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2pigs4rats
01-03-06, 02:26 pm
My friend has a rabbit, the rabbit lives outside - it does have quite a large cage but it has a hutch and a run on concrete and the concrete must get cold.
The rabbit doesn't get any cuddles, it's not allowed inside to play and she or any of the family don't appear to care about it all.
She told me last night that it had mites - i told her to take it to the vets but i'm not sure she will.
I asked her if I could take the rabbit to the vets (told her i'd pay for it), and she said "you can have it". So I would have the rabbit and rescue it except for a few major things;

- my mum WILL NOT let me have any more pets
- I don't have space for a cage big enough ( can't live with piggies right?)
- don't really know anything about rabbits ( but I could learn pretty quick - I'm sure i'd do a better job than her!)

I told her that my mum probably wouldn't let me have her, but I told her that she could consider bringing the rabbit inside to live - to which she replied "Rabbit's are outdoor pets, they are 'made' to be outside!!" arghhh the naivity (sp?).
So if anyone can suggest a way of convincing my mum, housing the bunny and give me a link to a good rabbit website and forum, I guess I can rescue her, in the meantime I'll just have to keep on at my friend!

bunnyluv17
01-03-06, 03:49 pm
Why don't you ask your mom if you could keep the rabbit temporarily while you try to find a good home for her because she is obviously not being taken care of. Even if you absolutely cannot keep her indoors, I still think you should take her because she would receive much better care.

I would contact the nearest House Rabbit Society chapter or rabbit rescue and even if they cannot take her in, they will be an excellent source for information on how to care for her and find her a good home.

House Rabbit Society website: www.rabbit.org (http://www.rabbit.org)

SkinnyPiggys
01-03-06, 07:46 pm
Why don't you ask your mom if you could keep the rabbit temporarily while you try to find a good home for her because she is obviously not being taken care of. Even if you absolutely cannot keep her indoors, I still think you should take her because she would receive much better care.

I would contact the nearest House Rabbit Society chapter or rabbit rescue and even if they cannot take her in, they will be an excellent source for information on how to care for her and find her a good home.

House Rabbit Society website: www.rabbit.org (http://www.rabbit.org)

I second this. If you cannot keep the rabbit yourself (indoors) then please try to find a local rabbit rescue or even the SPCA. Thank you for caring about her. Please keep us updated!

Furkidsmommy
01-07-06, 10:56 pm
If space for the cage is a major issue. You could build a rabbit c & c cage under the piggy c & C cage.

2pigs4rats
01-08-06, 01:39 pm
I don't have a c&c for my piggies, they are pretty much free range in my bedroom. It looks like she wont give her away though so I am working on proper educating her about rabbit care.