Thursday, December 29, 2016

ADOPT A RABBIT

You can adopt a rabbit from The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Tweed Heads and the Northern Rivers.

We like our bunnies to be kept in a playpen in your home.

Meet Ghibli & Jasmin. They are cuddle bunnies looking for a loving home. Ghibli is very curious and is always there to greet you while Jasmin just loves you to pick her up and cuddle her. 

Please apply on our site if you can offer them a loving home as house rabbits. 










Saturday, December 24, 2016

HARES IN QLD NOT ILLEGAL

Hares are not illegal in Queensland

Why that is so...

Hares are not prohibited as exotic pets in any state or territory - hares are specifically excluded as an Invasive Animal under Schedule 1 Part 4 of the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014.. Find out more on this link.


It is not well known that hares are a different species to rabbits.

It is not well known that in Queensland the rabbit is illegal to keep as a pet.


Many people refer to Wild Rabbits as Hares. This is incorrect.

The Hare is from the same family as the rabbit but that's where the connection stops.

Hares as pets

Because hares are wild animals they can not be kept in a cage.

When we rescue a baby hare we hand feed him or her and train the tiny baby leveret to use a litter tray.  We rehome them to homes where they will be kept in a house as part of the family. They continue to use their litter tray and explore the home, sit on the lounge with the family and enjoy a hand fed treat and cuddles.


Adopting a baby hare (leveret)


We get quite a bit of enquiry from Queenslanders to adopt a baby hare known as a leveret.  This is because they are very like rabbits and are not illegal in Queensland as is the rabbit.  There is provision to select 'hare' in our adoption application form on our site.




Nikki O'Hare is an adult girl hare. She was hand raised by The Rabbit Sanctuary thanks to Foster Carer Marie Tuahine in Newcastle NSW. She now lives in Brisbane with her adopted mum Tracey Hoskings in her apartment. 




Friday, December 16, 2016

RABBIT LITTER TRAY

Rabbit Litter Trays come in various shapes & sizes

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. Remove wet litter daily. Replace with dry pet litter.

Position of rabbit litter tray

A rabbit litter tray should go in a corner. Rabbits naturally head for a corner to poo or wee.  Even in nature a rabbit will head for a corner like spot to toilet. 



 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ADOPT A RESCUE RABBIT

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 waterπŸ°πŸ’•πŸ°


 

Monday, December 5, 2016

HOW TO CATCH A RABBIT

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

RABBIT ACCESSORIES


RABBIT ACCESSORIES 
We want the bunnies inside for these reasons:
1. Away from insects
(Insects carry deadly rabbit viruses)
2. Safe from predators 
(Snakes, birds, dogs, cats)
3. To be part of the family
RABBIT PLAYPENS  
To set up an area for your rabbits in your home use Rabbit Playpens for the family room of your home so bunny is included as part of the family. 

This is the playpen we use and recommend:
Cost $60
Height 30"
Opening gate to walk into the pen
To order and have delivered next business day ring Phil on 
0418783555

Bunnies need to run a lot to keep their digestive system moving. Don't lock your bunny in a cage. Open the hutch door and let them move around in a large space - minimum 3mtrs x 3mtrs.

RABBIT ACCESSORIES  
LITTER TRAYS
One tray per rabbit is best and the bigger the better. 

HAY BAG
Hang on hook at end of litter tray.
Feed hay at the litter tray. Rabbits will spend time there munching & toiletting. 

HIDEY HOUSE
Rabbits need to have a place to hide. 
TUNNELS
Cat Tunnels make great hidey holes and imitate the rabbit's natural need for tunnels.
RABBIT CHEW TOYS
Gum tree branches with leaves to chew and they will crunch on leaves when dry. Keeps teeth trimmed & the eucalyptus tree oil keeps coat shiny & helps keep bunny free of internal & external parasites. Bunnies munch these daily at The Rabbit Sanctuary. 
PLAY TOYS
Plastic baby ball with bell inside from Target or pet store
Cat tunnel or child's play tunnel (fabric on wire)
Upturned plastic or wooden box to sit up on
TABLEWARE
One big ceramic bowl for water & 1 for pellets. Hay is fed on litter tray. Veges fed by hand. Bunny will look forward to this & come to you.
NAIL CLIPPERS
Small scissor types

Regards,
Kim Cooney
www.rabbitsanctuary.com.au
Sent from my iPhone
0416 062 947


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

VOICE FOR RABBITS ON RADIO

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


PET OWNERS GUTTED! GOVT VIRUS KILLING PETS!
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

Conclusion
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.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

POTTSVILLE TINY MINIATURE RABBITS FOR ADOPTION



Black Baby Mini Lop


Adopt cute tiny little house bunnies that love people, strokes and cuddles. 

We are looking for an indoor home.  These small Mini Lop baby rabbits are in Foster Care in Pottsville in Tweed Heads but we can deliver to other places. 

Apply to Adopt them on www.rabbitsanctuary.com.au using the Adoption Form.

