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My lovely house rabbit has died...need some practical advice.

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NoTeaForMe · 11/07/2012 20:23


My lovely house rabbit died at 6 years old. We have nowhere in our small garden to bury him due to tree roots etc. What can we do? We have googled cremation but without sounding really uncaring it seems to cost around £60-£75. These were all pet cemetary type places. Is this average? It's a lot of money, but I feel horrible thinking that.

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KatherineKavanagh · 11/07/2012 20:28

Could the vet cremate him and give you his ashes?

So sorry by the way.

NoTeaForMe · 11/07/2012 20:42

We can't phone and ask until tomorrow though. He died late last night but it was thundering and lightening and throwing it down so we thought we could wait to bury him until this evening, we tried a couple of places in the garden but there's a pipe in one place and tree roots in another.

Hate the thought of leaving him another night...

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bumpybecky · 11/07/2012 20:51

I'm sorry about your rabbit :(

Without being too grim, is there enough space for him in your freezer? that would give you time to make other arrangements . The vet will be able to dispose of his body for you is there's no room to bury him at home. You can normally either chose a group cremation where you don't get the ashes back or separate cremation where you do. The group cremation will be cheaper.

cormsilkye · 11/07/2012 20:52

sorry about your rabbit Sad
I would ask the vet tomorrow morning as well.

NoTeaForMe · 11/07/2012 21:01

My husband has decided to go out and bury him in a nearby field. It's just too sad to leave him any longer.

Thankyou all for your advice and hope you think we did the right thing.

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FernieB · 12/07/2012 11:18

Sorry about your rabbit. I think he'd love to be buried in a field.

My last house rabbit is buried in my parents garden much to my mum's disgust as she had chewed a hole in my mum's new handbag! Her and my mum did not get on! Being buried near the blackburrant bush is my rabbit's ultimate revenge.

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