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Post by npanne on Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:49 pm

Thanks - that was my thoughts - still waiting for them to get back to me.

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Post by npanne on Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:29 pm

Well, they did finally reply, and it does seem that their minimum requirement for a hutch is 6x2x2 (fair enough) and then for all-day access to a secure run at least 12x12. They referred me back to their guidelines : http://www.raystede.org/file/31/rabbit-care-leaflet.pdf.

Whilst I wouldn't say that this is excessive, it certainly seems more than a lot of other places recommend - and (as someone else has pointed out), quite likely to put off a large population of potential adopters - that said, I guess they have to do what they feel is the right thing.

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Post by GreenBean on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:20 am

It seems the minimum run size can include the hutch within it if that makes a difference?!

I totally agree that if you've seen rabbits enjoy having that much space, accepting that less is acceptable may be too big a compromise. And when rescues are adopting rabbits who have already often had a rough deal, they want the best for them. So I do understand. But it's a shame if it excludes lovely, responsible people who understand space is important and could provide a lovely caring home, but just don't have quite that much space.

Do you have any other rescues near you? It's always worth looking at places further afield as many have volunteers who are willing to help with transport for the right home.
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Re: Hello - and first questions

Post by c.bolduan on Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:35 pm

I experienced some thing similar. When I looked for a hunbun for Bertie I contacted various rescues. I was turned down by a respectable one of which I liked the attitude. It seems I had failed answering some of the health questions and that I had not had the sized run at the time although I made it clear I was working on the runaround system. scratch
Fair enough they don't want to rehome animals and then get them back for rehome if things don't work out. But only going for sizes of runs and hutches is not the whole story. Wonder what they would say to the set up now? Wink
Found Bubbles at Blue gross Burford and they were very supportive and helpful.
It may involve some searching but Im sure you will find the right buns! Very Happy

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