Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Another busy week coming up with projects at The Rabbit Sanctuary which is being inundated with calls and texts for abandoned rabbits. 

This is a time of year when people move house, change lifestyle, break up with partners, go overseas etc. The bunnies are a casualty of these situations sadly.

It's hot. I'll sleep with one ear in my water๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฐ


Monday, December 5, 2016


The best way to catch your pet rabbit is by treat training.

Teach him to come & he'll always come.

Chase & you'll always chase!

#rabbitcare #rabbittraining #howtocatcharabbit



Conditions for rabbit adoption:
I am a pet house rabbit and will only be allowed to be adopted by someone who will keep me and my friend inside their home nice and safe from predators and from biting insects and flies that carry the deadly rabbit diseases. Children never tire of their pet rabbits if the bunnies are kept in a playpen in the family area of the home.

Rabbit Adoption Accessories Needed with photos

Rabbit Play Pen

You can buy a playpen for $60 from Phil from Pet Homes on 0418 783 555. It will be delivered next business day.

Rabbit Hidey House

HoundHouse Rabbit House

Can be a simple cardboard box or a canvas RabbitHouse with sling base.

Consider buying a RabbitHouse to put in my playpen too please. Ring Phil from Pet Homes as above.

Rabbit Playpen Accessories

In your rabbit playpen you will also need:

Rabbit Litter Tray

A rabbit litter tray big enough for two rabbits is needed and pet litter with an odour smell reducer. You can also add a smell reducer to any pet litter. Rabbit poo doesn't smell but the urine does due to the ammonia in it.

Rabbit Hay Bag

A hay bag and hook to hang it off playpen just at end of litter tray. Coles have a hessian shopping bag with rope handles for $2.30.
Cut a rectangle hole in bottom front so the bunnies can get the hay.

Rabbit Food and Water Bowls

Ceramic food and water bowls ensure the rabbits can't tip them over. They are also easy to clean well so hygienic. Do not use water bottles. They can cut a rabbit's tongue. They can also stop working without you knowing if the ball gets stuck or rusty.

Rabbit Toys

A plastic ball toy with another ball and bell inside will delight a playful rabbit. Take it out at night though if you need your rest! 

Hay with sultanas hidden inside a cardboard toilet roll is good to give rabbits foraging time that they would normally have in nature.

Seagrass mat house that you make by joining them up with cable ties. Seagrass mats are $1 at Bunnings.

Rabbit Food Needed
Premium rabbit pellets (no pet shop mixes please)
Premium top grade lucerne hay and oaten hay mixed. A nice botanical hay can be added for extra pleasure and goodness.
For my daily treats please hand feed my veges bit by bit. No more than a half carrot and one kale leaf per day. My diet should be 80% hay.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Listen to Jazzie McMillan. Feel her passion. Share this post. Make this go viral. We are going to lose all our pet rabbits if we don't get the Govt to help us on this one issue. LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW

Jazzie MacMillan from The Rabbit Sanctuary Australia

In 2015 the Australian Government released a deadly rabbit virus without consideration of pet rabbit owners love for their pet bunnies and without consultation with vets or the pet industry.
Without a vaccine. The Government is breaking the law.
It is illegal to release a virus without a vaccine. It is killing people’s beloved pets.
1. There is a vaccine overseas. We want the Aust Govt to immediately allow its import. There is no cost to the government. Vets buy the vaccine. Users pay. Pet Rabbit Owners need that vaccine to protect their pets. We love our bunnies.
2. Thousands of pet rabbits have already died. Pet rabbit owners are living in fear of losing their beloved pets. If this were dogs and cats no-one would stand for it. Rabbit owners are in the minority but they love their rabbits as much if not more than dog owners love their dogs. It is wrong to release a virus that kills people’s pets without a vaccine. Very wrong. It shows that the Australian Government doesn’t care about its citizens.
3. The new virus known as RHD2 was ‘accidentally’ released by the Government in 2015. This was irresponsible. CSIRO scientists should be under stricter control. In 2017 the Government is planning to import yet another deadly rabbit virus that will kill pretty much all pet rabbits in Australia because it is carried by flies. There is no way we can keep flies away from our pets. There is no vaccine for this Korean calicivirus import. It could also jump to Australian native wildlife or other animals. There is some evidence of this happening overseas. The Korean virus is known as K5. There is also a recent report of a dog eating a rabbit infected with the virus and dying in Bathurst NSW

The Rabbit Sanctuary is asking everyone who cares about animals, about pet rabbit owners, about the Australian Environment to make a face to face appointment to see their local Minister of Parliament to ask the Government to stop the import of the Korean virus and to allow the importation of the vaccine that governments in other countries have provided for pet rabbit owners for the one they released last year.

Saturday, November 19, 2016


The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary is frequently in the local and national media.
Listen to Co-Founder Kim Cooney interviewed on Radio 2UE Talking Lifestyle. Here is the clip. She joined Dr Jo Righetti and David Prior on the "Talking Pets" segment to discuss rabbit rescue and how it is achieved. We received good feedback on this radio segment about the unique work of The Rabbit Sanctuary and the rabbit care information included.

Rabbit Care


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