Unhealthy ‘rabbit treats’

We have been contacted by a concerned member who found ‘rabbit treats’ for sale and contacted us. Our Specialist Veterinary Adviser, Richard Saunders has written as follows to the manufacturer Happy Pets and the retailer which has already withdrawn them from sale. ‘We are writing to you to express concerns regarding a number of productsRead 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

Considering starting a rabbit rescue?

There are so many considerations. Rescue work can be an emotional roller-coaster of highs and lows – our helpful thoughts list may help you decide if running a rescue is right for you. Time & Emotional Support It’s important to understand that the Rescue is “YOU” – even with reliable volunteers the “buck” really doesRead 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

Campaign Update Winter 2018

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Richard’s new qualification As if Richard Saunders was not already fantastic enough, he has added another qualification to his name. He now has the European College of Zoological Medicine, Diploma Specialist in Zoo Health Management to addRead More

Keeping cool tips

With the heat wave continuing, please remember any outdoor rabbits. Here is some advice from Richard Saunders BSc(Hons) BVSc MSB CBiol DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Zoo And Wild Animal Medicine Offer a water bowl so that they can get a better drink; they will drink more efficiently and faster this way, and that’sRead More

Tranced rabbits on Pinterest

If you’re on Pinterest please help discourage people from posting pins of trancing. We’ve been notified today that there’s a growing number of pins there from people who genuinely believe it’s okay which we as knowledgeable owners know it isn’t. We’ve posted our Trancing posters on our own Health and Welfare board today with veryRead 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

Instagram

We are aware of the outcry on Instagram surrounding a male in the USA who has killed 5 rabbits. Our Welfare Officer Mark Dron has started an investigation into this and has found that this individual is hiding behind multiple accounts; although Instagram do seem to be closing his accounts. Unfortunately as fast as theyRead More