Chunk

  • Age: 2
  • Breed: Large
  • Sex: Male (Neutered)
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Bonded: No
  • Vaccinated: Yes
  • Date Added: 10/01/2017
  • Last Update: 23/03/2017

More about Chunk:

Say hello to our lad Chunk. He is a 2 year old rabbit best appreciated from a distance where he doesn’t know you’re watching him! He is looking for a new home after he was rescued from poor, cramped conditions along with multiple other animals. He has been with us nearly 4 months but we are only releasing him for adoption now as it has taken him so long to recover from his past experiences and learnt to trust us.

Chunk was very timid when he first arrived, having clearly had little, if any, positive interaction with people before. This had made him wary of us but over time he has mellowed out a little and is starting to trust us. When he doesn’t realise we are spying on him we see him jump on his castle, binky around the pen and just generally have a great time, but when we approach he will sit still and keep a cautious eye on us. He isn’t an aggressive rabbit, so health checks and claw clipping are easy enough, but he doesn’t yet see people as friends, he prefers to sit next to a neighbouring pen than to us.

Chunk has won the proud prize of being a ‘staff favourite’; Deb tells us how he won the title:

‘I can’t lie, to begin with I just loved Chunk because I knew no one else would. He was black, fully grown, and anti social; pretty much the worst combination of traits for adoption. But over the past few months I’ve gained a genuine love for the little rabbit. He came in scared to death having lived his 2 short years in a cramped, filthy hutch with very little human interaction so his timid nature was to be expected but slowly he started to round. He still won’t come running over to greet me or delight in being picked up but he’ll sniff my hand and allow me the pleasure of a few head strokes and he has never once grunted, chewed or even so much as stamped in protest as being health checked. He’s a mild mannered bunny who just needs someone to give him time to settle in. We have plenty of rabbits in our care who get attention from prospective adopters by being cheeky, confident or just super cute but Chunk gets overlooked every time because he’s quiet, well behaved and doesn’t make a fuss. Whoever does give this lovely lad a chance I’m sure will be rewarded with an easy bunny to care for.’

Chunk was neutered on the 1st of November so is ready now to be bonded with a neutered female rabbit in need of a companion. He would be happy living outdoors with a bunny friend and plenty places to investigate or indoors in peaceful adult only home.

How to Adopt this Rabbit

Chunk 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
Greater Manchester
M21 0AE

Tel: 0161 8820680
Email: rspcamcr_salford@btconnect.com
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.

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