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deb_h
29-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Just wondered what you folks do with your buns when you go away?

Hubby would really like a holiday but im not to sure what I would do with my babies. My brother and his girlfriend would probably come and stay over but im not sure how well they would look after them :roll:

mini lop1
29-06-2012, 07:35 PM
when we all went to my sisters wedding there was no one to look after my rabbit so he went to bunnyhops hotel with kay, he loved it, last year mum and dad where home and so they looked after my girl, although she had dental before i went away, she lost soo much weight n only a week, with them seeing her everyday they hadn;t noticed, but i did as put her on scales that night, after sayng she feels like a netherland dwarf weight and she was less, turns out she was pinning (sp?) for me

FudgeTort
29-06-2012, 07:45 PM
My brother stays. He does a great job and the animals love him.

ripminnie
29-06-2012, 07:58 PM
My mum and dad come to stay at our house to look after them, if they didn't I couldn't ever go away, as I wouldn't trust anyone else to do exactly as I say! :wave:

Jenova
29-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Well I only really go and see my parents and then the buns come with me. If I go somewhere else my friend house/pet sits for my two rabbits, four chinchillas, hamster and bearded dragon. :D

Rhianna
29-06-2012, 08:10 PM
I never go away. With eleven buns, one needing daily medication, eight cats, one who is incontinent, a guinea-pig and a hamster, I can't really leave them.

Occasionally, I think it would be nice to have a night away somewhere but any longer than that and I used to get homesick anyway.

BattleKat
29-06-2012, 08:21 PM
We just went away for a couple of days, my mum fed all the animals in the morning and evening, and my dad did them in the afternoons.

If we wanted to go away for longer I think I'd ask a friend if she'd mind staying at my place and taking care of all of them.

yaretzi
29-06-2012, 08:30 PM
I'm going away in September and my mom will look after them. She feeds them in the morning anyway (with the food I leave out), and lets them out into their run. I check on them through the day and put them away at night. I'll put the food into piles and make sure she refreshes the hay twice a day.

I went away for a weekend earlier in the year with my mom and stepdad, and we got a neighbour to come over. He didn't give them any fresh hay and I came back to find the top half of the stable door open :cry:. I was so upset and angry.

There is another neighbour who's lovely and loves my rabbits - she used to have two too. I could ask her. There's also 2 girls in the corner who are 9 and 13 who love animals and have hamsters and dogs themselves. I would probably offer them some pocket money to look after the bunnies as they're very responsible and they love animals. Their mom would have to help too obviously!

Failing that I would board them. I've boarded them before when living away from home and it's been great - I haven't worried about them at all.

deb_h
29-06-2012, 09:09 PM
Thank you all for the replies!!

Bunny boarding sounds fab! Does anyone know if there are any in the northwest area?

I know its probably just me being over cautious as my brother would most likely do a great job looking after them. We use to have a rabbit when we were kids and he loved it. He is 21 now and responsable enough. I dont know. I really would love a holiday but that said I may pine for them a little much. :roll:

deb_h
29-06-2012, 09:11 PM
I went away for a weekend earlier in the year with my mom and stepdad, and we got a neighbour to come over. He didn't give them any fresh hay and I came back to find the top half of the stable door open :cry:. I was so upset and angry.




That would really upset me too. What did you say to them?

I really cant understand why anyone would agree to look after someones beloved pet when really they have no intention of actually looking after them. :evil:

OwnedByRabbits
29-06-2012, 09:12 PM
I dont go on holiday i would rather stay with my pets and know that they are getting looked after properly

BattleKat
29-06-2012, 09:17 PM
Just thought I'd add, to make things really easy for the people looking after mine I bagged up the food and hay and wrote on the bags when it was for (ie, Monday Morning) so it couldn't have been more straightforward and had the least chance of it getting buggered up.
For the mice I even prepared spare bowls of water so that mum wouldn't need to rinse out the water bowl, just put a new one in.

Angie B
29-06-2012, 09:36 PM
When we go to Spain in August we're taking the rabbits to a boarding place. The only down side is they won't be able to run around the garden but their temporary new home is fairly large so they'll be able to binky if they want and it is just that - temporary.

Jenova
29-06-2012, 09:39 PM
Thank you all for the replies!!

Bunny boarding sounds fab! Does anyone know if there are any in the northwest area?

