News & What's New

As mentioned in "About us - Our story", this new incarnation of our 35 year old business namely an e-commerce offering was made live on Good Friday 19th April 2019. We have a lot of products! and listing them is a continuous and on-going task. 

We are adding more products on a weekly weekly basis so please check back if what you are looking for is currently missing or email to find out if we will be listing a specific product.

On a regular basis in this section we will be highlighting news and views about and from the world of pet keeping and that includes all pets in the broad sense, Reptiles, aquarium and pond fish as well as dogs, cats and small animals and also wild birds and animals.

Products added in recent weeks (to 22/10/2019) include a range of Marine Aquarium additives by Continuum. We have sold the salt and used the additive products ourselves for many years and now offer an ever increasing range of these for our customers.

Continuum products are very high quality of pharmaceutical grade purity developed by "The Father" of Marine fish keeping, Jack Kent. Jack developed the Kent Marine range and then sold his company some years ago, part of the deal prohibited Jack from working in the marine aquatics section for a few years and once that contractual obligation was over Jack threw himself into the development of a new range of products that reflected the changes in, growth of and aquarium and equipment innovations in the marine reef and fish keeping hobby - Continuum was born.

A certain Mr. Brightwell was a protege of Jack Kent and as a respected scientist in his own right developed his own range, Brightwell Aquatics and now these two outstanding minds and aquatics industry innovators are working together again, we will also be adding selected Brightwell products to our portfolio.

Also Added are Pond Winter Essentials such as low temperature pond fish food, pond cover nets to stop water pollution from leaf fall, change of season pathogen control products and the simple but very useful pond thermometer.

Healthy Paws dry dog food, an exceptional quality food made in the UK not transported from half way around the world! is currently on promotional offer, price reductions and free goodies for a limited period, this dog food, given its premium ingredients, was great value before but these special offers make it not to be missed and you will also be rewarded with a happier, fitter, healthier canine companion. 

Pet Safari Focus July - "Better Than Bread". 

One of our most popular leisure time pursuits is relaxing by the water both natural and man made and almost certainly Swans and Ducks will not be far away. Traditionally we lob chunks of bread at them and they seem to relish this offering greedily gobbling everything down in short order. Surely this is a good thing? the ducks and swans seem to enjoy it, feeding them bread can't do them any harm can it?
Think again, bread is not only nutritionally inappropriate for swans and ducks - it can actually cause them real harm!  
Bead and bread products, especially white bread are low in vitamin E and magnesium and have excessive carbohydrate content and fill the birds with a food that is wholly unsuitable for their nutritional needs. Excessive bread consumption with associated lack of vitamins can lead to "Angel Wing" in swans, a condition that causes the wings to twist and drop and is irreversible unless caught in the very early stages.

Pieces of bread and sandwiches, pizza and cake sink and quickly decay providing a fertile breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Botulism in particular is fatal to swans. This same decomposing material also encourages the growth of Aspergillus, a mould that gets in to the lungs of ducks and causes illness and death. Large amounts of uneaten bread products also have a negative effect on the water chemistry and promote undesirable algae growth.

But now there is an alternative which is most definitely "Better Than Bread"*

Swan & Duck Food by Wildthings is a nutritionally balanced food for these beautiful birds and is now available from in 175g handy dispenser packs and a 1.5kg bulk bag (larger bulk sizes available to order, contact or 'phone 01943 467170 or 07908 750143 for more information).

Widthings Swan & Duck Food is "Better Than Bread" which has many negative impacts on these wild birds and the aquatic environment they inhabit.

Wildthings Swan & Duck Food provides essential vitamins and minerals, floats on the water so is accessible for longer to the feeding birds and significantly reduces waste and decay. Swans and Ducks also find the food extremely tasty so ditch the bread and help our much loved swan and duck population keep healthy and with us for future generations of those in pursuit of a great day out by the water.

*"Better Than Bread" is the slogan of an informational campaign by Wildthings.