September 13 kicked off the first of a series of eight lectures from the Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary. These presentations offer information about different exotic pets and why they may or may not be good pets for your household.
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary is s not for profit pet sanctuary licensed by the State and County. They are a 100% no-kill shelter which is run by volunteers. In the six years that Critter Camp has been a shelter, they have grown to care for over 250 animals of 30 different species.
The first lecture featured ferrets and hedgehogs, and Critter Camp brought the animals to the museum!
"Tonto" the Ferret
Each animal was walked around the room so all the of the guests were able to pet and get close to each one. It was a great opportunity for community members to learn about different animals as pets! Guests also received information packets about the animals featured in the presentation.
We’re all now looking forward to the next presentation in the series; “Creepy Crawlies for Halloween,” which will feature bearded dragons, turtles, tortoises, and other reptiles and insects.
All presentations will be held on the second Sunday of each month at the Burpee Museum from 3:00-4:30. It’s free to attend the lectures and registration is not required.
October 11–Creepy Crawlies for Halloween
November 8–Rats, Mice, Hamsters & Gerbils
December 13–Unusual/Difficult Exotics (Fox and Primates)
January 10–Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
February 14–Parrots and other Birds
March 14–Sugar Gliders and Kinkajous
April 11–Chinchillas and Degus
To learn more about Critter Camp, visit their website at www.crittercamp.biz