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Comparison of short-faced, flat-faced or brachycephalic rabbit with normal rabbit
Comparison of short-faced, flat-faced or brachycephalic cat with normal cat
Comparison of short-faced, flat-faced or brachycephalic dog with normal dog
Emma Milne, vet, long-time brachy campaigner, patron of RWAF, ambassador for iCatCare
A dog crate can make a good base for a hay rack and litter tray in an unheated room. Make sure cables are out of reach!
With severe weather continuing we are urging owners of outdoor pets, such as rabbits to keep them safe and dry and bring them in to an unheated room inside.
Rabbits should have access to a safe exercise run, so attach your rabbit hutch to one. This poor rabbit has lived a terrible life, alone and confined to this hutch and sadly this is all too common.
This is how a recent admission to Buddies Bunny Rescue arrived, in a state of neglect. Sadly, this is all too common with rabbits being the most neglected pets in the UK.
This small filthy hutch was where a recent admission to Buddies Bunny Rescue had spent his entire life.
We welcome the progress with animal testing ban and are delighted that there is so much public support for this. However, far too many pet rabbits live as 'lab' or 'battery' rabbits and this needs to stop
67,000 rabbits were handed in to rescue centers in the UK in 2010, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Make sure you can commit for 10 years and provide the right environment for them. A hutch is not enough.
Baby rabbits are cute but at least 67,000 rabbits a year are handed in to rescue centres in the UK. Make sure you can commit for 10 years or more and provide the right environment. A hutch is not enough.
An expression of joy, if you see your rabbits binky they are happy!
In to a safe enclosed exerise area, or supervised in a bunny friendly garden.
Into a safe enclosed exercise area, or supervised in the garden.
Every bunny needs some bunny to love. Rabbits are happier when kept with the company of their own kind. A neutered male/female pair works best.
A lonely rabbit waits by the chimney for Santa, in the hope that he will get his Christmas wishes this year.
Because their run is covered with a tarpaulin offering protection from sun and rain.
This hutch and run are permanently attached so that the 2 rabbits have free access to both and can shelter or exercise as they please. The run is covered with a tarpaulin to offer protection from sun and rain, meaning they are not restricted by adverse weather.
These rabbits have free run of a hutch and exercise area, which is weather proof, meaning thery are not confined for long periods.
Just for comparison, the RWAF recommended set up of a 6ft hutch and 8ft run permanently attached, next to a small hutch. Which would you rather be in if you were a rabbit?
The British public has reacted in strong opposition to the proposed rabbit battery farms, but the RWAF point out that many pet rabbits live in conditions that are as bad, and urge owners to make sure they havent got a battery rabbit of their own.
Love them for their whole life, honour your commitment to them and obey the animal welfare law. In sickness and in health - remember that they need to be neutered, vaccinated and taken to the Vet asap if they become unwell.
Taking on pet rabbits is like taking wedding vows, you promise to love them for up to 12 years, honour your commitment to them and obey the animal welfare law.
Is this how your pet rabbit started life, at an unlicensed breeding establishment? We can all make a difference - make sure you look round a breeders premises or ask your pet shop when they last did.
Rat infested, filthy and over crowded. Around 80 rabbits were found in these conditions but how many have been kept like this over the last decade?
These bunnies were most likely being bred for the meat trade, from these filthy and rat infested conditions.
Its a good idea to move the rabbit's and their hutch into an unused shed during very cold weather. This gives the rabbits the freedom of the shed to exercise and keeps them warm and dry. It also keeps the owner warm and dry when feeding and cleaning out.
Its a good idea to move the hutch and rabbits into an unused shed. This gives the bunnies more protection from the weather, space to exercise in the shed and keeps them warm and dry. It is keeps owners warm and dry while feeding and cleaning out.
A Tarpaulin can be placed over the hutch and run to keep the bedding dry and protect the rabbits from wind, rain and snow, whilst still allowing air to circulate.
A hutch should be a shelter, not the sole or permanent accomodation for pet rabbits. A run should be permanently attached to a hutch so that the rabbits can exercise or shelter when they want, and do not have to rely on their owners.
Please visit www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk and look at our ' A hutch is not enough' section for information on how to properly care for pet rabbits
Being a grey rabbit Flapjack is highly visable to predators and is not likely to survive for long in the wild, especially if unvaccinated, as the wild population are suffering from Myximatosis at the moment.
RWAF recommended set up of a 6ft hutch with an 8ft run permanently attached. Which would you rather live in if you were a rabbit?
Treacle is a Rex rabbit, it is a common breed and not a giant breed. She fills most of the hutch, so the product description of allowing the rabbit to 'run freely' inside is not accurate in this case. This is without a food bowl, water bottle and toys inside, there would be even less room, and she is exposed on 2 sides due to the wire side of the hutch.
Treacle is a Rex rabbit, this is a common breed, and not a giant breed. She clearly can only stretch if the lid is up. The description of allowing the rabbit to 'stretch and run freely' is not accurate in this case.
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