I have been offered two rabbits plus a hutch and all their kit for £30. Thought they might be ideal for my DD as she is desperate for a pet. Don't fancy hamsters or rats that are up all night making noise, nowhere really in the house to have anything.
are they used to children? if so that sounds great make sure you keep them on the same food the current owner is giving them, they can get tummy upsets very easily. erm, find out vet info, they need jabs once or twice a year depending on what kind of area you live in
I have 4 rabbits, be aware: * they are bloody hard work, more so than a dog, lots of cleaning out. * pairs usually maintain their partnership if both neutered, always keep them together including vet trips / stays * they need twice yearly jabs for Myxi and VHD * they are classed as exotics and vets bills can be extortionate so get insurance or have savings * they don't always make the best child's pet (depends on age of child) as most are not happy being picked up and held tightly (they are prey animals) * they thrive if given 24 hour access to a large covered run with fox proof wire (min 6ft x 4ft x 2ft for a pair) on concrete (can dig out or fox dig in otherwise) attached to min 6ftx2ftx2ft secure hutch, Otherwise they are likely to become bored / depressed / fight. The hutches you see in pet shops are usually much too small. * check their general health before you agree to take them (or ask a vet to do so) * diet is simple, hay, water, small amount of pellets, same boring old veg. They are prone to tummy problems but usually ok if diet is not changed.
Besides the above they make lovely pets, don't smell much, give you lots back, good luck
Thanks for the additional info, not been to se them yet and I am undecided, I work away now and then and a lot in the summer so will have to get MIL or the kids to come round to feed them and clean them out, perhaps too much to ask.