View Full Version : Where do you get your bunny from?

30-10-2006, 09:17 AM
I'm just curious to see where everyone got their bunnies from whether it be a pet shop, specific breeder, rescue centre, friend...... If you have two + then put the most recent one in the poll

I've got two bunnies, one called Pickle who i got from a petshop and another called Lillie from a rescue centre - Bowden Bunny Rescue in Flintshire!

Having got little Lillie from a rescue centre i would definately go there in future for bunnies, Pickle is gorgeous and so friendly but there are so many homeless bunnies waiting for a home!

30-10-2006, 09:22 AM
I got teegra from a garden cantre/pet shop (i didnt know better but in their defence it was lovely large hutch and run with loads of hay, food and big bottles of water, they only deal with one breeder and they dont have buns in al the time, the breeder has a few rabbits and they have a large padock to live in - the man in the pet shop knew a lot about the place so i am guessing they do checks - they even knew the day when teegra was born) duchess i got from a rescue centre and in future i would go down the rescue route again

good topic :thumb: :D

30-10-2006, 09:25 AM
My most recent bunnies are Salt and Pepper and they were from Jill at Honeybunny's.

louise and Gus
30-10-2006, 09:27 AM
Both of mine are from Eve at Briar Patch rescue :D I would always go to her again if I wanted another bun. So when I get a house with a big garden :lol:

30-10-2006, 09:28 AM
You missed an option- freeads :lol:

Audrey was 'free to a good home' on freeads as her child owner was bored of her :( Well their loss is very much my gain :D

My new Bun, a friend for Audrey - Rowan (name TBC) is from a local rescue centre :)

30-10-2006, 09:29 AM
Sooty was from a friends accidental litter, Holly was a resuce from someone who used to be a member here and Sweep and Blue :oops: well, they were from an error that I made :wink:

30-10-2006, 09:37 AM
Barney and Roxy both from Jill at Honeybunnies!

Bavarian Bunny
30-10-2006, 09:42 AM
My two current bunnies were from rescue centres, but in Germany I had my first bunnies from a relative, who bred a few rabbits for their meat, and then my next bunnies from garden centres. At that time the animal shelters had only cats and dogs, and I did not know of any rabbit rescues in my area. I was surprised to see how many rabbit rescues there are in the UK.
Out of my 3 cats, 2 were strays and just decided to stay with us, and the third was from a rescue.

30-10-2006, 09:49 AM
Egg was from a pet shop, and when her sister, Donut, died this summer we got her a companion who is a cheeky bun named Tuesday from a rescue.

Would definitely do the rescue route again.

30-10-2006, 10:05 AM
Pippa was an ex-breeder bun from a farm park in Nottinghamshire and I adopted MJ from Bunnyhops Rescue. I'd always try to go down the rescue route now I know there are so many in need. The only exception to this would be a local breeder who breeds French Lops, I've seen her set up and she's lovely and if I wanted a baby Frenchie I would go to her, however I don't so I won't :lol:

30-10-2006, 10:27 AM
I've had buns through all those options! :lol: :lol:

The buns I have now...
Clio - got her through a friend
Jasper - rescue
Tia Lucy - freeads

30-10-2006, 10:49 AM
Free-adds and rescue centres.


30-10-2006, 10:52 AM
I never thought of freeads!?

Was thinking of getting anpther couple of buns soon, was gonna convert my little garden shed to a winter run and playground for the ones i have at the moment with loads of ramps and tunnels and stuff for them and it'll keep them protected from the wind and rain too! 8)

30-10-2006, 11:03 AM
I must admit before i knew better, Felix was actually a P@H bun, he was replacement bun to Keep Mikey company as his dad had just died.

Mike i bred myself, well not bred as i'm not nor ever have been a breeder, it was a one off thing again before i knew better, My rabbit Jack got with My friends rabbit Maddie and we let them have one litter, Maddie had 7 babies 1 of which died at 3 months (she was the runt) I kept Mikey and my friend Kept one (Digger) and the other 4 found loving homes.

Might be getting my first rescue bun soon though! :D

30-10-2006, 11:37 AM
Mine came from a lady on Freecycle who had been rescuing bunnies and needed help to rehome some.


My first bun came from a nethie breeder, Jasper, the second one I'm not sure of, he might have been from the same breeder and he later turned out to have malloclusion. Neelix, the third one I think we got from a pet shop.

