Black Cricket Animal Services is Unique!

We can proudly say that we are unique! We are the only small business in the United Kingdom that provides many individual animal services 'under one roof'. We can also meet the demands that each of our individual, separate animal service requires and deliver them to an exceptional standard due to the outstanding skills, motivation, experience and qualifications that we possess.

We are also proud to declare that while we are passionate about animals we enjoy supporting people too. We are positive about disability and not only do we welcome people with disabilities to work or volunteer with us, we are also confidently able to communicate through the use Makaton, Sign Assisted, PECS and speech output devices, and we have extensive experience working with people with autism and the use of TEACCH.

To ensure that each service is delivered to an exceptional standard they require the correct skills, experiences and qualification. Here are some of ours


Pet sitting - Animal Management, Animal Psychology

Animal Experiences / Educational Talks  - honours teaching degree with science, Qualified Teacher Status, Animal Management, Animal Psychology

Farm & Wildlife Park Support / Rescue - all of the above

It's A Bug's Life - all of the above

Previous employment and volunteering work skills and experiences in

Animal rescue - animal fosterer, Educational Officer

Wildlife park / zoo - Educational Officer, zoo keeper

Equine farm - general hand

Dairy farm - general hand

Sheep and cattle farm - lambing and calving general hand

Schools and colleges - teacher, lecturer

At home - living within farming communities, owning a variety of animals at home from domestic pets to exotics, event organisation

And a few more bits of information....

  • trained in first aid
  • CRB / DBS (fully enhanced)
  • Licenced and insured (including the Performing Animals Licence)
  • Registered to IHS Anglia (International Herpetological Society Anglia)
  • Individual membership to International Herpetological Society (current President is Steve Backshall)
  • Individual membership to Cats Protection

We work closely with.......

  • IHS Anglia
  • Little Lizard Rescue
  • Cats Protection

 We have formed good working relationships with other herpetologists, entomologists, biologists and zoologists.

We love all animals including our own pets which are: dogs; cats; hamsters; skinny pigs; rats; chickens; skunks; rabbits, bearded dragons; guinea pigs; blue tongue skinks; fire bellied toads; cane toads, leopard geckos, horned frogs;  and a variety of cockroaches, snails, millipedes, spiders and tarantulas, snakes, scorpions, chameleons, monitors, and fish.