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Sitting for small pets is a growing service for animal owners. It enables you to find someone to take care of your small pet during your holidays or away. Just like cats and dogs, small pets such as rodents require looking after when their owners are away.

Small pets

The number of small pets has been growing enormously and now represents about 45 million in the UK.

Today you can find a huge variety of different pets, including rare and unusual species: rodents, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds etc.

The best known species in this category are of course: rabbit, hamster, ferret, guinea pig, mouse etc.

As with all other types of pets, it’s perfectly possible to arrange pet sitting for small pets.

Indeed pet sitting is a highly flexible service which can work for all types of animals including small pets.

However it can be difficult to find a suitable sitter, with the experience needed to take care of your pet.

Depending on the particular species, your pet may have specific needs which require a certain level of knowledge on the part of the pet sitter.

Sitting for small pets: options

Which sitting service for small pets would meet the requirements of your pet?

  1. Sitting with a host family: If your pet is easily transportable and has no problem changing his surroundings, he can be welcomed into a new home and treated like one of the family.
  2. With Sitting in your own home , the sitter stays overnight while you’re away. Handy for those who have a large number of small pets, as it can be difficult to find a sitter who can accommodate them all in their home.
  3. Visits for small pets involves arranging for a sitter to come to your home up to several times a day. Increasingly sought after by small pet owners, as it guarantees regular contact for your pet and enables it to remain in its home environment.