Did you know over 57% of rabbits live alone?

(PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report, 2015)

Pairing Your Rabbit

Tips for successfully pairing your rabbit!
• Both rabbits being neutered
• Introducing the rabbits to
each other in a new place
• Large and suitable housing for both 


People don’t realise that rabbits are incredibly social animals and need a bunny friend! Otherwise without the company of its own kind or things to do for a long time they can suffer.

Many owners keep a rabbit alone in a hutch, but this leads to a miserable lifestyle for rabbits. Rabbits have complex social needs and are happiest when kept with another friendly rabbit - therefore, rabbits should ideally live in friendly pairs or groups. However, keeping the wrong pairings together can lead to unwanted kittens (baby rabbits) and/or fighting. Neutering is recommended to prevent unwanted kittens.

2016 for RAW is all about finding the right company for rabbits! Be part of the #BuddiesForBunnies pledge and rehome a bunny friend for your rabbit.

Where do I get my second rabbit?

The best place to find your second rabbit is at your local rescue centre. Not only will you be giving a bunny in need a home, but a rescue rabbit is likely to be neutered and vaccinated already. Many rescue centres have expertise in pairing up rabbits, and will often allow you to bring your own rabbit along to the centre to meet potential partners in neutral area. Some rescue centres have facilities to board rabbits and then can supervise the introduction process for you. With a bit of luck, you'll find a "love at first sight" match for your rabbit. However If you are about to get your first rabbit, then please consider adopting a bonded pair from a rescue centre, watch the video below to find out more information.