March 5, 2022
Portland Vets Horley are getting involved in the #ItTakesTwo campaign. A joint venture between the British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA); promoting greater awareness of the health and welfare benefits for rabbits living in compatible pairs.
To promote this campaign we are asking local children to complete a fun activity sheet and enter it into a prize draw! Just download the activity sheet and drop it in to us by 31st March to be in with a chance of winning.
Companionship is extremely important for pet rabbits, they are prey animals and live in colonies in the wild, ‘safety in numbers’. This social instinct is still present in pet rabbits, and needs to be considered when providing a home for them.
Evidence shows that there is a great benefit for pet rabbits to live with other pet rabbits, this companionship has a positive effect on their health, behaviour, emotional well being and body temperature regulation. Rabbits will often seek out companionship in preference to food!
Sadly, according to the 2019 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) report, 49% of rabbits in the UK still live alone with no companionship.
For more information on the campaign go to BVA website