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

Spring 2020 Campaign Update

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund – Animal Welfare Officer Update – June 2019 to December 2019 We are so very lucky to have Mark working with us. He has absolutely thrown himself into this role and isRead More

Cardboard

A message from our Specialist Veterinary Adviser, Richard Saunders We are aware of lots of comments regarding cardboard at the moment. Cardboard toilet and paper towel roll inners can be very useful as an enrichment tool, and many many rabbit owners use boxes filled with hay and with holes cut inside, or toilet roll innersRead 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

Campaign Update Summer 2019

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Animal Welfare Officer Update July 2018 to January 2019 Following on from the Spring 2018 decision by Pets Corner to finance the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) initiative for another year, this has been a very busy sixRead 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

Winter Rescue Appeal

Although the RWAF is not a rescue, at times we are made aware of a situation that we cannot ignore. Last month we were involved in such a situation in Scotland which involved the closure of a large commercial breeding facility. We worked closely with all involved and were able to get the remaining 37Read More

Binky Day 2018

Every year we celebrate Binky Day on 1st June. As rabbit owners know a binky is a rabbit’s happy dance.  In fact it demonstrates joy in a-bun-dance.  Rabbits will shake their heads, jump in the air, kick out, twist, even turn around in mid air, all to show joy and happiness.  They need plenty ofRead 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

We’ve been busy bunnies!

We have had a very busy few weeks. Easter is always a busy time for media and we have done three interviews for BBC radio, including BBC Radio 4,  as well as having articles published in several magazines including the Mail on Sunday. On Wednesday we worked with our friends from Burgess on the set ofRead More