#rabbitsanctuary #adoptarabbit #tinyrabbits #miniaturerabbits #minilops #rabbits #adoption #smallrabbit #Pottsville #Tweed #TweedHeads


Saturday, November 19, 2016

THE RABBIT RESCUE SANCTUARY ON RADIO 2UE

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.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

LITTLE PET RABBITS FOR ADOPTION

LITTLE BUNNIES NEED A HOME
Tweed Heads
Delivery available to most places. Must get a home before Sunday 20 November 2016. Our Foster Carer's landlord says no.


My name is Jon Snow and I am in need of a loving home! I am such a small bunny and under a year old, I am always crying out for attention and bow my head down to you as soon as you come near me as I love head rubs! I have a gentle loving heart and would love to share it with you. My friend Sansa would love to come with me too. πŸ°πŸ° I am much easier to care for when I am around my friend as she is my bf and keeps me company 


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

RABBIT FOSTER CARERS WANTED GRAFTON NSW

The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary requires Foster Carers in Grafton NSW or in fact anywhere in the Northern Rivers, Clarence Valley area.


Free Rabbit Foster Carer Kit Provided

We supply all the equipment required to care for a bunny or two in the Foster Carer's home.
We supply all vet costs and feed costs.
You can be a rabbit Foster Carer for a short time, emergency care or ongoing.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

RABBIT LITTER TRAY TRAINING

Everyone wants a house trained rabbit for a pet! Well as opposed to an untrained pet house rabbit that is!

Here are some tips to having a toilet trained pet rabbit in your home.

Bunny Toilet Corner

Rabbits will usually 'go' in a corner. Set up a special toileting corner for your bunny. It should have a hay bag or rack with yummy fresh hay to nibble on at toileting time which is pretty often!  If your bunny is a bit slow to use the tray add a small pellet dish just under or near the hay bag so that he has to enter the tray to eat his pellets. We have found this increases rabbit litter tray use.







Saturday, October 22, 2016

ZOE IS A SMALL DWARF RABBIT FOR ADOPTION

My name is Zoe.  I am a small dwarf rabbit. I am in Foster Care now in Port Macquarie.

I was once a much loved pet house rabbit. For some reason known only to hoomans that failed. I am a very feminine girly type of bunny that loves soft fabrics especially satin and lace.

I love to sit on a tiny kiddles chair for hours especially if my favourite pink pillow is on it.

I'm kinda cute because I am so very small and love to sit on your lap while being stroked or brushed.

I was born 31/8/13. 

My bunny boy friend is Hop Baxter. We were at The Rabbit Sanctuary in Grafton but now we are in Foster Care in Port Macquarie but can travel to a new home via our Bunny Runner volunteers or by plane to most airports. 
My microchip is 9001640013088
Vacc. 9/2/17. My sponsor is Anita Martin.

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.

Rabbit Adoption Accessories Needed
You can buy a playpen for $65 from Phil from Pet Homes on 0418 783 555. It will be delivered next business day.

Hound House Rabbit House Kennel

You will also need:
A rabbit litter tray big enough for two rabbits

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.

Ceramic food and water bowls

A plastic ball toy with another ball and bell inside

A hidey house which can be a cardboard box or 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.





HOP BAXTER

Black and White Mini Lop Boy Rabbit for Adoption
Black & White Mini Lop Boy Bunny Rabbit for Adoption
I was born 1/1/16. My bunny girl friend is Zoe.
I am in a special playpen in the reception area at The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary and love to meet and greet all the visitors.

I'm always at the fence ready to sit up for a treat. Yes! I'm a trick bunny that can sit up for any type of tasty treat!

I am a spotless house rabbit and use my litter tray perfectly and so does my little bunny friend Zoe. We are both pretty awesome house pet rabbits. Only problem is we don't have a house anymore. For reasons known only to hoomans we are orphans.

Even though we get the best of everything at The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary we are seeking a home and hoomans that will never abandon us or put us in a cage where we can't run and play.

Please share our posts (Zoe has a separate post) so that everyone in the whole of Australia sees us and how good we are and maybe they want a bunny or two and maybe they will adopt us and love us forever.

We are at The Rabbit Sanctuary in Port Macquarie but can travel to a new home. 
My microchip is 90016001308894
Vaccinated 14/2/17. My sponsor is Leesa Baxter. 


RABBITS EYES

Rabbits have an amazing view of the world. 

So many people wonder why their rabbit runs away from them when they go to touch him or her. 

The reason is often that they try to touch the rabbit on the front of the face. This is their 'blind spot'. 

A quick touch on the nose or between the eyes really frightens a rabbit because he or she couldn't see the hand coming.  Rabbit owners often ask how to pick up a rabbit. They wonder how to stop their rabbit running away from them. 

