Here are some tips on the Five Welfare Needs of rabbits.
As the UK’s legal requirement, they set out exactly what’s needed to look after your rabbits in the best way you can.
As part of our A Hutch is Not Enough campaign, we give information to owners to allow them to give their rabbits what they need to lead healthy and contented lives. It is heartening to know that ensuring the welfare of animals is protected by law, under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The act sets out 5 basic welfare needs:
Need for a suitable environment
Need for a suitable diet
Need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns
Need to be housed with, or apart, from other animals
Need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.
Keeping rabbits in a hutch would never enable an owner to meet these welfare needs. That’s why we always say… A Hutch is Not Enough.