Birthday Parties with Animals
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Birthday Parties with Animals
Re: Birthday party entertainment for a 7 year old
Our 8 year old just had a birthday party at our house with
'Lick your eyeballs' as the entertainment (the name refers
to the way geckos without eyelids clean their eyes). The
kids were all fascinated by the creatures they brought -
geckos, tarantulas, frogs, toads, turtles, snakes, hissing
cockroaches, a giant monitor lizard, and maybe some other
creatures I'm forgetting. Their website,
lickyoureyeballs.com, has photos of the kinds of animals to
expect. The kids get to touch, hold, and even feed some of
the animals. Nick and Audra, the presenters, were excellent
with the children and presented lots of interesting
information at a level the kids enjoyed. They really made it
a memorable party. Two of the guests at our party hired Lick
your eyeballs for their own parties within weeks!
Their contact information is LickYourEyeballs@yahoo.com
I am having a birthday party for my 1 year old and can't
decide whether to have a petting zoo or the Fur, Scales, and
Tails Animal Show. There will be about 20 kids. The
majority of the kids will be between the ages of 2-6.
We went to a 4 year old birthday party a couple of years ago
and they used Fur, Scales, and Tails Animal Show. The kids
loved the show and the 'entertainer' was very adept with the
kids. I would definitely recommend them. Anon
Entertainer for 6th Birthday
We recently had my daughter's 5th, and we had Georgia
Williams -- the Bunny Lady come over for entertainment. The
kids loved it. There was a magical hush over the group for
45 minutes while the bunny lady showed off the bunnies and
talked about them. She brought about sixty of her super cute
pets, in cages, and set up a sort of corral. The kids got to
be in the corral with the bunnies hopping around. They got
to stroke and feed the bunnies. It was amazing! Here is her
contact info and website:
Phone: 925-680-4770 a happy host
Thank you to the 'recommender' last week who recommended
Bunny Central's bunny petting zoos. One small clarification
however. I bring lots of rabbits and bunnies, 4 breeds, many
ages and colors but not 60! I bring between 15 and 20 plus
babies when I have them available. People are amazed I bring
that many ;-) Parties are good for all ages. Thanks for
thinking of me. Georgia
Recently our daughter had her 4th birthday and we invited
the Bunny Lady to her party. It was such an amazing time. We
had what must have been over 30 bunnies arrive and hang out
in our yard. Georgia set up a pen and gently guided the
children on the proper ways to pet or hold or feed the
bunnies. It was a very magical time and I cannot recommend
her highly enough. Steve
You can find more details about Georgia and her parties here:
... for Bunny Birthday Parties, small animal petting zoo,
educational events and School/Benefit Events.
Bunny Lady Fan
Entertainer for 4 year old's birthday
I have had friends use Georgia Williams at Bunny
Central, do parties for them and they were very happy - the
kids loved it. She can entertain kids from one to teens with
her adorable live rabbits and fun personality. Kind of a
petting zoo / educational event. She does community events,
personal parties and schools. Her website is
http://bunnycentral.com. ... Lisa
Pony rides or petting zoo for hire? - Toddler(s)
Do you have recommendations for pony rides or petting zoo
for hire? I am having a toddler birthday party at the end of
this month, (feb 2010) and would love to have pony rides or
a mini petting zoo type event.
Thank you in advance for any recommendations you may have.
Georgia the Bunny Lady is great! She is about to do my
daughter's party for the 2nd year in a row. Very nice woman
and could anything be more fun than hanging out with over a
dozen bunnies? She creates a safe fenced-in area for the
kids to sit with the bunnies and enjoy them hopping around
as well as getting a chance to feed and pet them. It was an
engaging 45 to 60 minute activity and the kids were pretty
enraptured just watching her set up beforehand. She can set
up indoors or out so that was nice as we planned for outside
but I was relieved knowing that the plan could work even if
Also, we just had bunnies but I believe she has other
animals, too. I cut and pasted this from her website:
Here's her contact info:
Georgia, 925-680-4770 ... *
for Bunny Birthday Parties, small animal petting zoo,
educational events and School/Benefit Events.
