Rabbit Awareness Week

(8 Posts)
FernieB Fri 12-Apr-13 14:39:03

Whilst at the vet yesterday I found out that from 4th - 12th May it's RAW and some vets are offering free health checks for these long-eared furries. There's more info on www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk/

My Current Bun has been booked in - there's nothing he loves more than running madly round a consulting room trying to escape a vet grin

Sounds like a good idea.
I wonder what % of domestic rabbits are never neutered, vaccinated or have their teeth checked. sad

And those ones which don't get picked up because they are vicious little turds a bit unwilling to be handled (or their owners don't care) ; how many of those poor beasts will have Flystrike in summer?
Horrible thought.

Current Bun can leave a scattering of Rabbit Raisins on the vets' table and pee on the floor for good measure.
Those vets are brave people.

FernieB Sun 14-Apr-13 11:36:10

I think rabbits are one of the most neglected pets but this is mainly due to a lack of understanding of their little ways. Contrary to a lot of people on here, I find them easier and less work than GP's but that may be because mine have been free-ranging housebuns and I have put a lot of work into training them initially. GP's need a lot more cleaning out or at least my boys do.

Current Bun resents the implication that he would scatter 'raisins' or pee on the floor - he only ever does that kind of business in his toilet. He will, however, feel free to grunt at the vet aggressively and maybe try to nip her grin

It certainly is a fab idea! I hope my vets does something for it. Agree that many probably buy thinking they r cute fluffy pets for kids. Even actually they require vaccinations and neutering just like a cat or dog!

Mine are beautiful though squish squish wink

FernieB Sun 14-Apr-13 11:53:28

If you go on to the RAW website, I think there is a list of participating vets.

Mine aren't on sad although pets at home are. However I do get face book updates so will see if they update nearer time. They due their boosters round that time so might be able to combine the two

Excellent link. Thanks Fernie. I have a friend with a bun who I think will find that useful.

midori1999 Tue 16-Apr-13 22:57:09

My vet isn't on there either, but I'll get them checked over at their vaccinations anyway.

I think the PAH things are 'educational' rather than vet checks, at least the PAH ones near us are. I might go, I'll be interested in what housing they suggest to people, since what they sell is too small.

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