Educational sessions are helping children learn about their small furry friends. Animates stores nationwide are hosting free April holiday programmes for kids. The sessions introduce children to the skills they need to be a nurturing pet owner such as what to feed them and how to care for them. Animates South Auckland area manager Corey Potter says everything from rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice are discussed with experts on hand. Session times take place at 11am on April 20 and 27. No bookings required.