Rodents Retreat


Tel: 01704 226448 or 07762 207377

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea Pigs

Rodents Retreat is a boarding service catering for rabbits and guinea pigs located in Southport.

I have many years experience keeping all of these animals, over 10 years working for the RSPCA, a HND in Animal Management and a Zoology degree.


Hutches are large, spacious and purpose built in a modern, secure brick outbuilding.

Prices include all bedding, hay and fresh fruit and veg (if your pet is used to being fed these). To stop any stomach problems or upsets, it is required you bring enough of your pets dried food to last the duration of their stay.


Each rabbit will be allowed time in a run inside the building for as long as possible during the day depending on how busy we are, all day if they are the only boarder!!

I do not have a grassed area outside for exercise so the hutches are large enough to compensate for this and for the short period of time your pet will be with us, we do not see this as a problem, they will get as much free running as possible inside. Your pet will not be mixed with other boarders.

I work school term time hours so will be there during popular holiday times to lavish plenty of individual attention on boarders, providing them with mental stimulation. All boarders will be treated as though they are my own pets for the duration of their stay.

Health & Hygiene:

Each animal will be given a daily brush and health check. Dirty corners and bedding will be removed daily and replenished with fresh. Bowls and water bottles will also be washed daily.

Hutches will be disinfected and scrubbed out thoroughly between boarders with a proprietary disinfectant.

It is preferable that rabbits have been vaccinated against myxomatosis and VHD before boarding, but this is not compulsory.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

RABBIT (single) £4.50 £25.00 £45.00
RABBIT (2 share) £5.00 £30.00 £55.00
GUINEA PIG (1-2) £3.75 £25.00 £45.00
GUINEA PIG (>2) £4.00 £30.00 £55.00

Payment is required by cash or cheque when you drop your pet off and a £15 cash deposit is required, which is refundable when you collect your pet.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

I am confident and experienced at grooming and claw clipping and will do these things if required.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Just left my 2 guinea pigs at rodents retreat for the weekend and am very happy. They had huge cages to play in and you can see they were looked after very well. Will definitely be leaving them here to stay again.

5 From Susan Gannon on

Cheryl has now looked after our rabbit twice and we have just booked her in for a third visit - we are very happy with how well she looks after her and feel very comfortable leaving her there - would highly recommend Cheryls service

5 From Heather on

We left our 2 Guinea pigs at Rodents Retreat for 1 week. The cage was very spacious (I was worried because our guineas are big!) and clean as was the rest of the outbuilding-even my 10 year old commented on how nice it looked and smelt! All we took was the usual dried food we use at home, everything else was provided (veg, hay etc..) On collection the guineas seemed happy and well looked after-they are long haired and looked great after being brushed! Pricing is very reasonable and Cheryl (and family!) obviously loves animals and taking care of them. I would highly recommend if ever you have small pets that need looking after whilst you're on holiday.

5 From Helena on

Cheryl at rodents retreat has been looking after our two rabbits Rocky and Tilly for about fours now when we go on holiday. Hutches are always lovely and clean and large too. Always provided with fresh bedding and water. Would recommend Cheryl to anyone with small pets.

5 From Fiona on

I recently left my much loved girls with Cheryl at the Rodents Retreat for a week whilst on holiday. Initially I did have concerns that they would not have access to outdoors whilst I was away (Cheryl did make this clear to me when I made the booking), however this fear was groundless. The hutches are very large, giving the girls ample room to exercise and play. The hutch was also very clean and well cared for when I went to pick them up, which is difficult to say the least when dealing with three guineas. I was also happy to see that the hutch was secured within a large shed that was light and warm, providing a safe haven for them. I was so happy with the service provided that I have booked them in again for later in the summer. I would recommend the Rodents Retreat to anyone looking for clean, safe and very reasonably priced holiday accomodation. Thank you for taking the time to read this

From Donna on

Our 2 guinea pigs stayed at the Rodents Retreat for 2 weeks in August 2012. The cages are spotlessly clean and the guinea pigs were very happy and well cared for. Highly recommended and will be taking them back for their holidays whilst we are away this year.

5 From Tracy Brennan on

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We are located in Southport, Merseyside.

Open Hours

You are welcome to visit Rodents Retreat before you confirm your booking if you wish. This and drop off and collection are stictly by appointment only. Appointments are available at weekends, after 4pm weekdays and anytime during school holidays.

You can contact us via email or phone. If no one is available to take your call then please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are open all year round to take boarders. Last minute booking enquiries are most welcome and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

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