Hopper Haven

Redditch Rabbit and Guinea Pig Sanctuary

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Our Current Residents

(in order of first arrival)

82 Rabbits and 16 Guinea Pigs

last updated September 2017
AnimalDescriptionStatus

Nutbrown
R50/06

Nutbrown is a dark brown agouti rex cross wild rabbit buck. He was born on 15th of May 2006 after his rex mother escaped and had a romantic interlude with a wild rabbit. Being half wild he isn't keen on interacting with people and has always been a bit of a houdini. We have had to be very careful where we keep he and his sisters to prevent them from escaping. They have had a very bad habit of burrowing in with their neighbours and getting themselves beaten up! They have been with us since July 2006. Sadly one of his sisters is no longer with us. It doesn't seem quite right there only being two of them. Nutbrown is now blind but otherwise is in remarkably good condition for his age.

Long term resident

August
R?/07

August is a grey and white buck who first came to us in August 2007 with his littermates. They were all rehomed but he was returned to us after he lost his companion in August 2016, nine years after we first took hum in. He is frail and elderly but lives happily with his companions Willow and Chester in one of our sheds.

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Severn
R26/08

Severn is a harlequin dwarf lop buck. He came to us at just four days old with his mother, father and the rest of the accidental litter he was part of in March 2008. He was rehomed to live with Sapphire when her sister died in 2008 and then was returned with her when their people could no longer manage recurrent bouts of stasis from both of them. He is quite a mischief maker. His favorite trick is to shake his gate until it comes open and go hop about. One spring he ate the peas that I had planted on the path outside his gate just as they were beginning to grow. They never recovered. He has developed ear problems which have in turn led to his teeth getting crooked so he now has all his veg grated. He lives with Bramble and Daisy. His long term partner Sapphire recently last year. She was nine.

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Eric
R78/08

Eric is a gorgeous speckled dwarf lop buck with a charming moustache. He came to us in May 2008 from someone who's health meant that she could no longer manage her rabbits. He was born in 2007. He was an extremely feisty buck and has been rehomed and returned twice due to fighting. For years we had to keep he and his companion Sassia where they could not see other rabbits otherwise they would fight and do each other lots of damage. They have had to be separated on several occasions, but would accept no other partner, so we always end up rebonding them after patching up their injuries. This year we moved them out of their shed into a hutch and run, they are coped well with the change and enjoy getting more sunlight. I think age has somewhat mellowed them. Eric is friendly with people, especially if you have food for him. Recently they moved back into a shed but this time among the other rabbits. Eric loves it and has taken to showing off with enormous binkies at dinner time. His specialities are the helicopter where he spins in the air with his feet held out like rotor blades and the half turn in the air from one side of Sassia to the other. Sadly Sassia passed away in 2015. Eric was surprisingly easy to rebond, due to his age one must suppose, but hasn't had much luck keeping his new friends and has outlived several. He now lives with Melody.

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Spark
R103/08

Spark is an agouti lop buck born in August 2008 who came to us in October 2008 as part of an accidental litter. He was rehomed in May 2009 but returned in August 2013 when his family moved to a house with a fox infested garden. He lives with Bonnie in one of the enclosures. He is a bit of grump and recently bit me.

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Oak
R118/08

Oak is an agouti buck. He came to us in November 2008 with the rest of his littermates. They were too young to leave their mother but they all had diarrhea and one of them had prolapsed her rectum. Their owners were not prepared to take them to a vet. Despite weeks of trying we were not able to save the one with the first prolapse. Bonnie also prolapsed a few days after arriving, but because it was dealt with immediately permanent damage was not done. The litter was treated for coccidiosis and for pin worms and we got their diarrhea under control. The one with the prolapse, Tara, had an operation to stitch it back in, but it came out again anyway and she lost all control of the muscles in it and had to be pts:(

The other babies grew up healthy and Oak and Bonnie were rehomed together. They were returned when the son lost interest despite the parents saying when they adopted them that they understood that the rabbits needed to be for the whole family. No matter how careful you are some people will say whatever they think you want to hear and not mean a bit of it. This case contributed to my decision not to rehome anymore. Sadly Bonnie died in 2011 after being vaccinated from an adverse reaction. Now Oak lives with Anemone in one of the enclosures.

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Poplar
R125/08

Poplar is a black and white Dutch cross buck who came to us at just under a year old in December 2008 at the request of another rescue that was trying to close. He and his brother Humbug were fighting badly and so had each been confined to half a three foot hutch. His brother had nearly castrated him and the wound was infected. When the vet finished the job he bled badly and had to become intimate with a bag of frozen peas. It took six weeks and another operation to clear the blood clots and infection. He was rehomed but later returned when his partner became ill. He is a lively happy rabbit who quite likes people despite all the nasty business of his wound. He was bonded with Mayfly after losing his long-term partner Mermaid after nursing her through a long illness.

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Basil
R130/08

Basil or Oliver as he has also been called is a little English marked buck who first came to us on New Year's Eve 2008 after he was found in a park in freezing weather. We found him a good home, but when his partner died his person felt she needed to return him to us as she was finding rabbits and their problems too stressful. Rabbits are not easy creatures to keep healthy, and when he returned he had a big abscess on his nose where something had biten him. Strangely enough he was returned on New Year's Eve, this time 2011. He proved somewhat difficult to rebond. He and Plum appeared to be getting along wellw but then had a fight. Then I tried him with Valleri and Bo. He and Bo fought and so he lived with just Valleri until she died in July 2013. He was not very nice to her:( He has since been bonded with Campanula who has him firmly under her paw, much to his surprise. She is not one to take any nonsense, or at least she wasn't up to recently. She came down with head tilt and is sadly no longer with us. Basil had been surprisingly sweet with her, giving her lots of kisses, although the balance of power hd shifted and he was the boss at the end and that made rebonding him difficult, but after a few failures he is living with Rose.