Have a great party,
I hired a guy named Michael Faust, he has both a petting zoo
and pony rides with a cart, and he can also do a magic show.
He has been providing the petting zoo and pony to our church
functions for many years. I don't have the phone number
anymore, but you can contact him through his wife:
Fun with Animals
PO Box 198
Brookdale, CA 95007
Bunny and other creature birthday party
I am looking for a person or company that does birthday parties at my home
with the theme of bunny and similar creatures. I will coordinate the party
and only need a little show or entertainment with a few creatures. My
daughter wants the animal party at Lawrence Hall of Science but the center
is far from our home. If you have a recommendation from past experience
please respond. LT
This mobile petting zoo came to the carnival at the San Leandro library last
summer, and it was great. Lots of animals, very tame and sweet; my kids had
fun feeding them and even combing some of them. They will travel for parties.
My school carnival has used Tickle Me Petting Zoo of
Brentwood. I don't know if they have a bunnies-only option,
but they are worth asking.
Try ''Fur Scales and Tails.'' If you google it, you can find
the site pretty easily. I forgot the man's name,but he
brings loads of animals to your house and does a great show
with a lot of humor. He also needs very little room in which
to work. Two years ago he charged $120, and was worth every
Birthday Parties with Animals
Can anyone recommend someone who can bring pets or a petting zoo to
a birthday party? My children would love to have a backyard bunny
or other animal party in our backyard.
I highly recommend Georgia Williams and her bunnies:
We had her visit for my daughter's 5th birthday party last April. She
was on time and I thought reasonably priced. She has a variety of
interesting rabbit breeds and she takes excellent care of them (and she
teaches the kids to too). The kids AND the adults enjoyed them.
I highly recommend Georgia William. She raises bunnies and brings them
to birthday parties. She brought 20 bunnies (including bunny babies) to
my daughters 7th birthday party and since my daughter is a big bunny fan
she was thrilled. She talks about the different kind of bunnies she has,
bunny care and she let's the birthday child walk a bunny on a leash.
Georgia adjusts the presentation to the kids age. She also sells bunnies
or let's you ''rent'' a bunny
at first to figure out if a bunny is something for you.
Anyway, all the kids enjoyed seeing the bunnies and even the parents
You can contact Georgia William at www.bunnycentral.com or call her at
I am looking to rent a petting zoo for an event and want to know if anyone
has a recommendation.
A couple of years ago we had Cartright parties come to the house. Mellow
and sweet. They brought some geese, ducks, maybe a chicken, rabbit,
guinea pig, sheep, and a little dog that did tricks with the sheep. The
kids got to walk the sheep on our block - very exciting. Their contact
info on the web is: CARTRIGHT PARTIES, 510-223-7249. 5529 Olinda Rd El
Sobrante, CA 94803 (But there's also some indication that maybe they're no
longer doing this? Worth a call.)
Petting party person
Re: Birthday Party Entertainer for 3-year-olds
Tracy Hill of Fur, Scales and Tails is wonderful for children's
parties. The grown-ups have fun too. He has a collection of
animals for the children to meet. He makes the introductions in
a very educational and fun way for all. The kids get to pet
almost all of the animals he brings (if they want to). I am
looking forward to having him back again. You can reach Tracy
at (510) 823-3923 & visit at www.furscalesandtails.com
My almost three year old is crazy about animals. I'm looking for someone who could
show up at her three year old birthday party (end of March) with a little petting zoo --
maybe a guinea pig, rabbit, hamsters -- and give a fun, age appropriate presentation.
Anyone out here done this? I didn't see a lot in the archives and one well-
recommended place, Cartright Parties in El Sobrante, doesn't seem to be around any
longer. Any ideas?
I don't know of a local petting zoo business. But you could consider
taking the kids to the animals and go to the Little Farm in Tilden
Park. (Cows, sheep, pigs, bunnies, goats, chickens, ducks.) If you're
lucky, weatherwise, you could do the cake there at one of the nearby
picnic areas. If not, you could ask people to come back to your
home. (Admittedly, maybe a bit far to drive.) The advantage is, it
would be free! You could take the kids to the Merry-Go-Round in Tilden
as well. (About a mile away.) See East Bay Regional Park District
website for details, maps.
