Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hush and Lou (UP FOR ADOPTION)

Hush and Lou are a lovely couple up for adoption with Sydney Pet Rescue and Adoption.

Hush and Lou are siblings and very loving towards each other. Their mum Winifred ended up at the pound on death row with a surprise tummy full of little ones. Winifred has given them an amazing start to life despite enduring so many challenges and now they are looking for their forever homes together. We'd like for them to go together so they will never have to be alone.

Hush is a fluffy chinchilla bunny who will need some help with her amazing coat!!! Hush is very lovely and has always looked after Lou licking him through their barrier (whilst undesexed) and staying close by. Hush is a clever bunny and can jump the highest out of everyone- even the adult buns! She is good for a pat and a cuddle but also loves an adventure in the garden, where placed she will do immediate binkies and run as fast as she can back and forth!

Lou is our only little boy out of the lot. He was the last to do everything (open his little eyes, come out of the nest) and is regarded as the baby. He has a gorgeous coat and looks adorable side by side with Hush. He is a very sweet boy and steals the hearts of all who meet him. He would like to stay with Hush forever but just needs a forever home for them to live.

These two are looking for a household who enjoy rabbits for rabbits- giving them freedom to run and jump and explore. They'd also like to be part of the family and give you as much love as they give each other. They are used to an indoor playpen where they use their litter box and can still do rabbity things like running and jumping. They also have the potential to be housetrained for a particular room or for the whole house!! Hush is too fluffy to live outdoors and bunnies are very susceptible to heat so this would not be advisable.

Friday, October 14, 2011

found bunny: campsie

FOUND 13.10.11


CALL 0405175511 (CLARE)


Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Bunologist Newsletter

The Bunologist August 11

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Meet Bunnykins From Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.

Impound Number

Monday, July 18, 2011

Turtle and Midnight's Second Chance: Can you help?

life before!

life now they are rescued!

Where Turtle and Midnight resided before being rescued by a very caring Mary! Turtle and Midnight have spent the last 12 months in a tiny cage by the side of the road, standing on 4cm of their own droppings and getting no play time. They have been terrorised by dogs and been given no care or love from anyone except the comfort they have given each other.

A kind woman, Mary, has rescued them and taken the scared little girls into her home. But she already has 2 rescue rabbits, other animals and ihas suffered illness. She has too much on her plate to take them in permanently but has done such a wonderful job so far.

Sydney Pet Rescue and Adoption are helping Mary come up with the funds to desex these beauties and vaccinate against the Calici Virus so they can be rehomed and have a second chance at a happy, healthy life.
We are also looking for anyone interested in fostering or adopting contact Clare: or 0405175511

You can donate here- even just 2 dollars so these guys have a better chance at forever happiness!

Thank you!

Please help make a difference for Turtle and Midnight

Dear friends,

Please check out my fundraising page:

I'm trying to make a difference for a great cause that is close to my heart.

I have created a fundraising page through GoFundraise to help support this cause and raise some much needed funds.

I would greatly appreciate your support by making a donation to through my web page. You can also leave personal messages and get involved yourself. 

Together we can make a difference.

Thank you for your help!

Friday, July 15, 2011


A True  Story:         
 In  2003, police in WarwickshireEngland , opened  a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering  dog.  The dog had been locked in the shed  and abandoned.  It was dirty and  malnourished, and had quite clearly been  abused. 

In  an act of kindness, the police took the dog,  which was a female greyhound, to the Nuneaton  Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by  a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven  for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in  need. 

