Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK and the most abused. They are the most abused because they are the least understood. They are the least understood because not enough has been done to educate.
If you don’t have the time or money to care for a dog or a cat then a rabbit isn’t right for you either.
Rabbits cost on average £1000 a year each to look after correctly.
To care for a rabbits needs efficiently will take you about 2 hours a day on average.
Rabbits can live for up to 16 years
In their natural environment a rabbits territory would cover over 30 tennis courts! They need as much space as is possible and never smaller than a 6ft x 2ft secure housing area and permanent access to a 8ft x4ft secure run area.
80% of a rabbits diet should be hay
Rabbits don’t like to be picked up
Rabbits are prey animals and naturally shy so need secure places to hide
Rabbits are sociable and need a neutered rabbit companion
Rabbits need to be neutered
Rabbits need to be vaccinated against VHD & myxomatosis
Rabbits have very sharp claws and teeth, if not handled correctly they can cause severe injury.
Rabbits are NOT suitable as children’s pets
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