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Glamping at Jasper’s Bunny Hotel!

We’ve been in touch with Niki from Jasper’s Bunny Hotel who offer luxurious glamping breaks for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs in our world famous Eglu Rabbit Hutches!!
Their website  informs customers that holiday homes are all standard with daily room service, full menu of fresh food including fruit and vegetables for guinea pigs and rabbits, cool fresh water and a selection of toys for activities. Plus plenty of fresh grass and safe outdoor play areas for those who like a little exercise.
It sounds delightful….. so we decided to find out more about this fantastic bunny hotel…..
How long has Jasper’s Bunny Hotel been running?

We originally opened for bunny holidays back in December 2014, the idea was to have some large hutches for bunnies to have holidays rather than using breeding stacks of hutches. This initial idea worked well for a few bunnies who like to live indoors but we did spend a lot of time transporting them outside to wooden runs on the grass and then trying to catch them again to put them away! I was always concerned about predators, I used to peg the runs down with tent pegs and pile bricks around the outside to stop the foxes from digging in – but I was still always worried and had to spend all my time checking that all was well.

When did you get your first Eglu ?
Prior to moving to our current property we had bought an Omlet Eglu Cube and kept some chickens and so I thought about looking on the website for something similar for bunnies and guinea pigs.  We now have 12 Eglu’s and one of the large walk-in runs.
 
How many Rabbit’s and Guinea Pigs can you look after at any one time?
This summer when I was at full capacity, I had 7 rabbits from the same family sharing a 4m Eglu and between 2 and 3 rabbits in each other Eglu, as well as some indoor bunnies, so we had around 44 bunnies and 30 guinea pigs in our care.
Why do you like Eglu’s
I love them because they can be jetwashed for hygiene, the bunnies and guinea pigs are safe and in a natural environment – we move them around at least weekly and certainly every time a new bunny or piggy arrives – they are colourful and almost indestructible – we only have one that’s been slightly chewed but the others look pretty much good as new!
Many of my customers have gone on to ditch their wooden hutches and replace them with Eglus once they have seen how brilliant they are and how much freedom the bunnies and piggies have.
What is the longest time that a rabbit has ‘glamped’ with you?
The longest time that we have had a bunny with us was three months – we have regular customers that come back to us three or four times per year and say that they wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Do rabbits travel far and wide to visit Jasper’s Bunny Hotel? 
People book with us up to a year in advance and travel from 20-30 miles away for their bunny holidays.
Interested in updating your Rabbit Hutch to an Eglu? 
The hutch is easy to clean and insulated and comes complete with under floor mesh, making it perfect for all-year use and rabbits will love being able to hop in and out of the fox-resistant run as they please. Click her to find out more!
 
For more information about Jasper’s Bunny Hotel please visit their website – http://www.jaspersbunnyhotel.co.uk/

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Hens on Holiday!

We’ve been in touch with Sarah from Sussex Garden Poultry who has told us about a fantastic service that they offer to hens when their owners go on holiday…

How many Chicken Coops do you have? 
I have at the moment 10 x mark 1 Eglu cubes & 8 x Eglu classic that I use for hen holidays. An Eglu Go & an old Eglu Classic with 1 mtr run I use as a broody coop

When did you get your first Coop?? Which type of Eglu was it?
The first Eglu I bought was a 2nd hand classic, I’d asked about & people said they’d owned them for 10 years with no problem & they look as good as new.

Why do you like Eglu Chicken Coops?
I like the Eglu for ease of cleaning, I love the varieties of colour, I try to have one of each, (I’m still hunting a pink cube), i also like the flexibility of being able to add to the runs length.

Please tell us more about the Chicken Holidays
I started the chicken holidays because I had potential customers who’d say ‘I’d love chickens, but what do I do when I go on holiday?’ So I said bring them back & i’ll board them for you. No one was offering this service locally so it made sense to offer hen holidays.

What is the most chickens you’ve looked after at any one time?
Difficult to say! We are usually fully booked over the summer holidays & Christmas to new year, but I have some birds of my own too, they take up 4/5 cubes, so I’ve the potential to accommodate over 100 holiday hens.

What is the longest time that a Chicken has stayed with you?
We had a trio of light Sussex that stayed about 3 months as their owner was sailing   Around the Mediterranean & her progress was weather dependent!

