Rabbits – because I am running a mini zoo… | rabbit

So, if you follow us on social media, you may or may not have noticed that MORE animals have joined the Mad House of Cats & Babies clan. 

We have accumulated two rabbits. Two boy rabbits, to be precise, miniature Rex breed. Our next door neighbor breeds rabbits, and had two lovely boys needing a home, and she offered them to us, and before I could really think about it, the children had said yes, and lo and behold, we now have Hoppity and Wiggles in the house, well, in a hutch in the garden, really. 


Hoppity is the white one and Wiggles is the brown/ginger one. I was rather mean and told the children we should call them Stew and Cassarole (because I grew up in the countryside at school and we regularly had rabbit stew or pie) but apparently they don’t share my sense of humor. I am so mean! 

I will admit to not having much of a clue about rabbits, so I have been doing a lot of reading up on their care and what they need to be kept healthy and happy. We have a run for them, as you can see so they can have some fresh air and exercise time and enjoy the garden safely, and learning all sorts of things like how to trim their claws and what they can and can’t eat and teaching the children to clean them out and care for them. 

They are lovely though. The white one is very friendly and likes being handled and being fed treats (carrot tops and a little bit of fresh fruit and veg) the ginger one is still a bit skittish and shy but is getting used to us. 

So, there you go, just when you thought life was quiet and calm round here (um, when that happens I will be worried) we add more inhabitants to join in the fun. 

Any top tips for rabbit care? I would love to hear them! 😉 

Oh and Layla and Jasper are totally flummoxed by the rabbits. We are keeping a sharp eye on them, as you can see, Layla thinks they might be fun to catch and play with. We do make sure they are not left alone when the cats are around…

Rabbit 1

Ahem, Layla, we are watching you…


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3 comments on “Rabbits – because I am running a mini zoo… | rabbit
  1. We kept rabbits for a while and I have to admit they were for eating … and the boys regularly get rabbit served at school here in France. Hoppity and Wiggles (great names) do look a touch to cute to end up as stew though! #AnimalTales
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  2. chickenruby says:

    i love the names you’ve chosen for the rabbits
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  3. I wasn’t allowed pets as a kid but I love that yours have an ever-expanding array of them! Lovely rabbits with great names too 🙂
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