Rabbits and Human

Rabbits are delicate, affectionate and lovable creatures that can bond with their owners and the right companion rabbit. They can be toilet trained and are clean, quiet animals. Their behaviour changes as they grow from babies to adults. With a quiet home away from predators, the correct diet and a regular check-up from a bunny savvy vet, indoor rabbits can live to 12 years of age.

Is Rabbit The Right Pet For Your Child?

The pet shops sell baby rabbits that are soft, fluffy and pliable, but when the rabbit reaches three to four months of age, they develop their personalities and most find being handled terrifying.

Rabbits And Children

80% of rabbits surrendered to Rescue is because the rabbit was purchased for a child. Young children can lose interest within a week of purchase, with older children it is often when they reach their teenage years and want to spend time pursuing hobbies and friends.

Rabbit In School

We consider that few classroom environments can meet the many needs of rabbits as a home environment could. If you are considering a classroom rabbit, we hope we can convince you that it is not be a good idea

Bunny Proof Your Home

Rabbit Proofing your home will prevent damage, protecting your rabbit and providing safe chewing alternatives for your pet.

Rabbit's Outside Playtime

The pleasures of outdoors including fresh air, sunshine, and freedom to run, chew and dig.

Indoor Setup

Can you house your bunnies safely indoors to protect them from predators and viruses?

Hand Rearing Baby Rabbits

Find out how to do Infant Rabbit Care: hand rearing baby rabbits from our eBook

Carer's Schedule

Rabbits like routine and this forms an important part of preparing them for their new homes. Also having a routine allows us to pick-up if a rabbit is unwell.



19 Stanley Street, Olinda

VIC 3788

Ph: 03 9751 1229


Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage

ABN:  42 975 123 153



       Appointment only

          7 days a week



Parking on the property is limited and we have a very steep drive with limited turning space. We would appreciate if you can please park near the Mt Dandenong Hotel, walk past the Vet, turn into Illoura St then left into Stanley St.  Our property is on the left, only a 5 minute walk.