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Calling all Rabbits!! – Visit us for your FREE HEALTH CHECKS for Rabbit Awareness Starting 4th May 2013

by admin on April 24th, 2013

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RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK STARTS 4TH MAY 2013 – 27TH SEPTEMBER 2013

Rabbits are the UK’s 3rd most popular pet! This is because they are highly intellegent, social, interactive and fun creatures that are extremely clean and can even be litter trained! They have very individual and distinct personalities, and often live over ten years of age – making them every bit as worthwile investing in as dogs and cats!

Despite all this there are still alot of myths and misinformation around the best care for pet rabbits, and indeed their welfare needs. It’s actually very easy when you know how……

So Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) was created as an annual event, where rabbit experts work together during a dedicated week to educate the pet owning public about proper rabbit care and welfare.

RAW is run by a number of partners who have been officially appointed because of their expertise in some or all aspects of Rabbit welfare. This way pet owners can be sure that any rabbit information they see under the official RAW brand is sure to be correct and fully in line with the five rabbit welfare needs.

This year for RAW 2013 we are inviting owners and their Rabbits to visit us for A FREE HEALTH CHECK. It doesn’t matter if your Rabbits have never been to the vets before; it’s never too late to get them health checked by the experts and seek advise.

At YOUR FREE HEALTH CHECK you will receive:

-Advise and guidance

-10% off voucher for a dental check with the vet*

-10% off all Rabbit Toys and Diet*

-Your FREE booklet  – ‘Guide to Rabbits needs’.

(*when purchased between 4.5.13-27.9.13)

We’d like to spread the word about how to benefit the most out of pet Rabbits by keeping them healthy and happy.

TOGETHER WE AIM TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THE UK’S RABBITS AND STOP THEM GETTING A RAW DEAL!!!

Key Rabbits’ needs….as captive pets they need our help in providing………

Rabbits NEED a HEALTHY DIET

hay-22Traditional muesli-style food can increase the risk of painful dental and digestive diseases. We recommend feeding a balanced, high-fibre diet, of mainly hay and or grass to keep your Rabbits healthy.

 

The Rabbit Food Pyramid is a great illustration for ALL RABBIT OWNERS, which clearly shows what our Rabbits SHOULD be fed and in what proportions for optimum health.

 

 

Rabbits NEED to VISIT THE VETS

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Health checks, teeth exams and vaccinations ARE VITAL for protecting your Rabbits health. Routine visits to the vets at LEAST ONCE A YEAR ARE RECOMMENDED. Speak to us about our Pet Health Plans for your Rabbits.

 

 

 

Rabbits NEED SPACE

Traditional small hutches ARE NOT ENOUGH AND COMPROMISE RABBIT WELFARE by not allowing them to behave normally. Hutches should only be viewed as your Rabbits bedroom. They should have access to a secure run, which allows plenty of exercise. There are some wonderful, creative and innovative housing ideas available, so get researching and start creating a wonderful environment for your Rabbits to enjoy. Take a look……

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Rabbits NEED to BE KEPT CLEAN
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Housing should be cleaned regularly to deter parasites and keep dust levels low. Rabbits are fastidiously clean animals, and spend a vast proportion of their day grooming and preening themselves and their companions. With a little effort, Rabbits can be litter trained – just remember to follow a few rules.

 

 

 

Rabbits NEED a SUITABLE ENVIRONMENT

By providing an interesting, enriched environment you will keep your Rabbits healthy and happy. Rabbits love to interact with toys-so rotate them regularly to help prevent Rabbits from becoming bored.

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Rabbits NEED OTHER RABBITS

Rabbits are social animals and NEED COMPANY. They should ideally be kept in friendly neutered pairs or groups – contrary to belief, Guinea Pigs DO NOT make good companions for Rabbits. Call us to find out how you can arrange a new friend for your Rabbits.

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For more detailed information, and to arrange your FREE HEALTH CHECK for your Rabbits, please telephone 01903 782387.

 

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