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Ho much to pay teenage cat sitter?

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TwigTheWonderKid Thu 24-May-18 18:45:06

My next door neighbour usually feeds our cat whilst we are on holiday but can't next time we are away. I',going to ask another neighbour's 16
year old daughter if she'd like to do it but will need to pay her. Will involve 1 morning and 1 evening visit to include feeding, changing water and dealing with litter tray plus responsibility for making sure cat is in at night.

What is reasonable to pay? We are in London.

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 24-May-18 18:46:14

£10 a day.

CrochetBelle Thu 24-May-18 18:55:22

I have friends' teens feed our cat when we are away (we are all very close). I usually leave them a tenner for anything up to a few days, £20 for anything over. They really don't do it for the cash though, and would regularly just pop in anyway.
In your case, for two visits, I'd probably offer a tenner.

colditz Thu 24-May-18 18:58:10

£10 a day, who are you hiring?

Etymology23 Thu 24-May-18 18:59:13

I think my neighbours give £30 a week to their teenage cat-sitter.

PanannyPanoo Thu 24-May-18 19:00:02

I pay £10 a day and she comes and watches TV with the cat in the evenings!

Fucksgiven Thu 24-May-18 19:03:31

I pay our teenage animal looker after £10 a day. She looks after the cat, hamster, guinea pigs and goats though. She loves animals and is very happy with the deal

DelurkingAJ Thu 24-May-18 19:09:23

£1 a cat a day was the going rate round here a couple of years ago for young teenagers...it’s more if you need a litter tray changed but for just dumping food in a bowl and checking they have water.

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 24-May-18 19:13:03

I have four indoor cats and I like them to have company for a while and be fussed over, it would be two visits a day and plenty of shit
I think £10 a day is a fair price for that.

expatinscotland Thu 24-May-18 19:15:47

I pay a mate a tenner a day for 1 cat and 1 hamster. She visits with them.

AnneProtheroe Thu 24-May-18 19:33:43

It's £5 a day around here confused

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 24-May-18 19:35:31

I’d say £10. It’s a lot of hassle for anything less.

Frax Thu 24-May-18 19:36:12

A cattery would be cheaper than £10 a day!
Realistically it will be 1 hour's work a day maximum. At 16 £4 an hour would seem fair.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 24-May-18 19:40:37

OP might not want cat in a cattery. Therefore the going rate not doing that is paid.

Ca55andraMortmain Thu 24-May-18 19:41:09

I give the 13 year old next door a fiver a day for looking after our cat. He doesn't change litter but feeds and plays with him and changes water twice a day.

TickleMyPickle Thu 24-May-18 19:46:14

My next door neighbour paid my son £50 for a week to go in twice a day for half an hour to play/feed their kitten

TwigTheWonderKid Fri 25-May-18 08:30:09

Thanks all, I think £50 for the week sounds fair. I'll see what she says...

ProzacAndWine Fri 25-May-18 08:43:48

My cat sitter (who does pet sitting etc for a living) charges £5 per short visit (water, food, litter tray), so £10 per day sounds right to me.

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