For Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Rabbit and guinea pig accommodation is housed in our two sturdy cabin style sheds which both measure 10ftx10ft. The sheds are to the rear of the house in our enclosed garden, well away from public view. Both sheds have windows so let in natural light and are fitted with power for lighting and heating. As they are under the trees at the bottom of the garden they are lovely and cool in Summer.
Rabbits and guinea pigs are housed alone or with their pair/group. They do not have direct contact with other pets but hutches are positioned so that pets can see each other.
The hutches are made of high quality wood and are all on one level as older and less mobile rabbits and some guinea pigs find ramps a problem. Each hutch has a dark room for hunkering down.
We have fourteen enclosures in the sheds in total which is a manageable number for us and ensures we are able to spend quality time with and meet the requirements of each and every one of our guests.
Nine of the hutches measure 6ftx2ftx2ft which meet the requirements of the Rabbit Welfare Association. We use these for single and pairs of rabbits and can be used for groups of three depending on the size of the rabbits. They are also used to house guinea pig groups of three or more.
Four hutches measure 5ftx2ftx2ft. We use these for single and pairs of guinea pigs and are also suitable for small breeds of rabbit. We also have a 4ftx2ftx2ft hutch that we use to house single guinea pigs.
For Hamsters, Mice, Gerbils, Degus and Rats
All tiny pets are kept in the house in the living room where they can snuggle down in warmth and safety. Small pet accommodation is placed off the floor on tables.
Most hamsters and mice are very sensitive to change so we usually ask that they stay in their own accommodation brought from home. However, if this is a problem, please let us know as we do have a spare hamster enclosure that can be used.
Gerbils often arrive in their own enclosures but as they are sometimes more adaptable than hamsters and mice and where bringing their own enclosure isn't possible, we do have a lovely gerbilarium that can be used. It has a glass bottom so it completely gnaw-proof, has ramps for climbing and its own accessories including a little wheel. It can easily house up to five gerbils. Please check for availability on booking.
Rat and Degu Enclosures
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. These also have accessories such as hammocks and tubing. If you prefer to bring your rat or degu in their own enclosure you are more than welcome but if you would like to use one of ours please check for availability when booking.
We also have four enclosures for use in the house. Two measure 120cm and we tend to use these for guinea pig pairs or one small breed of rabbit. Two measure 100cm which we tend to use for single guinea pigs. There is limited space in the house so please check for availability for these enclosures when booking.
In the event of a pet becoming ill or fighting, it will be necessary to separate them from their partner/group and other pets. We have enclosures to use for this purpose. Poorly animals will be in the house where they can be closely monitored and any vet recommendations, instructions and treatments will be carried out.
For our Guests' Security
Both sheds are double locked at night as is the garden gate. Both sheds have security lighting.
24 hour CCTV operates monitoring the entire garden and exterior of the property.
We are a fully insured business.
The property is not left for long periods of time. One of us is here most of the time to see to the day to day running of the business. Pets who are outside are never left unattended and if we need to go out unexpectedly, pets shall be put back in their hutches for complete safety.
All hutches are steam cleaned and disinfected in between guests. We use products that environmentally and pet friendly. We do not use bleach or anti-bacterial wipes.
All pet cloths, bedding, soft toys etc are washed on a hot temperature using a non-biological washing powder to avoid skin irritations.