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Polden Hills Vets

Polden Hills Veterinary Centre

The Woollands, Brent Road, Cossington, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 8LF

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RABBITS & SMALL FURRIES

Support and care for your rabbits and small furries

Rabbits

Rabbits can make excellent pets! They are inquisitive, sociable, gentle, and intelligent. They don't have to be walked and usually learn to use a litter box quite easily.

Rabbits are social animals and therefore are ideally kept in pairs in a large living area which allows them space to be separate from each other.

It's important that rabbits are of similar size. If one is much bigger than the other, it may bully the smaller rabbit causing stress or accidently causing injury. Rabbits do live a long time, averaging between 6 and 10+ years depending on the breed.


Here are some important points about caring for your pet rabbits:

Litter area

Handling your pet rabbit

Feeding

Neutering

Rabbits are known for their breeding abilities so early spaying/castration is recommended to prevent breeding and to decrease both medical and behavioural problems.

Visits to your veterinary surgeon

As with dogs and cats, rabbits also require regular visits to your veterinary surgeon. Rabbits are commonly seen for annual health checks, neutering, gastrointestinal and urinary tract problems, dental checks, skin problems, and upper respiratory diseases. Through proper veterinary care and diet, most problems can be prevented. To enhance your rabbit's diet, we stock a wide variety of delicious Burns Rabbit Foods.

Please drop by to learn more about caring for your pet rabbit and to check out the special rabbit foods we carry.


Small Furries

There are various other domesticated small animals kept as pets. Some common ones include: To keep them healthy and happy, each species of animal requires specialized housing, diet, grooming, care, veterinary checks, and knowledge.

Please feel free to come in and talk to us about your special pets. We're here to help!

We're here to answer any questions about your rabbits and small furries.