Gloucester Pet Shop Christmas Opening Times And Delivery Schedule

Our Gloucester Pet Shop is open right up to Christmas Eve this year as usual. We are only CLOSED for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, the only three days each year that we are closed.

This year, as Christmas Day falls on the weekend the opening times around the holidays are a little more complex at our Gloucester Pet Shop. Also as we do FREE local deliveries I have included changes to our published delivery schedule over the same period.

pet shop gloucester

Friday 23th December: 10am – 5:30pm (Normal Delivery  Schedule. Limited Space So Book Early)

Saturday 24th December: 10am – 5:30pm (NO Deliveries)

Sunday 25th December: CLOSED

Monday 26th December: CLOSED

Tuesday 27th December: 10am – 4pm (NO Deliveries)

Wednesday 28th December: 10am – 5:30pm  (Normal Delivery Schedule)

Thursday 29th December: 10am – 5:30pm (Normal Delivery Schedule)

Friday 30st January: 10am – 5:30pm (Normal Delivery Schedule)

Saturday 31st December: 10am – 5:30pm (NO Deliveries)

Sunday 1st January: CLOSED

Monday 2nd January: 10am – 4pm (NO deliveries)

Normal opening times and delivery schedule will continue at our pet shop Gloucester as usual from the 3rd of January 2017.

The Angell Pets Team

Gloucester Victorian Market and Gloucester Christmas Market.

Gloucester Victorian Market is on from the 17th November 2016 to 20th November 2016. This is immediately followed by Gloucester Christmas Market until 24th December 2016. The markets are held in the old car park outside the National Waterways museum and the surrounding public areas of Gloucester Docks and Gloucester Quays.

Attractions at the Gloucester Victorian and the Gloucester Christmas Market

The popular Gloucester Victorian Market  and the Gloucester Christmas Market offer a wide range of shopping opportunities to get something different in the run up to Christmas.They have the added benefit of the entrance to the docks and quays areas being right past the front door of our shop in Llanthony Road.

gloucester christmas market

This year is the added attraction of the Gloucester Festive Ice Rink and the oldest Ferris Wheel in the UK and a traditional carousel.

gloucester victorian market

So if you are looking to find some Christmas presents and to enjoy the ambience of the Gloucester VIctorian Market or Gloucester Christmas Market you can also take the opportunity to pop in and see us in our store by the quays.

gloucester victorian market

Location of Gloucester Victorian and Gloucester Christmas Market

For new visitors here is a link to a map showing the location of our shop and the Gloucester Victorian Market and Gloucester Christmas Market areas

gloucester victorian market

We are OPEN seven days a week, right up to 5:30pm on Christmas Eve and our store is situated only 50 meters from the main market area and ice rink. So when you have got cold looking round the stalls in the Gloucester Victorian Market or Gloucester Christmas Market, pop in and have a warm next to the vivs!

Free food for a month with ALL complete set ups

From now until the end of December we have a fantastic offer on. Buy ANY complete set up, for any animal and receive one months food FREE.

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We have a range of set ups for birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates to suit all budgets.Complete set ups include the housing, relevant equipment for that animal, substrate, decor where relevant, the animal itself and now, in addition, one months food FREE.

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We have set ups for budgies, cockatiels, finches and canaries, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats and mice, gerbils and hamsters, bearded dragons, leopard geckos, day geckos, crested geckos, chameleons, cornsnakes, milksnakes, boas, pythons, frogs, tarantulas, mantids, stick insects and many more.

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All our set ups are put together by the most experienced and qualified team in Gloucester so you get all the correct and  best equipment for your new animal. You can contact us here or on Facebook or on 01452 501882 to find out more.

Exo Terra

 

The Angell Pets Team

November Offers

New Angell Pets offers now available for the whole of November including Beta, Arden Grange, Pedigree, Burns, Barking Heads and many more. Stocks of some of the more popular items do sell out quickly as they are better than supermarket pries so don’t hang around if you want to grab a bargain this month.

beta-adult

Beta Adult Chicken 2.5kg ONLY £4.99 RRP £7.49

Beta Puppy

Beta Puppy Chicken 2.5kg ONLY £4.99 RRP £7.79

Sanicat clumping cat litter

Sanicat Clumping 20L ONLY £5.99 RRP £7.99

Arden Grange Adult Lamb & Rice 2kg ONLY £5.49 RRP £8.80

arden grange adult lamb and rice

Arden Grange Adult Lamb & Rice 12kg ONLY £31.99 RRP £41.50

Any 3 for £3.00 on the following pedigree products (Only available in store or on telephone orders):

Pedigree Jumbone

Pedigree Jumbone Beef Medium 2 Piece

Pedigree Rodeo chicken

Pedigree Rodeo 8 Stick Chicken

Pedigree Schmacko

Pedigree Schmacko’s 20 Stick

More offers also available in the web store.

Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter

Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20L ONLY £8.49 RRP £11.33

Kong Widgets Bones

Kong Widgets Bones Small ONLY £2.69 RRP £3.99

Kong Widgets Cookies

Kong Widgets Cookies Large ONLY £2.69 RRP £3.99

 

Lick N Chew Chicken Rolls 4 Pack ONLY £4.49

Chicken rolls

Barking Heads 400g Tins 2 For £2.50 (Only available in store or on telephone orders)

Barking Heads Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

barking heads

Fusspot

barking heads

Fat Dog Slim

barking heads

Tender Loving Care

More offers also available in the web store.

burns toy and small breed

Burns Adult Toy Breed ONLY £6.65 RRP £8.68

shavings

Animal Dreams Compressed Lavendar Shavings Large ONLY £3.89 RRP £4.89

rabbit food

Natures Feast Rabbit Nuggets 1.5kg ONLY £2.99 RRP £3.99

guinea pig food

Natures Feast Guinea Pig Nuggets 1.5kg ONLY £3.79 RRP £4.79

 

So get your November deal whilst stocks last.

 

The Angell Pets Team

 

 

Angell Pets Price Comparison

Billie noticed the other day the price difference between us and Pets at Home and couldn’t understand why anyone would use them at some of the prices she found. She has done a quick price comparison of a few products (and there are lots more!) which may explain why they are some of our more popular.

pets at home

Back 2 Nature 10L Pets At Home £6.50

Angell Pets £6.25

Back 2 Nature 30L Pets At Home £18.00

Angell Pets £13.55

Also available on our website is the Back 2 Nature 20L £10.35

pets at home

Tortoise Growing Kit Pets At Home £18.00

Angell Pets £12.99

pets at home

Excel Guinea Pig With Blackcurrant 2kg Pets At Home £6.50

Angell Pets £5.59

pets at home

Excel Guinea Pig With Mint 2kg Pets At Home £6.00 

Angell Pets £5.59

pets at home

Burgess Excel Herbage Dandelion Pets At Home £6.50

 Angell Pets £5.99

 

The Angell Pets Team

 

Livefood deliveries during the autumn/winter

Our Angell Pets FREE local livefood deliveries in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Painswick are very popular. During the warmer months we are happy to leave the deliveries in a secure location, by prior arrangement, if the customer is out.

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However as the nights draw in and during the colder months this is not possible as the insects would likely die before being brought in by the customer. So with this in mind and wishing all our orders to remain in tip top condition, could all customers ordering livefood for FREE local delivery please ensure they request delivery for an evening they know they will be in to receive it.

From now until the mid spring we cannot leave any livefood deliveries in outside locations (recycling bins, outside storage cupboards etc.) if a customer is out. We will still attempt to redeliver the order during the next delivery slot for that area, as per our delivery policy but we cannot just leave the orders outside to spoil.

Obviously this only affects livefood (and already is the case for frozen food orders). Packaged pet foods and non perishable goods can still be left in a secure location by prior arrangement.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Angell Pets Team

October Offers

Angell Pets October offers are now available in store, over the telephone or on line in our web store. Included in this months offers are some excellent products to help dogs and cats with stress over the Halloween and firework periods.

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY is available for orders over £5.

 

active-longevity-chicken

Hills Feline Mature Active Longevity Chicken 2kg ONLY £12.49 RRP £18.39

optimal-care-chicken

Hills Feline Adult Optimal Care Chicken 2kg ONLY £12.49 RRP £18.29

deli-twist

Good Boy Deli Chewy Twists With Chicken ONLY £1.75 RRP £2.99

serene-um

VETIQ Serene – Um – Extra 60 Tablets ONLY £8.99 RRP £13.99

catsan-hygiene

Catsan Hygiene Litter 20L ONLY £8.49 RRP £11.33

 

