Rabbit-tastic health and welfare advice!

It’s still Rabbit Awareness Week 2020 (RAW)! Last week, the virtual RAW festival hosted on Rabbit Awareness Week’s Facebook page centred around Diet, Accommodation and Environment. Did you know that 90% of a rabbit’s diet should be good quality feeding hay? Watch Burgess Pet Care’s really helpful video where Raisin, Cinnamon, Ginger and Fudge help demonstrate a well balanced bunny diet! And is your rabbit living in bunny-friendly conditions? According to the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report for 2019, 25% of rabbits are housed in inadequate conditions. The RSPCA recommends a rabbit enclosure for 2 medium-sized rabbits should be a minimum of 3m x 2m x 1m, with an enclosed shelter for weather protection, an outside area where bunnies can hop about and stretch their legs, should include shade, fresh water, lots of fresh hay and a handful of leafy greens daily and places to hide and platforms to hop up. Rabbits love to dig and play so a sandpit to dig in and rabbit toys – even a cardboard box – can provide lots of stimulation. Check out the RSPCA’s brilliant video on building a rabbit home on Rabbit Awareness Week’s Facebook page, where you’ll find lots of other great rabbit welfare advice too!

This week’s themes are on Health, Behaviour and Companionship. Keep checking in to the Rabbit Awareness Week’s Facebook page for guidance on being a brilliant bunny owner!

Categories: News
Published: 17, Aug, 2020