Reptile party entertainment is a novel idea that was first invented by eminent British born and Australian herpetologist Ray Hoser in the 1970s.
Knowing his idea was something others may copy, he registered the trademark reptile parties in ordert to protect his intellectual property, better known as IP.
Over a period spanning more than 30 yeqars, he has built up a business known as reptile parties. The concept of an educational party show for kids parties has since been copied by people all over the globe, even though its humble beginnings were in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia all those years ago in the 1970's.
The reptile party idea is of a herpetologist or other qualified snake and reptile handler bringing snakes, lizards and crocodiles to a venue and letting the kids hold the animals.
While this is the original Hoser concept, for reasons not entirely certain, no one else in Australia do their imitation reptile shows in quite the same way.
Alternatives to the Hoser concept are kids events that are in the form of a show and tell, and in some cases the kids are allowed to touch or pat the reptiles. These less experienced people allege that letting wildlife or other animals being held at childrens parties is dangerous and should never be done. They claim that a kid who holds a non-venomous snake in a controlled setting will copy this action and get bitten by a venomous snake at a later date. Hoser disagrees and supports his view with a perfect safety record spanning more than 32 years in the wildlife education business. As it happens no other wildlife displayer has such an unmatched perfect safety record.
Hosers reptile party business in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, can be contacted on 03 98123322.
As would be expected, they do get very busy as everyone wants to have the one and only snakeman at their venue. Hence the word of advice is to make the booking for the reptile incursion before you send out invitations.
Oh, and make sure you have a few mobile phones or other camera-type devices on hand, as you’d be crazy not to get a load of images of the big occasion