Rabbits are prey animals and frighten easily, they need specialist care from attentive and responsible adult owners. Responsible ownership requires an understanding of your rabbit’s basic health needs. Rabbits can suffer from health conditions that are unique to their species. Not all vets specialise in rabbit health, so it is important to find a bunny savvy vet or a vet that is willing to liaise with a bunny savvy vet.
Laws: Domestic & Wild/Feral Rabbits
Both domesticated and wild/feral rabbits are referenced under Section 58 of the Catchment and Land Protection Act (CaLP) in Victoria.
When any rabbit is securely housed in captivity it is no longer considered to be part of a wild or feral population.
Rabbits & Animals
Introducing a rabbit to another animal is best done slowly, over a period, in a controlled environment.