My daughter had a 4 yr. old party with Tickle Me Pony Parties and
Petting Zoo. She had pony rides down the sidewalk and a ''mini petting
zoo'' which was perfect for the children who were shy of the ponies.
The animals were very tame, even the rooster let my 18 month old
toddler pet him. They were a little expensive, but they were willing
to bring a larger petting zoo and set up in my garage if it was
The Oakland Zoo does birthday parties. The Lawrence Hall of
Science also does animal parties but it's with a 4 year old
Hello, My daughter's 5th birthday was an animal theme and we had
FUR, SCALES, and TAILS Animal shows come. It was fantastic! The
children loved it. Tracy used to be a kindergartin teacher and
he knows tons about kids. He has the animals you mentioned and
more. The show is about an 1 hour, it is hands on and funny.
Give him a call at 510 823-3923 or go to
I got some great recommendations in response to my request for info
re: people who will bring animal petting zoos to birthday parties. As
of yet, I haven't used any of these folks, but wanted to make sure
they get posted in case anyone else is looking for someone to come to
their child's party:
RabbitEARS small critter adoption and rescue -- 510-525-6155
(will bring bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, dwarf hamsters -- very reasonably
Tickle Me Pony Rides and Travelling Petting Zoo -- 925-756-7335
Little Party Animals -- 925-625-5261
My Party Pony -- 408-847-6242
(these are pricier and seem more elaborate with actual farm animals --
bunnies, ducks, potbellied pigs, turkeys)
I didn't read the original post, but Lindsay Wildlife Museum in
Walnut Creek does good animal parties.
My three year old daughter just had a really lovely animal birthday party with
of Judy from Rabbit Ears Pet Supply. Judy brought several bunnies, hamsters,
pigs and did a very sweet, kid-oriented presentation. She showed the kids how to
the animals and everyone got a turn to climb into the pen with them. Our party
a local Albany park, but she could do this anywhere reasonably near her
store. This was very reasonably priced at $60 an hour (she charged us $30 for
hour). A wonderful deal in comparison to some of the other petting zoos I priced.
more info: contact Judy at 510-525-6155.
I am looking for someone who can provide snakes, lizards, frogs etc... for a 4 yr olds birthday party. Obviously am looking for a professional who can handle the animals and teach the children about them and let them pet the ones where it is safe to do so. Small group so am thinking they could come to our house but would also consider hosting the party at the location when the critters reside. Thanks!
Owen from the Berkeley Vivarium does great reptile shows for
very reasonable rates. His shows are fun and educational. You
can find them in the yellow pages under pets. Good luck!
The Vivarium on 5th and Hearst does birthday party presentations
as well as presentations for schools. They are not cheap, but
they are complete, accurate, very knowledgable and handle all
their creepy, crawlers kindly and safely. No venomous animals
but the kids can also meet a millipede and a tarantula!
I have had them come to my school to make a presentation and
they came to a friend's son's birthday party. It was a big hit!
Call the East Bay Vivarium to see if they have someone who can
do an exhibit of snakes and lizards at a bday party. It's
located on 5th street, behind the 4th street shopping area.
Visiting the store is also a good treat for a child who has been
patient with 4th street shopping. Walking around this *pet*
store can really give you the chills!
There is a guy named ''Desert Dave'' who gives such parties. I
don't know the cost, but some friends of ours used him for a
party a couple of years ago and he and his animals were a big
hit. He's at 415-456-5285. I think he books up fairly
quickly, so call early to book him.
I'm pretty sure the Vivarium in Berkeley (I think on 4th St)
does parties. They have GREAT snakes, lizards, etc.
Take a look at www.desertdave.com. Desert Dave performed at my
son's birthday party last summer, and the show was a hit. Feel
free to contact me if you have any questions.
Check out www.pythonron.com. My son and I saw him do a show at our library, and
he was great. Very knowledgeable and his animals looked healthy and beautiful. He
seemed very comfortable with kids.Have fun!
