Grand Rapids Petting Zoos

There are some things in life that just go together and it is like they were meant to go together. Some examples are peanut butter and jelly or salt and pepper or cream and sugar. Well, we have another one for you. What about children and animals. Can you think of a better thing to do for a child's birthday party than to make available a petting zoo? That's right, there are petting zoos that will come to you instead of vice versa. And think of all of those faces that will light up when they have a chance to interact with some amazingly calm animals. This will be one of the most unique birthday parties any of the kids have ever been to or had. To seek out a traveling petting zoo in the Grand Rapids area, you will need to do some research and figure out which one is best for you and for the party. Here is a brief guide that provides some questions that you will want to ask the staff of each petting zoo that you talk to. Then you will be able to make an informed decision.


So, what is the best way to come up with candidates to interview? Start with the world wide web. Do a Google search for “mobile petting zoos in the Grand Rapids area.” There should be a few websites that result and you can check out what they say about their service. If any of them strike you as exceptional, then make sure that you jot their information down for later consideration. Also, don't forget to ask your family, friends and coworkers if they have ever experienced a petting zoo that was very enjoyable and worth checking into. Call up each candidate that you have on your list and ask them for a time that you can interview them. There is some definite information that you need to find out to make an informed decision. Keep in mind that many animals are going to be in your backyard, you want to make sure the organization you are dealing with is reputable. Once you are discussing the possible service they might provide, talk about who will clean up the area after all of the animals are loaded up again. All you want to make sure of is that they say they will leave your area exactly as they found it.


Are they licensed and insured? The answer needs to be yes. How much will the children be allowed to interact with the animals? Will all of the kids be told what they can do and can't do around the animals? Can they feed them? Can they pet them? There are some organizations that allow kids to brush the animals. Ask for references and find out how good someone's experience was in the past. How much space is needed to setup the petting zoo? How long does the setup take? Will your yard look the same when the animals are gone? What types of animals will be coming? Are all of the animals vaccinated, dewormed, groomed, trimmed and bathed regularly? Will you need to provide hand sanitizer? How much will this service cost? Are there any discounts for a birthday party? After you have interviewed all of your potential candidates, one of them should emerge as the one you like the best. We hope the kids enjoy.