Just had to share this picture that was on Facebook. Some good advice and a cute bunny too.
British Bunnies invites rabbit rescue homes to highlight their homeless bunnies on the British Bunnies Facebook page. Every week each rescue home can post the details of up to 3 rabbits or 3 pairs of bonded rabbits and share their stories with potential new owners.
To simplify this for our users rescues from each area of the UK may only post on one specified day of the week:
Monday – England North – (East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, North West)
Tuesday – England South & Channel Islands – (East London, South East, South West, Channel Islands)
Wednesday – Northern Ireland
Thursday – Scotland
Friday – Wales
Good luck, hopefully this might help a homeless hopper or two.
Here’s a video showing a good way to build your own indoor cage for your bunnies. This is an American video but we have bought these tools in the past from B&Q. It is so easy to do, you can make any shape and size and get creative adding carpet squares for flooring and toys. Have you ever done this? Please share pictures on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
This is Flynn. Flynn’s story is long, so let me start at the beginning.
Flynn was your typical pet shop bunny. He was seen as a cute baby and brought for the children. At first, he was the best thing the kids had seen, but as time went on, Flynn was roughly handled as the children were not shown how to treat a rabbit, and he was forgotten about. He went days without being fed, or given any attention.
These people moved house into a property where they were not allowed pets, so dumped Flynn on a friend – his second owner. In this home, Flynn was confined to a hutch in the garden and once again, Flynn was forgotten about. Once again he went without food, this time for week long periods. This person admitted to forgetting she had him. The second owner’s friend grew concerned about Flynn’s welfare and eventually persuaded her to bring him indoors. This time he only went days without food.
The second owner had a dog who mothered Flynn and the dog had at least two phantom pregnancies due to mothering the rabbit. The dog also guarded the people from Flynn which as you can imagine, was very scary for Flynn as the dog would stand over him and growl at the people to get away. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the toddler in the home used to roughly handle Flynn and picked him up by the ears regularly.
The friends of the second owner begged us to help, which of course we agreed to. You may think Flynn is an older rabbit, perhaps 6+ just by looking at that skinny frame, poor condition and dull look in his eyes… well you would be wrong. This little boy is just two years old.
When the people left I had a good look over him. Not only is he skin and bone, but he is covered in running lice which was very uncomfortable for him. I held him close and told him everything was going to be ok now.
We are very lucky that Flynn hasn’t gone into gut statis, and quite frankly how he hasn’t is nothing short of a miracle. He wolfed down a big bowl of food and some hay. This little angel will be seen by our vet and we can do our best to bring him back to full health.
Once again, I am ashamed to be human. Flynn never asked to be born. He never asked to be passed around like an unwanted toy. All I can say now is that you are safe Flynn , and you will be for the rest of your days xx
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Meet Jessica. Isn’t she gorgeous, she has a real look of mischief too. Her picture was posted on our new Facebook forum recently with the following message:
I’m Jessica & I’m 4yrs old, I was in a rabbit rescue in Solihull & now I live in Battersea as a Happy house rabbit with my new friend Mini, I love digging in the garden & even though I may look very cute :0) I’m very naughty but that’s what I do best & loving every moment being free & not being caged.
I was very sad when we closed down the website forum. It was targeted by spammers and became very difficult to manage. I’m also disappointed in the new Facebook page restrictions that insist that you spend money to communicate to your page fans. British Bunnies has over 1200 fans but posts never reach all of them and this means that if an announcement is made, such as a myxi outbreak, some fans will never see it.
So I am delighted to have found a solution for our fans who are Facebook users.
I would like to invite you to join our Facebook group, now known as the ‘British Bunnies Forum’. Here you can post questions, share pictures, meet new bunny loving friends and generally communicate to a body of like minded people.
It is currently an open group with only two rules – 1/ no advertising/selling and 2/no discussion that promotes the breeding of rabbits.
As I know this message will not reach everybody initially so can I ask you to please share this with anybody you think would like to join the forum? Thanks.
Click here to reach the new forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BritishBunniesForum/