Fort Myers Petting Zoos


If you want to do something over the top for your son or daughter's birthday party, consider renting a petting zoo for the kid's enjoyment. Can you imagine the look on the faces of everyone at the party when they see all of the animals running around? This will provide a memory of a lifetime for your child and his or her friends. But as with any search, you will want to make sure that the vendor that you work with and end up hiring is reputable and professional about the way they go about their business. The way to make sure of that is to do your due diligence and search throughout the Fort Myers area for companies that provide this kind of service. Once you have a few candidates to evaluate, make sure you read through this guide and take it with you as you check out the petting zoos on your list.

One thing we can almost be assured of is that this is the first time you have ever scoured your area for petting zoos or farms. There are a couple of different ways that you can find potential candidates. We highly recommend that your first move be to harness the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “mobile petting zoos in the Fort Myers area.” Start going through the list that pops up from your search and check out each and every website. Does the website fill you with confidence? If you see any that truly catch your eye and that you think are worthy of checking out further, make sure that you write down the name and contact information of the petting zoo. Another potentially profitable source of information are your family, friends and coworkers. Ask anyone you know if they have ever booked a petting zoo. Or if they have ever experienced a petting zoo anywhere that was of a high quality. Hopefully, by this time you will have a number of quality candidates to check out.

Call up each candidate on your list and find out if their service is available on the date you are going to have the birthday party. If they are available, setup an interview. Now its time to ask some very pertinent questions that will hopefully reveal the best candidate for your party. Start with the question that is on everyone's mind. Will the animals leave a mess in your yard and who will clean it up? Any petting coo that you talk to should tell you that they will completely clean up any mess. Make sure they are licensed and insured. They should assure you that the area will be left exactly as they found it. Will the children be allowed to interact with the animals in other ways other than petting? Some petting zoos will allow them to feed the animals and some will not. Make sure that clear instructions will be given before everyone starts interacting with the animals. You definitely want to get some references from each vendor. Followup with each one and make sure there were no red flags. How much space will they need to setup? Will it take long? Have them list the types of animals that will be coming. Is this experience completely safe for all of the kids who will be there? What will you need to provide? What is the fee to have the petting zoo come to you? The answers you receive to all of these questions should lead you to the perfect candidate for some birthday party fun.


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