Rabbit Interactive – Dr Anne McBride’s lecture

We’d like to share with you some of the things we learned at the RWAF Conference in Edinburgh over the weekend Dr Anne Mcbride’s lecture on behaviour started the conference for the owners – she started off by making us all think about how rabbits have evolved in our culture to where they are now and how we have created different breeds that may have welfare concerns. One of the most interesting parts of her talk explained how domestic rabbits will react to the shillouette of a hawk and flee, but not to the shillouette of a goose, which they instinctively know is not a predator. Clever bunnies. We think that this shows that domestic rabbits have the same instincts and the same needs as their wild relatives and need to behave in the same ways. A Hutch Is Not Enough