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Myra
R59/09

Myra is an English marked lionhead doe with a flaming temper. She came to us in June 2009, but it was not our first encounter with her. We rehomed a buck to live with her in 2008, and she bit the homechecker. Her owners moved and did not want to take her with them. Considering her temperament I am not surprised. When she got here she was bullying the little buck we had bonded to her so we separated them and found him a much nicer companion. Her we found a nastier companion for! Another of our biters, Rook. They get on fairly well and have never hurt each other. She was happy with Rook but he passed away at the age of ten and so far we haven't succeeded in rebonding her as she keeps attacking prospective partners! She doesn't seem to want to act in a fashion more in keeping with her advanced age. Update: She has now been with Jolly for a few weeks..., fingers crossed!

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Bonnie
R98/09

Bonnie is a brown and white speckled lop doe with a moustache. She came to us with a litter of five in October 2009 due to her owners mental health issues. She is Butterfly's mother. She was rehomed to live with Spark in Decemebr 2009 but was returned in August 2013 after her owners moved to a house with a fox infested garden. She and Spark have settled back in well. She suffers from ear abscesses as do most lops.

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Rose
R104/09

Rose is a blue grey lionlop doe. She came to us, part of a group of 14, in October 2009 because of her owners mental health trouble. She was reserved several times but she fought with all her suitors. She lived with Cascade for years until he died. She is very wary of people but loves her life in their big enclosure. She suffers from ear abscesses as do most older lops. She has recently been bonded with Basil who she has firmly under her paw.

Long term resident

Firefly
R8/10

Firefly is a sooty fawn lionhead buck. He came to us after being hunted down by a great hoard of people after he was spotted straying near the train station in 2010. He made quite a few people late for work, and turned up outside the sanctuary on someone's lap in the back of a car. His owner never came forward. He is fairly friendly and lives with Clary in one of our enclosures.

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Mayfly
R17/10

Mayfly is a very fluffy black lionhead doe. She came to us in May 2010 because her owner was having problems and wasn't looking after her. She was a dreadful matted mess and was thin and frightened. I had to cut the matts off and shave her bottom. She is still nervous of people but is happy living with Poplar.

Long term resident.

Summer
R29/10

Summer is a castor standard rex doe. She and three of her littermates came to us in October 2010 due to her owner's poor health. She was about four years old. She was very fat and had not had much exercise ever, having been kept in a small section of an aviary only long enough for a couple of hops. She lives with her brother Autumn in one of our enclosures.

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Autumn
R30/10

Autumn is a castor standard rex buck. He and three of his littermates came to us in October 2010 due to their owner's poor health. He was about four years old. He was very fat and had not had much exercise ever, having been kept in a small section of an aviary that was only long enough for a couple of hops. He lives with his sister Summer in one of our enclosures.

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Fern
R7/11

Fern is a darling gold baby rabbit with white markings, born in the Sanctuary on 18/4/11 after her mother Velvet was brought to us after she was given to someone while pregnant still with the buck who fathered the first litter. We took her to prevent the new owner being overrun by rabbits, which can happen in a very short period of time. They don't say 'they breed like rabbits' for nothing! Luckily the first litter were all male so they stayed with the buck. Velvet was of course pregnant again, heavily so. We expected her to give birth at any point after she arrived as the babies could be felt moving inside her, but she held off for two weeks. We think she had a chat to the guinea pigs next to her who told her they are supposed to come out running! Anyway before she had them you could actually see her sides heaving, just like a guinea pig mum. They were very big babies, fat and chunky, but not quite able to run! Luckily (because we already have too many rabbits) she only had two. Both were female so it is a very good thing we took her. Fern lived with her mother Violet and Snowbie but she had to be separated from them as she was chasing Violet so much. An attempt is being made to bond her with Alvin and Ivy, but only time will tell if it will work. It worked:)

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Speedwell
R9/11

Speedwell is a grey dwarf lop buck. He is very friendly. He was brought to us in July 2011 because of illness in his family. He lived with Iris for years but since she passed away he has been bonded with Jasper and Jade, sadly Jasper passed away so now it is just the pair.

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Florence
R13/11

Florence is a grey mini rex doe who came to us in July 2011 after being seized by an animal welfare officer from an overcrowded situation. She was only half the size of the rest of her littermates and had wrinkled skin as her coat did not fit her properly. She arrived with her mother Sweet Cicely. They now live with Dachs and Bambi. She has no fur on her feet partially because she is a rex and partially becuase she over grooms them. This means she keeps developing abcess on them and so needs regular antibiotic treatment and to live on a soft surface. For this reason the group live in our biggest shed which has doors that open wide, the next best thing to a run. Sadly Sweet Cicely is no longer with us. The three remaining rexes are taking care of our oldest resident Nutbrown. He has been here for more than eleven years and is blind and frail but they are sweet to him. They have the biggest shed and run and Florence's feet seem to cope with the soft surface in there.

