LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) – Different and unique pets are rising in recognition, and an East Texas present is emphasizing that. The Herp’s Unique Reptile Present is happening this weekend on the exhibit middle on the Longview Fairgrounds.
Issues that crawl, issues that creep, and issues that slither are all on show for potential pet homeowners.
“We cope with every part from the small invertebrates, to reptiles to small mammals, some small carnivores,” stated Sean Trimbach of Greatest Exotics. “It’s not one thing you see each day. Pals come over and say, ‘Hey, have a look at this man,’ and their mates go, ‘Wow!’”
The twice-a-year Herps Unique Reptile Present attracts massive crowds in search of the weird. Significantly snakes.
“It’s one thing that lots of people don’t see as one thing that may be domesticated,” stated Chris Nash of Burning Ember Reptiles.
“The recognition has grown as a result of persons are understanding that these aren’t scary, slimy harmful animals,” stated occasion organizer Shawn Grey.
Reptiles make good pets, notably for many who have by no means had a pet due to allergic reactions to fur.
“It’s the place my grandson can pet animals, contact them, and every part as a result of they don’t have fur. He can play with them,” stated shopper Tammy Tempo.
Boas, pythons, chameleons, turtles, and even scorpions and centipedes which can be venomous however not harmful to people are current.
Nevertheless, prospects are made conscious they have to be accountable homeowners of any unique pets.
“The seller who’s promoting this animal will be sure that the one that’s taking it house has the right house and correct information; in any other case they won’t promote to that particular person,” Grey stated.
The Herp’s Unique Reptile Present continues Sunday on the exhibit corridor of the Longview fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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