Costs are per day and based on sharing the same run

$5 for Each additional rabbit or Guinea pig sharing the same run

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get updates during my pets stay?  

We upload photos regularly on our Facebook page during your pets stay.  You are also welcome to email if you would like individual updates these will be answered during office hours.


My pet is a fussy eater, what do you feed them?  

Guests have continual access to food which is checked and refreshed several times a day.  We give generous helpings of varieties of green, (a mixture of veggies and leafy greens, herbs, grass) twice a day.  Occasional treats, such as a small amount of apple or carrot.  A generous supply of hay is always available.  We feed Burgess pellets which are sprinkled on to the hay or into the treat puzzles to provide entertainment in foraging for their food.


Does my rabbit have to be vaccinated?  

Yes, it is one of our conditions of entry to ensure that all bunny boarders are healthy and do not transmit calicivirus to one another.  (this is only for Rabbits, there is no vaccinations required for Guinea Pigs)

What do I need to bring with my pet?   

We provide everything your pets need for a comfortable stay.  You are welcome to bring anything from home you wish but please note we do not launder any of your bedding.  Please ensure all property is named before you arrive.  We use Burgess dry food for our bunnies so if your pet is on a different dry food we suggest you bring a supply to avoid any tummy upsets.  

Do our pets mix with other guests?  

No never.  Our runs are next to each other so all guests enjoy each others company but from a safe distance.

Can I board my rabbit or guinea pig if they are not desexed?   

Yes absolutely you may.   De-sexing is not a requirement for boarding at Elite Bunny Retreat since our boarders do not get into contact with one another. However, we strongly encourage you to de-sex your bunny or guinea pig for health and behavioural reasons, and most of all, to prevent accidental litters.

What happens if my rabbit gets sick while I am away? 

We treat every guest as if they are our own so it is important you let us know of any historic or ongoing conditions so we look out for them and react accordingly.   Despite the best of care our pets do become sick from time to time, in the unfortunate instance your fur baby becomes unwell while in our care we will always try to contact you (or your emergency contact) to discuss, but in an emergency, we may have to take the pet to the vet immediately.  Our preferred vet is Kelburn Vets but we endeavour to get to your own registered vet if possible.  You will need to arrange payment directly with your veterinarian. 

What if I want to pick up / drop off outside your hours?  

We can often, depending on time and location, arrange a pick-up/drop-off service.  This can be arranged from your home or workplace.  Any out-of-hours pick-ups or drop-offs will incur an additional charge.  As we live on-site we try to work our schedule to fit in with you as much as we can, but do appreciate that you please respect our family time also.  

What if I need to cancel my booking? 

We appreciate in these uncertain times plans can often change.  We do however ask that you can let us know as soon as possible of cancellations, and with a  minimum of 48 hours notice (with the exceptions of our peak time over Dec/Jan where we ask for at least 7 days notice).  As we are only a small facility we often have a waiting list so we appreciate if we have notice to be able to pass your space on to anyone waiting.

Useful Links

If you are looking.....

For a fantastic rabbit savvy vet, our preferred vet of choice for bunny emergencies  



To adopt 



All the rabbit information you may need

https://westleysworld.com/the-files - rabbit rescue & LOTS of rabbit information

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$23 - 1 rabbit

$30 - 2 rabbits

Guinea Pig Run

$18 - 1 guinea pig

$23 - 2 guinea pigs