Rabbit Advice

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Rabbits are very lively little pets and require lots of care and attention. They should be handled everyday and checked to make sure that they and their sleeping quarters are clean. A disease called fly strike is life threatening and can be prevented by keeping their home clean and checking your rabbit as least twice a day. It is so important to make sure that they keep eating and passing lots of poo as this is a sign of a healthy bunny! We recommend you vaccinate against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD) annually. In areas of high risk for myxomatosis we advise 6 monthly vaccines. Vaccination can be from 6 weeks for myxomatosis and 10 weeks for VHD and they always need to be given at least 14 days apart.

  • Viral Haemorrhagic Disease: Attacks the liver and causes severe bleeding. It is mostly fatal by those that become infected
  • Myxomatosis: A virus that affects the respiratory system and multiplies on the skin of the face, ears and anus and is fatal. Even indoor rabbits can be affected.

Neutering

The benefits include that your bunnies will get on better together, they are less territorial. It prevents unwanted pregnancy. It makes them easier to house train and males are less likely to urine spray. Females will also avoid the very common problem of uterine cancer. Can be carried out from 6 months of age


Insurance

We strongly recommend insuring your bunny. It offers peace of mind should your pet be injured or diagnosed with an ongoing illness that might require lengthy and expensive treatment. Please consult us for advice.

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