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  The Reptile Family

Dear Reptile Family,


We just had a birthday party for our 4 year-old son, (G).  I wanted to let you know how wonderful Matt was and the presentation and show he performed was fantastic!  Matt arrived on time, and the experience from there only got better.  Not only were the kids entertained, but so were the parents!  Matt was superb in his delivery of the reptiles, as well as his informational background as he was showing each reptile.  Trying to handle reptiles and a crowd of eager 4-5 year-olds is no easy task, yet Matt handled it like a pro. 


I am sure you will receive bookings from some of the parents for future shows because we received a lot of good comments about Matt and his presentation of each and every animal – just as much as his patience and professionalism with all of the kids.


Great, great show!


Sandra C

Hi Matt,

Thank you again for being so entertaining and educational for my daughter's birthday party. I finally posted the blog post. Here is the link:

Natural Traveling Momma Blog with the Reptile Family

Families who attended still talk about all you did and how unique and fun party experience you provided for all ages.

Thank you again.

All the best,


I wanted to let you know that we LOVED our birthday party. Joe you were fantastic and obviously enjoy what you do. Feel free to use me as a referral anytime. I will let Animal lovers know also that they can be very confident in their referral to you!

Thank you again,
Brian, Michelle and Allison I.

Thank you Chrissy, for yet another wonderful reptile experience!!! Everyone at Rachel's birthday party had a great time and I know it was a day that will not soon be forgotten. Thank you for going out of your way to include all the kids in the show as well as make the whole audience comfortable. I know Rachel felt very special as the "guest of honor" and it was a joy to see her and her brother handling the animals like old pros. You opened a lot of hearts and minds with your presentation and I am thankful there are families like yours to educate and raise awareness. We will continue to go forth and let as many people know how incredible you and your reptiles really are. Thanks again for everything!!!

Gina & Jeff M.

Just wanted to say thank you for another great program with your Reptile Family. Matt was really busy today with the 3 shows before noon. But he was great and the kids loved it. Matt has such a patient manner when talking with the children and is so entertaining. As the show progressed the kids seemed to get more and more excited, but Matt just stayed calm and continued on. He was great! Thank you for such a wonderful day. We will call you next spring!

Mary & Stan A.

Skyler was soooo happy to find out that Matthew would come do her birthday party again this year. Matthew and the Reptile Family has instilled a love of reptiles, and all animals, in my three children. They have rescued, adopted and saved their money and purchased frogs,tortoises, bull frog tadpoles, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, snakes, and four rescued dogs. They have learned to be responsible pet owners and respect all animals and people. What a wonderful way to celebrate a true reptile lover's birthday!

Thanks again for such a wonderful service. This is the one time of year Skyler feels she gets to share on of her passions with her friends in a way that does not scare them!

Kelly P.

Just wanted to thank Joe and the rest of you for the show you put on at my son Sam's birthday party in Santa Barbara on Saturday. The day could not have been more perfect. The kids loved the animals and Sammy has not stopped talking about his favorite birthday party ever. He says he wants the
Reptile Family to visit every birthday.

Thanks again. You guys are great.

Ali O.


Happy New Year! We just wanted to thank you again for a fabulous show. Wallis is still talking about it today and I am sure we will be hearing about it from her for a long time. She loved ever minute. I think all the kids had so much fun with your reptiles and all. It was a super experience which many of them won't get again. You have been so great to work with and I so appreciate you working with us on everything. If we are every in need of a reptile show again, you will definitely hear from us.

Thanks again,
Dana P.


We just want to THANK YOU for such a great show last Saturday. Everyone just raved at not only what a good idea this was for the kids, but how great you were in keeping the kids focused, helping them to wait their turn, building confidence, and teaching respect for animals. For me it was great to have a new face reinforce the "respect for animals" that I try to teach my children and their friends.

Thank you again,
Jennifer F.


Well, you definately weren't the same pet company I used before. I cannot tell how wonderful Ethan's party was.

People have been telling me that their kids can't stop talking about it. Ethan said all the kids at school were coming up to him saying the party was awesome! Thor had a wonderful personality. He was fantastic with the kids and made Ethan feel special.Your follow through and punctuality was aslo noted and appreciated.

