Fifty years ago, pets were likely brought to the family home from a neighbour, work, or school friend, whose pet had had a litter of puppies or kittens, or alternatively they were bought from the local pet shop (many a school-child growing up in the 70s has spent time standing outside a pet shop, lovingly gazing in at the puppies/kittens/guinea pigs in the window.)
Rabbit Awareness Week is an annual campaign with the aims of encouraging owners to take the best care of their fluffy friends, improve their welfare, and provide education about their needs and illnesses to look out for.
2021 is the 15th year of this fantastic campaign! It's a perfect opportunity to refresh your knowledge of caring for rabbits, so we have included below our handy infographic. It's full of important advice such as accommodation, cleaning, bedding, vaccinations, and more.
Whilst they were farmed for their fur and meat, many sources suggest that some of the medieval gentry women started to keep rabbits as pets.
Whether you’re a cat lover, dog lover, rabbit lover or general animal lover, this day is another excuse to spoil them even more than you normally do and show them how much they mean to you!