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Pocket Pets

Fairbook pages 57- 58

POCKET PETS

DEPARTMENT 15

SUPERINTENDENT:

Josie Purcell

734-751-7865 (can text)spajosie@yahoo.com

Rules:

1.Exhibitors must read and follow General Rules and Livestock Department Rules. Exhibitor must follow all MDARD Animal Health Requirements as posted on Fair web site: www.oakfair.org. Call the Fair Office to obtain a copy of these requirements or go to www.michigan.gov/mda-exhibitorinfo.

2.FERRETS MUST SHOW PROOF OF CURRENT RABIES AND DISTEMPER SHOTS AT CHECK-IN.

3.Complete and send the current year Project Animal Certification/Care Form for your Pocket Pet with your Fair Entry Form. Animal Certification Form may be obtained from the web site:oakfair.org or the Fair Office. An entry in Pocket Pet Records is REQUIRED in order to receive premium money for any pocket pet class entered. Only current record forms picked up from the Fair Office or Fair web site:www.oakfair.org may be entered.Records must pertain to your current animal project.

4.Any animal that looks sick or in an undesirable show condition must be removed from the Fairgrounds.

5.All animals must be under the control of the exhibitor at all times and the exhibitor must show awareness of the correct procedures to show the animal.In the interest of safety, the Fair Board and the superintendent can have any uncontrollable animal removed.

6.Each exhibitor will bring in the pet in a secure, safe and clean cage on day of judging.Pocket Pets are to remain in their own secure cage.

7.Exhibitors must show their own pocket pets.

8.Exhibitors with time conflicts must check with superintendent on morning of judging by 9:30 am.

9.Any 5-7-year-old exhibitors registering for classes in Department 15 are ineligible to enter classes in Department 91, Division 15.

10.All Judge’s decisions are final.

For Premium Payout Information for all classes: see General Rules #17.

Special Needs:Youth having special needs must make arrangements with the Superintendent prior to the start of judging.

Records:Are REQUIRED to be eligible to receive premiums in Divisions 1-4 . Records are available at the Fair Office or web site:www.oakfair.org. Records must pertain to your current cat project.

Exhibit Projects Check-in Date:Pocket Pet Education, Pocket Pet Skills for Life and Records check in by noon on Judging Saturday in the Ellis Barn Exhibit Hall.

Pocket Pet Check-in:Saturday, July 7th at 9:45 am in the Companion Animal Tent.

Judging: Will begin at 10:00 am. Judging will be conducted in the Companion Animal Tent.

Placing: 1 through 6 Premiums. One set of ribbons per class, one set of rosettes per division and one trophy per division.Best of Show $5 for each division.

Animal Release:All pocket pets are to be removed immediately following the presentation of awards.

Best of Show Classes:

Do not pre-register for these classes.


DIVISION 1 - RODENTS

Class:

150101Hamsters, Gerbils

150102Mice, Rats

150103Guinea Pigs

150104All other Rodents

Best of Show

DIVISION 2- OTHER SMALL MAMMALS

Class:

150201Ferrets

150202Hedgehogs

150203All other

Best of Show

DIVISION 3- BIRDS

Class:

150301 Budgies, Parakeets

150302Lori and Lovebirds

150303 Finches and Canaries

150304Cockatiels and Cockatoos

150305Parrots and Conures

150306 Other

Best of Show

-DIVISION 4 REPTILES/AMPHIBIANS/FISH /OTHER

150401Snakes

150402Lizards

150403Turtles

150404Amphibians

150405Fishes

150406Other

Best of Show

DIVISION 5- RECORDS

Rules:

Absolutely no enhancements of records allowed.Submit record in a 3-hole page protector. Records are available at the Fair Office or the Fair web site:www.oakfair.org.

One set of records is mandatory for each animal exhibited, or for each group of animals in same exhibit (i.e. 6 snails in one exhibit would need 1 record form not 6).

Check-In: Must be delivered to Ellis Barn Exhibit Hall by noon Judging Saturday.

Class:

1505015-7 years old competitive

1505028-11 years old

15050312-14 years old

15050415-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 6- POCKET PETS EDUCATION ORSKILLS FOR LIFE

Rules:You do not have to own an animal to do this! Participation in other companion animal classes is not a pre-requisite for this division.Exhibitor may enter up to two different projects in this division.

Pocket Pets Education Exhibits

Tri-folds should contain information relating to a specific species area, e.g. housing, feed, diseases, breeds, consumer products, anatomy, uses, history, etc.Exhibitor may not display any animal or parts of an animal in their exhibit unless the Fair Board gives prior approval.(Clubs should see Club Exhibits for class descriptions and numbers.)

Pocket Pets Skills for Life: Project Book with completed activities for this year, along with an exhibit or display showing one activity or lesson identified in the completed activities.Project books are available at the 4-H Office.

Check-In: Ellis Barn Exhibit Hall by noon on Judging Saturday.

Class:

1506015-7 year olds competitive

1506028-11 year olds

15060312-14 year olds

15060415-19 year olds

Best of Show

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