Series which sees nine kids and 51 loveable animals brought together. It is day five of Pet School, and Aaron announces a pet-buddy shakedown.
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This is Pet School - the most amazing school in the world.
You won't find nothing like it anywhere else!
Two unforgettable weeks...
Nine pet-crazy kids...
-I'd like a dog.
-I'd really like a scorpion or a snake.
I would like a rabbit.
And 51 hungry mouths to feed!
But...can Pet School give our nine Pet Heads the skills
to become responsible pet owners?
Sit, Kiki, sit!
When term's out, will they persuade their parents to get them
a pet of their own?
Is he going to get a pet?
Previously on Pet School...
Liam still refuses to pick up poo.
Tej and Kiki have become inseparable.
And has Ysabel grown too close to KitKat the hamster?
I love you.
Today big changes are coming that won't please all our kids.
But some are going to love it!
Pet School is all about learning how to be a top pet carer.
Our nine Pet Heads have each been looking after a pet
- or pet buddy as I like to call them.
For some, it's been a good experience,
I love these rats.
Others...not so good.
It's not the kind of animal that I really want as a pet.
Some have overcome their pet fears...
Oh, my days. This is actually really cool!
And there's also been some real close bonding going on.
It's the end of week one, and the kids are halfway
through their journey to prove to their parents
they can look after a pet.
Welcome back to Pet School, guys.
Can you believe it's day five? It's mad, isn't it?
There's only one week left. One week to prove to your families
you've got what it takes to be pet owners.
Now, a bit of an announcement to make.
Next week, you're going to be buddied up again.
It could be a completely different animal, another pet.
How's everyone feeling? Ysabel?
-I just really want to keep my pet buddy.
Ysabel was scared of hamsters
but bonding with KitKat has changed all that.
Tej, I just want to ask you a question.
What would you hope for next week?
I'm hoping to get Kiki again.
Tej has been developing Kiki's tricks with the help
of Ashleigh and Pudsey.
We can't guarantee it's going to be Kiki.
It could be a completely different animal.
Sophie, if Tej doesn't get Kiki, maybe you can get Kiki,
what do you reckon?
That sound! I love that sound.
That means we're going to start pet practice.
Chris, Ysabel and Sophie...
-Oh, my God.
Oh yes, with the rats.
Micah, Rachel and Sam...
Tej, Liam and Giulia,
you're in the food room.
-It's not a great job but it's got to be done
and it's part of being a great pet owner as well, OK?
-Brilliant, we all know what we're doing?
Let's make like a green light, and go! Get that one, yes!
Part of the Pet Heads' daily duties at Pet School is to learn about looking after different animals.
Each team is given 45 minutes to complete a different challenge.
Let's 'ave it!
Rachel, Sam and Micah have arrived at the stables,
where horses Dobbie and Muddy await.
This pet practice involves...
To help get closer to Dobbie and Muddy,
horse helper Barbara gives the guys
a crunchy carrot treat.
Open your hand really, really flat.
Really, really flat.
There we go.
Good. Right, we're going to put this head collar on, OK?
Rachel seems a lot more confident than the boys.
That's it. Very, very good.
Your go, lads!
-Right, who's catching Dobbie?
He's a bit big.
Yeah, a lot bigger than your bunny buddies, Micah!
-It's all right, it's all right.
I've got him, just keep your hand flat.
-Oh no, he's dropped it!
-Oh, my days!
In the mouth, not on the floor!
'When I went in to feed the carrots to Dobbie,'
I was a little bit anxious cos I thought he might bite my hand.
Oh! He bit me!
Okey-dokey, let's get that head collar on.
'Barbara taught us how to put the head collar on a horse.'
It wasn't really that hard.
There was a tiny bit of nervousness in me.
-He's not going to bite you.
-Yeah, I know,
it's cos he keeps breathing over me.
Breathing over you, is he?
-So then hold that there.
-Hold that there, lift it over the top.
-Over the top.
-Come round the other side.
Yeah, put it on the second one for me.
Good lad. Right, time to get these gee-gees back to the stables!
Come on, Dobbie, come on. Let's go.
I heard something drop on the ground behind him,
which was not very good.
Oh, no! Ewww!
It wasn't a pleasant smell or sight
and I was feeling totally disappointed
cos I knew I'd have to clean it up.
Don't worry, mate, I'm sure Rachel and Sam will help.
Or at least watch.
It was OK.
I thought I might as well get it over and done with.
I know if I had a pet, I'd have to clean up after it a lot.
Well done, Micah. Cleaning up after your animals is good pet practice.
Over in the stock room, cleaning up is also the name of the game
for Giulia, Liam and Tej.
It's only day five, look at the state of it!
It is so messy! What happened in here?
Eurgh, look at that, that's disgusting.
Hold up, that's my lunch!
