Heather McGreevy

Rabbit Environments

  This year’s Rabbit Awareness Week is focusing on environment. It’s highlighting that housing a rabbit in a single hutch is not enough. The most common mistake by owners is giving their rabbit a small hutch or cage that’s available to them through high street stores however, this is normally small and cramped housing that …

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Rabbit Neutering

Why you should neuter your rabbit and what to expect: When adopting a pet rabbit, it is recommended to keep pairs or groups. Rabbits are social animals and much prefer the safety, security and warmth being with others. The most successful pair bonds are between a male and female so neutering and spaying are essential …

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Rabbit Ear Infection: Captain Morgan

https://belovedrabbits.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/358f4dbb-9675-4485-b143-358dbecdafe0.mp4 One of the most common issues rabbits can face is ear infections, especially in particular breeds of rabbits. Over the past few weeks in the charity, one of our foster placements suffered from a slightly less common type of ear infection in his outer ear. This is more likely to be seen in rabbits …

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The Importance of Rabbit Vaccinations

For rabbits to live long, happy and healthy lives it is important for them to receive their annual boosters – just like  cats and dogs! Rabbits should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and two strains of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD).   Myxomatosis is a highly contagious viral disease, which in non-vaccinated European rabbits, is nearly always fatal. It …

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7 Facts About Rabbits

1. Rabbits are NOT rodents!  Many people think that mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits are all very similar, but the truth is they have quite a few differences which separate them.    Rabbits, hares and an animal called a ‘pika’ make up the order known as ‘Lagomorpha’ separate from the order ‘Rodentia’. Where some rodents …

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