Welcome to our owners page, a place with resources to help you give your bunnies the best life possible and also a space where you can find out how to get involved with RAW 2019.
This year we are raising awareness around Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RVHD2). RVHD2 is a new variant of RVHD1 and is often fatal.
Many rabbits in the UK are not vaccinated against this deadly disease and are therefore at risk. This year we are asking all rabbit owners in the UK to make sure that their rabbits are vaccinated against this and other fatal diseases.
You can find our more about the deadly diseases that affect rabbits by clicking below or you can download a free RAW pack with care guides, information and activities.Find out more Download a RAW pack
Rabbits, along with all other animals have five key welfare needs. Click each welfare need to find out more or download our RAW Rabbit Care Guide.
In a recent RAW survey when asked the question ‘If you could ask your rabbits any question what would it be?’ 5325 owners out of 5491 surveyed wanted to know if their bunnies were happy, with the majority of these asking questions such as ‘Are you happy?’ and ‘What can I do to make you happy?’.
It can sometimes be difficult to tell if your rabbits aren’t happy because as prey animals they tend to hide any illness or suffering. However, if your rabbits are lying down in a relaxed position that tends to show that they are happy and comfortable. Really happy bunnies with lots of space will jump into the air and twist their body in what we call a binky.
The best way to keep your rabbits happy is by making sure you are fulfilling their 5 welfare needs. You can find more information about what they need in the Rabbit Welfare section of this site.
Rabbits have complex digestive systems. Food is passed through their gut and this is how caecotrophs are produced, rabbits then eat the caecotrophs and the food is re-ingested.