The Pet Heads have to clean up the stock room, obviously,
check there's enough food left,
and pop outside to empty the poo bin onto the compost heap. Nice!
Liam's not happy.
Oh, my gosh, I'm not doing that, taking the herbivore poo.
Doesn't look that scary to me.
Shouldn't you wash your hands
after you clean up, Tej?
-Why are you washing your hands?
-In case we touch some Kiki food,
-I don't want Kiki to have bad, dirty food.
-Oh, for goodness' sake!
They're all a bit touchy today. I think this morning's decision
about changing pet buddies is definitely playing on their minds.
Looking after a pet isn't just about cleaning up.
Over in the rodents' room, Ysabel, Sophie and Chris
have some fun in store.
Rats love exploring so the team needs to build them
an obstacle course.
Obstacle course for rats? Unbelievable.
Here's our Reena to keep an eye on them.
Put that in there.
Using the cool objects we've left out for them,
the Pet Heads don't waste any time in building a new rat playground.
Check it out.
Look at that! Let's get Marylin out and see what she thinks.
Round her waist. Well done, Chris.
Tell you what, I'll bring her out so you can hold her.
I don't know if I want to hold that one.
-I'll put her on your shoulder.
Argh! Ow! Oh my god, she's got claws!
-Hold her as I've been holding her.
-Ow, she's got claws.
The reason I wouldn't have
a rat as a pet is cos of their tails.
It's like a little furry snake like there. Eurgh!
-Aw, she went through!
-Marylin's in the tunnel!
-Oh look, she's eating a banana, aw!
I joined the Pet Heads in the stock room to get their thoughts
on the possible pet buddy swap.
It's only fair that we mix round the animals a little bit.
It isn't fair if the person doesn't want it.
I mean, people want a dog more than a rat.
But this is Pet School and it's all about proving to your parents
you're responsible and sometimes, if you get the pet you don't want,
yeah, we can see you're looking after it well.
That means the one you do want, you're going to be brilliant with.
-So sometimes we've got to mix it up a little bit.
-We're going to have to do it.
-You can't, please,
-I've become emotionally attached to her.
-I know that.
I think if someone wants Kiki, they deserve to have a chance with her.
They don't seem too happy but the work's got to be done.
Listen, the poo, you need to take that down to the compost heap, yeah?
Make sure that you do that. Good luck!
Back at the stables, it's time to get all that muck
out of the horses' hooves.
With the hoof-pick, you're going to feel down the sides.
If it's soft, it must come out.
Barbara gives a quick demonstration.
Now it's down to our Pet School team.
Horses' hooves are made out of keratin,
same material as our fingernails.
Cleaning them doesn't hurt. The horses' hooves, that is,
not our nails.
Sam seems pretty confident. Fancy a go, Micah?
I don't really want to do this.
Pull it up, pull it up.
Rachel's got to give it a go too. Micah!
I really don't want to do this!
It's all right!
Not at all.
-Micah, come on!
Come on, everyone else has done it.
After a bit of persuasion from Rachel and Sam,
Micah gets involved. Well done.
-What did you think?
-Hard, isn't it?
So, this hand underneath and then, yeah...
Yeah, you've got to be quite hard.
Good. Do it harder.
-Come on, Micah.
-Come on, Micah.
Guys, I was a bit worried but now that I'm doing it,
I feel quite confident.
This is actually really fun!
This pet practice is almost over, Pet Heads.
Come on, Micah, we're almost out of time.
We should have done four hooves and you've only done one
between three of you.
Even though they didn't complete the task in time,
Micah and the team have overcome
their fear of cleaning horses' hooves.
Changing pet buddies is also a hot topic in the furry room.
-You might be losing your hamsters.
-I don't want to.
I'm staying with my buddy.
Maybe Sophie might get one of the rats.
Come on, come on!
I can't do it.
The Pet School rats were buddied with Giulia
and she's fallen for them.
I love these rats. They're really nice.
She won't take it very well.
She's going to be proper brewing.
I hope she doesn't fall out with anyone.
I'd like to have the rats as a pet buddy, but cos they're Giulia's
at the moment,
I don't want to swap and get the rats, and she doesn't
cos it will make her upset and I'll feel bad.
Rat task, done.
Time's just about up, and Giulia, Liam and Tej have got to get
the herbivore poo to the compost heap.
Giulia, are you coping OK with that bin, now the boys have given up?
We didn't give up, I just wasn't physically strong enough!
-You OK, Giulia?
Liam and Tej are slacking a bit. Come on, lads!
Giulia, it just goes in that heap right ahead of you.
Boys, you can help her.
Whoa. Turn it around and chuck the bin.
Yeah, all of that needs to join the compost heap.
What you doing, you can't lift it.
-Guys! Help Giulia, she's doing all the work.
-It's really hard.
You're the ones that doesn't help anyone!
