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Pet Boarding including Rabbits, Birds, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Mice and Reptiles.

Pet Parties- Bring animals to your Party! Fluffies, feathered and scaled! Prices start from only £85.00

Pet Therapy- Bringing animals in to care homes etc to bring joy and laughter to people.

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Charice Abbie K White

7 September 2019

Was in today as my last stop off on my trip around York, Marc couldn't of been more helpful, Brilliant advice for us novices and helped assure us our fish would be fine for a 2 hour journey home with a insulated box given to us! Seems to have a real passion for his job and that's exactly what we are looking for! Cannot wait to come again for more! Well stocked for everything you need! Plants are thriving and good variety! Even some friendly dogs to make you feel at home!! Well worth travelling 2 hours for cannot wait to return.. Thanks again team and especially Marc!! Xx 5✨ More...

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Laura Wood

13 July 2019

My daughter had an animal party provided by Aquatic Finatic, you were amazing! Great selection of animals, the 2 handlers were brilliant with the children, really chatty with the kids giving them interesting facts about the animals! Would highly recommend you to anyone. Thank you for making my daughters birthday so special!! X More...

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Sally Ann Young

24 June 2019

Friendly top notch helpful

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Beverley Dunsmore

23 June 2019

Lovely friendly staff with hearts of gold. Very knowledgeable.

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Sandra Grainger

2 May 2019

fantastic helpful and knowledgeable

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Sally Tesseyman

26 April 2019

great friendly and helpful staff lovely coffee and refuge fro t he rain while the kids played on the new play equipment x

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Shirley Miller

20 April 2019

They have a wealth of knowledge on all their products, great choice of fish, reptiles & much more. My grandchildren love going to see the rabbits, hamsters & birds. They have just started doing tea, coffee, cake & ice cream it’s just lovely to see a small independent evolve & wish them all the best for a great future. ❤️ More...

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Heather Loveday

12 April 2019

Had James come to our house a couple of weeks ago for my daughters birthday party, he brought a variety of animals. The children held snakes, spiders ect he gave them the opportunity to over come fears and they all had an amazing time so did the adults. They give great advice and always willing to help, I love this shop wont go anywhere else, I would highly recommend them. More...

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Chris Birch

12 April 2019

Exceptional customer service from everybody i have met at Aquatic Finatic, i got my first aquarium and with help from here things couldnt of been any easier for a novice. All questions were answered with a true professional attitude even if to me seemed very simple. Everybody is happy to help and guide you with what you need. There loyalty card and free water testing is fantastic! I will not shop anywere else for my fish and accessories. Thank you for your help and advice, yesterday i got my second aquarium and as ever Aquatic Finatics are been extremely helpful again. 5*!!! More...

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Helen Barker

12 April 2019

Absolutely amazing quality and value. And the staff are just so lovely as well. Went for some Apistogrammas which I knew they had in stock and the guy I had who helped me was just brilliant. We stood looking at the Electric Blue Rams trying to work out a female and we eventually thought we'd found one (they're both VERY similar except for a couple of tiny differences) so I took a risk and got one for my male. I stood there watching it so we could get the right one whilst he got his gear haha . Then he showed me the different types of Apistogrammas he had in stock, I picked a type and asked for a male and female. I got distracted by some rocks in a side room and he came to show me the 2 he'd got and asked if they were okay (they were perfect!). His customer service was absolutely brilliant.
If they were closer to us we'd be there more often for sure.
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Rachel Raisborough

12 April 2019

We have been going to Aquatic Finatic for years now. Every time we go in the shop we are greeted by the friendly staff and they always ask how they can help us. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them and they are all very knowledgable. On our latest visit, Kayleigh in particular was fantastic helping us choose our new pet rabbit with our two very excited little boys! She could answer all our questions about it and made sure we were fully sorted with all we needed for our new pet. They keep a large selection of animals who are all looked after in fantastic condition. Everything you need for your pets is there. Would definitely recommend this place. More...

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Emma-Jane Scriven

12 April 2019

I love this shop anyway, but today they really came through for me and my little man (George, a Spur-thighed tortoise). His heating wasn't working, which in this weather in our heating-free house is a very bad thing. I've had it in place since I got him about three years ago, and was more than a bit surprised when it failed. Trial and error with fuses revealed that the thermostat had failed. The whole team couldn't have been more helpful in helping sort the issue out. They exchanged the unit for me, and my little man's alright now, and that's thanks to these guys. A standout reason why you should buy from local shops. I'd never buy from anywhere else when it comes to my tortoise. Their expertise across all their departments is fantastic and solid. A brilliant shop! More...

