John Beswick Pets
The British are undoubtedly a nation of pet lovers with some of the most extensive laws covering the good treatment of animals anywhere in the world. Pet ownership can be traced back to 10000BC when clear evidence of dog and cat ownership has been unearthed. In the John Beswick Pet collection homage is paid to some of the unsung heroes of the pet world. The Pet Pal Goldfish studies in orange
and orange and white
are a prime example. In 1850 British chemist Robert Warington announces his discovery that plants added to a large container of water give off enough oxygen for fish to survive. A few years later the English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse starts the aquarium craze by creating a seawater aquarium for the London zoo; he also coined the word aquarium. Now over 10% of the British Population keeps a fish, whether in a simple bowl or sophisticated aquarium. The Budgie represented by John Beswick in either Blue
is another pet widely kept in the UK. Originating from Australia The term “budgie” is short for “budgerigar,” an English version of the Aborigine term “betcherrygah“, which means “good to eat“. Easy to keep friendly and intelligent, Budgies are actually one of the smallest forms of Parrot. For the lovers of all things cute and furry John Beswick Pets also includes Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits and Mice alongside the ever popular kittens and puppies. A pet still popular today is the Tortoise. Recorded to live to a ripe old age with some living in excess of 150 years the Tortoise can be a lifetime commitment for several generations although thankfully their needs are few. All John Beswick Adorables and Pet Pals have been developed in partnership with the RSPCA and a percentage from the sale of each study is donated to the charity.