Getting A Rabbit? | Village Vets
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Congratulations on your new family member!

Getting a new bunny is a really exciting time for all your family. There is a lot to take in. Don’t get overwhelmed. We are here to help you regardless of how trivial you might think your query is.Here are a few things you need to be aware of.

getting new rabbit, bunny for kids RABBIT VACCINATIONS


Vaccinations prevent contagious and usually fatal diseases. In rabbits we vaccinate against, Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea (VHD)


  • 1st Vaccination from 5 weeks old
  • Then vaccinate every year.

 getting new rabbit, bunny for kids NEUTERING


Neutering can help your rabbit lead a longer and healthier life.
Neutered rabbits are calmer and easier to manage. Neutering reduces overpopulation, aggression andcertain cancers.


Male and female rabbits can be neutered from 4 months of age.
These are guidelines only. It is best to contact our team to discuss the ideal timing to neuter your pet.

getting new rabbit, bunny for kids DIET

A rabbit’s diet should be made up of 80% hay/grass, 15% leafy greens and 5% pellets. They should also have constant access to fresh water.
If you need more advice or information please speak to our vets or nurses.

getting new rabbit, bunny for kids FLEA, PARASITE TREATMENT

Because external parasites can be extremely irritating to your bunny and cause serious skin disorders such as flystrike, anaemia, allergic dermatitis etc.
Treatment is easy for you to do at home. Ask us for information on what product is best to use on your bunny


getting new rabbit, bunny for kids DENTAL CHECKS

Rabbits have long teeth that continuously grow. It takes a lot of chewing to keep them worn down to usable lengths. Dental disease is a common issue for rabbits and it is vital to bring them to any of our team for regular dental checks.



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