• Age: 2
  • Breed: Netherland Dwarf
  • Sex: Female (Neutered)
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Bonded: No
  • Vaccinated: Yes
  • Date Added: 22/08/2017
  • Last Update: 20/09/2017

More about Rusty:

Rusty is a 2 year old rapscallion looking for a new home after being rescued, along with 20 other rabbits, from a life in an 18’’ cage. She is approximately 2 years old so its unsurprising that she has a lot of making up to do for lost time. We can't even imagine the frustration and boredom she must have felt in the first 2 years of her life but we are determined to make up for it now. After being neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and health checked by a rabbit specialist vet she is ready for a fresh start.

Rusty is a hare disguised as a Netherland dwarf cross breed: she is feisty and fast and can wriggle her way out of anything! But given her history we are more than understanding and as long as she has her space she is a delight. She is playful and cheeky and has a great eye for home décor. She is often seen taking her toys and hay stuffed loo rolls up and down the ramp deciding where they look best. She is confident on approach, especially if you are armed with treats, but she can sense when someone is about to pick her up and she’ll spring off quick sharp. She’s never aggressive but it’s almost impossible to keep her still for health checks.

Rusty was neutered on the 12th of July so could be reserved for bonding from the 23rd of August. She could be bonded with a neutered male and live indoors or out, or can live as a spoilt single house rabbit. She will need plenty of space and if outdoors a very secure set up. She isn’t suitable to be handled by children as she is so wriggly.

Please call 0161 882 0680 option 4 to meet her!

How to Adopt this Rabbit

Rusty 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
Website:› 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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