Boarding Bunnies &
It is not surprising for pet owners to be pleasantly relieved when they find me, for they can then
go on a relaxing holiday with the knowledge that their bunny/s or squeaks are being well looked after. On occasion I may receive
a postcard or an e-mail saying, "Hi we're having a wonderful time!" or "How is my baby, is
he okay, does he miss me?"
I've heard quite a few disastrous stories about small animals left in
care with people who knew little about them. Unfortunately, if unfamiliar with the tell-tale symptoms of any illness,
they don't realize the seriousness of the situation. Or some even forgot to feed, water or check on the pet, resulting
in unnecessary suffering or worse case scenario – death.
Upon arrival boarders receive
a health check, so I can make sure they are in a good condition and to avoid introducing contagions to my rabbitry.
I generally do not reject bunnies with treatable health issues, though much depends on what it is. For example (and sometimes
unbeknown to owners), I've found cases of wryneck, mites, fly blow, malocclusion, snuffles, weepy eyes and various other
Apart from their own companion/s, boarders do not co-habit with any other
rabbits and so therefore are somewhat quarantined.
owners do not have to provide anything, they may choose to bring along veggies, which might go to waste while they
are away. Some also arrive with their buns favourite treats, a special toy or whatever might be useful.
owners tend to notice a visible improvement in their pet's overall condition and comment that they look fitter and
healthier – as if having stayed at a health farm. This might be due to an improved diet with my
usual practice of providing an abundant variety of fresh vegetation. Sometimes too, owners are informed about their pet
needing to gain weight or alternatively the chubby ones would be put on a diet. To achieve this I adjust food intake
accordingly to individual needs.
Boarding charges are reasonable in comparison to cat and dog fees.
Overnight charges are calculated from
the day you drop off but not including the day of collection.
Fees are only $10 a night for
one bunny (or guinea pig).
Otherwise two or more pets are an additional $5 for each per night.
Extended stays (e.g. more than 3 weeks) may receive negotiated discount.
Hutches are available in a variety of styles and
* If need be, your pet will receive a complimentary
manicure (or if maulting a quick brush/pluck) and if you'd like, I would be happy to demonstrate these procedures.
* Advanced bookings are recommended and I can also cater for 'special
Phone Christine 6297 7750
* Phone calls are
much appreciated as I seem to be always overwhelmed with way too many emails - though preferably do not call before
10 am or after 6 pm.
* Squeaks and buns need to be transported
in a secure container - not carried in arms or on open container or otherwise it can be a bit of an ordeal to try
and catch them around the paddocks!
* The most convenient time
frames to deliver and collect pets are between Monday and Saturday - generally around 11 ish or between 3
& 6 pm. Please understand that I need to keep Sundays free for family activities.
Other Boarding Facilities
Googong, NSW 'Sealed with a Lop Kiss Rabbitry' Kelly Phone/Text 0414 782 136 Email
Deakin, ACT Stephanie Phone/Text 0458 966 689
Blackalls Park (Lake Macquarie, NSW) - also servicing
Hunter Valley, Newcastle (10 mins off the Pacific Hwy & 2 hours north of Sydney)Michelle Teear Phone (02) 40238304, 0402
924 819 Email
Melody is very experienced with bunnies (former
breeder) and husband is a rabbit savvy vet. Phone 0412 929 202
off locations St Ives & West Pennant Hills)
Email or visit website: BunnyWonderland
(Smithfield) Sally Arnold Wildwood Rabbit Stud Ph (08) 8254 8601
or 0418 611 780 E-mail
Wanneroo (WA) Kim McDonald Email or Phone 0412 907 704 Abbey Green Rabbit Stud
Melbourne Bek's Bunnies Phone 0416 276 997 or Email
From these photos you can see that Bek has fabulous boarding accommodations . . .