Competition – Free Listing

July 23rd, 2014

British Bunnies has a directory listing boarding accommodation available in the UK for your rabbits. The list is growing steadily and any business offering safe boarding or house sitting may email lorna@britishbunnies.co.uk to have their details added for free.

The directory offers the option to ‘enhance’ your listing. This means that your business will always appear at the top of the list in your area and will include full details of what you offer and how you can be contacted.

Today on Facebook British Bunnies is offering one FREE enhanced listing. All you have to do is comment on our Facebook competition status with your business name. This competition closes at mid day on the 24th of July 2014 and is in no way affiliated with Facebook.

If you are not a fan on Facebook, take a look, but if you don’t use it at all you can email lorna@britishbunnies.co.uk

Good Luck.

Beautiful Big Ears

July 9th, 2014

Such beauty.

Beautiful Ears

Best Friends

July 8th, 2014

Do your pets get on as friends? Why not share your pictures with us on our Facebook or Twitter pages and tell us a bit about them.

Best Friends.

Take note!

July 7th, 2014

Rabbit Awareness Week

May 14th, 2014

Rabbit Awareness Week – 10th to 18th May 2014

May 12th, 2014

Have you heard about Rabbit Awareness Week? Taking place from the 10th to the 18th of May, the event aims to raise awareness of the neglect that many pet rabbits in the UK are subject to.

Support Adoption For Pets are a pet adoption charity who work to give abandoned and homeless animals a second chance at happiness, passionate about helping pets in need. Naturally, they think that Rabbit Awareness Week is a fantastic idea and want to help raise awareness as much as possible.

There are currently 1,552 local events taking place in Rabbit Awareness Week, including free rabbit health checks at selected veterinary practices and other events at pet shops and rescue centres. Schools are also being encouraged to join in on the action, with the organisers providing rabbit resources for lessons, with the possibility of getting experts into schools to give talks and presentations on rabbit welfare.

The awareness week centres itself around five key pillars of rabbit welfare – diet, environment, behaviour, company and health. The organisers hope to educate all rabbit owners about the importance of each individual area, in order to ensure the best possible life for pet rabbits. The event encourages rabbit owners to ‘change one thing’ – as even making just one easy alteration to the care given to your pet rabbit can make a massive difference to their welfare.

For example, ensuring that your pet rabbits’ are getting plenty of good quality hay can make a huge positive impact on the diet of your rabbits’, helping to improve their overall welfare.

Also, many rabbit owners leave their rabbit alone in a hutch, without realising that this actually leads to a very miserable life for the rabbit, due to their incredibly social nature. Rather, rabbits should ideally live in friendly pair or groups in order to satisfy their complex social needs.

In addition to this, pet rabbits should be given the opportunity to get loads of exercise – wild rabbits roam around territory that is equivalent to around 30 tennis courts! Running around in large spacious areas helps to keep rabbits fit and healthy, and so you should aim to provide your rabbit with a large run or exercise area in addition to their hutch, in order to facilitate this exercise.

Everyone at Support Adoption For Pets are really excited about Rabbit Awareness Week 2014 (see their blog post about rabbits! http://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/blog/rabbiting-rabbits/), and hope that it will be able to make a real difference to rabbits’ lives all around the country. More details can be found on the Rabbit Awareness Week website (http://www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk/), which provides information on how you or your organisation can get involved in the week, as well as facts about all of the five key pillars of rabbit welfare.

Happy Easter

April 17th, 2014

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BB-Berkeley Print Competition Winner Announced

April 6th, 2014

Congratulations to Linda McDowell who has been chosen by a random generator as the winner of this weeks competition.  Linda will be sent the beautiful BB-Berkeley print featuring rabbits decorating their environment.  Thank you very much to everyone who entered the competition and a big thank you to BB-Berkeley for providing such a lovely prize.

Linda, I look forward to hearing from you soon so that I can sent out your new print.

Competition Time

March 29th, 2014

Spring is almost here and we thought it would be nice to start the season with a little competition.

BB Berkeley Mural (400x322)

This simple competition is sponsored by BB-Berkeley, a company set up and run by the very talented artist Nicola Bell.  BB-Berkeley design and create beautiful murals and art work, each one unique and stunning.

BB-Berkeley Prints

Recently BB-Berkeley produced some adorable paintings featuring rabbits in unusual situations and now they are also available in print.  Would you like one?

BB-Berkeley BB Prize (400x400)

One lucky British Bunnies fan can win this delightful print by BB-Berkeley and it is soooo simple to enter.  All you need to do is:

+ Visit Facebook, ‘Like’ the British Bunnies Facebook page

+ On the British Bunnies page, find the picture immediately above, ‘Like’ it and comment on the picture

+ Visit Facebook and ‘Like’ the BB-Berkeley Facebook page

That’s it, it’s that easy.  If you are not a Facebook fan, you can comment on our Twitter competition post or e-mail British Bunnies directly at lorna@britishbunnies.co.uk.  Please name any emails BBCompetition.

Competition Closes Saturday 5th of April 2014, 5pm.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random.  Good Luck.

To find out more about the work of BB-Berkeley you can visit their website page and check out their fun blog and gallery http://www.bb-berkeley.com.

British Bunnies Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BritishBunnies

BB-Berkeley Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bbberkeley

Subscribe To The British Bunnies Blog – RSS Feed

March 2nd, 2014

You can subscribe to our blog by clicking here: http://www.britishbunnies.co.uk/blog/feed and hitting subscribe. This will help you to keep up to date with what we are up to. And don’t forget, you can contribute too. Send stories and/or photos to lorna@britishbunnies.co.uk.

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