Meet Our Animals – Red Foot Tortoises

Meet Our Animals – Red Foot Tortoises

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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They can grow to the size of a dinner plate and live to 50 years.

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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.

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So there are some facts about our Red Foot Tortoises Jess and Gerogie. Want to meet them and learn more why not check out our website at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk or see what Georgie and Jess get up to on our Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/pbanimaladventures/

 

See you guys and girls soon.

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About our Chinchilla called Winston

About our Chinchilla called Winston

Our Chinchilla called Winston is a favarourite at all of the birthday parties, corporate events, care homes, schools and clubs.

Here at some facts about Chinchillas you may not have known.

 

  1. Chinchillas are native to the Andes Mountains in South America and can live as high up as 4,270 m.

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2. Chinchillas live in groups called herds. They are very social animals that enjoy the company of other chinchillas.

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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.

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4. Raisins and sultanas are ideal treats for chinchillas and can be used as a reward in training too.

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5. chinchilla teeth are always growing so they need plenty of hard material to eat and chew on.

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So there are some facts about chinchilla’s you may nto have know. Want to meet our very own Chinchilla called Winston?

Visit us now at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk  to find out more.

Facts about Leopard Geckos you may not know

Facts about Leopard Geckos you may not know

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.

 

  1. 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.

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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.

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3) Leopard geckos are found in Afghanistan, northwestern India, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq.

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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.

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5) With eyesight comparable to a cat’s, geckos can see better than any other lizard.

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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.

How our animals relate to cartoon charactors

How our animals relate to cartoon charactors

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.

 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

 

 

Our Degus Mica and Milo

Our Degus Mica and Milo

Our two Degus Mica and Milo have exciting and mischievous personalities that make them a popular attraction for PB Animal Adventures at children’s birthday parties, corporate events, care homes etc.

This blog is a snippet of the fun facts that you could get with your animal encounter.

  1. Mica and Milo are approximately 3 years ols and have lived together all of their lives. Degus are very sociable animals that love to live in groups and hate living on their own.

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2. Degus originate from Chilie and live in burrows which they build as a team/group.

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3. Degus are very prone to developng diabetes so are very rarely given sugary foods.

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4. Degus live for 6-8 years in captivity.

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5. They are sometimes known as a brushed tail rat and are known for their teeth which are yellowish in colour.

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So that is a small bit of fun facts about Mica and Milo.

Want to Learn more about them and meet then in person?

Email us now at info@pbanimaladventures.co.uk or visit our website at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk

Our Giant African Millipede Cedric

Our Giant African Millipede Cedric

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.

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His species of millipede is one of the largest growing up to 38.5 centimeters long.

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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.

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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.

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Cedric is a popular part of our events and the children find him fascinating.

 

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Want to meet and find out more about Cedric, than book us now at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk

 

What Vinnie our Bearded Dragon eats

What Vinnie our Bearded Dragon eats

Our customers at Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Schools and Clubs and much more, always ask us what our bearded dragon Vinnie eats.

Here are just a few examples of the foods he can eat.

 

Collard Greens are good for Vinnie as they help him get some vitamin C and boost is immune system.

 

Collard Greens

 

Dandelion Greens are very good for Vinnie as they provide many vitamins such a vitamin A,C and K as well as calcium.

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Carrots are a good source of minerals and antioxidants and we give it to Vinnie mashed as this helps him eat it without chocking .

 

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Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage) is full of vitamin A.

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Strawberries are a good source of vitamin c. Vinnie loves strawberries and this is one of his favorite things to eat, although we do not give him too much.

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Crickets are a good source of protein.

 

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Roaches also a good source of protein.

Roaches

 

Mealworms and superworms are a good source of moisture with some carbohydrate and protein.

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So there are our examples of just some of what Vinnie eats. If you would like to find out more and meet Vinnie, why not book us now at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk

 

 

Reasons why PB Animal Adventures would be good for your event

Reasons why PB Animal Adventures would be good for your event

At PB Animal Adventures we are use to going to all kinds of places for all kind of reasons. We have been to children’s parties, birthday parties, corporate events, care homes, schools and much more.

We will be good for your event because:

1) We come with an easy set up for almost all venues.

