26/2/2019

Room for Rocket?

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Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!

Rabbits are a popular choice for many families with an estimated 1.5 million rabbits kept as pets in the UK. It's no surprise as rabbits are highly intelligent, inquisitive animals.

Owning rabbits' can be extremely rewarding but it is  essential that before take on a pair of rabbit, that you know what is needed to ensure your rabbit is happy and healthy.

You will need at hutch at least 6ft x 2ft with a run of no less than 6ft x 8ft. In addition to the initial set up cost, you will need to budget for food, plenty of good quality hay and bedding, plus yearly vaccination, the average cost for this can reach £70 per month not including any vet visit you may need to make. As rabbits live between seven and ten years it’s a huge commitment in both money and time.

Please, think carefully before buying or adopting a rabbit. Our rabbits are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before they are rehomed and we will only let them go to homes that can provide everything they need.

Meet Rocket

Misunderstood and overlooked poor little Rocket man has been waiting a year for someone to fall in love with him and offer him a loving home.

Rocket is one of several rabbits abandoned outside the RSPCA’s cattery in Southall in February 2018.  Sadly despite his incredible good looks Rocket isn’t everyone’s cup of tea as he can be a bit of a lunger and trouser tugger but not all the time, he will also tolerate being held for short periods too, too long and he will start tugging on your jumper though.

He is a very active little sole and loves to keep busy exploring and investigating, so he is going to need lots of space to explore, and would relish the chance to have supervised runs around a bunny proof garden.

Rocket, like most rabbits, is not very keen on being picked up, preferring all four paws safely on the ground, he is a bold fellow and will always come up to take food from you and have a quick head stroke. Yes he has a few foibles but there is a lot of character packed into this little body and if someone were willing to give him a chance we’re sure he would soon win their hearts.

Rocket is looking for a neutered female companion to share his new life with. He is best suited to life as an outdoor rabbit with lots of room to explore. You can find lots of information about keeping rabbits at https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rabbits

If you think you could offer a forever home to Rocket or any of our lovely rabbits, cats or small animals we currently have in our care looking for a home for life then please call us on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at info@rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.

To view some of the many pets we have looking for new homes you can visit our website at www.rspca-middlesex.org.uk where you will also find more information about the work we do at RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch.

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