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tmak
01-11-2006, 05:41 PM
Hi, Sorry for the long post but I really need opinions. As some of you might know I'm planning on rehoming a rabbit for company for Zoe.

I've found a rabbit in the local rescue and I've had some conflicting advice. When I went there in person and picked the bunny I asked if they would take him back if the bonding didn't work out and they said yes.

I just had a phonecall and a woman asked a few questions, then when I said that Zoe wasn't spayed they weren't keen on rehoming him and asked if I'd be prepared to have her spayed. When I said no, because I don't think it's necessary given her age and the fact that she has no behavioural problems and has had 3 litters, she asked if it would be better for me to keep her as a single bun until the inevitable happens then just get a pair, she was nice but it wasn't the response I was expecting.

All I want is company for Zoe and I explained that it could work out as he's been neutered and I understand it's going to take time, but would they take him back if they really couldn't get on.

Basically I've had to agree to keeping him as a single bunny if they didn't get on, which is not really what I want, but they said they don't like taking them back once they've been rehomed.

I suggested that I take Zoe there first to see how they get on so that if they go for the kill I won't take him home. She asked when I could bring her and I had to say to her that they couldn't come into contact until he'd been neutered for 6 six weeks and it's only been 2.

One of the volunteers there when I called in last week asked me if I'd prefer to get a guinea pig for her - which as we all know conflicts with the official RSPCA website, and they work together with the RSPCA.

Should I just leave it there and keep her as a single bun or should I take the risk and rehome the other rabbit anyway?

Suzanne
01-11-2006, 06:08 PM
Can you try another rescue? This one sounds questionable. Our unneutured female lived with a neutured male for four months without any problems.

tmak
01-11-2006, 06:10 PM
Hi, unfortunately there aren't many around where I live but I have serious doubts about this working out with them.

taylor v 109
01-11-2006, 07:29 PM
Not very helpfull are they :( , i carnt see theres a problem at all. Seems to me there trying to make it difficult for people. There is a risk if you cannot test them out with eachother. And of course taking a boy to a girl is always harder. Best of luck. val

honeybunny
01-11-2006, 08:12 PM
You could always apply to a rescue further afield..a bunny run could be arranged ..you may get more help and most will take a bun back, when they have room..if it doesn't work out..althought the doantion given is usually non refundable...
.....(I have lots if neutered males looking for a home..cough cough! :lol: )

tmak
01-11-2006, 08:17 PM
LOL thanks - I'm just worried that I'll have 2 single bunnies to look after when the whole point is getting company for her, and she has a huge run now and if I have to separate them they'll be single in half the space!