- Age: 3
- Breed: English
- Sex: Female (Neutered)
- Location: Greater Manchester
- Bonded: No
- Vaccinated: Yes
- Date Added: 09/12/2016
- Last Update: 24/03/2017
More about Belinda:
Belinda is an absolutely stunning English spot rabbit around 2 to 3 years old. She was found stray with no sign of an owner so we neutered, vaccinated and microchipped her at the rabbit specialist vets we use and just when we thought she was ready for adoption we all got a bit of a shock. Not only did she pull out the stitches from her neutering site TWICE which involved her being admitted to the vets for a few days for sedation and a re-stitch on two consecutive weeks, but she then also had a bad reaction to the injectable medication which resulted in a nasty formation of scabs appearing all over her back! Our poor girl was in a right state after all of this, not only was she stressed from repeated vet trips but she also had to wear a soft cone to stop her chewing herself. The fur on her back was shaved so that antibiotic cream could be applied to the scabs and it looked so sore that we were unsure if the fur would ever grow back, but after just a few short weeks she looks amazing and almost back to her old self. Our Belinda is obviously a very sensitive girl but thankfully is now...ready for adoption!
Belinda was a little skittish at first (quite typical of her breed) and obviously confused by all the change, but she is starting to settle down now and is quickly growing in confidence. Food has been the way to her heart and has helped us coax her over when she’s needed medication. Like most rabbits she avoids being picked up but she never tells us off or stomps, she just tolerates it knowing she’ll get a treat at the end. She’s been a star patient throughout her ordeal which we are very grateful for!
Belinda likes a good explore and will no doubt enjoy a large enclosure full of furniture and hidey holes. When she thinks no one’s watching we see her fly round her pen, up and over the wooden castle and through the tunnels, it’s lovely to see her so happy and healthy.
Belinda was neutered on the 26th November so is ready to be reserved for bonding. She could live indoors or out with a bunny friend but will need a quiet home environment as she can be a timid/flighty lady typical of the English Spot breed. If you would like her as a single house bunny then an adult only home would be best. Belinda is now healthy and on no medication, she just needs a home to complete her long journey.
How to Adopt this Rabbit
Belinda is being rehomed through a rescue. For more information or to enquire about adoption please contact:
RSPCA Manchester & Salford Branch
565 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester
Tel: 0161 8820680
Website: http://www.rspca-manchesterandsalford.org.uk› View all rabbits
Details: · All of our rabbits are micro-chipped, neutered and vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD). To ensure rabbits are protected from these common diseases, VHD needs repeating every year and in some areas Myxomatosis needs repeating every 6 months, otherwise annually. We undertake a home visit for each rabbit prior to adoption; we aim to do this within one week of each reservation placed. We ask for an adoption fee of £40 per rabbit, £75 for a bonded pair. Rabbits are highly sociable mammals and should ideally live with another. Both rabbits must be neutered regardless of their sex, this is not only to prevent unwanted litters but also promotes good health long term and keeps hormone levels to a minimum. Adopted rabbits living on their own may only be re-homed indoors as house rabbits, requiring a lot of human attention and additional stimulation. When a rabbit is to be bonded with a potential adopter’s rabbit, we ask that their rabbit is both neutered and up to date with vaccinations against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD). The best companion match when bonding two rabbits is a neutered male with a neutered female. In most instances, all initial bonding sessions will be carried out under RSPCA supervision to gauge how the rabbits will potentially get on together. When rabbits are to live outdoors then the RSPCA minimum size requirements for a hutch are 6ft x 2ft x 2ft - sheds are an ideal option. With rabbits requiring a minimum of 4-5 hours exercise every day, a secure run permanently attached to the hutch/shed is ideal. We are a registered charity: 232255.