April 14, 2019
Rabbits are anxious animals that are easily spooked and scared, which is why even a simple trip to the vets can be a big event for these small furries.
First off: ensure your vehicle is cool and well ventilated – avoid travelling at the hottest time of day. And never leave your rabbit unattended in the car.
Check your little friend often and ensure it has constant access to hay and fresh clean water. It should be able to drink the same way it does at home (bottle or bowl). And keep it well fed; your rabbit should never have an empty stomach before going to the vet – even prior to an operation.
Also, don’t be surprised if your bunny urinates due to stress. Come prepared by layering the cage with newspaper or hay.
We often advise not to take your rabbit on long journeys, but if it’s unavoidable, try following Notting Hill Vet’s simple set of guidelines.
Rabbits that live together should travel together. Plus, rabbits enjoy travelling with others. Group travel means that the same scents are transferred to each other while out of the home.
Want to learn more about travelling with a rabbit? The friendly team at Notting Hill Vets are on hand to help, so don’t hesitate to contact us.