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Oleander
R15/11

Oleander is a gold buck with a white nose. He came to us after he fought with his young male partner while they were with us for boarding. When his owners got him they thought he was female and would make a good partner for their buck. They were not able to care for two pairs of rabbits and so left him with us to enable them to find a more compatible partner for the other rabbit. He now lives with Lavender.

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Chestnut
R18/11

Chestnut is a sooty fawn dwarf lop buck born in 2009. He came to us after intimidating his family. You have to admire a cute fluffy creature who can scare people like that!! He lived for a while with with Zion and Angel. He tried to boss them about as he was a very dominant rabbit. Somehow they turned the tables on him and he was rather hen pecked for a while. As he was not happy we decided to rebond him and he now lives with Cocoa and Biscuit.

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Melody Gibson
R3/12

Melody is a big speckled butterfly lop doe. She came to us after her owner sadly died. She was born in approx 2006. She was a much loved house rabbit in her previous life but really seems to love being outside now. She looks really happy here and is being good and active. But it doesn't stop her from biting the hand that feeds, at least not when that hand is cleaning her hutch. She is fiercely territorial and gave me the worst bite I ever got on my wrist and did some nerve damagewhich took six months to go away!!

To my surprise after she recently lost her longterm partner Khargosh I was able to bond her with two other bucks, Yarra and Murray. I haven't seen her be agressive towards either of them. I think the two weeks she spent alone made her really lonely, and appreciative of them. She has even been better with me! It's official. Melody is a reformed character. She has forgiven me for whatever grudge she was holding and even tolerates my cleaning her ears. She has now outlived her lads and is living with Eric. They are both showing their age and are living in a big shed.

Long term resident.

Lily
R4/12

Lily is a not quite lopped gold doe who was born in 2011. She came to us in April 2012 after causing havoc in her family with her behaviour. Her people simply could not cope with her. We are have bonded her to Evan who has returned to us after losing his previous partner. Lily is delighted with him. She is an incredibly active joyful rabbit who is honing her skills as an escapologist. She is good at opening gates and digging under fences, not to mention darting through gates like a flash when a hooman enters or leaves her run. What a character! But no sign of any agression at all. She lives with Peony.

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Alvin
R5/12

Alvin is a shiny black lop buck who we first got to know in 2007 when he took Pearl home to be his lovbun. After Pearl sadly passed on in 2010 he came back and took Holly home with him. When Holly became very unwell she came back to us for medical care and Alvin accompanied her. They came all the way down from Scotland because Holly needed to be here. Alvin is quite a character. His face is unbeleivably expressive, and he has fixed ideas about how the world is supposed to be. Holly was very dear to him and they were extremely loved up. Sadly we recently had to let her go. We have made several attempts to rebond him but the girls were too bossy for him. He is not the tough bun her used to be as he developed head tilt just before he lost Holly, so he felt somewhat delicate for a while. It was difficult to rebond him but finally he accepted both Fern and Ivy and they now happily share an enclosure. I think he may be developing cataracts which would explain some his odd behaviour.

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Chervil
R3/13

Chervil is a very handsome ginger wooly lionhead buck born in May 2012. He came to us as his coat is so long and fine that it is almost impossible to manage. He had to be shaved straight away despite arriving in January. The coat that came off him was felted together like a jacket. It was important to bond him straight away to keep him warm, so he was bonded into a group. Sadly this later fell apart, and he then lived with just Colarado. He had digestive trouble and was extremely thin but thankfully has finally recovered. After Colorado died Chervil bonded with Maisie and Mahonia. The three of them ere very happy together in one of our large enclosures, sadly Maisie died and he now has another new friend, Pansy. Pansy was his sole companion until she recently passed away. Hopefully we should be able to rebond him soon.

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Orchid
R6/13

Orchid is a silver fox crossbreed doe, born in Oct 2012. She arrived in Feb 2013 with her littermates, one of whom is disabled. She lives with Buttercup.

Being fostered by one of our trustees.

Buttercup
R7/13

Buttercup is an agouti crossbreed doe, born in Oct 2012. She arrived in Feb 2013 with her littermates, one of whom is disabled. She lives Orchid and Usagi.

Being fostered by one of our trustees.

Juniper
R10/13

Juniper is a red eyed white British Giant buck born in 2012. He and his sister Rosehip came to us as they had both mutilated their tails. Rosehip also had a nasty wound where he had kicked her. We got their tails healed and then they did it again. We got them healed again. For a while they were more interested in digging than in self mutilation so their tails are had a repreive. Rosehip even dug a hole in the floor when they were in a stable. Their more recent diggings started as just a 3cm gap between the netting and the slabs, then it became a deep burrow that they disappeared down and their run was covered in great lumps of clay they dug out of it. They were both more brown than white for several months. However they eventually grew bored of that and started on their tails again:( Yet again I healed them. So far they have left them alone this time... No!!! He has done it again!!! Update - Juniper came down with snuffles and since being on antibiotics for that has not had a go at his tail. Touchwood he will leave it be from now on. No, he did it again. After we lost his sister Rosehip we bonded Juniper with Maart and Minerva but now he is left with Just Minerva. He is getting very frail and can't cope with uneven surfaces so they are living in the barn

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Chester
R15/13

Chester is a grey and white Dutch buck with a deformed tail. He came to us in Septemeber 2013 when his partner Arwen was returned to us when thier owners could no longer look after them. He now lives with Willow and August.

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Xenia
GP6/13

Xenia is a black Abbyssinian female guinea pig born in 2013. She came to us when her owners could not cope with her partners health issues. She now lives in Sowcester our guinea pig village.

