Every now and then we will be giving you some fact about our animals that will help you get to know them.
Today’s animals are Jess and Georgie our red foot tortoises.
Jess and George are 6 years old (Born 2011) and were born in captivity.
They like most red foot tortoises have lots of character and are every lively. In the wild they walk for miles searching for food that they scavenge from the floor such as fruits, vegetation and even the occasional baby mouse.
Jess and Georgie are reptiles so they are not able to regulate their blood temperature being cold blooded. The often bath in the sun to warm themselves up or hide in the shade to cool down.
Red foot tortoises like Jess and Georgie in the wild come from the Amazon rain forest, where it is hot and humid. We replicate that in their vivarium by providing heat, humidity and UV light so they stay healthy.
They can grow to the size of a dinner plate and live to 50 years.
It can be difficult to find out which is boy and girl when younger. When they are 5+ it is easier and you can tell by the different shapes. Females have much shorter tails and the males have a concave plastron. Red Foot Tortoises can’t be sexed until they reach 6-7” as it can be difficult to do this accurately before they reach this size.
Check out the picture below so you can see visually what we are talking about.
Here at some facts about Chinchillas you may not have known.
Chinchillas are native to the Andes Mountains in South America and can live as high up as 4,270 m.
2. Chinchillas live in groups called herds. They are very social animals that enjoy the company of other chinchillas.
3. Chinchillas are currently listed as a critically endangered species by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to a severe population loss approximated at a 90% global population loss over the last 15 years. The severe population decline has been caused by chinchilla hunting by humans for their fur to be used for clothing.
4. Raisins and sultanas are ideal treats for chinchillas and can be used as a reward in training too.
5. chinchilla teeth are always growing so they need plenty of hard material to eat and chew on.
At PB Animal Adventures we have 3 Leopard Geckos, we refer to the 3 T’s. They are called Trudi, Tess and Tommy.
Here are some facts about Leopard Geckos you may not know that you could learn more about at your animal encounter, birthday party, care home, corporate event etc.
Leopard Geckos are the only type of gecko that have eye lids to keep their eyes clean. Other breeds of gecko use their tounge to clean their eyes.
2) When predators try to grab a leopard geckos tail, the gecko has the abiity to drop their tail, to enable them to get away from quickly. Geckos store protein from their food in their tails and therefore when their tails drop they need to eat more regulalry. The tail does partially grow back.
3) Leopard geckos are found in Afghanistan, northwestern India, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq.
4) Leopard geckos live in rocky deserts and sparse grasslands. They avoid sandy deserts. They are mostly nocturnal, keeping out of the heat of the day, and emerging at night from holes and crevices to hunt for food. Leopard geckos are not found off of the ground very often.
5) With eyesight comparable to a cat’s, geckos can see better than any other lizard.
So there are just 5 of the may facts you could learn about leopard geckos.
Want to learn more and meet Trudi, Tess and Tommy, then you can visit us at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk to book your animal adventures with us.
Our animals bring fun and excitement to birthday parties, corporate events, schools and much more.
What we’ve noticed is so do some of our favourite cartoon characters who share some of the qualities the animals at PB Animal Adventures do.
Bugs Bunny from Warner Brother’s cartoons and our very own Hudini look very much alike. They both love carrots and can move quickly when they want too.
Of course we all know the Sega video game Character Sonic the Hedgehog. Unlike Sonic our very own Hedgehog Frankie is not super-fast, but he does run on his wheel for most of the night. Frankie is however clumsy, which Sonic is also known to be in the cartoons.
Darwin is the guinea pig from Disney’s G-Force. He is the team leader of Juarez, Blaster, and Rookie. He is shown as adorable, brave, loyal and leads the super guinea pig team in fighting bad guys. Our very own Harry the Guinea Pig is also adorable and brave, facing many excitable children each day. Harry is one of the oldest members of the PB Animal Adventures family and leads the way in being a pro with the children and adults at events.
Everybody remembers the Mime-bug from a Bugs Life. Like the Mime Bug our Millipede Cedric is also a Giant Black Millipede and very silent.
Unlike Dreamworks Turbo our Giant African Land Snails are not that fast, however they can move quicker than people think using a wave like motion with their muscles.
We have many more animals and there are probably more similarities to other cartoon charactors. If you know of any why not let us know and we will add them to this blog and to see what other fun and fantastic animals we have visit our website at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk.
At PB Animal Adventures we have a range of interesting and fun animals from those that are furry and cuddly, our creepy crawlies and our weird and wonderful animals. Our animals make a great addition to any Halloween Party, making yours stand out from all the rest.
Check out this video to see what we can offer your party.
Our animals make any event stand out from the rest and these are the top reasons why.
The animals attract all kinds of people to your events, with an experience that is different from many others and one that people will remember.
No matter what your business is, or where your fete or fun day is held, animal encounters is an adventure and fun for all that provides an interactive experience to your guests in many different situations and locations.
Animal encounters entertain all ages from young children to the big kids among us adults.
There are a range of animals from creepy crawlies to the cute and cuddly, to suit all peoples preferences at your event.
Animal encounters are an affordable and cost effective way of providing entertainment at your event that is exciting and represents you well.
Want to book your animal encounter for your corporate event?
We have had Cedric our Giant African Millipede Cedric for 2 1/2 years and he is a popular part of our animal family attending birthday parties, corporate events, schools and clubs, per-schools etc.
Cedric comes from East Africa in places such a Mozambique and Kenya. His species is mostly found living in forests.
His species of millipede is one of the largest growing up to 38.5 centimeters long.
His defense if he feels threatened is to curl up into a tight spiral exposing only their exoskeleton and secreting a smelly liquid that can be irritating.
Millipedes eat all sorts of food including bananas, tomatoes, lettuce, apples, cucumbers, fruits, vegetables. They also need a supply of calcium which can be added to their diet in the form of calcium powder or a cuttle fish.
Cedric is a popular part of our events and the children find him fascinating.
George is our Red Foot Tortoise and was the first animal to join the PB Animal Adventures family. George is now a pro at children’s birthday parties, making appearances at schools, corporate events, care homes and enjoys meeting all of our customers. (Both young…and old).
George came to us on 16th July 2010 as a juvenile at the young age of just over a year.
He was very tiny and could fit nicely into the palm of my hand.
George weighed about 7 grams.
George wasn’t very long either.
George has had his ups and down just like all of us. His condition never improved with our care so he was taken to a specialist vet who treated him with antibiotics. After what seemed a very long 2 weeks, George returned home and was much better after recovering from a respiratory infection. Because of his ill health George lost his appetite and therefore did not get the nutrients he needed. This also had other implications. His shell began to pyramid and he did not grow as quickly as expected.
With a lot of time and patience once George came back from the vets our beloved red foot tortoise began to eat well and grow in size once again.
George now is fighting fit and growing fast. When he is fully grown George will be approximately the size of a dinner plate.
He now weighs about 37 grams.
He also is bigger in length.
He now has a lady friend called Jess. Jess is bigger than George as she is slightly older a has not suffered any respitory problems whilst at a young age. George and Jess get on very well and live & play together in the same large vivarium.
George will always be our little star as the first of many animals that have now joined the PB Animal Adventures family.