The Reptile Man has an outstanding variety of snakes,
lizards, turtles and tortoises that have been rescued in the Pacific Northwest . They have won the attention of audiences
throughout the Oregon and Washington for the past 23 years. Presenting approximately 500 educational programs
to over 20 thousand people annually, Featuring 15-20 reptiles from diverse habitats at each presentation, these predators
capture hearts of both young and old alike.
The Reptile Man founder, Richard Ritchey, has
assembled a traveling collection of scaled predators that is unrivaled in quality and reputation. Richard Ritchey is a Herpetologist
who brings unique insights, observations and humor to his exciting live reptile shows.
Richard Ritchey works with reptiles in a wide rage of
sizes. From small snakes and lizards to the majestic 12 foot King Cobra. He is honored with 38 years of handling experience
and has presented The Fascinating World of Reptiles to over a half a million people, and provide more programs each year than
any of it's kind in the Pacific Northwest.
IT WAS SUCH A GREAT COMBANATION OF “OOOHS AND AAAHS WITH FASCINATING INFORMATION. IT WAS THE LARGEST CROWD
WE EVER HAD FOR A SUMMER READING PROGRAM! PATRONS WERE POSITIVELY COMMENTING ON IT ALL DAY!
MARY LYNN THOMAS
NEWBERG PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Best Bang For Your Buck!
We were looking for something
special to do for our snake loving son's 10th birthday when I stumbled across Richard's website. We offered our son a choice:
a traditional birthday party and gift or a Reptile Man party. He chose the reptile party and it was one of the best decisions
he ever made!
It's a week later and I can't set foot in my son's school without being stopped by someone raving about
the show. The kids can't stop talking about it. Kids that weren't even at the party are talking about it. Even his teacher
wanted to know more since the reptile interest of her students has gone through the roof.
Richard was punctual and
amazingly professional. All of the animals were healthy and gorgeous. The show had exactly the right mix important information,
fun facts, true-life stories, and playfulness. The fact that these city kids got to touch and hold this global array of animals
was an unbeatable experience they won't soon forget. Even the kids who were a little wary of reptiles couldn't help but join
in the fun.
Would I hire Richard again? Absolutely and without hesitation. The money spent on this show was some of
the best money I've ever spent.
There are a couple of rock stars for the under 10 set. Richard Richey, aka The
Reptile Man, is supreme reptile emperor as far as I am concerned. I've seen his shows at least a dozen times and
am still giddy after each performance.
The list of his free public performances are on his web site and if you have
kids, or don't, I highly suggest you catch his show. Seriously, borrow a kid if you need an excuse.
him at OMSI as part of their annual reptile show, at libraries, private parties, city parks and even corporate events. I'd
love to hire him for a birthday party but my kids seem to think lasertag is more fun. Wrong!
His shows usually
last about one hour and he presents between 15 - 20 different creatures including snapping turtles, bearded dragons, crocodiles,
king cobras, rattlesnakes and puff adders. What he does amazingly well is balance education with humor. If you
are squeamish do not sit in the front row. Those snakes sense fear and will bite you in half and swallow you whole.
He takes lots of volunteers from the audience to have snakes draped over their shoulders and lizards balanced
on their heads. For a child's birthday party, the birthday kid is front and center and holds or is held by most of the animals.
Great photo ops! My favorite trick is when he blows a kiss to his crocodile and it 'falls asleep.'
you have to sit through a lot of junk being a parent. When I go to one of his shows, I thank my lucky stars I have
kids that introduced me to this amazing guy!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PROGRAM! IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SCIENCE!
Dear Mr. Ritchey,
After yesterday’s performance at the Bay City Library, I just had to write to
thank you again. You put on a wonderful show. I love how you pack so much information into such an entertaining
hour. But you do a lot of good in another way that I know about first-hand. I’ve been afraid of snakes all
my life, but last year, I wanted to book you because I heard rave reviews about your show. I lost much of my fear of
snakes since that last performance, and yesterday I saw it happen again. A woman who’d come with her daughter
and grandchild was obviously very afraid of snakes (at one point, she had to go outside for a breather), but by the end of
your show, I saw her reach out and pet one!
Thank you again. Can’t wait to see you next year.
Bay City Library
You are awesome. My students really Enjoyed your show at our school
today. I hope you come back for years to come.
Respectfully, Mr. Mejia
Ruth Livingston Elementary.
Thank you so much for your performance.
I am sorry to tell you, but you just may
Thank you again for coming again this year. This is always my favorite day of the
year. You are such a natural, and your pacing of the presentations is amazing. You make an hour speed by in what feels like
five minutes! Watching the Timber Rattler strike the balloon was one of the
most amazing things I've seen.
Gaffney Lane Elementary
Oregon City Oregon 4-12-13
Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation at the Driftwood Library in Lincoln
City, Oregon. It is Wonderful - to have entertainers - as well as educators - that will come and give us their
all. The Wright Family Darren, Angie, Nathan(12) and Jonathan (9)
to amaze me with how you have combined entertainment and education for our families—thank you. Folks keep coming to
see you even though they have seen you many times before. I think they especially like to be able to touch and interact (or
watch someone else be the “victim”) with your reptilian friends. We counted up to 600 people on the lawn to watch
Wilsonville Public Library
If all the beasts
were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All
things are connected.
CHIEF SEATTLE OF THE SUWAMISH TRIBE,
You were so awesome last night at the Salem Library, We sat in the front row and it
was great! Hubby got to pet an Alligator, and the Cobra slithered about my feet.. it was great! Our son has wanted to
do nothing but look up snakes all day long on the Internet. Maybe you helped to created a future Herpetologist.. who knows!
:) In any event, THANK YOU, it was a great night!-Kristen Turner-Salem, OR.
Thank you OLC for the $250 donation to aquire a Crocodile.
I have found one about 18", and as soon as I get a picture, I will post it here for you guys.
The Reptile Man.
Fear does not serve you, it serves others in their control over you, and limits the fun and beautiful
experiences you may have in your time upon this world.
THE FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM IS PERPETUAL, AND HAS EXISTED CONTINUOUSLY THROUGHOUT HISTORY. THE DEGRADATION
OF OUR EDUCATION, MORALS, ETHICS, NATURAL RIGHTS, AS WELL AS THE CONSTITUTION, IS NOT BY ACCIDENT.