Degutopia Holiday Care

You're off 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.
Degutopia 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!

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to Chloe's illness, we aren't able to offer degu holiday care at this time- sorry.

Sounds good! What do you offer for them?

Your degus will receive the best care from us, at our home in Milton Keynes. You tell us what they eat, how much, how often and any other special care and we will do the rest! We will feed and water your degus daily, and let them out for exercise and a sand bath in our degu play area for at least half an hour every day. We will play with them and clean them out regularly, and give them the odd treat (if they're allowed)- what more could they ask for?!


Your degus will be staying alongside the Degutopia degus...


...there's plenty of room for them in our special 'degu den'!



In the den we have a large, secure play pen that they will get all to themselves each day.

How 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 Cost
1 week (7 days) £35
2 weeks (14 days) £63

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.

What 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!

Is 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 (pdf). 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!

Touch 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.

DEGUS 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.

Book your degus in with us!

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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