Animal Resources

How to keep happy rabbits

About Rabbits

Lifespan: 8-12 years

Enclosure size: at least 70 square feet, on one level, 24 hours per day

Groups of more than two will need a larger enclosure

Time requirements: 2 hours daily

Must not be kept alone

Must be neutered to prevent cancer risk and hormonal issues

Here our some of our tips to ensure your rabbits are happy, safe and content. 

How much time and money do rabbits need?

Allow at least 2 hours per day for play and interaction plus daily cleaning and feeding. Enclosure cleaning and rearranging (which will need to be done around once per week) can also take over an hour depending on size and the number of rabbits in the group.

Rabbits can be fed quite cheaply if you are able to forage for rabbit safe plants, grow your own herbs or buy in bulk. Buying greens and herbs from the supermarket can create a notable increase in your monthly food bill. 

Hay costs can add up quickly and you could be spending £30 per month on hay for a pair of rabbits. 

Rabbits are prone to health problems such as digestive problems such as GI stasis and teeth issues. They are highly likely to need veterinary attention at some point over the course of their life span. These appointments and treatments are just as expensive as a dogs or cats would be and you should be prepared for a £500 – £1000 vets bill if your bunny is taken unwell and you’re not insured.

Enrichment for rabbits doesn’t have to be fancy custom made tunnels and expensive toys. Dig boxes can be made cheaply using paddling pools or storage boxes, rope and toilet roll tubes can keep them just as busy if you are creative!

Adoption Process

Contact us

Contact us either by email, Facebook or by filling in a contact form stating a bit about yourself, which animal(s) you’d like to apply for and your background. 

Complete forms

If we think you might be a good fit, we will send you a link to our online application form to learn more about the home you have to offer.

Home check

If your applications look okay we will  need photos of your intended set up at this stage. This will be followed up by an in person or virtual home check.