Lola arrived in August 2018 as a two year old. She is a delightful little rabbit that bonded with Wally after she was desexed.
Peanut and his two friends were living in a backyard in Sydney. Their owner didn’t know anything about the keeping of rabbits and they were kept in a small wire fence boundary with no roof and exposed to the elements, it hit 38C there recently and they’re in direct sunlight. Their diet consisted of whatever part of a carrot could fit through the mesh, and whatever faeces-covered grass they could chew on. They did not have access to water, as the owners firmly believed that rabbits don’t drink water and that it would kill them.
Thankfully a neighbour intervened and after trying to educate the owner about rabbits without success he convinced the owner to give the rabbits up, swapping the rabbits for a basketball hoop instead. This good samaratin knew that the rabbits at Big ears are able to live outside as we are free from predators so paid for the rabbits to fly down and get delivered to our door on the 26/12/2019. Whilst they were in his care they would go to sleep in front of their water bowl with their little paws on it, as if afraid of being without water again.
Phumba arrived at Big Ears in 2016. She had been re-homed by another rescue agency and the new home hadn’t worked out. She came here and we have loved her grumpy facial expressions. She has settled down and is very comfortable at the sanctuary in her outdoor paddock.
In 2014 we rescued six rabbits from Legana. Three of the girls were pregnant and had sixteen babies between them at Big Ears. Spirit was one of those babies.
He is a big boy now and although he has had surgery on his 2nd eyelids he is a happy healthy bun
Sponsorship of Princess is $50.00 per year and goes towards her vet checks, vaccinations and parasite control.
Fergus is one of the 300 rabbits Big Ears took in when they bought out a meat rabbit farm in 2012. The numbers have declined over the years due to the poor hygiene and breeding they were subjected to at the farm. Those that remain, like Fergus, enjoy the very best life a rabbit could hope for. They are able to engage in all types of rabbit behaviour including digging, running, socialising and living with another that understands them. Fergus has a a small issue with his hind leg that is kept in check with pain relief and cartrophen shots.