Introducing Rabbits  

Go to the vet to get your rabbits’ sex confirmed, as you don’t want to bring more unwanted rabbits in to the world.
Both rabbits should be neutered.
Rabbits should be kept apart for 4 weeks after neutering to allow hormone levels to settle down.
Rabbits should be introduced on totally neutral territory.
Neutral territory should be a small confined area with no hidey-holes for them to escape from.  Dot around some obstacles in the area, which can limit direct confrontations with each other.

When responding to an enquiry about the found animal ask the caller:

To provide a full and detailed description of their animal.  If possible ask them to identify a particular aspect of their appearance – particular markings for example. Don’t give them any clues. 

Ask if they have a picture of the animal so you can identify it.

Ask them to tell you the animal’s age, gender and whether the he/she is neutered or was wearing a collar.

Ask what date they lost the animal and what have done to so far to try and find it.

Ask for details of their vet.  If you are in doubt you can ring the vet to confirm they own the animal.

If the animal is injured ask how they got the injury.

If you are convinced beyond doubt that the animal belongs to them ask for their name, address and telephone number. 

Ask if they have a collar, lead, cat carrier to get the pet home safely.

Perhaps ask how they will minimise this happening again.

Report the lost animal to the local RSPCA, local animal shelters and local vets.

Look out for lost posters.

If you are unable to look after the animal contact local rescue centres for help.  Be aware that rescue shelters are often small struggling charities that are already full and may not be able to take the animal in straight away so anything you can do to help would be wonderful. 

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