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These cute rabbits are looking for a new home

Crunchie, Twirl, Rolo and Twix were found abandoned in a box
Rolo and Crunchie

At the moment there is a high number of rabbits in RSPCA care in Wales and staff are appealing for those considering adopting rabbits to get in touch.

At RSPCA Newport Animal Centre, Crunchie, Twirl, Rolo and Twix are looking for homes. They were sadly abandoned in a box in Birmingham back in October and have since been in RSPCA care.

Staff at the Newport centre are appealing for two owners for the foursome, so they could go home in pairs. They could happily live with sensible primary school aged children and would be able to live indoor or outdoors providing they have plenty of room to hop, play and run around.

Ferdinand

While Harry, Alba, Ferdinand (left), Dale all came into RSPCA care via the RSPCA inspectorate as their welfare needs were not being met. These playful bunnies have settled in well at the centre and have been growing in confidence day by day.

Centre manager Nikki Tutton said: “We have some adorable bunnies with us at the moment, and we are hoping they’ll soon be heading to their forever homes.

“Please get in touch if you are interested in any of them, or get in touch via an online application form. We can’t wait to hear from you!”

At RSPCA Bryn Y Maen Animal Centre – based at Upper Colwyn Bay – staff are appealing for homes for a number of rabbits, including Kiri and Peter.

Both Kiri and Peter are very sweet natured rabbits who have developed a special bond with each other.

Peter and Kiri

Centre manager Vicky Williams said: “Kiri and Peter are often seen flopped over next to each other or grooming each other, which is really sweet to see.

“Since being in our care, Kiri has grown in confidence and is such a curious girl who loves to be the centre of attention.”

The fluffy duo would be able to live with older primary school age children and would benefit from being provided with a large indoor or outdoor area.

If you feel you could offer this perfect pair the home they deserve, please get in touch with the centre or fill out an online application form.

Despite rabbits often being perceived as an ideal ‘starter pet’ for young children, they actually have very complex needs and are one of the most neglected pets in Britain. It means saldy the RSPCA deals with many calls about bunnies where they have been neglected or abandoned.

Dr Jane Tyson, RSPCA rabbit welfare expert, said: “Sadly, when rabbits are bought on impulse, an owner may not realise how complex they are to care for and what a commitment caring for rabbits can be.

“For anyone who has done their research and is certain they can provide the time, space, money and care it takes to look after a pair of rabbits then please consider adopting rescue rabbits instead.”