You must take all reasonable steps to make sure that your rabbit has:
- a suitable environment to live in
- a healthy diet
- the ability to behave normally
- suitable company
- protection from pain, suffering, injury and disease
Owning and caring for a rabbit is great fun and very rewarding, but it is also a big responsibility and a long-term caring and financial commitment as they normally live for seven to 12 years.
You control your pet’s lifestyle so it is your responsibility to make sure that its needs are met, whatever the circumstances.
Diet, normal behaviour, disease
For more detailed information about a suitable diet for rabbits, normal behaviour patterns and protecting rabbits from pain, injury and disease go to:
More useful links
- Search for a veterinary practice
- Pet Advertising Advisory Group - if you've bought an animal from a classified advert or website that has turned out to be a poorly or problem pet or are concerned about a pet being advertised for sale, find out how to report it
- Animal welfare and pets - tips on caring for dogs, cats, chickens and more