There’s something about feeding little animals that attracts kids, especially mine. Whenever we tell them that we’re going to go feed the rabbits, goats, fish, turtles… whatever, they jump for joy.
Elly has been asking to go feed some rabbits, so I was really excited when I heard from my sis-in-law that we can feed rabbits at Farmart Centre’s Animal Corner.
Although it is quite a small and rugged area of the farm, the children went wild when they realised that there were little animals for them to feed at the Animal Corner. Yes, that’s how much they love to feed animals.
Elly had her wish of feeding the rabbits.
Besides rabbits, there are other animals for visitors to feed.
Such as guinea pigs.
You can even feed the parrots!
Talking about parrots, there is another area near the prawning ponds, where lots of parrots are on display for visitors to touch, hold and photograph.
Zac and Jay were thrilled to get an experience of having a parrot on their hands. Just look at the smile on Jay’s face.
The parrots are colourful and really cute.
It was a lovely 2 hours of animals-feeding, animals-watching and parrots-holding experience.
The kids did not leave the place empty-handed though. They happily brought back a small tank of tadpoles for only $4, to continue the rural experience at home.
So, now we have some new pets at home… tadpoles.
Everyday, the boys will be staring into the tank observing the tadpoles, and getting excited when they spot one or two with legs growing. They can’t wait for them to turn into frogs.
And one fine day, Jay excitedly squealed that one of their little tadpoles has turned into a frog! Everyone scurried over to take a look. True enough, the little frog was there, standing very still on a leaf.
Here’s a close-up of our little froggy friend.
We were advised by the farmer at Farmart Centre to release the frogs once the tadpoles have turned into frogs.
Unfortunately, our little frog died before we had a chance to release it. The other tadpoles did not survive too, although the farmer had told us that they would turn into frogs in about 2 to 3 weeks. So that was quite a disappointment for the kids.
But if you ask them, they still want to go to the farm again, just so that they can get to feed some animals and buy some more tadpoles.
Is that the result of urbanisation? Kids deprived of rural experiences?
If you’re looking for some rural experience for your kids, or just want to feed some rabbits, or buy some tadpoles, this is one place where you can check out.
Add: 67 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699008
More info here.