Amazing alpacas, perfect ponies, tiny turtles and delightful donkeys - a visit to the National Pet Show

Redditch Standard 
By: Imogen Buller
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture  
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ALPACAS, giant snails, miniature horses, toads, tortoises and wolf dogs – these were just some of the amazing animals greeting guests at the National Pet Show in Birmingham.

On November 4 the show welcomed hundreds of different animals, animal action displays, expert talks, celebrity appearances and shopping on offer for animal fans of all ages.

The show featured an array of talks and lectures too, with advice for new pet owners and curious animal lovers – with some celebrity experts on hand to answer questions too.

A series of talks, book signings and storytelling were also enjoyed in the Ark, with a session each day to budding vets and vet nurses by Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick.

Youngsters learnt facts and how to handle animals ranging from hens and owls to mini beasts and dogs.

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