Buddies for Bunnies

12th Jun 2016

Our nurses just love rabbits and are super excited about Rabbit Awareness Week this year.

Remember to book your bunnies in with us for a free health clinic, 20th – 24th June!

It doesn't matter if your rabbits have never been to us before, it's the perfect opportunity to get them health checked by the experts!

You’ll also get an information pack including food samples and a discount voucher for food and vaccinations.

Please contact us for further information or to book an appointment on 01858 462 839 or enquiries@ashtreevets.co.uk


Below are some tips from our nursing team to help you look after you rabbit.


Tip #1

Rabbits are social animals and companionship is crucial!

Many pet owners just don’t realise that solitude is very difficult for rabbits, so our nurses would like to encourage owners to consider suitable friends for their rabbits.

Visit the #BuddiesforBunnies webpage for more info: www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk


Tip #2

Rabbits are a prey species and will often hide the fact that they injured, ill or in pain. Ensure that you check your rabbit regularly for signs of illness or injury, and check nails and teeth.


Tip #3

Preventative healthcare is very important so regular check-ups at your veterinary practice, and necessary vaccinations, will keep your rabbit healthy.


Tip #4

90% of your rabbit’s diet should be made up of hay and grass – as much as the size of your rabbit. You should also give them a small amount of nuggets (20-25grams per kilogram of body weight). They should also have some leafy salad and water must always be available.


Tip #5

Rabbits that live together and are friends should travel together. If they are unable to do so, you should place familiar items in their carrier, such as; toys and used bedding.