Here at Cottontail Lodge we offer two non-hutch accommodations, housed within our purpose built Lodge (which is fully insulated and boarded out). There are two individual pens with their own attached run (accessed during the day via a pop hole). They are ideal for house bunnies, larger groups or outdoor bunnies. Each pen in The Lodge has its own large run on concrete which is secured to The Lodge. The pop holes are closed at night for warmth and safety. Please see our Accommodation page for images.
The Lodge has heating that will be used in the colder months which will keep the pens warm. All the runs will have plenty to keep your bunny occupied in – tunnels, toys and things to climb on. When they are in season we provide Hazel and Apple tree branches to chew on.
Food and water bowls, water bottles and litter trays are all provided. However, please feel free to bring your own blankets/rugs or any favourite toys for your bunnies if you feel they would make them feel more at home here.
We provide copious amounts of high quality Timothy Hay daily as a feed hay, and we fill the beds with good quality straw in the colder months. We also provide fresh greens and fresh or dried forage daily.
Due to a rabbit’s delicate digestive system, it is unwise to make any sudden changes to their regular diet as this can cause serious tummy upsets, so we ask that you bring with you just enough of your rabbits usual pelleted feed for the duration of their stay. No large bags of feed please as we cannot store them (just enought for their stay). We don't provide any pelleted feed at all.
Health and hygiene is of utmost importance to us here, as it is to the bunnies. All bunnies will need to be vaccinated against Myxomatosis, RVHD and RVHD2 at least 3-4 weeks before boarding - (no less), if they have not had the vaccine before or they have lapsed with their vaccinations. If they receive their booster well within their due date your bunny will be fine for boarding. We will not board any bunny that hasn’t had all their vaccinations or one that is showing any illness whatsoever on arrival if it hasn't been discussed with me prior to arrival (please see Terms and Conditions). All bunnies are thoroughly checked every day whilst they are with us. We also insist on all bunnies being spayed or castrated regardless of sex or whether they are single or not (Please see Terms and Conditions).
Both Pens are cleaned and tidied daily with the litter trays cleaned and changed every day, and twice a day if needed. A deeper clean and thorough disinfection is performed in between boarders so that the Pens are thoroughly clean ready for your bunny’s arrival.
If your rabbit is taken ill whilst in our care we will endeavour to contact you immediately. If we are unable to make contact either with yourself or your emergency contact we will make the decision to take your rabbit along to our own veterinary surgery – Swayne and Partners in Long Melford for advice and possible treatment. All costs incurred will be payable by the client to the vet.
If you would like to visit Cottontail Lodge to have a look round and ask any questions you feel you wish to ask and to put your mind at rest, please do not hesitate in contacting us to arrange a suitable time to visit by appointment only. We will be only too happy to welcome you.
NOTE: During the Covid Pandemic we reserve the right to assess the risk factor of allowing clients onto or into the property which may make viewing the facilities impossible at certain times. However, we have provided a video that will give you some idea of how we are set up to help you see what we offer.
We do advise all bunny owners to go and visit any boarding facility before a booking is made, if it is at all possibe, to make sure it fulfils your requirements as you do not want to be disappointed on arrival when it is too late to change your mind!
Please feel free to telephone me to discuss any requirements you have or just to find out a little more about us here. We are not open for arrivals or collections on Sundays so please bear this in mind when booking your dates with us.
We have a selection of reviews on the website if you wish to see what other people think of Cottontail Lodge. If you are pleased with the experience your bunny has had with us whilst boarding then please feel free to leave a review on our website here for other prospective boarders looking for reassurance.
We have a Facebook page also, where all our boarders play a starring role! We take photos of the bunnies staying with us and put them on the page so that if you have access while you are away you can keep a check on how they are doing. You can leave reviews on the page too!