I wonder if the Lawrence Hall of Science might be a good place for the
party. I know they have a roomful of such animals, along with the
requisite knowledgeable people. Check out the ''party animals'' listing at
The East Bay Vivarium on 5th St. at Hearst in Berkeley (right above the 4th Street
shops) brings their huge lizard, a monitor named Spot, to birthday parties for a fee.
They might be able to help you with smaller reptiles, or refer you somewhere. Also,
the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek is available for birthday parties (I
--son loves reptiles
I work for Tree Frog Treks, a science education company that
introduces children to live, rescued reptiles and amphibians.
We offer a 1-hour ''Rockin' Reptiles and Amphibians'' Birthday
Adventure Trek. We'd be happy to come to your home, and have
lots of experience hosting fun, hands-on events for 4-year-
olds. You can check out more information on our parties at
http://www.treefrogtreks.com/birthdays1.htm, and see a partial
list of the animal ambassadors we can bring at
http://www.treefrogtreks.com/animals.htm. Or, just give us a
call us at 415.876.FROG!
My husband is Owen from the East Bay Vivarium
(510-841-1400) and he's been doing birthday parties and
classroom presentations for more than 20 years. His show
features 20-25 reptiles, amphibians and bugs. It is loads of
fun and completely safe. If your child has a specific interest
in a particular reptile or subject matter (dinosaurs are a
common request) he can customize the show in any way
you would like. He always features the birthday child at the
end of the show with a big finale. You can get more
information at the East Bay Vivarium website
By the way, you won't know true love until you've hugged
Spot, the seven-foot monitor lizard!
My daughter is turning four in a few months, and would love
nothing more than to have a ''pet party.'' She is absolutely nuts
about kittens, puppies and bunnies, and would be in heaven if
she could have a party where they were somehow included (I know
it's not the right season, but even juvenile animals would be
great). Any ideas? Because her birthday is very close to the
holiday chaos, I would prefer not to do anything at home. The
weather is too iffy to plan anything outdoors. Her guests will
likely include an equal number of boys and girls, including a
few close family members in the 6 - 8 year-old age range. Are
there any places that can accomodate anything like this? We
would provide whatever level of adult supervision is needed.
Any ideas of how to use stuffed animals if we come up short on
the live front? I welcome any and all creative ideas, no matter
how far-fetched they might seem. I'm stumped!
Baffled Birthday Pet Party Planner
The Berkeley Humane Society actually does children's birthdays with
their animals, but not necessarily kittens and puppies.
There is a wonderful woman at the East Bay - Berkeley Humane
Society named Nancy Frensley. She does all of their dog
trainings and has organized something called: ''Training
Birthday Parties for Children and Adults'' It sounds perfect
for your needs. You can reach Nancy at (510) 845-7735,
extension 22 or email nfrensley at berkeleyhumane.org. Have fun!
Check out the Junior Center of Art and Science on Lake
Merritt in Oakland. They have several animals on the
premises - a bunny, some turtles, fish and bugs. Their
phone number is 839-5777 and their website is
Sulphur Creek in Hayward, the Lindsay Museum in Walnut Creek and
Lawrence Hall all have animal birthday parties for children
that age. Sulphur Creek also "rents" animals. The Berkeley
Humane Society has a dog training part for children over 8 (about the
age that you could reasonably expect a child to be able to do that).
A fun party a friend had: A birthday party for their dog and their
We just attended a ''dog party'' for a 5 y.o. that happened to
have a couple of real dogs but didn't need to. The hosts had
dog make-up, craft materials for making dog ears and dog tags, a
play ''dog-house'' and a place to dig holes, just to name a few
dog-related activities. So it seems like you could have a pet-
party that didn't include the potential for trauma to live small-
animals : ) if the kids play the part of the animals themselves.
It's a trek from the East Bay, but the Randall Junior Museum in
San Francisco might just fit the bill. They have all sorts of
pets, as I remember, from rabbits to snakes. I don't know what
they do in terms of birthday parties, but you might call them at
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