I know its probably just me being over cautious as my brother would most likely do a great job looking after them. We use to have a rabbit when we were kids and he loved it. He is 21 now and responsable enough. I dont know. I really would love a holiday but that said I may pine for them a little much. :roll:

Bunnyhops is in Bolton. :)

FudgeTort
29-06-2012, 09:50 PM
Just thought I'd add, to make things really easy for the people looking after mine I bagged up the food and hay and wrote on the bags when it was for (ie, Monday Morning) so it couldn't have been more straightforward and had the least chance of it getting buggered up.
For the mice I even prepared spare bowls of water so that mum wouldn't need to rinse out the water bowl, just put a new one in.

I do this as well. I pre dust all the tortoise food with calcium and that goes in little bags in the fridge.
Luckily my sister only lives two streets away so if we are just away for a night she can pop in. I'm very lucky to have a kind family.

megansmummy
03-07-2012, 02:01 PM
Mine go to bunny boarding :)

Tuckerbunnies
03-07-2012, 02:06 PM
We do bunny boarding but we are near Scotch Corner in Richmond, North Yorkshire .

Michelleox
03-07-2012, 02:08 PM
Mine go to my mums where i have a spare hutch, they get spolit and pampered. Funnily enough my mum doesn't have to deal with temper tantrums, naughtiness or sulks as they are model, well behaved and polite bunnies when they are with her :?

Hugo's There
03-07-2012, 02:11 PM
No holidays here! Four and a half years after our wedding we are still waiting to have a honeymoon :lol:

vanessa
04-07-2012, 01:52 PM
We have used a couple of pet sitters who came in twice a day in the past, they both did a good job, clearly loved animals and I trusted them to look after the bunnies properly.

Lea-Anne
04-07-2012, 06:17 PM
stay with parents or in-laws :thumb:

Bunnylopbob
07-07-2012, 06:38 AM
Help

We have a giant lop called bob and love him dearly, me and my partner are due to go camping in wales 1st week of aug and there is noone to look after him.

All my friends have their own pets and responsibilitys, my mum has 3 terrier dogs that think of critters as dinner (although bob is probaly same size) but wouldnt want to risk it, there is noone that can stay at the house, Having worked a summer in a boarding kennels thats not an option.

The only thing i can think to do is take him with us?!?! we have a large tent and he has his crate but would he be ok in the crate in the tent when were off hiking snowdonia!

any advise would be greatly appreciated.

BattleKat
07-07-2012, 08:56 AM
Help

We have a giant lop called bob and love him dearly, me and my partner are due to go camping in wales 1st week of aug and there is noone to look after him.

All my friends have their own pets and responsibilitys, my mum has 3 terrier dogs that think of critters as dinner (although bob is probaly same size) but wouldnt want to risk it, there is noone that can stay at the house, Having worked a summer in a boarding kennels thats not an option.

The only thing i can think to do is take him with us?!?! we have a large tent and he has his crate but would he be ok in the crate in the tent when were off hiking snowdonia!

any advise would be greatly appreciated.
I don't think taking a rabbit camping is a great idea, tents get to real extremes of temperatures which isn't good for rabbits. Especially if he is used to being inside?
Have you got someone that could just check in a few times a day? Or you could pay a pet sitter?

wendle
07-07-2012, 09:00 AM
My hubby looks after mine as he won't get on a plane so I usually go with a friend or my sister if he didn't take of them I wouldn't go on holiday :love:

lilbun
07-07-2012, 11:00 AM
Help

We have a giant lop called bob and love him dearly, me and my partner are due to go camping in wales 1st week of aug and there is noone to look after him.

All my friends have their own pets and responsibilitys, my mum has 3 terrier dogs that think of critters as dinner (although bob is probaly same size) but wouldnt want to risk it, there is noone that can stay at the house, Having worked a summer in a boarding kennels thats not an option.

The only thing i can think to do is take him with us?!?! we have a large tent and he has his crate but would he be ok in the crate in the tent when were off hiking snowdonia!

any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Not a good idea at all I'm afraid- tents can get boiling hot in the day and freezing at night. Also the smell of a rabbit might cause a passing dog or fox to rip into the tent and even if he was inside a crate that could frighten him to death.

The best option would be to find somewhere that boards rabbits or a petsitter. You could ask your vets whether they know of anyone locally or start a new thread on here asking whether anyone boards in your area xx

Snowberry
07-07-2012, 11:02 AM
I usually use Holiday Hutches boarding in Barnsely but this year we are leaving them a home and a neighbour is coming to feed them. I thought long and hard about it and although Lynn is amazing with them at boarding and they get lots of care Snowdrop always stops eating while she is there because of the stress of moving and it can take a month to get her health back. She never goes into stasis at home and so we think it's kinder t let her stay in her own home.