Could you home a little Dutch boy?
IT is estimated there are around 1.7 million rabbits kept as pets in the UK which makes them the third most popular pet after cats and dogs. Despite this rabbits are still one of the most neglected domestic animals that are kept as pets.
The Middlesex North West Branch of the RSPCA currently has 18 rabbits in our care waiting for new homes, this is despite having already found new homes for 64 rabbits this year.
Rabbits are a high maintenance pet and parents must be prepared to take full responsibility for the rabbits that are taken on as a family pet. With a life span of seven to10 years and beyond children will often lose interest long before your rabbit reaches middle age, assuming that the children have not left home or gone off to university.
Rabbits are completely dependent on their owner to provide for all of their needs, can you commit to this for the next decade?
If you are adopting rabbits as a pet you need to be able to spend time with them every day and also be prepared to spot clean their hutch daily with a full clean out at least once a week.
You will need to provide a suitable hutch and run (see our website for details) to give your rabbit plenty of room and security. Also rabbits need lots of interesting things in their run to play with and keep them stimulated.
We do currently have two lovely male rabbits who need new homes where they will be able to live indoors as this is what they have always been used to and will have a female rabbit as a companion.
Please note we do not home single rabbits except as companions to neutered opposite sex rabbits.
Diggory is a lovely lad signed over as his owners no longer wanted him. He is a Dutch rabbit and is about one year old and is now neutered. He is such a friendly little fellow, but he is very lonely and hoping to find a loving new home with a neutered female to keep him company.
Diggory has lived as a house rabbit so we are looking for a new home for him as an indoor rabbit.
He is a friendly, easy going rabbit who is easily handled, making him ideal for those who are less experienced with keeping rabbits.
Diamond is a six-month-old male lop rabbit who like Diggory has always lived indoors. He was signed over to the branch as his owner was no longer able to look after him following ill health. This friendly chap is also looking for a new home where he will have a female rabbit for company.
If you would like to find out more about adopting Diggory or Diamond then call on 020 8966 9688 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view all the animals we currently have looking for new homes visit our website at: www.rspca-middlesex.org.uk
n A LITTLE GEM: Friendly indoor bunny Diamond
n LOVELY LAD: Dutch rabbit Diggory