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molly35
08-11-2010, 07:47 PM
I've been looking at bunny boarding where I live and basically its rubbish.
Interested in what you all do with your buns when you go away?
More polls/questions may follow..... yes my little brain is ticking over with ideas

donnamt
08-11-2010, 07:49 PM
from now on i will leave Ste in charge when i visit brum. before pearl got ill we used to bring the buns to visit Stes family. when i came alone to visit Ste the buns went to my moms and once they went to hopper haven to board when stes mom got married.

other than visiting Scotland/Birmingham i dont have holidays so dont need to worry about the buns being cared for :D

Loosy
08-11-2010, 07:51 PM
I'm away at uni a lot and my mum looks after them then. When my mum is away as well then they go to a boarders.
(I voted boarding in the poll)

molly35
08-11-2010, 07:52 PM
I'm away at uni a lot and my mum looks after them then. When my mum is away as well then they go to a boarders.
(I voted boarding in the poll)

Why did you choose the boarding place they go to? Are they rabbit specialist or take all animals?

puppyjess12345
08-11-2010, 07:52 PM
My cousin comes round to our house for the week when we go on holiday, she loves staying at ours.

Elena
08-11-2010, 07:53 PM
I have a friend who comes in every day who panders to my phoning up every day to check everything's alright. :oops:

Brinsley Bunnies
08-11-2010, 07:56 PM
Ha ha ha. Not sure I can comment:lol:. We left 150 animals in the care of 2 very good friends. They have had plenty of training and 1 is a vets nurse and the other worked on a sanctuary for 10 years. We did leave 5 pages of instructions for them and rang them twice a day. I was very stressed!

We have never put our animals into boarding even when we had a few.

I think I'd prefer someone to come round. I know a lot of companies will come round to tend to animals for a very reasonable fee these days (my friend is about the same rate as boarding but will drive round to clients homes to walk dogs, clean out bunnies administer meds that they might need or whatever and she always insists on meeting the owners and animals beforehand).

Loosy
08-11-2010, 07:56 PM
Why did you choose the boarding place they go to? Are they rabbit specialist or take all animals?

I think they may take some small animals too (hammies etc) but mostly rabbits. The lady there seems to know and care a lot about bunnies, she has rabbits of her own. The hutches for the boarders seemed really good and the service is not too pricey!

helgalush
08-11-2010, 07:57 PM
When we are on holiday, they go to boarding, and then I know they are in very safe hands ;).

When its just an overnight, or two, then we ask my OH's parents to come round twice a day to feed them and check on them, and let them in to their runs and then put them away at night. They are very good and I trust them to check with us if they had any worries.

I couldnt do it for longer than a night or two though, i worry about them the whole time....

Gem
08-11-2010, 07:57 PM
I voted boarding but it depends, when I go home, as I will do next May, they will go to a boarder, but if I go away for the weekend they stay at home and my sister will look after them

Maizey
08-11-2010, 07:58 PM
I dont go on holiday as i cant trust anyone with my animals after the last time:cry::cry:

molly35
08-11-2010, 08:01 PM
I dont go on holiday as i cant trust anyone with my animals after the last time:cry::cry:

If you don't mind me asking - why?
Would a small place who specialised in rabbits only tempt you to trust them?

Georgeypudding
08-11-2010, 08:06 PM
they did go to boarding but no will be staying at home and a friend will be pet sitting for us, there will be a long list of instructions :lol:

Mackers
08-11-2010, 08:09 PM
Why did you choose the boarding place they go to? Are they rabbit specialist or take all animals?

Mine went to stay with Auntie Tracy at Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare :D. But I did go and see where they'd be staying before I booked them in because I'd never met Tracy until that point (I'm very fussy :oops:). As soon as I saw how spotlessly clean and well looked after all her 'inmates' were, I could tell they'd be in safe hands. She also came with a recommendation from our vet (we see the same vet).

I think it's essential to check out boarding facilities - especially if they've not been recommended by another bunny savvy individual. You need to see where they'll be staying and to know that the person caring for them totally understands about rabbit health and behaviour. And I also think it's important that the bunny boarder will take them to a decent vet if they're ill. Don't be worried about asking questions or asking to see their facilities - if the boarder is loathe to answer, can't answer or refuses to show you around then run away as fast as you can and take your precious babies with you.

helgalush
08-11-2010, 08:11 PM
Mine went to stay with Auntie Tracy at Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare :D. But I did go and see where they'd be staying before I booked them in because I'd never met Tracy until that point (I'm very fussy :oops:). As soon as I saw how spotlessly clean and well looked after all her 'inmates' were, I could tell they'd be in safe hands. She also came with a recommendation from our vet (we see the same vet).
I think it's essential to check out boarding facilities - especially if they've not been recommended by another bunny savvy individual. You need to see where they'll be staying and to know that the person caring for them totally understands about rabbit health and behaviour. And I also think it's important that the bunny boarder will take them to a decent vet if they're ill. Don't be worried about asking questions or asking to see their facilities - if the boarder is loathe to answer, can't answer or refuses to show you around then run away as fast as you can and take your precious babies with you.

