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Petting Zoo.. Need a little help.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Brunty_Farms, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    So we are adding a petting zoo to our farms and was looking for good animals to fill the job.

    So far I have came up with having two of each animals sticking with a Noah's Ark kind of theme. They need to be good with children as I lot of the people going to the petting zoo will have children.

    What we are looking into getting : Goats, Lambs, Pot Bellied Pigs, Male Peacocks, llamas... and I'm not sure what else?

    Any help would be great.
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    You forgot the pony!!! [​IMG]
  3. . . . and you forgot the chickens! [​IMG]
  4. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    mini donkeys
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i think goats are 1 of the worse animals to have in a petting zoo,,, they are always the ones you see jumping on people, kids,,,, and a peacock?,, that would have to be 1 cool pea to let people touch it. i like,,, dogs,, cats,,,,nope,, take the cats out,, they all have attitudes [​IMG]
  6. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    I like the pony and the donkeys. The chickens are already included they are all over.

    I wanted the peacocks just for the looks... I've never had one and just want two males. The Pittsburg Zoo has "wild" but not really wild peacocks that walk all over the zoo (only males) and it's so neat. The come really close to you and the kids throw bread at them to eat. I figured it was worth a shot.

    I will have about 4 acres of fenced in pasture for them and a barn to get out of the weather.

    The goats will have to be nice... any nice docile breeds?

    The dogs and cats run the farm so they are included but they are kind of like the chickens.

    Ducks make good petting zoo animals right?

    How much are the donkeys?

    So far Ducks, Donkeys, Ponies, Peacocks, Llamas, Goats, Lambs, Pot Bellied Pigs,.................
  7. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I sell hay to 2 petting farms and so far the only animal I don't see listed is a rabbit.
  8. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    a turtle,, and a snake,, kids love snakes,,,,,,,, man my petting zoo would be an adults nightmare [​IMG]
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    a mini cow [​IMG]

    What about an alpaca instead of a llama?
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    you need a big Sulcata Tortoise....[​IMG]

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