on holiday for a relaxing break, you've got everything planned out, but
you can't relax until you know who's going to look after the degus? We
know how hard it can be to find someone who knows about degus to care
for them appropriately while you're away, so you don't have to worry.
is here to help!
We can accommodate your furries so that you can have a lovely time,
knowing they're in the best possible hands!
Due to Chloe's illness, we aren't able to offer degu holiday care at this time- sorry.
much does it cost?
Since it's really no trouble for us, the cost for you to board your
degus is just £5 per day for one cage of up to 5 degus! This
is mainly to cover the cost of any food, bedding, hay, etc that we give
to your degus. If your degus are with us for more than 7 days, you'll
receive a discount of 10 % for their entire stay. Here's an example:
|Length of stay
|1 week (7 days)
|2 weeks (14 days)
The daily rate applies for each day your degu spends with us,
from the day they arrive to the day they leave- just
ask us for more information
! The length of their stay can be anything from one day or more,
and they can be dropped off and collected any day of the week that suits you.
will I have to do?
If you're interested,
get in touch with us and we'll
arrange the date you want to drop off your degus, and an approximate
date for collection. You will need to be able to bring
the degus to us in an appropriate travel cage.
Your degus will feel much more at home if you can bring their usual
cage with them for their stay, however
if their cage is too large to fit in the car, we may have a spare cage
to house your degus in during their stay with us- please check with us
first. You will also need to collect your degus from us when you
return, but this can be arranged when you get home if you prefer.
Remember, we are now based in
Milton Keynes (MK6), UK. That's
it- leave the rest to us!
there anything else I have to do?
On arriving with us, we will ask you to fill out and sign a short form.
This form will contain your contact details, home address and emergency
contact number so we know how to get hold of you should we need to. By
signing, you will agree to let us look after your degus until your
return- you can see a copy of this form here
We will only contact you this way in an emergency, but if you want to check
in with us while you're on holiday, you're very welcome to!
wood, but what if one of my degus gets ill?
Should the worst happen and one of your degu becomes ill, rest assured
we will do everything we can to help them. In an emergency we will not
hesitate to take your degu to a vet (the same one we use). As soon as
we can, we will inform you of any costs incurred and their progress.
Where we are able to, we will contact you before treatment is given
(except in an emergency), and we will keep a record and receipts of any
vet charges for you to review.
DIE IN HOT CARS
Before bringing your degus to us, please make sure you review the
advice on traveling
with degus in the car.
Preparation and suitable travel means are crucial to getting your degus
to us safely.
How do I pay?
Our preferred payment method is via Paypal.
We will send an invoice to you by e-mail on the day of collection, or if you prefer, you can pay in advance of your holiday,
just let us know what's best for you. Payment by cash or cheque is also an option.
Degutopia is dedicated to the health and welfare of degus both in the UK and worldwide. Any money
generated after costs goes directly to us to help fund the
work we do with degus, such
as running the website. We love degus and it's a pleasure to look after
your degus for you! You can relax while you're away knowing your degus
are in the best possible care.
Looking for degu care in another location? Why not try:
Melissa* (Gloucester)- Melissa@degutopia.co.uk
Jo* (East Yorkshire)- Jo@degutopia.co.uk
...Or visit our Yahoo forum where many of our other members offer degu
holiday care*- please feel free to post and ask, or browse the list
contained in the 'database' link in the left hand forum menu.
*Note that other charges, terms and conditions may apply.
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