Small Furries

Jax

Meet Jax!! A big 2 year old handsome chap looking for a friend to live with as he is quite lonely! He is neutered and has had his months waiting period, so is now ready to be mixed. He adores his food, and lets you know that you aren't cutting his cabbage quick enough!! As seen in the picture, this is what Jax loves to do! He doesn't want a hidey house, or a wooden bridge to sit under.. He loves to borrow under his blankets!! It took us a while to…

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Domino

Here we have 7 month old Domino!! A very sweet little lady with a crazy hairstyle!! Domino is a longhair which means her coat will need regular grooming to stop matts and tatts! She is a little bit nervous but is full of attitude!! Domino needs a little more work on being comfortable with being lifted. She can have a little nibble now and again, so watch the fingers!! When Domino has been cleaned out in the morning, she likes to race about and popcorn…

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Custard and Fringe

Custard and Fringe are now reserved These two adorable girls are appropriately named! Fringe is a beautiful long-hair, which means her coat will need to be well maintained. Custard is a fuzzy pig with zigzagging whiskers. Both can be timid until they settle in to a routine and get to know you but they are getting much better with being lifted and sitting on your lap for a stroke. This will still…

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Soya

Rabbit of the week! Soya is a 2 year old male, and this gorgeous boy is looking for a lady friend and a home to call his own! He is a white and brown Dutch rabbit with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is a sweet boy who likes to sit in the sun most of the day and relax. He can be a little timid but with time he comes out of his shell. If you think you can give this beautiful boy a loving…

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Phoebe

  Phoebe is a very pretty 3 year old female guinea pig.She is very friendly and loves to be cuddled. She will sit on your lap for ages telling you her stories and nibbling on some snacks. Unfortunately Pheobe has shown no interest in being friends with another piggy, so may have to be re-homed as a single pig. Phoebe is currently on medication for her health issues in her old age so…

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Guinness and Gizmo

  Guinness and Gizmo are a striking pair of male guinea pigs who have been recently re-admitted to the sanctuary through no fault of their own. Guinness is 3 and a half years old and is a lovely big chap who loves to sit on your lap in a cosy bed and give you kisses and nibbles. He also loves getting outside for a few hours, he can't resist munching on the tasty grass! Guinness is on daily medication, though this is not a hard task as he loves…

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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 done into the feeding and care of rabbits and guinea pigs. Willingness to provide the rabbits or…

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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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