Saturday, February 25, 2017


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 Can 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.