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If you’re looking for more educational resources and pet rabbit advocates in your area, then check out these organizations. They have been working for decades to improve the lives of rabbits and help people take great care of their pet rabbits. For more international organizations and resources, visit the HRS list of partners and allies.
- House Rabbit Society (HRS): The leading USA-based non-profit for rescuing rabbits and educating people about rabbit care. They also have state-based chapters for many states for people to get involved in rescuing rabbits on the local level. They also have an active Australian chapter.
- Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF): The largest rabbit care organization in the UK. They campaign to educate caretakers and improve the lives of domestic rabbits.
- Vancouver Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy (VRRA): A Canada-based rabbit rescue organization that partners with HRS to help educate people on rabbit care.
Finding a rabbit veterinarian
Rabbit anatomy is very different from cats and dogs, so they need to be brought to specialized veterinarians. You’ll want to look for Small Mammal Veterinarians or Exotic Animal Veterinarians in your local area.
To get you started HRS has a listing of veterinarians across the US. They also have a small number of international veterinary locations. RWAF also has a list of rabbit friendly veterinarians across the UK.
Recommended products and brands
With all the different brands and products you can get for rabbits, it can be difficult to know what is actually healthy and good for rabbits. If you’re wondering where to start, I’ve put together a list of the brands that I prefer to use for my rabbits.
This list includes items for the best rabbit foods, toys, enclosures, and also items you should have for litter training and rabbit proofing.
I’ve had great experiences with an online store called Small Pet Select. They always have fresh, green hay for my rabbits. They also sell toys that my bunnies will actually chew on and play with, along with a variety of healthy treats for rabbits. If you are interested in browsing for rabbit supplies, I highly recommend you check them out.
If you use the code BUNNYLADY at checkout, you’ll get 15% off your first order when you purchase from the Small Pet Select online store.
Questions about Rabbit care?
There are many scenarios that new and experienced rabbit caretakers find themselves in that lead to questions. Check out the FAQ to get answers to many of the most common questions that I get about rabbit care and behavior.
The most common question that I hear and even ask sometimes is “can my rabbit eat ____.” I’ve put together a full list of foods to check out so that you know what is safe or not safe for your rabbit.
Where to get started?
If you’re a new rabbit caretaker or you’re thinking about bringing a rabbit home, then it might be difficult to know where to get started. You can check out the guide for new caretakers, or dive into the many aspects of rabbit care with this in depth articles:
- Rabbit Diet 101: What To Feed Your Rabbit
- A Healthy Diet For Young Rabbits
- House Rabbits: Recommended Enclosure Size
- House Rabbits: Why It’s Best To Keep Rabbits Inside
- The Complete Guide to Bunny Proof Your Home
- For Poop’s Sake! How to Litter Train Your Rabbit
- Rabbit Body Language: An Illustrated Guide
- 15 Ways To Bond With Your Pet Rabbit
- How to Befriend a Shy Bunny (a Step by Step Guide)
- How to Train Your Rabbit
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