Pricing: 2020-21

Below is a comprehensive breakdown of all the services and packages available and their prices.

To view the prices you would pay as a Tiny Paws Family Member, please refer to our Members Pricing document.

If you have a large number of guineas, or you are unsure which deal will be necessary, please use the form at the bottom of the page for a personal quote.

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR PEAK TIMES (half-term, summer holidays, Christmas) – OUR PRICES STAY THE SAME YEAR-ROUND.


GROOMING

Grooming services are offered in pre-set bundles. This is borne out of experience, providing the guinea pig with only the best level of care while still giving you value for money.

Prices per guinea pig unless otherwise stated

* THE BASICS£7.50 first guinea pig, £3 per extra pig
Nail trim, foot spur removal & Boys Bits’ check/clean

* SHORT FULL (short haired full groom) – £10 per pig
Nail trim, foot spur removal, Boys Bits, grease gland, ear clean, bath and dry

* LONG FULL (long haired full groom)£12 per pig
Nail trim, foot spur removal, Boys Bits, grease gland, ear clean, haircut, bath and dry


BONDING

The price for bonding boars, sows or mixed groups is the same, as in our experience no group bonding is likely to be easier than any other – regardless of gender!

The prices are as for holiday boarding plus a flat fee of £5 per day. We recommend you book your guineas in for a minimum of 2 days to allow time for connections to establish.


HOLIDAY BOARDING

We do ask that you book as far in advance as you can as we can get very busy, particularly at peak periods such as half-term, Christmas and the summer holidays. However, we don’t charge extra for these periods nor do we ask for additional funds to cover short-notice bookings.

Our boarding prices are:

1 single: £6 per day
1 pair (2 sharing): £10 per day
Trio (3 sharing): £13 per day
4 or more sharing: £15 per day

If you have multiple guineas NOT sharing a cage, each separate cage/grouping will be costed as a separate booking e.g. two single pigs living separately = 2 cages, therefore 2 singles = 2x £6 a day.


THE BREAKDOWN OF OUR BOARDING COSTS

The reason we charge marginally above the average cost of boarding for guinea pigs (and it is only marginally higher) is due to the high standard of care, level of expertise, and devotion specifically to one species only. We aren’t handling another organisation, large numbers of other piggies or another species on the side – not that there is anything wrong with any of that! For us though, what you see here is just what we do: we aren’t an extra service or an add-on initiative, it is what we dedicate ourselves to. and strive to develop and progress in.

Grooming and boarding guinea pigs and providing literature and support to guinea pig owners…keeping it simple so we personally can offer you what we expect to be offered ourselves.

Due to very limited spaces being available – as the piggies are staying in the heart of our “bijou” home! – the quality of care and degree of attention given to your guineas is by its very nature greater than that which might be offered by other facilities who might board other species and have a much higher turnover.

At Tiny Paws, it’s intimate, it’s personal, it’s very much a family feel but with the essential professional streak. Every pig is treated as our own, and every owner walks away saying they “can relax and have full peace of mind knowing their babies are safe and loved“* with us. And we believe that’s worth paying just that little bit extra for.

*actual quote from a customer

If you’re still not sure, here is a breakdown of exactly what you (and your beloved piggies) get for your money:

– indoor housing year-round (climate and temperature control) in a suitably sized C&C cage with anti-chew edging;
– bedding on fleece, which is dry and hygienic and suited to all guinea pigs of all ages and health backgrounds;
– cage cleaned of all loose debris and droppings daily, and full cage cleans every 5 days or as needed;
– suitable toys for comfort and enrichment;
– unlimited quantities of the best quality Oxbow Orchard Grass hay, Pure Grass, Graze On or Readigrass;
– fresh vegetables daily (small amounts, high quality, fed throughout the day to protect their grazing-oriented digestive systems);
– selection of nugget feeds (plain pellet feeds only, no muesli);
– full groom for each guinea pig – nail clipping, foot spurs, Boys Bits, grease glands, ear cleaning, and haircut and bath if needed;
– full basic health and weight check with written report;
– text, photo and video updates sent to you (via WhatsApp or Messenger);
– access to a secure lawn in appropriate weather, if the guinea pigs are used to being put to lawn;
professional photo shoot where weather, lighting and piggy behaviour permits!

As stated, all food including dry food is included in the price. We recommend bringing any of your guinea pigs favourite toys with them, to help make them feel at home here, though we do have plenty of hideys, tunnels and soft toys to keep them entertained!


COLLECTION/DROP-OFF & MOBILE SERVICES 

Collection & Drop-Off: This service costs £5 to and from PE29 1PF to cover my travel and time expenses. This is a flat fee to be paid in addition to the service you have booked your pigs in for.

Mobile Services: For mobile grooming the cost is £5 as calculated to and from PE29 1PF to cover my travel and time expenses. This is a flat fee to be paid in addition to the grooming package(s) you have booked your pigs in for.

As a rough guide I can offer a collection/drop-off/mobile service to:

Huntingdon, Hartford, Oxmoor, Godmanchester, Brampton, Hinchingbrooke, the Stukeleys, Buckden, the Offords, RAF Wyton, Kings Ripton, Houghton & Wyton, St Ives, Old Hurst, Warboys, and Ramsey.

I will happily consider travelling further afield but this will increase the callout cost by 50p per mile (as calculated by Google Maps’ fastest recommended route). Please contact me for a quote.

For holiday cover in your home, prices start from £7 per day but are strictly limited to Huntingdon, Hinchingbrooke, Hartford, Oxmoor, Brampton, Wyton and Godmanchester; please contact me directly for more details and a quote.


MEMBERSHIP – JOIN THE TINY PAWS FAMILY!

Membership to Tiny Paws is optional, anyone is welcome to use our services and to seek advice. However there are considerable benefits to joining the Tiny Paws Family at the small fee of £30 per year. This provides a full 12 months from the date of payment – and the fee stays the same no matter how many guinea pigs you have.

Membership permits the member to:

* Discounts
* Increased access and support
* Exclusive content

Please visit our Membership page for full information, and contact us directly if you are in any doubt as to what’s included.



HOW TO PAY

All payment is requested either before or upon collection (or upon submission of your Membership request if paying for membership) either by card, bank transfer, or PayPal. We have a secure card-reader on-site which provides both contactless and chip-and-pin payment options.

Currently, due to the severe limitations caused by the Covid pandemic, we are not accepting cash payments.