Hello, my name is Rabbit Adoption

Rabbit Adoption

A little bit about me..

There are estimated to be around 1.7 million rabbits kept as pets in the UK making them the third most popular pet. Sadly, despite this rabbits are still one of the most neglected domestic animals.  Rabbit are often seen as a good first pet however many people find they are a far bigger commitment than anticipated. With a life span of 7-10 years and beyond children will often lose interest long before your rabbit reaches middle age, assuming that the children have not have left home or gone off to university as rabbit owners you must be prepared to take full responsibility for the rabbits for life.

All of our rabbits are re homed in bonded pairs or re homed where there is an existing rabbit waiting for a companion.

Can you meet your rabbit’s needs?

  • Can you provide your rabbits a suitable and enriched hutch of no less than 6ft x 2ft which is permanently attached to a run of no less than 6ft x 8ft for exercise?
  • Looking for indoor rabbits? If so can you accommodate a cage of no less that 160cm with daily access to a safe and interesting play area?
  • Do you have the time to spend interacting with you rabbit every day? As well as to spot clean you rabbit’s hutch out every day with a full clean at least once a week?
  • Rabbits are social animals as such we will only rehome rabbits in pairs or as a single rabbit to live with an existing rabbit.
  • In the case of adopting a single rabbit to bond with an existing rabbit you will need to have the facilities to accommodate each rabbit separately while bonding, this can take 2 weeks or more.

Rabbit adoption fee

Rabbit £40

This fee will include:

  • A health check
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination against myxomatosis, VHD1 and VHD2
  • Neutering (for rabbits too young to be neutered at the time of adoption a voucher will be provided to cover the cost of this procedure

A suitable outdoor rabbit set up

Rabbits are not designed to live in a confined space. As such we require a minimum hutch size of 6' x 2' x 2', which allows rabbits some room to move, stand on their hind legs and enough space for the food, toilet and sleeping areas to be kept apart. It is commonly accepted that a rabbit should have space for 3 hops, but it is commonly underestimated just how far 3 hops is - our tests show that 3 hops from an average sized rabbit covers 6-7 feet. A hutch should only be a shelter and not the only living space. It should be attached to a secure run of at least 6' x 8'.

Please bear in mind that these recommendations are all minimums - and like many things in life, bigger is better!

Meet our Rabbits for adoption

Requirements to adopt me

Rabbit Annual Costs

Can you afford a Rabbit?

  • Can you afford £5 per week for a pair of rabbits including pellets, hay, fresh fruit and vegetables?
  • Can you afford £5 per month pet insurance for each rabbit? By taking out rabbit insurance your rabbit is covered for many types of illness and injury and should a trip to the vets become necessary, treatment can begin without the added stress of worrying about how you will pay for it.
  • Can you afford a vaccination each year at approximately £35 per rabbit?
  • When required, can you afford the unexpected vet treatment a rabbit may need throughout their life which is not covered by pet insurance, such a dental treatment?
  • Can you afford to board your rabbit when you go on holiday or do you have a responsible friend or family member who can do this?

Rabbit adoption charges

Rabbit £40

These charges will include:

  • A health check
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination against Myxomatosis, VHD1 & VHD2
  • Neutering (for rabbits too young to be neutered at the time of adoption a voucher will be provided to cover the cost of this procedure)

If you would like to go ahead and adopt a rabbit then view those currently available and simply click the contact us button.

Phone: (020) 8966 9688 or Email: info@rspcamiddlesex.org.uk

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