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Hi I have kept rabbits and guinea pigs and hampsters since I was a young girl. I am now a hobby breeder of mini lop, and mini Rex rabbits. I have lots of time to spend with my animals so your pet will receive the same care and attention mine do! I try my hardest to cater for individual needs and maintain your pet's usual routine and preferences. I don’t take in many boarding rabbits so this means your pet/s will get loads of attention and care and high quality hutches and exercise facilities etc.
I can accommodate indoor or outdoor animals. For those living outdoors I have large secure hutches within enclosed walk in exercise/enrichment pens (10ft x 7ft). Each hutch is provided with a litter tray, chopped straw, loose straw, hay holder, fly net and rain cover. Exercise space has access to fresh water, all weather shelter, tunnels, toys, dig boxes, forage and other enrichment opportunities. The indoor hutches are large and extra large Ferplast quality hutches 140/160cm). I have a large room which is bunny safe so they can exercise in there daily. I always supply a variety of toys and enrichment activities for both inside and outside pets, which are rotated to keep interest up.
Your pet will have daily opportunity to spend quality time in my large, fox safe enclosures. Each run has a sun/rain cover to provide proper protection from the elements. If weather is too inclement or your pet is an indoor only pet they can use my inside run or have free time in one of our rooms supervised by myself! The enclosures outside are large enough for me to sit in with your rabbit and play and handle it daily thus ensuring it gets lots of human interaction/handling too. Each run comes with a hiding place, a dig pit, a water bottle, a tunnel, a perch and a large apple log to chew and other enrichment opportunities
I will only accommodate vaccinated rabbits, a certificate showing their VHD/MYXO and RHD2 vaccinations are up to date will be required. Long haired pets (or those that cannot groom themselves) will be groomed as needed but at a minimum of once every 3 days. I am experienced in caring for animals with special needs so please don't be afraid to ask for whatever your pet needs (I have recently cared for a 3-legged rabbit who needed extensive daily grooming and washing; an old blind rabbit prone to strokes; a one eyed rabbit which required skilled and careful cleaning of wound site; and bunnies staying for after-care following neutering.)
Hutches and enclosures are inspected twice daily and litter trays removed and washed daily. In hot weather bunnies will be provided with either a covered ice block or a chilled terracotta tile to lounge on!!! They will be given a full clean at least twice a week or as needed if sooner. In between stays hutches, feed bowls, toys and litter trays are emptied, scrubbed and disinfected with rabbit friendly disinfectant.
You will need to provide your pet with enough of their usual feed required for their stay, I will provide fresh hay and water daily, fresh green veg 3 times per week (or more in the case of guinea pigs), and honour any special dietary requirements.
I offer health stays also for the purpose of neutering. These stays must be for a minimum of 2 weeks, and carry a £15 surcharge plus all veterinary fees. I will undertake all vet visits prior to and following surgery and will undertake all veterinary instructions as per after care and medication - I can take the hassle and worry out of it for you. I use a local vet who is experienced in small animals. Full documentation and veterinary receipts will be provided and a quote obtained prior to booking. As all surgical procedures carry a risk, the risk is that solely of the owner and no responsibility will be accepted by myself for surgical errors or complications with recovery.
All pets can be flea/tick treated and/or wormed (minimum 10 day stay required for worming) at the owners discretion a surcharge of £5-10 is required for this service.
Rates are per day/part day. Short stays are welcomed but the minimum charge is for 5 days/part days.
RABBITS & GUINEA PIGS Indoor & Outdoor hutches:
Single pet; £9.50
Two pets sharing: £12.50
You will be required to bring your hampsters’ cage with you. Charge per cage is £6 per day/part day.
At the time of booking a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the full fee is required. All balances to be paid in cash on drop off.
If your plans change and you need to change the dates, provided I can accommodate this it will be honoured if given enough notice.
grooming and nail clipping included in daily rate
Drop off and pick up by arrangement between 9-9.30am or 6-6.30pm. Flexibility around this can be arranged with good notice.
Due to rise in cases of VHD2 I am having to put into place certain measures to ensure every rabbit in my care is protected as far as possible against this disease. Therefore, my outdoor rabbitry and house are closed to visitors and you will not be able to see the accommodation. Photos of your rabbits/guinea pigs in situ will be provided as reassurance. VHD2 is spread through both direct and indirect contact with an infected rabbit. This includes footfall, wild animals and flies as carriers. My hutches and surrounding areas are sprayed with Virkon which is a disinfectant known to kill the virus (and others). Thank you for your attention to this matter.
A DESPOSIT OF APPROX 20% IS REQUITED TO SECURE YOUR BOOKING. THIS DEPOSIT IS NON-REVINDABLE IN THE CASE OF CANCELLATION. WHERE PLANS CHANGE IF DATES ARE LESS THAN PREVIOUSLY BOOKED THE INITIAL CHARGE STILL STANDS.
Caterham On The Hill
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