Rabbits are shy, ground-living animals that need time to develop trust with their owners before being picked up. If you adopt rescue rabbits, please remember that some have been handled either rarely or incorrectly and may take even more time to trust their new owner. Make sure you know how to pick them up correctly in order to avoid injuring the rabbit and yourself.
Our Guides give advice on bonding rabbits, what to feed them, how to house them and a lot of information on healthcare. Please read them (you can view them in a popup window or download the pdf to keep and print) before considering adoption. Rabbits are a lot trickier to care for correctly than many people think but once you know the basics, you will be able to vastly improve the quality of their lives.
"A huge proportion of rabbits live out their days in a small hutch with little or no exercise, or are unwanted and discarded onto rescue centres that are already bursting at the seams.
Most cases of cruelty and neglect towards rabbits are out of ignorance; people often don't realise they are doing anything wrong because they haven’t done enough research into rabbit care and wellbeing before choosing to buy a pet rabbit". - Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund