Meet Our Critters

From the curiously cute to the creepy and crawly, when you book our services a carefully selected team of our ‘wee critters’ will come straight to your venue.


We have a range of mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian and invertebrate species waiting just to meet you!

 

Mammals

 

Scampi & Cricket

 Striped skunks 

This pair are so ‘stinking’ cute!

 

Scampi and Cricket are sisters but they not only look different but they have very different personalities!

 

It’s easy to spot Scampi as she has a thick white shaggy coat of fur all along her back and is a little smaller than her sister.  Cricket has the classic and very distinct double white stripe markings along her back.

Skunks have a very powerful sense of smell and Cricket likes to smell everything, mostly to see if it is edible!  Scampi lives up to her name and can certainly be a little scamp.  She loves to play but when she gets tired she also loves nothing more than curling up on your lap to have a snooze!

Let this pair 'earn their stripes' and come along to your next session!

Tiggy and Winkle

 African pygmy hedgehogs 

This pair are looking sharp!

 

Tiggy and Winkle are sisters, born in early 2018 .  It is very hard to tell them apart but Winkle is slightly smaller.

 

Like all hedgehogs they love to sleep and eat.  At Wee Critters headquarters they love to run around and explore every evening.

 

The pair are named after the much-loved character, Mrs Tiggywinkle, from the Tales of Peter Rabbit!

They certainly 'hog' the limelight during our interactive sessions.

Arthur

 Three-banded armadillo 

He's a ball of fun!

 

The plated armour isn't this species only protection against predators as three-banded armadillos are the only armadillo species that can roll up completely into a ball.

Arthur is a real lazy bones and can take a while to wake up but once he does there is no stopping him!

We named this wee critter after King Arthur and the knights of the round table.  

Wee Dave

 Sugar glider  

He's just so sweet!

 

Sugar gliders are an Australian marsupial.  The name refers to this critter's love of sugary foods including sap and nectar and the fact that it can use its flaps of skin on either side of its body to glide through the air.

A few years ago we travelled to Australia to meet my wife's long lost Uncle Dave and he was a massive inspiration in the creation of the Wee Critters business so our latest addition was named after him!

This little guy will leap into your hearts as well as your sessions!

 Meerkats  

Mork and Milo

Meet the mob!

 

Our meerkat mob is currently made up of two brothers, Mork and Milo.

They are easy to tell apart as Milo is significantly bigger than his little brother but this doesn't bother Mork as he's actually in charge!

This troublesome two-some are often up to mischief but are great ambassadors for our important curriculum-based school topics.

Iggle

 Lesser Madagascan hedgehog

 tenrec                                 

What a prickly pair!

 

Lesser hedgehog tenrecs live in dry forested areas of southern and southwestern Madagascar.

 

When threatened these nocturnal mammals roll up into a ball with only their spines visible.  While this behaviour is similar to a hedgehog, scientists now think that the lesser hedgehog tenrec is related to elephants, aardvarks and even manatees but is not related to the hedgehog at all!

Peter

 rabbit 

Run along and don't get into any mischief!

 

Peter is named after Beatrix Potter's famous character.

Peter is just as mischievous as the original Peter rabbit.  He has a very lovable personality and adores having his nose stroked.  He also has the best bunny hop out there and we find him in the most peculiar places that he manages to jump up to.

Every bunny loves our rabbits so hop to it to meet Peter and his friends!

Stuart Little

 fancy mouse 

He's just a little squeak-heart!

Stuart Little is named after the classic children's book character.  This little critter is surprisingly always a favourite in our sessions.

At Wee Critters we feel passionately about educating people about smaller animals that are usually more overlooked.  Stuart, although a fancy mouse, is a perfect ambassador for his endangered wild rodent cousins.

Scurry on over and book your wee critters session today!

Birds

 

Dobby

 White-faced owl  

Dobby is a real hoot!

 

White-faced owls are a small species of owl but Dobby certainly has a big personality.  He arrived with us as a small owlet and made his presence known from day one.  Dobby greets us every morning with a happy owl dance and chatter.

White-faced owls have a rather magical defence mechanism. When faced with a similar-sized predator they flare their wings to appear larger. When faced with something much larger, they elongate their body and narrow their eyes to thin slits.   It really is quite a transfiguration!

 

We think he is so ‘magic’ that he was named after Dobby the house elf from Harry Potter!  

Time will 'fly by' with .a visit from Dobby!

