AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL HUTCHED BOARDING
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We understand that finding suitable boarding for pampered house bunnies or rabbits that are used to living in super-hutches (playhouses, converted sheds and so on) can be a concern.
We offer an alternative to traditional hutched boarding, providing our guests with indoor, luxury, fully furnished 'bunny suites' complete with a balcony, so your pets can fulfil their need to hop, jump, explore and play in an environment they are used to.
The New Rabbit Virus : RHD2
Specialised Rabbit Care
We offer 'boutique holiday accommodation' for indoor rabbits and we only board bunnies. So you can be assured that your pets will have the very best specialist care available, whilst on holiday with us...
...so you can go away to enjoy yours!
We have a huge summerhouse where you will find our 3 bunny suites: The Blubells, the Honeysuckles and the Blossoms suite. Each suite is 6ft long x 3ft wide with a balcony area permanently fixed at the far end are they are open topped so that your house bunnies won't feel confined.
For short overlap periods (up to 24 hours) we have the *Vanilla Villa available for guests to chill out in until their suite is ready or if there have been any delays with collecting pets.
Each suite has it's own colour co-ordinated bed and litter box. Our toys include jungle balls and stacking cups to play with. We offer a tube hideout or a playsticks tunnel and everything is disinfected between guests using a professional veterinary disinfectant called Anigene (or Virkon when we do a deep clean) or steam cleaned. Bottles and bowls are all sterilised in a steam steriliser.
Whichever suite your bunny stays in, they will have a colour co-ordinated box to keep their personal belongings in.
Guests can chill out listening to the radio or totally relax to Zen music.
* The Vanilla Villa is a roomy 5'x 2' hutch in a separate building. The Villa is insulated, has vinyl flooring complete with a litter box. Your pets can have their toys and familiar things with them if they need to use it. We don't book the Villa out for guest accommodation (even to bunnies who are used to living in hutches) as it is for emergency use only.
Like catteries or kennels, rabbit boarders also insist that rabbits are fully vaccinated before they go into boarding. Each establishment will have their own policy on this.
Please note that there are different immunity periods for the RHD2 Vaccines:
- Filavac gives 12 months immunity.
- Eravac gives only 9 months immunity
SPAYED AND NEUTERED
For the comfort of all our guests we now only board neutered male & spayed female rabbits - regardless of age. This ensures that our accommodation can be cleaned thoroughly after each pet leaves.
Both Males and females should have been neutered/spayed at least 2 months for Males and 3 weeks for Females before their holiday - this is so their hormones have settled and they have fully recovered from their operation.
KNOWN HEALTH ISSUES IN YOUR PET
Please let us know of any health issues that you pet has or medication that they take regularly - prior to making a booking. We can look after disabled (limb/blind/deaf) and elderly/arthritic bunnies, but unfortunately we don't have the facilities to care for rabbits with head tilt.
FOOD, HAY AND VEGI'S
We ask that you bring your rabbits own pellet food with them to avoid upset tummies.
We provide oodles of lovely meadow hay, a daily serving of greens and a sprinkle of Readigrass - so they can forage through their litter box. If your rabbit has a hay/vegi only diet or prefers a specialist hay then please bring this with you and they can use our Manor Pet Housing Hay Station to nibble it from.
HOME FROM HOME
Please feel free to bring your rabbits own bed, cuddly blankets, chew toys and favourite things with them - as this also helps them to settle in.
During cooler months, we give guests a carpet tile to chill out on - and you can take this home with you at the end of their stay.
HOUSE BUNNIES AND OUTDOOR RABBITS
From September to April our lodge is heated to keep our house bunny guests as comfortable as possible and we monitor the temperature regularly.
If your rabbit lives outdoors, please let us know and we can discuss what will be most suitable for them.
ACCESS TO GRASS
We don't let guests play on our lawn as we can't disinfect our grassed area. We find that house bunnies in partic are quite happy to chill out in their spacious holiday suites, without the need to go outside. However, for long stay guests we do have a paved area where we can set up aour new play pen so they can get out and stretch their legs (depending on the weather of course!) - whilst we watch over them with a cup of tea. Pets are transported from their suite to the play pen in their pet carrier and visa versa.
TO CHECK AVAILABILITY
Please use the contact form on our 'Contact' page if you would like to check if we have availability for the dates that you need your rabbit/s boarding. I am sometimes out and about and I don't take the bookings diary with me.
We reply to all our enquiries each evening. However, if for some reason we have not got back to you within 24 hours, please call us on 07772655505 or email us a quick reminder at firstname.lastname@example.org
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PET
We offer a comprehensive 'Keep In Touch With Your Pet' service.
Find us on:
Facebook: @bunnieslodge Twitter: @bunnies_lodge Instagram: gardenlodgebunnyretreat
WhatsApp Email or Text Only
We may also be able to organise a one time FaceTime or Skype live call to you. (Wifi permitting).
Please see our Terms and Conditions for more details
Waitrose Magazine - March 2016
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