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CUSTOM BOBBLEHEADS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQ's
Q: WHY CHOOSE US OVER OUR COMPETITORS
1. Unlike our competitors, we DO NOT use Polymer Clay to sculpt our bobbleheads. Polymer Clay is a cheap, low-quality, pre-colored sculpting material which, under normal conditions, starts drying out and cracking within a year or so of being sculpted. Our bobbleheads are handcrafted with 100% Polyresin material which is a high-quality resin compound generally used for statues, figurines, and decorative furniture.
2. Our design quality, professional craftsmanship and detailed finishing are second to none, the best in the industry and trusted by large corporations here in the United Stated and around the world
3. Lowest price, most sales and best customer satisfaction of any bobblehead company on Etsy
4. You don’t have to pay extra to make the head bobble. It’s a bobblehead after all
5. Fully insured Express shipping and door-to-door delivery
6. Price Match Guarantee. We'll beat the bobblehead off of any competitor out there! Simply contact us if you happen to find a lower price and we'll match it - Guaranteed!
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF WHAT MAKES US THE BEST CHOICE
1. UNLIKE OUR COMPETITORS, WE DO NOT USE POLYMER CLAY MATERIAL. OUR BOBBLEHEADS ARE 100% HIGH-QUALITY POLYRESIN
Our bobbleheads are handcrafted with 100% Polyresin material. Polyresin is a resin compound generally used for statues, figurines, and decorative furniture. This material could be painted with any color you desire. If needed, the color tone could be easily adjusted at any time during the painting design phase.
Most of the other companies use Polymer Clay which, besides being a cheaper and low-quality sculpting material, it has a pre-defined color and texture similar to those of kids’ play-dough. Please read carefully their coloring and finishing disclaimers and you will realize that once the sculpting process is started with a given color, the final color tone is pretty much locked – skin or any other color changes cannot be made. Furthermore, just like kids’ play-dough, the fingerprints of the sculptor will be shown all over the finished product. This fact is also mentioned in our competitors’ product disclaimers. Please read them carefully and choose wisely.
Please visit our Video Library and Head & Body Proof Image Gallery at https://mycustombobblehead.com/pages/videos to browse hundreds of sample head and body proofs for your visual reference and as a sneak peek of the amazing sculpting process you will be part of.
2. THE DESIGN QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DETAILED FINISHING OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE SECOND TO NONE, THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY AND TRUSTED BY LARGE CORPORATIONS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES & AROUND THE WORLD
If you have taken the time to look at other companies’ product offerings, you may have noticed something very obvious – even for the untrained eye – their products look as though they are the result of a middle school play-dough art project. I don’t know about you, but if I’m paying a substantial amount of money for a personalized bobblehead, my expectation is to have professional sculptors, with decades of experience, work on my design. Please visit our Video Library and Head & Body Proof Image Gallery at https://mycustombobblehead.com/pages/videos to browse hundreds of sample head and body proofs for your visual reference and as a sneak peek of the amazing sculpting process you will be part of.
We are the Number 1 Personalized Bobblehead, Custom Action Figure & Cake Topper Manufacturer with hundreds of thousands of designs sold worldwide.
Our products are sold all over the world and have been featured in Magazines and TV. Our Custom Bobbleheads have been featured on ESPN – Orange Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinals and named Best NCAA Bowl Game Gift of 2018 by Sports Illustrated Magazine. We rank number 1 in Google under the search keyword “Best Custom Bobbleheads”
3. LOWEST PRICE, MOST SALES AND THE BEST CUSTOMER SATISFACTION OF ANY BOBBLEHEAD COMPANY ON ETSY.
We are the Bobblehead company that has the most sales by far and an unbeatable 5-star rating record on Etsy. Please take a moment to read our customers’ reviews and see what they had to say about their positive purchase experience with us.
Because of the high volume of orders we receive not only through Etsy, but from other marketplaces around the world, it allows us to set our pricing to be very competitive and the lowest in the industry - period.
Please compare us! If you find a lower Total Sales Price on an identical handcrafted single/double pre-made/fully customized product, please contact us via the "Contact the Shop Owner" or "Request Custom Order" sections and provide us with the link to the competitor's web site for our review and consideration. For additional information, please see or “Price Match Guarantee – We will not be undersold” section.
4. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY EXTRA TO MAKE THE HEAD BOBBLE OR TO "ENHANCE THE RESEMBLANCE"
Unlike other bobblehead companies, we do not have any hidden fees or additional payments required to make what it’s supposed to be the nature of bobblehead – a bobble head!
Their enticing pricing advertisement does not make any reference to the extra cost you would have to endure to make the head movable. Our pricing, which by the way is much lower than theirs, includes both options – static and bobbly heads. You decide what kind of head type you would like us to design at no extra cost to you!
There are "companies" out there offering to upgrade the order to have the sculpting done by, what they call, a "master" to enhance the resemblance. Well, that says it all, doesn't it? So who else is sculpting the products? I don’t know about you, but if I’m paying a substantial amount of money for a personalized bobblehead, my expectation is to have professional sculptors, with decades of experience, work on my design - not an apprentice.
5. FULLY INSURED EXPRESS SHIPPING & DOOR-TO-DOOR DELIVERY
Our products are fully insured against any mishandling during shipment. Due to the fragile nature of the product, we use a worldwide white glove, door-to-door and signature required shipping carrier. Although this is very uncommon, accidents happen during transit. If for any circumstance, the product arrives damaged we will replace and ship it free of charge. Unlike other bobblehead companies, we create a mold template of your design during the second phase of the design process. If needed, we could simply refill the mold and have an identical copy of your approved design ready to be shipped within days.
6. PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE - WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!
If you find a lower Total Sales Price on an identical handcrafted single/double pre-made/fully customized product, please contact us via the "Contact the Shop Owner" or "Request Custom Order" sections and provide us with the link to the competitor's web site for our review and consideration. We'll beat the bobblehead off of any competitor out there!
Please note that the Total Sales Price of the competitor must be based on the same personalization options you are interested in purchasing from us. This includes but it is not limited to the following: product size, color customization, logo, prop and accessory additions, and shipping cost. For additional details and restrictions, please visit the Shipping & Policies section at https://goo. gl/BCJ3ZU
Q: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "PRE-MADE BODY AND POSE" AND "FULLY CUSTOMIZED" DESIGNS?
A: We have thousands of pre-made bodies and poses you could choose from. Pre-made designs allow you to fully personalize the head, outfit colors and logos. Please note that pre-made designs are based on mold templates and therefore no structural changes can be made on them.
On the other hand, fully customized designs allow you to fully personalize the body structures, poses and clothing styles – everything on the bobblehead from head to toes. Please note that the fully customization design option does not include the addition of props of any size for free. Please contact us to get a quote if you are interested in including a prop as part of your design.
Q: I DON'T SEE ANY PRE-MADE STYLE I LIKE, MAY I ORDER A FULLY PERSONALIZED BOBBLEHEAD?
A: Of course you may! Simply go to the single/double Fully Customized product page(s), add it/them to your shopping cart.
- Single: https://goo.gl/RntDFN
- Double: https://goo.gl/ciyyIJ
Q: WHEN & HOW DO I SUBMIT MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
A: Upon placing your order, you will receive an Order Confirmation email message along with a personalization questionnaire and detail instructions as to how and where to send us your photographs. In summary, we will need 1 direct front head shot. Side and back head shots are optional.
Q: WHAT CAN I DO IF I DO NOT HAVE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH THE HAIR DO(S) AND/OR OUTFIT(S) I LIKE FOR MY BOBBLEHEAD(S)?
A: We welcome images of outfits, hair styles, poses and/or props you could find on the Internet.
Q: HOW MANY CHANGES/REVISIONS MAY I MAKE IF I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH THE PROOFS?
A: Your satisfaction is our commitment! Unlike other retailers out there, we offer you unlimited revisions at no extra cost. This, among many other things, sets us apart from the rest. We do want you to be happy with your purchase and we believe it is our responsibility to make it happen.
SCULPTING MATERIALS & METHODS
Q: WHAT TYPE OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE?
A: Our bobbleheads are made 100% polyresin material and embellished with non-toxic paints and decorative details. Polyresin is a resin compound generally used for statues, figurines, and decorative furniture. It is a sturdy material that can be intricately molded, allowing a great level of detail with consistent texture. Additives can be incorporated into the compound to enhance the material's strength, reduce its weight, add heat stability, and facilitate the application of decorative effects.
