Keeping Rabbits - long story + guidance needed!
26th July 5:45am:
saw a domestic rabbit on street - found rabbit sized box (prerequisite), tried 2 catch it - failed, so did Harry – FAIL - Puss not bothered till Harry tried. After 15 mins of "human & cats chase rabbit show" rabbit gets in 2 neighbours back garden - told neighbour 2 look out for it. @ that point Harry decides cat food is easier, but Puss, hunt instinct activated, headed in direction of rabbit :( Me gets ready for work!
7th August 4pm:
Rabbit in garden - myself on OH apprehend Rabbit and put in cat box. Now what?
Purchase hutch and run through Ad-Mag for £35! Seller donates some hay, wood shavings and food after sob story. Brother in law collects run in van as Fiesta too small for run, but hutch fits ok!
Mum in law buys water bottle, hay and wood shavings for rabbit.
Approach neighbour for chicken wire to put on run to keep rabbit safe form cats. Neighbour brings unsuitable rusty wire and reveals the rabbit was his, given to him by an acquaintance that was going to kill them - do we want the other one? He was keeping them in with his chickens. Not sure why he didn't tell me this on the 26th July!
Now have two rabbits :eek:
9th August 4:30pm:
Purchase suitable chicken wire to cover run and consider names!
10th August 6pm:
Decision time – keen to keep them, but never had rabbits before, have 3 cats and a dog already. It’s ok in good weather letting them out in their run, but what happens in winter, how do I protect them from the elements, keep them occupied, should they come in, do they take a lot of looking after? Help? :confused:
Many thanks for looking!