Geoff  and the other sanctuary staff went to work with  two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and  to win her trust.   It took several  weeks, but eventually both goals were  achieved.  They named her Jasmine, and they  started to think about finding her an adoptive  home. 
Jasmine,  however, had other ideas.  No one quite  remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started  welcoming all animal arrivals at the  sanctuary..  It would not matter if it were  a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost  or hurting animal.  Jasmine would just peer  into the box or cage and, when and where  possible, deliver a welcoming  lick. 
            Geoff  relates one of the early incidents.  "We  had two puppies that had been abandoned by a  nearby railway line..  One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell  Doberman cross.  They were tiny when they  arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached  them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck  in her mouth and put him on the settee.   Then she fetched the other one and sat down with  them, cuddling them." 
"But  she is like that with all of our animals, even  the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of  them, and it helps them to not only feel close  to her, but to settle into their new  surroundings.  She has done the same with  the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits  and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch  on the bridge of her  nose." 
               Jasmine,  the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the  animal sanctuary's resident surrogate mother, a  role for which she might have been born. The  list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she  has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four  badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs,  two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits - and one  roe deer fawn.  Tiny Bramble, eleven weeks  old, was found semi-conscious in a field.   Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled  up to her to keep her warm, and then went into  the full foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound  showers Bramble the roe deer with affection, and  makes sure nothing is  matted. 
               "They  are inseparable," says Geoff. "Bramble walks  between her legs, and they keep kissing each  other.  They walk together round the  sanctuary. It's a real treat to see  them." 
      Jasmine  will continue to care for Bramble until she is  old enough to be returned to woodland  life.  When that happens, Jasmine will not  be lonely.  She will be too busy showering  love and affection on the next orphan or victim  of abuse. 
             Pictured  from the left are: "Toby", a stray Lakeland dog;  "Bramble", orphaned roe deer; "Buster", a stray  Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; "Sky", an injured  barn owl; and "Jasmine", with a mother's heart  doing best what a caring mother would do...and  such is the order of God's  Creation. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

VIC: Still looking for homes- Rupert and Evie

Adorable lovers Rupert and Evie.

Rupert and Evie's mum is moving to Queensland for her job- sadly there are no bunnies allowed there (they incur a huge fine and are put to sleep) so she has to leave them behind.

These very loved companions are adorable and follow each other around, Evie is very protective of Rupert and they are such a joy to watch together.

Rupert has some special needs to do with his teeth but just requires an injection each week- his mum is supplying 5 months worth for him. Besides that they are healthy and happy and come desexed and vaccinated.

They need urgent help and can be either adopted or fostered by a caring person who can make them part of the family indoors. Even if you are not in Melb, let us know if you can help.

You can contact me for more info on or Suzanne who is helping rehome them on:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Urgent: Turtle and Midnight are looking for love!

Turtle and Midnight have spent the last 12 months in a tiny cage by the side of the road, standing on 4cm of their own droppings and getting no play time. They have been terrorised by dogs and been given no care or love from anyone except the comfort they have given each other.

A kind woman, Mary, has rescued them and taken the scared little girls into her home. But she already has 2 rescue rabbits, other animals and is suffering from cancer. She has too much on her plate to take them in permanently but has done such a wonderful job so far.

We are looking for some kind, caring people to take the two girls in short term or long term and provide a safe indoor space and let them adjust to a more comfortable, secure lifestyle (not in a cage!)

Please contact Clare at or call 0405175511

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beautiful Cherry!


Impound Number





Cherry is at one of the most outstanding shelters in Australia:The Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. These wonderful people are part of the Getting 2 Zero Movement which aims to have a no kill policy for animals going through the system and concentrates more on getting the images and stories of the animals out so they can be rehomed. Please, if you are looking to support a larger shelter, choose these guys over the RSPCA and remember that their adoption fees are higher because they do not get the immense funding RSPCA do and need your support more.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Diary of Winifred's Babes: Week 5

The babies are now 5 weeks old and eating fresh greens, hay and oxbow young pellets. They are super happy and jumpy little guys with round tummies and so much fluff! I have had to give them all butt and tummy trims because its too long under there and gets matted!  Each day is a new joy watching them binky and dart around- I feel very very blessed. They are still drinking Mama Winifred's milk but it is a loud, squirming affair as they are getting so big now and find it hard to squeeze under there together! I bet Mama Winifred can't wait for that to be over- 3 weeks and she can go off to get desexed and get her body back to herself (besides all that cuddling!!) I love how close bunnies are to each other- most of my photos are inspired by walking by and seeing them in a new configuration of snuggley nap bliss.  Check out the latest pictures-my favourite being the baby bunny yawning!