Q: WHAT SIZE & WEIGHT ARE THE BOBBLEHEADS?
A: Depending on the design you choose, our pre-made Bobblehead designs measure between 5. 5 and 7 inches in height and weigh about 1 lb. Fully customized designs could measure up to 16 inches in height
Q: DO THE HEADS BOBBLE?
A: Of course they do! They are bobbleheads! Unlike other companies, we do not charge extra to make the heads bobble. As you fill out the personalization questionnaire, you will have the option to select the head type you prefer on your design.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Depending on the head accessories or style and length of the hair you request to be sculpted based on the provided photographs, the movement of the bobbly head type design may be limited.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FROM THE TIME I PLACE THE ORDER TO THE DELIVERY OF MY BOBBLEHEAD?
A: The design process takes approximately from 4 to 6 weeks to be completed plus 2-3 additional business days for delivery. Unless you purchase the Rush Design Order AddOn option or otherwise agree with your Account Manager, you should expect to have the final product delivered in approximately 7 weeks. Please note that this is simply an estimated timeline since the more revisions you request to be made during the proofing stages, the longer the design process will be. The above estimated timeline assumes only 1 revision request throughout the entire design process. This applies to both Standard and Rush orders.
Q: HOW ARE THE BOBBLEHEADS PACKAGED & SHIPPED?
A: All our bobbleheads are carefully and securely packaged for their protection and your 100% satisfaction. For Standard shipped products, we will use DHL as the preferred transportation carrier.
Q: HOW'S THE SHIPPING COST CALCULATED?
A: We offer FREE shipping to all orders to be delivered in the United States and a low flat shipping rate for International deliveries which will be clearly specified on the Shopping Bag page.
Q: DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
A: Yes, we do! We ship worldwide.
Please note that import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US, please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HAVE A BOBBLEHEAD MADE?
A: The cost of a bobblehead varies depending on the level of customization you would like. If you select from any of our pre-made styles, the cost is significantly lower than if you choose to purchase a fully customized bobblehead. There is also cost involved for optional accessories and props such as glasses, hats, logos, tattoos, personalized bases, name plates, engraving, etc.
Q: I LIKE THE POSE OF GIVEN A PRE-MADE BOBBLEHEAD, MAY I CHANGE THE CLOTHING STYLE?
A: No. Pre-made designs allow you to fully personalize the head, outfit colors and logos only. Please note that pre-made designs are based on mold templates and therefore no structural changes can be made on them.
On the other hand, fully customized designs allow you to fully personalize the body structures, poses, clothing styles, etc – everything from head to toes.
Q: I LIKE A PRE-MADE STYLE YOU OFFER, BUT I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MINOR CHANGE. HOW MUCH EXTRA COST WOULD THAT BE?
A: That would depend of the extent of the modification. For an exact quote, please contact us prior to placing your order.
Q: DO YOU PROVIDE CUSTOM QUOTES PRIOR TO ORDERING?
A: Yes, we do. Please feel free to email us at any time with your questions and/or comments. We will be more than happy to provide you with an estimated cost of your desired bobblehead design.
Q: DO YOU PROVIDE VOLUME / BULK DISCOUNTS FOR MULTI-BOBBLEHEAD ORDERS?
A:Yes, we do. We have special discount offers for mid and large orders. Please contact us and provide us with the following information:
1. Design(s) you are interested in purchasing
2. Total count of bobbleheads
3. Delivery country including zip / postal code
4. Expected delivery date
3D CRYSTAL- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQ's
Q: WHAT TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPH DO I NEED TO PROVIDE?
A: We require a high resolution photograph at least 1,920 pixels in width. The higher the resolution and picture file quality of the photograph, the better the quality of the finished lasered image will be. Our professional designers will review the photograph you submit and let you know whether or not it meets our Photograph Guidelines.
Nowadays, smart phones are capable of taking high resolution photographs with following specification:
K Ultra HD: 3840 x 2160 pxieks - 4K, Ultra HD, 4K Ultra HD
2K: 2560 x 1440 pxieks - 2K
1080p: 1920 x 1080 pxieks - Full HD, FHD, HD High Definition
720p: 1280 x 720 pxieks - HD, High Definition (Not Recommended)
Q: WILL THE BACKGROUND OBJECTS / SCENERY SHOWN IN MY PHOTOGRAPH BE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE 3D CRYSTAL?