We use Tracy too ;):wave:

Snowberry
08-11-2010, 08:12 PM
If its just a weekend then Bungle goes to my Mums and then she nips over to mine to feed them for me.

If its a proper holiday I use Lynne at Holiday Hutches, she is brilliant with them.

Fran
08-11-2010, 08:15 PM
We have someone in to look after them, as we have the 2 dogs, 11 cats, 3 rats and 2 hamsters as well so it's just a lot easier. She's very good and knows to take them to the vets if she's at all worried about them :)

Grin
08-11-2010, 08:16 PM
We rarely go away for more than 2 days - when we have done before, we left the girls with their nanna and they all stayed here to look after Lucky.

We went for 3 nights once and my MIL came twice a day to check on them but tbh, and now there;s 2 of them, they'll def be boarding. Although she cleaned the litter ttrays the 2 days we werent here, it wasnt right.

If i cant find anywhere i like, we wont go away.

biscandmatt1
08-11-2010, 08:27 PM
go on holiday! :shock: and leave the pets! :shock: *faints* :lol:

we don't go away, no way i could leave them. :)

Jenson
08-11-2010, 11:43 PM
Waited till after our holiday before we got a rabbit (big trip, no money to go away for a while!). I haven't been to my parents for ages because I don't want to leave him with the OH yet, not till I'm sure he can follow my instructions to the letter!!
If we go away, then he may have to board, I will however ask here and visit first, no where I don't feel comfortable with or that doesn't make sure they've had their injections.

happybun
09-11-2010, 12:11 AM
daughter has two and i have two, so we look after each others.

vee-jay
09-11-2010, 07:17 AM
well, I get a friend to come up twice a day to look affter them.

BeatrixPotter
09-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Mine go to boarding. Its someone I met on here and she is the most bunny savvy person I know. They are probably in better hands with her than with me. I trust her completely so I dont worry about them and get to enjoy my hols. I dont think I could leave them with anyone else though.

BattleKat
09-11-2010, 10:31 AM
I don't go on holiday, but I've organised that if I ever do then my brother jas and my mum will split the duties between them. my mum loves the bunnies and any excuse to see them and my brother works in the shop under my flat 5 days a week so it's no hassle.

Lspacehopper
09-11-2010, 10:32 AM
My buns stay here and my housemate does all the feeds and then the lovely Amy (AbbeyMarySmokey) comes and does the cleans for me :)

I'm happy that the buns get to stay in their own environment :) x

Amy104
09-11-2010, 12:59 PM
All mine going into boarding. They specialise in Bunnies and guineas and are members of the RWA which was why I picked them over places which are nearer. They also charge me a very reasonable rate because I board so many.

yvette
09-11-2010, 01:03 PM
I didnt vote as the option want there...I actually get someone to live here in my house.Thus all have company, and get the care.
I can also check in and worry myself to death despite the capable hands!!
No one takes care of my pets like I do!!!

OriginalFlintstone
09-11-2010, 01:10 PM
I have pets and a pony so I don't get holidays! I went camping for a week about 3 or 4 years ago and got my brother to stay in my house, but he had a slight incident with a guinea pig, so never again.

ScienceGeek
09-11-2010, 01:11 PM
Sadly we have to put ours into boarding at least three times a year. Only for a couple of days but its becasue OH and I both get sent on random trips with work.

I did spend a while finding the right boarder tho who specialises in rabbits and I went to look round before I booked anything.

For me its the option that puts my mind at rest. I just don't trust anyone I know (freinds, neighbours, family) to look after the bunnies right!

Nikki26
09-11-2010, 01:20 PM
I leave mine with my sister if I go away for one or two nights so she won't clean them out or empty their litter trays so if I go away for any longer then they board. However, I haven't found anywhere that I like yet so it's getting difficult, I think next time I'll have to travel some way to get to a good boarding place. They definitely won't be going back to the last place!

Tuckerbunnies
09-11-2010, 01:42 PM
With having 17 bunnies and we do bunny boarding we don't ever have holidays but we don't mind as we enjoy being at home with all the buns :)

rabbitmum
09-11-2010, 06:05 PM
family come and stay at ours as we have too many people to take to them:lol:
although the piggies are going to a very nice couple who know everything there is to know about piggies, when we go away next year:D

Amethyst
09-11-2010, 06:14 PM
I selected the third option but it's not entirely accurate.

I have a friend who comes to the house every day to feed and clean them whilst we're away. It's not a neighbour, but the bunnies do stay at our flat.

AMETHYST