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    Default Greetings, fellow bunny fanciers

    Hello, everyone.

    I am new at this forum, and I really hope it is still active.

    This is a UK forum, if I understand correctly, focussed (but I believe certainly not exclusively meant for) on the UK (I mean bunny vets and organisations-wise. All else is universally applicable). I am not currently a UK resident (though it is a plan of mine to become one in the next 5 years--if I can find my line of work there, Brexit notwithstanding), but where I am located, there are no rabbit organisations such as in the UK and USA, and the rabbit vet situation is abysmal, I mean ABYSMAL. The vets here specialise in cattle and dogs/cats. When it comes to any other animal, it comes down to 2 (!!!!) vets in the whole country who have ever had a modicum of professional experience with rabbits (honestly, I have no idea how people who have parrots find a helpline here, if rabbits are seen as 'exotic animals'. There are no forums for rabbit fanciers (I am not inclined to say ''owners'', as I am not a cattle baron) here, no organisation in real life dedicated to it (there are now a few animal sanctuaries here not limited to the buns, but all animals used for meat/diary/fur that gladden my heart; alas, they are not located anywhere near me, nor can I afford to support them any more than minimally on a financial level). There are a few closed Facebook groups I wot of from the brif time I was on there, but I no longer am interested in social media, so I have no account and no access to that. Otherwise, this is a very closed society, with a ''you're on your own'' mindset about everything, and health care is available only to those who belong to the upper echelons of society; same goes for vets.
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    . I am sure I will find some understanding here, and I look forward to it
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    Welcome to the forum. You’re right the majority of members are based in th UK but we share our rabbit knowledge, experiences and friendship worldwide.
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    Welcome to the forum, I hope you find lots of useful information here, should you need it. We love hearing all about members bunnies too
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    Thank you very much! I am so happy to find a helpful community of rabbit slaves here :P I am surprised to see how active this forum is, and chuffed!

    I am happy this is UK-based, as I plan to move to what has always felt my spiritual and cultural home in the next 5 years--if I can find employment there, being disabled. It's not just a dream; I've got concrete plans, but the Brexit thing scares me, not only because of the immigration policy becoming stricter, but because of taking Livvy with me--so far, rabbits, as long as they were from the EU, did not have to stay in quarantine, or so I read--now, as the UK is leaving EU, I fear this will change, too. There is no way in heaven that Livvy is not going with me wherever I go--especially because I see there is a lovely rabbit people community there, and--for the most parts--I read you've got educated and caring vets, and where I am, there are no such things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HadesOfPurlple View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    I am new at this forum, and I really hope it is still active.

    This is a UK forum, if I understand correctly, focussed (but I believe certainly not exclusively meant for) on the UK (I mean bunny vets and organisations-wise. All else is universally applicable). I am not currently a UK resident (though it is a plan of mine to become one in the next 5 years--if I can find my line of work there, Brexit notwithstanding), but where I am located, there are no rabbit organisations such as in the UK and USA, and the rabbit vet situation is abysmal, I mean ABYSMAL. The vets here specialise in cattle and dogs/cats. When it comes to any other animal, it comes down to 2 (!!!!) vets in the whole country who have ever had a modicum of professional experience with rabbits (honestly, I have no idea how people who have parrots find a helpline here, if rabbits are seen as 'exotic animals'. There are no forums for rabbit fanciers (I am not inclined to say ''owners'', as I am not a cattle baron) here, no organisation in real life dedicated to it (there are now a few animal sanctuaries here not limited to the buns, but all animals used for meat/diary/fur that gladden my heart; alas, they are not located anywhere near me, nor can I afford to support them any more than minimally on a financial level). There are a few closed Facebook groups I wot of from the brif time I was on there, but I no longer am interested in social media, so I have no account and no access to that. Otherwise, this is a very closed society, with a ''you're on your own'' mindset about everything, and health care is available only to those who belong to the upper echelons of society; same goes for vets.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope that all the various threads on here can be of help and knowledge for you.
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    Welcome to the forum
    Don't worry about not being based in the UK, rabbit problems don't care what country you're in! There's lots of advice to be had here

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