Good homes are needed for rabbits found dumped at a Sprowston park

Elizabeth the rabbit was found abandoned in a Sprowston park.
Photo: supplied by the RSPCA.

Elizabeth the rabbit was found abandoned in a Sprowston park. Photo: supplied by the RSPCA. - Credit: supplied by the RSPCA

Good homes are needed for two pet rabbits found abandoned in a park in Sprowston, near Norwich.

Philip the rabbit was found abandoned in a Sprowston park.
Photo: supplied by the RSPCA.

Philip the rabbit was found abandoned in a Sprowston park. Photo: supplied by the RSPCA. - Credit: supplied by the RSPCA

The two rabbits - who RSPCA workers have called Elizabeth and Philip - were discovered dumped in a cage at the park near Barker's Lane on April 21.

They were rescued by RSPCA animal collection officer Amy Crisp and are now at the charity's Eau Brink rehoming centre in King's Lynn.

Elizabeth is a small black and white Dutch rabbit and her larger companion is Philip.

The two rabbits were given their names because they were found on the same day as the Queen's birthday.


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Penny Skate, manager at the RSPCA branch, said: 'Both bunnies are sweet-natured and happy.

'Elizabeth is doing really well but Philip's teeth are giving him real problems so we suspect that they were not fed appropriately in their previous home.

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'They're now looking for 'forever homes' where they can be treated well and fed properly on grass or hay.'

She added: 'Sadly, many rabbits come into our care as sometimes owners don't always understand the responsibility they are taking on.

'We would always recommend people do plenty of research before taking a rabbit home as they have very complex needs - but they are very rewarding pets.

'Often rabbits do need a companion rather than being housed alone but unless you adopt an established pair this needs to be done gradually and carefully to avoid fighting.

'The RSPCA website has lots of information on diet and rabbit welfare in general - for example you need to feed rabbits a bundle of hay as big as they are everyday as it is essential for dental and digestive health as well as keeping them busy and occupied.'

To see all the rabbits currently in the RSPCA's care needing a new home, including Elizabeth and Philip, visit www.rspca.org.uk/findapet

To find out more information about keeping rabbits as pets, visit the RSPCA's website at www.rspca.org.uk

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