COVID UPDATE – We are currently seeing essential appointments only whereas non-essential appointments may be delayed.
If mutually agreeable, subject to face coverings being worn, no clinical signs of COVID and the type of appointment, consultations will be carried out inside the building. In order to maintain social distance we have a maximum occupancy level policy and thank you for your patience whilst waiting. We kindly request only one member of the family attends and where possible aim to get for us at the correct time for your appointment to avoid ongoing delays.
Please be aware that as from 18th January due to altered working practices we intend on closing at 6pm for the foreseeable future and will keep this under review until current lock down rules change. Our full list of opening hours can be found here
For repeat medication requests, please order in advance as usual by telephoning us on 01458 832972 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be requested to pay prior to collection and our reception team will provide you with further instructions as appropriate.
If you are shielding or self-isolating and require repeat medication or veterinary advice please contact us on 01458 832972.
Rabbits are highly social animals and should always ideally be kept in companion pairs. We strongly recommend a neutered male and a neutered female pairing to reduce aggressive behaviours and unwanted pregnancies, however pairings will depend on individual bunnies. Most pet owners get rabbits in pairs when they first acquire them, but one rabbit sadly passes away, they may be nervous about getting a new companion for an older rabbit.
If you’ve decided it’s time to introduce a new bunny to your existing pet, well done! A friend is the best enrichment you can give a rabbit and, once bonded, provides them a stimulating companion and lowers stress levels. The best place to find a new bunny is at a rescue centre and they will often help with the bonding process. The following advice is to help ensure a stress-free, safe introduction of new rabbits for both bunnies and owner. Be aware that this can be a time consuming process, and some bunnies just won’t click. Be patient, it can take hours up to many weeks for bonding to be successful, and if you need help speak to your vet or a rabbit behavioural specialist. Once your bunnies are bonded, keep the love alive! Don’t separate them unnecessarily, which means always bringing them to the vet together too!
Step 1: Preparation
Step 2: Sights and Smells
Step 3: Physical Introduction
Step 4: Permanent Roomies
Here’s a handy list of different behaviours to look out for during the bonding process: