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 water🐰💕🐰


 

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
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0416 062 947