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Spider eggs go to blazes
A woman who found tropical spider eggs in her supermarket bananas has had her vacuum cleaner incinerated.
Abby Woodgate thought her newly-delivered bananas had mould on them, but got the shock of her life when she poked the bunch with a toothpick and a cocoon opened, revealing dozens of eggs.
The Mirror reports that she threw them in the bin and cleared up remnants with her vacuum cleaner, before calling the Tesco store.
Pest control experts then visited her Colchester home, where they confirmed the eggs were from the aggressive and venomous Brazilian wandering spider.
The pest controllers seized the bin and when she told them about the vacuum cleaner with which she cleared up the debris, they said they would have to take that, too.
Tesco has offered to replace her bin and the cleaner, according to the Mirror.

Canin you help us?
An unusual request came into Royal Canin this time last year – could the team in Somerset help feed an orphaned baby wallaby?
Twelve months on, ‘Colin’ has made the transition from Royal Canin Babydog Milk (designed for puppies whose mothers can’t produce enough milk) to solid foods.
Owners Jan and Stuart Oates hand-reared Colin after his mother’s death. Jan said: “It was a challenge, but he is such a character. He really thrived on the Babydog Milk, and in fact loved it so much that weaning took a while.  We are so grateful to Royal Canin for their help because Colin was quite poorly before we got him on to the right milk.”
Jan and Stuart have a menagerie of wallabies, camels, peacocks, cattle and sheep at the Cornish Camels Farm, in Helston, where they host weddings, holiday cottages, a camel farm and a family visitor experience. 
Royal Canin retail marketing manager Gemma Duffield said: “Precise, tailormade, innovative and top quality nutrition for dogs and cats is, of course, what we usually focus on – so a question about a wallaby gave our customer service team a different challenge!
“But we were delighted to be able to help, and are delighted that Colin has done so well.  Feedback in the past has told us that other species have thrived on Royal Canin, too, including meerkats, fox cubs and hoglets (baby hedgehogs).”


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Serj the bearded dragon becomes a calendar star

NOAH The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has turned four UK pets into calendar stars, naming them as winners of its nationwide ‘picture of health’ competition.

It’s a family affair for Scottish pet shop

Claire Wylie is the new manager of Simply Pets, an independent pet shop in Inverness. Previous manager Emma Mitchell is leaving after six years to concentrate on her dog training classes and mobile dog grooming service.

Burglars raid West Yorkshire’s Fuller Fillies

Burglars escaped with more than 70% of the stock from Fuller Fillies’ warehouse in West Yorkshire.

Pensioner pets pile the pounds on premiums

A new survey by Which? reveals that pet insurance premiums can more than double as pets age.

Online start-up sends out monthly treat boxes

New online company Ruby&Duke says it aims to ‘change the way UK dog owners shop for their four-legged friends’.

Crown Pet Foods makes two new appointments

Crown Pet Foods has appointed May Philpott as Royal Canin retail sales and marketing director and Talia Findlay as Crown Pet Foods’ e-business director.

Gocompare.com to sponsor pet shows

The London and National Pet Shows have confirmed Gocompare.com as headline sponsor of the 2015 events.

Helping owners cope with loss of pets

To help pet parents better cope with the loss of their animals, a US business called Cuddle Clones is making stuffed versions of the pets based on photos taken from different angles as an alternative to taxidermy.

Laguna brings out three-in-one pond pump

Laguna’s new PowerClear Multi Three-In-One pump unit provides filtration, water circulation and UVC sterilisation.

Crate Ideas unveils In Vogue Pets for trade

Crate covers and pet bed manufacturer Crate Ideas has launched a new name for the trade and wholesale aspect of its business, In Vogue Pets.

World yoga record set for owners and dogs

More than 250 dogs and their owners gathered in San Diego in January to set a new world record for the most people and dogs doing yoga.

Britain ‘bursting with unwanted pets’

Loopholes in animal welfare legislation could be the cause of a rise in unwanted, neglected and sick animals, vets at the Animal Welfare Foundation annual Discussion Forum in the summer will claim.