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Ivy Baby
R17/13

Ivy Baby is a small blue grey Netherland Dwarf cross doe. She was born in 2012. She came to us after her owners other rabbit was killed by a fox as it was no longer safe to let her outside and she was rather destructive inside and did not get on with the other remaining rabbit. She now lives with Alvin and Fern in one of our enclosures.

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Sarah Scuttle
GP9/13

Sarah Scuttle is a chocolate and ginger Abbysinian cross female guinea pig. She was born in 2012/13. She came to us as she and her friend Flo were no longer getting enough attention. She is rather a nervous piggie. She had ringworm on her nose and bottom when she arrived but it has gone now. She was a very large contented lady pig, but is getting thinner as she is now getting on a bit.

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Chicory
R1/14

Chicory is a small blue-grey uppy eared male rabbit born in September 2013. He came to us as his owners had nowhere to keep him away from his mother and sister and he was too old to stay with them. He lives with Mr Bean and Violet.

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Thumper
R2/14

Thumper came to us from a small rescue in Gloucestershire. They were unable to find him a home due to his aggression. He is a sooty fawn buck who was born in May 2012. He now lives happily with Phyllis. He seems happier than he did with Zinnia who was even more agressive than he is.

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Bambi
R4/14

Bambi is a sable mini-rex buck born in 2013. He came to us as all he had to live in was an indoor 120cm cage and his owner's living circumstances were soon to get worse with nowhere at all to keep her animals. He now lives with Dachs, Florence and Nutbrown in a large enclosure.

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Gordon
GP6/14

Gordon is a brindle and white male guinea pig born in 2013. He came to us as his owner's living circumstances were soon to get worse with nowhere at all to keep her animals. He is now mayor of one of the villages.

In need of sponsorship.

Clary Sage
R5/14

Clary is a black mini-rex doe born in 2013. She came to us as her owner had badly broken her leg and was in hospital. She was thought to be male. She now lives with just Firefly after Atreides left us after nearly eleven years.

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Ethel
GP9/14

Ethel is a tricoloured female guinea pig. She was born in 2014 or at the end of 2013. She came to us, as her owner had badly broken her leg and was in hospital, in a box with three other females and her brother so she might have been pregnant. She now lives with Gordon and the other females she arrived with in one of the villages.

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Felicity
GP10/14

Felicity is a ginger and white Abyssinian cross female guinea pig. She was born in 2013. She came to us, as her owner had badly broken her leg and was in hospital, in a box with three other females and a young male so she might have been pregnant. She now lives with Gordon and the other females she arrived with in one of the villages.

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Jolie
GP14/14

Jolie is a long haired dark eyed white female guinea pig born in 2014. She came to us as she had ringworm. She now lives with Gordon's group in a village. She has an amazing collection of lumps and gave us a scare last year when she chewed one open and it got infected but after a month with it bandaged it finally healed and has been fine since.

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Theadora
GP15/14

Theadora is a brown and cream long haired alpaca female guinea pig born in 2014. She came to us as she had ringworm. She now lives with Gordon, Polly Mop, Blossom and her sister Jolie in one of the big stables.

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Zachary
GP16/14

Zachary is an Abyssinian tricoloured male guinea pig born at the sanctuary in April after his mum and dad, Winifred and Eliot, came to the sanctuary in a box together. Neither parent is more than a few months older than him. Guinea pigs can reproduce once they reach just one month old, although the gestation is over two months. This is why it is essential to separate male babies from their mothers by four weeks of age. Zac had to leave the group he was born in affter just those four weeks and move in with Jack Frost. An adult male will usually accept a baby of that age quite easily, although often with great excitement. It is important to give the baby a retreat into which the adult does not fit to provide a respite. These two were then fostered to keep them from fighting due to the scent of females at the sanctuary. Zac was next neutered and lived with two ladypigs in a foster home. Now he has returned to take up his position as Mayor of Sowcester with his harem.

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Phoebe
GP17/14

Phoebe is ginger female guinea pig with a white crest born at the sanctuary in April after her mum and dad, Winifred and Eliot, came to the sanctuary in a box together with three other females who fortunately were not pregnant. Neither parent is more than a few months older than her. Guinea pigs can reproduce once they reach just one month old, although the gestation is over two months. This is why it is essential to separate male babies from their mothers by four weeks of age. Phoebe lives in the group into which she was born in one of our villages with her mum and her aunties. She has never been in a cage. She has grown into an enormous guinea pig and changed colour to a much darker shade. We think she didn't like looking like Hattie.

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Willow
R7/14

Willow is a silver fox dwarf lop buck who came to us because his owner was struggling to care for him as he often worked away from home. Willow is an exceedingly friendly lively rabbit who was born in 2008/9. He won over Madam Bo with his enthusiasm and gave her companionship again at the end of her life, but she had to be pts due to a huge inoperable tumour and he is alone again. We tried him with Butterfly but they are both dominant so that didn't work. Now he lives with August and Chester.

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Tiger
R9/14

Tiger, who arrived in September 2014, is a half lopped agouti buck. He was probably born in about 2009/10. He had been left at a children's farm, then taken in and neutered, but his partner was taken by a fox so he came to us. He lives with Ted and Schmettering

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Jade
R10/14

Jade is a black doe who came to us in October 2014 from a rescue in Gloucestershire as she could not be rehomed due to agression issues. They had taken her from a horrible situation. She was born in 2013. She now lives with Speedwell. She is a very lively bunnygirl, and is currently taking great delight in provoking her neighbours.

