Our mission

Here at The Nature Nook, we aim to bring you high quality ethically sourced pet supplies. Pop into our Paignton store, at 1-5 Totnes Road, TQ4 5JX

Welcome to The Nature Nook

We know a lot of pet shops claim they’re different from all the others – but we really mean it! We promise that all of our products are safe, wholesome, and healthy for the pets they are intended for, and we will only stock animals that come from reputable breeders.

The Nature Nook isn’t just about pets. We firmly believe that having pets is a great way of reconnecting with animals – and with the natural world in general – so we’ll also be selling products to nurture the wildlife in your own back garden.

Make sure to follow our blog, which will feature regular updates on our journey as we bring our vision of The Nature Nook to life, along with advice on how to care for your pets, conservation issues from around the world, and amazing facts about some of the wild animals that we share our planet with!

Recent Blog Posts

Freaky Frogs: Desert Frogs

Amphibians rely on water for a number of very important reasons. Firstly, although most modern amphibians possess lungs, many of them are extremely simple and are not completely sufficient for their needs. This means that…
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British Wildlife of the Week: Dartford Warbler

Britain is home to many small, skulking, inconspicuous warblers that superficially look very similar to one another. Drab, nondescript and unmemorable, they are the ultimate ‘little brown jobs’ – small seed- or bug-eating passerines of…
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Saola: The Asian Unicorn

A while back, The Nature Nook looked at the so-called ‘African unicorn’, the okapi. Half-believed but never seen, surrounded by legend and mystique, this highly secretive relative of the giraffe was only officially described by…
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British Wildlife of the Week: Fulmar

At first glance, the fulmar looks superficially similar to a herring gull, with its grey wings and white underparts. But a closer inspection will reveal that it is a smaller bird, with a shorter, stubbier…
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Animal World Records: Smallest Bird

A few weeks ago, in one of our British Wildlife of the Week articles, we looked at the goldcrest and the firecrest – the two smallest birds in Britain and Europe. But although they are…
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British Wildlife of the Week: Oak Tree

Deep within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, a huge, gnarled tree spreads its crooked limbs out over a small clearing. This is the Major Oak, the most visited tree in Britain – and probably the most…
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