Saturday, February 25, 2017

RABBITS IN QLD

Keeping Rabbits in Queensland

While it is illegal to keep a pet rabbit in Queensland which is very well known now, there is still confusion amongst vets and the public about whether or not a veterinarian in Queensland can legally see and treat a pet rabbit if one is presented to their clinic. 

A Vet Treat a Pet Rabbit in Queensland

It is not a direct offence for a veterinarian to treat an illegally kept pet that is restricted matter such as a rabbit, as the owner of the pet has legal responsibility for the animal. The veterinarian may choose to advise the owner of the possible repercussions of illegally keeping a declared pest animal. Animals can be seized and destroyed under the Act and the owner may be prosecuted. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

GIANT RABBITS FOR ADOPTION

Giant Pet Rabbits for Adoption

One of the most delightful pets you can have is a giant pet rabbit. We have some beautiful giant pet rabbits for adoption. You can apply on our website using our adoption application form. 

Below are some photos of our current giant rabbits that are available for adoption including CUDDLES and a USAGI. 

CUDDLES IS VERY CUDDLY





 
 
 


 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MELBOURNE RABBIT FOSTER CARERS WANTED

We urgently need Rabbit Foster Carers in Melbourne

We have a bunny in great need of a Foster Carer in Craigieburn Victoria.

If you would like to join The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary as a Foster Carer in Melbourne text Kim on 0416 062 947.

We can supply you with indoor rabbit care equipment as a Foster Carer.

This little girl rabbit is now safe. We are looking for Foster Carers in Melbourne. 


Sunday, February 5, 2017

RHODES GRASS HAY FOR RABBITS

FEEDING RHODES GRASS HAY TO RABBITS

Rhodes Grass Hay (Chloris gayana) is best if it is young hay, about 4 weeks old at most (15% protein) Protein falls as the hay gets older in the bale (9% average)

Image of Rhodes Grass Hay in Australia
The leaves of the Rhodes Hay contain the most nutrients. The first cut of the hay in the paddock yeilds the most leaves and is the most nutritious hay. This will be known as prime or premium top quality hay and is most expensive.  

All rabbits need nutrients as well as roughage or fibre in their hay. Newer hay is always best. As hay is stored in sheds it becomes dry and not as tasty and can become dusty or soiled by rats. 

Rhodes Hay is low in sugar which is good for rabbits however it should not be the only hay fed because although it is a good fibre source it is not high in nutritional value unless very fresh. Even when fresh it should be fed with a good quality pellet to balance the nutritional intake for rabbits. Trials with rabbits overseas showed that if given a choice, rabbits prefered other hays. (Reference:  Feedipedia.org)


Baby rabbits, growing young rabbits and pregnant or lactating rabbits  need a high protein and high calcium hay like Lucerne Hay for growth and calcium for good bones.  

Hay should be fed from a rack or hay bag hanging at the end of their litter tray. This keeps hay clean and allows them to 'pluck' at the hay rather than just collect it from the ground. In nature the rabbit has to work hard to pluck and pull the grass from the ground. This aides their digestion. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

MELBOURNE RESCUE RABBIT

Melbourne Craigiebourne Rescue Rabbit for Adoption. 

Sky has nowhere to go. We need a temporary Foster Carer. Can you help us? 

She is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, vet checked. Her poor little ear was damaged but is mended now. 

She is gentle and cuddly with beautiful blue eyes. 



 

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