A: No. The background objects and/or scenery shown in photographs with also people in it will be removed from the rendering. The advertised 3D Crystal price does not include the laser engraving of the background and/or scenery of any kind. If you would like to include background and/or scenery in the laser engraving as well, please contact us first so that we could provide you with the corresponding quote.
Q: WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE 3D CRYSTAL PURCHASE?
A: Our professional work includes the cropping of your photograph, its 3D rending with state-of-the-art software , laser engraving of the 3D Crystal of your choice and a beautiful gift box. For an additional fee, you have the option to include a beautiful USB-powered LED lighted wooden base.
Please take a moment to watch our Photograph Rendering & 3D Crystal Laser Engraving process video by visiting: youtu.be/0b8fAmPR808
Q: WHAT 3D CRYSTAL SHAPES DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE?
A: Please find below the list of the available 3D Crystal shapes, sizes and the corresponding number of people who could be accommodated in each of the options:
Fits: 1 person
Dimensions: 2. 36” width x 1.97” height x 1.18” depth - 6.0 width x 5.0 height x 3.0 depth cm - Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 & 4 people
Dimensions: 3.54” width x 3.15” height x 1.57” depth - 9.0 width x 8.0 height x 4.0 depth cm - Weight: 1.37 lbs.
Fits: 1 person
Dimensions: 2.17” width x 1.77” height x 1.18” depth - 5.5 width x 4.5 height x 3.0 depth cm - Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Fits: 1, & 2 people
Dimensions: 3.15” width x 2.36” height x 1.18” depth - 8.0 width x 6.0 height x 3.0 depth cm - Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 people
Dimensions: 2.36” width x 1.57” height x 1.57” depth - 6.0 width x 4.0 height x 4.0 depth cm - Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 & 4 people
Dimensions: 3.15” width x 1. 97” height x 1.97” depth - 8.0 width x 5.0 height x 5.0 depth cm - Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 & 4 people
Dimensions: 3.54” width x 2.36” height x 2.36” depth - 9.0 width x 6.0 height x 6.0 depth cm - Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 & 4 people
Dimensions: 4.72” width x 3.15” height x 2.36” depth - 12.0 width x 8.0 height x 6.0 depth cm - Weight: 3.15 lbs.
Fits: 1 person
Dimensions: 2.17” height x 1.77” width x 1.18” depth - 5.5 height x 4.5 width x 3.0 depth cm - Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Fits: 1, & 2 people
Dimensions: 2.36” height x 1.57” width x 1.57” depth - 6.0 height x 4.0 width x 4.0 depth cm - Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 people
Dimensions: 3.15” height x 2.36” width x 1. 18” depth - 8.0 height x 6.0 width x 3.0 depth cm - Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 & 4 people
Dimensions: 3.15” height x 1.97” width x 1.97” depth - 8.0 height x 5.0 width x 5.0 depth cm - Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 & 4 people
Dimensions: 3.54” height x 2.36” width x 2.36” depth - 9.0 height x 6.0 width x 6.0 depth cm - Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 & 4 people
Dimensions: 4.72” height x 3.15” width x 2.36” depth - 12.0 height x 8.0 width x 6.0 depth cm - Weight: 3.15 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 & 4 people
Dimensions: 6.5” height x 3.94” width x 1.97” depth - 16.5 height x 10.0 width x 5.0 depth cm - Weight: 7.05 lbs.
Fits: 1, 2, 3 people
Dimensions: .36” height x 2.36” width x 2.36” depth - 6. 0 height x 6.0 width x 6.0 depth cm - Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FROM THE TIME THE ORDER IS PLACED TO THE DELIVERY OF MY 3D CRYSTAL?
A: Once you provide us with a high resolution photograph which meets our Photograph Guidelines, we could start the 3D rendering and lasering process within 24 hours. The 3D photograph rendering and laser engraving processes could take approximately up to 5-8 business days. Once this design phase is completed, we will securely package the 3D Crystal in a gift box and schedule the package pickup. Once in transit, the delivery timeline is approximately 5-7 business days.
In short, the turnaround time is approximately 2 weeks from the date you provide us with the high resolution photograph, we review and approve it for 3D rendering and lasering.
