This year’s Rabbit Awareness Week runs from the 17th to 25th June, and we’re helping to address the fact that rabbits remain one of the most misunderstood pets in the UK.
Sadly, many rabbit owners are unaware that the key to a healthy lifestyle for their bunnies is a hay-led, fibre-rich diet. In fact, a recent survey revealed that only 30% of owners report that their rabbits have constant access to fresh feeding hay for eating.
Our aim is to encourage all rabbit owners to #HopToHay. We want you to feed your rabbits more hay, and to better understand the key dietary needs of your hoppy friends.
Did you know that rabbits need 85–90% of feeding hay and fresh grass every day?
Hay has so many health benefits:
Not all feeding hay is the same. There are many different types available and choosing the right one for your bunny can be confusing – especially if your rabbit is fussy! Timothy hay is the most popular, but you can also find others. We would advise you to speak to your vet to find out which one is suitable for your rabbit.
Many of our Medivet practices will be running complimentary health checks for rabbits throughout Rabbit Awareness Week, to encourage you to bring your bunny in for a check-up.
These health checks will give the team an opportunity to ensure you receive valuable welfare information and advice so that you can be sure your rabbit enjoys a great quality of life.
Simply contact your local Medivet today to find out if they’re offering complimentary health checks for your rabbit.
Please note: free rabbit health checks are not currently available at all Medivet practices. Please contact your local Medivet to confirm if they are a participating practice. Free health checks do not include investigations and treatment.