At Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care, we are strong believers that rabbits need to be kept in pairs or small groups. As sociable animals, constant company of their own species is not only beneficial, but essential.
The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2016 indicates as many as 52% of pet rabbits in the UK are still living on their own, equating to approximately 780,000 lonely bunnies! Combined with the fact that on average rabbits are spending 12 hours per day locked in their hutches, this leads to some really significant welfare issues for these animals that by their nature need company, space, exercise and stimulation.
We want to make a really big difference to these statistics here in Scotland, and seek to get more single bunnies bonded with partners, and out to play more often.
If you want to be part of making a real difference, here’s how you can help:
Reducing Single Rabbit Numbers
If you have a single rabbit, consider getting them a buddy. We can help with finding the right rabbit for you and your current bunny, and help with the bonding process.
See http://fbrc.org.uk/adopt for details of our adoption process and a list of the current rabbits looking for homes. See also http://fbrc.org.uk/bonding for more details on the bonding services we offer.
Spreading The Word
Tell people about our campaign, and share our video and details through Social Media.
Support Our Work
It costs on average around £100 for the charity to rescue each rabbit, and in many cases this is considerably higher.
You can support our work by donating or fundraising through Just Giving or sending a text message “ALON17 £5” to 70070