Barbie, along with Ken, are
our beautiful corn snakes.
They are roughly 10 years old and were donated to us in 2015 because the owners children had grown tired of them.
These small rodents are friendly, enquisitive animals who are happy to sit on your hands or lap. Dean is often found cuddled up with his brother Dave snoring!
A true show stopper & the animal everyone will want a selfie with. Even if you are scared yourself remember your guests will probably love it!
Ferrets can be a real love or hate animal and we love them at Our Amazing Animal World. Mildred is the naughtiest ferret ever and often found running around Marks shoulders whom she loves.
He is the smallest of our boys and also the shyest however he does love walking around a warm lap or being held in his bespoke sleeping bag.
Not all animals enjoy the same kind of interaction so this simple guide will help you select the species best suited for your experience.
Remember to choose a variety to please the different tastes of all attendees
We ask that you PLEASE RESPECT THE AGE LIMITS where indicated as these are designed for both your safety and
that of the animals.
STELLA & SILVIA
Stella is our African land snail. They originally come from East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and are considered pests in many countries. Our gorgeous girls were 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!
Our gorgeous white Cilla is a wonderfully calm chinchilla who was given to us by a student who could no longer care for her after she made the decision to move away to university.
Happy to sit on everyones hands and arms is Cynthia who came to live with us all the way from North London where her owners travelled a lot and wanted a more stable home for her.
3 year old Margaret is our youngest snake and one of our calmest. Happy sat on your lap or around your shoulders she loves to help those with a fear of snakes.
These beauties are our almost hairless breed
of Guinea pig called Skinny Pigs.
LEROY & LORETTA
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. They are delicate creatures so we recommend
these for slightly older children.
This animal is to be looked at only while held
by the handler
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.
The youngest of our Chameleons and the quickest. He always looks grumpy with his uptown smile but we think this adds to his character.
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
We adopted the youngest of our rabbits as a baby and so is very used to being handled and loves having her ears stroked. Enid is very good with younger children.
BEV & SHIRLIE
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.
Big boy Boris is our hugely friendly rat who loves sitting on your shoulder or running down your arm. Our previously abandoned Boris is always hugely popular and loves to show everyone that not all rats are animals to be scared of!
We were asked to adopt 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.
Our beautiful 10 year old Royal Python Camilla is another very calm snake and amazing with children and adults! She has helped many overcome a lifetime fear of snakes.
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 lost her tail but it is slowly growling back
Our African Pygmy Hedgehogs are always hugely popular because they are so cute! He was given to us by a nurse who was working long hours and wanted a better life for him.
This animal is
Toffee came to live with us in 2015 and, like Frank, is happiest sat on a comfortable lap being fed carrots.
A great start to any animal encounter.
Millie and Maggie were donated by someone who didn't want them anymore. Millieis the larger
of our two girls but they are equally friendly and enjoy exploring.
Cheeky Dave is our amazing Duprasi who came to live with us along with brother Dean. These African Gerbils keep water in their squishy bald tails and are completely lovable and unique!
Now an endangered species!
Now an endangered species!
Cheeky boy Winston is the brother of William and naughty boy. Many have said that he looks a little like a little black baby hippo!
Pretty girl Maud is the caring auntie of our chinchilla herd and loves a warm, calm lap to relax on while having her super-soft fur stroked. Maud came to live with us after her brother died
What Louis lacks in size he certainly makes up for in character! One of our most popular animals he loves sitting on your hand or running around your lap.
Maggie 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.
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.
CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE WITH HANDLER JERRY
We have put an age range of 7+
Only arriving in 2018 Liz has become a well loved part of our family team. Confident and sassy she loves to climb over your hands and show off her beautiful colouring.
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.
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.
This indicates the suitable age range/groups
VLAD & VERA
Certainly not one for the squeamish Vladimir & Vera are our very beautiful cockroaches.
Pretty quick 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.
This animal enjoys being held with full interaction
Gorgeous boy Walter is brother to Watson and loves eating! He is happiest sat on a blanket or lap and eating from your hand.
is suitable for
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.
CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE WITH HANDLER MARK
Due to the size and formiddableness of Hugo
we have put an age range of 7+
This gorgeous girl was rejected due to her having red eyes which broke our hearts and we couldn't wait to offer her a loving forever home.
Beautiful Olive is a 3 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.
Mavis is larger corn snake either than Barbie and our gentle giant is extremely friendly! She was homed to us by a lovely lady who felt she no longer had the time to dedicate to her.
African Gerbils with the most unusual tail
Now an endangered species!
5 year old friendly Ernest was given to us in 2017 when his owners work commitments changed and they no longer had time for him. He is happiest exploring and eating!
We have put an age guide of children over 7 years
so please respect this when placing a booking.
Sweet little brother of Mickey and just as cute & friendly. We took them on from a family who grew tired after an impulse buy. Mickey & Morris have helped cure a lot of phobias over mice and other small rodents.
Please feel free to select a particular character however they may be replaced by someone similar, within the same species, to ensure all our animals have days off with a full life along with plenty of enrichment.
As extremely passionate animal
lovers we have been offering a home to unwanted animals for
many years. Some of these characters can come and meet you and are featured below.
The amazing Ozzie was homed to us in 2017 through our friends at a local animal rescue. With his missing back feet and only half a tail he has quite a story to tell which he loves to do.
This animal is happy
to be touched/stroked
guided by the handler
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.
Homed to us in 2016, following a family illness, Felipé immediately fitted in and enjoys meeting people espeically if he can just sit on your arm and shoulder and chill for a while.
Naughty Mika is missing her tail after her mum bit it off when she rejeceted poor Mika as a baby. She came to live with us at 8 weeks old and is very cute, incredibly cheeky but not a cuddly animal!
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.
Baby boy Brian is a lovely rat who came to live with us in 2017 as an unwanted pet. We can't understand how anyone wouldn't fall in love with him as he is so cute and cuddly and loves making new friends!
Our 'Frozen' girl is one of our most popular animals and loves coming to meet people of all ages. Given to us by a local family after their child developed allergies to rabbit fur.
One of our two youngest boys William is not as lazy as Walter and Watson but still enjoys being fed vegetables on a warm lap.
Often misunderstood & very affectionate
The youngest of our four meerkats, Freddie is the smallest and has a strong loving bond with Mark. He prefers smaller groups than parties and even though he is cuddly with Mark he isn't yet with others.