TYNWALD DRIVE (Will give full address on booking)
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*A MESSAGE REGARDING 2022 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS*
We can still take bookings for hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice.
Regrettably we are unable to take any more bookings for rabbits and guinea pigs during the following school holidays - First two weeks of April plus the Easter weekend/May to June Half Term/Summer Holidays Late July to early September.
We apologise wholeheartedly for any disappointment. We are a small business and school holidays fill up remarkably quickly. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITING LISTS FOR ANY OF THESE HOLIDAYS.
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 20 years experience of looking after our own small pets. We currently have four rabbits and a hamster of our own as well as Enzo the Jack Chi (don't worry about him, he is very nonchalant about our guests and is far more interested in meeting people!)
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.
OUTDOOR ENCLOSURES (for rabbits who are used to living outside on a permanent basis)
BUNNYMOON SUITE is our biggest outdoor enclosure.
We have HOPPY HAVEN and BUNNINGHAM PALACE that our own bunnies use when we don't have guests. These are lovely sized pens with a spacious off floor level shelter accessible by ramp.
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.
JESSICA is an indoor two level hutch with three rooms. This is in the utility room of our house.
Please note that all pets are housed separately or only 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. Your pets get lots of human interaction.
PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to come and look before you book please let us know and we can organise a convenient time. You're more than welcome!
We agree that 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.
Our pens are wooden 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 play pens, 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, for our own pets 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 is 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.
All cleaning cloths, towels, blankets, soft toys and so on are laundered using non-biological washing powder to minimise the risk of skin irritations.
COVID 19 - We carried out training during 2021 to ensure we are meeting hygiene standards and practices to minimise the spread of Covid 19. We are both double vaccinated.
Prices are based on a per night basis. There is no minimum stay required - both short and long term stays are available.
Single Rabbits £6 per night
Bonded pairs sharing a hutch £11 per night then £8 per night after first 7 nights
Single Guinea Pigs £5 per night
Bonded pairs sharing a hutch £9 per night then £6 per night after first 7 nights
3+ guinea pigs £2.50 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 we're allowed!
Claw Clipping for rabbits and guinea pigs for £3.50 per pet
Whatsapp, text or email updates while you are away
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 No.51 and No.52 buses stop just around the corner and the No.7 (Primley Park) stops at nearby King Lane.
ARRIVALS, DEPARTURES, VIEWINGS AND NAIL CLIPS These are all by appointment only. We open for customers from 9am until around 6.30/7pm so we can feed pets and settle them down for the night. However we pride ourselves on flexibility for our customers so if you would like an extra early drop off then please let us know.
OFFICE HOURS -Our availability for answering email and phone enquiries is MONDAY TO SUNDAY 10am until 7pm.
All enquiries after 7pm will be responded to the next day unless you have a pet staying with us or due to stay with us in the next 24 hours.