Keeping rabbits with birds

We have been asked whether it is safe to keep rabbits in the same area as poultry, primarily chickens. We don’t advise this for several reasons Dietary needs are different. Poultry birds need grain feeds. This is high calorie and low on fibre. It’s a completely unsuitable diet for rabbits, will cause obesity and doesn’tRead More

Can houserabbits play in the garden?

We are sometimes asked about letting houserabbits play in the garden, especially in cold or wet weather. Our Specialist Veterinary Adviser Dr Richard Saunders has provided this advice “General: I would say that all rabbits outside in runs should have a hide box area with at least 2 exits, to retreat into if feeling insecure,Read More

FAQ cont’d

Q7) I bought some zoflora as it says safe to use in pet areas, thing is would it besafe to use near buns? I know it wouldn’t kill EC spores though. A7) This is from the safety data sheet, which makes me think, no, it’s not a goodidea round pets: R11Highly flammableR21/22Harmful in contact withRead More

Myxi outbreak and Ask the Expert.

We’d like to remind you once more about keeping vaccinations up to date. It’s only a few days ago that a distraught member in Essex has asked us to let everyone know that myxi is rife there at the moment. If you know of any outbreaks please let us know, or share them here. PleaseRead More