Animal Packages

We have a wide variety of options to choose from to match any budget and event size! Click on the images below for package details. Once you have an idea of which package you want and have a date in mind, give us a call as soon as possible – parties are often booked months ahead of time!

Important Information, Disclaimers and Requirements:

  • More information about format and client requirements can be found here: Schools, Kid’s Programs, Birthday Parties, and Events 
  • By booking Hands on Exotics you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the requirements, conditions, and risks found here: Important Disclaimers
  • View our payment terms here. The price of all our packages is subject to HST and any applicable travel charge. Please contact our office to find out if your location is subject to a travel charge. 

 

Join us on safari and meet a variety of exotic creatures from around the globe! The 8-10 animal-lineup focuses on our smaller exotic animals, and is a good starting point to add-on featured animals to create a custom package.

 

Pricing Includes
Safari Adventure: $225 + HST

Payment Terms

1 Handler, 1 Hour, 8- 10 Animals

1-2 birds, 3-4 mammals, 3-4 reptiles and invertebrates (subject to availability)

See our list of possible animal requests here 

NOTE: animal requests are not guaranteed. Although our handlers do their best to bring as many requests as they can, there are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.

 

Recommended Add-ons:

  

See other available add-on animals here

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This package is for those that love our friends of the scaly variety! Jurassic Adventure features a large boa constrictor, 5-6 other reptiles on weekdays or 3-4 other reptiles on weekends (lizards, tortoises, and snakes), 1 bird, and 1-3 mammals. 

Pricing Includes
Jurassic Adventure: $275 + HST

Payment Terms

1 Handler, 1 Hour, 8- 10 Animals

A large boa constrictor, 5-6 other reptiles (weekdays) or 3-4 other reptiles (weekends), 1 bird, and 1-3 mammals.

See our list of possible animal requests here

NOTE: animal requests are not guaranteed. Although our handlers do their best to bring as many requests as they can, there are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.

Recommended Add-ons:

See other available add-on animals here

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This package is for lovers of all things cute and fuzzy!! Furry Friends features 3-4 different breeds of rabbits (including English angora, mini lop, checkered giant, dwarf, or lionhead), 1-2 hedgehogs, 1-2 other furries, 1-2 birds, and 1-2 reptiles.

Pricing Includes
Furry Friends: $245 + HST

Payment Terms

1 Handler, 1 Hour, 8-10 Animals

3-4 different breeds of rabbits (including English angora, mini lop, checkered giant, dwarf, or lionhead), 1-2 hedgehogs, 1-2 other furries, 1-2 birds, and 1-2 reptiles or invertebrates (subject to availability)

See our list of possible animal requests here

NOTE: animal requests are not guaranteed. Although our handlers do their best to bring as many requests as they can, there are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.

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Explore the animals of Africa in this fun filled program! This package features Maggie the Silvery Cheeked Hornbill, an African Spurred tortoise, 1-2 African pygmy hedgehogs, 2-3 mammals, 2-3 reptiles and invertebrates.

Pricing Includes
Explore Africa: $275 + HST

Payment Terms

1 Handler, 1 Hour, 8-10 Animals

Hornbill, African Spurred tortoise, 1-2 hedgehogs, 2-3 mammals, 2-3 reptiles and invertebrates. (subject to availability)

See our list of possible animal requests here

NOTE: animal requests are not guaranteed. Although our handlers do their best to bring as many requests as they can, there are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.


Recommended Add-ons:

See other available add-on animals here

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Get up close and personal with the tallest dog in the world – the Irish wolfhound!

With this package, participants will be taught the basics of animal training using positive reinforcement and get hands on experience training Luna the wolfhound using provided clickers. This package comes with 8-10 animals including Luna the Irish Wolfhound,  and a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles. 

*Please note that Luna was born in May 2017 – as of November 2017 she is over 100 lbs and still growing!*

Pricing Includes
Wolf Tamer: $275 + HST

Payment Terms

1 Handler, 1 Hour, 8-10 Animals

Irish Wolfhound, 1-2 birds, 3-4 mammals, 3-4 reptiles and invertebrates (subject to availability)

See our list of possible animal requests here

NOTE: Animal requests are not guaranteed. Although our handlers do their best to bring as many requests as they can, there are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.

Recommended Add-ons:

  

See other available add-on animals here

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This package features 2 of the animals that we have right here in Canada – the striped skunk and Canadian lynx! Seeing Aspen the lynx in person is an experience that you are not likely to forget!

Participants will get the opportunity to help make an enrichment item for Aspen, and watch her play with it. As she is a larger animal, Aspen requires a quiet, controlled environment, and a personal bubble of around 8-10 feet. This package comes with 10 animals including a striped skunk, Canadian lynx, and a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles. It is recommended for parties with a smaller guest count.

