Carrot Top Lodge

Whitmore Way
SS14 3NT

Tel: 01268 793564

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea Pigs

Welcome to my bunny holiday centre. I have relocated my services from Benfleet to Basildon, with newly built lodges. My aim is to ensure that your pet has a safe and stress free holiday while you are away on yours. I will also look after your guinea pigs, hamsters, budgies & chickens. All lodgers are treated with the same loving care as my own.


The main lodge houses 12 hutches in a selection of sizes that can be pre booked to suit your pets needs. On the front of the main lodge is a strong fox proof wire door. With wooden doors that close over the top at night time.

Newly built Little Lodges walk in with a 4ftx5ft sleeping area and a 5ftx5ft run. Luxury accommodation for your furry friends.

Newly built Forget Me Not Cottage houses 6ft long hutches with their own runs and 8ft long hutches. We have added new for this year bramble cottage which consists of 2 extra large enclosures , ideal for 2 or more rabbits or giant continental


We now have large runs on the lawn weather permitting.

Health & Hygiene:

All rabbits must have Myxi vaccination and veterinary proof of this. Obviously Guinea pigs need no vaccination. All owners are asked to fill in a health questionaire and if illness occurs I will always try to use owners preffered vet.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

No deposit required payment on collection.
Long stay and large groups...prices available on request

Ordinary Hutches -

£6 for 1st rabbit, additional rabbits sharing £4

8ft hutches for 1st rabbit £8, additional sharing £4 each.

Guinea Pig Prices-

£5 for 1st guinea pig additional pigs sharing £3.00 each.

Prices are per day

The Little Lodges are £12 per day for 1st rabbit. Any additional rabbits are £4 extra.

New Forget Me Not Cottage houses large hutches. 2 with their own runs attached. These are £10 per day per rabbit with an additional £4 for extra rabbits. Bramble cottage will be £12 a day first rabbit any additional rabbits £4

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Having never used boarding accommodation for our deaf house rabbit Pete, I was immediately put at ease when I went to visit Carrot Top. We were lucky enough to book a hutch with its own outside run which Pete seemed to of really enjoyed! He was extremely well cared for by Sue and she had made him feel really settled as I am pretty sure he would of stayed there longer :) Will gladly use this very good service again.

5 From Sue on

Having used Carrot Top Lodge before, this is a wonderful family run Boarding for Small Furries. My current two Bunnies stayed for a week and were thoroughly spoilt and well looked after. Highly Rcommended.

5 From Mrs Moore on

I found this service on these pages after our previous boarder saying they couldn't have our house bunny any more. We only had about a week to sort something (we'd decided last minute and I hadn't booked him into his boarder until knowing what we planned to do). Drop off and Pick up were both very convenient and he took to the huge hutch srraight away. We picked him up last night and he was jumping around and very chilled once home so must have had a good week. We got an email with pics in the week and communication was great. He's had a fab week and we had no worries about leaving him in Susan's more than capable and experienced hands. Will certainly be using this service in the future.

5 From Steph on

Recently used Carrot Top Lodge to board my 6 bunnies. They were really well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely come back again, thank you Susan

5 From Jackie Ellis on

Recently had my hamster to stay over Christmas and was super happy with the service we received. I felt a bit bad leaving her with strangers but was told to call any time (so I did!) while we were away. Would definitely have her to stay again. Maggie was just as happy when we picked her up as she was when we left her. Thank you Eric & Susan!

5 From Faye on

We found these lovely people and their beautiful small pet lodgings on FindPetBoarding. I emailed Susan who within minutes answered my questions and offered for us to view before booking. Being under a year old, our bunny hadn't been away before, and like any new mum, I was nervous leaving her. I needn't have worried, Tsuki has been looked after brilliantly, and the lodgings are delightful. We even had a photo posted of her to view while we were away. We cannot recommend these people highly enough, and Tsuki will return next year for her holiday!

5 From Kath Bray on

I boarded my pet rabbit at carrot top lodge last summer and could not be happier that he was left in great hands. The hutches were big and very clean set in lovely gardens. The owners could not be nicer and made me feel really at ease that my much loved pet would be well cared for. I would highly recommend carrot top lodge and have booked in again this year.

5 From Samantha Wright on

Used carrot top lodge four times now, my two guniea pigs where really well looked after. I would recommend this place to everyone brilliant service , and lovely people

5 From Susan byrne on

Left our (new/baby) rabbit with Carrott Top lodge for about 18 days. He came home well and happy and had clearly been well looked after. I would thoroughly recommend.

5 From Sarah on

I have used Carrot Tops many times, it has almost become our bunnies 2nd home. The cages are big and roomy and the care they are given is 2nd to none. The owners are very friendly, helpful and dedicated to their charges and I wouldn't leave my bunnies anywhere else.

From Pat Jarvis on

Nice large hutches, I choose a larger hutch that is very spacious for two large rabbits. Rabbits have boarded a couple of times and always seem happy and very well looked after. Very clean and nice .

5 From N brown on

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Open Hours

Open weekdays after 1pm.
Weekends 9am -12noon
Please call for appointment (Mobile: 07707689111) Viewing welcome.

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