Richard’s RAW interview on BBC Cambridge

Rabbit Awareness Week is a wrap! There was a huge amount of coverage and brilliant feedback. You can still listen to Richard’s interview here:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08ml8gv It starts at 1 hour 11 mins in.

Animal Welfare Officer’s Annual Report 2020

working with Report regarding Animal Welfare Officer’s work for the period 2020 Introduction 2020 was a very unusual year for everyone, and the work that I would normally undertake was massively impacted by the three 2020 Lockdowns, and the huge impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on how people lived their lives. However, far from reducingRead More

Are Christmas trees safe for rabbits?

We’ve been contacted a few times regarding a post that suggested giving old Christmas trees to bunnies. We have this update from Richard: “While chewing on the bark wont necessarily do rabbits any harm (unless it has been treated with fire retardants etc), we do not recommend allowing access to Christmas Trees for rabbits. TheRead More

Beware of OTC bloat treatments

Here at the RWAF we are often asked about over-the-counter (OTC) medications for rabbits with gastrointestinal disorders, such as bloating. The two products generally discussed are simethicone and dimethicone and, less commonly, gripe water. Simethicone and dimethicone are types of medication known as surfactants, rather than drugs as such. The way that surfactants work isRead More

A Hutch is Not Enough and Preloved listings

The Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF) launched our A Hutch is Not Enough campaign a few years ago now but we would like to remind everyone why we did it and let everyone know about a welcome move by Preloved, the classified ads listing site. What does A Hutch is Not Enough mean? ARead More

Covid-19 and vaccinations

Dear Rabbit Owner This is an update of our previous advice on rabbit veterinary care at this difficult time. The BVA (British Veterinary Association)/RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) have advised veterinary practices to carry out case by case risk assessments on when to see animals in person (other alternatives being phone or video consulting).Read More

Campaign Update Autumn 2020

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Space We have had a lot of enquiries recently about our minimum space recommendations for rabbits, so we thought it would be helpful to clear up any confusion. • Our minimum recommendations Our recommended living area forRead More

Autumn 2020 Rabbiting On – is your membership up to date?

We’ve got another super issue of Rabbiting On just about ready to share with our members, terrific topics, from making sure your rabbits are happy, through breed specific problems to the latest advice on sore hocks (pododermatitis) with so much more in between. Check that your subscription is up to date and if not, youRead More

Win an £500 amazon voucher!

We’ve partnered with Gyfters to help us raise vital funds for our work. Gyfters is the UK’s first dedicated incentivized charitable fundraising competition website. Dedicated to raising funds for UK charities through competitions, prize draws, and online raffles. Fully vetted and authorized to run online competitions dedicated to charitable fundraising. Gyfters have chosen us toRead More