These rabbits are rabbits who have been surrendered to the rescue for various reasons and will live their retirement with us in sanctuary care if they are not adopted. We understand that it is often much harder to find homes for special needs rabbits and those with additional care needs however we do also have owners that are specifically looking for a SN bunny as a companion for their other bunny.
What type of home can offer a SN rabbit a home? One with lots of time, patience and love to give. These rabbits can often need a lot more extensive a care routine and cannot be left for long periods of time so not ideal for those who work long hours. You must have experience with caring for sick or ill rabbits, be confident in medicating and regularly weighing them. A good rabbit vet nearby on call is a must as these rabbits may need to see the vet on a monthly basis.
What classes a rabbit as Special Needs? These rabbits have additional care requirements. We do not class blind or deaf rabbits as having SN unless they have additional care needs (this is because most domestic rabbit breeds have partial sight/hearing and adapt as any normal rabbit). Special needs can be:
Extreme dietary/severe gut conditions such as Megacolon disease or having no teeth requiring liquid feeding
Mobility issues - tripod buns, severe arthritis, lack of hind leg mobility, head tilt, splay legs
Active EC with regular flare ups
Ongoing ear / dental disease
Chronic respiratory conditions such as Pasturella/Bordatella
Can SN rabbits be insured? The simple answer, yes.
Can SN rabbits be bonded with 'normal' rabbits? Absolutely. The SN itself must be taken into account as well as the severity and impact stress plays on the condition itself. The other rabbit/s they are being bonded to must be matched well and bonding must be done slower and more delicately. Some SN rabbits deal better living in with a healthy group and others deal better with just one other SN rabbit, we assess each rabbit individually case by case. If the condition is contagious or a risk to other healthy rabbits, we will not adopt this rabbit out to live in a household with healthy rabbits that do not also have the condition (for example Pasturella).
The adoption process for these bunnies is the same for any other bunny - send us in your adoption form and we can discuss who would be the best match. Like all the bunnies here, these buns are also fully vaccinated, neutered (we will always neuter regardless of age or conditions thanks to our top specialist vets) and have had full health and behavioural assessments. We can also help with bonding or talk you through the process. *Please note that we will not adopt any bunny out to live on their own so they must be bonded with your rabbit/s or with another of our rabbits.*
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Gender: Male Age: 6 years Breed: Mini Lop
Brodie is an adorable boy who steals the hearts of everyone he meets. He adores cuddles and head rubs and any kind of attention he can get. He is very lazy and likes to mostly snooze all day on his vetbed or hop into his litter tray to munch on his hay. He is a sweet, gentle boy and copes so well with all the vet visits and poking and prodding although do be prepared for a slight stink eye when he gets home! This chunky little fluff ball is such a darling, he just needs someone to love him and lots of TLC and another bunny to love him and snuggle with him. He is very submissive so would be a nice simple bond with most other bunnies temperament types.
Brodie needs to live in the house as an indoor bunny, this is because he is more sensitive and living outside alone has been part of the reason he has ended up needing so much vet treatment. A close eye needs to be kept on him in case of any changes in his behaviour/health and he much prefers somewhere cosy and warm to spend his afternoons snoozing.
Brodie arrived into us after he was surrendered to a vet in a very sad, sorry state. After weeks and weeks of intense treatment and tests he has been coming along wonders and is continuing to improve daily. Sadly, being a mini lop the shape of his skull is causing his front teeth roots to press on his tear ducts and he has regularly weepy eyes and blocked tear ducts. Due to severe neglect this had resulted in complete facial trauma and infections which are now cleared up. However, he will always need his eyes cleaned and ideally another bonded bunny would help with this! He may need to have his tear ducts flushed every 4-6 months. Luckily, this is the only special need that he has. His teeth are great and he loves hay thankfully! Being a lop his ears also get waxy but ear drops help with this. To prevent the tear ducts causing any further issues, a close eye needs kept on him. We also suspect he may have the start of slight arthritis so further down the line may need pain relief for that.