Small Furries

Ghost and Pumpkin

Say Hello to Ghost and Pumpkin! Two newly admitted Guinea Piggies to the sanctuary! These guys are both neutered male piggies and are very bonded with each other. I'm sure you can tell who is who, but just for clarification! Ghost is the white long haired piggy and Pumpkin is the Long curly haired Black piggy, with a big splodge of Orange on his face! They are both approximately between 1 and 2yr old. Ghost has…

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Bones and Yikes

Bones and Yikes are now reserved! Meet Bones and Yikes! Two newly admitted Chinchillas to the sanctuary. They are both male Chinchillas, and very much bonded with each other, so must not be separated. Bones is the white Chin, whilst Yikes is the Grey Chin. We do not have an exact age on these Chins, however they are definitely an older pair. These guys would…

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Attilla and Julius

Julius and Attila are now reserved! Say Hello to Attilla and Julius! Attilla is a long wire haired brown Guinea Piggie, and Julius is a Ginger Long Haired Piggie. They are both neutered! Attilla is a more confident pig than Julius, however still quite nervous. We are working to get them more used to being handled, however this will still take some time. They…

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Harry

Harry is now reserved  Harry is a lovely 4 year old neutered male Guinea Pig! He is black, tan and white in color! Harry has been a little shy since admission at the sanctuary, however he is slowly starting to come out of his shell! Whilst he is a little skittish about the initial picking up, he is great once held and…

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Adopting an Assisi Rabbit or Guinea Pig

Thinking of adopting an Assisi Rabbit or Guinea Pig...? Here is a rundown of what we do and don't expect from you... What do we expect...? From every potential owner we expect: A passion for rabbits and guinea pigs. An understanding of the level of care needed by small animals. Research to have been…

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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(L) x 5ft(H) x 2ft(D) double storey hutch, with at least a 4ft x 8ft run.  Anything smaller than this is inadequate,…

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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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Don’t see the rabbit you are looking for..?

Get in touch! We have nearly 30 rabbits on site currently and it can be difficult to keep up to date. So why not give us a call or send an email and see what we have. We always have a large range of rabbits, they vary in colour, breed, age and personality! Often we have rabbits in foster homes as well, so if we don't have anybody suitable on site, we may have somebody suitable living in a foster home! You can call us on 028 9181 2622 or email cerys@assisi-ni.org.

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Have you ever considered a rabbit..?

Have you ever considered having a couple of rabbits as pets..? Many people have rabbits as a small child and often the only memory that sticks with them is being bitten! Have a think for a moment and remember the rest... Watching the rabbits run up and down the garden sprinting and leaping all over the place... Watching two rabbits cuddle up together in the hay, taking turns to wash the other one's face... Having…

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