WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY BONDING UNTIL 2018 DUE TO THE ARRIVAL OF OUR FIRST CHILD! HOWEVER, THE HOUSE OF ANIMALS IN SURREY IS DOING BONDING AND WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY BONDING ENQUIRIES!
Here at Starlight's we have plenty of experience in bonding rabbits, having done it for 10 years and only having 14 failed bondings.
We offer a bonding service here for rabbits not adopted from us. we can do anything from a simple pair, to a group bonding, regardless of the gender of your rabbit. The most rabbits we have had in one bonding session is 8!
All we ask you to bring is enough dried food for a weeks stay, and vaccination cards, as we can not accept un-vaccinated rabbits.
Please email us or use the "Contact Us" page to get in contact with us for available dates for your bonding, as it must be arranged with prior notice.
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Your rabbits come and stay with us. The average length of bonding is 5-7 days.
During this time, your rabbits are constantly supervised. The first 48 hours they are never without supervision, and we stay on the sofa next to them overnight to ensure nothing happens in the night.
We will contact you when they are ready to come home!
What Should I Do?
While your rabbits are staying with us, you should ensure their home, and anywhere they have been allowed in the past is neutralised.
You can do this with: white vinegar or diluted bleach.
You must also ensure their food bowls, water bowls/bottles and toys are neutralised. Any wooden toys that can not be neutralised should be thrown out, and new ones purchased.
What Happens When They Come Home?
If the bond has been successful, when they go back home, we ask you to restrict their area for the first week. If they live in a hutch/run combo, limit them to just the hutch for the week. If they live in the house, use puppy panels or an indoor cage for the first week to ensure their area is only 4-6ft x 2ft. After the week, you can gradually increase their space every few days by a few feet. When they first arrive home, you may notice some fur pulling, humping and chasing. This is all normal behaviour in them re-iterating who is the dominant rabbit. However any lock on fights MUST be separated. If when you increase space, you notice they squabble, go back a step and decrease it again. Do this until they have the entire space you wish them to have.
All this information will be said upon arrival, and pick-up of your rabbits.
We can do bonding (at all times) in Romford, Essex.
We ask a donation for this service.
The donation is up to you, but please bear in mind our time and effort we put into your rabbits bond during the week.
On average, we have received £50 and upwards for a donation.
Please Note: We will not be held responsible for any injuries caused in bonding your rabbit. In case of any injury, a veterinarian will be consulted, and any treatment needed will be sought. This will be invoiced to you at time of pick-up and we need to be paid before your rabbits leave the premises. You agree to these terms upon arranging bonding with us, and will sign a contract on arrival stating this.