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Our Story

Everyone involved in Nibble&Gnaw is a pet owner.  And we all want the same thing: our pets to be happy and healthy. That’s our mission. It's the reason we founded the business.

We all know that diet is the most important thing for keeping small animals happy and healthy, and that forage should make up about 90% of their diet.

One day, whilst complaining about the poor quality of hay being sold, one of our friends said: "You know the hay I take into the Middle East for their thorough-breds? What about bringing that in to the UK for rabbits and guinea pigs?" 

And that's how Nibble&Gnaw got started!

We have four principles: 

Provide the best quality forage in the market

Don't let customers down, ever

Provide great support & knowledge to owners

Be as environmentally friendly as possible

And these principles guide our decisions about what we do and how we do it

Finding suppliers who love their land, take great care and pride growing their forage, who don’t use pesticides, who field dry their grass and apply countless other small bits of attention to detail  to growing great hay

Buying hay that is fresh, green, sweet-smelling, and deliciously edible. In fact, our sister business supplies hay from the same fields to the finest horses in the Middle East.

Hand packing the hay to reduce the dust as much as possible, and to make sure there are no nasties or surprises in the hay when it gets to your beloved animal

Buying our hay in advance so we know we will always have hay for you. Believe it or not, managing the amount and quality of grass growing in a field is a science, and there is often limited supply

We're always reading about small animal health, talking to experts, and writing articles and support blogs to help you make sure your animal is getting the best care possible so that it is health and happy (and long-living)

Putting our hay in bio-degradable bags and recyclable cardboard boxes so that there is no waste going to landfill when you’ve finished with the hay

Recruiting people who share our mission and our founders’ approach to running Nibble&Gnaw. So the people working here need to be caring, supportive, knowledgeable and fun.

We want to improve how we do things, and find ways to help small animals live healthy, happy lives. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve, or new products we should be supplying, please get in touch: info@nibbleandgnaw.com

A few weeks ago I started to notice that my Lop was a lot quieter than usual. He seemed lethargic, was barely eating and his stools (what there was of them) were very inconsistent. I tried varying his diet and offered him multiple different hays but nothing worked. I was about to bring him to my vet as I was extremely worried it could be stasis.

Luckily a friend of mine suggested I try Nibble&Gnaw hay as she had been in a similar situation with one of her Rex. In hope I ordered a box and it was here the very next day. As soon as I brought it into the room he was over investigating, he was cautious at first but now it’s simply the only thing he will eat. The difference after only a few days is unbelievable and he seems happier than ever. Needless to say I will be buying this from now on especially since his wee buddy prefers this now.

V.....  9th September 2019

Got this as replacemt from supplier for 1st cut box which my girls never liked. Supplier was very nice and sent me their 2ndcut box. Could not have been nicer about my review on 1st cut

Soon as box was opened my wee ladies were over sniffing climbing on it. Gave them a handful and they sat eating and eating this continously. Whether it was because it was new fresh smell or what's this dad, they certainly sat eating for good 15 minutes. Obviously while I had to sit and stroke them lol. Much nicer obviously and lots more grass in this even the tougher bits were getting chewed. 4 days later I got a handful of this left and they not really bothering with their excel hay or meadow hay.  

Thank you nibble and gnaw. 1 dad very happy, 2 little piggies Jackie and Chan well big bulging belly and chewing away like mad. More to order, but they worth it.

Mr Thompson 17 JUN 2019