Hats off to you (no pun intended). So many people do not know how to run a business these days. You guys were terrific! I would highly recommend you.
– Lynne H

Thanks you so much for bringing your family to the Preschool classes at Carden Conejo. This was the best show ever! The kids had a wonderful time  - everything was so hands-on and every child felt they were able to participate. They learned a lot and remembered a lot - in fact, the children are still talking about the show this week. Carden was so thrilled that they said I could bring you back every year - so as long as my kids are there, we'll be seeing you every spring! Joe was a fantastic presenter - he has quite a way with his audience and such patience with the kids - even the squeamish ones were coaxed into at least touching an animal. You guys were great. Thanks so much for being able to bring this opportunity to the kids. They loved it!
– Kim C.

Thanks so much for making B’s fourth birthday the BEST party ever! The show was incredibly fun Joe, we were impressed by the sensitivity and rapport you had with the children and sincerity in what you do. It was absolutely amazing to see the adults and children participate. I couldn’t believe all the frogs and reptiles our son held. Many of our guests said it was the greatest party they’ve been to. We’re so glad you came over. definitely left a positive lasting impression. We hope to see you again.

The M. Family

FINALLY, a moment to send our utter gratitude for a job EXTREMELY well done by Thor. He was INCREDIBLE.

The show was educational and FUN - unbelievably (to us), he kept eighteen 2-4 year olds at complete attention, enthralled and excited with each new creature. It was absolutely delightful. The presentation of each animal – as well as the overall presentation (the baskets) – were creative, imaginative and thoughtful.

Thank you very very much - and please send our sincere thanks and appreciation to Thor. He was a natural with the children and great at keeping a squeamish mom (me!) very happy and comfortable. We would – and already have – recommended him and the Reptile Family to many families.

We may just request a repeat performance next year!! :)

With best regards,
Jenny and Jim B.

I can not thank the Reptile Family enough for the Reptile show that Joe did for Randi's birthday on Saturday, I have been to other parties where they have had reptiles, of course the kids were able to hold them but knew nothing about what they were holding.

Joe went over and above explaining each reptile, from they‚re species, where they live, what they eat, and answered all the questions that the kids had. As you know we had a very large group, and he was VERY patient, and professional the whole time!

My daughter was very surprised, she had no idea that we were having the reptiles, so this made it that more special!!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!

Reptile Family Rocks!!!!!!
Roxanne G.

I want to thank you again for a wonderful show on Sunday. I am enthusiastically recommending to all of my friends. In fact, a work colleague is standing next to me right now, getting ready to plan a party for her teenage daughter, who wants a reptile show.
We were so inspired by the show, that we went out and bought our own albino corn snake yesterday. I would love a recommendation regarding a good website about corn snakes and their care.

Thanks again,
Lora M.

Just a note to thank you once again for the fabulous show. EVERYONE absolutely LOVED it. I thank you not only for the truly amazing show, but also for your patience towards children. I know it can be hard to keep the attention of an entire class of five and six-year-olds (with the attention span of 30 seconds), but you did it with incredible grace. My son said the kids couldn’t stop talking about the animals the next day at school. He said it was the best birthday ever – thanks for allowing him to take part in such a large way. He felt so important, like a teacher himself. I think he will continue to request you guys for the next thirty years. Again, thank you for everything. I look forward to the next reptile party.

Love, Dorrie

I wanted to thank you and your staff for providing such an outstanding enrichment class for our school. Your hands-on approach to teaching children is what our school’s Enrichment program is all about. Our students look forward to your weekly visits with enthusiasm. Some of our students who are studying reptiles in class, have been able to go back to their classes and share information they’ve been taught by you with their classmates. The animals you share with our students are remarkable. One of the things I admire your staff for is that they teach the children how to be respectful of animals. The feedback on your classes over the past five years is glowing, and I can only hope we will be fortunate enough to have the Reptile Family with us at Round Meadow for years to come.

On a personal note, I would like to thank you and your teachers for always arriving to our school on time. It makes my job as Enrichment coordinator a breeze. Again, thank you for being part of our Round Meadow family.

Cindy G.

Note: The Reptile Family has been visiting Round Meadow Elementary since 1995, and continues to go back every year.

On behalf of all the grandparents and grandchildren who attended, I want to thank you so much for your wonderful presentation. We heard nothing but positive comments about the show. Your way of working with children is great. They learned so much in such a fun way, they did not realize they were learning. People are still coming into the office and talking about the different animals and how exciting the show was.

Marie N.
Goebel Senior Adult Center

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