For bunnies 1+1 = 20
EARLIER this year the Middlesex North West branch of the RSPCA got a call from a social worker who needed help when they attended a property and found 20 rabbits living in very poor, cramped accommodation.
The branch agreed to take them in and look after them while finding new homes.
As is so often the case these rabbits became neglected and uncared for because when their owner bought two rabbits they didn’t get them neutered and very quickly two became 20 and their owner just couldn’t cope anymore.
Most of these rabbits came as babies and they are now nearly fully grown.
While we have been able to find homes for life for 12 of this lovely ‘extended family’ we are still looking for homes for the remaining eight of them.
Animal welfare officer Tracy Deamer said: “These are quite large rabbits which may put some people off but they really are very good as first rabbit pets as they are friendly and very inquisitive rabbits. Being larger rabbits means you need to ensure you have a large enough hutch and run area for them to stretch their legs and run around when they want.”
The rabbits still with us are all neutered and vaccinated so that they are ready to move to their new homes as soon as they get matched up with their adopters.
Baobab and Spring are father and daughter and as they had formed a very close bond we are rehoming them together.
Twix and Mars are brother and sister who now about eight months old and are still growing and when fully grown we expect they will weigh about 4kg each.
Topic and Marathon are another brother and sister pairing and like Twix and Mars they are also around eight months old with a little growing still to go. The last pair is Hubble and Wooky who are a little younger at about five months old and while they are smaller now they have a bit more growing to do so will catch up soon enough with their siblings and we also expect that they will tip the scales at 4kg plus.
If you would be interested in offering a new home to a pair of the lovely rabbits then please call us on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. uk to find out how you can adopt them and offer them a new home for life.
Visit our website at www. rspca-middlesex.org.uk for more information about these rabbits.