Animal Parties
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Antelope Valley Farm Animals & Ponies

Having a Reptacular Animal Birthday Party is an excellent opportunity for children to handle a variety of animals, instead of merely looking at them in books. Children love meeting our animals in person!

Animal Party Packages

Please note that our Antelope Valley ranch does not service Santa Clarita. Please book Santa Clarita events through our Los Angeles ranch.

Any party package is also suitable for schools, camps, libraries, festivals, events, holidays, scouts, preschools, etc.

AV Special Petting Zoo – $200 $150

* MINI  PIG * MINI GOAT OR SHEEP * DUCKS * CHICKENS * BUNNIES * TORTOISE *

The barnyard has arrived! In this adorable petting zoo, the animals are miniatures in size but not heart. The AV Special Petting Zoo includes around 10 animals for an hour (you can always book extra time and see rates under “Party Add-ons”!). We set up a large pen (approximately 12×10 feet, but can adjust smaller if needed) and the children are free to come and go making new friends with all of our animals. Setup is ideally on grass, but you can add a tarp and hay/shaving for bedding for $25 if grass or dirt is not available. If zoo is booked for more than 1 hour, tarp add-on is required if setup is on cement. Tarp/hay makes even indoor gigs possible and clean! The client must provide at least partial shade for setup.

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Bunny Petting Zoo – $150 $125

If you’d like only bunnies to visit, we set up a bunny playpen with 6 bunnies and the children can come and go playing, feeding, and brushing all the bunnies. The price is for an hour and you can also have us stay longer so that the children can play with all their favorites again and again (for rates read “Party Add-ons” below)! (The $125 price is only available within 50 miles of us. Over 50 miles is $150 base plus applicable travel charge.)

Recommended space is around a 6×6 area just can adjust smaller if needed. Setup is ideally on grass, but you can add a tarp and hay/shaving for bedding for $10 if grass or dirt is not available. If zoo is booked for more than 1 hour, tarp add-on is required if setup is on cement. The client must provide at least partial shade for setup.

By popular request, we offer a few bunny petting zoo add-ons!
Tortoise & the Hare themed (very popular and adorable!) 3 tortoises of varying sizes for $25 extra
Guinea pigs & mini chickens (3 total) for $25 extra
3 extra bunnies for $25

Bunny Pen plus Tortoises Video

Spring Petting Zoo – $205 $180

This adorable petting zoo features a goat or a sheep, bunnies and chickens.  This package is available year-round and is unbelievably popular for Easter events.

Recommended space is around a 10×6 area just can adjust smaller if needed. Setup is ideally on grass, but you can add a tarp and hay/shaving for bedding for $10 if grass or dirt is not available. If zoo is booked for more than 1 hour, tarp add-on is required if setup is on cement. The client must provide at least partial shade for setup.

Mini Petting Zoo – $275  $225

*MINI DONKEY or BABY DONKEY or ALPACA * GOAT OR SHEEP * DUCKS * CHICKENS * RABBITS * TORTOISE *

The Mini Petting Zoo includes around 10 animals for an hour (you can always book extra time and see rates under “Party Add-ons”!). We set up a large pen (approximately 12×10 feet, but can adjust smaller if needed) and the children are free to come and go making new friends with all of our animals. Setup is ideally on grass, but you can add a tarp and hay/shaving for bedding for $25 if grass or dirt is not available. If zoo is booked for more than 1 hour, tarp add-on is required if setup is on cement. Tarp/hay makes even indoor gigs possible and clean! The client must provide at least partial shade for setup.

