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Animal Visit Care Home With Snaketortoise on animal visitsnake visiting lady in care homeWe offer animal visits for care homes with the emphasis on allowing the residents to meet all the animals close up, and have the opportunity to hold and stroke them.

This is a fantastic, therapeutic animal activity for elderly residents in nursing homes, dementia patients and people with physical or learning disabilities. Residents usually meet six or seven animals during an hour long session. Our animals include familiar, fluffy creatures such as rabbits and guinea pigs, and we also bring along some of our more unusual friends, which include our lizards, snake and minibeasts.     

Take a look at some of our animals to see who might be visiting you.

Here you can see an article from Care Industry News which will give you an insight in to one of our previous care home visits.

Our presenter will visit each resident in turn with each animal, answering any questions and sharing their knowledge, whilst encouraging and supervising the handling.  If it is more suited to you, we can run a presentation, usually an hour long, during which the residents will still have the chance to hold the animals. This is a fantastic care home activity, and can be a very sensory and calming experience when residents are given chance to interact with the animals.  

Alex care home snakeOur animal visits have received a great response in nursing homes; residents enjoy holding the snake, which for many is a first time experience, and many stories are told, especially if residents meet the rabbit or tortoise, as people remember their own previous experiences with animals.  Even our giant creepy crawlies have triggered memories of time spent abroad!

 Animal Assisted Therapy is increasingly being used to help people with various health problems including depression, communication problems and cardiovascular disesase. 

 Interaction with animals has been shown to help reduce blood pressure, release endorphins and encourage people to communicate.  Lion Learners provide Animal Assisted Activities which allow people to experience the benefits of interacting with animals in a social setting, although we are happy to work with people individually.padfoot rabbit

We do not require too much space, and do not need you to provide us with anything for the visit, other than an electric socket.  We do not leave any mess behind!  

For prices please visit our prices page.  From time to time we have special offers for care homes.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you wish to be kept up to date with these.

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Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

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