Event: Festival in Cleveland, OH
Event Date: Jun 15, 2008
Hired As: Reptile Show

Response from E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue:

Julie and her daughter Alexa were our favorite participants that day. Later we found out Alexa is a reptile lover herself. Alexa has volunteered some of her time to help us out on a few shows since then....

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 90 minutes
  • Fee: all shows quoted
  • Insurance: Residential & Commercial Reptile and Animal Liability. "ODA issued permit for Alligator"
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: N.O.A.H. "Northern Assoc. Of Herpetologists" Members - D.W.A.R.T. Which Is The Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team

Overview

Our clients should expect a hands-on, safe, educational, fun experience as they see, touch and learn about each animal species that we bring out.

We bring "Lucky" the alligator, along with "Squasher" the 75#, yellow Burmese python as we pick three volunteers to help us hold her. We can customize a show for you with a wonderful variety of different reptiles such as small & large lizards, many snake species, small & large tortoises, amphibians and arachnids for your party or event. You will have a different feeling about these animals once our show is over.

"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. We can customize a show for you to fit your budget needs. I promised my Mom who passed away in August of 2013, that I will continue our rescue efforts and perform our shows in her name. Visit our timeline on Facebook at Eandj Reptileshows for a bunch of different animal tips and precautions you should take when owning any animal like these.

Additional Booking Notes

We bring in our animals in secure containers. With our animals, no worries about fur, hair or dander left behind... allergy-free. We do however lay down a cotton sheet around our nature display table when indoors.

WE CAN CUSTOMIZE A SHOW FOR YOU TO FIT YOUR BUDGET NEEDS ! We'll give you many options to choose from so we can make sure your party or event will be special and memorable. We can send you an invoice to your email so you can choose your payment options.

E and J Reptile Shows & Rescue

Hi, it's Ed and Jeanie....for your event, we bring up to fifteen animals that can be seen, pet or touched as we show and talk about each one. We take plenty of time with each animal so the crowd can touch or see each one up close and personal. It is a funny, educational and exciting presentation that we have been entertaining children and adults of all ages for 15 years now. You have two main packages to choose from on our website or WE CAN CUSTOMIZE A SHOW FOR YOU TO FIT YOUR BUDGET NEEDS. We can send you an invoice by email for you to choose payment options.

As for what animals we can bring, we have a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids that are amazing, fascinating animals and sometimes they are completely misunderstood. If requested, we can bring our American Alligator "Lucky" that will thrill the crowd as I hold her at all times. She is under 4 feet and has a heart warming story of survival since she was also a rescued animal from horrible conditions.

We also have cute little Geckos, many Snake species from 6 inches long and longer than a full size car. Most can be held with our help because of their docile nature. I always hold the head end of all snakes during presentation. We have many exotic & U.S. native Lizards small & large, Tortoises from 6 inches and up to over 2 1/2 feet in which many of them can also be held or touched. No one is allowed to stand on our large tortoise as we have seen this elsewhere which can fatally injure any tortoise. Amphibians such as exotic frogs, toads and the largest land dwelling salamander in the world. Arachnids such as tarantulas and scorpions- which are harmless.

We have been doing animal rescue since the mid 1990's and started doing animal shows a few years later which funds our free rescue efforts. This is our 15th year for doing shows. All proceeds go directly to our rescued animals that need to be rehabbed in many ways. Going on 20 years now, we have rescued numerous alligators, pythons, iguanas and many other species of reptiles too many to list. Some we use in our shows and others are placed in proper homes or sanctuaries.

"Lucky" the alligator can be used in our shows as we were issued a permit by the ODA and have special insurance to be able to keep her. She was rescued by us from a family who pretty much starved to almost sure death. She was a bag of bones with skin covering them. We rehabbed her as we do many animals throughout the year.

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Ed & Jeanie

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Set List

We serve most of the northern half of Ohio including Cuyahoga county, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Stark, 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.

Influences & Inspiration

Ed influenced by his Mom & Dad, sister and three brothers who all cared for many species of animals from the time Ed was born, started caring for reptiles and many other species at the age of seven which included snakes, iguanas, alligators & lizards. Steve Irwin and Jack Hanna are also his favorite animal guys. Ed & Jeanie do their shows in his Mom's memory and Jeanie's Dad's memory.

Jeanie's main influence was her Dad who took in injured hawks and other birds of prey as she was just a little girl. They brought most of the birds and other animals back to health, Either they released them back to the wild or found a sanctuary to take the animals and provide a good home.

Setup Requirements

We ask if dogs and cats be put away during our show and if possible that the area be smoke-free where we are doing our presentation.

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