Q: HOW ARE THE 3D CRYSTALS PACKAGED AND SHIPPED?
A: All our 3D Crystal products are carefully and securely packaged inside a gift box for their protection and your 100% satisfaction. For Standard shipped products, we will use FedEx as the preferred transportation carrier.
Q: HOW'S THE SHIPPING COST CALCULATED?
A: We offer FREE worldwide Standard shipping.
Q: DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
A: Yes, we do! We ship worldwide. Please note that import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US, please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR RETURN POLICY?
A: Due to the personalized nature of our products, once the design process has been started, the order cannot be cancelled or refunded. There will not be any exceptions made as there is cost associated with every single phase of the design process.
We do reserve the right to refuse or cancel an order for any reason and at any time including limitations on quantities available for purchase, inaccuracies, or errors in product or pricing information, or lack of clear and timely communication and/or refusal to provide additional revision details during the design proofing stages. For additional information, please visit the Shipping & Policies section
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Dachshund Bobble Head Figurine Day
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For Dachshund Bobble Head Statue Day, Google has prepared an adorable interactive doodle in the form of a toy dog that sits on the dashboard of a moving car and follows the movement of the mouse with its eyes.
Google's interactive doodle celebrates not only head nodding dog figurines, but also the history of the Dachshund breed that inspired this popular car accessory. According to some theories of historians, the ancestors of dachshunds served as hunting dogs as far back as ancient Egypt. However, the first official mention dates back to 1723, when dachshunds were included in the new edition of the book by the head of the forest administration of the elector of Saxony, Johann Friedrich von Flemming, about the life of a German hunter "Der vollkommene teutsche Jäger". However, back in the 16th century, in some sources from southern Germany, there were designations of a breed of dogs resembling dachshunds for their hunting purpose, such as “crawling after a badger” and “badger warriors”. nine0003 Getty Images
Dachshunds have always been distinguished by incredible hunting passion and fearlessness in battle. The disproportionate ratio of the standard body and short legs gave the dogs a huge advantage in burrow hunting. In addition, the maintenance of such a breed did not require special expenses, therefore it quickly became a favorite among both nobles and poor burghers. Over the hundreds of years of the existence of the breed, the Germans have become so attached to the perky and intelligent dogs that dachshunds have become an unofficial national symbol. This status only strengthened when at 19In 1965, a funny toy in the form of a figurine of a dog with a movable head appeared on the German market. As a rule, somewhat larger than the body, the head had a movable connection with the body based on a pendulum or spring.Paul Meiring
The figurines are supposedly based on traditional Thanjavur dancing dolls. The center of mass of these clay tumbler dolls is placed in a weighted base, so they do not fall from the push, but only sway slightly. By themselves, such movements are faintly reminiscent of a dance, but this impression is reinforced by movable joints in the waist and neck of the doll. nine0003
In the 1970s, such figurines, affectionately called Wackeldackel (nodding dachshund) by the Germans, gained popularity as an accessory for the car, but rather quickly all the excitement around them died down. A spectacular comeback of the dachshund figurines with a shaking head happened in 1999, when one of them appeared in an advertisement for an Aral AG gas station. According to Coburger Produzenten Heinze & Co, over the next 8 months, the Germans sold out more than 500,000 figurines. Since then, the traditional Wackeldackel has spread all over the world, and also found counterparts in the form of other breeds of dogs and other animals. Subsequently, the word Wackeldackel also acquired the figurative meaning of "sycophant", which clearly describes the behavior of a person who agrees with the opinion of the interlocutor and fawns over him, trying to win over him. nine0003
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Against the laws of physics. In the Voronezh Circus, elephants stand on their heads and balance on a ball
Tour ends in the Voronezh Circus theatrical program "The Girl and the Elephant", created by trainers famous Kornilov dynasty. Artists don't just show off a set tricks, but immerse the audience in a full-fledged performance with a touching plot, dynamic plot and unexpected climax. See the final performances are possible on Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 July. nine0003
A new look at the modern circus embodied in the arena laureate of the theater award "Golden Mask" Yuri Kvyatkovsky and director of children's productions by Polina Struzhkova. The program is based on the story of Alexander Kuprin "Elephant" about a little girl Nadia, who fell ill with "indifference to life" and recovered thanks to the meeting with the real elephant Tommy. in the view, True, there are two elephants - Pretty and Margot. And they are not from the menagerie, as in the literary work, but from the circus. Together with the elephants, the main character in a dream are jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, tightrope walkers, kind clown, dancing spoons, cups, plates, pillows and a flying bed that turns into a floating bed domed airplane. The performance is accompanied by large-scale decorations, fantasy costumes, lighting special effects and original music in performed by a live orchestra, which did not sound in the Voronezh circus for more than two years. nine0003
In addition to elephants, horses are involved in the program, porcupine, crocodile, python, monkeys, ponies and dogs.