Pricing Includes
Great White North: $375 + HST

Payment Terms

2 Handlers, 1 Hour, 10 Animals

Canadian Lynx, Striped Skunk, 1-2 birds, 3-4 mammals, 3-4 reptiles and invertebrates (subject to availability)

See our list of possible animal requests here

NOTE: Animal requests are not guaranteed. Although our handlers do their best to bring as many requests as they can, there are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.

Recommended Add-ons:

  

See other available add-on animals here

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Learn the basics of handling, caring for, and training birds of prey with this package that features a Harris’s hawk. Harris’s hawks  are considered to be one of friendliest and easiest birds of prey to work with, potentially due to their social nature in the wild. Participants will learn about falconry equipment and how to hold a hawk (guests 6 years and older).  This package comes with 8-10 animals including a Harris’s hawk, and a variety of other birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Pricing Includes
Falconry 101: $275 + HST

Payment Terms

1 Handler, 1 Hour, 8-10 Animals

Harris’s Hawk, 1-2 birds, 3-4 mammals, 3-4 reptiles and invertebrates (subject to availability)

See our list of possible animal requests here

NOTE: Animal requests are not guaranteed. Although our handlers do their best to bring as many requests as they can, there are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.

Recommended Add-ons:

  

See other available add-on animals here

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Explore the animals of our continent with this fun-filled package featuring two of our most popular animals- a skunk and a macaw! This package has 8-10 animals including a skunk, macaw and a wide variety of birds, furries, and reptiles.

Pricing Includes
New World Voyage: $275 + HST

Payment Terms

1 Handler, 1 Hour, 8-10 Animals

Skunk, Macaw, 1-2 birds, 3-4 mammals, 3-4 reptiles and invertebrates (subject to availability)

See our list of possible animal requests here

NOTE: Animal requests are not guaranteed. Although our handlers do their best to bring as many requests as they can, there are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.

Recommended Add-ons:

 

 

See other available add-on animals here

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Explore wildlife from around the world with our After School Programs that are designed to reinforce concepts learned in the Ontario Science Curriculum, spark an attitude of care and respect for all living things, all while having fun and creating unforgettable memories!

For more information check out our brochure that includes a sample 8 week schedule:  After School Program

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 Animal Requests

Possible Animal Requests
Please note that most packages come with 1-2 birds, 3-4 furries, and 2-3 reptiles / invertebrates. You can make as many requests as you like, however requests are not guaranteed. There are many factors that determine what animals are able to attend your event, including: handler training, animal’s mood, animal’s preference for specific handlers, availability, health, scheduled time-off from shows, and requests from other events that day.

Possible Bird Requests:

Blue and Gold Macaw, Military Macaw, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, Umbrella Cockatoo, Amazon Parrot, Patagonian Conure, Senegal Parrot, Red Lory, Imperial Pied Pigeon

Possible Furry Requests:

Rabbit, Hedgehog, Chinchilla, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Rat, Sugar Glider

Possible Reptile Requests:

Blue-Tongued Skink, Plated Lizard, Blue Iguana, Bearded Dragon, Asian Water Dragon, Sulcata Tortoise, Red-Footed Tortoise, Red-Tailed Boa, Carpet Python, Kingsnake, Spotted Python, Milk Snake, Ball Python

Possible Creepy Crawlie Requests:

Cave Spider, Land Snail, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Package Add-ons

Add-On Animals
Please contact us to see if any of the animal ambassadors below are available to come to your event!

[All Add-On Animals are Subject to Availability and Handler Training]

Additional Time
1 Handler Packages: $35 + HST per Additional 30 Minutes / $70 + HST per Additional 60 Minutes
2 Handler Packages: $45 + HST per Additional 30 Minutes / $90 + HST per Additional 60 Minutes
Additional Handler(s)
1 Handler Packages: $100 + HST to Add On a 2nd Handler (Recommended for larger groups to get more hands-on animal interaction)
If you are having a very large party and feel you need more than two handlers, please give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your options!
Extras
Microphone and Speaker System: $50 + HST (Recommended for larger groups and larger/noisy venues)
Travel Surcharges: Travel Surcharges are based on kilometers. Please give us a call and we will happily provide you with the Travel Surcharge for your event location!

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Important Information, Disclaimers and Requirements:

  • By booking Hands on Exotics you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the requirements, conditions, and risks found here: Important Disclaimers

Payment Terms:

  • For private events, a 25% non-refundable deposit is due upon booking, with the final balance due a few days before the party. We accept MasterCard, Visa, E-transfers, and business cheques (company bookings only). We do not accept cash or personal cheques. If you cancel with 72 hours notice, we can re-schedule for a mutually agreed upon date. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice may be subject to a $75 cancellation fee.