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Guinea pig friendly camping sites

Siikibam

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We’re looking to go camping in the summer and I would preferably like to take the boys along with us. Does anyone know of any GP friendly camping sites in or near Kent? For those who’ve gone with their GPs, what do you with regards to their cage etc? They’re in a c&c so not particularly portable. And I’d prefer not to buy another cage. Would they be ok with a play pen and fleece etc? The tent we bought has a living room area so they could potentially be in there. I think I may have to consider boarding though didn’t really want to :(
 

karonus

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I would recommend a cage if looking to leave them in the living compartment, and place cage on a camping table if you have one. We have found a 110cm cage has been big enough for 4 piggies in the past for upto 2 weeks. They know when they are on holiday.
 

Hbecooper

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Have you considered piggy boarding instead? We looked into this and felt taking them was more hassle for them and us so arranged for them to stay in piggy boarding at a rescue centre was fairly cheap x
 

Siikibam

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Yes the alternative is boarding. We’d only be going for two nights, but if plans materialise and we go to wales during the summer then it would be 3 days. There is one I found that’s near us - I THINK it may be a rescue as well but not entirely sure. Do rescues say if they offer boarding?

I don’t want to leave them in boarding, but I know they’d be absolutely fine ☹️
 

Hbecooper

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Some do say and others you may need tp ask as i guess maybe dependant on how busy. Ours is more of a charity with a specialist person who does cats and guinea pigs so in very good hands. They get all the attention they need. It was my preferred choice as we would be out all day for a holiday so wouldnt see us very often, we are in and out all day as i work part time abd partner often works from home so have a good day routine with feeding etc. I couldn't keeo that up on holiday due to activities etc totally personal preference though x
 

karonus

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Yes the alternative is boarding. We’d only be going for two nights, but if plans materialise and we go to wales during the summer then it would be 3 days. There is one I found that’s near us - I THINK it may be a rescue as well but not entirely sure. Do rescues say if they offer boarding?

I don’t want to leave them in boarding, but I know they’d be absolutely fine ☹️
Some do say and others you may need tp ask as i guess maybe dependant on how busy. Ours is more of a charity with a specialist person who does cats and guinea pigs so in very good hands. They get all the attention they need. It was my preferred choice as we would be out all day for a holiday so wouldnt see us very often, we are in and out all day as i work part time abd partner often works from home so have a good day routine with feeding etc. I couldn't keeo that up on holiday due to activities etc totally personal preference though x
It depends how you spend your time on holiday. All i know is that all the piggies we have had, once they know what it means to go in the caravan, get really excited when they see us loading up to go. Imagine 4 year old excited children.
 

Siikibam

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Some do say and others you may need tp ask as i guess maybe dependant on how busy. Ours is more of a charity with a specialist person who does cats and guinea pigs so in very good hands. They get all the attention they need. It was my preferred choice as we would be out all day for a holiday so wouldnt see us very often, we are in and out all day as i work part time abd partner often works from home so have a good day routine with feeding etc. I couldn't keeo that up on holiday due to activities etc totally personal preference though x
We most likely would be out during the day so I guess it would be unfair to take them only to leave them to their own devices.

It depends how you spend your time on holiday. All i know is that all the piggies we have had, once they know what it means to go in the caravan, get really excited when they see us loading up to go. Imagine 4 year old excited children.
😁 imagine 3 excited children! We camped in the garden but you should have heard them when we bought the tent. The badgering (of mum) that went on was phenomenal 😳

It would only be two days so I’ll see. Would have to visit them to see which I prefer. The other holiday will be longer and they may not allow pets at the home so we’d have to put them in boarding then.
 
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