During a performance spectators will not see whips or whips in the hands of trainers. Furry artists show tricks only for a treat, their communication with trainers is based on affection and love.
- My sister and I are developing humane training, without gaffs and other cruel devices. Our task is to show the interaction man and animal, and not the fear of one before the other. Tricks are born from observation of the abilities of animals. Let's say one elephant can balance on the ball, and the other is able to walk on its hind legs. Dressura is a fixation of what what the animal does on its own,” explained Andrey Dementiev-Kornilov, representative the famous Kornilov dynasty, whose history spans over 180 years. nine0003
Another proof of independence is that part of elephant numbers work in the arena without a trainer at all.
Pretty one on one dances contemporary with the main character and lulls the girl, gently embracing trunk.
Pretty is generally a born nanny. Many years ago she adopted a new artist of the troupe, Margosha, who of all the elephants (then the Dementievs had four of them) chose her as her mother. In nature this also happens: elephants are social animals, they live in large groups, and females and males separately. Matriarchy is developed in the herd. nine0003
Outwardly, elephants differ only in size - Pretty due to her age (she is 30 years old), she is almost twice as large as 13-year-old Margo. Actually in fact, animals of different breeds - Indian “mother”, Sumatran “daughter”, while both Asian roots. The peculiarity of these elephants is that they do not have tusks. More precisely, they are, but they grow very poorly and often break off themselves when animals scratch them on trees. By human standards, Margosha is still a teenager, she will grow up to 25 years and will catch up with the foster parent in size. nine0003
Elephants are not alien to calf tenderness: they love to hug his trainer with his trunk, grumble, hug him and take away the last the apple he eats. By the way, they love apples more than bananas. And also with beets, sugar and bread crunch with pleasure. Pretty is especially greedy for food: she can even enjoy something sweet during the performance, borrowing food at the gaping spectator. Therefore, with cotton candy, it is better not to sit in the first rows - Pretty's trunk can easily reach and take it away. nine0003
Interestingly, elephants spend 18 hours a day eating day, taking a break except for sleep and speeches. At the same time, according to Andrey Kornilov, his wards have neither grams of excess fat, they are fit and very athletic. Weight Pretty 3.2 tons, Margoshi - 2.1 tons. It only seems that elephants are clumsy and clumsy, in fact the physiology of these animals is phenomenal.
- Despite their imposing form, elephants are very graceful. They balance perfectly - even better than a person. That's why and perform amazing stunts that defy the laws of physics. Them it costs nothing to stand on a ball that is smaller in diameter than the elephant, do a headstand, sit on the booty on the cabinet, - says the trainer. nine0003
Elephants also distinguish between an adult and a child: understand that the little man must be handled with care. Although there are elephants that are afraid of children are a kind of childfree.
- But in general they are kind and peaceful animals. I grew up with elephants, my parents controlled our relationship. Was the moment when I, a three-year-old, got tired of the elephant who ate hay: climbed to her, tried to train. So she carefully took me with her trunk and planted on a haystack so as not to interfere. Grandmother from the second floor I watched this picture and was shocked by such competent actions of the elephant, - remembered the artist. nine0003
B sports circus
Usually the equestrian genre in the circus is represented by numbers higher riding school, horse riding or acrobats and vaulters on horses. The Kornilovs distinguished themselves here as well. In the program "The Girl and the Elephant" non-contact training with elements of riding is used. Unique the number is shown by Andrey's wife Ekaterina Kornilova. She manages the horses with the help of waved hands, and the animals in response synchronously dance, beat their hooves, get on your knees and lie down on the floor.