In need of sponsorship.

Zambesi Moonriver
R11/14

Zambesi Moonriver is a little uppy eared magpie harlequin doe who came to us in November 2014 as she had fought with her companions. She is a very active bunnygirl but does not seem to be nasty, although she does box and nip at people. She was bonded with Humbug and they are getting on well. She appears to be about two years old. We were told she had been speyed by a previous previous owner but as she builds nests this is unlikely. She now lives with Dandelion.

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Nala
R12/14

Nala is a big agouti lionhead doe with one ear up and the other down. She came to us in November 2014 with her partner Kovu, and another pair, after having waited for a place since February, when we were only able to take the single rabbits, Skye and Bambi from her owner whose circumstances had changed drasticly meaning she could no longer look after all her animals. Nala was born in 2008. She is a very feisty girl and she and Kovu who is her half brother, are not averse to nipping people and are talented a nipping through gates given aany opportunity.

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Kovu
R13/14

Kovu is a big lionlop buck with ginger butterfly markings. He came to us in November 2014 with his partner Nala, and another pair, after having waited for a place since February, when we were only able to take the single rabbits, Skye and Bambi from her owner whose circumstances had changed drasticly meaning she could no longer look after all her animals. Kovu was born in 2008. He is a very feisty lad and he and Nala who is his half sister, argue a lot. He is rather overweight and when he arrived he had a sore belly. He did not appreciate having this treated and now is a bit stroppy with me. Rather like Melody:~ But he hasn't managed to bite me hard yet. Update - he got me. I have a big bruise on my arm!

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Angel
R14/14

Angel is a small black lionhead doe with a white blaze. She came to us in November 2014 with her partner Angel, and another pair, after having waited for a place since February, when we were only able to take the single rabbits, Skye and Bambi from her owner whose circumstances had changed drasticly meaning she could no longer look after all her animals. Angel was born in 2007ish. She is a quiet but active little rabbit. Zion is her brother.

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Zion
R15/14

Zion is a small black lionhead buck with a white snip on his nose. She came to us in November 2014 with her partner Zion, and another pair, after having waited for a place since February, when we were only able to take the single rabbits, Skye and Bambi from her owner whose circumstances had changed drasticly meaning she could no longer look after all her animals. Zion was born in 2007ish. He is a quiet but active little rabbit. Angel is his sister.

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Dandelion
R16/14

Dandelion is a small ginger and white butterfly lop buck who was found in a field along with some other starving rabbits. It is a puzzle as he is in far better condition than the others and is really sweet natured and friendly as if he has been well loved. He now lives with Moonriver.

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Bramble
R17/14

Bramble is a grey and white lionhead with butterfly markings. He may lop when he gets older. He came to us at the end of November 2014 having been found in a field with his family, starving, emaciated and filthy in a huddle around the body of one of his siblings. He was as thin as any rabbit I have ever seen. He could not have been far from death himself. The minute we put him in a cage he started to eat and he hardly stopped for a week. His weight went from just 0.73kg to 1.03kg in 10 days and now he feels much better although still thin. He has somewhat misaligned front teeth. He was probably about three months old when he arrived, so was probably born in August 2014. He has been neutered and has been bonded with Severn and Daisy. Over a year on and he is a stunningly handsome rabbit with a flowing mane and the most amazing eyes. You would never guess what poor condition he came to us in!

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Thistle
R18/14

Thistle is a white lionhead doe. She may lop when she gets older. She came to us at the end of November 2014 having been found in a field with er family, starving, emaciated and filthy in a huddle around the body of one of her siblings. She was as thin as any rabbit I have ever seen. She could not have been far from death herself. The minute we put them in a cage they started to eat and hardly stopped for a week. Her weight went from just 0.83kg to 1.03kg in 10 days and now she feels much better although still thin. She was probably about three months old when she arrived, so was probably born in August 2014. She is now living with Clover who might well be her mum, and we who were convinced was undoubtedly pregnant, although it turned out she wasn't.

Being fostered.

Clover
R19/14

Clover is a white lionhead doe. She came to us at the end of November 2014 having been found in a field with her family, starving and filthy in a huddle around the body of one of her babies. Her surviving babies could not have been far from death. The minute we put them in a cage they started to eat and hardly stopped for a week. She is now living with Thistle the female baby, and is undoubtedly pregnant. She will produce her litter sometime before Christmas. Very strangely despite having been with an uncastrated buck she was not pregnant!

Being fostered.

Biscuit
R20/14

Biscuit is a large speckled lop buck who is blind in both eyes. He came to us in December 2014 due to his owner moving. He was born in 2008/9. He now lives with Cocoa and Chestnut. It is amazing to watch him navgating around his run. He can always work out where he is and find his way about.

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Phyllis
R21/14

Phyllis is a small Netherland Dwarf cross red eyed white doe. She came from a small rescue in Gloucestershire after having been found as a stray and handed in to a veterinary centre. She had syphilis and so was unsuitable for rehoming. She now lives with Cocoa and Biscuit in the barn. They have a tempestuous relationship and often have skirmishes but they also all snuggle up together nicely. Well that tempestuous relationship fell apart entirely. She clearly is not a group rabbit. She now lives with Thumper and appears to be much happier.

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Hattie
GP26/14

Hattie is a small ginger female guinea pig with a white crest. She was born in 2013. She was no longer wanted. She lives in our largest stable with Zach et al.

