Armadillo Pets

81 Upper Hale Road

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: Guinea PigsBirdsReptilesHamsters, Mice etc.

Your pets will be carefully cared for by long-term animal keepers who have cared for a wide variety of pets including exotic African Pygmy Hedgehogs, hamsters (syrians & dwarf species), rats, mice, degu, rabbits, guinea pigs, tarantulas, lemmings, tortoises, snakes, exotic toads, small and large parrots, chinchillas, primates, iguana, koi carp, african land snails, dogs, cats, etc. We've looked after the common and most of the unusual too!

We also provide a pet sitting service in your home for cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as other larger, more complex species (please see 'Other Services' at the bottom of this page).

We belong to the Southern Hamster Club, the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, and used to compete at the Exotic Hedgehog show events.


We offer boarding cages for small pets, all of which exceed the RSPCA standards, as well as those recommended by species-specific organisations. We can also accommodate your pet's own cage (depending on space).

We do not use wood chips/shavings with any small domestic mammal species when we clean out, however we do use Fitch (paper-based, similar to carefresh), aubiose (hemp-based), and finacard or eco-bed (cardboard-based) depending on species.

We keep our boarding room warm for the comfort of all of our guests, and offer boarding exotics CHE, heatmats or heating pads as required. If other heating arrangements are required, do enquire and we will see what can be organised to ensure a perfect stay for your pet.


All animals given appropriate exercise for species. We use exercise balls, playpens and free-roaming time as required.

We are more than happy to maintain any handling routine you have, as well as training programmes, or enrichment.

Health & Hygiene:

We can provide advice on food for dwarf hamsters, especially diabetic-prone hybrids and Campbells which are frequently fed inappropriate diets. We also offer free education on rabbit, hedgehog and hamster general welfare, and habitats for guinea pigs. Please do contact us with any questions.

We provide suitable wheels for rodent species and African pygmy hedgehogs while they board with us.

We offer good quality hay for fibrevores, including Oxbow, Burns and Burgess Excel, as well as healthy treats for visiting small rodents.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

We accept cash, BACS, cheque, and paypal. Please see our website, or email us for details on our current prices.

Other Services

Happy to trim exotic hedgehog claws as required. Sand baths provided to relevant species, water baths available to relevant species on request.

We also provide an pet sitting service in your home which may be suitable for larger species, more complex set-ups, or bigger cage-sizes. Please do send us an email if this might suit you better!

In addition, we offer a weekly-clean-out for small pets where we visit your home once a week to clean out cages on a year-round basis to take the hassle out of pet care, while keeping your pet's cage clean and fresh.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Our female guinea pigs Maisy and Poppy enjoyed staying at Armadillo pets. They stayed in a R6A 150cm long indoor cage and the range of tubes, gnaw toys and hidey holes was amazing and the guinea pigs came home a lot plumper, healthier, tamer and cleaner. When we picked our piggies up the cage was really clean and the piggies looked really well cared for. The staff where really helpful and I would definitely use Armadillo pets again and recommend them to other small animal owners.

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Note: Map only shows approximate location.


We cover the Farnham, and surrounding areas. We are easy to find, just up the road from the green in Hale.

Open Hours

Open 10am-8pm seven days a week. However if you require other times, do contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

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