Rabbit ownership survey

Can you spare a few minutes to complete our survey please? The purpose of this survey is to better understand who owns rabbits, and so that we can show politicians that rabbit welfare matters to voters and that we need to be heard. We also want to improve understanding of rabbits by regulators, government andRead More

A Hutch is Not Enough and Preloved listings

The Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF) launched our A Hutch is Not Enough campaign a few years ago now but we would like to remind everyone why we did it and let everyone know about a welcome move by Preloved, the classified ads listing site. What does A Hutch is Not Enough mean? ARead More

Campaign Update Autumn 2020

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Space We have had a lot of enquiries recently about our minimum space recommendations for rabbits, so we thought it would be helpful to clear up any confusion. • Our minimum recommendations Our recommended living area forRead More

Space recommendations

We have had a lot of enquiries recently about our minimum space recommendations for rabbits,  so we thought it would be helpful to clear up any confusion. Our minimum recommendations Our recommended living area for 2 average sized rabbits (and they should be kept at least in pairs) is a footprint of 3m x 2m.Read More

Home Sweet Home – Renting With Your Rabbit

Guest post by Elaine Line We know it can be hard to find pet-friendly rental accommodation. We hear frequently of people having to give up their much loved pets when moving into rented property. This is very distressing for owners and can also place huge burdens on animal rescues who very often have to tryRead More

Clothes, harnesses and pushchairs!

Here at RWAF we are often asked our opinion on things like harnesses, clothes for rabbits and this week taking rabbits out in pushchairs! It is impossible to cover every eventuality that owners might think up for their pet rabbits, but to try and cover as many as possible we would say that rabbits shouldRead More

Companionship

The RWAF recommends that pet rabbits are neutered and kept with another friendly rabbit. In our experience a neutered male / female pair works best. They are social animals and suffer from stress when kept without the companionship of their own species. There is research to support this advice: Research has shown that rabbits valueRead More

Recent rumours

Here at the RWAF we are aware of 3 significant fatal viral diseases of rabbits in the UK. Myxomatosis (covered by the vaccine Nobivac Myxo-RHD); Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 1 (covered by Nobivac Myxo-RHD), and Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (covered by the vaccines Filavac KC and V, or Eravac). We are not aware ofRead More

ADOPT DON’T SHOP

As always we are massive supporters of rescues and always encourage people to #adoptdontshop It’s Welfare Wednesday today and the first one of the month, so today we are featuring rabbits at two different rescues who are available for adoption. Here are photos and messages from the rescues, and hopefully, how you can contact them!Read More

Summer 18 Campaign update

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Rabbits sold online via classified ads in the what they did UK: when, why, and how many? What they did When Vikki Neville started her internship at the RWAF, the team were keen to investigate the problemRead More