TYNWALD DRIVE (Will give full address on booking)
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Hoppy Holidays is owned and managed by Keith and Jacqueline Hitchen. Jacqueline has owned a variety of small pets since childhood and Keith has over sixteen years experience of looking after our own small pets. We currently have small pets of our own. Our experience means we are knowledgeable about small animals and understand that they are very much part of the family. That is why we treat each pet as one of our own while they are with us.
RABBITS AND GUINEA PIGS
Our spacious hutches are situated in our two cabin style sheds. The sheds are to the rear of the house in our enclosed and shady garden and are away from public view. Both sheds have windows so let in natural light and are fitted with power for lighting and heating. We have fourteen hutches altogether, seven in each shed.
Nine hutches measure 6x2x2ft which we use for single and pairs of rabbits and can be used for groups of three depending on the size of the rabbits. We also use these for guinea pig groups. Four of our hutches measure 5x2x2ft which we use for single or pairs of guinea pigs. We also have a 4x2x2ft hutch that we use for single guinea pigs.
Our hutches are of high quality. The hutches are all on one level as older and less mobile rabbits and some guinea pigs can find ramps a problem. Each hutch has a dark room for hunkering down.
HAMSTERS, GERBILS AND MICE
Very tiny pets are usually brought to us in their own enclosures from home to reduce stress and are kept in the house where they can be cosy and warm in a quiet space. If getting your pet to us in their own enclosure is a problem we do have a lovely glass gerbilarium which can easily house up to five gerbils and we also have a spare hamster enclosure. Please check for availability when booking.
RATS AND DEGUS
We realise it can be tricky bringing a rat or degu enclosure from home because of their height as they are designed to accommodate these animals' natural need to climb and jump. We have two enclosures measuring 28"w X30"h X17"d that will accommodate a single or pair of rats or degus. The enclosures also have accessories such as hammocks, pods and tubes although you are more than welcome to bring your small pet/s own accessories and toys if you prefer. Please check for availability when booking.
We also have four enclosures for use in the house. Two measure 120cm which we tend to use for guinea pig pairs or a single small breed of rabbit. Two measure 100cm which we tend to use for single guinea pigs. There is limited space in the house so please check for availability when booking.
Please note that all pets are housed separately or with their bonded pair or group.
The sheds are secure and double locked at night and when we are out on errands. Both sheds have security lighting. 24 hour CCTV is in operation monitoring the entire garden and exterior of our property.
Pets are not left in outdoor pens overnight or if we are out on errands.
We have separate enclosures for use in case of illness or fighting.
Our business is fully insured.
This is our full time business and we are here a majority of the time to ensure your pets are safe, happy and healthy.
PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to come and look before you book please let us know and we can organise a convenient time.
It is vital for rabbits and guinea pigs to spend time out of the hutch. Your pet will have ample opportunities to play in a secure pen in our enclosed and shady garden.
We replaced our pens last Summer and now have some lovely wooden pens with predator proof mesh. They are interchangeable and can be made larger for bigger bunnies or rabbit groups. They have covers to protect them from downpours.
We also have some lovely sturdy wooden shelters than guinea pig guests just love to hunker down in.
When the weather is bad, pets can take it in turns to exercise on the floor of the shed which is a lovely big space for your pets to play in. We have a huge array of toys, tunnels, agility equipment and boxes to keep them entertained and mentally stimulated whilst also encouraging natural behaviours like gnawing and foraging.
We encourage exercise for our tiniest pets too and provide exercise balls, climbing toys, wheels, tubes and wooden toys.
If your pet has a particular toy, blanket or item that they are particularly attached to then please feel free to bring it along.
You will have an opportunity to let us know your pet's full requirements beforehand. Of course, if they are happy being handled, they get lots of cuddle time too!
All rabbits must have up to date Myxi and VHD 1 & 2 vaccinations and owners must be able to show us their vaccination cards before their pets are left with us. This is important for the health and welfare of your own rabbit/s and our other guests and unfortunately we are unable to board rabbits that are not up to date with their vaccinations.
We are more than happy to provide medication prescribed from your vet if needed. Please make sure you make us aware of any medical conditions beforehand and provide us with full details including how and when medication is administered and how it is to be stored before your leave your pet with us. We have our own medication forms so we have a clear record of when medication was given. We provide regular updates of progress too.
Keeping our furry guests happy and healthy is our priority. Enclosures are spot cleaned daily, litter trays are changed daily and pets accommodation is also given regular full clean outs.
Our hutches and enclosures are steam cleaned in between guests. We use environmentally and pet friendly products. We do not use bleach or bacterial wipes.
All cleaning cloths, towels, blankets, soft toys and so on are laundered using non-biological washing powder to minimise the risk of skin irritations.
Prices are based on a per night basis. There is no minimum stay required - both short and long term stays are available.
Single Rabbits £5 per night
Bonded pairs sharing a hutch £9 per night then £8 per night after first 7 nights
Single Guinea Pigs £4 per night
Bonded pairs sharing a hutch £7 per night then £6 per night after first 7 nights
3+ guinea pigs £2 per night per additional guinea pig
Hamsters, gerbils, mice, degus and rats
Single pets in own enclosure £3 per night
2 sharing an enclosure £5 per night then £4 per night after the first 7 nights
3 + £1 per additional pet
Group and long stay discounts available
Our fee includes:-
use of quality accommodation, bedding, as much hay as required, premium pellets or muesli (Burgess Excel and Pets at Home pellets provided for rabbits and guinea pigs but if they are on something different you are welcome to bring it or we can get it in for you), fresh vegetables and herbs daily, fresh water daily/as and when required, use of bottles and bowls, access to supervised outdoor and indoor play and exercise, regular cleaning out of accommodation, toys and boredom breakers, loads of human interaction and as many cuddles and as much handling as required!
Claw Clipping for rabbits and guinea pigs for £2.50 per pet
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LS17 - North Leeds close to the Leeds outer ring road. Our full address and directions will be given on booking or when a visit is arranged.
If using public transport, the number 51 bus stops just around the corner.
Open Monday to Sunday from 9am. Pick ups, drop offs and visits are by appointment.
Office hours Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Any emails or messages received after 6pm (unless you are a customer picking up or dropping off in the evening) will be responded to the next day.