Petting Zoo Plus Up – $350 $310

*ALPACA or BABY DONKEY* MINI PIG * MINI GOAT * MINI SHEEP * DUCKS * CHICKENS * BUNNIES * TORTOISE *

The barnyard has arrived! In this adorable petting zoo, the animals are miniatures in size but not heart. The Petting Zoo Plus-Up includes around 12 animals for an hour (you can always book extra time and see rates under “Party Add-ons”!). Our petting zoo plus-up always includes a FREE assistant. We set up a large pen (approximately 12×10 feet, but can adjust smaller if needed) and the children are free to come and go making new friends with all of our animals. Setup is ideally on grass, but you can add a tarp and hay/shaving for bedding for $25 if grass or dirt is not available. If zoo is booked for more than 1 hour, tarp add-on is required if setup is on cement. Tarp/hay makes even indoor gigs possible and clean! The client must provide at least partial shade for setup.

Deluxe Miniature Petting Zoo – $500 $475

* ALPACA * MINI PIG * MINI DONKEY * MINI SHEEP * MINI GOAT* TORTOISE * BUNNIES * GUINEA PIGS *TURKEY*
and combo of DUCKS or CHICKENS*

Our highly requested Deluxe Miniature Petting Zoo has the most variety of animals you’ve ever seen in a petting zoo and comes at a fantastic price, of course!! With around 20 animals this package includes an alpaca, mini sheep & mini goat(s), ducks, chickens, bunnies, and a tortoise plus so much more! Meet one of our micro pot-bellied pigs, Bella or Wilbur. You might feed Lucy Goosie, the sweetest goose, or see one of the strangest looking (and sounding!) creatures, a guinea hen, who looks like a polka dotted turkey! Get kisses from our precious mini cow, Boomer! Gobble along with one of our turkeys while snuggling up to some adorable guinea pigs that are included in the bunny petting pen. Our Deluxe Miniature Petting Zoo also comes with more fencing (to accommodate more children at a time and more animals) plus we give you a FREE additional hour making this package for 2 hours (you can always book extra time and see rates under “Party Add-ons”!). Our deluxe petting zoo always includes a FREE assistant. Recommended space is around a 20×15 area just can adjust smaller if needed. If setup will be on cement, then client must add a tarp and hay/shavings for bedding for $50 extra if grass or dirt is not available. Tarp/hay makes even indoor gigs possible and clean! The client must provide at least partial shade for setup.

 

Pony Rides

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Cowboys and princesses alike love our pony rides! Reptacular Animals has wonderful ponies of varying sizes to meet your party or event’s age group. There’s a weight limit up to 100 pounds on our largest pony or we have smaller ponies available for the younger children. All children are given hand lead rides on the ponies by one of our spectacular entertainers. All children must be able to sit up and hold onto the saddle if riding alone otherwise an adult must help the child ride. We also offer super popular pony ride and petting zoo combos. And we do offer donkey rides at the same price as a pony. You may swap out a donkey for a pony, also.

# of PoniesZoo Add-onPriceTime Length# of Handlers
One*N/A$200 $150One hourOne
OneMini Zoo$275 $240One hourTwo
OnePlus Up Zoo$350 $275One hourTwo
OneDeluxe Zoo$550 $425Two hoursTwo
TwoN/A$250 $200One hourTwo
TwoMini Zoo$525 $375Two hoursThree
TwoPlus Up Zoo$550 $400Two hoursThree
TwoDeluxe Zoo$600 $475Two hoursThree

*The one pony solo package is only available within 30 miles of 93543. Our one pony package is ONLY AVAILABLE WITHIN 1 WEEK OF THE EVENT as limited availability depends if other pony packages aren’t already booked.*

** Please note that when booking a pony with a petting zoo, the pony replaces the large animal (Baby Donkey or Alpaca) that comes with the petting zoo. 

 

Want extra time? See rates below under “Add-ons!”

Special Pony Notes:
*Our pony trailer needs a minimum of 4 car lengths curbside parking in front of the event.
* If zoo setup will be on cement, then client must add a tarp and hay/shavings for bedding for $25 extra ($50 for deluxe) if grass or dirt is not available for gigs over 1 hour.
*Weight limit for pony rides is from 65-100 pounds depending on pony. Make sure to request pony for higher weight limits.