2) We provide interesting and fun facts about the animals.

3) Our animals and staff are friendly and enjoy visiting you all.

4) The staff at PB Animal Adventures have a range of experience working with various people with different needs including children, people living with dementia, people with learning disabilities and much more.

5) A visit from PB Animal Adventures will make your event stand out from all the rest by bringing something cool and different that will be remembered by all.

Check out this video to see a bit more about us at PB Animal Adventures.

Why not make your next party or event stand out from all the rest and book us now at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk

 

Interesting facts children learn about our animals when booking us at their birthday parties

Interesting facts children learn about our animals when booking us at their birthday parties

As well as having lots of fun, we aim for children booking us at birthday parties and events to discover something new about the animals they encounter making an experience they will not forget.

Here is 5 of those facts you can discover at your birthday party or event.

 

Fact 1 – Leopard Geckos detach their tails when they are trying to get away from their predators which are snakes, foxes and other large reptiles. The tails do grow back but not fully and this can be stressful to the leopard gecko because their tails store a lot of their food reserves.

Leopard Gecko blog

 

Fact 2 – Hedgehogs spikes are made of really thick hair (keratin), which Is the same stuff as what human hairs and finger nails are made of. They are able to use these hairs to protect themselves by using the muscle under the spikes to make the spikes stick out.

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Fact 3 – Degus have 15 different sounds that they use to communicate with. Degus are very sociable animals that live in groups. To be able to communicate well with each other they use different sounds in various ways to mean different things.

Degu Blog

 

Fact 4 – Cockroaches can live for up to two weeks without their heads, because they have breathing holes in different segments of their bodies. The reason the cockroaches eventually die is because they become dehydrated with not being able to drink without a head.

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Fact 5 – Millipedes (Latin word for a thousand feet) actually don’t have 1000 legs. They actually have anywhere from 40 to 400 legs.

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If you want to learn more interesting facts about the animals we have at PB Animal Adventures why not book us now at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk

5 things you may not know about an emperor scorpion

5 things you may not know about an emperor scorpion

At PB Animal Adventures we take a range of wonderful creatures to children’s birthday parties, care homes, corporate events, schools and much more. We bring animal encounters to almost any event with an easy set up.

One of our scariest looking creatures is Sting the emperor scorpion, who is actually not as scary as he looks.

Find 5 things you didn’t know about emperor scorpions by reading our facts below.

 
1) Did you know Emperor Scorpions glow when exposed to UV light?
Scorpions tend to be nocturnal creatures, feeling vulnerable in the daylight. When exposed to ultraviolet, or UV, light at night, their exoskeletons glow, but scientists aren’t really sure as to the reasons why. There is a main theory that the glow is as a way to help scorpions find shelter in their dark environments. The exoskeleton develops several chemicals, including beta-carboline, that cause it to glow under UV light.
This glow is thought to develop with adult scorpions whose shell has hardened and developed. The scorpions tend not to glow when they are shedding.

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2) Emperor Scorpions are not as dangerous as you may think.
Yes the scorpions do sting and this will hurt, however unless you are allergic to their venom, their sting causes very little reaction. They say that an emperor scorpion’s sting is 4 times that of a bee sting.
The emperor scorpion also will not use their stinger unless it is absolutely necessary and are more likely to use their pincers first.
The emperor scorpion is the most timid of all the scorpion species.

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3) The only natural habitat you can find the emperor scorpion is in various regions of Africa.

They have been found outside of Africa in other countries; however this is thought to be the result of the pet trade.

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4) Emperor scorpions have the ability to dig up to 6 feet down underground.

The reason for this is so they can find their dinner being termites. The scorpion will eat as much as it is able to store food.
The emperor scorpion is a little bit lazy and will often wait in the termite burrows for the termites to approach them before grabbing them with their pincers.
In captivity emperor scorpions will eat crickets.

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5) Emperor scorpions are cannibals and have been known to eat each other.

This is more common with females who will eat their mates and their young; however males have also been known to do this, mainly during fights for their territory.

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If you have found this interesting and want to meet our lovely creatures and learn more about them, visist us by clicking on this link at PB Animal Adventures.