Meet the Animals



My name is Stripy 

I am a Zebra tarantula 

My scientific name is Aphonopelma seemanni

I originally come from Costa Rica

I am quite friendly but sometimes a little nervous. I prefer not to be handled but I am happy to be watched as I wander around.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs


My name is Leafy Lucy

I am a Giant Dead Leaf Praying Mantis

My scientific name is Deroplatys dessicata

I originally come from Southeast Asia

I am friendly to people but I am not always friendly to other praying mantids! I am happy to be held.


I eat flies, crickets, cockroaches and other bugs


My name is Barney

I am Ginny's much loved pet Rainbow Bearded Dragon

My scientific name is Pogona vitticeps

I originally come from Australia

I am very friendly and love to be held. I enjoy a little cuddle but not too tight!


I eat crickets, cockroaches, locusts and other bugs, plus some fruit and vegetables


My name is Ellie

I am a Giant Asian Forest Scorpion

My scientific name is Heterometrus longimanus

I originally come from South East Asia

I have a sting in my tail and large claws so I am just for watching! Although I look scary I am actually only mildly venomous, no more than a wasp sting.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs


My name is Peewee

I am a Madagascar Ringed millipede

My scientific name is Aphistogoniulus polleni

I originally come from Madagascar

I am friendly but I sometimes curl up and hide.


I eat leaf litter, fruit, vegetables and rotten wood


My name is Lola

I am a Giant Leaf insect

My scientific name is Phyllium giganteum

I originally come from Malaysia

I am very friendly, I like to sit on a nice warm hand, I don't move very quickly but I sometimes sway from side to side.


I eat Bramble leaves (Blackberry leaves)


My name is Vinnie

I am a Giant Vinegaroon (sometimes called a Whip scorpion)

My scientific name is Mastigoproctus giganteus

I originally come from Florida & Arizona

I prefer to just be watched, if I get upset I may nip with my jaws or squirt vinegar from my tail. I do not have any venom and I am not a scorpion.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs


My name is Leggy

I am an Giant African Train millipede

My scientific name is Archispirostreptus gigas

I originally come from Africa

I am friendly and I like to climb.


I eat leaf litter, fruit, vegetables and rotten wood


My name is Spiky

I am a Tail-less Whip scorpion

My scientific name is Damon species

I originally come from Africa

I am not dangerous but I can run fast and I sometimes defend myself by nipping with my long claws. I am not a scorpion and I am not venomous.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs


My name is Lily

I am a Mexican Red Knee tarantula 

My scientific name is Brachypelma hamorii

I originally come from Mexico

I am quite friendly but sometimes if I get a bit nervous I might flick off a few of my irritating hairs. I am venomous like a bee. I prefer to be watched, rather than handled.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs




My name is Zoe

I am an Orchid Praying Mantis 

My scientific name is Hymenopus coronatus

I originally come from Malaysia

I am quite friendly to humans and I like to be handled but like other praying mantids I am not always friendly to other praying mantids!


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs



My name is Horrid Henry

I am a Giant Spiny Assassin Bug 

My scientific name is Psytalla horrida

I originally come from Central Africa

I am a handsome chap and fun to watch but I am not to be handled! I can inflict a painful sting and also spray a noxious fluid.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs



My name is Jerry

I am Ginny's much loved Californian Corn Snake

My scientific name is Pantherophis guttatus

I originally come from North America

I am very friendly and love to be held. I really enjoy snaking around you and absorbing your body heat but take care as I can be rather tickly if I go up your sleeve!


I eat mice and rats (which Ginny buys frozen from a reptile shop - no live ones)


My name is Motley

I am Ginny's much loved Californian Corn Snake

My scientific name is Pantherophis guttatus

I originally come from North America

I am very friendly and love to be held. I really enjoy snaking around you and absorbing your body heat but take care as I can be rather tickly if I go up your sleeve!


I am Jerry's dad :)


I eat mice and rats (which Ginny buys frozen from a reptile shop - no live ones)














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