Foster carer Clare from Sydney Pet Rescue and adoption. To put in an expression of interest for these bunnies, please e-mail We are looking for foster carers to foster a pair in about 5 weeks time.

HRS: Rabbits Revisited, with Amy Sedaris

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Panda is still LOST! Poor Panda!

Have you seen Panda?

He was last seen on Thursday 9.6.11 at his home in Balgowlah. 

His mum Jessi is frantic and worried he has fallen from the balcony and could not get back up. He may be wandering around, very frightened and possibly hurt.

Panda is just 4 months old and has distinctive black markings and lop ears.

Please call Jessi 0420 943 833
 or James 0439 644 971

or email here at

Even if you just think you have seen him, any information about where he might have been or is now is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Why rabbits?

Why Rabbits? According to Oryctoichthyes blog.

You know, it seems like I’ve been asked this question a lot lately. Why did I choose pet rabbits? Why do I choose to help rescue rabbits? They’re a lot of work. They take up a lot of my time. People see them as “children’s pets”. You can get one for $15. Why not just get a dog or a cat? Yes, I’ve heard it all. If you’ve never had a pet rabbit (really had a pet rabbit – not one confined to an outdoor hutch), the answer is difficult to put into words.

I don’t know what it was at the moment I laid eyes on the bunny that was to become Zoie, my first rabbit. I was in a pet store, and there were all these cute baby bunnies running around. My eyes just locked in on him. I knew that he was mine. I don’t know why. There was just something about him. Some little girl asked the pet store worker if she could hold him, and I watched in agony. I was terrified that the little girl would take him home. He was MY rabbit!! Well, obviously the little girl didn’t take him. Yes, my first bunny was an impulse pet store purchase, which makes me cringe now, but Zoie is the one that started it all.

I muddled through learning proper rabbit care via the internet and a rabbit-savvy vet. I learned that Zoie’s cage was too small. I learned he needed to be neutered. I got a crash course in nursing a sick bunny. My poor Zoie was very acquainted with the vet. Despite everything he went through, his sweet, trusting spirit remained. He fought so hard through so many illnesses, and when he finally couldn’t fight any more, I was devastated.

All of my bunnies since Zoie have been rescues....

Read the rest.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Good Life....

From the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (UK) Campaign: A Hutch is Not Enough. Read more here.

NB: If you are to keep your rabbit outside in AUSTRALIA then make sure you thoroughly mozzie proof as we do not have a myxomatosis vaccination or cure.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

On speciesism...

Bunny doesn't bug Timmy

Chihuahua Timmy and his rabbit mate, Solomon, play at owner Beverley Livingstone's Caversham home yesterday. Photo by Steven Jaquiery.
Chihuahua Timmy and his rabbit mate, Solomon, play at owner Beverley Livingstone's Caversham home yesterday. Photo by Steven Jaquiery.
It was puppy love at first sight for Solomon.
And Timmy the chihuahua thought the exotic newcomer in his rabbit-fur coat looked like fun, too.
The unlikely pair have been almost inseparable since owner Beverley Livingstone was given the rabbit by a friend a week ago.
The raced around the front yard of her Caversham home yesterday like two old mates.
Read more here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Hutch is Not Enough Campaign

RWACruelsticker (12K)Did you know it was the Victorians who first kept rabbits in hutches - a short term storage solution before the animals went to the pot?
We've moved on a great deal since then, but the habit of keeping rabbits in hutches has stuck.
Rabbits are not designed to live in a confined space. In the wild they cover an area equivalent to 30 football pitches. They're not designed to live alone either - wild rabbits live in large social groups, foraging, grooming each other and huddling together for warmth. Rabbits living alone experience high levels of stress.
Domestic rabbits are not fundamentally far removed from their wild cousins. They share the same need to run, jump, explore and share companionship with their own kind, so their accommodation must allow them to display these natural behaviours.
Read more about the specifics here at the Rabbit Welfare and Association Fund.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Adopt Belle: Cuddliest and Most Astoundingly Talented at Binkies

Belle. Cuddliest bunny! Belle is waiting for her forever home- very patiently- she has had a lot of interest but it still gracing her rescuers with her warm and lovely presence. She wants a family who will take her on the couch to watch TV or give her a cuddle under the covers. She also dreams of a grassy backyard where she can do her daily acrobatics (leaps, twists and really fast runs) and have adventures! She likes to have the best of all worlds and she deserves it.