Bob the street cat gets own licensing agent

PA has been appointed licensing agent for Bob, the street cat that changed the life of a homeless busker and became a publishing sensation.

Topmouth gudgeon poisoned in London park

Fish in a London park were poisoned on Feb 17 in a bid to prevent a potentially ‘disastrous’ spread of a highly invasive species.

New company launches into dog food category

Brown’s Pet Food has launched three dog food products: Puppy & Breeder, Health & Active and Light & Sensitive.

Park Your Pooch While You Shop idea gets thumbs up

A West Sussex pet shop manager has come up with an idea to help make shopping with a dog easier.

Royal Canin UK appoints Jakub Kolesa as GM

Jakub Kolesa has been appointed general manager of Royal Canin UK and Ireland from the beginning of this month.

Looking for a microchipping course?

Retailers who wish to offer microchipping can enroll in a veterinary-run microchip implanter course.

Ice, ice, baby

Researchers have discovered fish, crustaceans and jellyfish, deep beneath Antarctic ice shelf.

New range launched for Crufts’ qualifiers

The Kennel Club has launched its ‘We Qualified for Crufts 2015’ merchandise range, designed for anyone competing at this year’s show.

Mary Portas to speak at bira conference

‘Queen of Shops’ Mary Portas will be speaking to retailers and suppliers at the British Independent Retailers Association’s (bira) 2015 High Street Conference at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire on May 13.

US mobile grooming industry grows

Falling fuel prices and increased pet spending are factors driving mobile dog grooming businesses in the US.

50 shells of grey

Two Fly River Turtles, now nicknamed Christian and Annastasia, are being subjected to an unorthodox therapy in the hope it will encourage them to breed.

TopLife Formula sees strong growth after re-launch

UK pet milk brand TopLife Formula achieved double-digit growth of 29% in 2014 thanks to increased distribution and a packaging re-launch

Calling kennel and cattery owners

A business looking ‘to revolutionise’ the kennel and cattery reservation process is asking for kennel and cattery owners to help test its new service.

Rockfish gets a fake eye to counter bullying

Vets at a Canadian aquarium have given a rockfish a fake eye to stop tankmates bullying it.

Poorly puffer makes full recovery at aquarium

A sick puffer fish has made a full recovery after being donated to a Cornish aquarium by piling on the pounds.

JBL’s new App turns phone into water-test centre

JBL has introduced a new, free App that it says will ‘revolutionise’ water testing.

No more holiday worries for Betta keepers

Hagen has launched two new products for Betta keepers.

Aussie regulation could force pet shops to close

Several pet shops in New South Wales, Australia, could close because of new federal government restrictions on imported fish that come into effect on March 1, the pet industry warns.

Hawaii proposals could scupper ornamental trade

The UK’s trade body representing the ornamental fish industry has had its say on controversial plans to stop the aquarium trade in Hawaii.

Singapore’s Qian Hu reports strong growth

Singapore ornamental fish breeder Qian Hu Corporation has reported strong earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014, with net profit rising by 155% from the same period a year ago to S$176,000 (£87,000), reports the Channel News Asia.

Walkers find tropical fish washed up in Norfolk

Beach walkers have been surprised to find tropical fish washed up on north Norfolk coasts.

Trial gives Mini Algae Wafers the thumbs up

Aquatics specialist FishScience has conducted a trial of its new FishScience Mini Algae Wafers and has garnered favourable comments.

Chinese men caught smuggling two million eels

Customs officials in Bulgaria have seized two million live baby eels hidden in luggage, reports the BBC news.

Thai expo to display over 200 ornamental species

This year’s Thailand International Ornamental Fish Expo will be held from June 2-5 in Bangkok.

Fish moved from flooded Bangkok shopping centre

Workers from Bangkok’s Fisheries Department are moving about 3,000 fish out of the Thai city’s condemned New World shopping centre, where they have swum around for more than 10 years.

API launches inaugural food range in the UK

API is launching a full range of foods, the first time API has had a range of food in the UK.
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