Information leaflets and advice sheets

These information leaflets and advice sheets have been written by experts in the field with many years of experience of all aspects of rabbit health and welfare and can be freely printed and distributed in their original format. Bulk copies of the printed leaflets are available free of charge to rescue centres but we do ask for a small charge to cover postage from others.

Our leaflets and advice sheets provide a fantastic opportunity to educate people about rabbit welfare. The production and distribution is only made possible by the money generated from membership of the RWAF and donations. Rabbits deserve better; together we can make a difference...

I am pleased to belong to such a supportive group. The information supplied is realistic and practical.
Ruth Oddie, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

 

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animal welfare bill leaflet You and Your Bunny

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)


Aimed specifically at children and includes considerations about buying a bunny, as well as fun things to do to keep rabbits occupied.


animal welfare bill leaflet Animal Welfare Bill

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)


Animal Welfare Act - what it means for rabbits and their owners. Don't get caught out!


 

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Health information
Rabbit Care
Diet
Rabbit Behaviour
Houserabbits
Outdoor rabbits
Breeds

Health information

Please note: The RWAF makes every possible effort to ensure that the information listed within this section is accurate and up-to-date but accepts no legal liability for inaccuracies and broken links.

General health infomation
Prevention
Specific Medical Conditions
Treatments

General Information

bunny MOT leaflet Bunny MOT - how to keep your rabbit running smoothly

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

It's important to recognise problems early to keep your rabbit running smoothly. Find our how here.

Prevention

Neutering leaflet The RWF guide to having your rabbit neutered
RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Having your rabbit neutered is one of the most important steps you can take to help your per enjoy a happy, healthy and long life.

 

Vaccination leaflet Deadly but preventable
RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Everything you need to know about vaccination. Don't leave it too late!


Specific Medical Conditions

E.cuniculi leaflet E. Cuniculi
RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

E. cuniculi is a parasite responsible for a whole host of rabbit health problems which could affect your rabbit.


Flystrike leaflet Flystrike
RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Flys can lay eggs on soiled rabbit bottoms, which can then develop into maggots and eat away at rabbit flesh. Is your rabbit at risk?

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Treatments

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Rabbit Care

Bunny buddies leaflet Bunny Buddies
RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Rabbits are social creature and value companionship. Find out how to introduce a friend to your bunny.

 

Long and short of it leaflet The long and short of it

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Rabbits with long coats need extra care and attention. This leaflet explains how to care for long haired rabbits, and avoid the common problems.

 

Rabbits need SECS Rabbits need SECS - RWF guide to keeping your rabbits outdoors

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Space, exercise, companionship and stimulation will keep your bunny happy. Read this guide on how to provide all four essential basics.

 

You and your bunny You and your bunny

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Aimed specifically at children and includes considerations about buying a bunny, as well as fun things to do to keep rabbits occupied.

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Diet

Feed Me Bunny Poster

Feeding leaflet The RWF guide to feeding your rabbit

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Many common health problems in pet rabbits are caused by incorrect feeding. This leaflet explains what your rabbit should be eating and why.

Going green leaflet Going green - healthy eating for your rabbit

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

The best way to feed a pet rabbit is to mimic the diet of his wild cousins. This leaflet explains the benefits of a “hay and greens” diet.

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Behaviour

Is a rabbit for me leaflet Is a rabbit for me?

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

Just like any other pet, keeping a rabbit is a big commitment. Please take a moment to read this leaflet to find out exactly what is involved in providing top quality care for your rabbit.

 

Biting the hand that feeds leaflet Biting the hand that feeds

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

This leaflet explains how aggressive behaviour can be prevented and what to do if your rabbit is trying to bite you.

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Houserabbits

Hey! Look at me I'm a houserabbit leaflet Hey - look at me I'm a Houserabbit!

RWAF leaflet series (pdf)

This leaflet explains how aggressive behaviour can be prevented and what to do if your rabbit is trying to bite you.

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Outdoor rabbits

For information on specific breeds, please visit our breeds section

We've tried to include the information that we think that you will find most useful. However, if you think there's something missing from any of the sections, please let us know

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