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Sonia Pattison

12 April 2019

Visited today and we were welcomed by a young man who came over to ask if we needed any help , we’ve just put a pond in our garden and he was very helpful answering our many questions then gave us time to browse . Once we had decided on our purchases we were greeted by Mark who was beyond courteous extremley helpful friendly and very patient with our requirements . Spent over an hour there was looked after the whole time . Lovely experience . Very happy customers . Thankyou More...

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Rachael Monaghan

12 April 2019

Just had a party for my 8 year old and we hired Aquatic Finatic to bring some animals and insects to our house for the children to hold. These consisted of snakes, a chinchilla, a tortoise, a rabbit, a Guinea pig, a ferret, a bearded dragon, a gecko and a tarantula. James was a perfect host and was a wealth of knowledge about all the creatures and helped put nervous children (and adults �) at ease.
The session lasted an hour and was really good value for money.
I’d highly recommend this as a party option.
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Jo Pulman

12 April 2019

I would like to say a massive thank you to Aquatic Finatic today for staying open late so we could get to you to get some essential equipment for our tropical fish and for the fab assistance you gave us. Very much appreciated.x

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James Bell

12 April 2019

First time we visited last week we bought 2 dwarf frogs and went back today we took away 2 tree frogs they are now all nice and settled in their new homes. Both occasions Fab staff and excellent service. More...

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Daniel Ross

12 April 2019

Aquatic Finatic has a Great variety of fish and dry goods and always excellent customer service!! The tanks are all clean and well maintained. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and always happy to help. If you want something they don't have they are always happy to get it in for you. Definitely go and check them out as there is something for everyone. More...

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Gordon Armstrong

12 April 2019

I had an emergency yesterday with my marine tank, came into the sitting room and water was leaking from the bottom. After calling, I was hooked up with a lovaly 225lt Aqua One tank and stand. My fish, live rock and coral has been successfully moved across and are all very happy in there new bigger home. Many many thanks Aquatic Fanatic for sorting me out so quickly. More...

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Danielle Gray

12 April 2019

Cannot praise this place enough! The fish are cared for as they should be! And the staff are fantastic, Mark especially, could not be more help if he tried! This place is our go to for fish. Haven't been for ages but intend to make a trip very soon. Love aquatic finatic!!! More...

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Gav Tyler

12 April 2019

Been in 3 times now whilst setting up our new tropical fish tank, and dealt with 3 different members of staff. On each occasion I have received FIRST CLASS service, with a smile, and much needed EXPERT advice from all involved.
The time the staff have spent answering my questions, and offering free advice is spot on!
Thank You to all of you :)
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Michael Phillips

12 April 2019

Absolutely fintastic place staff really nice and mark is exceptionally helpful with all your aquatic needs top drawer stuff

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Iona Hart

12 April 2019

Been several times and they always have a fantastic selection of fish, reptiles and furries and plenty of products to maintain tanks and happy pets! OUTSTANDING customer service who cannot do enough for you! Could not recommend enough! More...

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Michael Hobson

12 April 2019

I've been going to this shop for sometime now and I'm always welcomed with a smile even if I'm just passing and pop in for a look at the new fish that's come in. There is lots to choose from and a good range of fish to choose from. The staff are lovely people and go above and beyond to help you in any way they can and are very knowledge in all aspects of the shops many creepy Crawley's and slithery ones plus birds ,rabbits and others to many to name . More...

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Mark Ellis

12 April 2019

Today was my first time coming to Aquatic Finatic , the staff were excellent. On arrival I was greeted by multiple staff all asking if I was ok and if I needed any assistance just to ask. When it came to picking some fish out to buy I had an idea on what I wanted so I just asked if the fish I had seen were going to make good tank mates. A member of staff called Mark gave me some great advice on what would go ok with my tank and even improve it. After looking around and talking alot I came to the conclusion which 10 fish I was coming away with. As I had driven along distance to aquatic finatic the staff bagged and packaged the fish I bought into a polystyrene box for a safe journey back home. All in all the staff were great. All the tanks looked great. You can tell this is a company that takes pride in their work.I look forward to going back very soon. More...

