Health and Welfare

It is important to ensure that your rabbit is protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.

  • You should check for signs of illness or injury daily. If you choose to board your rabbits with us we will continue this here as well. In warm weather it is important to check fur and skin around your rabbits bottom. Urine staining and droppings which are stuck to the fur attract flies which can lead to fly strike this is often fatal. 

  • Sudden changes in your rabbits behaviour could indicate illness or pain.  You should seek veterinary advice immediately if you suspect that your rabbit is in pain, is ill or injured.

  • A correct diet is very important for your rabbit, if you want more information on this click here. If your rabbits eating or drinking habits change dramatically you should contact your vet as soon as possible.   

  

  • You should check your rabbits front teeth and nails at least weekly as these grow very quickly. Only vets should correct overgrown or misaligned teeth, as rabbits are vulnerable to infectious diseases and illnesses, especially dental disease. You should only attempt to cut your rabbits nails if you feel completely confident, otherwise you could take them to the vet to have it done or we offer a nail cutting service and will come to your home, so that your rabbit(s) feel completely comfortable, and all we ask for is a small donation.

  • You should take your rabbit for a veterinary check-up at least once a year. They should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD). If you adopt a rabbit from us they will come fully vaccinated and health checked.

 

  • Rabbits can be microchipped, most people forget to get this done but it is very useful especially if you have a rabbit that likes to escape!

  • Rabbits should be groomed on a regular basis especially longer coat breeds such as the lionhead or angora. If you need help with this then don't hesitate to contact us.