The Grinning Gecko Young Reptile Keepers Club is free to join for all young reptile keepers, potential keepers and those who are genuinely interested in reptiles. Although based in the Fylde Area young reptile keepers from further afield are welcome to join.
Membership is available for younger reptile keepers age 7 to 18 years old. (We do have slightly younger 'honorary members'.It doesnt matter if you own just one reptile or if you live in a home filled with pet reptiles, you will be very welcome. If you dont own a reptile but are seriously considering one for a pet you will be very welcome to join. If you are simply fascinated by reptiles, you are welcome to join.
The key aims of the Young Reptile Keepers Club are to:
Promote ' Responsible and Caring Reptile Ownership' amongst the younger members of the reptile keeping community.
At Grinning Gecko we recognise that these youngsters are the future of the reptile keeping hobby.
Raise awareness of the special nature of reptiles and their often vulnerable status in the wild.
We recognise that the younger generation are the future guardians of this fragile planet.
Membership is Free. Parental Consent is required for members under the age of 16.
Help, Advice, Support and Encouragement.
Members Page on the Grinning Gecko Website. A place to share your pictures and stories.
Grinning Gecko Young Reptile Keepers Forum : The place to ask reptile related questions, reptile related discussions. This will be a members only forum although parents will be welcome too. (As they are with all elements of the YRKC.) The forum will be hosted on the Grinning Gecko website.
Social Media Content - Under development.
https://www.facebook.com/Grinning-Gecko-Young-Reptile-Keepers-Club-197293827456813/ under development
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Discount on food and equipment purchases at Grinning Gecko
Open Evenings, Talks and Demonstrations.
Members Photo Board in the Grinning Gecko shop. Share your reptile pictures.
Work experience opportunities for age 14 plus. (Subject to parental consent etc)
We aim to create a safe and friendly platform where you can share your love for reptiles with other young reptile keepers. All social media content will be closely moderated.
There will be no animal sales at meetings of the YRKC and the forum and social media element of the club will be strictly sales free.
As the club develops we hope to arrange for 'Guest Speakers' to give talks about less commonly seen reptiles and to arrange educational visits.
Please pick up your membership applications from the Grinning Gecko Shop.