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Rita
27-02-2015, 07:54 PM
hello all

today i collected my new baby rabbits from a breeder.
i am sorry to say that this is my first and last visit to a breeder.
i was shocked to see these beautiful rabbits in cages so small, and so many of them.
it was really sad.
is it all about money, surely not. they must care for them.
i have come away sad.

Tamsin
27-02-2015, 08:00 PM
Unfortunately some breeders do use cages that we wouldn't dream of keeping our pets in, I can't understand it either. What's the point in having rabbits if they don't have the space to act like rabbits. If they were very small you could report it to the RSPCA or local council, if they agree they are too small they may issue an improvement notice. Unfortunately there aren't set measurements for breeder cages atm.

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
27-02-2015, 08:06 PM
I'm so glad you will not be buying from a breeder again. There's so many rabbits in rescue and breeders just add to this massive problem. At least your new babies are free from their evil hands. I just hope they stop breeding but unless we stop buying, they won't stop breeding.

Rita
27-02-2015, 08:19 PM
yes you are right. i should of gone to a rabbit rescue centre. i have learned a valued lesson.
i got all my ferrets from a rescue centre, so why didn't i go for the rabbits. I saw the lovely bunnies on the site and fell in love with their faces. but by going to a breeder i have only added to the problem. As we all know there is nothing more prettier then baby bunnies. but at least these two will have a huge cattery to play in and live. At the moment they will live in a hutch until they get a little bigger, i will then introduce them to their new home with lots of toys and tunnels to play in.

Bunny Magics
27-02-2015, 08:29 PM
Oh Rita.. I don't know what to say except that you have saved those two baby rabbits... I wish you and your babies so much joy and happiness and best wishes for your lifetime of love and adventures ahead.

And you are now someone who has experienced, personally yourself, the breeding conditions and rabbit welfare situation in this country. I also felt terrible when I first became aware.. do try and turn your sadness into the strength, love and determination to help change these situations... whilst loving your babies.. they will teach you everything you need to know.. along with RU! X

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
27-02-2015, 08:34 PM
yes you are right. i should of gone to a rabbit rescue centre. i have learned a valued lesson.
i got all my ferrets from a rescue centre, so why didn't i go for the rabbits. I saw the lovely bunnies on the site and fell in love with their faces. but by going to a breeder i have only added to the problem. As we all know there is nothing more prettier then baby bunnies. but at least these two will have a huge cattery to play in and live. At the moment they will live in a hutch until they get a little bigger, i will then introduce them to their new home with lots of toys and tunnels to play in.

Please don't feel bad, at least now you have experienced this you will know which direction to go in the future. :)

Your new babies home sounds amazing, they are very lucky! x

dizzyg
27-02-2015, 08:48 PM
Don't feel bad! You live and learn, and it sounds like your babies will have a great life with you.

How about treating them to some apple sticks from here: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?413619-Jan-2015-Apple-Sticks-For-Sale-in-Aid-of-Honeybunnies

Funds go to help the bunnies at honeybunnies!! X