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Thread: Do Rabbits suffer from Stress??

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    Default Do Rabbits suffer from Stress??

    I know it's something most of us know backwards, but it helps to reiterate I think.

    If your rabbit sits hunched up during dawn and dusk, he/she could be stressed. And stress affects the immune system, which in turn bring them down with illnesses.

    Rabbits need *three metres* and headroom to run and jump as they would in the wild.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti...s_contentcard9
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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
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    I was really pleased to read this on the BBC. It's showing up at the bottom of a lot of the news pages too And links to the RWAF and nothing else
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    Quote Originally Posted by keletkezes View Post
    I was really pleased to read this on the BBC. It's showing up at the bottom of a lot of the news pages too And links to the RWAF and nothing else

    I am really pleased too

    Rabbits get such a raw deal, and I really wish they weren't ever bred and sold as pets.
    But they are, and deserve a higher profile than they get

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    I just logged in specially to post this! Glad it's doing the rounds - I thought it might be a handy thing to show new rabbit owners to prove that rabbits do have complex needs and that we're not all just making a fuss about nothing


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    I may print a few of these out. More than once I've seen a lonely imprisoned bunny when out walking & wish I had some literature to pass on. I think this explains things nicely

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    I get really fed up with people making comments about how spoilt my bunnies are just because they have a reasonable amount of space. Does anyone else get that?

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    Yes! I get that as well! Showed a photo to the P@H staff of the temporary bonding set up to show them how Dave was doing (got him from their adopt bit), and they commented on how lucky he was to have that, and its half the size of his permanent set up will be.
    I don't even care if people think I'm a rabbit nut, telling them minimum requirements etc. Its basic welfare and it's the right thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CometLucy195 View Post
    Its basic welfare and it's the right thing to do.
    Absolutely
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