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Peony
R2/15

Peony is a black and tan French Lop doe born in 2012/3. She came from Butterfly Bunnies after the owner had a stroke and could no longer look after her rabbits. Peony now lives with Lily in one of our big enclosures. She is thoroughly enjoying helping Lily to destroy it:~

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Silver Birch
R6/15

Silver Birch is a little mini lop buck, white with grey points. He was born in 2013ish. He came from Butterfly Bunnies after the owner had a stroke and could no longer look after her rabbits. He has misaligned front teeth which need regular attention. He had a very mucky bottom when he arrived and had to be shaved and had snuffles as well which has been treated. He now lives with Zephyr and Henry, they have their veg grated or shredded because of teeth problems.

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Isabella
R8/15

Isabella is a magpie harlequin doe born in 2011. She came to us as she was too difficult to manage and had scratched a child's face. She lives with Rio.

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Rio
R9/15

Rio is a harlequin buck born in 2011. He came to us as his sister Isabella was too difficult to manage and had scratched a child's face. He lives with Isabella.

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Cocoa
R10/15

Cocoa is a chocolate lop doe born in March 2011. She came to us as her owners did not have time to give her enough attention. So far we have tried to bond her twice and failed. We only agreed to take her as a new friend for Eric, back before Christmas, but that went out the window! She is a big strong bossy girl and is getting more and more confident of that fact. She now lives with Biscuit and Chestnut.

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Rowan
R12/15

Rowan is a rex cross buck born in May 2013. He came to us as his owner was moving and was unable to find anywhere for a younster and his older father. We agreed to help as the father was quite old but he was given to someone else and she brought his brother instead:~ So we had two young bucks we would not normally have taken in. Lucky lads! Poor Dad. Sadly we lost Teatree. Rowan now lives with Nightshade.

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Beech
R13/15

Beech is a small brown lionhead buck who came to us after his owner gave up breeding rabbits and had no further use for him. He was born in 2009 or therabouts. He was very thin and nervous and had snuffles although this cleared up with a single course of antibiotics. He now lives with Jasmine.

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Jasmine
R16/15

Jasmine is a large half lopped lionhead doe with a lot of attitude, full of life and curiosity. She was born in 2010. She came to us with her partner Beryl because her owner had moved and had had to confine them to a small cage where she and Beryl were very unhappy and had become fat and dirty. They were bonded with Beech but the girls really did not get on well and so Beryl went to live with somebun else. Jasmine is now extremely uhappy and active.

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Lavender
R18/15

Lavender is a large half lopped white doe with grey points. She was a stray and came to us in appalling condition with her ears caked in pus from infections inside them, her body just skin stretched over a skeleton, one of the thinnest rabbits we have ever taken in. Within a couple of days her ears were healing and she was putting on weight. She now lives with Aniseed and loves her run and is lively and active and eats and eats and eats. Update: She had put on over a kilogram and has the most gorgeous coat and mane. She was stunning for a while, so diferent from the emaciated starving tattered diseased waif we took in, but sadly she developed severe gut problems and diarrhoea and we nearly lost her. She lost a lot of weight and is was not quite right for ages. We were worried about how attracted the flies will be to her in the warmer weather but she recovered again and is fat and healthy again.

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Magic
R20/15

Magic is a black buck with one ear up and one down. He can has weepy eyes probably from the roots of his teeth growing into his tear ducts. He was born is roughly 2009. He has come to us because his owner has moved and has nowhere for him or two of her other rabbits either. He had been umwanted before she took him in two years ago. Too many rabbits get passed around like this from home to home, never getting what they need:( We have bonded him with another of the rabbits that came with him, and they are living in a stable for now. They got on right away despite being unneutered. Sadly after neutering his friend developed a heart condition and died. I now wish I had left them unneutered as they were happy together, but he appeared healthy and it is such a risk having unneutered bucks about as there are a few does who have not been spayed. Magic then lived very happily with Beryl. He transformed her from an unhappy lonely doe to a sleek happy girl so that was some compensation for a while but he outlived her too and now we are having difficulty rebonding him, there have been a number of failures but we will keep trying.

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Zephyr
R21/15

Zephyr is a harlequin lionhead buck with a wooly coat. He was born is roughly 2009. He has come to us because his owner has moved and has nowhere for him or two of her other rabbits either. He had been umwanted before she took him in two years ago. Too many rabbits get passed around like this from home to home, never getting what they need:( We will get him bonded into a group as soon as he has been neutered. It is now done and he lives with Henry and Silver Birch in one of the sheds. They specialise in bunny heaps.

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Nightshade
R24/15

nightshade is a black doe who was found in a cardboard box in a park with her sister Dahlia. The box was in some bushes and was discovered by someone's dog. The dog's owners took the box to a nearby sanctuary but they said no without even opening the box! Another turned them down by phone. By chance one of our volunteers was at the sanctuary adopting a ferret so they called us next. As the only two places we could have suggested they take them to had already said no and because I had a weak moment they came to us despite us being over full already. They had to go in a boarding hutch temporarily. Despite the bad start that really was their lucky day. They are now exceedingly happy living in one of our best enclosures with Rowan as Rowan's brother died leaving a place for them. Meanwhile we are facing winter with too many rabbits and not enough time in the day to get all the work done:~ I would love to take in every rabbit we are asked to take, but we would have hundreds if I did and they would all suffer:( Last year the two girls started fighting and I had to remove Daylia:(

