We understand that many people may never have an opportunity to interact with some of the species that we bring to our programs, so we try to make everything as interactive as possible. With the exception of large group performances (more than 50 individuals), we allow opportunities for guests to touch most of our animals. For groups under 30 individuals, each person will be able to touch most of the animals and hold our ferrets if ferrets are part of the package requested. We offer an additional Meet-and-Greet package which allows your guests to tell us which animals they would like to hold, interact with, or pose for pictures. We also value these interactions with our animals as learning opportunities for reading body language, building empathy, and teaching etiquette when interacting with animals.
Can we have your program outside?
Yes, however there are limitations on which friends we can bring. Our birds do not have their wings clipped, so only those with a flight harness can attend outdoor events. Weather is ideal in the spring and fall. In the summer, some days may be too hot for some of our friends! We request that there be an air conditioned or shaded area where our friends can stay out of the heat prior to entertaining. Ferrets, chinchillas, birds, and amphibians do not like temperatures above 80 degrees.
Do the animals bite?
Our friends are all very gentle and are used to being handled. Any animals with a mouth can bite, but it is unlikely that our friends would do so. It is an assumed risk when working with animals that bites and scratches can happen. Our knowledgeable animal handlers will take measures to prevent potential incidents.
Will my child be able to hold any of the animals?
Of course! That is what makes this experience different from a trip to a zoo. Most of our animals can be touched, held, and given treats. Our animal handlers are happy to assist others in learning proper handling technique for the safety and comfort of all of our friends and your guests.
What types of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, and credit card are all acceptable. Payment is collected at the time of service.
Is photography allowed?
Yes, as long as it doesn't interfere with the safety and health of our friends! Feel free to post your pictures online and tag us in them, too! We love to see other people enjoying our friends as much as we do. Some show packages have additional photo time just so you can get those pictures just right. Feel free to purchase additional photo time so that each child can get a picture with his or her favorite friend!