EASTER CAMPAIGN 2017: I AM A RABBIT, NOT A TOY

  • I stay small for a few weeks then I get BIG.
  • I don’t like to be picked up and cuddled – I can scratch and bite to get away. I prefer to be petted on the floor.
  • I get scared by loud noises and people running around.
  • I don’t want to live in a cage. Please keep me in a large safe space where I can stand up and run around – a room with a baby gate is ideal.
  • If you can’t keep me indoors, I can live in a well-built shed or garden room and you’ll need to spend a lot of time there to keep me company.
  • In the daytime I can exercise outside in a fox-proof run or a secure garden.
  • An adult needs to watch me all the time when I’m in the garden to keep me safe from foxes and other animals.
  • I need a lot of hay and a variety of fresh vegetables every day.
  • I pee and poop a lot and my space needs to be cleaned out every day. I can be litter-trained at any age.
  • I love to chew and dig. You will need to protect your cables with cable covers and give me toys to keep me entertained.
  • My favourite toys are: apple, pear and willow twigs, a litter tray filled with sand for digging, pop-up tunnels and cardboard boxes with two “doors” for hopping in and out, and natural seagrass mats.
  • I need to be neutered and vaccinated.
  • I need another neutered bunny to keep me company.
  • I get hurt easily because my bones are fragile and I don’t have padded feet.
  • I can cost £1,000 a year + vet bills.
  • I can live 10 years or more.

Rabbits make wonderful pets but they’re not for everyone. If you are thinking of getting a rabbit, adopt, don’t shop! Rabbit shelters will give you the best advice, shops and breeders just want to make a sale. Visit our website at bunny.org.uk for more rabbit care info and click on The Bunny Hopline for details of your local shelter.

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