Ekaterina is not a hereditary trainer. She is in the circus came from sports. The former gymnast came to the Kornilovs to work in ballet, where met Andrei, and after a while the couple played a wedding. After birth second daughter Ekaterina thought about creating her own room with animals.
Somehow the couple were passing through Pyatigorsk and decided visit the stud farm named after Naib Idris, famous throughout the world Akhal-Teke stallions. These horses are of Turkmen origin, they lean and very pretty. nine0003
- I immediately fell in love with this breed, - admitted Catherine. - But we knew that the owner was sick with horses and rarely sold them to anyone, therefore, we did not really hope that we would be able to purchase a stallion from him. However, through for a while he called and offered see one horse that accidentally injured himself in the stall. He hurt tendon and became unsuitable for racing. So we got an Oscar. And soon Confucius arrived from the same stud farm - his culled for some tribal traits.
Control for carrots
Akhal-Tekes are a riding breed of horses, in the circus they almost never used because of their capricious nature. They are too proud, to them you need to find a way. Horses perfectly feel the mood of the owner - if he angry or upset, immediately run away. To put the number, Katya had to read a lot of literature about the habits of horses. and use the services of a trainer from the Kremlin Riding School, who helped put on tricks.
- Everything that the horses show in the arena is characteristic of them in life, they don't do any forced tricks. And you should have seen what they do tricks when there is no one in the hall! Get up on your hind legs, backwards walking and jumping! But at rehearsals, you won’t expect this from them even for a treat. Although they love to eat, especially carrots. But not anyhow, but only fresh, hard, crispy. Horses have a delicate digestive process, due to rotten vegetables may appear colic. Therefore, before giving the horse a carrot, I always I myself try it on the tooth. Our Oscar is proud, you can’t just approach him, he still think about whether to take a carrot from you or not. And Confucius is like a dog: faithfully looks into the eyes and is so happy about the treat, except that she doesn’t wag her tail, - said trainer. nine0003
Another successor is participating in the performance of the Kornilov family - Olga Kornilova, cousin Andrew. Her father worked with a group of exotic animals: zebras, camels, llamas, ostriches. Then Olga got an attraction from her parents. monkeys. Now the trainer is already performing with her primates and a mixed group of animals, and her husband Alexander Valiev, a former tightrope walker, is helping her.
Extremely cute and funny monkeys throw balls, catch rings, swing on a swing, ride a pony and do lots of other fun tricks. nine0003
Three monkeys participate in the program: macaque lapunder Gizma, named after the kindest gremlin Gizmo from the horror movie "Gremlins", Javan macaque Zara and Steller's capuchin Vol. Olga is their mother dad and leader of the pack rolled into one. Monkeys are naturally shy, so there must be a leader in the pack who will protect them. If the monkey frightened by something in the auditorium - for example, a burst balloon - she immediately runs to the trainer and hangs on her neck so that she saves her. nine0003
- Make a monkey do something against its will impossible,” says Olga. - If she doesn't want to rehearse today, she won't will rehearse. But in general, this rarely happens, our pets love work, because for them it is an additional opportunity to communicate with us and with each other, and also to misbehave. Monkeys are highly intelligent animals and while big Skoda.
The circus life of the monkeys began not in the arena, but in spouses' apartment. All primates after the purchase lived with Olga and Alexander for a year side by side, even slept with them in the same bed. The room was like a daily quest: in the morning, trainers hid valuable things from curious monkeys, and in the evening they were looking for them all over the place. Nothing can be hidden from a monkey, with her fingers she will open any lock, any latch. Now the animals live in separate enclosures, there is also a common one for games. Monkeys have no sexual interest to each other, by nature, primates of different breeds do not interbreed. nine0003
- Monkeys are still gourmets. More than anything love boiled eggs. Apples prefer only green color, as well as bananas. They won't even look at the yellow peel. They also love kiwi, nuts, dried fruits, raisins, compotes. They should have a variety in the diet, they, like people, can't eat the same thing every day. Sometimes, it happens, they get stuck: today I I won’t eat cabbage, give me a tomato, but for tomorrow I would like a pepper Bulgarian to get or a cucumber, - smiling, she told about her quirks wards Olga. nine0003
The spouses also perform with trained dogs - Fox Terriers and Jack Russell Terriers.
Artists have eight "tails" - it's true, viewers see only four during performances.