The best way to prevent health issues is through education and willingness to learn about your animal's health. 

Page: Encounter Exotics- Derbyshire based animal encounters for parties

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June 2016

We added these gorgeous baby Duprasi girls and Barack the Agama to our performers list!

August/September 2016

We have started a facebook sale page for us to sell items for the charity, advertise animals for rehoming etc- Anyone can list items for sale on here, and we ask them to just make a donation when they sell anything! Have a look what's for sale HERE.

our partners

We work with several exotic pet care facilities to make sure each pet and species gets the best treatment.

Recommended local vets we use:


 We can and will take on any pets whose owners can no longer provide the care they need- no questions asked... find out more on the 'Rehoming' tab 

Encounter Exotics- Derbyshire based animal encounters for parties


 We provide a free source of advise and help regarding the care of such pets. Whilst we have over a decade of experience with unusual pets; we also have great ties with local organisations, vets and charities too.

Stay up to date with the day-to-day workings of the charity on facebook.


This exo terra vivarium was very kindly donated to us by local lady Alison Oxley- It's currently home to Twiggy and Bram- our Thai Giant Stick Insects (and all their babies!),who are very grateful as we always are for any donations of this type!

If you can't reach us, it is likely we'll be tending to the animals in our care- or out on an encounter. If we can't take the call (or you'd rather speak by email), please fill in our online form- and we will get back to you ASAP, usually within 1 day. 

Charity Report


Ever held a skunk?! or a snake? or a tarantula?! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet some of the animals we keep, up close and personal?! We can bring an array of exotic animals to your party, house, workplace or school, for a truly unforgettable experience!



Encounter Exotics is an exotic pet charity that is devoted to the medical care and treatment of unusual pets. We can provide a home, treatment, love and eventual rehousing (if possible) for animals that most shelters and charities won't help and give each animal the compassion they deserve. Encounter Exotics is dependant upon donations in order to keep going, but also offer education around our animals and exciting unique encounter opportunities for parties, weddings, schools...


In aid of EE and the Chesterfield Canal Trust, Our trustees Lee and Wenzdi manually towed the Dawn Rose canal barge 2 miles along a stretch of the canal- smashing the anticipated 2 hour pull time in 1 1/2 hours, and making history by being the first people to hand pull a barge all the way through a lock on the Chesterfield canal! Toby "helped" too, and is still the only skunk to fundraise for this cause!

April 2018

We had our application to the charity commission for England, Scotland and Wales approved, and are now officially a registered charity, reg. no. 1177818

Amongst many other requirements, we had to show an income of over £5000 per year from donations; so a MASSIVE "thank you!" to everyone who has donated over the past few years, and supported us, knowing the good we were doing, even before we were a 'registered charity'

Please click below if you'd like to make a donation- Any amount is GREATLY appreciated