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To wake my neighbour up in the middle of the night every time her rabbit wakes me up?

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Mcdoggie Mon 26-Dec-16 07:53:41

She keeps it outside my bedroom window, but far away from her house.

So everytime it starts thumping it wakes me up, I do wear earplugs but they often fall out overnight.

She's gone away I think as her car is not there and it has been thumping constantly for almost 12 hours sad

glueandstick Mon 26-Dec-16 07:54:35

The poor nugget is probably scared, they thump when they perceive danger.

Wombatron Mon 26-Dec-16 07:57:26

If she's been gone 12 hours please have a look and make sure bunny is ok. They are greedy and will eat all their food quickly.

Not nice of your neighbours and by all means, do what you can to wake her up, but Please please check on bunny. If her hutch doesn't have a cover there may well be a fox/predator lurking and she can seen it

OccasionalNachos Mon 26-Dec-16 07:58:11

Oh poor thing, bunnies shouldn't really be kept outside all the time sad

Poor you as well though, that must be very annoying. Have you ever mentioned it to her before? Definitely worth having a word with her. Also if she's not back by mid-day today I would be very concerned for its welfare. If no one else is checking on it.

Mcdoggie Mon 26-Dec-16 07:58:21

I think it's probably out of food, water and covered in species. She's a terrible owner by the amount of times she just leaves it locked in a shed.

The rabbit is kept in a shed and only let out in the summer.

statetrooperstacey Mon 26-Dec-16 07:59:38

Hav a peek over the fence it's water may hav run out. I mean I know it's not your responsibility but I would check and see if it's possible to refill if needed. When she gets back go round and explain the rabbit is antisocial and keeping you awake and ask if she can move the hutch, she probably has no idea. .

Wolverbamptonwanderer Mon 26-Dec-16 07:59:40

Is it in a shed or outside your window?
Check on it! And then get some ear plugs.

Mcdoggie Mon 26-Dec-16 08:01:14

If she's been gone 12 hours please have a look and make sure bunny is ok. They are greedy and will eat all their food quickly.

I've fed it through the window before, when she's bugged off in the summer on the hottest weekend and left it in the shed with the window closed. RSPCA haven't been any help. I'm quite surprised it is still alive tbh. Or maybe they keep dieng and she gets a new one sad

gerispringer Mon 26-Dec-16 08:01:32

Report this to the RSPCA

FutureMrsRanj Mon 26-Dec-16 08:28:46

Steal it and let it have a hop/some company. Rabbits shouldn't really be kept alone if no human interaction. Mine thump when pissed off too, never thumped more than once or twice, I'd be worried about that bun.

abbsisspartacus Mon 26-Dec-16 08:32:08

Mine used to thump when he was hungry or lonely never known a bunny to love his ears being fussed but he did!

Kidnap the bunny?

Wombatron Mon 26-Dec-16 08:36:39

Op that's nice of you to feed it. Have you had a peek through this time?

I would by this point be preparing to break in and take it. It's most definitely eaten it's food, it's hay and paper is probably soaking/ needing changing and it's most likely needing a water top up.

Would you consider taking more action? Perhaps photos and calling the rspca? Kidnapping? She needs to be reported if she's left an animal with no care for a long period of time. Poor thing must be so unhappy.

awayinamazda Mon 26-Dec-16 08:37:39

Surprised the RSPCA aren't bothered - maybe try them again, sticking to concern that it is alone in a dark she'd all the time (annoying as it is, they won't care so much about the noise being a nuisance!)?

Wombatron Mon 26-Dec-16 08:39:05

Abbis mine hated people. Hated us! He was a pet turned wild bunny who roamed the garden and demanded feeding by us mere hoomins. Bloody loved that rabbit though I did. I feel sad for this little one in the shed sad

VeryBitchyRestingFace Mon 26-Dec-16 08:42:46

Have you written about this rabbit before? fsmile

If the RSPCA won't get involved, I'd be tempted to cut through its cage in the dead of night, liberate bunny and then take it to a shelter ("I found it roaming free!") in a few days.

But I'm a total hooligan and I expext others have better ideas. fblush

OnionKnight Mon 26-Dec-16 09:03:25

I feel for the rabbit but telling the OP to steal it etc is not on.

abbsisspartacus Mon 26-Dec-16 09:11:36

Okay onion what do you suggest? Let it die?

MrTCakes Mon 26-Dec-16 09:14:48

Steal the rabbit and bring him to me?

ITCouldBeWorse Mon 26-Dec-16 09:19:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BusterGonad Mon 26-Dec-16 09:30:29

Steal the rabbit and take it to a animal shelter, no defenseless animal deserves a shit life. I've taken on many a rabbit from a life like this.

abbsisspartacus Mon 26-Dec-16 09:35:12

Tell the RSPCA that your calling the newspaper about there lack of response? They hate negative press

Is it the national number you rang or local? Local shelters/pet hospital tend to do more

anoriginalusername Mon 26-Dec-16 10:11:22

That poor rabbit!! I know it's annoying and it shouldn't be your problem but I don't think I could stand to see an animal distressed like that! I'd do what I could for the poor thing (it's Christmas!!!) please check on it and give it a carrot and some water. I would also call rspca again and be very forceful!

When you see the owner show her this thread and tell her how cruel she is being. She could either step up, or take steps to have the bunny rehomed.

Poor bunny sad

e1y1 Mon 26-Dec-16 11:02:51

Poor bunny! sad

Can't say anything that hasn't been said here. YY to the thumping meaning the Rabbit is either scared or angry.

Is the Rabbit on it's own? Rabbits are extremely social animals and need at least one mate (in fact, in Switzerland it's illegal to keep one lone Rabbit - 2 minimum).

YY to checking on food - they are greedy and will eat all their food quick and then could be going many hours without food - Rabbits digestion is constant, and if it slows/stops (GI Stasis), it is often times fatal.

mrswishywashy1 Mon 26-Dec-16 12:41:47

Did anyone else click on this expecting it to be a different kind of rabbit blush grin

VeryBitchyRestingFace Mon 26-Dec-16 12:47:33

Did anyone else click on this expecting it to be a different kind of rabbit blush grin

No. How very dare you.

Please give your depraved mind a thorough douse with carbolic soap.

On or around the baby Jesus' nativity too.


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