Meet (Some Of) The Critters

Our animals require special care and we cannot guarantee a specific animal for a program. Often times, our animals need to be taken off programs for a much needed rest. We will provide you a suitable replacement for your program.

The Reptiles

Royal Python | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Royal Python
All of our Royal pythons are captive-bred. These gentle animals are disappearing in the wild due to over-hunting and habitat destruction. Native to Africa, they are now protected in several countries on the west coast. When startled, they curl into balls hiding their heads inside.
Western Hognose Snakes | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Western Hognose Snakes
These harmless snakes will puff up then roll over and play dead when startled. They are found near wetlands although their numbers are declining. NOTE: OUR HOGNOSE IS STILL ADJUSTING TO HIS NEW HOME AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS AT THIS TIME
Gopher Snake | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Gopher Snake
You can find these snakes in your backyard. They are great mouse catchers. When frightened, their tail vibrates, making a sound like a rattlesnake. Don
Corn Snake | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Corn Snake
Commonly known as Rat Snakes, they are found in the southeastern part of the United States...from Texas to Florida. These constrictors are related to the Gopher Snakes.
Blue-Tongue Skink | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Blue-Tongue Skink
Found only in Australia, these amazing lizards live in a variety of habitats ranging from deserts to forests and mountainous areas. Their bright blue tongue is used in defensive postures.
Mexican Black King Snake | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Mexican Black King Snake
This beautiful solid black snake comes from northwestern Mexico. It is active at night and its diet includes venomous snakes.
European Legless Lizard | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
European Legless Lizard
The largest member of the legless lizard family, the European Legless Lizard is found in southeastern Europe and moves by wiggling its body. They burrow underground and are often called glass lizards because they have the ability to drop their tails.
Bearded Dragon | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Bearded Dragon
These lizards get their name from their "beard," an expandable throat pouch with spikey scales. Not being finicky eaters, they will consume large amounts of plants and insects. They come from Australia and are popular pets for the young reptile enthusiast.
Leopard Gecko | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Leopard Gecko
Leopard Geckoes have sweet personalities and are popular as pets. You can see through their heads! Geckoes are great nocturnal hunters...feasting on bugs
Fat-Tail Gecko | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Fat-Tail Gecko
These lizards are native to West Africa and you can see right through their head! They lack sticky pads on their toes so they can
Box Turtle | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Box Turtle
A land dwelling turtle that is found in the United States, box turtles have a hinge on the bottom of their shell which allows them to completely withdraw their legs, tail, head and neck within the shell for protection from predators.
Crested Gecko | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Crested Gecko
At one time these geckoes were thought to be extinct until they were rediscovered in 1994. These tree-dwelling lizards are only found in the rainforest canopies of New Caledonia.
Russian Tortoise | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Russian Tortoise
Known by many names, this small tortoise is found in southern Russia to Afghanistan. Russian tortoises prefers dry open landscapes and they can live over 100 years!
Green Iguana | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Green Iguana
Found from Central to South America, green iguanas can weigh up to 18 pounds and reach a length of 5-7 feet. They are mainly herbivorous feasting on leaves, flowers and fruit. Iguanas are excellent swimmers and tree climbers.
Leopard Tortoise | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Leopard Tortoise
The African Leopard tortoise is the 4th largest tortoise in the world and they can reach lengths of 2 feet and weigh over 80 pounds. These tortoises are found in sub-Saharan Africa grassland habitats.
Sulcata Tortoise | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Sulcata Tortoise
The Sulcata Tortoise gets its name from the thorny spurs on its back legs. They are found in deserts and dry savannahs and they are the 3rd largest species of tortoise in the world! They will reach over 2 feet in length and weigh 150 pounds. NOTE: AVAILABLE FOR ALL JUNGLE ROOM EVENTS AND SOME MOBILE EVENTS. NOT AVAILABLE FOR MOBILE PARTIES