I imagine the service is very popular…… Do you get fully booked up?
We like to take bookings a few months in advance especially for summer & Christmas, I don’t like to turn people away but each coop houses hens belonging to one family, we never mix flocks. If I’m out of space, then I’m out of space!

What is the furthest distance a customer has travelled to bring their chickens to you?
People do come a long way, but we are not that far from Gatwick airport so some drop off en route, its funny when the chickens take up more space in the car than the luggage.

What do prices start at?
Eglu classic & Go are £5 per night & take a max of 3 hens, Eglu cubes are £8 a night & take 4-8 hens. Feed included.

To find out more about Hen Holidays please view the Sussex Garden Poultry Website: http://www.sussexgardenpoultry.co.uk/home

To find out more about Eglu Chicken Coops – Click here

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A grand design for three lucky bunnies!

We’ve seen an amazing rabbit house set up using Omlet’s walk in run that we just had to share with you!
We paid a visit to Camilla Suchan’s house to interview her and take some pictures of her rabbits hopping around and living in a very spacious happy home!
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Interview with Camilla Suchan, owner of a Walk In Rabbit Run

Hello Camilla, when did you start keeping?

We have three NDH / Mini lop rabbits that we have had since October 2016.

What are their names?

They are called: Officer Hopps, Dumbledore und Speedy.

Do you have any other pets other than Officer Hopps, Dumbledore und Speedy?

As well as the three rabbits we have a Briard dog and two ponies.

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You have the 3m x 7m x 2m rabbit run. What do you like about the product?

I like the design. The fact that the green steel mesh is see through allows us to watch our animals from the outside and them to see their surroundings. It integrated amazingly into the garden.

Do you have any advice you’d like to give other rabbit keepers? Especially those who just started keeping them?

My advice to all rabbit keepers: Offer your pets a lot of space to jump and run around, the opportunity to climb, hide and dig. Your pets will be very grateful for that.

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If this gives you inspiration to upgrade your rabbit’s home visit our website now to view our famous Eglu Go Rabbit Hutches and walk in runs – click here for further information
We are offering £50 off Eglu Go Hutches until  this Friday, 2nd June – Hurry before you miss out on this hoptastic offer! – Find out more here
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FREE DELIVERY on our New Fido Dog Crate

Introducing Fido Studio, the world’s most stylish home for your dog!
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Designed like a piece of contemporary furniture, the fantastic new Fido Studio is more than just an indoor dog crate. It’s the perfect compliment to your home and fulfills your dogs natural instinct to have a den that they can call their own.

The Fido Studio also brilliantly solves the issue of where to store all of your dog’s accessories.  The optional wardrobe is a versatile and incredibly practical solution for storing your dog’s coat, treats, favourite toy and lead all in one handy place.With the innovative Fido dog crate, your dog will have a comfortable and durable home for life.  Whether you want a quality indoor house for your adult dog that is more than just a bed on the floor or are trying to train a puppy, the Fido dog house offers everything your pet needs to feel safe, secure and part of the family.

Order now for FREE DELIVERY, offer only valid until end of March.

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Children’s Colouring Competition

Would you like to WIN a New Eglu Cube? All you need to do is download the Barbara Colouring Sheet here and then get your children to colour it in.

Once complete, please take a picture or a scan of the drawing and post it to our Facebook page or Tweet us @Omlet.

Barbara Colouring Sheet PDF Download.

Competition ends midday 30th September 2016.

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Discover the Amazing New Eglu Cube

Omlet are delighted to announce the global launch of the new Eglu Cube chicken coop.

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The design of the new Eglu Cube was focused on just one thing, creating the ultimate chicken coop. Made with advanced manufacturing technology, this coop is extremely strong and durable yet surprisingly light, making it effortlessly manoeuverable. Aesthetically pleasing, the clean, functional lines not only look great but also make cleaning the coop a breeze.

The new Eglu Cube is also the safest chicken coop on the market. It has a patented locking mechanism that will outfox any predators and includes a steel weld mesh run, complete with Omlet’s unique anti-tunnel skirt, designed to keep any unwanted visitors at bay.

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Comfier, more discreet and easier to clean – the Eglu Cube makes light work of a large flock.  Inside the Eglu Cube, chickens will find a spacious roosting area with contoured bars to provide plenty of perching opportunities.  The nest box, complete with sliding door, is discreetly positioned off to one side for privacy during the crucial egg laying moment.

