When you plan a relaxing holiday, you want to know that your bunny will have somewhere safe to stay too. Boarding services that cater for rabbits' specific needs are less common than catteries and kennels so plan early to ensure you can find a boarding facility available for the dates of your holiday.
Start your search by contacting several rabbit boarding services in your area and asking questions about the service they offer. Use their replies to narrow down the list to those boarding facilities that can meet your rabbits needs.
Once you have narrowed down your choice, arrange a visit to view the rabbit boarding facilities in person. It's important you visit the boarding facility before the day you drop your rabbit off. You do not want to turn up and find the facilities are not what you were expecting and have no where to board your pet when you're going away the next day.
If you are not happy with the conditions at the rabbit boarding facility you visit, go back to your list and arrange to visit another one. For your peace of mind and rabbits safety, you should only leave your bunny at a boarding facility you are entirely comfortable with.
Not all rabbit boarding facilities can cater to house rabbits. Some may house a single house rabbit at a time boarded in their home or alternatively provide heated outdoor pens/sheds suitable for house rabbits to stay in. House rabbit's shouldn't be kept in unheated outdoor boarding facilities during winter as they will not have the thick winter coats of rabbits used to living outdoors.
Before you boarding your rabbit you need to ensure your rabbit has current vaccinations for VHD and Myxomatosis. These need to be done at least two weeks in advance. When you transport your rabbit, you should use a secure carrier such as a cat basket. Check with the boarding facility what item you need to provide, these may include:
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