March Is Adopt A Pair Month - Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care

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March Is Adopt A Pair Month - Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care

Post by fairlybeloved on Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:26 pm


Adopt a bonded pair for the reduced minimum donation of only £75

Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care currently have 12 bonded pairs of rabbits within the service that are all looking for new homes.

Rabbit Welfare organisations always recommend that rabbits are kept in pairs or small groups. They are sociable, interactive, intuitive community animals by their nature, and to keep a single rabbit is denying them of one of their major needs, and is therefore in contravention of the Animal Welfare Act.

Until you have seen a bonded pair interact with each other (within a suitable space with appropriate diet & stimulation!), you've never truly experienced rabbits' natural behaviour. You see a completely different side of your rabbit, and you will notice a significant change in how 'happy and hoppy' your rabbit will become.

For this reason, most adoption enquiries are from families looking for a single rabbit that they can bond with an existing rabbit. This is excellent news for the rabbits who are about to find a new buddy, sometimes for the first time.

However, its not so good for existing couples who remain on an ever growing list with chances of finding a permanent, forever home seeming to disappear into the distance.

So, throughout March FBRC are looking for people who can adopt some of their rabbit couples.

They've also reduced the minimum donation fee for adopted pairs to only £75 per fully vaccinated, neutered pair. On the topic of reducing the cost, David advises "It's not that we've got plenty of cash, quite the opposite. But by slightly reducing the cost of a pair to encourage those who pass our home check criteria to adopt a pair rather than singles we can free up additional space within our network. Longer-term this should mean we can help more rabbits, keep the service running, and hopefully create a bit of cash flow again".

You can view all the couples currently available by visiting http://www.fairlybelovedrabbitcare.org/adopt.

Did you know? Did you know that it is entirely possible to bond rabbits in small groups? Perhaps you have a couple already, but have more than enough space to take on a couple more? Or a single can become three. There's no denying that it can be a little harder to manage the initial bonding process with small groups, but it is achievable. David & Feona, FBRC directors, have their own trio who live happily in the same shed & run setup. They can help with bonding, and help to teach you some of the tricks of the trade: learn why rabbits behave the way they do when bonding and you can help make sure it's a success.

The Adopt A Pair Month is running alongside Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care's 'The Big Hop' campaign - a series of fundraising events as Easter approaches.
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