Q. IS A BUNNY RIGHT FOR ME/MY FAMILY?
A bunny is a lifetime commitment as they can live anywhere between 6-14 years. They can poop up to 200 times a day, and their housing/toilet needs cleaning daily. They are sociable animals so they need constant companionship, love, and attention. If a house-bunny, you need to know they like to gnaw at things like cables, skirting boards, etc. You need to really do your research and ensure that you/your children/family are ready for this kind of commitment and responsibility.
Q. ARE THE BUNNIES SOCIALISED?
All our bunnies are handled every day from birth till they leave to join their new home. They will be used to being petted and held by both adults and children to ensure they are well socialised. However, it is common that some bunnies will not like to be picked up, this is because they prefer to have their feet on the ground. But most love to be stroked/petted.
Q. SHOULD I GET ONE OR TWO BUNNIES?
Bunnies are sociable animals and need companionship. It is generally recommended to get two bunnies. They tend to live longer, be healthier, and are happier with a mate. A male and female pair work best. However, if you would prefer to only have the one, ensure that they get loads of love, attention, and mental stimulation (through toys, playing outside, etc.) then your bunny should be fine on their own.
Q. DO GIRLS OR BOYS MAKE BETTER PETS?
It’s often a misconception that girls are better than boys in the rabbit world. The contrary is actually true. Boys can generally be more laid back, calm, and more affectionate than girls. Whereas girls can at times get a little feisty. However, as mentioned below, both can get a little hormonal, and neutering is the best remedy for this.
Q. SHOULD I GET MY BUNNY NEUTERED?
As bunnies mature they can become aggressive and/or territorial due to their hormones. Neutering helps to calm them down and stops them from “marking their territory”. It also helps to prevent cancers. It is important to neuter your bunnies if you have an opposite-sex pair, especially if they are siblings as they shouldn’t mate! Males (bucks) can be neutered at 4 months and females (does) can be neutered from 5 months, but please do check with your vet first. Ideally, you want to keep the bunnies apart until this has happened as bunnies can become sexually mature at a young age. If the buck is going to be neutered it is advisable to keep them apart for at least 6 weeks as there are reports that the sperm can stay alive in the penis for up to 6 weeks after neutering. Read our post HERE for more information.
Q. HOW CAN I BOND MY BUNNIES?
Bunnies from birth to 14 weeks don’t need to be “bonded” as they will naturally take to each other. But if you are adding a bunny to the one you already have it is very important to bond them because bunnies can become territorial and fight if they are not. There are many different methods on how to do this, so you need to find a method that works right for you, your space, and your bunnies. The RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) website has a great section on how to do this. So take some time and check them out before you get your bunnies. If you have any questions, please ask. https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/
Q. WHAT TYPE OF HUTCH SHOULD I GET?
Rabbits need a living area, to relax, eat and sleep, and run to exercise, play, and explore. The living area (e.g. a large hutch) needs to have a darkened sheltered area for sleeping and a separate area for eating, toileting, and relaxing. It should be as large as possible: big enough for your rabbit to lie down and stretch comfortably in all directions, high enough for your rabbit to stand up on their back legs without their ears touching the top. Read our post HERE for more information.
Q. ARE THE BUNNIES VACCINATED?
All our breeding bunnies are vaccinated however the babies are not. This is the responsibility of the new owner and should be done once a year. This should be done at your earliest opportunity.
Q. I WANT TO RESERVE A BUNNY, WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP AND WHAT DO I GET?
If you wish to secure a bunny with us, a non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your chosen bunny. The reminder will be paid via cash/transfer on the day of collection. If you have any more questions please feel free to drop us a message and we will answer you as quickly and as best we can. See our Available Bunnies page to see those that are ready to reserve.