Before you consider adopting a rabbit or guinea pig, here are some important things you need to know.
Rabbits are social and curious animals, who make wonderful pets. Contrary to popular belief they do not make the best pets for children. Rabbits, like all animals, have specific needs when it comes to their housing, handling, food, and providing enough interesting and stimulating activities for them to do. It is important to do your research before starting the adoption process.
We have a special page designed to showcase all our available rabbits and guinea pigs that are available for adoption. You can search our page here.
We realise that this may sound strange having an indoor rabbit, but there are many reasons for this.
Rabbits need a safe indoor area set up for them out of the harsh weather conditions and away from predators, like roaming cats, wild birds and even rodents and insects like flies and mosquitos that carry fatal diseases. Rabbits want to be part of your family and don't want to be isolated and alone in a hutch where they cannot run free, stretch and exercise their legs. Isolating your rabbit can cause loneliness, boredom and behavioural problems.
Having your fur baby inside will make for a happier and healthier bunny. But what things do they need to be content, and stimulated?
We will help you make sure you have everything you need for your rabbit or guinea pig before you bring them home.
Just like humans, rabbits and guinea pigs require a healthy diet to flourish. They need unlimited access to oaten hay, healthy pellets high in fibre and low in sugar and fresh leafy greens daily. Treats and fruits should be limited as they are high in sugar and can disturb the delicate balance in their tummies.
For bunnies, we recommend not more than a table spoon of pellets per day with 1 cup of fresh leafy greens i.e. asian greens, celery leaves, carrot tops and herbs. Unlimited oaten hay helps them grind their teeth down and keeps their tummies healthy and moving. Muesli, dried fruit, nuts, corn and cereals are not good for your rabbit or guinea pig.
When adopting a rabbit from Romeo's, your rabbit will have had a vet check and all there vetwork will have been carried out. Rabbits should visit a rabbit savvy vet at least every 6 months for their vaccinations and vet check. To prevent dental disease and/or ear infections the vet check should include a thorough teeth and ears check up too. It is important to keep your vaccination status up to date for your rabbit(s) to protect them against harmful diseases. All Romeo's rabbits have are desexed before adoptions to prevent ; unwanted pregnancies, cancer in both male and female rabbits and unwanted behavioural problems.