It's all part of animal care, Tej.
I would... I don't get this.
Tej, the bin! What is your problem?
Task complete, but only thanks to Giulia's efforts.
It's easier when it's empty, eh, Tej?
Another pet practice done. Chris has conquered the rats.
Micah's managed to clean the horses' hooves.
This is actually fun.
And Giulia's sorted the store room.
another Pet Head spends time in the cage.
Liam is faced with more poo, but will he pick it up?
And what will be the outcome of the pet buddy swap?
It's tough. Here is your pet buddies for next week.
For the past four days, our Pet Heads have been feeding
and caring for their very own pet buddies.
But next week, it might all change.
For some, this news is not welcome.
Oh, to leave this is going to be very bad.
Whilst others can't wait for a new pet.
I have tried, Brett. You really just don't do anything, do you?
Tinkerbell and Daisy have been buddied up with Micah,
or rather, bunnied up!
Don't you remember me, guys?
Don't try and nip me.
After almost a week, Micah's barely touched the bunnies,
let alone picked them up.
Oh, my gosh.
The best way to approach a rabbit is to get down to their level
and let them come to you.
Yeah, he's a bit nervous today.
Oh, gosh! It's eating its poo.
I thought I taught you better than that.
I'm getting a bit bored with them again
cos they're just hiding.
So I don't think we've had a good relationship
but at least we bonded a bit...
Not sure about that, Micah!
One buddy and team that's working well is Tej and Kiki.
You're such a good girl!
He's fallen head-over-paws for her.
Sit! Kiki, sit!
Go on, go on, get it.
Over the past week, the two have spent
every moment they can together.
Go through, go through.
I would never love any animal in Pet School more than Kiki.
I've literally fallen in love with Kiki.
I think we have a special bond with each other.
She's probably the most sweet dog I know.
She's amazing and I love her so much.
I'm going to make a special request and ask can I please have Kiki
as my pet for the next week?
I love you!
Find out later if I grant Tej's special request
to stay with Kiki.
Mollie! Mollie! Sit...
Today, Liam and his pet buddy, Mollie, are having a great time.
But it hasn't always been this way.
At first, Mollie was often having a kip and Liam got bored.
She's fallen asleep.
He refused to pick up her poo - a big part of pet care!
She did a poo!
So I had to get Mum in for a chat.
He needs to prove himself, he needs to clean after the dog.
If he wants to persuade his mum, he'll have to pick up the poo.
-I'll get it.
-Is that Kiki or Mollie poo?
-I don't know.
-Actually, we can't really tell.
Don't step on it!
Will he pick up the poo?
I feel sick...
Oh, my gosh!
No more, Kiki, no more.
You did it!
Oh, my gosh, let's go!
He's done it! Unbelievable.
-Is that what I think it is?
What are you smelling it for? Don't sniff it, you know what it is!
Well done, mate, good stuff. You've done well.
-How do you feel? You've done it!
-Picked up my first bit of poo.
You just went straight in, didn't think about it.
This is a big achievement.
I was thinking about that I really want a dog.
You proved a big point there.
How hard was it to do that?
Not hard at all, now that I've done it.
It just takes, like, ten seconds and it's done.
-That's it, it's done.
-Get it in the bag.
After picking up the poo, Liam's feelings towards Mollie have changed.
I don't want to leave her. I want to keep Mollie.
But is it too late?
Primrose and Pickles' pet buddy, Chris,
is planning to take them for one last walk.
No, back, back. You've got to stay in your own pen.
All right there, girls.
Oh, no way! Can't believe I've done that.
On my last day with them, I set them free.
Come on, Primrose!
Here's Sophie and Rachel to give him a goat-herding hand.
Quick lap of the goat pen and Primrose is back,
with the help of Pickles and the Pet School crew.
No, you won't try it again.
Someone else who doesn't want to leave their pet buddy is Ysabel.
She's adorable. Aw, who's a good girl?
Come here. Aaah, there's a good girl.
Good girl. Are you all right?
You're so cute, I don't want to give you away, you're mine!
I love you.
At first, things didn't work out well
between KitKat the hamster and Ysabel.
She doesn't like me.
I don't think I'll last a week.
But their relationship soon blossomed.
You're quite sweet, actually!
And now, they're the best of friends.
Hello. How are you?
Are you all right?
I'm really upset.
I really, really like KitKat
and I don't know if she's going to be my pet buddy.
I don't know if I'll be able to survive without her.
I really like her.
Will Ysabel still have KitKat after the pet buddy swap?
Ah, I love you.
Only time will tell.
We think we're a nation of pet lovers
but how much do we actually know about what it's like to be a pet?
The cage is Pet School's way of teaching the Pet Heads
what it's really like to be one of man's best friends.
Giulia, the whole point of the cage is so you can get an understanding
of what it's like to be a pet with a bad owner.
