Here are photos of some of my customers. I find it really hard to narrow it down to one photo of each pet!
Garfield enjoyed the simple things in life - warm spot, food and drinking water from a puddle.
Rosie was a rabbit who liked her freedom and gave me a good run around. Her mum did warn me but as the visits went on, she was able to outsmart me. Rabbits are very fast and slippery.
An outdoor cat who I’m pleased to say always came in – even if he did prefer me to open the door rather than using his cat flap. He always liked his food.
This little girl was playful with a feisty streak. She was a runt with health problems and I was very saddened to hear that she passed away.
Such a sweet older lady. She loved a fuss and was vocal about what she wanted. I found it very odd (but good) that she wasn’t interested in the rats.
These were two of the tamest rats I’ve seen. They came out when they heard me, were happy for cuddles and soon ran back for food. Each day I gave them a treat or fresh food and they made me laugh taking it away quickly..
I do have a soft spot for Russian hamsters. They can be nippy but this one wasn’t. He was very friendly and came out when he heard me talk to him.
I was sad that Denny and Rosie were very shy and I didn’t see them much. This doesn’t happen very often. They were rescue cats who were happy to see me when I met then with the owners but nervous without them.
These guinea pigs lived in a big shed but I put them in their outside run while I did all the other animals. It was lovely to see them all grazing. And yes, I did count them several times to make sure they were all back. Amazing home for them.
I visited the house to care for these rabbits, guinea pigs, fish and hamster. Primrose was definitely the boss and had to come and see me first and check what I had. She was cheeky but gave nose nudges.
Percy was a sweet, gentle little boy. As with most rabbits, he was always interested in food. Nose nudges meant I was accepted by him.
I thought these were really pretty fish. There was also a snail called Rupert. Halfway through the visits I noticed there were lots of baby snails. It was the first time I had to let an owner know about about new additions.
Shhh… I know Ollie isn’t a cat but his brother and sister are. Ollie is older and can’t manage long car journeys, so I stayed with him for a couple of days. He was well behaved and mainly needed doors opening and feeding. Perhaps he is a cat after all.
Finally, our first ferret stayed! Snowdrop was such a pleasure to have. I’d forgotten how often litter trays/corners needed to be changed out. She brought back many happy memories of our ferrets.
Tofu was a typical shy guinea pig. She felt safe with her mum and sister but was always behind them. She was cheeky and would snatch food out of their mouths.
Panko was always interested in fresh food. She came out at the first sign of humans to check if there was a snack.
Mochi was the mum to the other two. Wherever she went, the other two would follow. Always in the same order with Tofu at the back. Mochi liked humans and I was so surprised how brave she was.
Bear had the best name ever – he did look like a mini bear. He was happy to have company and came out when he could hear us talking.
Spook was the bravest of the three ratties. He always came to the front of his cage when the door was opened. Spook loved his food too.
This little boy was quite shy in comparison to his brothers. He enjoyed running out on the floor but didn’t want to go back in. Not even for food.