This the first foster rabbit we have been looking after for a month or so. Bindi was a young rabbit and had a splendid temperament. She sat on your lap and seemed to look very happy about this. She never wriggled. The way fostering of animals works is that the RSPCA branch vets you and premises to see if things are suitable for fostering. It saves them heaps of expense putting animals into a cattery etc. They supply a hutch, or whatever an animal needs, plus food etc. All you have to give the animal is a temporary home before they can be re-homed, They have cats, rabbits, dogs and all end of pets that have been abandoned. Bindi was found wandering near a railway line by a rail worker.
It is so unkind the way people abandon pets, or even mistreat them. Make sure that you really have the time and patience to train a new pet before taking one on. It is so unfair the RSPCA have to pay out for food etc, and vets bills. They barely cover their costs, please support by using their charity shops, or donating.
On the same day that Bindi was taken to a member of the public who wanted to adopt her full time as a pet, two more abandoned rabbits joined us.
Gypsy is a 9 year old black Polish Rabbit, and she can be a little temperamental, and has been known to bite in the past. I have learnt to carry her back to the hutch whilst gently covering her eyes with my hand, this results in a calm rabbit rather then one that wriggles and scratches. Geezer is a lion headed old English rabbit who is 4 years old. He can be a little jumpy when handled, and even stamps when in the hutch. He is calm when handled and stroked. Early days yet with these two, it is under a week that they have been here. I generally find that I can “tame” rabbits in two weeks. I will report back soon on this.