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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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
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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!
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.
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.
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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