Sorrel

Sorrel is a very small black wild rabbit who came to us from the RSPCA when it became clear that she wasn’t suitable for a pet home. She was born in 2018 and was with the RSPCA for about nine months after having been found in a hotel lift injured, having been pecked by magpies:(

She is extremely nervous and prone to accelerating from nought to light speed in an instant and can climb walls in her anxiety to escape. We tried to bond her into a calm group of rabbits but if anything she was more scared of them than she is of us. We now have her in a combination hutch by herself. It is the largest space we can give her that she shouldn’t be able to escape from. We are hoping that she will become used to us over time. She eats well, which we know because all the food disappears and the poo pile grows but we simply don’t see her unless we go digging which she finds traumatic so we mostly leave her be for now. When the covers come off the huches she will have a better view of the other rabbits which may help, and we may find a suitable companion for her at some point, hopefully soon.

Nutbrown disappeared every time a human appeared for the first few years he was here but is now resigned to us and has had a good quality of life. So there is hope for her.