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Dahlia
R25/15

Dahlia is a red eyed white doe who was found in a cardboard box in a park with her sister Nightshade. The box was in some bushes and was discovered by someone's dog. The dog's owners took the box to a nearby sanctuary but they said no without even opening the box! Another turned them down by phone. By chance one of our volunteers was at the sanctuary adopting a ferret so they called us next. As the only two places we could have suggested they take them to had already said no and because I had a weak moment they came to us despite us being over full already. They had to go in a boarding hutch temporarily. Despite the bad start that really was their lucky day. They are now exceedingly happy living in one of our best enclosures with Rowan as Rowan's brother died leaving a place for them. Meanwhile we are facing winter with too many rabbits and not enough time in the day to get all the work done:~ I would love to take in every rabbit we are asked to take, but we would have hundreds if I did and they would all suffer:( Unfortunately the two does recenty had a big fight and Dahlia was injured so she is temporariy living alone until I can rebond her.

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Sonya
GP4/15

Sonya is a young blue eyed white female guinea pig. She came to us as her owner could not cope with her piggies any more. She is Jolie and Theadora's sister, from the same person. She now lives in Sowcester.

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Minerva
R28/15

Minerva is a giant black doe who came to us with her mother Maat as her owner was struggling to cope and because she was at risk from foxes. She was born in 2012/13. She currently lives in the barn with Juniper.

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Dachs
R1/16

Dachs is a black mini rex buck. He was found straying in a car park in very wet weather. His feet were so sore he could hardly move. Rexes are very prone to sore feet. His were red raw. He now lives with Nutbrown, Florence and Bambi. They currently live a big shed, with the driest run we have as they cannot tolerate their feet getting wet, although Dachs' feet have healed completely now. He is an incredibly friendly rabbit.

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Nutmeg
GP1/16

Nutmeg is a little tricoloured female guinea pig who was making her companions' life miserable, so she came to live in one of our villages where she will be too happy to cause trouble.

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Paige
GP2/16

Paige is a black and ginger female born in 2011. She had lost her partners and was living alone so came here for her retirement so as not to be alone. She is currently indoors with Pom Pom both being treated for bladder infections.

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Daisy
R2/16

Daisy is an unusually marked lop doe with attractive lavender features. The child she was bought for developed allergies and she was brought to us. She was born in about 2014. She lives with Bramble and Severn.

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Mr Bean
R3/16

Mr Bean is a sooty fawn lop buck born in about 2012 brought to us after his partner died which the owners thought was because of rat poison. He lived with Octavia until she dies and then was bonded with Chicory and then with Violet as well. The three of them live in an enclosure.

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Ted
R4/16

Ted is an agouti dutch buck born in about 2010. He came to us when he lost his partner as his owners were not in a position to adopt another rabbit but he gets visited every week. He lives with Tiger and Schmetterling in one of the aviaries.

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Schmetterling
R5/16

Schmetterling is a large black and white lionlop doe born in about 2013 with a very fluffy coat. She came here in August 2016 after her hutch disintegrated around her. She lives with Ted and Tiger.

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Lev
R6/16

Lev is a young male harlequin lionhead born in 2016 with an extremely dense fluffy coat. He came to us in September 2016 via a social worker. Lives with Koshka.

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Koshka
R7/16

Tiny ginger and white lionhead doe born in approx June 2016 who was rescued from a breeder who was going to cull her and her brother due to misaligned front teeth, which have since been corrected. The rescuer couldn't cope with her coat and brought her to us in September 2016. She now lives with Lev.

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Merry
R8/16

Merry is an agressive lionlop buck born in about 2009/10. His owner was struggling to look after him as he was getting mucky and is not easy to handle. He arrived here on Christmas Eve and it took several hours to clean him up and I was bitten several times in the process. He lives with Iris.

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Erin
GP1/17

Erin is a chocolate and white small female guinea pig born in April 2013. One of the most terrified little piggies I ever met. She really panicked when I first handled her, but has calmed down considerably since. She arrived here in Jan 2017 and lives in one of our villages where she enjoys the community life.

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Iris
R1/17

Iris is an agouti doe born in 2013. She came here in February 2017 after her owner left home and she was being passed between people not really wanted. She lives with Merry and is very happy and cheerful.

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Goose
R3/17

Goose is a grey dwarf lop buck who is extremely friendly and good natured. He was born in 2016. He came to us in April 2017 with his ill companion a very fluffy lionhead Anka with lots of health problems. She eventually became paralyzed after what must have been a back injury worsened that had already caused her to self multilate both her bottom and back feet and we were forced to make the difficult decision to put her to sleep as her quality of life was just not good enough. We rebonded Goose with another very fluffy lionhead Mariposa and he is now tasked with being as happy as possible on Anka's behalf as well as his own.

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Anemone
R4/17

Anemone is an English marked grey and white lionhead doe born in 2010. Her owner had left home and her parents were moving. She now lives with Goose.

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Jolly Rodger
R6/17

Jolly is a little grey and white buck who hates being handled. He was born in about 2012. He came to us in March 2017 after his partner had died. He has had quite a few failed bondings but I am hopeful that he will now live with Myra. She is an old lady but seems to have him well in hand. They are going to live in a hutch away from the other rabbits to try and prevent them from fighting.

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Henry
R7/17

Henry is a little harlequin lop buck born in 2010. He had lost his partner and has come here so he doesn't have to be lonely. He now lives with Silver Birch and Zephyr. Things can get a bit fraught between he and Zephyr so we have to keep a screen up between them and the neighbours. I am considering whether to separate them and rebond them with some of our new fluffies.