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Lennu Wormald

12 April 2019

A friend of mine has tsken me to this shop for the 1st time today and I was helped by a member of staff called mark who was very friendly and was very helpful he made sure the fish i had chosen for my tank would be at home with my other fish gave me good info about my new fish and gave me good info on the best food so i will be bk for more fish soon many thanks

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Dan Loveday

12 April 2019

Aquatic fanatic came to our house for our daughters birthday party. They brought a large variety off animals which the kids were able to touch and hold, they were extremely knowledgeable about every animal they had with them. They were also very patient and not rushing the kids at all. Highly recommended for a very different type of party. More...

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Rosamund Wainwright-Baker

12 April 2019

We have been visiting as a family for a number of years. The team here are unbeatable in every way, superbly knowledgeable, honest and really keen to share information. They engage children into how best to care for their pets, encouraging them to take responsibility and ensure a suitable match. Always available to support follow up care after a purchase and help. Love visiting the shop and all the animals/fish/reptiles/birds ..... are kept and cared for to very high standards. Looking forward to our next visit. More...

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Anita Conway

5 April 2019

Lovely, friendly, helpful staff

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Joanna Ferguson

18 March 2019

Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to James and Megan, the party animals made my daughters day!! The animals were fab and the guys made sure all of the children got to hold and learn about the animals on display! I definately recommend to everyone!! Thanks again x More...

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Kate Crane

11 March 2019

Very friendly, helpful staff. Incredibly knowledgeable and always willing to give advice. My son is very happy with his new fish tank. Highly recommended.

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Erica Rodger

8 February 2019

They were a life saver and we highly recommend them. Nothing was too much trouble. The 20 Children and 8 adults had a fantastic, stimulating afternoon. There were 2 handlers who were very knowledgeable about all the animals they brought and answered all the questions our inquisitive children asked. We adults got to tick handling a tarantula off our bucket list and had as much fun as the children. So many well cared for animals. Our Children were very lucky, it was a very tactile experience, even the children who were a little worried at first engaged well. Thank you so much you made my daughters day We had booked and left a deposit two months before our daughters Birthday party with Mags from Animal Intuition they let us down 2 days before the big day stating it was dangerous for the animals because of the weather. My daughters Birthday was on the 25th of January and it was the best nicest weather of the month. More...

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Alexandra Baines

5 February 2019

Fantastic party for my sons 7th Birthday. Thank you

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Henry Quigg

19 January 2019

Very friendly and nothing is too much trouble

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Tom Jackson

29 December 2018

Brilliant team, I rehomed a blue crayfish of considerable size from them, was warned he was a tank destroyer, but he’s been perfect for me as I run big tanks and try set up as close to a natural ecosystem as possible, he catches a few fish here and there and stops them over populating the tank. The team understand what I try to setup and are always super helpful. More...

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Emma Dobinson

16 December 2018

Came to my son's 5th birthday party and did a fantastic job, kids and adults enjoyed it! They brought a great selection of animals too.

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Kerry Turner

20 November 2018

Last weekend we bought two absolutely fantastic rats from aquatic finatic they are so tame and lovely natured. Honey and hazel have fitted straight in we love them. Thanks to the staff for being so helpful and friendly only been to this shop twice but will go back again and again highly recommend More...

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Natalie Turner

26 August 2018

We held a surprise party for my 7yr old son in July with Aquatic Finatic . It was a massive hit with everyone , adults included! There was a wide range of weird and wonderful creatures , from bunnies to tarantulas. This is my son’s favourite place to come and look at the animals & every time we’ve been to visit , a member of staff is always happy to stop and speak to him/show him the creatures. Definitely one of the best parties we’ve had that won’t be forgotten! More...

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Michelle Helen Snow

25 August 2018

just a quick Thank-you for the fantastic event today at aquatic finatics my little boy loved it and myself and my parents who attended always a welcoming place x

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Paul Stevenson

30 June 2018

We were helped by Mark, who actually came over to us outside to see if we needed any help. Really, really nice guy, very helpful and answered all our 'beginner's' questions. He was very knowledgeable and is obviously passionate about all things fish keeping. A real asset to Aquatic Finatic, and a shining example of superb customer service. More...

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Stuart Glenister

29 June 2018

Very knowledgeable staff with competitive prices. I would recommend here over any high street pet store.

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Abby Terry

20 June 2018

Friendly staff and very well looked after animals. We have bought all sorts from here including rabbits, fish, food etc and always had a good experience and been given sound advice on care.

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myles tomlinson

3 June 2018

Friendly helpful staff, great selection of fish including many "L" number cats!

