MEET THE CIRCUS
"20 plus years of experience...10 plus species to share"
Hi there my name is Paul LaRosa, the owner and handler of Reptile Circus. I founded Reptile Circus in 2002 and have been working with reptiles for over 21 years. My experience comes with a wide range of knowledge on proper care and facts about various species that allows me to confidently share what I know during my shows!
I have loved animals and reptiles ever since I was a child. I got my very first reptile, a green iguana named Godzilla, when I was 17 and since then I have collected many reptile friends and developed a strong passion to learn everything I can about them. After two decades in business, the most rewarding part of my job is seeing the smiles that light up my customers faces while they interact up close with the reptiles. I would love to share my reptiles with you and all of your friends at your next event!
WE HAVE 10+ SPECIES
SPINY TAILED LIZARD
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Meet Spike, she's a Spiny Tailed Lizard. These lizards are found in several countries across Africa and Asia. They have a strong and muscular spiked tail that is mainly used to attack predators. These lizards primarily dwell in burrows under the ground, rocky and semi-rocky areas, and open sand deserts are some common habitats. They are mainly herbivores but sometimes their diet also includes insects, small animals, and young lizards.
Lifespan: 10-25 years
Our Ball Python, Killer, is a nonvenomous python species found in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the smallest of the African pythons. The name "ball python" refers to the animal's tendency to curl into a ball when stressed or frightened. Ball pythons are nocturnal and solitary creatures.
BLUE TONGUED SKINK
Lifespan: About 20 years
Meet Blue who is a lizard that is native to Australia and New Guinea. Blue Tongued Skinks get their name from their bright, blue-colored tongue that helps them sniff out prey, find mates, and escape from predators! Blue is about 10 years old and very docile. Fun Fact, this skink is neither poisonous nor venomous but uses its bright blue tongue to trick predators into thinking it is! Blue is an omnivores meaning they eat both plant and animal matter. Their typical diet consists of a mixture of vegetables and protein, with minimal fruit. In the wild, they eat a variety of insects, snails, wildflowers, and fleshy leaves.
Lifespan: 6-15 years
This is Queenie! She's a bearded dragon which is a species of lizard with a flattened body, entirely covered by specialized scales. These animals are native to Australia. They are not social animals, though sometimes they congregate into groups to feed and bask. Bearded Dragons are among most popular pet species in the United States.
Lifespan: 6-23 years
Snowball is an albino corn snake and is a North American species of rat snake. Corn snakes are docile in nature and are reluctant to bite! These snakes are usually orange or yellowish-brown in color with large, black-edged red blotches down their back. Corn snakes are found in the Southeastern United States ranging from New Jersey to the Florida Keys and as far west as Utah. These reptiles prefer habitats such as overgrown fields, forest openings, trees, palmetto flatwoods, and abandoned or seldom-used buildings and farms.
Lifespan: 138 years
Meet Dolly the Box Turtle. This species can be found across most of central North America from southern Canada to parts of Mexico. These turtles live in open woodlands, roadsides, marshy meadows, floodplains, scrub forests, and brushy grasslands. Being social creatures they may even hibernate together!
Lifespan: 12-21 years
The Milk snake is a nonvenomous species of kingsnake. These snakes have smooth and shiny scales and their typical color pattern is alternating bands of red-black-yellow or white-black-red. Milk snakes are often confused with the dangerous Coral snake. However, Milk snakes are absolutely harmless. Living mostly in rocky slopes, Milk snakes are found in southeastern Canada and most of the continental United States as well as in Central America and northern South America.
OTHER KINDS OF REPTILE FRIENDS YOU MIGHT MEET
Sandy the Sand Boa • Natasha the Russian Tortoise • Rocky the Red Eared Slider
Maggie the African Spurred Tortoise • Snickers the African House Snake
Romeo the Pixie Frog