Barn Owls do not hoot - they screech.
The latin name for Barn Owl is Tyto alba alba.
Owl ears are located one higher than the other, which helps them to pinpoint tiny sounds.
During flight, the left ear captures sounds below while the right ear focuses on sounds from above.
'Creg' The Senegal Chameleon
The Chamaeleo senegalbonding potentialensi, more commonly known as the Senegal Chameleon, is a fascinating species of reptile that makes an excellent pet. They are a smaller variety of Chameleon, rarely growing larger than 7 or 8 inches, and tend to be a drabber shade of brown or green than many other species, although they change color often. They are docile and quiet pets, but not ideal for the first-time owner, as most Senegal Chameleons are wild caught and not bred in captivity.
Also known as ball python in america due to their ability to roll up in a ball, Python regius is a nonvenomous python species found in Africa. This is the smallest of the African pythons and is popular in the pet trade, largely due to its typically docile temperament.
Bearded Dragons in the wild will often stand up on their hind legs to run from danger. This is actually slower than running on all fours, and can be a form of temperature control. The animals produce heat while running, and being cold blooded, have no good way to regulate their body temperature. Running on their hind legs puts their body farther away from the hot ground and improves airflow around them. This should allow them to run farther before having to stop.
'Treacle' Chilean Rose Tarratula
The Chilean rose-haired tarantula is the hardiest of tarantulas and is easy to find in captivity. Although it has a reputation for being docile (calm), it varies widely from individual to individual. In most tarantula species the female will live for twenty years or more, but the male may survive only the few years required to reach maturity. Once the male has fulfilled the biological function of mating, it usually will die of natural causes or the female may eat him. The male's lifespan is further shortened by the stress of captivity.
'Plato' American Barn Owl
Plato was one of first permanent residents, who came to us as a 2 week old ball of fluff. The Barn Owl is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn-owl family Tytonidae.
The sugar glider is a small, omnivorous, arboreal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary nectarous foods and ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. Scientific name Petaurus breviceps
'Missy' Prairie Dog
Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. The five different species of prairie dogs are: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. Scientific name Cynomys.
'George & Mildred' Boa Constrictor
A boa constrictor grows throughout its whole life, which can be 20 to 30 years. The two-foot-long (61-centimeter-long) baby gradually becomes an impressive size. An adult boa will generally weigh more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and grow to about 13 feet (4 meters) long. The longest boa constrictor ever found was 18 feet (5.5 meters) long.
An Iguana is a genus of the Lizard family Iguanidae. It is native to tropical areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean. This is an herbivorous lizard with a spiny crest along its back to the tail
Skunks are mammals best known for their ability to secrete a liquid with a strong, foul odor. General appearance varies from species to species, from black-and-white to brown or cream colored. scientific name mepthitidae
The golden hamster or Syrian hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, is a member of the rodent subfamily Cricetinae, the hamsters. In the wild, they are now considered vulnerable. Scientific name Mesocricetus auratus.
African Pygmy Hedgehog
The African pygmy hedgehog is indeed a curious creature that is native to Africa but can be found in zoos (and homes) around the globe. Weighing in at around 1 – 1.5 lbs (0.5 - 0.7 kg), this tiny little critter usually averages from 6-8 inches (15 - 20 cm) in length and has a pointed snout, round (dark) eyes, and unbarbed spines that serve as hair on their sides and backs.
The panther chameleon is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome. Additionally, it has been introduced to Réunion and Mauritius. scientific name Furcifer pardalis.
The European polecat — also known as the black or forest polecat — is a species of mustelid native to western Eurasia and North Africa. It is of a generally dark brown colour, with a pale underbelly and a dark mask across the face. scientific name Mustela putorius.
'Missy' Prairie Dog
Mammal Diet: Herbivore Average life span in the wild: 3 to 4 years Size: Head and body, 12 to 15 in (30 to 38 cm); tail, 3 to 4 in (8 to 10 cm) Weight: 2 to 4 lbs (1 to 2 kg) Group name: Prairie dog town.
'Bubo Bubo' European Eagle Owl
The Eurasian Eagle-Owl is a species of eagle owl resident in much of Eurasia. It is sometimes called the European Eagle-Owl and is, in Europe where it is the only member of its genus besides the Snowy Owl, occasionally abbreviated to just Eagle-Owl. scientific name Bubo bubo.
Pterinochilus murinus (Usumbara Orange Baboon Tarantula) Common Name: Usumbara Orange Baboon Tarantula, Mombassa Golden Starburst Tarantula, Mombassa Golden Sunburst Baboon, True Starburst Scientific Name: Pterinochilus murinus World: Old World Range: Africa Type: Semi arboreal Adult Size: 5 to 6 inches Temperature: 80 degrees Humidity: 40 to 50 % Temperment: Aggressive Speed: Very fast Diet: Spiderlings can be fed pinhead crickets, small roaches and small mealworms. Adults can be fed large crickets, roaches, mealworms/superworms. An occasional pinky mouse may be offered. .
Male panther chameleons can grow up to 20 inches in length, with a typical length of around 17 in (45 cm). Females are smaller, at about half the size. Panther chameleons are didactyl: on each foot, the five toes are fused into a group of two and a group of three, giving the foot a tongs-like appearance. These specialized feet allow the panther chameleon a tight grip on narrow branches. Each toe is equipped with a sharp claw to gain traction on surfaces such as bark when climbing. The claws make it easy to see how many toes are fused into each part of the foot — two toes on the outside of each front foot and three on the inside.
Veiled Yemen Chameleon
The veiled chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, is a large species of chameleon found in the mountain regions of Yemen, theUnited Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. It is also sometimes referred to as the Yemen chameleon.
The leopard gecko is a nocturnal ground-dwelling lizard naturally found in the deserts of Asia and throughout Pakistan, to the northwestern parts of India. Unlike most geckos, leopard geckos possess movable eyelids.scientific name Eublepharis macularius.
'George' Common Boa
George is one of our permanent residents who lives with a female salmon pastel boa called mildred, George and mildred often go out to schools, parties and various other places to teach people about snakes and exotic animals.
African Pygmy Hedgehog
They should be kept in a temperture range of 70-80 Fahernhite or 22-26 Celsius. Domesticated African pygmy hedgehogs do not hibernate and should not be allowed to hibernate. They are descendants of a hybrid of the Four-Toed Hedgehog and Algerian Hedgehog. Latin name Atelerix albiventris or African White-Bellied Hedgehog.
'Creg' The Senegal Chameleon
Creg has been with us as a permanent resident since Weird N Wonderful first opened, unusually for a senegal chameleon Creg loves human attention and enjoys nothing more than sitting on your head while you potter about.
The Russian tortoise, Horsfield's tortoise or Central Asian tortoise Agrionemys horsfieldii, is a species of tortoise that is a popularpet. It is named after the American naturalist Thomas Horsfield. The Russian tortoise is a small tortoise species, ranging from about 13 to 25 cm (13-20 cm for males, 15-25 cm for females).They live such a long time (about 50-75 years), that people who keep them as pets often leave them in their will. They are usually rather social with humans. They are a popular pet.