The exhibits were also judged by a panel of industry-leading experts who gave their critique, opinions, and advice to all who had entered their products into the show.
The range of newly invented, or newly improved upon, pet-related goods on display was simply incredible, with everything from new flea tablet formulas through to flashing dog leads being offered to prospective customers.
However, it was the very cleverly designed Tortoise Home, manufactured by Vividarium, which stole the hearts and minds of most, to be crowned “2016’s Best Product”!
The 3ft long enclosure, complete with head, legs, shell, and even a tail, has been expertly conceived with both aesthetics and the welfare of it’s inhabitants at the very forefront of its design.
Les White, chairman of Vividarium explained “We wanted to create a habitat which the public would be proud to have as a main focal point in their homes. So the aesthetics had to be just right.
“Every wrinkle of its neck, or scale on its legs had to be designed and finished with superb quality and in exquisite detail. However, primarily its main objective is obviously to serve its purpose as a healthy and safe environment for the animals which it houses, and we didn’t want to settle for mediocre in this respect either.
“As for the future we also have similarly striking designs in the pipeline for frogs, spiders, snakes and lizards too, having had their designs patented in 28 countries worldwide, along with the current tortoise home.”
The judges shared Les’ optimism and summed up its feature-packed design by stating “It’s a truly stunning feature. It would make anybody want to go out and buy a tortoise. Its good fun, but its also a practical product and very reasonably priced too for what you get”
More information can be found on the company’s website www.vividarium.co.uk