Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do we get our animals from?

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Many of our animals are born right here at Zoozort. Some of them we got from other animal exhibitors, who do programs similar to what we do. Most of our animals are adopted, from people who could no longer keep them.

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What time will my exhibitor arrive?

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About 45 minutes before your show is scheduled to start.

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How much space do I need for the animal show?

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The largest rug we have is 48x64 (we use smaller rugs if your group is smaller). The children will sit on your floor around the rug. The animals are in covered boxes and will need a space behind the animal exhibitor.

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How long will the animal show last?

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A program will last about 45 minutes. Please keep in mind that younger children (2-4 year olds) do not have a long attention span, so their shows might not last as long. We will show all 7 animals.

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Can I have a rain date?

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We do not give out rain dates. We will allow you to cancel one time only; due to bad weather.

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Can I have a program outside?

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Yes, but it must be at least 65 degrees and no more than 85 degrees. Please provide shade for the children and the animals. You must have an alternate spot in the case of rain (programs cannot be outside in the rain).

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Will the animals bite?

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Our animals are used to children; they enjoy going to shows and meeting people. However, they are still animals and should be treated with respect. Our programs are structured and controlled, so the animals enjoy what they are doing and remain calm.

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How do I pick my animals?

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From the Animal List. The younger children seem to like the animals that do things during the show (eat, take a bath, etc.)

Please provide a close parking or unloading space (many of the animals are heavy).

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Can I serve food at the animal show?

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No. There is no food or drink allowed during the animal show. In fact, it's a good idea not to have food around the show area.

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Do any of these animals make good pets?

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Most of the animals at Zoozort do NOT make good pets, but there are a few that do. Before we even get started with defining what makes "a good pet," if you truly are interested in owning an exotic animal, the first question that needs to be answered is "What laws and regulations govern what animals in your state and country?" You need to be very thorough in this investigation and cover state, county, municipal, and local zoning regulations. If you violate any of these regulations you risk having your animal taken from you (we have received many animals this way).

After you have found out what the laws are, we can look into what makes "a good pet." First, establish how much time you have to spend with your new pet. Who will take care of the pet? What does the pet eat, and is the person feeding it afraid of what it eats? How much room will the pet need? How big will it get? How much can the pet be handled? Now, if you still want to own an exotic pet, here are some suggestions: Chinchilla, Corn Snake, Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragon, Ball Python.

These are only suggestions, do your research, and remember to give your pet lots of love and care. Just remember, if you take the time to do things right, you will end up with a quality animal.

For more information on laws and regulations, please contact:

United States Department of Agriculture and Plant Health Inspection Services

Wisconsin Deparment of Natural Resources