Posts Tagged ‘Rabbit’

#HappyBunnies – it’s Christmas!

Here at RSPCA HQ we’ve put up the decorations and it really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

In case you’re not feeling festive just yet, or even if you are, we’ve got the perfect video to put a smile on your face.

Check out these happy bunnies:

 

Happy Bunnies

As you can see from the video, bunnies love toys!

If you’re a bunny owner check out our ideas for keeping bunnies entertained: www.rspca.org.uk/rabbitenrichment

If you don’t … continue reading ››

Rabbits: still getting a raw deal

Two adult rabbits playing in garded © RSPCA photolibrary

Rabbits constantly surprise me. For example I recently learnt that pet rabbit’s honk, growl, sigh, cluck and squeal. Who knew that rabbits’ honk? And why? Is it a happy noise, a demand for attention or something else entirely?

The more I learn about rabbits, the more I realise what incredibly intelligent and complex creatures they are. Rabbits need an environment that is stimulating and safe, company to ensure they don’t become lonely, a balanced diet and regular health checks … continue reading ››

Meeting your rabbits’ welfare needs

Adult rabbit playing indoors © RSPCA Photolibrary

There are estimated to be around 1.7 million rabbits kept as pets in the UK, making them the third most popular pet after cats and dogs. Owning rabbits is a big responsibility and a long-term commitment. Typically, rabbits live for 8-12 years, but some may live for longer.

If you’re a rabbit owner then you’ll want to ensure you care for them properly and meet their five welfare needs (which have to be met under the Animal Welfare Actcontinue reading ››