agail-chicken

Felix AGAIL Individual pouches 3 for £1.00 RRP 50p each

Chicken

Tuna

timothy-hay

Selective Timothy Hay 2kg ONLY £5.99 RRP £8.99

pedigree-fish-oil

Pedigree Mixed Selection With Fish Oil In Jelly 12 Pack ONLY £5.49 RRP £7.39

bakers-beef

Bakers Complete Beef 14kg ONLY £18.49 RRP £27.75

bakers-chicken

Bakers Complete Chicken 14kg ONLY £18.49 RRP £27.75

Bags On Board Rolls 120’s ONLY £3.49 RRP £4.99

patterned

Patterned

scented

Scented

neutral

Neutral

tetramin-tropical

Tetramin Tropical Flake 52g ONLY £4.95 RRP £7.40

calming-spot-on-dog

Beaphar Calming Spot On Dog ONLY £4.75 RRP £5.99

calming-spot-on-cat

Beaphar Calming Spot On Cat ONLY £4.75 RRP £5.99

iams-cat-chicken

Iams Cat Adult Chicken 3kg ONLY £8.99 RRP £16.49

fish-bite

Hollings Fish Bites 75g ONLY £1.49 RRP £1.99

sprats

Hollings Sprats 100g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.49

duck-drumsticks

Pet Munchies Duck Drumsticks 100g ONLY £1.75 RRP £2.99

venison-sticks

Pet Munchies Venison Sticks 75g ONLY £1.75 RRP £2.99

The Angell Pets Team

Rankins Dragon Care Sheet

The Rankins dragon is the smaller cousin of the bearded dragon. For those who want to own a beardie but don’t have the space requirements, the Rankins dragon could be the one for you.

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Generally a Rankins dragon requires a smaller vivarium than a bearded dragon as an adult. I would recommend 30” as around the size for one adult although 36” would be better for more dragons. A very young Rankins dragon can at least look a bit lost in a large viv. though and some do seem (at least at first) to get a bit nervous in a large viv. (they will hide away a lot, sometimes to the point of not getting enough UV light) so starting off in a smaller viv is definitely OK, although by no means essential.

If you wish to keep more than a single Rankins dragon (and they seem to be more sociable than beardies) then ensure you only have one male, with a couple of females. Obviously you  will need a bigger enclosure. If you wish to have ore than one male Rankins dragon a much larger space is required and it is not recommended.

Rankins dragon heating

A Rankins dragon requires a good temperature gradient (a “hot end “and a “cold end”) to enable them to regulate their body temperature with the hot spot at the hot end at 35-40 C and the cool end around 25 C (so you are going to need two thermometers). There are a lot of opinions out there on heating a Rankins dragon viv. and I’ll not get into it all here. I use a heat mat combined with a basking lamp (sized to the viv.) to create a hot spot. I have mounted mats on the side and on the bottom of the viv. with equal success. I have seen comments saying never use a heat mat and cannot agree. I have never had a problem, ever and this is over a number of years with a large number of animals. That said, there are alternatives and they are fine too (with the exception of “heat rocks” – they really are a bad idea, if you bought a Rankins dragon starter set up from a certain well known pet supermarket you will have one of these, please throw it away to avoid any risk).

A thermostat will help avoid over temperature. A Rankins dragon can tolerate lower temperatures (i.e. if your spot lamp blows) for quite some time but will suffer quite quickly from over temperature. Even with a thermostat you should always check your thermometers at least daily – thermostats can fail.

Rankins dragon lighting

A Rankins dragon needs relatively high levels of UVB light to manufacture vitamin D3, enabling them to assimilate calcium. You will need a 10-12% UVB lamp on 12 – 14 hours a day. Remember UV light does not travel too far from these lamps so make sure they are not too far from where your dragon likes to bask. I don’t use hides with dragons, sometimes they can spend too much time under it and not get enough UV – not common but best avoided.

A basking lamp will give a bright “hot spot” for a Rankins dragon to bask in when it wants to heat up. Obviously the lamp needs to be a proper basking spot, energy efficient lamps are efficient because they do not give out wasted energy as heat, which is what you want.

Rankins dragon substrates.

Substrate (what your Rankins dragon lives on) is probably the most controversial subject in the hobby. I am not going to tell you what not to use, there is not a substrate currently in use that can’t cause problems. I use beech wood chips (the coarser variety so it cannot fit in the Rankins dragon mouth when small) or desert bedding in the main, although I have used others. I have never had any issues with impaction with a Rankins dragon so I can’t comment on what is worst for this. However I avoid calci sand, as calcium is an essential nutrient for a Rankins dragon, so they will eat as if they feel they need it – why tempt fate? Also, most of my vivs. are front opening,  with sliding glass and the sound of sand in the runners makes me cringe!

rankins dragon

Rankins dragon decor

A Rankins dragon does require a water bowl, although they are rarely seen to drink (I know some individuals seem to love getting in their water bowl see the little Rankins dragon above). Do change the water regularly and keep the bowl clean. It is hot in a Rankins dragon viv. and bacteria will grow very quickly around the rim of the water. A feed dish is a good idea for the veggie component of a Rankins dragon diet, to help avoid the risk of impaction by picking up bits of substrate.

Your Rankins dragon will  love something to climb on, branches, rocks etc. Avoid anything sharp, they may suddenly jump down and you don’t want them to get injured. Anything else in there is up to you. Some people like to put in things to encourage activity and don’t mind what it looks like, so use anything they can find. Others like it to look as natural as possible. It’s really up to you but I would suggest you read a good book for the more advanced aspects of setting up a vivarium both for further advice and for ideas if, like me, you’re not that creative yourself.

Rankins dragon feeding

Your Rankins dragon is an omnivore. They eat a wide range of foods including crickets, locusts, cockroaches and various lavae, vegetables and fruit etc. In captivity they also need vitamin and calcium supplements to ensure continued good health. I feed mine to a regular regime. It is necessary for the health of the Rankins dragon and with the amount of animals I have to feed it is more convenient to stick to a plan and this gives us confidence our animals have received a varied and balanced diet. You will find your own regime that suits you. I will give you mine just to illustrate what a balanced Rankins dragon diet looks like, not to suggest this is superior to any other feeding plan for a Rankins dragon.

Day one – cricket or locusts dusted with Nutrobal vitamin supplement.

Day 2 – salad vegetables.

Day three – crickets or locusts dusted with calcium powder.

Day four – salad vegetables.

Day five – crickets or locusts dusted with calcium powder.

Day six – fruit or veg.

Day seven – crickets or locusts without any supplement.

I vary this further by changing the crickets and locusts for calci worms from time to time and very occasionally wax worms. I don’t use meal worms myself for a Rankins dragon due to the higher level of chitin in the jaws and the consequent increased risk of impaction but occasional meal worms would be OK. I must confess the type of veg I use depends very much on what is on offer at the local supermarket or my garden but favourites of my Rankins dragon are rocket salad or herb salad, grated carrot, romaine lettuce, curly kale and cucumber.  I haven’t had a lot of success with fruit with a Rankins dragon but common ones used are strawberry, mango and banana.

One way of getting veg. into a more obstinate Rankins dragon is to feed the veg. to the insects. Whatever they eat, your Rankins dragon is eating. I do this sometimes but usually I have gut loaded them on a gut load formula any way.  For a very young Rankins dragon I dust every feed to ensure the rapidly growing youngsters are getting enough calcium but I only ever use vitamin powder once a week. The risk of over dosing the Rankins dragon far outweighing the risk of under dosing when using such a balanced diet.

It is important to consider the size of the insect food. It is a bad idea to give anything longer than the distance between the eyes of your Rankins dragon. Too many over large insects will not be properly digested and you will see the half digested remains in the Rankins dragon poop, possibly along with some blood! Alternatively your Rankins dragon may regurgitate the meal, again with the risk of damage to the Rankins dragon digestive tract from the sharp bits of exoskeleton.

rankins-dragon

Things to avoid feeding a Rankins dragon are obviously anything toxic. This sounds really obvious but people have been caught out with plants. The Rankins dragon may not eat the plant but the insects probably will. The Rankins dragon will then eat the now toxic insect.The use of live plants with a Rankins dragon and with bearded dragons is becoming more popular do make sure you know what plant you have and that it is safe. Also I avoid broccoli and cabbage leaves with a Rankins dragon as these contain oxylates that can prevent calcium being available to the metabolism.

Common problems with Rankins dragon feeding include the notorius addiction to wax worms. I have seen a bearded dragon fed these exclusively. Not only is this a bad idea from a nutritional point of view but you often end up with a Rankins dragon that will only eat this one source of food and frequently only when fed by hand! However I have not yet seen the Rankins dragon that cannot be weaned back onto a balanced diet with a little perseverance.

That said, a Rankins dragon can be fussy as they get older. The basic message is that as they are omnivores, it probably doesn’t matter as long as they get a balanced diet.

A reminder about Rankins dragon UVB

UVB lamps are essential to the well being of the Rankins dragon. Unfortunately as soon as you switch one on, the level of UVB output starts to deteriorate. Over time this will drop to zero, so although the lamp is lit, it is providing no benefit at all to the Rankins dragon. The lamps should be replaced between 6 months to 1 year (depending on type and manufacturer). We always replace all our UV lamps every 9 months WITHOUT FAIL. The consequences to a Rankins dragon of not replacing the UV lighting regularly are loss of appetite and metabolic bone disease.

