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amme
18-03-2010, 08:44 AM
We have been quoted 10 per day that is for 2 bunnies incl all food and hay

sdf76
18-03-2010, 08:55 AM
I think prices have gone up a lot recently.
I just looked at a boarding place near me and its 5 pounds a day per rabbit but 8.50 if a bonded pair, so seems about right.-sue:wave:

sacol4940
18-03-2010, 09:14 AM
It's about 10 per night for a pair by me too :wave:

bambi2906
18-03-2010, 09:18 AM
i think thats expensive but thats only because my local santuary had my bunny last year for 2 pound ish a night, and that for food and everything but i do always give extra anyway. i hope it hasnt shot up like your boarding has :)

Becky86
18-03-2010, 09:24 AM
I know your local to me Emma, and if its the bunnery your talking about then its well worth the price. My buns go there, Jo is fab with the bunnies. I wouldnt send my bunnies anywhere else tbh :) I pay 15 a night as mine are giants xXx

amme
18-03-2010, 09:52 AM
thans becky86 you have eased my mind and yes it is LOL, just wanted to check before i phoned and booked the place for easter hols

The Duchess
18-03-2010, 11:32 AM
That's the going rate for a good place.

:D

BobbleG
18-03-2010, 11:39 AM
Crikey. I've been quoted 25 a night for my two. :?

yvette
18-03-2010, 11:55 AM
ferret boarding is well cheap in comparison.......:shock:

Must admit, if I go away which is rare, I get my mate in to look after every one.....and he lives here,electricity, water, food etc etc.....
I cant move my lot!!!

bambi2906
18-03-2010, 11:58 AM
i think thats it all depends on who you trust to take care of them. i would never leave them with anyone but where i got bluebell from so what every they asked i would pay. it just so happens that there only a small santuary and dont charge much as they prefer to do everything by donations :lol:

holidayhutch
18-03-2010, 12:14 PM
That's the going rate for a good place.

:D

It does depend on where you are in the country and London/Down South rates do tend to be considerably higher than up north. We charge 5 a night for a bonded pair and that includes all food, hay, veg, bedding etc but it doesn't mean the care they receive is any less than one who charges more elsewhere.

bambi2906
18-03-2010, 12:17 PM
It does depend on where you are in the country and London/Down South rates do tend to be considerably higher than up north. We charge 5 a night for a bonded pair and that includes all food, hay, veg, bedding etc but it doesn't mean the care they receive is any less than one who charges more elsewhere.

i agree with that. :D it was what i was trying to explain when i mention my santuary only charged two pound a night for one bunny last year. the care they give is excellent and i wouldnt take them anywhere else:D

amme
18-03-2010, 12:22 PM
oh well all booked in. we are in walsall so its very hard to find good accodamtion round here. i have good neighbours but dont like to ask them as they are both over 60 ish and our garden is very muddy and on a slope:D:D:D:D

Snouter
18-03-2010, 12:29 PM
:wave:In my opinion, and it is only an opinion, the organisations that provide bunny boarding should charge the commercial rate for the services they provide.

If sanctuaries decide to charge less then they are, of course, free to make that decision. However, they might be losing out on a valuable source of revenue that they could use for the sanctuary that they would have to make up in other ways.

I believe that some of the rescues also provide boarding facilities if they have spaces and are not full to bursting with rescue buns. Perhaps some of these RU members could comment on whether it's a valuable source of income for them.

I assume that people who provide cat and dog boarding charge commercial rates.

As I said, only an opinion, not a comment on the people who provide this valuable service.

pudding777
18-03-2010, 12:43 PM
It does depend on where you are in the country and London/Down South rates do tend to be considerably higher than up north. We charge 5 a night for a bonded pair and that includes all food, hay, veg, bedding etc but it doesn't mean the care they receive is any less than one who charges more elsewhere.

Lynne, :wave: can you accommodate Piggies inside for the winter at your place?

Gem
18-03-2010, 01:58 PM
:wave:In my opinion, and it is only an opinion, the organisations that provide bunny boarding should charge the commercial rate for the services they provide.

If sanctuaries decide to charge less then they are, of course, free to make that decision. However, they might be losing out on a valuable source of revenue that they could use for the sanctuary that they would have to make up in other ways.

I believe that some of the rescues also provide boarding facilities if they have spaces and are not full to bursting with rescue buns. Perhaps some of these RU members could comment on whether it's a valuable source of income for them.

I assume that people who provide cat and dog boarding charge commercial rates.

As I said, only an opinion, not a comment on the people who provide this valuable service.

You've got a very good point there. I charge less than most places, for several reasons, 1. because I can only take in piggies and the smaller rabbits and 2. having a boarder here is not much more work than my own lots.

For me personally I'd rather know that a set of bunnies that might have been left alone if the owners had been charged more are getting looked after with me.

