Adopt a rabbit
Can you offer a forever home to a rabbit in our care?
There are estimated to be around 1.7 million rabbits kept as pets in the UK [PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report 2012].
There are many different breeds and varieties of rabbit, varying in size, body shape and personality.
Typically, rabbits live for 8-12 years, but some may live for longer.
We have hundreds of rabbits who are all looking for new homes. Take a look at our find a pet page to see all the rabbits available for rehoming.
Owning and caring for a rabbit is great fun and very rewarding, but it is a big responsibility and a long-term commitment in terms of care and finances. If you own or are responsible for a rabbit, even on a temporary basis, you are required under the Animal Welfare Act to care for him/her properly.
Find out more about the Costs and time involved in keeping rabbits (pdf 189kb).
The biology and behaviour of pet rabbits is very similar to that of wild rabbits. This means they have very complex needs that must be met.
There is no one ‘perfect’ way to care for all rabbits because every rabbit and every situation is different. It is up to you how you look after your rabbit, but you must take reasonable steps to ensure that you meet all his/her needs.
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Pet rabbits are related to the wild European rabbit, the biology and behaviour of pet rabbits is very similar to that of their wild cousins. Why not view our full Rabbit factfile (PDF 48KB).
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