Here at Starlight's we are big animal lovers, and have several furry family members. Here are their photos and a little about them. You may see some of them when you come to visit! All of our pets have grown up alongside small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters, and some even have identity issues and act more like rabbits! (including eating hay, pellets and seeing fresh hay as a nice place to bed down!)
Pepper is a 5.5 year old semi-long haired cat. Originally coming to live with us in 2009, she was abandoned with her 3 kittens, only being 6 months old herself. She was a fantastic mother. Whilst her kittens found rescue places, we fell in love with her, and she stayed! Pepper likes curling up on pillows, dribbling when content, and meowing profusely for chicken!
Ashley is an 11 year old black cat. We took him on as he had 48 hours to find a home before being euthanised. On arrival he pined for his previous owners for 4 days. Never eating, using the litter box, just staring at the wall. Originally we took him in to find him a new home or rescue place, but no one wanted an elderly black cat, so he stayed. Ashley likes sleeping on the sofa or on top of the hutches.
Scamp [RIP August 2014]
Scamp is Charm's sister and very meek and shy due to being abused prior to us getting her out of the household. She loves treats and chasing butterflies. She may come over for some love, but more often than not, she can be found sitting on top of the boiler cupboard!
Cookie is a 3 year old crossbreed. Originally found on a facebook selling page emaciated and smelly, we took her on, fed her up and sought veterinary attention for her, Now she is a bouncy healthy girl who loves cats and rabbits, and thinks she is one! She will be seen in the dog crate on arrival, as she does not understand floor level cuddles!
All of our rabbits live together in a 20ft x 5ft custom aviary!
Shadow [RIP January 2017]
Shadow is our eldest rabbit, who is 10 years old in August! She is a lionhead and is the Mariah Carey of the rabbit world! She is beautiful, and she knows it!
Twilight [RIP 2015]
Twilight is 7 and a half years old and is part wildie! She is a very cheeky girl, who has been known to scale fences. She has recently been diagnosed with asthma, so is on lifelong medication to help with this.
Caspian is the only male rabbit of the group, and is part giant. He is a big stroppy, stubborn rabbit, who likes to henpeck the girls. He is a grouchy boy, who is normally found sprawled out in the kennel asleep!
Lady SnowBlood [RIP 2015]
Lady is our latest bundle of fur! She is a beautiful 16 week giant papillon who came from an auction in Colchester. The other guy bidding against her owned a chinese restaurant, so it was obvious she wasn't going to be a pet. She is a very confident young lady who will head butt for nose rubs, and has no problem explaining what she wants!
Charm is just under 3 years old and is a black kitty. I hand reared him myself from 10 days old, and he is a momma's boy! Charm is very social, and nosey, and most likely to be found with his head in your bags, or trying to climb into your carrycases once they are empty. He loves attention and cuddles, and throws a tantrum when he doesn't get his own way!