I am Wilbur

I am Wilbur. I am NOT an Easter bunny.

I am a big bun who has lots of fur but not a very big tum. I like to keep myself clean, my bunwife too. I worried my mum sick when I stopped eating late the other night. GI Stasis caused by fur blocking my gut.

Mum says the strings of pearls I leave behind are a welcome sight but she can’t sell them to recover the costs.

I am Wilbur. I am NOT an Easter bunny.

I am McVitie. I am NOT an Easter Bunny

I am McVitie. I am NOT an Easter Bunny.

I am the Bunny Burrows’ guard rabbit. I may be tiny. I may be cute. But I take my job very seriously. I don’t care if you have two legs or four; disturb the peace and I’ll be there. My warning thump can be heard all over the house.

Nanny Gwen says its a good job I have no front teeth. I’m not sure that I agree. I cannot bite you so I’ll have to box you instead!

I am McVitie. I am NOT an Easter Bunny.

Snow Day, What’s A Snow Day!

What a winter it has been so far. We’ve not had one like this for 10 years. Plans keep having to be changed due to snow but the animals here do not understand the concept of a snow day!

No matter how much snow has fallen the animals in our care still need feeding, medicating and cleaning out.

We are very grateful to our dedicated volunteers who have been braving the elements and walking to Bunny Burrows to offer their services. Especially on days where the road has been impassable! Without them we would be sweeping Gwen up off the floor.

Guess the Name of the Bunny

Who would like to win this gorgeous hand knitted rabbit? We will even include free UK postage.

Guess the name of the bunny competition is open to our world wide supporters too.

All you need to do is guess their name. There are 100 names to choose from; listed on the chart below. It is £1 a name to be paid by PayPal. List of names sold can be found on our Facebook page.

Our PayPal link is paypal.me/bunnyburrows or our PayPal email is gwenbigbunny@hotmail.com please add your name, email address and the name/names you would like to guess in PayPal comment section.

Prize has been kindly donated by @knotyourknanasknits – check out her Facebook and Instagram pages, her knitted creations are fabulous

January’s Auction

Unfortunately we have decided to cancel January’s auction. Due to high levels of COVID 19 in our small area of North Yorkshire; it is unfair for us to ask our volunteers to take so many parcels to the post office. We will review the situation for February’s auction nearer the time.

In the mean time watch this space for our next online fundraiser … coming soon to a screen in your home.

Nature’s Own Hay

We are now one of Nature’s Own affiliated charities.

When you buy their products using our referral link they donate hay back to us. This is a wonderful scheme designed to help small charities like ourselves.

Although we buy the majority of our hay direct from the farmer. The rabbits and guinea pigs always appreciate fancy feeding hay. After all everyone appreciates a little treat every now and again.

Too Cold for Tortoises

Brrrr it’s cold outside; much colder than what we are used to even here in North Yorkshire! Its causing a few unexpected problems. Eleven problems to be exact!

Eleven tortoises have been hibernating in the shed. Nothing unusual there, they’ve been successfully hibernating in there for several years. It is their home for half the year. However with no sign of this cold snap ending and temperatures dropping well below zero the shed is now too cold for them to safely hibernate.

So what to do with eleven hibernating tortoises?

They need somewhere cold but not too cold, dry and sheltered to continue their hibernation. Somewhere that is easy to access. Not to mention somewhere big enough to keep all eleven!

The answer – the conservatory!

Much to Gretel’s disgust Gwen has turned the heating off in the conservatory and barred her access. The tortoises are all neatly stacked with their names on their boxes, sleeping the winter away.

A little reminder

So 2021 hasn’t got off to the best of starts. Here in England today is the first day of our third national lockdown. It may not be how we wanted to start the year but it is what it is.

We would like to take this time to remind you of the message we posted back in March. A rabbit is for life not just for lockdown.

A rabbit like any other pet is a lifelong commitment. They should be a member of the family not an impulse buy.

With an average lifespan of 8-12 years these complicated creatures require a specialist vet which does not come cheap and at the moment vet care is not easy to access.

So please remember a rabbit is for life not just for lockdown.

A Little About Donations

Bunny Burrows couldn’t survive with out the generous donations we receive from our supporters. If you’re having a post Christmas clear out or have any unwanted presents please think of us.

Along with our monthly auction we also sell items on Facebook market place and eBay.

We weigh in clothing (when the weigh in places are open – until then we store it in the attic!).

Unwanted CDs, DVDs and books are sold using websites such as music magpie and We Buy Books.

We make and sell gift hampers using unwanted and unopened toiletries.

Got something you don’t want? Chances are we can use it to help keep Bunny Burrows running.

For more information on how we fund Bunny Burrows and to keep updated on future planned events please visit our fundraising section. Thank you.