Department I - 4-H
Division P - Small Animal Products and Pocket Pets

​Superintendent: Chris Allen and Rebekkah Allen 360-273-8144
chrisandrebekkah@wildblue.net
(Pet rats, hamsters, gerbils, mice, reptiles, birds, and exotics)

  1. Animals entered in this class will be exhibited in the Peterson Barn and/or 4-H Still Life Building, Sharp Building depending on the environmental needs of the animal.
  2. Exhibitors will provide their own escape-proof cages, aquariums, or containers for animals being exhibited.
  3. Each exhibit must provide an educational poster about their project animal. Posters may be entered under Educational Displays.
  4. Fair spectators are not allowed to handle the animals in this division. Animals will be handled by exhibitors only as necessary to care for the animals and to participate in fitting & showing.
  5. Cages and pens should be free of manure at all times. They should be cleaned out daily, before the fair opens at 10am, and new bedding applied. The area around the cages will be kept free of manure and bedding, cleaned and swept. All equipment must be stored safely and used in a safe manner.
  6. Each 4-H member exhibiting in this class will be responsible for herdsmanship shifts in the building/barn where their animal is housed. These shifts will be scheduled by the Superintendent in charge of the building/barn housing the animals.
  7. Entries for Small Animals must be preregistered at the WSU Extension Office by July 1st. Superintendent reserves the right to limit small animal entries to one exhibit per youth if necessary due to space constraints.
  8. Youth must be enrolled in the 4-H Self-Determined Animal Project, Explore the World of Small Animals, or Pets Project by May 1 to exhibit in the Small Animal Division.

CLASS 1 – SMALL ANIMAL FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White - 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CLASS 2 – SMALL ANIMAL EXHIBIT
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

LOT

  1. Reptile
  2. Amphibian
  3. Bird
  4. Fish
  5. Mammal
  6. Other

CLASS 3 – EQUIPMENT
Points – Simple: Blue-10, Red-8, White-6
Points - Complex: Blue-20, Red-15, White-10

LOT

  1. Carry Case
  2. Feeder
  3. Cage
  4. Other

CLASS 4 – SMALL ANIMAL/POCKET PETS KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior