FREE local delivery area widened to include Cheltenham

FREE local delivery with any order has been on offer from us at Angell Pets for quite some time.

We are now able to extend this FREE service to Cheltenham and the surrounding areas. Delivery of any item in the GL1,2,3,4,50,51,52 and 53 areas is now FREE.

Orders can be placed over the phone or from our on line web store. Orders on line are by card but COD is available for telephone orders.

free local delivery

This also means we are now able to offer livestock deliveries to these areas, as all FREE local delivery runs are with our own vehicles (we do not post or courier animals). Simply choose from our stock on line and call to arrange payment and delivery. This gives us the opportunity for us to check you have thought through your purchase and for you to check us out and be sure of what you are buying.

If you need to arrange FREE local delivery at a specific time, call us at the shop and order over the telephone and we will try to arrange delivery at a time that suits you. Unless it is really busy we can usually accomodate. Please note we do not usually deliver at weekends. I work seven days a week and do FREE local delivery in the evenings during the week. My wife insists I have some time off!

So sign up on our on line store to receive FREE LOCAL DELIVERY of all your animals needs.

The Angell Pets Team

Angell Pets May Offers

Angell Pets discounts for May are now available in store and online at angellpets.co.uk

For details of the range of offers click below.

Best Pets May

Angell Pets

To purchase any of the offers from Angell Pets click on the relevant link below.

Burgess Sensitive

Sheba

Strikeback

Felix

Hills feline mature

Hills feline adult

Bob Martin dog dewormer

Eukanuba

Tetra pond

Pointer dental sticks

Whiskas

Arden Grange adult cat

Arden Grange kitten

Don’t forget, Angell Pets delivery is FREE locally to Gloucester and FREE for over £100 anywhere in the UK.

 

The Angell Pets Team

 

 

Exo Terra waterfall? Want to improve it?

Exo Terra waterfall in small to large. They work with a small pump that sits in the base of the assembly and pumps water to the top through a small hose that then runs down the face of the waterfall into the reservoir at the bottom where the pump sits. The medium and large versions aslo have a small reservoir half way down to take an optional fogger.

A few problems we have found using these Exo Terra waterfalls in our display vivs. include the reservoir running low through evaporation and the pump being very intolerant of running dry (they burn out quite quickly if the go dry), blockage of the pump from substrate or dead crickets etc. and the just awkwardness of the assembly to clean out leading to the water being left a little too long and going off. It really is just too much work to do every couple of days, especially if you have the Exo Terra waterfall in amongst a complex display viv.

Exo Terra Waterfall

 

A cheap, easy to install improvement can be made that drastically reduces the amount of cleaning required, improves the amount of water flow (the Exo Terra waterfall pump itself generates quite a low flow) without causing splashing all over the viv. and improves the quality of the water.

We replace the Exo Terra waterfall pump with a Superfish Aqua 50 filter pump. It is larger overall but still fits neatly into the reservoir or the Exo Terra water fall. It has a higher flow rate than the Exo Terra waterfall pump and has an very efficient cartridge filter. This will clean out and solids from the water in the Exo Terra waterfall and will allow nitrosomonas and  nitrobacter bacteria to grow in the filter membrane which will remove ammonia and nitrate (products of biological breakdown of waste) and keep the water clean and fresh for much longer, reducing the frequency of cleaning and improving the quality of the water available to your reptile to drink (we typically use them with chameleons, tokays, etc.). The pump in the Superfish Aqua 50 also has a higher tolerance to running dry than the Exo Terra waterfall pump (although this still is not to be recommended) and has an easy to change and inexpensive cartridge filter.

exo terra waterfall replacement pump

 

If you have and Exo Terra waterfall it is well worth giving this small improvement a go. Save yourself some work and improve the environment of your animal for very little cost.

 

The Angell Pets Team

Ferret kits now in stock

pet shop gloucester ferretFerret kits from our own Angell Pets breeding stock are now in store. I went over to our breeding centre last night and collected hob and jill kits which are now safely housed in store.

I also brought back Vinny (grandad) to house at home. What a journey that was. He is in full breeding condition and not the best passenger to have in the van (aircon off – windows fully open – he stinks!)

Anyway we have seven hobs ferrets and five jills available for sale. We will be working on the last stages of hand taming and litter training over the next couple of days.

Prices are the same as last year, £25 for a hob and £30 for a jill ferret. This is below trade price (to buy them in from one of our suppliers would cost me £40 each!!!). Our ferrets are always extremely popular and as we have not had the best of breeding seasons so far this year these little beauties will not be around for long. So if you have been waitng for one of our ferrets get in quick. We currently have polecat, silver mitt, sandy mitt and albinos.

Before considering buying a ferret please factor in the cost of neutering. Male ferrets smell very strongly in breeding condition and are at risk of prostate problems. Females MUST be mated to take them out of season (or be given expensive jill jabs) or they will get very ill or die. We recommend all ferrets bought from us are neutered and vaccinated for canine distemper..

 

The Angell Pets Team

Pet shop Gloucester July offers

Pet shop Gloucester summer offers in store now. Pop in to our pet shop Gloucester to get one of these fantastic bargains, many at below supermarket prices.

Pet shop Gloucester offers July 2013

pet shop gloucesterKeep up to date with all our offers and register on our pet shop Gloucester email list and get an extra 10% discount.

The Angell Pets Team

ProTect reptile cleaning range introductory offer

ProTect reptile cleansing products are one of the best ranges of products on the market for disinfecting reptile enclosures, equipment and hands.

Reptiles (like all animals) can carry disease causing organisms (bacteria, viruses and other pathogenic organisms like cryptosporidium). Good hygiene is essential to keep you and your family safe.As said all animals can carry most of these organisms (remember the fuss over salmonella in poultry in the 1980’s) but reptiles seem to draw all the negative attention. A good regime and good quality product will ensure they do not pose a risk to human health.

pet shop gloucester

 

A lot of cleaning products on the market however are not safe to use with reptiles. Phenolic compounds are toxic and can kill the animal. Some specialist reptile products only kill a limited range of pathogenic organisms. ProTect products are effective against all the commonly carried bacteria, viruses and disease casing organisms, so protect against diseases such as salmonellosis, cryptosporidiosis, e-coli infection etc.

We have the products on offer at 10% off all this week as an introduction to the range.

As an added bonus you can get 20% off if you buy all four ProTect items in the range. So not only will you be keeping your reptile and family safe, you can be doing it at a nice discount too.

The Angell Pets Team

Pet Supplies April offers

Pet supplies April offers sheet. These offers are avaialbe in store through the whole of April. Click the link for supermarket beating prices.

Here are our pet supplies offers for this April.

Pet Supplies April offers

The Angell Pets Team

 

Pet shop Gloucester advice series – good hygiene

Pet shop Gloucester advice on avoiding infection from animals through good hygiene.

All animals have the potential to carry organisms (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, multicellular parasites) that can cause disease in humans. The most obvious and common is E.coli bacteria. We carry this ourselves, that’s why you should wash your hands after going to the toilet. Another common one is salmonella, potentially carried by a host of animals including reptiles and birds.

The commonest way of spreading these disease causing organisms is through faecal material (poop), urine, saliva and breath (in the water droplets). So on the face of it owning an animal seems to be a bad thing to do if you want to avoid being ill.

Well you actually stand more chance of being infected by disease from another human than you do from an animal, wild or a pet. How many people do you know who don’t wash their hands after going to the toilet or before preparing food, after blowing their nose, who sneeze, pick their nose, cough and splutter all over the place when they have a cold or worse and every one knows the story about the research into how many individual samples of human urine can be found on bar snacks! I even gave myself food poisoning recently, most likely from blue cheese, although I can’t be sure.

pet shop Gloucester

Humans eh! Dirty, horrible things.

With regard to animals, especially pet animals, the risk can be greatly reduced by ALWAYS following a basic set of rules. It is common sense really when you think about it but it does no harm to reiterate the rules here. You wouldn’t lick a rat’s bottom (I would hope not anyway!) but that is exactly what you are doing if, after handling your pet rat, you bite that little bit of hang nail off or wipe your mouth with the back of your hand.

  • Do not do anything that involves putting your hands near your face whilst handling any pet animal. This includes eating, drinking, smoking, sucking your thumb!
  • Keep your pet’s enclosure clean and dry generally. Remove soiled bedding and use a disinfectant appropriate to the species (household disinfectants can be toxic to animals).
  • Wash you hands IMMEDIATELY after handling you pet or cleaning its enclosure. Also after handling anything your pet touches such as toys, dog beds, scratch posts etc.
  • Do not kiss your pet or hold it close to your face, that’s what humans are for.
  • Cover any cuts, abrasions, sores or scratches with a water proof dressing before handling or cleaning. Also if you pick up any new ones in the process clean these and apply  a suitable dressing.
  • Don’t keep animals in rooms used to prepare food. Never let them walk on food surfaces and don’t wash animal items in sinks used for human food utensils. If you have no choice, always thoroughly disinfect the sink and surrounding work surfaces afterwards and don’t use the same cloths for both.
  • Don’t let animals onto your bed and especially not your pillow.

Follow these rules and you shouldn’t end up as one of the many people with an undiagnosed gastrointestinal infection (24 hour bout of diarrhoea) or one of the very rare cases of rat hantavirus (the only two cases of this flu like disease I know of in the UK were breeders who were in constant contact with rats but clearly didn’t have sufficient infection control).

If you are sensible pets have been shown to reduce disease in humans but if you lick a rat’s bum (figuritively speaking), expect the worst!

Keep visiting for more pet shop Gloucester advice.

The Angell Pets Team

Pet Shop Gloucester March offers

Pet shop Gloucester offer sheet for March. Please CLICK BELOW for this months offers.

Best Pets March

To receive regular pet shop Gloucester updates register on the right and receive a 10% discount on everything.

Pet Shop Gloucester

The Angell Pets Team

Pet shop Gloucester offer

Pet shop Gloucester offer on Orijen and Acana 400g bags. We are selling 400g bags of Orijen and Acana dog and cat foods at 50% off marked price.

Champion Pet foods are stopping making 400g bags of Orijen. We still have some on the shelves in our pet shop Gloucester and would like to clear the space quickly for new stock of other products (we are always looking to increase our pet shop Gloucester range). So we are marking down the price by 50%.

pet shop gloucester

This gives you and excellent chance to try out this superb food at a bargain price. I use this food myself for my staffie lurcher cross, Venus and my Cretan hound, Raki. So I can vouch for its qualities personally (well almost, they eat, it not me!). They both have superb coat, are in prime condition physically and as an added bonus produce much less waste than they would if they were being fed a food with lots of grain filler (most foods on the market).

Click the link below for a fuller explanation of the qualities of good dog food on our pet shop Gloucester You Tube channel. The “good” example used in the video is Orijen. I won’t say what the “bad” example is. Anyone who has heard me talk about it will know which food I think is the worst rubbish on the market. We only stock it in our pet shop Gloucester so I can ask people why they want to buy it!

So take this opportunity to give it a try and see what you think. If you are an existing pet shop Gloucester customer buying 2.5kg or 7kg bags it is actually cheaper at this price to get the 400g bags!

 

The Angell Pets Team