Address: 521 Kamo Rd, Kamo, Whangarei 0112

Phone: 09-435 3736

Owning Small Animals... What you need to know... What you really need...







Your Starter Guide
for Purchasing a Small Animal

Once you have chosen your small animal there are a few things you need before taking them home.


A Quick Shopping List

  • Food and Water bowls

  • Hay

  • Food

  • Fresh vegetables and fruit

  • Housing

  • Enclosure


Optional Extras

  • Mineral + Salt lick

  • Chew toys

  • Treats

  • Grooming kit


Rabbits and Guinea pigs are strictly herbivores so their diet consists of pellets, vegetables/fruit and hay. Guinea pigs need to be provided with vegetables/fruit that contain vitamin c as they lack an enzyme that produces this vitamin. Some excellent vegetables/fruits containing vitamin c are kale, broccoli, strawberries and parsley. Rabbits require a high-fiber diet for proper digestion, a good quality food with hay, vegetables and fruit is the perfect diet for rabbits.


Preparing your home

Ensure you have your cage all set up and prepared before bringing your little furry baby home. This includes ensuring you have food, food and water bowls, hay and a hide away area.


Bringing your Guinea pig/Rabbit home

When bringing your new Guinea pig/Rabbit home they are likely to feel stressed and slightly overwhelmed as they are in a completely new environment. This means they will need a day or two to acclimate to their new home before you start handling them, you can also cover their enclosure with a cloth/sheet for the first day or two, giving the guinea pig/rabbit the time to explore their new home with privacy and less distractions.

 Another thing you can do to help your guinea pig/rabbit adjust is to use the same type of food and bedding that they are used to using and gradually add new products. Always make sure that you provide plenty of fresh water daily and dry bedding for them to sleep on. Providing them with nibbles and salt licks will also keep their teeth in great shape and give them all the nutrients they need.



Your Guinea pig/Rabbit should be given fresh food and water daily supplemented with hay and fresh vegetables to maintain their dietary needs. Rabbits should be given hay as it makes up at least 70% of their diet, good hays to use are Timothy or Meadow hay. Fruit can be used as a treat and should only be given once daily in small portions as fruit is high in natural sugars.


Small Animal Boarding

We now offer Small Animal Boarding for animals such as Birds, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Mice and Rats! For further information message our Facebook Page @kamopetshop, Call 09 4353736 or Email.


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What our customers say...


  • “I've been to all 4 pet stores in Whangarei in the process of upgrading my fish tank. Kamo Pet & Aquatic Centre is the furthest pet store from me, but it's the one I keep going to and recommend! :)

    Good thing about them are their service, professionalism, knowledge (really friendly as well!) etc

    The best thing about them are their patience to my silly/annoying questions and requests! And they know what they know about pets!
    Shall visit you again soon”

    Joeun Mijoo Kim

  • “best place to go for anything fish related. Beautiful well cared for fish and was so nice talking to someone who really knows what he is doing. could of stayed an kept talking fish for ages. awesome store an will definitely be back again”

    Kristina Collinson

  • “This pet shop has been nothing but amazing have been going here for over a year, always get my pet food as its fresh made :) we even bring our rats back to visit. high recommended”

    Amanda Brown

  • “Paul and I have a cat, dog, rabbits, guinea pigs, a turtle, cockatiel, budgie and chickens. It's a bit of a zoo at our house, but we have always shopped at the Kamo Pet & Aquatic Centre for all our animals. Not only because of the amazing range of products for all animals, but because of the friendly customer service.

    There are not many shops where you walk in and the owner or staff make the effort to have a genuine chat with you. All staff have a wealth of knowledge and are always happy to come over and help you. On the very rare occasion when they haven't known something (it was a tricky turtle question) they went out of their way to find out. You couldn't ask for more in a pet shop. Antony, you have done amazing things with that shop and we wish you all the best for your new adventure :)”

    Simone Schimmel

  • “Friendly and professional service. The staff give great advice and kindly assist with any questions. Thanks for being so welcoming.”

    Sarah Marshall

  • “Bought A Tank, Light and Canister filter from Kamo last Week, extremely happy, Small problem with the filter this phone call and all is sorted couldn't be Happier, Thanks John and the crew”

    Jeff Miller