30-10-2006, 12:16 PM
Gus our first bunster came from pet shop - he was kept in a tiny glass tank and at 6 months old had been written off as "too troublesome" (it was actually boredom and he is the best behaved of all 4 of my bunnies).

Lola and Bracken came from rescues - Lola to replace Betty our rescue bunny who died. Bracken because she's 7 and I didnt think many people would want her.

Frida came from a petshop this summer - kept in the tiniest cage I've seen and riddled with mites. She was 8 weeks old and was petrified for the first 3 days we had her. Although she now thinks she's the boss. I couldnt leave her behind. But I dont got into petshops anymore as it upsets me and I know I shouldnt get bunnies from there.

30-10-2006, 01:28 PM
My first bun Mocha was from a pet shop. I didn't know our Humane Society had rabbits or I would have gone there. Plus my hubby surprised me with her because he saw me mooning over her at the store but I wasn't sure if I should get a rabbit or not.

Loki was from the local Humane Society. Mocha needed a friend, and I needed more rabbits! (Like I need a hole in the head, I've been told.)

Fey and Sprite were listed for sale in the classified ads of a shopping paper. I *knew* they were mine! And boy did they ever need me. Their owner was awful! :evil: He, btw, had gotten them from a show breeder that I think is the main one supplying rabbits to the local pet stores. :roll:

But in general I'm a shelter/rescue kind of gal. I nearly brought another bunny home when I went to adopt my kittens. It was so very hard not to take him home.

30-10-2006, 03:58 PM
Rosie was a Christmas present from OH. He knew i loved bunnies and had always kept them when i lived with my parents. She was from P@H as we didn't know about all the rescues and the wonderful people doing such a great job. Leo, Rosie's husbun, came from Kirkby Pet Welfare. Danelion came from Nottingham RSCPA and his gf came from Jill @ Honeybunnies.

My mum and dad have two buns aswell, one from a friend who couldn't keep him anymore and another one from Honeybunies again.

30-10-2006, 04:23 PM
Berri came from a pet shop, but a good one, she was kept in a large cage with a few other rabbits and had plenty of food, hay and water. :)

Some pet shops keep them really good, like my nearest Pets at Home, they have two very large enclosures for them, they always have food, water and hay, the enclosures are clean and they only get rabbits from one breeder I think, so what's wrong wiht that? :?

Oh, and Pebble and Ebony came from and accident with my neighbours rabbit, there was just three, we kept two and our neighbour kept one. Don't worry, it's definitely not going to happen again! :no: (although I really love them! :D )

I can't find any rabbit rescues here! If I could I would've got a rabbit from there.

30-10-2006, 04:37 PM
We got Jessica from Giant Rabbit rescue in Kent.

We saw an article in the Daily Mail about the growing popularity of giant rabbits due to films like Wallace and Grommit's Curse of the Were Rabbit and the fact that owners cant cope and are taking them to rescues.

30-10-2006, 05:01 PM
Well i didnt know better back when i got mine I got my 4 from a breeders called London Lops. :oops:


30-10-2006, 05:02 PM
All of the options in the Poll!!


30-10-2006, 05:07 PM
Biscuit - Pet shop
Charlie - Rescue in Warrington
Tilly-May & Boo - Tameside rabbit and guinea pig rescue (aka 'Elaines' :lol: )

Becki X

30-10-2006, 05:26 PM
Harvey was from a local farm who were selling rabbits. he was used in cuddle corner where the woman said ''oo hes very tame - used to having his ears and tail pulled about'' which is sort of true because ive seen the children in cuddle corner before there. so in a way i think i did him a favour to get him out of there.
i was planning on a rescue bun but that didnt end up going to plan..next time tho deff if i decide to get a friend for harvey :D

30-10-2006, 06:01 PM
Mine were rescues, but from someone I know rather than from a centre.

30-10-2006, 06:19 PM
Joey came from my sister. (Her two new 'girl' bunnies had babies!) I took Joey and my sister kept the rest. She has 7 rabbits and two guinea pigs now.

Skye came from the SSPCA rescue centre near me. I'd definately recommend rehoming from a rescue centre.

30-10-2006, 06:37 PM
Ted and Dougal are both easter bunnies from a pet shop :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

I still love 'em!

30-10-2006, 07:02 PM
Fluffy - petshop
Treacle and fudge - petshop
Niamh - rescue
Splodge - petshop
Toffee and caramel - freeads
Amy - freeads
Sugarplum - freeads

30-10-2006, 08:30 PM
Poppit and Peanut were from a family members unplanned litter.

