Rabbits – Neutering

Rabbits – Neutering

Like cats and dogs, routine neutering of rabbits is recommended.
Castrating males can help to calm them down, will eliminate the risk of testicular cancer and can prevent the rabbit from spraying everything, including you, with urine! We can castrate male rabbits from about 4 months of age.
Spaying females can help to reduce any aggressive and territorial behaviour. It also eliminates the risk of Uterine Cancer, which is extremely common in un-neutered female rabbits. We can spay female rabbits from 4-6 … Read More »

Rabbits – A rough guide to owning a rabbit

Rabbits – A rough guide to owning a rabbit

Rabbits are highly intelligent, social, sensitive and inquisitive animals. They are the third most popular pet after cats and dogs but are the most neglected with latest figures showing that 80% do not receive the correct care.
Although they are extremely cute and appealing to children, rabbits are not easy pets to look after. Contrary to popular belief they do not enjoy being handled and, having such delicate skeletons, can break bones easily. They require lots of care and time for … Read More »

Rabbits – Vaccinations

Rabbits – Vaccinations

Rabbits require vaccinations against two common diseases: Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD).
Myxomatosis is caused by a virus that is spread by blood sucking insects such as mosquitoes and the rabbit flea and can affect all rabbits, including house rabbits. As the virus can remain alive in the blood of hibernating fleas over the winter, it is essential to keep your rabbits protected all year round by having them vaccinated.
Viral Haemorraghic Disease (VHD) can be rapidly fatal in un-vaccinated rabbits … Read More »

Rabbits – Diet

Rabbits – Diet

Rabbits require a diet that is extremely high in fibre and should be at least 85-90% good quality hay and/or grass. They should have constant access to fresh hay.
Traditional muesli mixes are very high in sugar, low in fibre and encourage selective feeding (the rabbit will pick out their favourite bits and leave the rest). This means that your rabbit will miss out on some essential nutrients.
The best dried food for rabbits comes in pellet form, such as Burgess Excel. … Read More »