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Post by Zo on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:20 pm

I really want to go away this year but I struggle with what to do with Hector, I could go to our caravan with a friend and leave Hector with my parents but I like to sit and read a lot when I'm on holiday so I don't think I'd be good company (plus I'd have to drive on the motorway and that's not going to happen!)

I worry about him a lot, we have a really strong bond and he hates if I'm away overnight, I worry that the combination of me being away and him being in a strange environment would be so stressful for him.

I could take him to my sister's, but the problem is that she is likely to not listen to what I tell her to do because she thinks I'm being ridiculous. The other option is that he goes to a close family friends, they have no other pets (sister has a dog and guinea pigs), they live in a quiet neighbourhood, they would listen to what I told them to do, they also love Hector and the husband really wants a house rabbit. But then I worry that because they're not bun savvy they might not notice if he is unwell :/
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Post by gentl on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:18 am

I'm in the USA so other that Tuckerbunnies excellent boarding, I don't know. We had one rabbit, Lady, that loved to travel. She loved meeting people and liked looking out at the scenery. When we stayed in a hotel room we put her in the collapsible cage we brought when we slept and of course brought her litter box. Most rooms had all their wires and cables all tidied.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:16 pm

Molly and Junior go to my parents, as did Thumper.

My parents don't have any pets and do not want any but my mum has always loved looking after my buns in the short term. When I pick them up after my holidays she's all "Bye bye, be good! You can come and stay for your holidays again" Laughing

Of course I'm always worried when I leave them. As good as my mum is with them she's not "bunny savvy" like we are. She always let them run rings round her Laughing But the hardest part for me is always the leaving them part. Once OH has managed to drag me away and I get the first report from my mum that they are fine, I relax!

Are there any bunny boarding places around you? There's one the other side of the city from where I am and if my mum couldn't take Molly and Junior I would check it out.
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Post by Amelia66 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:32 pm

My parents would look after them if/when i need them too. my mum is all for feeding pets but not cleaning them out and takes no notice of what i tell her [she seems to just want to feed them all the time.] My dad however is willing to do what i tell them and he tells my mum off for doing something i have not specified :lol:so he keeps and eye on them and her, he also cleans them out.

I always think they aren't bunny savvy, but because they have had interacting with them and knows their norm there have been a few times i have come home and hes telling me he has given them some pro c as they seem a bit 'off' So maybe if you do leave them with someone you just need to let them spend some time with him while he is absolutely fine so they have something to compare too.

You always think they are going to miss you, but i guarantee after one night and someone else feeding him he will probably be fine
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Post by FluffSlave on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:39 pm

I also leave my guys with my mum/sister.

I worry a lot when I'm gone as I know that they have totally different attitudes towards what is absolutely necessary, but I think my mum DOES know at heart when any animal is off. She knows all of their personalities quite well and she would have them to the vets if needed.

I'm going away for a few days with my family and for a week with my boyfriend this summer and I am dreading it so much, because I hate leaving them too. But I'm sure Hector and all of my fluffs will be fine with someone else! Hugs
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:14 pm

If I have to send them away mine go to a cattery that is run by a vet nurse. She feeds them brussel sprout tops and lets them run up and down outside the cat's runs to taunt them - they love it! Normally I try and get my neighbours to come in though.

You could try this place - http://www.bunnyhopsboarding.co.uk - it certainly looks ok from the pics (apart from the woodshavings).


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Post by Sparky on Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:20 pm

When we need a holiday we send the Hu-parents away somewhere and ask nice Uncle Steve from next door to come in and feed us.

Layla loves Uncle Steve because last time they were away he accidentally gave Jack and Layla double rations ROFL
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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by KatieB on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:28 pm

Mine all go to Johns when I go away, which is the only way I can relax!

If I were you I'd go with the friends hunni. You could always give them your phone no if they were unsure of anything along with the number for the vet . You could give them a list of things to look out for.


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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:33 pm

I forgot to mention that!! My mum gets a Molly And Junior User Guide Embarassed Laughing She didn't need it with Thumper because they pretty much shared a house for years, mum knew her well!
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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by marleyNfriends on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:35 pm

It depends where Im going and how long for. I went to London with Mum a couple of years ago and they stayed with someone from a different forum as I couldnt trust Dad to look after them properly.

Ive just been away for 3 days and Mum has looked after them for me. I put their veggie rations into food bags for Mum to wash and feed as well as instructions and a number for Maysie and Mike.

They will be going to stay with Maysie when I have my surgery though, as they need looking after for longer and my parents will have other things to worry about. My biggest concern is that they are with someone that knows how to spot any problems and what to do. My parents wouldnt be so great at that. x
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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by KatieB on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:43 pm

I think the only other place I'd be happy with is a hopper. I wish Tuckerbunnies was closer to me!


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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by Zo on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:06 pm

Ditto katie! Maysie, if you feel like moving further south I definitely won't protest!!

Cheryl, it looks nice but I would want him in Milton Keynes, because that's where our vets is, plus I'd find it so weird leaving him with a stranger!

I think the family friends are the best option, at least they will listen to me, and they have a huge living room for him to run in (and I mean HUGE)
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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by Zo on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:33 pm

Having said that, this place looks quite good, she works at the vets I take Hector to as well.
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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by Tuckerbunnies on Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:33 am

Katieb wrote:I think the only other place I'd be happy with is a hopper.  I wish Tuckerbunnies was closer to me!

Aww wish we were Hugs 

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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by Thumper2001 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:39 am

No... Come north! Laughing
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:55 am

Laughing Laughing 

We are lucky as our vet recommends us to people with sick buns that are going on holiday and their bunnies need medication and so they book in with
us and we continue their rabbits treatment while they are on holiday. We have a few in at the moment on medication, metacam and eye drops .
We have blind bunnies and deaf bunnies stop with us and they all learn us something.
I sometimes feel like I am like one of those nurses that go round the wards with the medications at night Laughing Laughing 

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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by KatieB on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:29 am

Florence nightingbun :-)


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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:37 am

Katieb wrote:Florence nightingbun :-)


That made me look at my Florence. It sent a shiver down my spine!


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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by iiisecondcreep on Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:51 pm

T and MJ went to a colleague of Eds when we went on hols last year, earlier this year they went to Buddies (which is where MJ came from). Thats where they will go when we go on holiday later this year.

We got to hold baby bunnies when we picked them up from Buddies Love 
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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by Father Jack on Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:19 pm

Put it this way, last time our hu-parents went on holiday, humum left her car key behind.........Wink Wink 
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Re: Where do your bun's go when you're on holiday?

Post by KatieB on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:42 pm

cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:
Katieb wrote:Florence nightingbun :-)


That made me look at my Florence. It sent a shiver down my spine!

Laughing Laughing 


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