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Long haired hamster sitting in an exercise wheel

Small Animal and Bird Boarding


This page offers an overview of small animal and bird boarding services. If there’s something specific your pet needs that isn’t described here, please contact me and I'd be happy to explore your needs.


​Cage Provided

Private Room in Home

Daily Cage Cleaning

Feeding and Supplementation

Individualized Playpen Time

Small animals and pet birds are boarded in our office on the main floor in our home in a cage/enclosure we provide. You provide their bedding/liners, food, treats and any other accessories such as things to chew, toys, exercise wheels, etc. We provide:

  • A plastic free, spacious small animal cage (photos provided on request)

  • A safe, quiet and private room in our home

  • As needed; species appropriate hideouts, water bottles, food dishes, hay bags, fleece bedding

  • Visual wellness exam several times a day

  • Daily cage cleaning including water and food dishes

  • Two-four times daily food preparation, feeding, watering and treats

  • Administering supplements and/or medications

  • Offering play time in a larger playpen outside their cage

  • Birds must have their flight feathers clipped in order to offer time outside their cage

We are currently ramping up our bird boarding services and are investigating types and sizes of cages to provide. At this time, we will request that you bring your own. Please call to discuss care options for your birds.

Types of Pets Included

We offer boarding services to the following small animals and birds:

  • Rabbits

  • Guinea pigs

  • Gerbils

  • Hamsters

  • Rats and mice

  • Lizards

  • Other Reptiles (no venomous snakes)

  • Large and small parrots, cockatoos, cockatiels, parakeets, finches, etc.

Sorry, we cannot accommodate the care needs of ferrets, chinchillas or cats in our home. And hedgehogs and sugar gliders are illegal to posses in Pennsylvania.

A brown bunny sitting on a woman's lap getting petted
An African gray parrot with a mini carrot in it's beak
Two Guinea pigs on a home floor eating carrot slices
A green and yellow parakeet perched in front of it's mirror

How it Works

  1. Go to our Rates page for boarding pricing.

  2. Contact me for more information and availability.

  3. An animal intake form and a service agreement will be sent to you to complete/sign/return if you decide to book. The required documents are completed once annually.

  4. Client is invoiced at the end of the service period and payment is due on or before the last day of service. Accepted payment forms are online credit card, checks and cash.

  5. During the months between Memorial and Labor Days and on all federal holiday weekends, client will be invoiced for a 50% deposit of the total balance due to hold an upcoming reservation. Deposit refund policies are described in the service. agreement.

  6. Client transports pet to and from Mountain Pets by appointment on the first and last day of service. Pick up/drop off is available for an extra fee.

  7. Daily updates of your pets are provided with pictures and videos. 

A brown mouse's head peeking out of its hideaway
Brown and white pet hamster side view
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