VP Exotics

1 Hexham Road

Tel: 07852 224465
Email: vpexotics@gmail.com
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsReptilesHamsters, Mice etc.

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a long and happy Veterinary Nursing career since 1998. I am a qualified Exotic Veterinary Nurse, ensuring my quality of care is second to none. My passion for exotics took me in to this wonderful venture which I have been enjoying since 2016.


I have a purpose built reptile suite offering 10 large vivariums, 10 tortoise tables accommodating small and large breed tortoises. I also have a 15ft lodge offering 10 extra large hutches for rabbits and Guinea pigs and a 2 storey chinchilla/degu villa.
We also cater for cage birds including parrots and small furries including rats, gerbils, hamsters and mice. Booking in advance is strongly recommended due to popular demand.


I offer secure areas to allow boarders free exercise twice daily, both indoors and outdoors on a hutch by hutch basis.

Health & Hygiene:

I use veterinary grade cleaning products and protocols to ensure the highest standard of cleanliness in the lodge. The hutches have been designed specifically to enable thorough cleaning and ease of maintenance between boarders.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Please note I only charge per hutch not per animal to increase affordability for animals sharing accommodation at home.
£3.50 per day/per cage Mice, Hamsters and Gerbils
£9 - £10 per day/ per hutch Rabbits
£8 - £9 per day/per hutch Guinea pigs
£6 per day/per villa Chinchillas and Degus
£6 per day/per table Tortoises
£6 per day/per vivarium reptiles

Other Services

I am qualified and insured to administer medication as required. I am fully insured and DBS (CRB) checked. NEW for 2016 VP Exotics Banquet food range, a special dried herb, flower and grasses mix available for tortoises, bearded dragons, rabbits and guinea pigs..

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Absolutely fantastic service from the moment of contact to the customer aftercare. 5 star hotel for small animals, wouldnt send my Walter anywhere else, think I'll be booking in for a pamper myself next time! Victoria Pedder has such care and compassion, treats the boarders like her children. Wonderful service at very reasonable prices

5 From Lindsay Foster on

Our two chinchillas were well looked after during their week with Victoria, who went the extra mile to ensure they were well housed and had all they needed for their well-being and comfort. Friendly and helpful communication before the holiday helped to ensure drop-off and collection went smoothly. It was reassuring to know the girls were being looked after by someone with genuine enthusiasm and the knowledge of what chinchillas need. Excellent quality of service and value. Highly recommended.

5 From Neil S on

What can I say except absolutely fantastic. Our mini lop rabbit, Flash, was extremely happy to stay with Victoria. We received regular Facebook updates and it was reassuring to see that he was having as great a time as us on our holiday. Victoria herself is one of life's treasures and it feels like you are speaking with an old friend when you are with her. I will definitely be using her services again.

5 From Julie McIntyre on

I have used vp exotics a few times for my beared dragon,the service is nice and friendly and always on hand for advice,i will continue to use vp exotics this service is amazing cannot ask for anyone beyter to look after our beloved pet.

5 From Natalie bland on

Our guineas had their 3 weeks holiday here. They were looked after fabulously and the hutches are lovely and clean. We were emailed once a week with an update and photos of how they were doing. Will definately be using again

5 From Karen on

Victoria collected my tortoise 🐢 to board him whilst I was on holiday. I dont drive, so it was such a help to me that she collected him from my home and brought him back to me, as soon as I landed back in Lancaster from the train! In the bouncing rain, she picked me up from the train station on her way to mine with my tortoise. She is so caring, thoughtful and has a heart of gold. She also assisted me when id found a hedgehog who was in a bad way. I will certainly be asking Victoria to board my tortoise when I next go away, as I know he will be in the best hands. The fact she is a vet is extremely reassuring and Victoria also takes the time to answer people worries and questions on Facebook and she also puts animal advice on Facebook too. I cannot recommend Victoria enough 😊

5 From carla james on

I cannot recommend VP Exotics bunny hotel enough!! From start to finish the service was first class. The kids were worried about leaving their rabbits for the first time but they were given the tour, introduced to the other pets and had all their questions answered. The kids were excited to get updates about the rabbits during our holidays with pictures messaged via Facebook! The photographs show a clean and fabulous environment for the rabbits and that is exactly what you get. We will 100% be using Vicky again if we need a bunny hotel!

5 From Suzie McVernon on

My two rabbits have enjoyed many stays here, Vicky is a wonderful person who ares deeply about your pets. I cannot fault the accommodation and service and it means I can go away on holiday knowing that they are being very well cared for and loved.

5 From Sarah Berry on

Phoebe my 50 year old tortoise stayed here and loved her stay! She was clearly comfortable and happy enough. We got a photo update of her settling in and her usual routine was followed. One happy tortie and i felt reassured knowing she was well looked after by a knowledgeable person while i was away. :)

5 From Jovita on

Would highly recommend VP Exotics ,my beloved tortoise stayed there for 2 weeks last year ,he came home in better health than when he went ,his shell was all shiny it was like he went to a Beauty parlour instead of boarding place ,he had a lovely cage to sleep in ,nothing was to much trouble ,I booked straight away for this year ,my advice to any one with a unusual pet go take a look at this place ,u won't be disappointed

5 From Ann cardwell on

Recently used Vp exotics to board my grumpy beardie. He hadn't been too well following shedding. Vick's place is purpose built, and a great environment for pets. It's obvious that she has a passion for what she does, which is really important when leaving your beloved pets with someone. She has a vast knowledge of all things reptile (and other animals) and I would recommend her without hesitation. Thanks for a great service :-)

From Debbie Cann on

Our African Grey parrot was incredibly happy and content during two stays at VP exotics this summer. His plummage was great when picked up and clearly he had not been stressed. He was clean and his care was exceptional. Thank you

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Open Hours

Admissions and collections by appointment only.

Monday - 8am - 11.30am

Tuesday - 8am - 11.30am

Wednesdays - 8am - 11.30am

Thursday - 8am - 11.30am

Friday - 8am - 11.30am

Saturday - 8am - 11.30am

Sunday - CLOSED

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