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Feeding the Animals

 

Feeding the Animals

At Whitehouse Farm Centre we pride ourselves on giving everyone the opportunity to interact and feed some of our animals.

As well as handling the animals you can feed some of our animals!*

*Animal food can be purchased for 50p a bag from the entrance gate and the gift shop.

 

You can feed Cow's, Sheep, Ponies, Llamas, Alpacas and Goats. (Beware as not paying attention our Greedy Goats may try & snatch the bag too!!) 

 

 

 

Pick an animal 

(See what can I feed?)

 

Open your hand into a FLAT hand to make it look like a dinner plate!!

(Very important to keep your hand flat as animals have teeth and we do not want them to  accidentally nibble your fingers thinking its food).

 

Get some animal food from your bag and place it on your flat hand.

(Don’t put your bag too close as greedy animals especially the goats will try to grab it!)

 

Extend your hand so the animal can use its soft furry lips and tongue to eat the food from your hand!

 

MOST IMPORTANT WASH YOUR HANDS!
(See Hand washing)

Hand Washing -  Why is it important and when should I wash hands?

Washing our hands is very important especially after feeding an animal. 

At Whitehouse Farm Centre we recommend you wash your hands with soap and running water after feeding an animal, handling an animal, before you eat, after using the toilet and again before you leave.

The recommended time to spend washing your hands is at least 15 seconds!! We all know children like to get back to having fun as soon as possible and they might just do a quick rinse. So it’s a good idea for grown ups  to wash hands at the same time to show your little ones how it's done properly. 

PLEASE NOTE:  ALCOHOL GEL IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A THOROUGH HAND WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED TO SANITIZE CLEAN HANDS.