Something fishy’s going on

Pets At Home reptile workshops
Pets At Home reptile workshops

There’s something fishy going on during the February half term holiday at Pets At Home in Hemel Hempstead.

The London Road petstore is holding a My Pet Pals Activity Club from Monday, February 16 through to Sunday, February 22.

Did you know that snakes and lizards make up the largest number of different reptiles? This is just one of the interesting, fun facts that little ones can learn during the club sessions, which will involve Pets At Home staff sharing their knowledge on all things fishy and scaled.

Those taking part will learn about different types of fish and reptiles, as well as receiving valuable information and advice any budding pet owner needs to know before taking on the responsibility of a pet, such as what they eat, how to feed them and how each animal has their own unique needs.

From freshwater and tropical fish, to bearded dragons and leopard geckos, the children of Hemel Hempstead will get to meet and greet all types scaly sorts at the store.

Store manager Gerald John McDermott said: “Fish and reptiles make extremely rewarding pets, especially for older children.

“ The free workshops are a chance for the pet lovers of Hemel Hempstead to engage with our colleagues who will to offer tips and advice on pet care, whilst making the workshops fun and interactive.

“To make sure the children get the chance to be as hands-on as possible, they’ll also be given the chance to meet the stars of the workshops.”

After completing the workshops, each child will receive a certificate and sticker, along with a pet promise card in which they make their pledge to look after any pet they have according to the five welfare needs. Each child will also get the chance to enter the store’s colouring competition.

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