Our garden where the piggies play!
Our own nine piggies
Our shed where the piggies live
N and J Guinea Pig Holidays - guinea pig and rabbit boarding - in Rochford, Essex, was set up in 2009 to provide a safe, friendly pet boarding facility for your bunny or piggy whenever you need us. This could be long or short term - when you're on holiday; moving home; visiting family or friends or during a hospital stay.
We are located in Rochford, Essex (approx 4 miles from the A127), and coveniently located for Southend-on-Sea, Rayleigh and surrounding areas.
We have NINE of our own guinea pigs - sisters Toffee, Coffee and Smudge as well as two not so baby piggies - Gizmo and Peanut. Recently we also got rescued piggies "The Spice Girls" Rosemary, Licorice, Nutmeg & Poppy.Your pets will be keeping them all company in our large shed. They will have access to the garden within one of our fox-proof runs with inbuilt shelter, houses, tunnels and toys, and will be spoilt rotten while they are here. The runs are covered so that there is additional protection from the sun or light showers (obviously they are not left out in the pouring rain, but we try to have them outside as much as possible) From the end of July 2010 we have had new runs for bunnies replacing some of the free-standing ones (see NEW FOR 2010 page for details)
Although the name suggests that we only cater for guinea pigs, we will happily look after many small pets, including tortoises. We have already got experience with hamsters, mice, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, tortoises, budgies, canaries, Japanese quail, cockatiels, cats, dogs and horses (I'm afraid that we are not able to cater for the last three though!) which we have owned as pets ourselves. I'm afraid that we no longer take birds.
We have many visiting rabbits and we are very happy to have them, however all rabbits MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED, and you MUST bring proof of this with you. I now have 6ft x 2ft x 2ft hutches specifically for the bunnies.
All pets are fully insured while they are here, however there is a COMPULSORY £1.25 per pet per stay charge for this. Many pet insurance policies DO NOT cover your pets while they are boarding, so now you can go on holiday, with the peace of mind that your pets will recieve expert veterinary care, and you will not be coming back to a vet's bill, in the unlikely event that something should happen. (PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS ARE NOT COVERED)
FOLLOW YOUR PETS ON FACEBOOK WHILE YOU ARE AWAY!
Since 2010 owners have been able to see exactly what their pets get up to on holiday via Facebook. There are now thousands ( literally!) of photos on our Facebook page.
Log on to www.facebook.com/essexguineapigs, like the page,and then you can keep up to date with what's going on with your pets ( and everybody else's!!) Feel free to post your own photos and comments too
Should you be interested in buying guinea pigs, please give me a ring and I can put you in touch with four lovely ladies where you would have the choice of either re-homing unwanted piggies, or having home-reared baby piggies. Please do not be tempted to buy from pet shops, where they are often housed incorrectly and can be sold either ill or pregnant!
GUINEA PIG CLAW CLIPPING SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR NON-BOARDERS - SEE TARIFF PAGE FOR DETAILS
NEW 6ft x 2ft x 2ft BUNNY HUTCHES ( AS OF MARCH 2013) & ALL-WEATHER BUNNY RUNS HAVE ARRIVED, SO BUNNIES HAVE MORE ROOM INSIDE AND OUT
FOR AVAILABILITY YOU CAN EITHER FILL IN THE ENQUIRY FORM OR CONTACT NIKKI
DIRECTLY BY PHONE OR E-MAIL
Please leave a message on the home phone number - 01702 544224 - if there is no reply, and I will ring straight back (If I am in the garden or shed I can't get to the phone before ansaphone kicks in !! )
BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2014!!
We are more than happy for you to come and see us before your pet's stay, and happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also bring your bunnies for a Bunny Day Care day prior to boarding if you want to see how they get on. Please see Bunny Daycare page for details
So if you need a home from home for your pets, please give us a ring as we will be only too pleased to look after them for you. At least then, you can enjoy your holiday, knowing that your pets are safe and enjoying theirs.