With space for up to 10 hens you could be collecting a staggering 60 eggs a week. Your family will enjoy an abundance of cakes, quiches and dippy eggs galore!

Omlet’s Head of Product Design Simon Nicholls said “With the new Eglu Cube we really wanted to push the boundaries of what a chicken coop could be.  This is definitely the most advanced chicken house we have ever designed, it’s safer for your hens, more comfortable and even easier to clean. It really is the ultimate hen house.”

Whether you live in a town or the countryside, are a first time chicken keeper or an experienced breeder the new Eglu Cube will delight owners and their hens alike.

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1 day…

She’s got the keys and it looks as though Mrs Barbara is ready to move in… 1 more sleep until we can reveal Mr and Mrs Barbara’s new home. Who’s eggcited?! #MovingDay

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#MyOmletEmpire

Check out all the amazing entries we had for our latest competition #MyOmletEmpire. We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to share pictures of their impressive Omlet setups and we had some fantastic images sent to us, take a look!

 

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The lucky winner was Sarah Gale with her clever double Eglu Cube and Walk In Run Connection, congratulations!

 

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Bring back the dippy egg!

It’s one of our favourite foods as a child so why do we forget about it as an adult? What ever happened to taking a soft boiled egg, putting it in a funky egg cup and dipping your soldiers in it? We love it! It makes for a fun breakfast with the family, or a quick tea if you’ve got nothing in the house. These days it’s all about the smashed avocado on sourdough with poached eggs (not gonna lie, we do enjoy this) but sometimes it’s nice to just keep things simple with an Egg and a Soldier.

The Egg

People underestimate the difference a fresh egg can make to the taste of their breakfast. There’s nothing better than walking out to your garden and collecting your freshly laid eggs and putting them straight in a pan. We would definitely vote for a home grown or free range egg vs a small battery egg any day!
Alternatively Duck eggs make great dippy eggs as they have such a large yolk, bear in mind cooking time will take longer and your ratio of soldiers will need to be increased.

The Cup

Half the fun of a dippy egg is choosing your cup! Why not take a look at some of our weird and wonderful egg cups to add to your collection?

 

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The Seasoning

You can either keep it simple with salt and pepper or if you’re feeling adventurous why not add a couple of drops of Tabasco to get your day off to a fiery start? Other suggestions include a dollop of Marmite, truffle salt and paprika. The options are endless, try out some new ones and let us know what you think.

The Soldier

Often not given the respect it deserves, the soldier element of a dippy egg is what makes the meal. You need a strong soldier that’s not going to bend, we would recommend toasted crusty bread, or a standard cut loaf, but make sure that it’s toasted enough to avoid the flimsy bread error. Alternatively you can try out different soldiers instead of bread, for example grilled asparagus wrapped in proscuitto, crudites or crispy bacon, get experimenting!

 

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Qute Hamster and Gerbil Cage

Omlet’s new hamster cage, Qute is the most beautiful and easy to clean hamster cage or gerbil house in the world. Designed like a piece of contemporary furniture, Qute is so much more than just a hamster cage.The large, deep bedding tray allows your gerbils and hamsters to nest and burrow naturally. Qute has 2 levels, the top floor is for feeding and exercising and underneath your pets will love the extra deep tray for nesting and burrowing. You can use the Lift ‘n’ Twist Tube to separate the top level from the bedding tray. Cleaning your Qute is amazingly quick and simple, in fact, you can clean it in less than 1 minute! You simply Lift ‘n’ Twist the tube and stow your pets upstairs while you clean the bedding tray. No other small animal house is quite that easy to clean and with a hygienic home, your pets will be healthier and happier.

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Tags: pets, gerbils and hamsters

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Eglu Go Hutch

The Eglu Go Hutch is perfect for keeping rabbits and guinea pigs in the garden safely. The Eglu Go Guinea Pig Hutch and run is suitable for two to three guinea pigs, and the Rabbit hutch and run is ideal for two pet bunnies. The plastic rabbit and guinea pig house is easy to clean and insulated, making it perfect to use all year round and both come with fox-resistant run.

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Tags: guinea pigs, rabbits and pets

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Lenham Chicken Coop

The Lenham Chicken Coop is designed to provide spacious accommodation for up to 12 chickens. Its simple design offers ease of maintenance and great access.

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Tags: chickens, pets and chicken coop

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