This animal is suitable for SEN Encounters
of all ages
WINTER WHITE HAMSTER
GIANT AFRICAN SNAIL
AFRICAN GREY PARROT
Our gorgeous white Cilla is a wonderfully calm chinchilla who was given to us by a student who could no longer care for heart university.
Not all animals are suitable for outdoor events so if you are planning one please check which animals
are ok for this
These beauties are our almost hairless breed
of Guinea pig called Skinny Pigs.
GIANT AFRICAN MILLIPEDES
The amazing Oz was homed to us in 2017. With his missing back feet and only half a tail he has quite a story to tell which he loves to do with a long cuddle.
Gorgeous boy Walter is brother to Watson and loves eating! He is happiest sat an a a blanket or lap and eating from your hand.
Our gorgeous Cynthia is also happy to sit on everyones hands and arms and have her back stroked. Cynthia came to live with us all the way from North London where her owners travelled a lot and wanted to find a more stable home for her.
Henry is the smallest of our boys and also the shyest however he does love walking around a warm lap or cuddling up under a blanket.
DAVE + DEAN
These amazing characters are probably our most lazy animal and is often seen laying on their backs and having their tummy rubbed at events. They came to live with us after their owners child became bored of them.
Maud is our lovely shy girl
who loves a cuddle especially in smaller groups.
BEVERLY & SHIRLY
These gorgeous sisters were given to us in July 2017 after their owners circumstances changed. Both are extremely friendly and love a cuddle but also sometimes can be hand fed at events too.
Fine to be touched/stroked
with some interaction guided
by the handler
Our beautiful Royal Python Camilla is the largest of our snakes and one that certainly will grab the attention of your guests.
The stunning Hugo is the truly amazing Bosc Monitor Lizard
whom we were asked to take
on by a family we met through
one our regular care home clients. He is roughly 4 years old and quite a size but Mark has worked up a strong relationship with him and he is now ready to begin meeting lots of you so he can tell you all about his species.
CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE WITH HANDLER MARK
Due to the size and formiddableness of Hugo we have put an age range of 7+
Enjoys being held with full interation
LIZ & MADELINE do also visit parties too sometimes.
Colin is one of our wonderful hermit crabs. They are much friendlier than larger crabs and are ok to be held and looked at up close.
Millie and Maggie were donated by someone who didn't want them anymore. Maggie is the smallest of our two girls but they are equally friendly and enjoy exploring.
Our affectionate boy Watson came to live with us in the Summer of 2017. He loves sitting on a lap and being fed a fresh carrot and having a nice warm cuddle.
Bonnie and Clyde (L/T) These 2 gorgeous Meerkats came to live with us in October 2016.
Meerkats are not super cuddly animals and react best with small, calm encounters as they can spook fairly easily in larger noisy groups. They like to run around, explore and take food from your hand.
Clyde didn't have the best start in life as his mum ate his tail but this doesn't appear to concern him at all. They are very naughty and always up to mischief which makes them even more lovable!
LORETTA AND LEROY
Our leaf insects are truly amazing and need to be seen to be believed. We thought the chameleons camouflage was impressive until we saw how amazing these little creatures blend in. Happy to sit on your hand and walk over your arm.
They are delicate creatures so we recommend these for slightly older children.
Ellie is a beautiful 10 year
old African Grey Parrot that came to live with us because the family she was living with couldn't look after her anymore. She had been fed a very poor diet and lost most of her feathers through plucking but slowly these are now growing back.
Suitable only for children 7+
We adopted little Frank in the Summer of 2017. He came to us as an unwated pet and imidiately fitted right in.
He enjoys sitting and having his rock star locks brushed.
A little smaller than Millie, Maggie is happy to walk over your hands and legs and explore. It is amazing to feel all 250 legs walking over in a tickle fashion.
Stanley came to live with us
in 2015 and, even though he is friendly, he cannot be touched or held. In the wild Axolotls are almost extinct so Stanley is a great animal to see and learn about. We bought Stanley when we saw him kept in a tiny bowl in a pet shop and felt so sorry for him. He now has a large tank and seems much happier.
4 year old friendly Ernest was given to us in 2017 when his owners work commitments changed.
Given to us in 2016 due to family illness Felipé immediately fitted in and quickly become a firm favourite. He loves walking up arms and sitting on heads.
