Do my rabbits need to be vaccinated before I can board with you?
Yes. Please bring your rabbits up to date vaccination certificate with you on check in day or unfortunately they will not be able to board with us. Vaccinations must have been given at least 14 days before check in to allow immunity to build and recovery from any side effects which are rare. If both vaccinations are due at the same time they should be given at least 14 days apart. Both are annual vaccinations.
Your rabbits need protecting against the following common diseases.
Myxomatosis is caused by a virus spread by blood sucking insects such as mosquitoes and the rabbit flea, which can affect both outdoor and house rabbits. Sadly, this can be fatal, so it is essential to provide all year round protection, as the virus can remain alive in the blood of hibernating fleas over the winter.
Viral haemorraghic disease - VHD is spread via direct contact with infected rabbits and on our clothing, shoes and objects. This disease can be rapidly fatal in those pets that are not vaccinated. A rabbit will often show no signs of VHD. Two vaccinations are required and can be started from 5 weeks old. A combination vaccination is given yearly and will help prevent your rabbits from contracting myxomatosis and VHD. The second vaccination is required for another variant strain of VHD called VHD2, annually or 6 months if considered to be in a high-risk area.
My pet has a special diet. Can their needs be accommodated?
Yes of course. Please bring any special diet you have for them and I will follow your guidelines. Also please feel free to let me know any vegetables or fruits they like/dislike so they are as happy as they can be with me.
What do I need to bring with my fur baby when they come to stay?
Please bring their vaccination record and payment in the form of cash unless you have already made a bank transfer. You will need to bring a supply of your pets dried food to cover the duration of their stay with us. We can supply litter trays and feeding bowls but please let me know if you would prefer to bring your own. It is also a good idea to bring your rabbits usual litter tray with you as this can help them settle in much easier, as their own smell in their suite will be comforting. Please feel free to bring anything else that you feel will help them settle in such as favourite blankets or toys.
How can I check on my pet during their stay?
You can text me at any time if you would like to know how your fur baby is doing. I am happy to send you a picture on WhatsApp if you would like extra peace of mind. Please be rest assured I will be giving them lots of love and attention.
How do I make payment?
You will be required to make a £20 non-refundable deposit when your booking is made and the remainder of the balance will be due on the day you check in. You can pay this on check in day by cash only or before by bank transfer. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please contact me for my bank details.
Do you board house rabbits?
Yes we do. Our accommodation is outdoors but they have their own private suite which is full height so feels lovely and airy. You are welcome to bring any blankets or anything you know that they like to snuggle in or lay on. We can provide a SnuggleSafe pet heat pad if they need extra warmth and we do have heaters in the cottages. We also have a radio on low in the cottage so that it provides comfort to all of our boarders.