Small Furries

Rhino and Bangs

Meet Rhino and Bangs, two newly admitted piggies to the sanctuary. Both piggies are approximately 2 years old and are currently entire males. Rhino is a grey and White Abyssinian Piggy and Bangs is a White Abyssinian Piggy. Upon being in their new accommodation this short while, Bangs comes across as a very confident piggy, wanting to investigate immediately and wondering if we have food to give him! Rhino is a little more reserved, but hopefully…

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Batman and Boris

Meet Batman and Boris!  These two lovely piggies are two brilliant neutered males at approximately 2+years old. Batman is a black and grey coloured Guinea with a few white specks, where-as Boris is a brown and tan coloured piggy. Both Boris and Batman have problems with their teeth, this means they need to be monitored in regards to how much they are eating, and also weighed regularly to make sure they are gaining. Batman does need to gain some…

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Wagner and Tomlin

Meet Wagner and Tomlin! Two unusual residents for us here at Assisi. Wagner and Tomlin are two very cute 2 year old male Degus! They have recently been admitted to Assisi, so we are still seeing their little personalities come out, but they have adapted to their move very well. Wagner is the bigger of the two, more brown in colour and initially was than Tomlin, however, now that they have both settled into routine here at the sanctuary, Tomlin has…

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Assisi Rabbit and Guinea Pig Unit – New Build!

Although many of our rescue buns and pigs will be rehomed from the Sanctuary, some may stay with us for life. Many elderly or unwell rabbits are given to rescues as looking after them becomes difficult and expensive. We want to ensure that we are providing excellent housing for our long-term residents as well as the temporary ones!

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Teddy and Felix

**Teddy and Felix are now reserved** Teddy and Felix are two neutered male piggies at around 6-7 months old now. These two piggies still need a bit of handling experience as they are still young and slightly skittish. Teddy and Felix are two very independent piggies that love to investigate and play with new toys. They will take some time to adjust and settle into a new environment and routine,…

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Jack

Meet Jack, a male pig at approximately 2 years old. Jack will be neutered this week, so will have to do his months wait before being mixed with any potential female friends. Jack will need some time spent for him to become confident with a new person, though he seems to fall into a routine without too much hassle. Jack already knows the sound of a veggie bag, and will wheep for his greens!!  If you feel you could offer Jack a home with a friend,…

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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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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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