This is Pippi, a beautiful young rabbit who is desperately in need of an experienced rabbit home where she can live on her own as an indoor rabbit. Pippi was initially brought in to us a few months ago as a stray. She was found with another rabbit Pixie but unfortunately the two rabbits started to fight so we had to separate them.
While Pixie has found a fantastic new home as an indoor rabbit, Pippi has been struggling for quite some time. In the past we have tried to bond Pippi with neutered male rabbits but bonds have so far been unsuccessful. If a very experienced rabbit owner and one that has performed bondings before can try a very long-term bonding programme it may work but unfortunately we at the Society for Abandoned Animals cannot offer her that at this point. We are therefore looking for a home for her where she can live as a single house rabbit.
Pippi does have an ongoing medical condition which any prospective owners would need to be fully prepared to take on. She has permanently blocked tear ducts which means that the water from her eyes has no way of draining away and so her ‘tears’ fall down her face causing her skin to become sore. While Pippi is not on any long term treatment for this she may from time to time require pain medication or antibiotic eye drops to help her reaction calm down. Attempts at un-blocking her tear ducts have been unsuccessful.
Despite this Pippi is a fantastic little rabbit. Her tri-coloured coat is in fantastic condition and her teeth are being maintained by a diet of hay, fresh grass, dried grass and fresh greens. While she does not like being handled very much she is very curious and will come up to you to see what it is you are doing. Her reaction to being handled should calm down once she is in a stable home where she can bond with her new owners. She is a very clean rabbit and almost exclusively uses her litter tray, except for the odd dropping scattered here and there.
If you think you could offer Pippi the home that she needs please contact the Society for Abandoned Animals on (UK) 0161 973 5318 or at email@example.com stating that you read about her on the SAA Blog Zone.