Staff Bios

Jason Clevett - Owner
Jason has turned his childhood passion for reptiles & amphibians into a career. He launched Calgary Reptile Parties in 2008 and subsequently Edmonton Reptile Parties and Canadian Reptile Encounters.

Jason is the resident reptile expert on Animal Planet’s Scaled, bringing his knowledge and education to homes in 195 countries. While he loves spreading his message of responsible reptile ownership, husbandry and conservation worldwide, the up-close connections in person motivates his love of doing shows in Calgary. In addition to Reptile Parties, Jason is a former volunteer assistant gorilla keeper at the Calgary Zoo, former executive member and president of The Alberta Reptile & Amphibian Society, and has appeared across Western Canada at events as well as TV and Radio. He knows that education is the key to eliminating myths and stereotypes about reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids.

Amanda Bhimji – Office Manager :
Our amazing office manager is the voice on the phone and the person behind the keyboard, managing bookings and keeping thins on track. Amanda has loved reptiles since she was a small child. She also does presentations in Calgary as well as raising her family.

Roy Saito – Reptile Presenter:
Raised on a small hobby farm west of Edmonton, Roy’s love of nature saw him spend his youth camping, fishing and hiking. Long afternoons spent catching frogs, salamanders and garter snakes established a love of reptiles and amphibians. Roy now has turned that love of into breeding reptiles as a hobbyist with Saito Scales and doing reptile presentations.

Animal Bios

Here are just a few of the animals that are available for Reptile Parties:

Calypso The Brazilian Rainbow Boa - Calypso is a stunning boa that shines all the colors of the rainbow in natural light. She is a very relaxed snake. Learn how these snakes come from the rainforest and how they need high humidity in their tanks.

Rocky The Uromastyx – Rocky is a Saharan uromastyx with bright orange colors and a lot of personality. He is very active and loves to come out and explore. Uromastyx come from African deserts and are herbivores – a great pet for the lizard loving family that doesn’t want to feed crickets!

Jabba The African Bullfrog - Jabba is a huge frog, and he’s not even done growing! This species makes it’s home in the African scrublands, where the males defend their eggs and tadpoles with admirable vigilance. You will see his red throat marking him as a male, and his thick back legs he uses for digging.

Vlad The Mexican Rosy Boa - Vlad was adopted from the Edmonton Reptile Rehab and Rescue. At 5 years old and full-grown this boy is as tolerant as can be, and oh so gorgeous. Vlad looks like a typical Mexican Rosy with his nice dark grey, almost black, stripes that run from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.

Charlie The Red-Footed Tortoise - Charlie was rescued from an unfit home five years ago. Already alive over a decade, Charlie could live over 50 years! He is sweet and interactive, and will even come when called! Charlie loves eating fruit more than anything.

Diego The Chinese Water Dragon - Diego is both semi-arboreal and semi-aquatic! He can climb very well, and spends a lot of time sitting on his owner's shoulder like a parrot. Water dragons can hold their breath under water for as long as 25 minutes, so Diego loves to take long baths!

Other animals include kingsnakes, corn snakes, tarantulas, and more! With more than 40 species each reptile party is unique!