Pony Sweep

Having a big festival? Pony sweeps (like a real life pony carousel!) are a great option for lots of kids! The riders wear a seatbelt and ponies are attached to a big merry-go-round.

Four Pony Sweep – $550 for 2 hours with 2 handlers, each additional hour $150 ($50 off total if you book 4 hours or more!)

Six Pony Sweep – $950 for 4 hours with 2 handlers, each additional hour is $200 ($100 off total if you book 6 hours or more!)

Add a Third Sweep Handler – $75 for first 2 hours and $25 extra per additional hour on top of sweep rates.
*A third pony sweep handler allows for faster loading of kids onto ponies significantly reducing line wait time.*

Add a Miniature Petting Zoo (9-10 animals – no donkey or alpaca) for only $150 for the first two hours! Additional hours are an extra $50 per hour on top of sweep rates. **Add a mini pig into the petting zoo for only $25!**
*Comes with additional handler to run the petting zoo*

Add a Deluxe Miniature Petting Zoo (20 animals with pig & alpaca!) for only $300 for the first two hours! Additional hours are an extra $100 per hour on top of sweep rates.
*Comes with additional handler to run the petting zoo*

Special Sweep Notes:
*Close parking, unloading and setup is required
*Arrival for setup is usually 30-60 minutes ahead of time
*Weight limit is 65 pounds as usually these events have hundreds of riders (prevents ponies from tiring too quickly)
*Partial shade is mandatory
*For events 3 hours or longer, the sweep can have a 30 minute shutdown as a break for every 2 hours the ponies work (and/or a pony(ies) might be taken off the sweep while it’s running for a rest)
*Hot weather, concrete, and other conditions can make the ponies tire faster and need additional breaks

Cement setup: Grass or dirt setup is reccommended and easier on animals. If sweep has to be setup on cement, add $25 for shavings. If zoo setup will be on cement, then client must add a tarp and hay/shavings for bedding for $25 extra ($50 for deluxe zoo).

Travel Prices

Any travel within 30 miles of Littlerock, California is free. For travel pricing beyond 30 miles, please contact us.

Bilingual Programs

Bilingual programs in Spanish are available, ask for Jennifer. Presentaciones disponibles en espanol. Si desea una presentacion en espanol por favor llame a Jennifer al telefono 818-624-3476 si tiene alguna pregunta.

Discounts

We offer great discounts to repeat customers and to organizations booking multiple shows. Inquire within!

We strive to have very reasonable prices as well as the best party packages options out there! If cost is your only factor and if there is a less expensive company, we’d love your business. However we want you to to feel comfortable with the cost and confident in the wonderful value you will receive by chosing Reptacular Animals so shop around if you must. We might consider matching prices or coming close on a competitors comparable package, but ask that you respect our already low prices. Gas is expensive afterall!






Add-ons!

For a truly one-of-a-kind petting zoo, you can add the following onto a petting zoo!

Add an Assistant: $50 to add an assistant.

Extra Time: We can stay longer after any show. Extra time can be spent doing “open house” (extra turns visiting with the animals), photo ops with the “big stars,” or even dividing into smaller shows for large groups (especially great for preschools and camps). Extra time is the same rate for any package and we can do anything you’d like within the time. It’s $30 for an extra 15 minutes, $60 for an extra half hour, and $100 for each additional hour. If there is more than 1 handler, add an additional $25 per assistant per hour. For packages over 4 hours, we offer flat rate discounts.

Pocket Pets: Add 5 pocket pets of your choice for $25 (ex: Chinchillas, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Bunnies, etc.)

Parrots: One “big star” parrot for $25 or 5 parrots of various sizes including a “big star” parrot for $50 (standby option only for “big star” parrot).

 






Goodie Bags

goddie-bagReptacular Animals offers goodie bags themed to your party package! Each goodie bag comes with a Reptacular Animals coloring picture, 4 toys (themed to your specific party package), animal pencil, animal temporary tattoo, animal sticker, and 2 lollipops (can be omitted by request). At only $4 per bag, these fun souvenirs gifts are sure to be a hit at your party, too!






