In the words of jezza kyle
Have you considered ringing a local college, well known for having an Animal Studies section, and enquiring whether they have room for them?
Just a thought....seeing as I work there!
I will have a word and see if they have space ;)
Not sure if you guys will be able to help but fingers crossed.
I bought my first Rabbit at the weekend, it's for my girlfriend and nieces more than me but since it's my first, i have a few questions.
It's an 8 week old Lionhead Rabbit so i know they need to be handled and brushed everyday because of their long fur but how much are you meant to feed them and how many times a day??? We've been keeping her bowl 1/4 full as the guy in the pet shop said but she eats ALL THE TIME! She deposits loads of little balls of you know what everywhere, is it because i'm feeding her too much????
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
Get a book about rabbit care - all good petshops sell them . Rabbit food is highly concentrated and I am surprised they said to feed it that much - ours get fed once a day - a large handful of pellets, along with lots of greenstuff - lettuce, carrots, broccoli etc.
As she gets older she should choose one place to do her business - makes cleaning out a lot easier!
We have three rabbits, one of which is a lionhead. We give each of them a handful of food (consisting of pellets and dried greens, very expensive stuff!!) each morning, together with a large amount of hay. This is the most important part - it keeps their internals happy! They eat all the food almost immediately, but the hay tends to last throughout the day. As long as the little "deposits" stay round and dry, you're OK, generally speaking. This is from experience, I'm not qualified as a vet or anything..!
Why give them dried greens? As you say - very expensive - fresh is cheaper!
We put ours on a mixed bedding of hay and straw and it lasts them several days
Dried greens simply because it was what the breeder was feeding them on when we got them - and most of the rabbit guides we've read state that changing a rabbit's food is not a good idea once they're used to something. They do also have fresh carrots, broccoli, etc, too - but I buy the dried stuff in bulk once a year and that has actually cut the cost considerably. Straw lining the hutch and for bedding lasts a week, just about - everything else changed or refreshed daily.
At what age can i give her fresh carrots etc? I can't remember what the guy in the shop said :confused:
About 6 months, if I remember rightly. Ours were at least that old before we started them on too much fresh stuff.
Mine were eating grass at 3 months! That is fresh stuff, isn't it?