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housing, hutch is not enough -

Rabbit Awareness Week 2022 has arrived, and here at Runaround, we are excited! Not only is the annual welfare campaign now in its 16th year, the theme is “Room for Rabbits”.

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housing, hutch is not enough, rabbit -

Our rabbits have five welfare needs. These are the five things that need to be met to help keep them happy and healthy. One is the need for a suitable environment to live in. Rabbits need a home with lots of room to binky, explore, and complete all their natural behaviours. So what does great rabbit housing look like?

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When winter comes I sometimes sense an air of panic regarding rabbits who are kept outside. We relate their feelings to our own which to some extent is right but not entirely. Often a customer says - they are are sitting outside in the cold and I am worried about them! We would suggest the rabbit that has plenty of choice will know what suits them. The connections link different zones and a small space is quicker to warm up with two bunnies inside it. So a draught free small space is first on our list. This includes the den snug, top box and...

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We have had quite a few rabbits that lived long and well - no teeth operations or big vet bills fortunately. Many were mixed breeds as all were rescues but even with Polar (who does have a chronic eye issue we treat with drops) the life they lead seems to keep them in good condition. Firstly they are never short of grass. This is the abrasive which deals with the growing teeth and keeps them in check. We like to allow some free roaming time and we also move the runs as much as we can for fresh foraging. Grass...

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Heading to winter I guess many of us are considering the coming cold? It certainly isn't cold yet - especially not for rabbits. So long as they can move freely, cuddle up in a small space when sleeping and keep chomping hay and grass (and the odd autumn leaf) all day long! Our bunnies are not the same age, one being on the way to 12 years and the other half that but the older one moves the fastest. When we move the run (which encourages them to explore, exercise and therefore get warmer) we can let them roam. They have...

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