Your son or daughter's birthday party is coming up and you really want to do something very special this time around. Up to this point, you have pretty much done the normal birthday parties. But now you are ready to take things to the next level. There are many different ways that you can do this, but if your son or daughter really likes animals, we highly recommend that you book a petting zoo. Just think about it for a minute. All of the kids at the party will actually be able to interact with live animals. They won't know what to do with themselves and truly, they won't believe their eyes when they see all of the animals. What a unique experience. But while the concept is an amazing one, we do warn you about one thing. You need to make sure that you hire a reputable company because you want to make sure that everything goes well especially with children involved. So, in order to make sure that all does indeed go well, you need to start seeking out a number of candidates in the Columbus area. You also need to have a copy of this guide with you when you start to interview the candidates that you come up with. We have included some tips and questions that will be invaluable as you hone in on your final decision.
But before you check out any candidates, you obviously need to gather a few together to consider. So, with that in mind, we have a few avenues that we believe are the very best that you could pursue in terms of finding quality candidates. First of all, you can never go wrong by trying to harness the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “mobile petting zoos in the Columbus area.” Once you have entered this search, you should see a number of results to check out. Take your time and thoroughly evaluate each candidate and when you see one that you really like, jot down the name and contact information. You also want to ask your family, friends and coworkers if they have ever rented a petting zoo or visited a party where they had one. By now you should have a number of candidates to interview. Call up each one and see if they would be available on the day of the birthday party. If they will, ask then for a date and time to be interviewed.
There are some definite things you need to know about bringing a petting zoo to your home. Again, keep in mind that these are live animals and you want to make sure you are going to be dealing with a company that knows what they are doing. Find out who will clean up after the animals once they are all gone. The answer you are looking for is that they will clean up any mess and that you would not even know they were there. Are they licensed and insured? This is for your protection. How will children be able to interact with the animals. Will they be instructed on what they can do and what they cannot do? Will feeding be allowed? What about petting? Obtain some references and check with them.
How much space will be needed for the petting zoo? How long does it take to setup? Will your yard be altered in any way? What types of animals will be coming? Are all of the animals vaccinated? What do you need to provide? How much will it cost? Is the cost by the hour? Once you gather all of the answers to these questions, go home and do a side by side comparison. At this point, it should become clear which petting farm is the perfect fit for your birthday party.