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Violet
R8/17

Violet is an incredibly fluffy little lionhead doe who came to us from the Blue Cross because of her coat after she was found straying near one of their centres. Not only is she incredibly fluffy but she is also inordinately fond of digging so she gets in a right state and often has muddy dreadlocks. I have to keep her well clipped and keep a good eye on her but she has so much fun I don't have the heart to stop her digging. She has the most stunning blue eyes hence her name. She lives with Chicory and Mr Bean who are both enraptured by her and can be seen gazing at her adoringly as she flings mud about the run.

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Carmel
GP2/17

Carmel is a lovely caramel coloured female guinea pig who came to us in May 2017 when her owner was unable to look after her and her friend Dusty anymore. She was born in about 2013.

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Dusty
GP3/17

Dusty is a gorgeous silver agouti female guinea pig born in about 2013. She arrived in May 2017 with her friend Carmel. They now love living in Sowcester. Dusty appointed herself Mayoress over Zach's head.

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Major
R9/17

Major is a big fluffy white lop buck who looks as if he is wearing ear muffs. He was born in 2012 and is related to Fidget a previous resident of ours who had many many health problems and a sadly short life and to Chervil our fluffiest resident. Major came to us in May 2017 because he has bad teeth and other health problems as well as a mucky bottom and matted coat, he was just too much for his owner to cope with. He brought Ozzy and Mook with him.

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Ozzy
R10/17

Oswald is a ginger and white lop buck born in 2011 who is probably the friendliest rabbit that I have ever met. He gets really really excited when people visit him and climbs the fence and gazes up up in the most appealing manner and will let you stroke him for ages. He jumps on my back while I clean out the shed and generally demands attention. We send every visitor to the Sanctuary to make a fuss of him. His owner was heart broken to let him go but Major needed to be here as she wasn't able to cope with him and the rabbits were long term companions and separating them wouldn't have been fair so she chose the best thing for the rabbits.

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Mook
R11/17

Mook is a black and white lop doe born in 2012 who accompanied Ozzy and Major to the Sanctuary. She had a mucky bottom when she arrived but that has gone now. She quite likes to get some attention from Ozzy's visitors too.

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Mariposa
R12/17

Mariposa is a black and white lionhead doe with an extremely fluffy coat. She was born in about 2011. She can be difficult to handle. She now lives with Goose. She has turned out to be quite a digger.

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Clyde
R14/17

Clyde is a magnificent baby giant rabbit born this year with a lovely silver agouti coat. Sadly he has sore feet and a heart condition and gets extremely out of breath after any stress or exertion. This means it is extremely important to keep him on soft bedding as he doesn't cope well with having his feet attended to. We have built him a tent over his run so he can have the space but it can stay dry and be bedded thickly to protect his feet. Hopefully this will enable us to manage him well.

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Big Bonnie
R15/17

Big Bonnie is a gorgeous steel grey baby giant doe born in 2017. She came to us with her brother Clyde because of his feet although hers are not great either. They are exceedingly friendly and mob you when you go into their shed or run. Fortunately she doesn't seem to have the same heart problem as Clyde, at least not yet.

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Mr Spice
R16/17

Mr Spice is a little blue eyed white lionlop buck who came to us because his owner was moving. He is exceedingly fluffy and will require extra care to prevent his getting matted. He was originally bought from a breeder who mis-sexed him and sold him with a female as a female pair to the previous owner's son. We have also taken in the resulting accidental litter, all of them too fluffy to take care of themselves.

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Tamarind
R17/17

Tamarind is a very pretty lionhead doe ginger with dark points and a white blaze. She came to us because her owner was moving along with her accidental litter and it's father, who had been supposed to be another female. She lives with her daughter Paprika.

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Biscuit
R18/17

Paprika is a very fluffy ginger and white lionhead doe born in 2017, part of an accidental litter. She came here in October 2017 along with her parents and littermates when their previous owner moved.

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Saffron
R19/17

Saffron is an incredibly pretty little lionhead buck with the most amazing frosted peach colouring. He was part of an accidental litter and came here in October 2017 with his littermates and parents when their previous owner moved.

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Pom Pom
GP4/17

Pom Pom is a black and white texel long haired female guinea pig. She has come to us because she gets herself in a dreadful mess by weeing up her back. This seems to be because she cannot wee until it bursts out of her, possibly because of bladder stones or from an injury or as the result of having had surgery to remove growths. She is being treated for a bladder infection caused by urine retention and having her bladder emptied regularly. We will have to see how she does before deciding where she will live. For now she is inside with Paige who also has a bladder infection. They are one of the most common guinea pig ailment.

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Meg
GP5/17

Meg is a black and ginger female guinea pig born in 2016. She came to us with her companion Pom Pom because of Pom Pom's health issues.

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Tarragon
R20/17

Tarragon is a little blue eyed white lionlop buck who looks just like his Dad. He was born in 2017 and arrived accompanied by his family.

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Turmeric
R21/17

Turmeric is a little ginger and white lionhead buck who came to us in October 2017 with the rest of his family aged about seven months old. He looks more like a toy than the lively little animal he really is. These are the sorts of rabbits that encourage people to expect to be able to play with them instead of giving them what they need to be healthy and happy.

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Sooty
R22/17

Sooty is a black doe born in 2010. She came to us in October 2017 with her sister Sweep.

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Sweep
R23/17

Sweep is a black doe born in 2010. She came to us in October 2017 with her sister Sooty.

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