Rabbits

Monty & Milo

Monty and Milo have been reserved. Monty and Milo are two adorable brothers who are only a year old. They have been vaccinated and castrated. These two adorable little boys are incredibly friendly and loving, they will always come over to be petted or to take a nice treat. Monty does like to partake in a bit of 'escaping' and can be partial to spending 5-10 minutes hidden in a bush! Milo is very well behaved and…

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Gromit & Pip

Gromit is a big lad, he is a French Lop and is about 3 years old. He has been castrated and vaccinated. Gromit is a lovely big lad with a cheeky personality! He has been unwell recently but is on the road to recovery now. Gromit previously had a friend who was a Continental Giant, sadly he passed away due to heart failure. He does have trouble with his eyes and has suffered with a stubborn chest infection. His eyes need cleaned daily, which he isn't…

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Gizmo & Fanta

Gizmo arrived here on Christmas eve after spending a week at City Vets, Belfast where he was handed in as a stray. He is a friendly boy who loves to explore and get himself in or on things he shouldn't! Gizmo has been vaccinated and castrated. We estimate Gizmo to be around 2 years old. Fanta originally came in to us with her sister Dara, but following a fight they fell out and we were unable to reintroduce them. Fanta has proved challenging as she…

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Beans & Fiver

Beans and Fiver were born at Assisi on the 20th March 2013. Remember the snow?! Their mum, Cairenn arived here on the 17th March (St Patricks Day) and decided that once the snow hit that was a good time to have her babies! She had 7 and all of them survived. These two and another sister Pip are the last ones left from Cairenn's litter. Fiver, the boy, is the most outgoing and friendly, he is usually the first to come over and investigate and raid…

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Are you interested in learning about rabbits?

We are now offering 'Rabbit Care Workshops' on site here at Assisi. These are open to novice and experienced rabbit owners alike. We also welcome those who are still in the 'considering getting a pet rabbit' stage too! Taking part in these workshops is an ideal way to get an idea of what is actually involved in keeping pet rabbits. We will show you how to handle a rabbit correctly, groom, clip nails and teach you how to understand what your rabbit…

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Fanta & Dara

Dara is a very special girl, she is 3 years old and has been in and out of the Sanctuary a couple of times. Recently she fell out with her sister, Fanta, and they had to be separated. It was found that both rabbits were unwell which had resulted in their relationship breakdown. We were unsuccessful in trying to reintroduce them. Dara has a very low tolerance for other rabbits now and we have been unable to find her a suitable friend. Despite numerous…

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Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde are brother and sister who arrived with us last year after their elderly owner could no longer look after them. They spent a bit of time in a foster home as they needed to lose a lot of weight! These two are both around 5 years old now and have been vaccinated and neutered. They make a brilliant pair of rabbits as they are full of life and character! Bonnie is the cheeky one who will investigate first, Clyde is a little less confident.…

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Helping rabbit mothers and babies in a sanctuary situation…

So far this year we have had a large number of young rabbits through our doors, including two does and their litters of kits. These rabbits require extra special care as coming into a sanctuary is a very stressful time for a rabbit, let alone one who has a litter of tiny babies to worry about too. We like to keep things as quiet and settled as possible for our mothers, we don't handle them unless we have to and during the day they are allowed to…

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Feeding your rabbit…

Rabbits are herbivores and are designed to eat little and often. Rabbits have a very complex digestive system and any imbalance, no matter how minor, can cause illness. Rabbits under 16 weeks of age are especially susceptible to gut complaints as their digestive system is still getting used to solid food. Care needs to be taken when introducing any rabbit to a new food. When adopting or purchasing a rabbit be sure to feed the same type of food that…

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Housing your rabbit…

In the words of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, 'A hutch is not enough...' Rabbits need a lot of space to move and run about in. They do not like to feel confined and squashed into a small space, as they are prey animals and need to feel like they have somewhere to run to. The minimum accommodation any rabbit should have is a 6ft x 5ft x 2ft double storey hutch, with at least a 4ft x6ft run. ¬†Anything smaller than this is inadequate, even…

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