Rabbit Care

Top Tips for Caring for your Rabbit & Small Furries

Many people don't fully realise how tricky it is to keep a rabbit healthy and happy as a pet. So, we've compiled some useful links for looking after your bunnies.

Cost of owning a rabbit:
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/rabbits/the-cost-of-owning-rabbits

5 Welfare needs (general):
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/all-pets/5-welfare-needs

Diet:
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/rabbits/your-rabbits-diet
Do you know how to keep your rabbit healthy, and in tip top condition? Unbelievably, at least 85-90% of the rabbit’s diet should consist of hay, grass and dried grass. That is sometimes as much hay as the size of a rabbits body – every day! They also need a small amount of nuggets. You also need to make sure they have some vegetables as part of their diet and water should always be made available.

Environment:
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/rabbits/creating-the-ideal-home-for-your-rabbits

Companionship:
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/rabbits/giving-your-rabbit-the-company-it-needs

Behaviour:
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/rabbits/preventing-boredom-in-rabbits

Exercise:
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/rabbits/how-should-i-exercise-my-rabbit

Health:
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/rabbits/rabbit-health

Suitable places to get a rabbit:
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-of-your-pet/looking-after-your-pet/rabbits/getting-a-rabbit

Rabbit Awareness Week 

Rabbit Awareness Week takes place in June each year and in celebration of all things bunny. Click for more http://www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk

To book your pet a health check call your nearest surgery on:  

Sidcup: 020 8300 8080 or Abbey Wood: 020 8311 5990

* The health check Aspen Vets are offering will be carried out by an Aspen Vets nurse who will be unable to diagnose any health problems, this will require a chargeable appointment with the vet. The purpose of the free health check is to advise and encourage good health.