Bunny Burrows were recently contacted by a student in Leeds asking if we had room for a baby bunny rabbit they had rescued from a man wandering the streets trying to sell it. They had named him Elado, which was written on the box he came in. They later found it means “for sale” in Hungarian!
Unfortunately she needed to rehome him as she was going home for the summer and couldn’t take him with her. As he is a wild rabbit it meant other rescues and sanctuaries were not interested.
Elado is currently staying at our foster home in Leeds where he is doing well, eating like a horse and constantly looking for attention.
Gwen has been nominated for another award, this time it is for Volunteer of the Year in the North Yorkshire County Council Community Awards 2017. The shortlist will be announced mid July and the winners announced on the 3 November.
A few weeks ago we received a call from a vets in Darlington asking if we could take in a young male rex rabbit who had been brought in as a stray. The poor little bunny was severely underweight and had what the vet thought were scald injuries to one of his back legs. The little bunny was collected and brought back to Bunny Burrows HQ where he was named Prince Charming.
We soon discovered the wound on his back leg wasn’t caused by scalding though, but by him over-grooming and chewing his own foot, and he started doing the same to the other back foot. This was most likely caused by stress, probably from originally being not looked after properly, then abandoned, then the change of surrounding.
A visit to the vets in Leeds was quickly arranged, where he was prescribed a dose of medication. This, along with proper care and diet seemed to help and the injuries soon healed and the fur started to grow back.
Today Prince Charming is a normal little bunny, with his rear feet almost completely healed. He is a happy little chap who loves a cuddle. Unfortunately due to the problems he has had he will be staying at Bunny Burrows for some time while we monitor him.
Rabbit Awareness Week 2017 runs from the 17th to 25th June and this year it is focusing on promoting hay as a key part of your rabbits diet, as well as the importance of companionship, proper living conditions and how your bunny should live a healthy lifestyle.
A number of events will be running during awareness week, such as free vet health checks and education workshops.
Sorry for the lack of updates recently, things have slowly being getting back to normal after Hot Cross Bunny Day. Hopefully we will have some new articles on the website shortly, once we have time to write them up!
P.S. Gretel (The little girl bunny with no front teeth who lives with Hans) has started trying to dig the carpet up. She is such a little cutie!