Event Planning Guidelines (Tips From The Pros)

How to have successful Reptacular Animals party!

We can do our animal shows indoors or outdoors. Park parties are welcome & we carry park insurance.

Before the Party

Parking (Petting Zoos): A close unloading spot is needed along with a close parking spot. We bring many heavy fences, animal containers and crates.

Parking (Pony Trailer): Our pony trailer needs a close place to park with no backing up or turning around required (please!). Please save a spot 4 car lengths long on a straight away. (The area in front of a typical house with driveways on either side is perfect!)

Park Parties: We perform at many parks all over the Greater Los Angeles area. However, it is our clients responsilbity to notify the park they will be having live animal entertainment. Some parks request a copy of our insurance and/or our business license and permits. We can easily provide copies of those. Some parks require an additional insured certificate with endorsement which costs $25. We’ve only had 2 parks (both in Orange County) require the additional insured certificate plus a “special wording” endorsement that costs $150 (ouch!). If our client chooses not to inform the park and that day the park will not allow Reptacular Animals to perform their hired package, the client is still responsible for the full payment to Reptacular Animals.

Shade (Petting Zoos): Please make sure that the petting zoo has at least partial shade. If there’s no shade, we might not be able to setup and the client would still be responsible for paying the entire balance.

Heat (Pony Rides): Especially in the summer, animals can overheat (and kids do, too). If it’s over 100 degrees at our ranch, that means the trailer is over 110 degrees inside and we cannot transport our animals in a life-threatening situation. However if you are “playing it by ear” with heat you must let Reptacular Animals know 24 in advance or by the Friday before if it’s a weekend party so you can get the entertainer’s number. In that case remember the deposit is non-refundable, but there are a few options the client has:

  1. Wait until it’s cooler in the day for the pony rides.
  2. Reschedule the pony rides for a different day. If you need to postpone, last minute postponing are permited a minimim of 4 hours before the event with the deposit applied to any reschedule within 90 days.
  3. Switch to a small petting zoo that can fit inside an air conditioned vehicle (goat, chickens, ducks, bunnies, tortoise – special pony ride substitution price of $150 for 1st hour).
  4. Switch to a different Reptacular Animals party package that be indoors based on availabilty that day.

Rain: We will be at your event rain or shine. Petting zoos just need shelter (a few rain drops are OK). We’ve done zoos in garages, partios, under pop-up tents, etc. Pony rides cannot take place in direct rain. A garage or other covered area is fine. Disclaimer: Wet conrete can be slippery for ponies so we reccomend a dry area to walk the pony rides. You must let us know by 4pm the Friday before your party (we are out of the office all weekend) if you need to cancel, postpone or worried about weather. However if you are “playing it by ear” with rain you must let Reptacular Animals know 24 in advance or by the Friday before if it’s a weekend party so you can get the entertainer’s number. If you need to postpone, last minute postponing are permited a minimim of 4 hours before the event (by calling your entertainer only, NOT the office) with the deposit applied to any reschedule within 30 days. You can also apply your deposit to a different package that can be accommodated indoors.

Stairs: Multiple stairs for setup for petting zoos and pony rides can be an issue. Please let us know if you have any stairs and we can consult on the best option. For lots of stairs, if we deem it possible, then there will be a surcharge as setup be much more time consuming.

Set Up: Our set up time takes about 10 minutes. It goes much faster if the guests can wait to be surprised by the animals until we’re ready to start. So, if you’re scheduled for 2pm, we’d arrive around 1:45 p.m. to set up (pony rides (with no petting zoo option) have quicker setup so they usually arrive just a few minutes early).

Insurance: We carry $2 million dollar liability insurance and can provide a copy if requested. Some organizations require to be added as an additional insured – which is no problem – but our insurance company charges an extra fee.