Belle was surrendered to the pound- in other words her owners didn't want her. That breaks our heart- who wouldn't want the cuddliest, best mannered, tidiest, most astoundingly talented jumping rabbit in their home? Not to mention sophisticated, dignified and silky to the touch! If you are interested in helping Belle, giving her a second chance or sponsoring her time in foster care then please e-mail or call Clare from Sydney Pet Rescue and Adoption on 0405175511

Belle is currently staying in a garden flat in Dulwich Hill, Sydney.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

7 Ways Rabbits are Environmentally-Friendly

Rabbits in harmony with nature
There are many benefits to owning a pet rabbit: they're utterly adorable, they're funny, they're quiet, they're clean... I could go on and on.
But one thing many people may not realize is that rabbits are ecologically-friendly pets. Here are seven ways that pet rabbits help contribute to a healthy environment.
  1. You can grow a lot of their food yourself in a backyard garden. Rabbits eat an assortment of greens such as romaine and other dark leaf lettuce, collard greens, kale, parsley, and cilantro, which you can grow in your own home garden vegetable patch. They also love dandelion greens and flowers, so you can kill two birds with one stone and feed your bunnies your unwanted weeds. Growing your rabbit's food yourself helps the environment by cutting down on energy consumption and waste production caused by manufacturing, packaging, storing and shipping commercial food. (See our article Bunny Gardening for Beginners for more information on starting a garden.)
  2. You can use both their recycled paper litter and their droppings in a compost pile, which will then fertilize your garden. In fact, rabbit droppings contain a large amount of nitrogen and phosphorus which is essential for flower and fruit production. [1] This is not true for carnivorous pets like cats and dogs. Their waste products are not recommended for compost heaps. Furthermore, many kinds of clay-based cat litter come from strip mining and are non-degradable. [2]
  3. Even if you're not a gardener, you can purchase their main diet staple, timothy hay, along with other vegetables, from local farmers, again diminishing carbon emissions, chemicals, and other waste products that result from shipping commercial food. [3]
  4. Rabbits are effective paper shredders. No need to waste money and electricity on an electric shredder- rabbits' teeth grow continuously, so they need objects to chew on a regular basis. They will happily destroy your sensitive documents.
  5. Rabbits' favorite toys consist of items you would normally throw away or recycle. They love playing with toilet paper rolls, outdated phone books, old towels, cardboard boxes, etc. Again, this reduces waste associated with manufacturing, packaging, storing, shipping and advertising commercial pet toys. But, if you really must buy a toy for your bunny, you can be sure that he/she will also love the cardboard packaging (perhaps even more than the toy itself).
  6. Rabbits are content to run around in your house or apartment, so you don't have to make regular trips to the dog park. This reduces gas consumption and carbon emissions. In addition, because house rabbits stay inside and use their eco-friendly litterboxes, you don't have to worry about proper poop disposal like you do with dogs. Not only are many dog poop bags non-recyclable and non-degradable, but dog fecal bacteria currently pollutes our storm drain systems causing disease to humans and wildlife. [4]
  7. House rabbits are very clean animals and, in general, they manage to carry on relatively disease-free lives. This means a reduction of harmful chemicals and drugs associated with pet shampoos, flea and tick treatments, and other medications. These pollutants cause an array of problems such as drug-resistant bacteria, contamination of waterways, and health concerns for aquatic animals. [4]
So there you have it: seven ways rabbits are eco-friendly. Just another benefit to owning a pet bunny!