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    i just seen a advert on gumtree for two rabbits and cage near where i live free to good home and i rang woman she dont know what breed or sex they are just that ones black and ones spotty, she just said she wants rid she didnt know if they had floppy or straight ears, i cant home these rabbits but i dont think i can leave them there i am tempted to take them and find a home but i dont know if im doing right thing, i alreay have 2 rescue rexes to find home for, but i know if i take these i could either get them to a rescue or a happy new home

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    It's such a tricky one. There will always be more buns than we can help...are these buns any more at risk than any other bun currently on a rescue waiting list? One of the reasons the 'no freeads' rule was put on here was because so many people were finding freead buns and asking rescues to take them, which then puts the rescue in a difficult situation, as they need to prioritise need and by taking a freead bun (which may not be any more 'at risk' than any other bun needing a home) it may actually be denying a rescue place to another one that needs the rescue place more.

    I have taken buns in and rehomed them directly before, but you need to be prepared that you might be stuck with them for a significant period of time before rehoming; can you cope/afford it if they turn out to be very unwell and need vet treatment and/or are pregnant and produce 8 more babies? Can you afford/have time to neuter, vaccinate, homecheck etc? Do you have somewhere suitable to keep them and to keep them quarantined away from any other rabbits you have?

    I do understand why you're anxious and it's so hard once you've seen them or spoken to people, but personally I wouldn't ask a rescue to take them and would only take them myself if I had the capacity and finance to deal with them properly myself, whatever their circumstances turned out to be.
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    Has she said if they are living together?

    If so and one is male and the other female you could be rescuing more than 2 rabbits

    That said, also, more than 2 would need rescuing also How can they know so little about a living creature in their care ?
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    How on earth can she not know if they are lop or uppy eared!!!!!!
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    i went and got these rabbits and i am glad i did they was in a indoor cage which was no more than large rat cage, there was two rabbits and a guinea pig, they had been brought in because of cold, when i see outside cage i think its more like thedogs had nearly chewed through to the rabbits, and when i looked at them they look to be both females and one is a english they said a year old but she is like a skeleton evry bone is sticking out and can hardly walk as so skinny i nearly cried and the condition of these , i cant keep them as i dont haveroom but i will look after them til they get a home and i am going to get them checked over and they need proper care

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    Quote Originally Posted by leanne2525 View Post
    i went and got these rabbits and i am glad i did they was in a indoor cage which was no more than large rat cage, there was two rabbits and a guinea pig, they had been brought in because of cold, when i see outside cage i think its more like thedogs had nearly chewed through to the rabbits, and when i looked at them they look to be both females and one is a english they said a year old but she is like a skeleton evry bone is sticking out and can hardly walk as so skinny i nearly cried and the condition of these , i cant keep them as i dont haveroom but i will look after them til they get a home and i am going to get them checked over and they need proper care
    Thank goodness you got them. I was going to suggest you got them but then saw that you already have. Well done, sounds like they were neglected little things. If you have room and money to keep them with you then I would as rescues are so full at this time. I'm really glad you could help. Piccies?? xx
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    Very well done for rescuing them

    Good luck with next steps. Have you a good vet who can check them over and advise you? Did the woman tell you what food they are used to (doesn't seem that had enough of whatever it was, but at least you can avoid sudden changes and minimise the risk of stasis).

    Lots of vibes for returning them to health.

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    Well done on rescuing them x
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    I was going to say the spotty one is probably an English, the other might be a self black english?
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    i am going to ring a few rescues to see if they have room but i think the english needs vet treatment as so underweight, i really dont have room for them but wont be letting the go until there in a safe home ill put some photos up in a sec

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