Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rescue Rabbit Tweed Heads

Little rescue rabbit Phoenix is the best bunny pet out. She is so gentle and not a bit worried about being handled by people. She is used to children as she was raised on her rescue rabbit mum in a home with three toddlers in Tweed Heads. She loves to sit with people in the Loungeroom. She and her twin sister are looking for an indoor home together. Both are the same gentle temperament, house trained.  Apply on our site on the Adoption page. Bunnies are Desexed vaccinated microchipped vet checked good teeth healthy. They are priceless so we simply ask a donation of your choice to help us with our rabbit rescue, rehabilitation & Rehoming charity. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Rabbit Rescue Foster Carers

We need Foster Carers in Tweed Heads and surrounding areas. Volunteers please apply using the Volunteer form on our site. If you are thinking about adopting rabbits then Fostering is a good way to start with our equipment and support. If you would like to have a chat about it you can text 0416062947 and request a call to discuss being a Rescue Rabbit Foster Carer

Monday, May 23, 2016

Basket Handling Rabbits


Pet rabbits should be handled by children using a basket with a bit of soft padding in it. Children don't have the strength or dexterity to correctly lift and hold or carry a rabbit. The shallow basket is a tool that enables them to cuddle and pet their rabbit without risking scratches or dropping it.

Parents take note!  If rabbits are picked up incorrectly they will scratch, kick and bite. Read this article to find out how to use cane baskets to make rabbit handling safe for bunnies and children.

Rabbits can be easily trained to hop into a cane basket.  
Here is how:

  • First train your rabbit to come for a treat
  • Hold a treat near the basket and call the bunny then drop the treat into the basket
  • Make sure the basket is steady by pressing down on the handle because if it falls over he will run
  • Once the bunny is confident you can lift up the basket and put it down with the bunny in it
By now your bunny should be ok if you lift the basket to a table or chair and interact with him/her


Rabbit for adoption Newcastle

The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary has a rabbit for adoption in Newcastle. Her name is Miss Prissy and she is shy, gorgeous, and a wonderful little pet that would make any bunny owner happy. She is housetrained and uses a letter tray. We are looking for an indoor home where she will be part of a family or a single person's pet. To apply to adopt her or any of our rescue rabbits please use our online form on our site. Our rabbits are Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, vet checked, parasite treated, and litter tray trained house rabbits. We only adopt to indoor homes and require them to be kept in a playpen in the home.

Baby Rabbits for Adoption Sydney

Both abandoned as tiny bunny rabbit kittens in Sydney they have blossomed into perfect indoor pets.

Chai & Princess are adorable baby rabbits that have been raised in a family home in our Foster Carer Program. They are house trained to use a litter tray. Our adoption package includes desexing, microchip, vaccination. All rabbits have a vet health and teeth check. Apply to adopt these or a choice of over 100 rabbits on our application form on this site.
Price: our rescue rabbits are priceless so we ask a donation of your own choice. 
View in Sydney near Mascot or we can deliver to most places by road or air.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rabbits for Adoption Grafton

Hello to folk in Grafton NSW. We have over 150 rescue rabbits for adoption to good homes.

Adopt a rabbit in Grafton NSW

Fill in our online adoption application form on this link. We will then send you photos of the rescue rabbits and make an appointment for you to visit to see the them and choose the ones you would like to have in your own home.

Due to the release of the new strain of calicivirus by the government we are adopting to homes where the rabbits will live inside the home. We also believe that rabbits should have a friend so we offer pairs of rabbits for adoption.

We do have single rescue rabbits available too for those that want to adopt a friend for their own rabbit.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rex Rabbit for Adoption Sydney NSW

Beautiful rescue Rex House Rabbit is in need of a loving home. He has the beautiful gentle nature of the Rex Rabbit and the soft velvet coat. His name is Tiger. He is at The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary in Grafton and can be delivered to other places such as Sydney, Newcastle, Tweed Heads, Central Coast, Forster and all other towns. We ask a donation of your choice.

4 Beautiful pet rabbits in need of home in Kingscliff NSW


We have baby rabbits for adoption in Kingscliff NSW near Tweed Heads. They come with a free desexing package including vaccination, microchip, parasite treatment, vet health check and ear tattoo. We ask a donation of your own choice. Visit them at our Foster Carer's home. Fill in our online adoption application form on this link. We will then send you photos of the babies and make an appointment for you to visit to see the baby rabbits and choose the ones you would like to have in your own home.

Due to the release of the new strain of calicivirus by the government we are adopting to homes where the rabbits will live inside the home.

Sunday, May 8, 2016


Bushy has been with us at The Rabbit Sanctuary for quite a while. We hope that someone comes along soon that will take this playful bunny into their home and heart. 

Hoppy Mothers Day to Bunny Mums

We wish all the Bunny Mums a very happy day today.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Co-Founder of The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary was recently awarded Australian of the Day by the Commonwealth Bank and Newscorp. We were happy about this because the Daily Telegraph along with other major newspapers published the news which gave us some good media publicity for the bunnies.


 If you live in any of the towns below, you are within easy driving distance of The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary. If you live in Sydney or Melbourne or other places we can deliver your rabbits.  We can discuss your needs re your pet rabbits and send you photos by email or sms.

Towns in the Northern Rivers area:

  • Ballina
  • Byron Bay
  • Casino
  • Grafton
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Alstonville
  • Bangalow
  • Bogangar
  • Brunswick Heads
  • Evans Head
  • Iluka
  • Lennox Head
  • Maclean
  • Mullumbimby
  • Murwillumbah
  • Nimbin
  • Nymboida
  • Pottsville
  • Suffolk Park
  • Yamba
 If you are in one of the above areas you can make an appointment to visit us and view the rabbits first hand.  Coming to the Rabbit Sanctuary is an enjoyable experience and we welcome children.  We have a rabbit petting table around which the children and parents can sit and pat tame friendly pet rabbits and learn lots about how to interact with rabbits.  Friday from 3pm to 6pm is our open day. Please let us know by phone or text to 0416062947 if you are coming. We will prepare a rabbit care and information pack to give you for free.  That is part of our rabbit care education service.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Rabbit Myxomatosis Outbreak in Newcastle Area

Myxo in Paterson 2421 NSW
Vet confirmed case of myxomatosis in a little pet rabbit called Peanut diagnosed 53 hours ago. Keep your bunnies inside and treat with Advantix for Dogs on back of neck. 0.1ml per kg. Use a one ml syringe to draw up from tube and apply in 4 spots on back of neck.  Advantix for Dogs kills fleas and repels mozzies. Apply fortnightly in danger areas or if outside the house. 
Mow lawns short, ensure no water in yard for mozzies to breed. Spray mozzies and keep pets flea and mite free.