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09 October 2018



The Greatest Show on Earth


While it may not be a circus (in the most traditional sense of the word), one of the top reptile shows in the world is the North American Reptile Breeders Conference (NARBC) in Tinley Park, IL. 

This amazing expo has been organized and run by Bob Ashley of ECO Publishing and Brian Potter of the Chicago Reptile House. You can check out NARBC four times per year in two different cities. Tinley Park hosts NARBC every March and October. Arlington, Texas hosts it every February and September. Of these four dates, the largest and most spectacular is the October show at the Tinley Park Convention Center. 

Over 175 different vendors come in from all over the country, offering an amazing variety of animals to see and choose from. Meet your favorite breeders and Youtube personalities. If you watch closely, you are very likely to see a few celebrities wandering among the crowd. People fly in from every state and the show becomes very much an enormous family reunion. 

One unique aspect of the Tinley Park show is that if you fly in to see all the awesome animals and people, you don’t have to pass on buying that perfect specimen you’ve always wanted. ShipYourReptiles is there at the show and will facilitate shipping home any animals you’ve purchased during the weekend! Fly home with confidence knowing your new pets are in great hands and will arrive home safe and sound on Tuesday. 
 

Here’s just a small sampling of the jam-packed vendor list: 


Ari Flagle – Author of “Boelen’s Pythons, Serpents in the Clouds”

Cutting Edge Herpetological – Meet Vin Russo and browse a great collection of pythons and boas.

Emily Burke Artwork – Check out some gorgeous 2-D and 3-D art

Gateway City Reptiles – Awesome source for gorgeous colubrids and pythons

JD Constriction – Gorgeous axanthic ball pythons, including the mysterious Stormtrooper

J Kobylka Reptiles – Meet Justin Kobylka, one of the best ball python breeders out there

JMG Reptile – Beautiful animals, from hognose snakes to geckos!

Josh’s Frogs – Everything you could ever need or want for keeping frogs, including the frogs, of course!

LLL Reptile – Supplies and animals galore

Marc Bailey Reptiles – Ball python lovers won’t want to miss this stunning selection 

Ozzy Boids – Meet Oz and his awesome boas and pythons

Rainforest Junky’s – Lots and lots of frogs!

Reptile Basics – Top notch supplies and experts to help you buy what’s just right for you and your animals. 

And be sure to look for Adam Chesla Reptiles, Hulker Herps, JSA Reptiles, Palp Friction, Star Pythons, and so many more. Tell ‘em ShipYourReptiles sent you over! 

If you’re at the show this weekend (October 13-14, 2018) be sure to stop by the ShipYourReptiles table and say HI! And if you can’t make it this year, plan a road trip for next year. It’s well worth the visit! 


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