TAG Adoption Procedure for Rabbits

 

A hutch is not enough

Our rabbits are looking for homes where they can exhibit as much natural behaviour as possible and enjoy happy and fulfilling lives. Most purpose-built hutch/run set ups are not large enough to give rabbits the space they need to exercise and behave normally.

We ask for new homes to have a run that is a minimum of 6 ft x 10 ft. (After all that is only 4 bunny hops) A hutch should be attached so that rabbits can be self sufficient and get in and out when they choose. The hutch should be tall enough so that the rabbits can stand up on their hind legs and be at least 6 ft long. It is very important that they are secure as foxes are becoming more bold and will enter gardens even when people are there.

This is the best one commercially available which is designed in accordance with RSPCA welfare recommendations: https://www.rabbit-hutches.co.uk/6ft-rabbit-hutch

At the sanctuary we use children's Wendy houses instead of hutches and these work well for easily being able to adapt the inside set up in accordance with a rabbit's needs and enrichment can easily fit in.

We recommend more of a walk in set up as it's easier to clean and interact with rabbits. Aviary panels work really well and can be easily purchased online from sites such as eBay. Or a DIY made to measure run is often the best option.

There are some fantastic accommodation ideas and instructions on how to create them available online. It is well worth investing in a good set up so that your rabbits can get the most of life and you can enjoy looking after them and spending time with them. 

The examples on this page are from previous TAG rabbit adopters.

 

Bunny love

Rabbits are very social animals and need the company of another neutered rabbit to feel happy and safe. We do not re-home rabbits to live on their own as this is detrimental to their mental welfare.

 

Adopting rabbits from TAG

If you can provide a set up that meets our re-homing requirements the first step would be to complete our Small Animal Application Form. We will then ask you to email us with some photographs of your set up or what you intend to purchase. Please include measurements of the accommodation too if possible. If the accommodation is of a good size for the rabbits to lead happy lives we will pop round to do a home visit. Once the home visit has been done we will invite you to make an appointment at the sanctuary to meet suitable rabbits.

Our rabbits are all neutered, treated for worms and skin parasites and vaccinated against Myxomatosis, RHD and VHD2.

 

Adopting a Rabbit from TAG

All you need to know about the adoption process

Branston & Marmaduke

Animal - Degus
Sex - Male
Age - approx 3 years (05/2021)

Jessie & Jasper

Animal - Rabbits
Sex - Female & Male
Age - 4 years old (09/2021)

Penny & Rochelle

Animal - Rats
Sex - Female
Age - 9 months (06/2021)

Hilary & Juliet

Animal - Rats
Sex - Female
Age - 7 months (06/2021)

Blackberry & Kiwi

Animal - Rabbits
Sex - Female & Male
Age - 2 years old (09/2021)

Winnie & Walter

Animal - Rabbits
Sex - Female & Male
Age - 1 year old (09/2021)

Moose & Mouse

Animal - Rabbits
Sex - Female & Male
Age - 1 year old (09/2021)

Shadow

Animal - Rabbit
Sex - Male
Age - approx 2 years old (09/2021)

Midnight

Animal - Rabbit
Sex - Male
Age - approx 2 years old (09/2021)

Snorlax & Gengar

Animal - Gerbils
Sex - Male
Age - 9 weeks old (03/10/2021)

Pikachu & Co.

Animal - Gerbils
Sex - Female
Age - 9 weeks old (03/10/2021)