Picking up a Rabbit


  1. Stroke your rabbit to calm him or her
  2. Slide one hand under the rabbit's breast & one hand under the butt
  3. Lift 
The secret is not to squeeze the rabbit. If you do so he/she will kick and scratch.
Most undesirable rabbit behaviour is caused by incorrect human handling.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

VISIT THE RABBIT RESCUE SANCTUARY & ADOPTION CENTRE

SATURDAY IS A GREAT DAY TO VISIT THE RABBIT SANCTUARY
Hand feed all the bunnies, wander around the lawn pens and sit in the Big Rabbit Runs with the bunnies. Free to enter. Bring lots of kale to get the bunnies talking to you and the kids!
Meet Remo our Livestock Guardian Dog who Watches out for the Rabbits safety


Enjoy bunnies in a basket

Sit and watch free ranging rabbits

Cuddle a Bunny

People enjoying bunnies together

Groom a Bunny

Get to know our Rescue Rabbits
Send us a text that you are coming.


You might meet someone extra special

Family fun

Children love bunnies in a basket

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ADOPT A FRIENDLY RABBIT

Photo of Apollo the house trained rabbit
Adopt a Rabbit Adopt Apollo
APOLLO IS UP FOR ADOPTIONπŸ’™
He is such a good bunny. He is blind in one eye but you would never know. He is litter tray trained and gets on well with other bunnies and people. Apollo is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, parasite treated and vet checked. 


To apply please fill in our online adoption application form on this site. 


We recommend an indoor playpen with litter tray so that our bunnies are safe from insects carrying rabbit diseases released by the government and so they are inside as part of a family and not a forgotten caged pet in a yard. They are house trained to use a litter tray.

Friday, September 30, 2016

OCCA IS UP FOR ADOPTION

OCCA IS UP FOR ADOPTIONπŸ’™




Occa with his little white paw and white belt
Currently in Foster Care in Fairfield West in Sydney. Apply on our site to arrange to meet up with him.

Little black boy rabbit Occa was found in a park in Ashgrove Qld. 


He is happy not to be sleeping on the streets now but would love to go to an indoor home where he will be part of a family. He is about 1 year old and has very attractive markings. 

See his little white paws and white belt He is very cute but shy and will need a gentle owner. He comes right up to you very quickly for a treat and head rub. He is bonded with a lovely natured little girl bunny.

Occa is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, parasite treated and vet checked. To apply FILL IN ADOPTION APPLICATION on this site. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ADOPT

FROM OUR WOODLAND BUNNY RANGE COMES "CREATION"πŸƒπŸ°πŸƒ
Adopt this gentle Woodland Bunny as a house pet for your home! Apply on this site. All our bunnies are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, vet checked and parasite treated. All are returnable so no risk to you.


RABBIT RESCUE

RABBIT RESCUE 
Rescue doesn't mean damaged...

  • It means let down by humans...
  • It means they can be helped by humans

Adopt a Rabbit or Two! Be part of the solution. Train your children to be part of the solution.
Rescue Rabbits have been let down by humans

Thursday, September 15, 2016

BUNNY BAR RABBIT FEEDER

#BunnyBar made at The Rabbit Sanctuary. 100 bunnies have one. #RabbitFeeder  

Friday, September 9, 2016

CHOCOLATE BUNNY RABBIT FOR ADOPTION

TOP DECK & VANILLA
Both of them are sweet rabbits.
Top Deck loves pats, he's a little shy but leans in when getting a cheek rub.
Vanilla has a cheeky and inquisitive personality and loves to know what's going on. We require an indoor home with a playpen & accessories. Apply on www.rabbitsanctuary.com.au



Friday, September 2, 2016

AGOUTI GIRL RABBIT IS UP FOR ADOPTION

BYRON is up for adoption to an indoor home where they will be part of the family. 

We recommend an indoor playpen with litter tray. Apply to adopt any of our rescue rabbits on our website.  Price is a donation of your choice. All bunnies are Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, parasite treated. Our rabbits are 100% returnable or can be swapped. 

UP FOR ADOPTION


Honey Bunny & Floppity Loppity are available for adoption.

Gentle small pair of black rabbits are up for adoption to an indoor home where they will be part of the family. 

We recommend an indoor playpen with litter tray. Apply to adopt any of our rescue rabbits on our website.  Price is a donation of your choice. All bunnies are Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, parasite treated. Our rabbits are 100% returnable or can be swapped. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

ADOPT GILLY

BABY GILLY IS UP FOR ADOPTIONπŸ’™

Photo of Gilly a baby boy rabbit for adoption
GILLY IS A BABY BOY BUNNY RABBIT FOR ADOPTION
BABY BUNNIES πŸ’™πŸ’–We have baby bunnies available for adoption and they are located at Ocean Shores NSW. We can transport to most places including LISMORE. Indoor homes only. We recommend a playpen in the family area of your home.
All baby bunnies will come with a Desexing Package. Apply using our Adoption Form on here.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

BO BUNNY UP FOR ADOPTION


BO BUNNY IS UP FOR ADOPTION πŸ’™
He will go to a very good loving home as an indoor house rabbit. He is tame, friendly and loves people. He is a mini lop boy bunny with soft grey ears and nose. Bo is Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, parasite treated and vet checked. To apply fill in our online application form on our website.