Kiki-Dee

 Jenday conure 

Kiki-Dee brightens up every day!

Kiki-Dee is a Jenday conure, a small and colourful member of the parrot family.  This stunning species is found in Northern Brazil.

Kiki-Dee is extremely friendly and a real character.  She loves to sit on Allan's shoulder and her favourite snack is sunflower seeds.  

Don't go breaking her heart, invite her to join you for a Wee Critters experience!

Reptiles

 

Tortie 

 Sulcata tortoise 

She's the tortle package!

  

Tortie is a sulcata tortoise, which is the third largest species of tortoise in the world!  Sulcata tortoises are also known as African spurred tortoises due to the sharp protrusions on the back legs.

 

Tortie can be a little bit grumpy but soon comes round when served her favourite salad treats, especially red peppers.

 

Tortie is only four years old but can live for more than 70 years!

Topsy and Tim

 Leopard tortoises 

Wait until you spot this pair!

 

The leopard tortoise gets its name from the camouflage pattern on the shell.  The markings on each tortoise’s shell are unique, just like our fingerprints.

 

Our leopard tortoises may only be small at the moment but the leopard tortoise is the fourth largest species of tortoise in the world and they can live for more than 100 years.  While they are tiny in size, they have a large appetite and their favourite food is dandelion leaves.

Elliott

 Argentine black & white tegu 

This guy's appeal is black and white!

 

Elliott was abandoned by his previous family before coming to join our Wee Critter's family.

 

He is approximately five years old and, despite his size, thinks he is a puppy. 

 

He loves having his head scratched and loves to sleep on the sofa.  He is extremely sociable and highly intelligent.  In fact he is so fond of Allan that he has become a bit of a shadow and follows him around wherever he goes!

Pascal 

 Panther chameleon 

A chameleon reasons why we love them!

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Male panther chameleons are more vibrantly coloured than females.  The colour of the male also varies based on the geographical location or ‘locales’ in which they are found.  Pascal is a ‘Nosy Be’ and is therefore a bright blue colour.   

 

The most distinctive thing about chameleons are their eyes.  Their eyes move independently of each other and they can rotate each eye separately to focus on two entirely different objects simultaneously.  This gives them full 360 degree vision.  

Sidney & Smaug

 Peter's banded skinks  

Let this cold-blooded pair warm your heart!

 

Sidney and Smaug are a desert species of skink, a form of lizard which typically has short limbs.  Peter's banded skinks are from Northern Africa and are a dull yellow colour with black band markings running the length of their body.

These skinks are nocturnal.  During the day they burrow under the sand to avoid the heat of the desert and come out at night.

Nagini and Severus Snake

 common boas 

There's nothing common about Nagini and Severus

 

They are common boas, a species of snake found in Central and South America.

Boas catch their prey by striking and wrapping their body around it to constrict it.

Although this species of snake has good eyesight they rely a lot on scent.  They use their tongue to pick up scents around them.

Nagini and Severus Snake are named after characters from Harry Potter!

 

Parting is such sweet sorrow at the end of a visit from William!

 

William Snakespeare is a Honduran milk snake.  This snake is red in colour with distinctive rings / bands that are black and orange in colour.

 

The marking and behaviours of this snake imitate the venomous coral snake.  Predators believe they are dealing with a much more dangerous animal and therefore often leave them alone. 

William Snakespeare

 Honduran milk snake 

Amphibians

 

Trevor

 Cane toad  

Trevor is Toad-ally awesome!

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The cane toad is the largest species of toad in the world, measuring an average of 10 to 15 centimetres in length.

 

We were approached to take care of Trevor after his previous owner did not care for him adequately.  When he arrived with us he was extremely underweight and had various health conditions.  We were very concerned for his welfare but with some intensive care over the following months, Trevor improved dramatically!  

Trevor now shares his home with two other cane toads called Neville and Ron.

Frank & Fiona

 White's tree frogs  

Hop to it and see this pair!

 

White’s tree frogs are also known as “dumpy frogs” or “smiling frogs” due to their appearance. 

 

The White’s tree frog has a bluish green to emerald green colour which can change shades depending on the temperature and colour of the environment.

Invertebrates

 

Charlotte

 Chile rose tarantula 

Scorpio

 Asian forest scorpion 

Flash & Speedy

 Giant African land snail   

Stampy

 Giant African millipede  

Craig

 Madagascan hissing cockroach 

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