Violet and Winston were from the freeadds.


30-10-2006, 08:39 PM
All the four buns I have had in the past 8 years have come from a rescue, strangely enough I was looking for them intentionally to keep rather than foster rabbits which I didnt give away. The 2 piggies I have are a different story :lol:

30-10-2006, 09:14 PM
Bindi i got from my ex boss. My manager bred rabbits (i know) and as soon as Bindi was born i knew she had to come home with me. Turns out her mummy bunny liked her too, and Bindi was the only one to survive.

Maya was also a bunny from my ex boss. She said he wasnt selling because he was a "black bunny". It was really because of his tear duct problems, i think.

Anyways, i love them both all the same. :D

30-10-2006, 09:27 PM
Alffie was from a petshop and Gypsy came from Bobtails rescue :)

30-10-2006, 10:20 PM
Effie and Jess came from a farm, Jacob, Ginger and Shadow from the RSPCA, Flopsy from an animal rescue, Charlie was "left with me", Max from RRehome, Cindy and Sam came from Jill (Honeybunnys) and Lenny, Harry, Starr and Mac came from Mandy (Kirkby). :D

30-10-2006, 10:39 PM
I voted 'other' as after searching the internet and phone directories for rescues in my area, and not finding any, I saw an advert in a local paper advertising bunnies for sale. I didnt vote 'specific breeder' as the lady jst seemed a bit clueless about her pet buns, not a breeder for £s - although they were obv well cared for and fed, she jst let them out 2 'play' together cuz thy liked it. When I was thr thr was the litter Harly and Honey came from, plus she thought thr was another on the way.

30-10-2006, 10:39 PM
First bun Charlie (now at the bridge)- petshop
Second bun Oliver- Accidental litter :oops:
Third bun Blaise- petshop
Fourth bun Daisy (now at the bridge)- rescue :D

Leah xx

30-10-2006, 11:55 PM
Mia was a pet shop bun.. and Colin was a stray handed into a vets. One of their nurses keeps a pony at the same farm as me, and the rest was history :)

31-10-2006, 07:20 AM
When I got my first bunnies 13 years ago I got them from a breeder, as I wasn't aware of rabbit rescues etc. However, since then I get my bunnies from a rescue centre. I think this is how I will get them from now on.


31-10-2006, 09:01 AM
Teddy Bertie and Benji came from Jill - Honeybunnys

Sofia and Anastacia came from Angie65 who got their Mum and Aunty from free-ads... and got more than she bargained for :lol:

01-11-2006, 11:18 AM
My two came from the RSPCA in Chobham. They are a lovely pair and I would definitely get more buns from rescues.
One day I would like to visit Bobtails - they sound lovely!

I am even considering getting my next hamster from a rescue too.

01-11-2006, 11:41 AM
Smirnoff, Joey, Caramel(RIP) - pet shop/Garden Centres
Chocolate, Polly, Alfie, Flint, Rosie - Rescues
Cracker - unwanted child's pet - friend of a friend,
Sugar, Spice - given to me by woman up road who had accidental litter
Alex - Free ad bun
Kendra - Surprise gift from 2 free ad buns I picked up :shock:
Barley - Dumped in a box

Of my temporary buns - all Free ads except Calel, who was on RIN & I got cos I wanted to see what it would be like to be bitten by a rabbit :wink: :lol: If i'm honest - Calel & his girlfriend will probably stay here now. We have a routine going. He bites me, I run :wink:

01-11-2006, 06:10 PM
Lucy's previous owner placed an advert for her in the shop next to where I worked and Pumpkin was from a rescue.

01-11-2006, 08:00 PM
Daisy Petshop

Maisy petshop
before we knew better

mr sniffs free ads

01-11-2006, 08:40 PM
mady was from a pet shop

02-11-2006, 11:31 PM
Ours (mum and two daughters) came from a rescue home.


03-11-2006, 12:30 AM
Deej was from a breeder who was our friend. We didn't buy him, as we weren't even looking to get a rabbit. But my OH begged me for about 2 months to be allowed to have Deej, as he fell in love with him when he saw him!

04-11-2006, 01:26 PM
Simba was from a Breeder at the New Forest Show
Nala came from a couple in Bristol who wanted to rehome her.
Fifi came from Cheryl's (sgprescue)