Probably one of handler Marks favourite is lovely Benjamin the Rat. Such a friendly boy who was adopted from a local rescue and loves meeting lots of new people.
Ferrets can be a real love or hate animal but we love them at Our Amazing Animal World. Mildred is the naughtiest ferret ever and often found running around Marks shoulders whom she loves.
Not one for holding sadly.
Not all animals enjoy the same kind of interaction so this simple guide will help you select animals best suited for your experience. Remember to choose a variety to please the different tastes of all your guests.
Please respect the age ranges where indicated as these are designed for both your safety and that of the animals.
We were asked to take on Gaston in 2017 by a family we met through one of our events. He has been an amazing addition to the family and a firm favourite.
He joined us recently and is already a firm favourite! Tiny and amazingly cute he is equally happy sat on a hand or running around a lap.
Stella is our African land snail. They originally come from East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and are considered pests in many countries. Our gorgeous girl was donated by someone who was moving and no longer wanted them as pets.
A little slimy to the touch but very popular especially with boys!
Toffee came to live with us in 2015 and, like Gloria, is happiest sat on a comfortable lap being fed carrots.
A great start to any animal encounter.
This animal it to be looked at only with help from the handler
VLADIMIR & VERA
Certainly not one for the squeamish Vincent, Vlad
& Vera are our very beautiful cockroaches.
Pretty nifty on their feet these colourful critters will happily run over your hands and arms but die to the speed we are recommending these for older children.
Our 'Frozen' girl is one of our most popular animals and love coming
to meet all ages for lots of cuddles. Given to us by a local family after their child developed allergies to rabbit fur.
We are extremely passionate animal
lovers and have been offering a home to unwanted animals for many years. Some
of the characters we have given a second chance to can come and meet you and
are featured below.
This indicates the suitable age ranges/groups
Mavis is much larger than Ken and Barbie and is very large for a Corn Snake. Don't let her size put your off though because Mavis is our gentle giant and is extremely friendly! She was homed to us by a lovely lady who felt she no longer had the time to dedicate to Mavis.
Our beautiful Olive is a 2 year old tortoise and she has been visiting people now since she arrived with us in 2015. Friendly and happy to let you stroke her head as well as her legs.
Harold is our friendly African Pigmy Hedgehog. He was given to us by a nurse who was working long hours and wanted a better life for him.
This unusual beauty is a Jacksons Chameleon and was given to us in late 2017. With a strong grip he is less suitable for sitting on the hands/arms of younger children.
Super cute and friendly Mickey Mouse loves to scurry around a hand or lap. He is very small and great for the little hands of younger animal lovers.
The naughtier of our 2 meerkats Mika is missing her tail after her mum bit it off when he was a baby. She came to live with us at 8 weeks old and is very cute and incredibly cheeky!
Now an endangered species!
Our cute youngest rat Boris is one of our friendliest animals and loves walking up arms and having a little sit on your shoulder. Always hugely popular...and a little ticklish!
The meerkats are our most popular animal and therefore we cannot guarantee them for every event.
We have put an age guide of children over 5 years so please to respect this when placing a booking.
Carrie is the sister of Colin
and they live together here at Our Amazing Animal World. They were an unwanted gift that was then offered to us in 2016
Cheeky Bonnie came to live with us in 2016 with Clyde. Meerkats aren't the cuddly animals that TV would have you believe and so aren't suitable for children under 5.
A true show stopper and the animal everyone will want their photo taken with. Even if you are scared yourself remember your guests will probably love it!
Penelope is our beautiful Leopard gecko who came to live with us when a local mum asked us to take her in as her child didn't like her. She is very friendly and happily sits on a hand or arm.
Now an endangered species!
The youngest of our rabbits, Enid, has lived with us since a baby and is always happy to come and make new friends. Great with younger children.
Nancy (H) Nancy is the lady and boss of our bearded dragons. She is our most scary looking animal, but in fact she is also the friendliest. Nancy is more yellow in colour and slightly larger than our other dragons. We homed both Nancy and Ralph in Spring 2015, as their owners couldn’t look after them anymore. Nancy loves her vegetables and wax worms as a treat.
Barbie, along with Ken, are
our beautiful corn snakes.
They are roughly 5-6 years old and were donated to us in 2015 because the owners children had grown tired of them. They have grown up in
a big family with lots of children, so are used to being handled and love the attention.