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Victoria Jackson Pollitt

23 December 2017

Just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did with all the children yesterday at Chrysalis Montessori in Rainton. The children absolutely loved it (and some of the teachers!) You were fantastic and we hope you can come and see us again. � Thank you More...

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Ben Sean Binder

9 September 2017

Brilliant shop perfect for tropical fish

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Amy Barker

6 June 2017

Brilliant shop! Fabulous, helpful staff and lots of stock too! Can't rate highly enough

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Kati Vert

24 February 2017

Visited for the first time today. Staff were super helpful, friendly and knowledgable. Lots of stock and able to answer all my questions. Will be back again :)

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Luiza Bell

7 February 2017

We bought two lovely guineapigs and they are beautiful and well looked after

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BedeK

17 October 2016

Congratulations Lynne on winning PFK "BEST SMALL SHOP", thoroughly deserved, not before time. I've known this lady for many years even going back to Sinderby & found her & her staff always helpful & they certainly know their stuff. Over the years Lynne has supplied me with many show winning fish. Lots of sort after local bred top quality fish in stock at prices much lower than other shops. Good luck in all you do Lynne. BK. More...

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Rachel Hardisty

16 October 2016

Been going to Aquatic Finatic for years! All the staff are great with knowledge & advice each specialising in their own field but one member of staff always stands out the most & that's James! He knows everything there is to know, throw any question at him & he'll know the answer, never rushing you to make a decision & nothing's ever a problem to him! I wouldn't go anywhere else! Top man! More...

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Sarah Hoatson

15 April 2016

Fantastic advice always willing to help great at getting what u want great shop

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Kerry Robson

8 April 2016

Love it here! We just took away Hippo the hairless pig we love him!

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Chris Masterman

27 November 2015

Pest shot around! Iv followed mark everywhere he work! Really knows his stuff. All staff really friendly and great advice givers, my family love coming down and holding the tarantulas

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Darren Arty Wright

16 November 2015

Very helpful good quality well kept animals

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Liz Sheeran

7 November 2015

Fantastic shop and very helpful staff ..................

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Sharon1972

26 October 2015

Superb service and friendly helpful staff giving great advice in all areas - they sourced a stunning zebra plec for my son - 10 out of 10

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Michael White

12 September 2015

Excellent place, good staff and great fish

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Eric Hood

18 August 2015

Top fish shop. Lol. It's a nice and friendly atmosphere and i got good service.

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Amy Pilkington

17 August 2015

Very good and informative. Helped alot with me choosing a snake and the advise and knowledge were just inspiring. Can't wait to come again. Excellent service

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Ashley James Holyer

8 July 2015

Very nice people to deal with had some problem with my tank after the help I haven't had any problems since all the fish I have bought have been fine no problems at all

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Jordan Bentley

3 June 2015

This place is brilliant thanks to them and my fish is getting use to it brand new home.

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Harley Gilliam

24 April 2015

Couldn't ask for better staff and advice when at the shop or over the phone, tanks are always clean and fish are very well looked after, thanks :)

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Jayne Portrey-Young

28 February 2015

Excellent place, great, friendly staff, great fish selection, if they have not got it they will get it for you. Very Knowledgeable and happy to help.

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Gracie Exelby

19 November 2014

All staff really friendly, nice atmosphere given. Always clean tidy. I come here often almost most Saturday, And the knowledge of staff is brilliant, Defo recommend ! Always got such beautiful fish in and fury friends! More...

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Milly Moochacha

19 October 2014

Great staff always helpful and knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help with anything, always bought my pets and accessories from here. Would recommend.

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Georgina Gaddass

23 August 2014

The staff are lovely and very knowledge! I have one very happy little girl with a pink jelly fish!

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Zoe E Schoenfeldt

7 August 2014

Amazing shop and have made good friends with the owners, definitely recommend going there.

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Scott Davies

30 July 2014

best place ive ever got my fish from and the service is spectacular

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Mary Crawford

8 May 2014

We visit most weekends, all the staff are fantastic,my first choice for advice

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Andrea Darlington

19 April 2014

Always my favourite pet shop, first port of call for my mini zoo.

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Justin Howe

13 April 2014

Great place to visit and brilliant staff.

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Lee Sketcher

22 March 2014

My god does Mark know his stuff. Well worth the drive from york.

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Michelle Bendelow

25 February 2014

Wide range of fish and pets and always friendly and helpful staff

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Sharon Twyman

15 February 2014

Brilliant place, staff are extremely friendly and helpful , my new tank looks amazing , thanks to Mark .

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