The Small Animal Den

Hendra Cottage,
45 Cadogan RD
TR14 7RY

Tel: 01209698048
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsReptilesHamsters, Mice etc.

We have kept Chickens since 2011 and have hatched quite a few chicks. They are spoilt rotten by us picking them up, chatting to them & handing them treats!


We can give your Poultry, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Rats, Budgies, Cockatiels, Love Birds, Parrots, Gerbils, Hamsters, Degus, Lizards, Snakes, Tortoises, and many more pets a lovely holiday home.

Your ''outside'' pets will stay in a stone built 'Den' which is bright and airy.  Inside the heated Den we have 3 x 5' open and airy hutches, 3 x 6' open and airy, hutches, 1 x 4ft wooden Guinea Pig hutch, 1 x 5ft Wooden Rabbit hutch. These will be filled with straw or wood chippings. 

You will need to bring their dry food, hay, treats & up-to-date certificates for Bunnies. There is a tunnel a ball in each hutch for them to play with, but please bring their own toys if you feel they would prefer them. We do supply apples, carrots, cucumber, lettuce, curly kale, peppers and any other veg they may like for treats.


We have 2 Runs for hens, with attached Hide Aways for them to sleep In and lay their eggs. These can be attached together, depending on the amount of Hens to be boarded. Customers Hens will be kept separated.

We have Chicken Pellets but if your chickens prefer something else you will need to bring it with you.

For Ducks, we have a small free standing 'pond' that can be put in a large outside run .

We also have a Pen which we use for tortoises.

There are White Boards in The Den  so you can leave all your requests on how you like them fed  and any special needs. 

For ''indoor'' small pets we have an area set aside in the house with us where they will be cosy and yet have plenty of daylight, as well as lots of attention!

We do request these pets are bought to us in their own cage, but if that is not possible we do have 1 parrot cage, 1 rodent cage & 1 hamster cage. You will be able to see pictures and sizes of these on one of our website pages named

You will need to bring their own food, any bedding & toys.

All of our furry guests will be offered a little Welcome Gift to gnaw on, which they can take home with them if there is any of it left!

Our opening times are 9.00am - 6.00pm 7 Days a week.

Come round and visit, see how they will be treated like royalty! This is by appointment only.

Health & Hygiene:

The Den is regularly disinfected & all hutches are disinfected after guests leaves.

We will need to see that all rabbits have up-to-date vaccinations for myxomatosis & VHD.  

All guests will be kept separated from our pets - we don't want any fights!

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Poultry & Fowl:

1- 3 Birds £5.00 per night
4 - 6 Birds £7.50 per night

If you wish to board your ducks and would prefer them to have a pond in their pen, this will be an extra £2.50 per night.

Rabbits & Guinea Pigs: £5.00 per hutch per night.

(If your pets diet is Vegetables only, we will request £5.00 per week for any extra Vegetables we need to buy).

1 - 3 Tortoises: £5.00 per night.

Small Furry Pets: Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice, Chinchillas, Chipmunks, etc £5.00 per cage per night.

All indoor birds: £5.00 per cage per night.

Reptiles: Lizards, Snakes etc £5.00 per vivarium per night.

Charges are per night & you collect any time up to 6.00pm. This is by appointment only.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. 

The balance to be paid on the day that you leave your pet or pets with us.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer refunds for unexpected late drops off or early collections.

We accept Cash, Card Payment or Bank Transfer.

Unfortunately, we can not accept Dogs, Cats or Cockerels.

Other Services

As we have pets of our own, we know how stressful it can be to leave your pets with someone else. We always send messages and photos to our customers, giving updates on how our guests are enjoying themselves!

We can collect your pets from your home & return them for a surcharge of 50p per mile up to a 30 mile radius. Further distances by arrangement.

You can look at The Terms & Conditions on our Web Site:

There is also loads more feedback on our website

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Highly recommended for looking after your pets. Our rabbit enjoyed a two week break whilst we enjoyed the Caribbean! Rabbit well looked after, nice clean hutch with plenty of toys to keep her occupied. Owners welcoming and easy going and clearly have a passion for small animals.

5 From Dave Fortey on

Boarders Response:Thank you Dave for a lovely feedback. Twix was a pretty white bunny with blue eyes. Very well behaved and enjoyed being here. We would love to see her again!

My guinea pig enjoyed his holiday at The Chicken and Small Animals Den and will be taking another one there in the near future.

5 From Pauline Homer on

Boarders Response:Thank you Pauline, glad 'Little Man' enjoyed his stay. Lovely guest! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

We left our aging pet chicken for two weeks. She was well cared for. Owners of the establishment are very welcoming and friendly. Would not hesitate to repeat the experience. Only downside was that there is no outside run but the shed is spacious and light.

4 From Ann on

Boarders Response:Thank you for your review. We are glad you are satisfied that we looked after Carla well. We hope to see you again soon.

Well, my 'girls' have been well looked after whilst we had a short holiday. This should be called Cluckingham Palace as their accommodation was excellent. Very clean and safe, with their own hut and plenty of room to wander around. Fed and watered with treats daily! No worries about them at all whilst I was away. Customer service exceptional and extremely knowledgeable. Certainly recommend The Chicken Den and will be using on my next holiday. Thank you so much.

5 From Kathryn Walker on

Boarders Response:Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have your well behaved 'girls' stay with us. We are looking forward to seeing them again.

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Open Hours

9.00am - 6.00pm 7 Days a week.

You are obviously going to want to check that your pets will be kept in a 'Clean, Safe a Warm Hotel' while you are away, so please feel free to come round and visit - just give us a ring to make sure there is someone available

(Drop offs & Collection By Appointment Only).

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