Rabbits are a popular pet and owning and caring for a rabbit is great fun and very rewarding. They are highly intelligent, social and fun creatures and with the best care they can live as long as dogs and cats.
To keep your rabbits safe and healthy we have come up with a number of PDF handouts which you can download and save or print. These handouts are available on the right hand side of this page.
These handouts include:
- How to keep and feed your rabbit correctly
- Correct rabbit handling
- Neutering and Behaviour Problems
- Rabbit Owner FAQ's
Why do I need to vaccinate my rabbit?
Over the last twelve months we have seen a huge increase in local pet Rabbits being diagnosed with Myxomatosis, unfortunately all of these cases have been untreatable.
Myxomatosis is a highly contagious and usually fatal infection, its symptoms include conjunctivitis, swelling of the face and the genital region and lumps on the skin. This disease spreads through insects and because of this even house rabbits can be at risk.
The new vaccination available not only covers Rabbits for Myxomatosis but it also covers against the other deadly disease RHD.
Why do I need to neuter my rabbit?
Both male and female rabbits can be neutered from 4-5 months of age and there are huge benefits, which include:
- Preventing unwanted pregnancies
- Preventing the high incidence of uterine and ovarian cancer (in females)
- Neutered rabbits are less aggressive to humans and other rabbits
- Neutered rabbits are less destructive and less territorial
- Neutering can help prevent urine spraying in both males and females
- Rabbits are social creatures and wherever possible they should not be kept on their own. Neutering will help your rabbits get on better with each other.