Here’s a selection of our favourites…
When we opened in 2007, we started with a small group of pure lop rabbits. Lops are know for their quiet temperament. Over the years we have introduced a few new breeds such as lionheads which have resulted in a colourful collection of different rabbits. Chubbles is the grandad of the rabbit barn, followed closely by Grandma Snowy. Then we have Trevor, Ant and Dec who are teenage lop/lionheads, so fluffy, Maureen, then Buffy the Netherland Dwarf. We will also have some new rabbits for the coming season to join our bunny family too!
Our guinea pigs are so happy living together! In the wild, they live in burrows so its really important to give them places to hide. They love their veg and every morning when we feed them they squeak with excitement, eager for their favourite food. Guinea pigs need a lot of hay in their diet and also vitamin c to keep super healthy!
Our ferrets are so friendly. They are a group of 7 boys which we call Hobs. A group of ferrets are called a “business”. They are so agile and love nothing better than to crawl through tunnels with their long bodies. Ferrets love to sleep but they do come out at certain times of the day, especially if there’s food around! They all sleep together in their house and snuggled up together.
Hens love to scratch peck and poke at the ground. They are called omnivores which mean they can eat anything. They love to eat the worms and insects they find in the soil – they will also eat seeds and vegetables too.
Our hens are creatures of habit. They wake up at sunrise and always go to bed before dark. Our hens are quite adventurous and love to roam around their grassy paddock looking for food. They have a favourite spot under the little oak tree.
Egg laying season is March to October which follows the patterns of daylight. They sometimes make a loud shrieking noise when they’re laying an egg!