I do not advise any animal lover to visit this farm park. We were absolutely shocked and upset by the horrific living conditions of some of the animals and their health.
In the small animal barn the domestic rats all appear to be suffering from sores and black crusted growths on their ears and noses, there was even 3 dead baby rats in the cage. It appears that the cage hasn't been cleaned out for a long time just clean bedding packed onto old. The Chickens looked in ill health and had runny noses and were even sneezing. The budgie was in a cage with a pile of droppings almost as high as its perch and again had obviously not been cleaned out for a long time as there was grass shoots about 3 inches long growing in the cage. The cockertiel's cage was as shocking with mold growing on its bordom breaker toys and the cage did not appear to have been cleaned out in a long time. The rabbits and Guinie Pigs looked depressed and just sat not moving, they had straw but no hay which is esential for a grazing animal being kept indoors. There are wild rats running riot out in the chicken enclosures, coming up to the front of the runs for food when the children were trying to feed the chickens. I understand that all farms have rats but this was alive with them and they did not appear to be frightened of humans. One of the chicken enclosures was awash with water and excrement, the chickens had no dried ground to stand in. Some of the goats looked malnurished, one of the pigs had an orange discharge from its eyes and the merecat enclosure looks like someone has dumped builders rubble in the enclosure for the merecats to live in.
There was one member of staff who appeared to really care for the animals, a young lad with learning disabilities, he was feeding the animals and knew all their names, he got the animls out for the children to pet and was doing the best job in a very poor situation. All the other members of staff were stood at the entrance drinking tea and chatting leaving this poor lad to do all the work on his own. The toilets were dirty with human waste and flooding onto the floor of the toilet.
We will never visit this park again, it was a treat day out for 4 young boys and should have been a great time. Its left us all feeling upset and distressed for the animals at the farm park.
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