Animal Safety: Our animals are well-cared for and are used to being around children. However, if one is having an “off day,” (just like people do), we will hold it back. We don’t force our animals to perform.

Deposit: To book a show with us, a deposit by credit card, check, or PayPal is required. The deposit is non-refundable, but will still apply if the reservation needs to be rescheduled, postponed, or switched to a different animal package up to 1 week prior to the date. Any changes within 1 week of the event will only have the deposit credited to a future event if changes were due to rain or heat. All deposit credits must be used within 30 days of the original event date.

Credit Cards: If you would like to pay the balance by credit card there’s a 3% charge and payment must be made at least 24 hours prior to the event or by the Friday before if it’s on the weekend. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We cannot accept credit cards on location; payment in cash or check is due the day of the event. To charge the balance on a credit card after the event, there is a $5 service fee in addition to the 3%.

Cancellation: If a cancellation notice is not given at least 6 hours before the event and the entertainer arrives, the full balance of the show will need to be paid. If the full balance is not paid, it will be charged to the deposit holder’s credit card or will be pursued legally. The client agrees to these terms by making a reservation. The client will also have to pay for any fees associated with collecting full payment.

During the Party

Birthday Child: We start the presentation by having everyone sing a warm, Reptacular Animals “Happy Birthday” to the birthday child(ren). They can also be the first with everything.

Food: We always remind the children to wash their hands after handling the animals. We do carry hand sanitizer, but soap and water is still the best.

Supervision (Petting Zoos): Please make sure to supervise younger children around the animals. They sometimes can be a little rough.

Supervision (Pony Rides): The pony handler is in charge of the pony, not the kids. If a child is not able to safely ride alone, an adult is needed to help the child.

After the Party

Clean Up: We always clean up after our animals. Setup is ideally on grass to make it easier on the animals and cleanup is super easy. If grass is not possible, there will be minimal “evidence” from our petting zoo that a light hosing down can 100% remove. Or you can choose add a tarp with hay/shavings for bedding as then “no evidence” of the animals will be left – we roll it up and dispose of it for you!

Gratuity: Gratuity is not included in the fee. Everyone sincerely appreciates your gratuity for a job well done and 10-20% is customary.

Payment (Private Events): If you haven’t paid prior to the party, cash or check payment is due the day of the event. The full balance should be paid by the day of the event. If for some reason that doesn’t happen, then payment must be made by the following business day. After one business day, there will be a $10 fee per week of us waiting to receive full payment. Any amount not paid in full within 30 days is subject to additional interest, penalties, collection fees, and/or additional court fees. By using our services, the client agrees to these terms.

Payment (Corporate / Agency Events): Sometimes organizations have to wait on a check so payment is not ready on the day of the event. There is a 7 day grace period for payment. After one week, there will be a $10 fee per week of us waiting to receive full payment. Any amount not paid in full within 60 days is subject to additional interest, penalties, collection fees, and/or additional court fees. By using our services, the organization agrees to these terms.

Returned Check Policy: Reptacular Animals is happy to offer the privilege of accepting a check payment the day of the show. Any returned check is subject to a $25.00 collection fee plus a $10.00 insufficient funds fee when returned check happens initially. If Reptacular Animals has a credit card on file, Reptacular Animals is authorized to run the returned check amount plus fee on that credit card. If payment is not resolved immediately, there will be a $10 fee added on per week from the original event date. Any amount not paid in full within 30 days is subject to additional interest, penalties, collection fees, and/or additional court fees. By writing a check the day of the show, the check writer agrees to these terms.

Return/Refund Policy: There are no refunds or discounts eligible after services are rendered. By allowing Reptacular Animals to perform/setup, you are waiving any right to a discount or refund and will be responsible for paying the entire balance.

Goodbye: If you have not booked us to stay for additional time, we do leave promptly since we often have multiple parties to attend. Happily for us, animal parties are very popular.






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