We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsReptilesHamsters, Mice etc.
I am a Vet Student with an interest in exotics. I have vast experience with small furries, reptiles and birds including poultry, caged birds and birds of prey from working at various farms, small zoos and in vet practices.
I have a BSc in Animal Science and am currently studying to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
We can provide secure housing in fox resistant Omlet Eglus and PetzPodz with runs for outdoor animals or indoor housing for hamsters and exotics. Your pets will be looked after as our own and individual needs can be catered for.
Home visits can be arranged.
Animals are generally kept in predator resistant runs during their stay and only free ranged around our garden with the permission of owners. Small animals kept indoors will be handled and given time to run around in an exercise ball if one is provided.
Health & Hygiene:
I have basic veterinary experience and am able to care for pets on medication. While I am not yet qualified, should an animal need veterinary treatment this is always sought from our local vets with whom we have a good relationship; with owners permission, at owners cost.
Housing is disinfected before boarding and treated with Red Mite powders as a precautionary measure.
Small Pet Boarding Prices
Boarding starts at £3 per animal per day. A 50% deposit is required when booking - cash or PayPal.
Services: GroomingClaw Clipping
Collection and drop-off is available depending on distance, as are home visits.
We are able to clip your animals claws and administer medications or supplements as necessary.
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Reviews from Our Guests
My Syrian hamster, Kau, stayed with Lewis for around 10 days. Lewis is very kind and welcoming. He is very easy going that drop off and pick up was not a problem. I will recommend him to everyone who require small animals boarding. I will definitely use their service again!
From Yip on
Very very pleased with the way Cookie the hamster was cared for while we were away for a week. Lovely people. Would have no hesitation in recommending.
From Carole on
Lewis was very friendly and responsive. No problems dropping pets off and collecting. My guinea pigs were really well looked after, I even got a photo whilst I was away which was a nice personal touch. I will be booking my pigs in again. Would definitely recommend.
From Leona Pritchard on
An absolute life-saver. It is sooooo difficult to find someone who is willing to look after two budgies, I came across Dr Chicken and contacted him, he was so accommodating and helpful. He managed to take them on boxing day! On arrival I was immediately put at ease regarding his ability to look after them, and even Gary the cat wasn't a put off. When we collected then they seemed as happy as larry, and weren't in a bad mood with us when we got them home, which has happened in the past, so I was confident they'd been well looked after. Defo recommend.
From Dawn Aksoy on
Our Hamster Daisy recently spent 10 days with Dr Chicken. What can I say? Fantastic, friendly family took great care of her. Very flexible around pick up times and easy to get in contact when needed.
Will definitely be using their services again in the future, excellent service. *****
From Jade Hobbs on
Superb boarding for my bearded dragon from Lewis and his mom even sent me photos and updates as to how he was doing whilst I was away. Would thoroughly recommend to any reptile owner and will use again.
From Sue Wild on
My chickens have been to stay at Dr Chicken's three times this year. They are very well cared for and kept safe in spacious fox proof eglu's and runs. They have always come back home well and happy. I can highly recommend Dr Cicken for pet boarding and cannot believe my luck in finding him to look after my chucks, I can go on holiday and rest assured that they are being well cared for.
From Karen Kramer on
Friendly people and looked after my 2 rabbits very well. They were amenable with the times, even last minute. Ivwould recommend them to look after your pets.
From Cheryl on
Our two ducks have stayed at Dr Chicken's animal boarding numerous times over the past 18 months. The boarding facilities are of an exceptionally high standard and the ducks always seem exited to be there. We are happy to leave them there knowing they will be safe and well cared for. Furthermore, the ducks always come home in very good condition.
I would recommend Dr Chicken's animal boarding unreservedly.
From E Bruton on
Great service with excellent flexibility and communication. Have used several times and would recommend to anyone.
From Alan Porter on
Lewis and his parents looked after our hamster. Bilbo, for a week whilst we were away. What a relief to have someone local to care for the 'little fella' so that we could go away safe in the knowledge that he was safe in good hands. Reasonable price and really flexible about drop off and pick up times. We'll definitely use the service again soon.
From Karen Hubbard on
Thank you for looking after Suarez (budgie) so well and catering for his 'special' requirements - he is afraid of the dark ðŸ’¡ðŸŒš.
We will definitely bring him back again so he can sing to your finches. You are doing a great job.
From Liz Worton on
Just picked our chickens up from a holiday stay with Dr Chicken. Can't thank the family enough for the care they gave our girls. Prices were reasonable, drop off times were flexible, and most importantly the family have a great love and knowledge of animal care. Would definitely recommend.
From Alex on
Lewis has cared for my chickens several times when I've been on holiday, and has always been able to accommodate them. Being a very anxious chicken mother at the beginning, Lewis gave me the peace of mind I could finally relax when on holiday, knowing they were being looked after. He is so knowledgable, and I knew they were in great hands. I just dropped them off, he did the rest!