Hi everyone, my name is Phyllis
I am an energetic little lady, who would love it if my new adopters had some understanding of keeping rabbits as companion pets, as we really are a clever species and require lots of handling and interaction with our people.
Ideally, I would go to a home where I can have somewhere inside and outside just for me so I can stretch my legs and have heaps of fun. I would prefer not to be placed in a hutch as I am quite social and have so much energy and love to bounce around.
I do have potential pododermatitis on my hind feet, I would benefit from being kept off hard surfaces to prevent any further progression. Currently I do not require medication for this.
Like all white rabbits, I am an albino. This means I am very sensitive to sunlight, so when I have my time outside time, it’s important I keep to shaded areas. I don’t want to get sunburnt or hurt my little eyes. A safe place indoors where I can play with my toys and spend time with you would be great!
I would benefit from another rabbit companion; however we would need to be sure we got along, perhaps one about the same age as myself or older. However, if you think that you will be able to satisfy my cravings for attention, then I would be fine to go into a home on my own.
Have you had a rabbit before? We actually have lots of dietary and health requirements so feel free to ask our staff if you have any questions.
Please complete an expression of interest form if you think we would make a great match.
Adopting an animal
Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime. But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption.
Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life. Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life.
- Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
- Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
- Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
- Do I have time for obedience training?
- If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
- Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
- Does the whole family want a pet?
- Will the pet be allowed inside?
- Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
- Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.
Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:
- Weekly animal food bills and necessities
- Yearly council registration
- Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
- Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
- Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
- Ongoing grooming
- Boarding fees for human holidays
- Enrichment like training, toys etc