Melbourne’s Only Luxury Guinea Pig Hotel!
Just take a look at what’s included with a stay at our luxury indoor guinea pig hotel! Our small pet boarding facility has been custom-built just for rabbits and guinea pigs so they’re comfortable, content, and looked after during their stay with us. So give your furry friend a holiday of their own while you’re away!
Reverse cycle refrigerative air-conditioning/heating units are used in our facility, and the ambient temperature is maintained at a comfortable level at all times.
All guinea pigs are housed in cages or C&C pens, separated from one another with white solid-core boards. Cages and C&C grids are placed on the floor individually. They are not stacked vertically for hygiene and safety reasons.
The base of each cage or pen is lined with puppy pads under a towel or fleece.
Dimensions of cages: 1.4 m (L) by 0.7 m (W) by 0.64 m (H)
Note: We do not use timber hutches as they are more difficult to maintain odour-free and germ-free.
Dimensions of C&C pen upgrade (5 x 2 configuration): 1.85 m (L) by 0.75 m (W) by 0.37 m (H)
Our aim is to maintain a clean and hygienic environment, to reduce the risk of infectious diseases being spread from boarder to boarder.
Each cage/pen and litter tray is cleaned and disinfected with F10 daily. They are also washed with detergent under running water after each guinea pig checks out. All foam board separators are washed and disinfected when soiled or when each guinea pig checks out of the facility.
Puppy pads are changed every morning.
In addition, a UV air steriliser is used to prevent the transmission of air-borne viruses and bacteria amongst our cavy campers.
Igloos or Hide-Outs
Guinea pigs will be provided with the largest-sized igloo hide-outs or something similar, which gives them a sense of security as they will have somewhere to retreat into.
Litter trays will be provided. These will be cleaned and disinfected with F10 on a daily basis.
The litter tray will be lined with newspaper, which is covered with hay. There is an option to add a sieve-like tray, to limit access to the soiled newspaper and to keep your guinea pig’s feet dry.
Bowls are supplied for drinking water.
Please bring your own water bottles (if required) as our experience has been that most guinea pigs would not use our drinking bottles.
Bottles or bowls are washed daily and replenished with fresh supplies of cleaning drinking water.
All guinea pigs are given fresh vegetables twice daily, and an unlimited supply of grass hay.
There is an option to purchase extra serving of timothy hay each day. This is in addition to unlimited grass hay which is included in the boarding rates.
If you would like your guinea pigs to be fed dry pellets as well, please bring an ample supply for the duration of their stay. Since guinea pigs generally do not handle changes in their diet very well, we prefer to continue feeding them with what they are accustomed to.
Playtime / Socialisation
Additional play time outside of these pens is not provided, as pens are spacious enough for guinea pigs to “popcorn” and run around in.
Guinea pigs from different families will not come into contact during their stay. This is to avoid the risk of fights and injuries.
All guinea pigs are socialised and provided with daily cuddles and pats.
Guinea pig boarding rates include:
– unlimited supply of grass hay
– twice daily serving of vegetables
– daily cleaning and disinfection of flooring and litter tray
– daily rinsing of water bottles or bowls
– pats & cuddles
– use of equipment: litter tray, igloo/hide-outs, bowls & toys
– climate control (heating & cooling with reverse cycle split system)
– 24/7 security
Complimentary photo updates are provided via Whatsapp or i-Messages at least twice a week.
Grooming services are not included in the boarding fees. However, a daily brushing service is available as an optional extra during boarding stays.
Our boarding facility is open for inspection tours on scheduled Saturdays only. Please pre-book your appointment when these become available.
Inspection tours will not be possible without prior pre-booked appointments. Walk-in requests for inspection tours will not be entertained, to reduce disruption to our work schedules and to maintain a quiet environment for our boarders.
More photos of our facility and accommodation are available on our Facebook page.
Availability / Online Booking
Click here to check availability or to make an online booking for boarding your guinea pig.