The Amphibians

European Toad | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
European Toad
Like all toads, the European toad has rough skin. They have keen eyesight and are efficient hunters, rarely missing a prey item. Their diet consists primarily of invertebrates, including insects, spiders, and worms. It is distributed throughout mainland Europe, Britain, Scandinavia, western-central Asia, and northwestern Africa.
Malaysian Leaf Frog | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Malaysian Leaf Frog
A master of mimicry, the leaf frog or horned toad comes out at night. The colors and protruding eyelids help to imitate a dead leaf on the ground. They are hard to see! NOT AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS AT THIS TIME
Painted Frog | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Painted Frog
This small amphibian comes from Malaysia. Also known as a Chubby Frog, they blow themselves up like a balloon to keep from being eaten.
White Lipped Tree Frog | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
White Lipped Tree Frog
Also known as Giant Tree Frogs, they are the largest tree frogs in the world. They come from the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea.
White’s Tree Frog | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
White’s Tree Frog
Native to Australia and New Guinea, this frog can live up to 16 years in captivity. It is sometimes called a Dumpy Tree Frog.
Tomato Frog | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Tomato Frog
Found only on the island of Madagascar, tomato frogs squirt glue out of their skin when they are frightened. NOT AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS AT THIS TIME
American Toad | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
American Toad
Our most common amphibian in America, toads have no claws and no teeth. Their long sticky tongue grabs anything they can fit in their mouth. They have glands on their skin that make them taste very bad. You cannot get warts from handling a toad! NOTE: NOT AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS AT THIS TIME
Tiger Salamanders | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Tiger Salamanders
Once commonly found throughout North America, these amphibians are nocturnal. They consume a lot of insects in a single night.

The Invertebrates

Millipede | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Millipede
Millipedes may look scary but they are harmless!
Hissing Cockroaches | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Hissing Cockroaches
These insects perform the most important job in nature...they recycle! Their diet consists of dead leaves that they turn into soil. To avoid being eaten, they hiss like a snake and wear a 'snake-like' mask over their head. They are only found on the island of Madagascar.
Millipede | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Millipede
There is no animal in the world with more legs than a millipede. They have two pairs of legs on each segment...over 200 in all! They eat dead leaves and make soil. Don
Chilean Rose-haired Tarantula | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Chilean Rose-haired Tarantula
More bugs are consumed by spiders than any other type of predator. The Rosy Hair Tarantula comes from the dry regions of Chile. Their prickly hair makes them unpleasant to eat. !!!

The Birds

Our feathered friends only perform in an indoor venue!

Laughing Kookaburra | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Laughing Kookaburra
The laughing kookaburra is well known both as a symbol of Australia’s birdlife and as the inspirational “merry, merry king of the bush” from the children’s song. Native to the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia. Its beak can reach 4 inches (10 centimeters) long and is used to snatch a variety of invertebrates and small vertebrates, including the occasional snake. NOTE: "CHATTY KATHY" IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR MOBILE PARTIES. SHE IS AVAILABLE FOR JUNGLE ROOM EVENTS AND SOME MOBILE EVENTS.
Green-cheeked Amazon | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Green-cheeked Amazon
The Green-cheeked Amazon is a lovely, intelligent parrot that can live 70+ years! In the wild their natural habitat is the tropical lowlands of Mexico. These are social parrots that live in large flocks and are now considered endangered due, in part, to demand for exportation in the pet trade and also to habitat destruction. NOTE: "TESS" IS UNAVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS AT THIS TIME
Cockatiel | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Cockatiel
The smallest member of the Cockatoo family, these popular birds originally come from the bush lands of Australia. NOTE: OUR BIRDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR MOBILE BIRTHDAY PARTIES.

The Mammals

Peter the Rabbit | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Peter the Rabbit
So cute and cuddly, Peter is our lop-eared rabbit and a party favorite. He is available for most birthday parties and events. Rabbits are heat sensitive so Peter is not available for mobile events during the hottest times of the year.
Elsa | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Elsa
Elsa is our sweet and adorable guinea pig. She is just a baby and will be ready anytime now to be a guest at your event. They are gentle, social animals and are very vocal. They are not related to pigs but are part of the rodent family which makes them a relative of rats and mice.
Chinchilla | Nature Critter's Animal Presentations
Chinchilla
Chinchillas live high in the Andes mountain of South America at elevations above 18,000 feet. Their thick fur makes them the softest animals in the world. Because of this, our chinchillas cannot be used for programs in the summer months. Our chinchillas will be on vacation for the spring and summer - Look for their return this fall! NOTE: OUR CHINCHILLAS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS AGAIN.
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir