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Wild Rabbit Population Declines 60% in 20 years

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
rabbit population decline

You may have caught a little snippet in the media today about the decline in the wild rabbit population in the UK. Survey results from The British Trust for Ornithology (they study mammals too) show that the population of wild rabbits has declined 60% in the last 20 years, and 5% in the last 12 […]

Rabbit Welfare Statistics – PAW Report 2014

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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For the last four years the PDSA has published the PDSA Annual Well-being Report (PAW Report for short). It covers cats, dogs and rabbits and looks at welfare issues by asking pet owners and vets questions about care and welfare. You can read my summary of previous reports here: 2011, 2012, 2013. It’s great to […]

Rabbit Welfare Statistics – PAW Report 2013

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The third annual PDSA Animal Welbeing Report came out at the end of the last year (see previous years 2011 & 2012). The PAW Report is the PDSA’s survey of various things that effect animals welfare, so things like: are they getting the right foods, do they get enough exercise and appropriate health care. It […]

The Burrowers: Animals Underground Part 3 (Rabbits)

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Someone has been planting new gorse bushes between takes!

The final episode of Animals Underground, is set above ground – with the youngsters growing up and learning to survive outside the warren. To recap, the original adult population has grown from ten to fifty odd, with the adult females on their second (a few none agouti’s in this batch!) and third litters. Population Explosion […]

The Burrowers: Animals Underground Part 2 (Rabbits)

Sunday, August 25th, 2013
mum and baby rabbit

Episode 2 of The Burrowers: Animals Underground follows the youngsters as they grow up in the warren and then take their first steps outside. It also looks at how the warren helps protect rabbits from predators.