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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.

The Burrowers: Animals Underground Part 1 (Rabbits)

Saturday, August 17th, 2013
artificial rabbit warren

Last night the BBC broadcast the first in a new series: The Burrowers: Animals Underground presented by Chris Packham. It aims to observe what badgers, water voles and rabbits get up to whilst they are underground by building and stocking artificial tunnel systems accessible to cameras. Just in case you missed it, here is a review of the first episode.