Rat Boarding Sydney

Rat Boarding Sydney

Rat Boarding Sydney has never been easier than at Birdsville aka Petsville

The new modern premises at 684 Botany Road, Alexandria, NSW. We boast’s new climate controlled, Rat specific made habitats/cages designed specifically for Rats and placed in an area that is not too bright to keep them comfortable whilst you are away.

Next time you go on holidays, away on business, or need to find the perfect temporary home for your precious fury friend, our Birdsville rat boarding facility is the answer. Our caring Birdsville team will ensure your rat will be well cared for with our premium service in our climate-controlled premises. You will have peace of mind that your loving companion is well feed, happy and secure.

When you have your dates, BOOK ONLINE. Our team will require you to drop off during work hours displayed on our website and will then coordinate, arrange and care for your rat in your absence. There is no need to bring a cage and we provide feed. Just bring a one or more of your Rats favorite chew toys or if you don’t have any you can purchase a few at Birdsville when you bring your pet rat in for Boarding.

Rat Boarding enclosure measurements

51cm Long        35 cm wide    and      20 cm high


Rat Boarding Cage
Rat Boarding Cage, the boarding includes the cage and the drink bottle, please bring your pet rats favorite toys and places to sleep.

Sydney Rat Boarding Facility

* Advanced Bookings are not necessary but advisable, especially during school holidays and over the Christmas/New Year period.

Rat Boarding Sydney includes:

  • Cage cleaning (change of substrate and disinfected with vet grade F10 solution).
  • changing feeding of feed and water
  • Visual health checks and nurturing team interaction.


  • Freshly chopped fruit and veg, top up of low protein rat pellets
  • Visual health check and team nurturing team interaction.

At Birdsville the cages are modern, clean and secure.

We are located on a major intersection of Sydney with a back to base alarm monitoring system with lots of CCTV cameras. We do not allow the public in the area that our boarding animals are kept, and the room is climate controlled.

The basics of rodent care include:

  • We provide secure, safe enclosure with protection from the weather extremes and draughts.
  • Balanced diet – Rat and Mouse Pellets or lab cubes with the addition of fresh vegetables and fruit.
  • Mite and worming prevention – for an additional charge we can provide this service, additional charge of $15.
  • wood shavings are included, some of our customers bring in their own bedding/substrate they prefer which we are happy to use.
  • Acute observation from many of our team members all employed for their skills and love of animal care, also throughout the day your fur babies get handling during cleaning and feeding.
  • Regular health examinations if we notice any unusual change in behavior, we will notify the owners.
  • As a nocturnal animal they do not like to be kept in bright places. They prefer low lights as they have very sensitive eyes adapted to seeing well in the dark so we will make sure they are looked after somewhere they will feel more comfortable.
  • Rats mostly carry and are very prone to respiratory disease genetically, so they are kept in well-ventilated cage with an open top.

Rat Boarding Rates

Please check boarding prices on Petsville Hotel

Prices vary depending on school holidays or not.

Your Rats will be in an active room with people frequently in the same room.  They will never feel alone.

What you need to bring for rat boarding Sydney

You will need your rats favorite chew enrichment toys to play with during their stay. This is a requirement for all animals boarding with us, as it is our policy to provide stimulation and behavioral enrichment toys to our animals.

Remember we supply the enclosure, bedding, food and a drink bottle.

You can bring your own toys or purchase some new toys at Birdsville. We will not board rats without enrichment toys, as your rat will naturally miss the owners (you) while you are away as this can stress your rat.

Please Note: If you are aware of your Rat with any diseases or illness, we are not able to be bordered at our facility as a rat with a problem can pass away very quickly and should be kept at a vet.

Anyone who has owned a rat never goes back! Rats and their smaller cousin the mouse, make endearing pets. They are interesting, intelligent and have amazingly distinct personalities. Rats in particular can bond deeply with their human caregivers and make devoted companions. Rats and mice thrive on human interaction and require time and effort to be maintained in good health. Many of the rodent problems common with rats is due to the fact they all come from laboratory stock. Yes, these beautiful little rodents were bred for cancer or blood research and do have short life spans.  In the wild they can live for 4 years but not quite as long for domestic rats, as a prey animal lots of hungry carnivores see Rats and mice as a tasty snack, so just like our other exotic species, rodents instinctively hide signs of disease and injury for as long as possible.  Which makes it difficult as a sick rat can look like a healthy rat.

Please Note:

Animals with any diseases or illness are not able to be bordered at our boarding facility, due to risk of infection of other animals.

When boarding, there is always a risk of stress with small delicate animals like rats, as it is a new/different environment.   To minimize the chance of this, we require all boarders to have enrichment toys and a hide (to be provided by the owner).

Animals kept with another animal in a cage (even if they share a cage at home) can in rare cases become territorial and attack each other in new/different environment.

Although rare some enclosure mates can attack the other enclosure mate. If a enclosure mate is being aggressive or bullying the other enclosure mate, it can cause stress. Stress can be difficult to spot. If we notice this, we will separate them, the owner will be notified, and an additional charge will be charged.

Small animals, especially Guinea Pigs can be very fragile. Stress, worms, mites, lice, flea, live failure, kidney failure, change of environment, anaerobic bacteria in the gut, urinary tract infection, respiratory problems, Mycoplasma, Anorexia and Lethargy, abscesses, cancers, tumors heart failure and overgrown teeth can all cause weight loss, illness, and sudden death.   Many of these issues can be difficult to spot in small animals.

Our team are passionate, animal lovers, ranging from junior to senior team members, with backgrounds in animal welfare and care. Previously working with the RSPCA, zoos, as vet nurse and other animal welfare organization.

They love their jobs and strive to provide the highest level of care for your animal while in boarding.

If in the unusual circumstance you arrive early, we don’t refund but you can organize to have credit with boarding, so if you arrive 2 days early, you will get 2 days’ worth of boarding credit for your next stay.  If you arrive late, you will be charged a late fee and those extra days, keep in mind animals that have been left in store for over 7 days in arrears past what has been paid for are deemed abandoned and will need to be moved on and found a home, once this has happened it can’t be reversed.

Important Boarding dates to note

If the date requires for picking up or dropping off your animal falls on any of the dates or public holidays on our boarding website, you will need to bring your animal in or pick your animal up a day earlier or later. On these dates, we will have people looking after the animals in store, but strictly not be taking in or allowing any drop offs or pick-ups on the following dates.  This is due to reduced or limited staff members due to public holidays or increased customer volume such as Christmas Eve.

New Years Day – 1st January

day after New Year’s Eve – 1st January

Australia Day – 26th January

Good Friday – changes from year to year

Easter Saturday – changes from year to year

Easter Sunday – changes from year to year

Queen’s Birthday – changes from year to year

Anzac Day – 25 April

Labour Day – in October changes from year to year

Christmas Eve – 24 December

Christmas – 25 December

Boxing Day 26 December

New Years Eve – 31 December

To book your rat into boarding click the below link.

Check into our rat boarding facility.