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RABBITS NEEDING LOVING HOMES
We have a lot of very lovely rabbits needing good homes.
If you would like to offer one of our rabbits a loving home - here are some criteria we expect for our bunnies.
We always do a home check before any of our animals is adopted. This can usually be arranged within a couple of days. Once the home check is done we ask that you pick your new pet up within 24 hours, to free up the space for another needing our help.
- You will need a large hutch to keep your rabbit comfortable. The hutch should be as large as possible as rabbits are highly active creatures and should be able to hop about and stretch up in their hutch. The minimum size for a hutch will be 2m x 0.6m x 0.75m high (200cm x 60cm x 75cm). The larger the hutch the better for rabbits as they are active creatures and appreciate as much space as possible to hop around in.
- You will need a garden so your rabbit can go outside to stretch his/her legs, and graze on some grass. Usually a run is necessary to place in the garden for your rabbit, but sometimes if you have a secure garden it is possible to let your rabbit have free range of your garden. Runs should be a minimum of 3m x 1.5m x 1m high with a secure lid Remember - rabbits have a different view on garden flowers than you do - and may just eat the lot!
- All our rabbits are fed on a complete, pelleted food, not rabbit mixes. This is best for them, as it prevents them selectively feeding which can cause serious medical problems if this is allowed. The best food for your rabbit is grass and good quality hay. After all, this is what they eat in the wild! This can be supplemented with small amounts of vegetables, and some pelleted food, but they must always have constant access to either grass or hay.
- Rabbits are very social creatures, and it is best to house two rabbits together for company. Do not be tempted to get a guinea pig to keep your rabbit company, as they will usually not get on together.
- Rabbits are not ideal pets for most children. They have very powerful back legs and if they are not handled correctly, will panic and scratch. So think seriously before getting a rabbit as a pet for your children.
Our suggested minimum donation for one of our rabbits is £40, and for one of our pairs of rabbits £70. We will NOT normally split up a pair of rabbits if they have bonded.
Donations made by adopters are a vital contribution to our funds. They are not compulsory, as a good home is the first consideration for our animals. Our adopters almost invariably wish to make a donation at the time of adoption however, and the above suggestion represent approx. half the average cost to our charity of preparing each rabbit for rehoming, although many do cost the charity a lot more due to health and other problems. We try our best to give all animals in our care whatever help they need. Therefore larger donations are always much appreciated
If you are not comfortable with making a donation, please consider the effect this will have on the charity’s ability to help other animals in need in the future. Please also consider your ability to meet the considerable ongoing expenses that responsible animal care represents. These matters should be discussed with us before the adoption proceeds.
SOME OF OUR RABBITS NEEDING LOVING HOMES