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Adopt, Bond, VIB Buns

  • Is a Rabbit the right pet for you?
    When we consider the addition of a pet to our family, we need to consider if this animal is suited to our current lifestyle. Can you keep the rabbit as a INDOOR house pet? Are there predator animals in the home that can be managed around the rabbit? Are there young children under 8 yrs that can be managed around the rabbit? Have you considered the financial cost of vet care? Can you COMMIT to caring for this animal for the next 10 to 12 years? ​ If you can answer "yes" to these 5 important questions, then you may be able to provide an appropriate home for a bunny.
  • What is the Adoption Process
    Getting started: INDOOR HOMES ONLY Indoor housing and ideas Ring for an appointment Send a photo of your setup to info@rabbitrunaway.org.au or purchase from us Buns go out on a 2 week trial Adoption fee is $150 per bunny family. All of our rabbits are vaccinated, de-sexed, and many are also microchipped. Starter Kit for sale (when in stock): $120 We have starter kits for sale which include a pet fence (varies) floor rug to go under pet fence hay/litter tray water bowl (choice of pattern) salad dish Hay and pellets salad greens for the first night home information sheets on rabbit care.
  • What are VIB Buns?
    Very Important Buns (VIB) refers to rabbits that come to us with health challenges or are elder buns. These buns are treated by our vets before placed into homes. This initiative prevents these animals from euthanasia. Carers are provided with equipment if needed, at no charge similar to the starter kid, as well as ongoing training, advice and support as required. ​ We also support the VIB carer by providing a range of discounts and tax deduction initiatives. Please call the Orphanage if you can offer a home to our VIB buns on 9751 1229.
  • What if I live in rental properties?
    Find your right at Consumer Affairs Victoria article: Pets in rental properties.

Is a Rabbit the right pet for you?

When we consider the addition of a pet to our family, we need to consider if this animal is suited to our current lifestyle. 

  1. Can you keep the rabbit as a INDOOR house pet?

  2. Are there predator animals in the home that can be managed around the rabbit?

  3. Are there young children under 8 yrs that can be managed around the rabbit?

  4. Have you considered the financial cost of vet care?

  5. Can you COMMIT to caring for this animal for the next 10 to 12 years?

If you can answer "yes" to these 5 important questions,  then you may be able to provide an appropriate home for a bunny. 

RABBITS IN RENTAL PROPERTIES: Yes, find out your rights!

If you do not find YOUR BUNNY here please scroll down to see other rabbit rescues as all buns deserve loving homes.

What are VIB Buns?

 

Very Important Buns (VIB) refers to rabbits that come to us with health challenges or are elder buns.   These buns are treated by our vets before placed into homes.  This initiative prevents these animals from euthanasia. 


Carers are provided with equipment if needed, at no charge similar to the starter kid, as well as ongoing training, advice and support as required.

We also support the VIB carer by providing a range of discounts and tax deduction initiatives.

 

Please call the Orphanage if you can offer a home to our VIB buns on 9751 1229.

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Bunny Bonding
by appointment
You must meet the
adoption criteria...
  • Your rabbit must be de-sexed & vaccinated, prior to a bonding session. 

  • Mature male rabbits MUST wait 12 weeks after neutering for the hormones to settle before attempting bonding.

  • Bonding is best done in a neutral space, at the pace of the rabbits.  Getting to know each other cannot be rushed.

  • Bonding often requires a stay for a day or two under supervision, in a neutral space while the rabbit work out their hierarchy and dominance.

 

        Cost of Bonding: Nil 

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The Adoption Process 

 

  • INDOOR HOMES ONLY   

  • Indoor housing and ideas

  • Ring for an appointment 

  • Send a photo of your setup to info@rabbitrunaway.org.au or purchase from us

  • Buns go out on a 2 week trial

  • Adoption fee is  $150 per bunny family. 

  • All of our rabbits are vaccinated, de-sexed, and many are also microchipped.

Starter Kit for sale (when in stock):   $120 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have starter kits for sale which include a

  • pet fence (varies)

  • floor rug to go under pet fence

  • hay/litter tray

  • water bowl (choice of pattern)

  • salad dish 

  • Hay and pellets

  • salad greens for the first night home

  • information sheets on rabbit care.

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Other Rabbit Rescues

 

VICTORIA

Alice and Blueys Rabbit Rescue: Cockatoo

Freedom for Farmed Rabbits

Kelly's Rabbit Warren Rescue

 

TASMANIA

Big Ears: Tasmania

NSW

Charlottes Rabbit Rescue

Porsches Rescue

The Rabbit Sanctuary

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SA Rabbit Rescue and Adoptions

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Romeo's Rabbit Rescue

NORTHERN TERRITORY

RSPCA Darwin region

 

ALSO...

Smooshie Face Treats Adoption Pawtal: Adoption online portal for rabbits & guinea pigs

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