It's a very big job and you've volunteered, so come round here.
The point of no return. If you do get a bit of cage rage,
just shout "cage fright" and I'll come running back and let you out.
I'll see you a bit later on. Good luck, you're going to need it.
To complete her task in the cage,
Giulia must learn the no-no's
of keeping a pet.
The BPO, or bad pet owner, has kindly offered to show them to her.
Giulia looks bored already. It's your responsibility
to spend time with your pet and cater for all its needs.
Looking after your pet is a 24/7 commitment,
not just when you've got nothing better to do.
That's bang out of order, teasing poor Giulia with food!
Your pet has feelings too. It's never funny to tease an animal.
Oi! You lot! Go on, scarper!
What are they? Unbelievable.
-You survived! Come on!
-Yes, I did.
You survived the cage, I can't believe it.
-How are you feeling? Get out of here.
-I was so bored!
No wonder! She was...
In the cage, I learned that I don't give my dog attention.
It was just so boring!
I'll definitely give him much more attention
and much more love and care.
'Reena and I have been watching how the Pet Heads have been getting on
'all week with their pet buddy.
'We've got to decide who should swap.'
It's going to be a tough one
cos some of them have really taken to their pets.
-You know, he's been a good boy.
-Maybe we should...
maybe think about giving him something that he's after.
She needs something she can care for, something cuddly, cute.
Let's give her something else to show she can care
for other types of animals.
Something that's a bit more challenging.
-Something to stick with.
-Something to stick with, eh?
-Yes, that's everyone.
-Yes. Let's go and tell them.
Guys, it's been a great week at Pet School.
We've all had some fun.
You've all had pet buddies assigned to you.
Some of you have really enjoyed them.
Others really haven't, yeah?
So me and Reena have had to go away and think about next week.
Are you ready for this, guys?
It's got to be done. No particular order,
here is your pet buddies for next week.
Samuel, you've got the stick insects.
I'm kind of glad I got put with the stick insects
because you don't have to do anything.
They sleep during the day.
So I could be there, in the day, with a cup of tea and be like,
Rachel, you've got the chickens.
..you've got the goats.
you've got Kiki.
When I found out that Sophie was getting Kiki,
I was literally gutted, I was nearly crying.
You'll be all right?
I felt bad because Tej really wanted Kiki.
Kiki is really cute and I wanted a dog from the start.
This is tough.
..you've got the cats.
you've got the ferrets, buddy.
-Come on, OK!
..you've got the rabbits.
I got a rabbit. I was really sad
cos I wanted Mollie.
I would hide the hamster
cos you've got a corn snake.
It's all right. You had a hamster and you were scared of it.
You've overcome that fear.
There's a corn snake. If you could overcome that fear,
you might be able to get a hamster, the one of your dreams. Who knows?
OK? You've got to be strong, guys.
Last but not least, Micah!
-You've got a dog!
All right! Yes!
Yes! Get in!
That's how I'm feeling at the moment.
Well, you took it reasonably well.
You can go and talk to your little buddies, say goodbye
and whatever, have a little cuddle, yeah,
before you start your journey with your new buddies next week.
It's going to be all right, OK? Let's go, come on.
I've just come to say I'm not going to be your pet buddy next week.
Bye, Pickles, I'll miss you.
Bye, Primrose, I'll miss you too.
Not as much as Pickles though cos I never actually patted you.
I'll miss you.
Even though you were really boring.
Bye-bye, ferrets. Thought you were going to be fun
but you were just sleeping. Bye!
OK, Mollie, it's goodbye for now but hopefully I'll see you around.
See you later, OK? See you later. See you, girl.
You've really changed me, you have. Really touched my heart.
Missed you. See you next week.
I won't be your pet owner. Been good times.
I love you.
Bye, Kiki. Bye-bye.
KitKat... There's a good girl.
See you soon.
SHE SOBS QUIETLY
What a day at Pet School.
Oh, my gosh!
Liam scooped the poop for the first time.
Micah's got close to one of the horses.
And it's fair to say there were mixed emotions
when the new pet buddies were announced.
Next time on Pet School...
Strictly Come Dancing's Artem pays us a visit.
If I do it like this, will it bite?
The team is in shock when an extreme pet drops in.
And the Pet Heads meet their new buddies for the first time.
Oh, my gosh!
But will Micah be able to handle his?
If you've got a pet of your own,
are you looking after it properly and responsibly?
Check out the CBBC website and click on Pet School
for essential advice on pet care.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
It is day five of Pet School, and Aaron announces a pet-buddy shakedown. Some of the participants are thrilled, but after a week of highs and lows, others are devastated to be handing over their pet buddies to someone else. Things have changed for the nine Pet Heads, but they must still learn the skills to become responsible pet owners and persuade their parents to get them a pet of their own.