Did you spot Mudchute on Episode 1 of Vet on the Hill? Don’t worry you can catch up online and watch the vet team help one of our Pets Corner rabbits, Little Papa whose teeth were causing problems. You’ll find us about 21 minutes into the programme, which you can find online here for the next few days. Thanks Dr. Scott!
There has been lots of excitement in Pets Corner as our rabbits explore their new soil box. Here on the farm we are always encouraging our animals to express their natural behaviour, and looking for new ways to make this possible. We use hanging cabbages for our chickens, logs and wood chips across the farm, and a wide variety of toys for our ferrets to name just a few.
The new box is an excellent form of enrichment, allowing our colony to explore existing chambers as well as dig their own. Like their wild ancestors, our rabbits are natural diggers and they have jumped right in, digging (and popping up) throughout the new box. Enrichment like this helps keep our animals’ minds and bodies active and healthy and they certainly seem to be enjoying themselves too. Thanks farmer Sundae for the addition!
Have rabbits of your own? Find out more about these incredible animals and ways you can enrich their environment here.