Kept correctly a Rankins dragon should live over 8 years and prove to be a very inquisitive, interactive and easy to handle little lizard.

The Angell Pets Team

Change to Angell Pets Opening Times

Since our move to Southgate Street it has become apparent that our customers’ shopping habits are a little different here. Whilst before we had lots of customers at opening and closing times, here we rarely get any customers first thing or many after 5pm. At that same time, different aspects of our business have grown rapidly. For instance, we have a lot more local deliveries than ever before, more web site orders to process and our boarding facility is always fully booked at peak times and even “out of season” we are rarely without at least few visitors.

pet shop gloucester

With all this in mind we are changing the opening hours of our Gloucester pet shop to accommodate these changes in customer habits and better utilise our time. So rather than sit around last thing in the afternoon waiting for closing time to come, we will be closing 1/2 hour earlier so we can get started on the local deliveries in time to complete the round before every one thinks we have forgotten them!

pet shop Gloucester

Also we will be opening an hour later each day so that we can use the time to process over night web orders, dispatch those orders, attend to boarders, carry out marketing operations and do all the boring admin stuff we get too busy in the day to do.

 

There should be little effect on our existing customers as hardly anyone uses us during those times anyway and we can improve the level of service to our home delivery customers and increase capacity for this growing area of our business. The new opening times are as follows:-

Monday 10am – 5.30pm

Tuesday 10am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 10am – 5.30pm

Thursday 10am – 5.30pm

Friday 10am – 5.30pm

Saturday 10am – 5.30pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

Bank holidays 10am – 4pm

Nothing else is changing. We are still open 7 days a week. We are still open every day of the year except Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day. We are still doing FREE local delivery to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Painswick, We are still boarding small animals, reptiles and birds, we still offer the same huge range of  quality products. However, since it is me that is doing most of this myself (obviously with the help of the family staff) I have to make the absolute best use of my time possible and delivering service to our customers is more useful than me sitting in the shop, looking out down Southgate Street – as “entertaining” as that can be sometimes!

My apologies if this small change causes any inconvenience (I can’t see it will) but hopefully the extra time will improve service to existing customers and increase capacity further to cater for new ones.

The Angell Pets Team

Angell Pets July Offers

This months special offers from Angell Pets are now available in store and on line in our web store. All offers qualify for FREE LOCAL DELIVERY. Available until the end of July 2016, subject to availability.

Barking Heads Bad Hair Day 12kg ONLY £39.99 RRP £49.99

Barking Heads Tender Loving Care 12kg ONLY £39.99 RRP £49.99

Felix ‘ As good as it looks’ Ocean Feasts ONLY £11.00 RRP £16.00

Felix ‘As good as it looks’ Mixed Selection ONLY £11.00 RRP £16.00

Burgess Excel Rabbit Adult 2kg ONLY £3.49 RRP £4.49

Pedigree Dentastix 56 Pack:

Small Dog ONLY £8.25 RRP £12.05

Medium Dog ONLY £9.99 RRP £14.30

Large Dog ONLY £11.99 RRP £17.75

Laughing Dog Mixer 2.5kg ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.49

Supa Sutherland Seed Feeder ONLY £5.99 RRP £7.99

Supa Hamilton Peanut Feeder ONLY £5.99 RRP £7.99

Harringtons Cat Chicken & Rice 2kg ONLY £2.99 RRP £4.99

Harringtons Cat Salmon & Rice 2kg ONLY £2.99 RRP £4.99

Go Cat Chicken and Duck 10kg ONLY £16.99

Go Cat Tuna, Herring and Veg 10kg ONLY £16.99

Tetra Pond Sticks 4ltr ONLY £6.99

Pet Munchies Salmon Fillets 90g ONLY £1.49

Pet Munchies Salmon Skin Chews 90g ONLY £1.49

Pet Munchies Salmon Bites 90g ONLY £1.49

Whiskas Cat Pouches Fish Selection In Jelly (40 for the price of 32) ONLY £7.25

Whiskas Cat Pouches Poultry Selection In Jelly (40 for the prices of 32) ONLY £7.25

Animology Fox Poo Shampoo 250ml ONLY £3.49

Animology Flea and Tick Shampoo 250ml ONLY £3.49

Animology Puppy Love Shampoo 250ml ONLY £3.49

Best Pets Straw Large ONLY £2.59

Johnsons 4Fleas Tablets Cat and Kitten 3 Treatment ONLY £3.99

Johnsons 4Fleas Tablets Small Dog and Puppy 3 Treatement ONLY £3.99

The Angell Pets Team