Creepy crawlies invaded Whittington

Whittington House nursing home in Cheltenham welcomed Georgie from ZooLab who brought a selection of exotic animals for us all to see.

The Residents and relatives gathered in the lounge where Georgie took us for a journey giving us a close look at animals from around the world. We began our journey with “Mike” the cockroach from Madagascar, a corn snake from America and a large African snail. There were some very brave residents who got very close to get a good view of Rosie a tarantula from Chile. She was described as being “very hairy but pretty”!? Our journey ended with an English animal ,Georgie’s pet rat “Rosie”, who was very friendly and she enjoyed the love and attention she received.

Georgie interacted very well with everyone, giving us lots of information which was interesting and we all learnt something too.

Animal Therapy is a very popular activity. It is good for Resident’s well- being, and helps to promote social interaction which helps to reduce the sense of isolation.

Whittington House Nursing Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire is a modern, purpose-built home and provides residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 66 people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Whittington House, or would like to speak to a member of our team, please contact us on 0808 223 5396 or

Whittington House

Home Manager

Lyndsey Dixon


58 Whittington Road,
GL51 6BL

0808 223 5396
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