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.

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

Top reasons why animal encounters are good for corporate events, fetes and fun days

Top reasons why animal encounters are good for corporate events, fetes and fun days

At PB Animal Adventures the animals meet lots of interesting people at corporate events, fetes and fun days.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Animal encounters entertain all ages from young children to the big kids among us adults.

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  • There are a range of animals from creepy crawlies to the cute and cuddly, to suit all peoples preferences at your event.

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  • Animal encounters are an affordable and cost effective way of providing entertainment at your event that is exciting and represents you well.

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Want to book your animal encounter for your corporate event?

You can find 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.

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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

 

 

Meet our wonderful Animals at PB Animal Adventures

Meet our wonderful Animals at PB Animal Adventures

PB Animal Adventures is a Dorset based animal encounter company for all types of events and venues. Whether you would like to book us for children’s parties, schools or clubs or a care home, PB Animal Adventures will bring excitement and learning in an event you won’t forget by giving you an up and personal encounter with animals every time we visit. Our quick and easy, hassle free set-up will put the event in almost any scenario so we can bring the animal encounters to you.

We have loads of animals that could be brought to you.

Check out our video to see what animals you could have at your next event.

Like what you see?

Why not book us now at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk

5 events animal encounters would be good for.

Asking yourself what you would book an animal encounter for?
Here are 5 of the top animal encounters for events and children’s parties.

1) Birthday Parties

Making your childs special day both memorable and exciting can be challenging time for any parent. The trick is to think of something that will make your childs party stick out from all the rest and bring lots of fun and adventure.
Animal Encounters bring fun, adventure, wonderment and excitement to any party with the added bonus of being the envy of all the other parents with a birthday bash that is different from all the rest.
With all kind of creatures from creepy crawlies to the cute and fluffy, it is pretty irresistible to book that encounter and make your childs party an adventure they will always remember.

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2) Schools

Not only are animal encounters a fun and exciting experience, they can be very educational as well.
Animal Encounters can be matched with curriculums for example the animal handler can bring animals that are specific to areas of the world the children are learning about.
This educates the children about the world and the creatures in it in a fun way that will enable them to remember more of what they have learned and make the other schools envy the exciting way the school educates its children.

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3) Children’s Clubs

Children’s clubs like any other place can only remain open by finding new and exciting ways to draw people to them.
Animal encounters can offer a rewarding activity to the children that they will talk about to their friends and draw in more people to your clubs.
Animal encounters can also provide support to helping children earn awards within the clubs such as a wildlife badge etc.

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4) Care Homes

All care homes have to provide activities to their service users while working to a budget.
Animal Encounters provide an experience that works well within a budget and also offers the service a chance to promote an exciting activity as part of its marketing strategy.
Most importantly an animal encounter is therapeutic and stimulating for the service users who are able to learn more about the animals at the event.

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5) Corporate Events

Last on our list of events that animal encounters would be good for is corporate events. Why not make your business get together stick out from all the others by bringing the unusual idea of an animal encounter to it?
An Animal Encounter will not only entertain the adults amongst you but also the children, leaving people talking about the animal encounter & the event for a long time to come. This increases exposure of your company and adds an extra exciting element that your customers will really enjoy!

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So there you are, five really cool animal encounters for events and children’s parties that can add an exciting part to any scenario. Why not add to your event by booking an animal encounter at PB Animal Adventures.

5 Most venomous animals in the world

Most animals are fascinating creatures but there are some out there you wouldn’t want to spend too much time with.
These are the 5 most venomous animals with number one being the most venomous.

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Death Stalker Scorpion
Although the death scorpion can’t generally kill a healthy adult human their venom is full of neurotoxins that can cause some nasty side effects such as cramping, convulsions, unbearable pain, and a fever. The side effects can kill young children, those in old age or those who have a health condition such as a heart failure.
Rest assured you do not find the Stalker Scorpion in the United Kingdom, as they are mostly found in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Blue-Ringed Octopus
For a tiny creature which is only the size of a golf ball, the blue-ringed octopus can certainly pack some punch with its venom.
Would you believe it this little creature carries enough venom to kill up to 26 adult humans within as little as a few minutes.
The neurotoxins after its bite work very quickly to carry through the blood stream causing weakened muscles, numbness to all parts of the body, followed by the slowing down of breathing and then death.
But rest assured you don’t need to worry about coming across one of these rather pleasant creatures when you go skinny dipping in the Bournemouth sea as they live mainly from the pacific ocean from Australia to Japan.