Mine go over to Sue at Southampton Rabbit Rescue but I can't remember what the daily rate is :oops:

Snouter
18-03-2010, 02:17 PM
You've got a very good point there. I charge less than most places, for several reasons, 1. because I can only take in piggies and the smaller rabbits and 2. having a boarder here is not much more work than my own lots.

For me personally I'd rather know that a set of bunnies that might have been left alone if the owners had been charged more are getting looked after with me.

Mine go over to Sue at Southampton Rabbit Rescue but I can't remember what the daily rate is :oops:

I've just taken a look at the website. It's 5/day/hutch.

I think that the penultimate paragraph of your post is the key. Knowing that a set of bunnies are looked after rather than left alone.

We are relatively new rabbiteers and have been amazed how helpful and kind the people on RU are.

I don't think many hotels would provide cheap rooms because they would like to know people are not outside in the cold. They certainly wouldn't take on one more guest cheaply because its not much more work than the others. (Maybe not a good analogy).

Most would seek to charge at or near the maximum that the market will bear. Unfortunately for rabbits, owners often have the "dump" option.

Woodlouse
18-03-2010, 05:46 PM
I know your local to me Emma, and if its the bunnery your talking about then its well worth the price. My buns go there, Jo is fab with the bunnies. I wouldnt send my bunnies anywhere else tbh :) I pay 15 a night as mine are giants xXx

Another VERY satisfied Bunnery Cannock customer here. I have 7 buns and wouldn't let them go anywhere else :) x

The Duchess
18-03-2010, 06:00 PM
It does depend on where you are in the country and London/Down South rates do tend to be considerably higher than up north. We charge 5 a night for a bonded pair and that includes all food, hay, veg, bedding etc but it doesn't mean the care they receive is any less than one who charges more elsewhere.

Absolutely true. Most things seem to cost more down south.

There are places local to us here that only charge about 3 per pair and whilst you could argue that it they do it for the pleasure, I'd suggest that it does actually cost more than that for it to be viable. You've got to factor in feed costs (veg getting more and more expensive), hay, quality bedding, fuel costs for disposing of waste, replacing toys/litter trays when past their best, cleaning materials, repair and maintanence costs when buns have gnawed your accommodation :lol:, weather proofing, and of course insurance. Not to mention the time spent caring for the rabbits.

I used to ask 5 for each night, but have realised that there is very little per donation that actually makes it towards the care of the fosters here - my main reason for doing it. Now I ask a bit more.

MissMinnie
18-03-2010, 07:37 PM
Where I take mine is excellent. Its 4.50 per pair per night.

Alpha
18-03-2010, 08:16 PM
I charge 10 a day for two bonded bunnies, but i only have two very large accomodation places (indoor). That price includes all bedding food fresh veg and daily cleaning. The bunnies are handled everyday and put out in garden runs or free range for excercise and then let out in the evenings - rotated if two bonded pairs (free range). I do put a lot of effort in to the care and attention so i do feel that the 10 is justified and many do charge the same rate with less attention. There are places by me that charge 3 perday but u have to take your own accomodation and food etc. I offer the convenience of just being able to drop off bunny with out any fussing or worry, Which most of my clients appreciate. At the end of the stay we give our clients a complementry disc of photos of there bunnies whilst in our care of all the activites and new friends they have made whilst with us (as in my cats). They also get free range of the garden during my time at home which is all recorded for owners as its a bunny holiday and we all love photos and videos of our holidays even our bunnies :D

bambi2906
18-03-2010, 08:23 PM
At the end of the stay we give our clients a complementry disc of photos of there bunnies whilst in our care of all the activites and new friends they have made whilst with us (as in my cats). They also get free range of the garden during my time at home which is all recorded for owners as its a bunny holiday and we all love photos and videos of our holidays even our bunnies :D

i love the idea of a disc of the bunnies on holidays lol i wish my santuary did that i could make an album blue and annies holiday pics lol:love:

Rexbun
18-03-2010, 08:29 PM
oh well all booked in. we are in walsall so its very hard to find good accodamtion round here. i have good neighbours but dont like to ask them as they are both over 60 ish and our garden is very muddy and on a slope:D:D:D:D

I have seen quite a few places over the years, some who dont seem to know about bunnies. On of my neighbours would probably look after my pair but she does not know much about bunnies so not sure what would happen if they became poorly.

Paying a bit extra money if you can afford it is worth it if you can walk away knowing your bunnies will be looked after well by someone who cares and knows about bunnies :)

Alpha
18-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Yes my Clients alway appreciate them..........We did one over Xmas with there bunnies getting pressies under the tree for our Xmas Guests. I just think its a nice touch and i enjoy doing them for my Clients too. :D

Brinsley Bunnies
18-03-2010, 08:35 PM
Have you tried these?
http://www.gbpetsitters.co.uk/#

I think they charge 8 pounds for a 45 minute house visit and it doesn't matter how many animals you have for that. Our local pet sitter in Hucknall has her own bunnies (adopted from us too:)) so is knowledgeable on bunny matters. Different sitters might also have spaces available in their own homes.