Animal Birthday Parties In Cambridgeshire
WHO ARE THE ANIMAL EXPERIENCE?
Established in 1995, we have appeared at over 2000 private parties as well as hundreds of schools, veterinary colleges and universities. A family business, our aim is to entertain, educate, and in the case of reptiles to help people overcome their fears! All of our animals are hand tame.
In 2015 we opened our small zoo in Stretham, near Ely in Cambridgeshire. This was a long-term aim and a wish come true to ensure that our animals are housed in the best possible environment, giving them extra space and a stimulating environment.
As we are small and only open by appointment we make sure you are welcomed by a member of our team, all of whom share a passion for our animals. This makes for a VIP experience for you and ensures our animals are not overwhelmed so they enjoy their time with you too!
We are always expanding: our beautiful Eurasian Eagle-owls will have a new aviary soon with room to fully stretch their amazing wingspan (when not flying on our field); on Mitch’s wish list is a room for venomous animals; Hazel would like rainbow lorikeets; the boys would like a Salvator Monitor Lizard and Kayleigh would love an armadillo so the list goes on.
Green Day Gecko
In contrast to most other gecko species, day geckos are active mainly during the day. As with all other geckos, day geckos lack eyelids, having, instead, rounded pupils and a clear, fixed plate covering their eyes which they clean with their tongues. Many species have bright green, red, and blue colours which make them popular terrarium or vivarium pets. These brilliant colours play a role in intraspecies recognition and also serve as camouflage. Day geckos have toe pads consisting of tiny lamellae which allow them to walk on plain vertical and inverted surfaces like bamboo or glass. Two Phelsuma species (Phelsuma gigas and Phelsuma edwardnewtoni) are now considered to be extinct, probably due to the destruction of their environments by human settlers and their domestic animals. Many day gecko species are endangered today because an increasing percentage of their natural habitat, especially tropical forest, is being destroyed by human activity.
Bearded Dragon: “Samson”
Native to the semi-arid woodland, arid woodland, and rocky desert regions of Central Australia. Adults of this species usually grow to be about 2 feet in length, with the tail accounting for over half of the total body length.
The Argentine black and white tegu, also called the Argentine giant tegu, is the largest species of tegu lizard. They are an omnivorous species which inhabits the tropical rainforests, savannas, and semi-deserts of east and central South America. Argentine tegus have unusually high intelligence. It has been observed and recorded that some will regularly and clearly seek out human affection, just as a dog or cat might. Some form a strong attachment to their keeper. Like many other reptiles, Argentine tegus go into brumation (a form of hibernation) in autumn when the temperature drops. They exhibit a high level of activity during their wakeful period of the year. Tegus fill ecological niches similar to those of monitor lizards and are an example of convergent evolution.
Veiled Chameleon: “Albert”
Native to the mountain regions of Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia the veiled chameleon can grow up to 60 cm in length, although 35-45 cm is typical. Well-known for their ability to change colour depending upon mood from bright lime green to a drab red/olive, their eyes that move independently giving them virtually 360° vision and their sticky tongue which can extend to over 20 cm long in less than 1/20 of a second.