As the weather was so good, we couldn’t resist setting up outside,and everyone was very excited watching the animals being brought through and seeing Andrew setting up.
First off, we met the cute and cuddly Bubble and Squeak, a rabbit and guinea pig, and Ant & Dec the white rats, all of whom enjoyed lots of petting and cuddles. We were also introducted to Andrew’s tortoise Jackpot, who enjoyed tucking in to the dandelions! They were a gentle introduction to handling animals.
After that, the children met Sand Swimmers, the lovely Pinball, a little albino hedgehog, a crested gecko, Charlotte the giant chilean rose tarantula, and Mr Tickle the royal python. Even the smallest children were brave enough to stroke and hold these fantastic animals, and the older ones showed how sensible and gentle they were handing such precious beasts.
Andrew filled the morning with interesting information about the animals, where they live and how to care for them, so that even the adults went away having learnt something. Many thanks go to Andrew at http://www.animalsintuition.co.uk/ – it was a fantastic morning.