Do you have a guest who loves animals? Perhaps they chose your homestay for that fantastic pic of your pudgy pooch? Well, even if you don’t, a trip to the pet shop is a free way to observe some of the local pets on offer.
Not everyone has seen a green tree frog, or king quail, or cockatoo (mind your fingers!) It certainly costs less, and requires less effort than a trip to the zoo! You’re possibly headed there anyway to pick up something for the furry family member so invite your guest along.
I’ve been to pet shops in other countries where it’s normal to take home a pet monkey! It might surprise you what impresses a guest and, with you as their guide they will have more insight than going alone. Time to feel like a kid in a (pet) store again!