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Marbled Cone Snail
When you think of snails, most people think of them being slimy, gooey and docile creatures. Not all are as pleasant as they may seem.
The Marbled Cone Snail looks very pretty and harmless and most can be with hundreds of different species. This being said these tricky little suckers are not what they seem.
The most venomous of the species can kill up to 20 adult humans. Yes you read that right that’s 20.
Cone snails use a hypodermic-like modified radula tooth and a venom gland which if penetrated into your blood stream can cause intense pain, swelling, numbness and then the more vital cases leading to muscle paralysis, distorted vision, respiratory failure and eventually death.
Have no fear these little critters prefer warmer sees and are not really found in the cold  seas around the United Kingdom.

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The King Cobra
As you would guess the king cobra is near the top of the list being number 2 of the most venomous creatures in the world.
With all its ducking and diving and bobbing and weaving, this slippery devil can kill you when it eventually strikes with one bite.
The King Cobra can amazingly kill an animal the size of an elephant within 3 hours of its bite, if bitten in a vulnerable area. Who would have thought?
So our advice if you see a King Cobra would be to run for the hills before he gets you.

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Box Jelly Fish
And number one of course is the box jelly fish. With its famous appearance in the film Seven Pounds, we all know how deadly these creatures can be.
Its venom quickly attacks the heart, the nervous system and the skin cells, and its effects almost fatal if not treated quickly.
The Box Jelly Fish prefers to be in the waters around Asia and Australia rather than the murky waters of the Solent, so I don’t think you need to worry about finding one in this country any time soon.

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So there it is the 5 most venomous animals. We at PB Animal Adventures can’t bring you super venomous animals like these to your children’s parties, however we can bring animals that are just as exciting and fascinating.

What makes a good birthday party for kids?

The question every parent asks themselves when their childs birthday party fast approaches is “how do I make my childs party stand out?”.

These are 10 very simple suggestions that may help:

1) Fill your childs bedroom with balloons and streamers, so they have a big surprise when they wake up in the morning and know it’s a special day for them, getting them all exited in time for their birthday party.

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2) Pick a theme with your child for the party that will stand out from the rest such as an animal encounter, pirates, princesses etc. It’s always good to consider a theme that fits in with most age ranges such as an animal encounter etc, so that all children attending can get involved.

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3) Make sure everyone knows all about the party by choosing the date, where you are holding the party, what the theme is, what time the party starts and then getting the invitations out as soon as possible, as we all know how busy parents and their children schedules are. Facebook is becoming an ever increasing way to get word out there about your childs party.

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4) Design and make the invitations with your child, so they are individual to you and stand out.

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5) Put up loads of decorations around the party venue. It’s always good to decorate the venue around the theme of your party and even better if you and your child have made the decorations, making your party stick out from the rest.

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6) Every party has party favours that are usually the same old party bags handed out to the children at the end of the party. Why not change things up a bit by getting the children to make their party favours as an interactive activity at the party.

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7) No party is complete without good party grub yum yum. Why not tailor your food around the theme of your party for example you may have animal shaped sandwiches if you have booked an animal encounter for your party. Of course the piece de resistance would be the birthday cake, which can also be tailored to match the theme of the party.

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8) Plan some party games that fit in with your theme such as pin the tail on the donkey or sleeping lions for an animal themed party etc. If your childs party has children in various aged groups, it would be suggested prizes are available for all of these age groups.

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9) Set aside a quieter time at the party for your child to open presents and say thank you to everyone one that has bought them something.

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10) Last but not least, the party has been planned with meticulous precision, your child and all the other children are happy and enjoying themselves, everything is going to plan, so all that’s left to do is relax, enjoy the experience and most importantly have fun.
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