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

Welfare Wednesday – The trick is to vaccinate

It’s Welfare Wednesday again – this week we are reminding everyone to vaccinate their rabbits against both myxi and VHD, because this is the best protection we can give them,and both diseases are deadly.RWA members will receive the attached poster in the next issue of Rabbiting On – but it is also available on ourRead More

Gearing up for winter

It’s welfare wednesday – and this week we want your input please. Snow is forecast this month, so we hope everyone with outdoor bunnies is thinking about keeping them warm and dry, and still allowing them to exercise. Bedding areas should be kept clean and dry, and filled with straw (because it is warmer thanRead More

Welfare Wednesday

https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pdfs/RatPosterbunnylovenewA4.pdf It’s Welfare Wednesday again, so please help us raise awareness by sharing this poster. Because A hutch is not enough.

Welfare Wednesday

It’s Welfare Wednesday – most of us will know someone who has a rabbit, so please share our blog, twitter or facebook page and help us reach as many rabbit owners as possible. We are still collecting data to update the rescue statistics for the UK, so if you volunteer or work for a rescueRead More

Welfare Wednesday …

It’s welfare Wednesday….We are still working and campaigning hard to improve the lives of pet rabbits. We have just filmed an interview for the ‘pets for life’ series as well as continuing to push our ‘ a hutch is not enough’ campaign with retailers and owners and we are seeing progress and getting good feedback.Read More