The UK’s largest organisation for rabbit lovers!

Despite being one of the most popular pets, rabbits are amongst the most neglected, with a huge proportion living out their days confined to a hutch, alone and unable to display the behaviours they would show in the wild.

We aim to improve the health and welfare of domestic rabbits through a combination of campaigning, education and the most up to date advice. If you are a rabbit owner or thinking of becoming one then there is a huge amount of information for you on these pages. We have fantastic resources for vet members and if you’re in the pet retail trade then find out why good welfare is good business in our Hutch is Not Enough pages.

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RVHD2 Update November 2017

This supersedes earlier advice  There are two strains of RVHD, known as RVHD1 and RVHD2.  Both strains are lethal and you must vaccinate to protect your rabbits.  RVHD2 has been in the UK since 2013 and over time appears to be overtaking classic RVHD as the primary strain. RVHD vaccines are very effective. Your rabbits can currently be protected…

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PASSIVE SMOKING IN THE RABBIT

By Richard Saunders, RWAF Veterinary Adviser (First published in Rabbiting On Magazine, Winter 2014) The dangers of passive smoking are now well understood in humans. And those dangers are worst of all in those who cannot evade it. And whilst smoking in enclosed public spaces is now illegal, smoking in the home still occurs, and…

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So you think you want a rabbit?

Despite being the third most popular pet in the UK, rabbits are among the most abused and neglected.

Countless rabbits spend miserable lives confined to a hutch, alone and with little or no space to exercise, mostly because owners don’t realise what’s involved before taking them on.

Before you take on rabbits as pets, read our advice

Are you a rabbit friendly vet?

Become an RWAF Vet Practice Member for great benefits and to help us help rabbits.

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Rabbits are highly social creatures

This means that they need company, and that company should be from other rabbits.

Once you have witnessed a bonded pair of rabbits grooming each other, lying down together, and eating together, it’s unlikely you will ever want to return to keeping a solitary rabbit.

See why rabbits should never be alone

Rabbits can’t speak for themselves

so we’re asking on their behalf.

Donations go towards allowing us to continue our campaigns and raise the standard of living for domestic rabbits in the UK.

We are always grateful for any donations we receive.

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