OUR SMALL FRIENDS

Bolly came to Mossburn in April 2021 after some well-meaning people rescued him following someone else’s unplanned population explosion resulting in over fifty rabbits needing urgent homes! The family quickly realised that it had been a spur of the moment decision and they couldn’t offer Bolly a suitable home that catered for all his needs. They very responsibly looked for a sanctuary where Bolly could go and be with other rabbits in a more suitable environment. Bolly was vaccinated and also castrated soon after his arrival and he now lives with Clover.
Bolly is a very friendly little bunny and likes to know what is going on all the time, often standing up on his hind legs to get a better look! He does like to run underneath your feet so we have to be careful not to stand on him but he seems to think it’s a fun game!

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Bella

Bella & Petal are a mother and daughter duo who were rescued from appalling, cramped and dirty conditions. They came to Mossburn in 2016 and are a very pretty pair, although understandably not so keen on human interaction.

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Bertie

Bertie arrived at Mossburn on the 18th September 2021 and although we don’t know anything about his past, he is quite a young rabbit. Bertie was found wandering the streets of Carlisle and taken to a nearby vets where a staff member took him home to look after him. Despite attempting to locate an owner, nobody claimed Bertie and so we were asked if we could take him. The family ensured Bertie was castrated and vaccinated before arriving here which is a big help to us financially and practically. Bertie is extremely friendly so he must have had a home at some point and we are not sure why anyone would abandon such a lovely rabbit but he is lucky that he was picked up and taken care of as it’s unlikely he would have survived long outdoors and fending for himself. He is very nosy and always wants to be involved when you are mucking out his hutch or cleaning his pen. Bertie now lives happily with Ella, who was also found as a stray!

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Bolly

Bolly came to Mossburn in April 2021 after some well-meaning people rescued him following someone else’s unplanned population explosion resulting in over fifty rabbits needing urgent homes! The family quickly realised that it had been a spur of the moment decision and they couldn’t offer Bolly a suitable home that catered for all his needs. They very responsibly looked for a sanctuary where Bolly could go and be with other rabbits in a more suitable environment. Bolly was vaccinated and also castrated soon after his arrival and he now lives with Clover. Bolly is a very friendly little bunny and likes to know what is going on all the time, often standing up on his hind legs to get a better look! He does like to run underneath your feet so we have to be careful not to stand on him but he seems to think it’s a fun game!

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Clover

Clover is a very pretty black rabbit who was born in July 2019 and came to Mossburn in December 2021 as her family felt they could no longer give her the time and attention they thought she needed. She is a friendly rabbit and has settled in well living with Bolly.

Ella

Ella arrived here in June 2022 after being found in a nearby town as a stray. Despite a search for an owner, nobody came forward and the lady who had found Ella in her garden was unable to keep her so she came to us. She was introduced to Bertie who had recently lost his partner and the pair were instantly friends. Ella is very friendly and was generally in good condition, although her claws were extremely overgrown and she had obviously not been straying for too long, so it's possible that she was deliberately released to fend for herself.

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Guinea Pigs

You will see we have now lumped our guinea pigs together; this is because so many guinea pigs are sent to us that are elderly or of unknown age, that the individuals we have can change quite quickly, and its hard to keep up. We currently have three male guinea pigs here as permanent residents.

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Jump

Peanut and Jump are two very pretty female rabbits who arrived in January 2021, aged about five, after their owners asked us to take them in as they felt they were no longer able to provide them with the attention they needed. ​They are both outgoing and friendly rabbits who like to be involved in mucking out their hutch (i.e. getting in the way!) and sometimes dig holes!

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Peanut

Peanut and Jump are two very pretty female rabbits who arrived in January 2021, aged about five, after their owners asked us to take them in as they felt they were no longer able to provide them with the attention they needed. ​They are both outgoing and friendly rabbits who like to be involved in mucking out their hutch (i.e. getting in the way!) and sometimes dig holes!

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Petal

Bella & Petal are a mother and daughter duo who were rescued from appalling, cramped and dirty conditions. They came to Mossburn in 2016 and are a very pretty pair, although understandably not so keen on human interaction.

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Topsy

Topsy arrived at Mossburn in March 2022 and was born in June 2016. She was a much loved family pet however when her companion died the family tried to house Topsy indoors so she wouldn't be lonely. Unfortunately one of the family had a bad allergic reaction to Topsy being in the house and so they asked if we had space to take her. We have tried to bond Topsy with another of our rabbits but she seems to prefer her own company! She is a friendly and inquisitive rabbit although does sometimes chew things she is not meant to be chewing!

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Titus

Titus is our resident tortoise who came here originally some years ago from a zoo who were not keeping their reptiles up to standard and were asked to rehome them. We have no idea therefore how old he is. Titus hibernates for about half the year but you can see him in the rabbit village over the summer months.