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Rabbits in need of happy new homes

Two rabbits in a garden

Two rabbits in a garden RSPCA photolibrary

Press release issued: 17 November 2011

Pairs of rabbits are now in need of a new home after being part of a study looking at how best to care for our furry friends.

The friendly pets were monitored for an eight-week RSPCA-funded study at Bristol University looking at the spatial requirements of pairs of rabbits.

Rabbit owners from across the country have also been part of the project, identifying the different ways rabbits are cared for in the UK to discover what is most important to rabbits in order for them to lead healthy and happy lives.

Rehoming centres loaned Langford Veterinary School 20 pairs of rabbits and they will need new owners from the beginning of December.

Dr Nicola Rooney, from the Rabbit Welfare Team, said: “We would dearly love to help the rehoming centres by finding the rabbits nice homes to go to once the study is complete. We've done really well and found lots of people so far but still have several pairs which will be ready for collection at the beginning of December.

“If you, or someone you know, is thinking of getting rabbits please could you consider adopting some of ours?  They are all neutered male or female pairs, who are compatible and used to living together.”

If you are interested, please contact Nicola.Rooney@bristol.ac.uk to find out more details or to reserve a pair.