Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Royal Veterinary College researchers point to misconceptions about how ‘minimal care and handling’ pet rabbits need.Overgrown nails and teeth, gut stasis and dirty backsides – which can result from poor diets and lead to myiasis – were some of the most common conditions found in a study of over 6,000 rabbits taken to vets.

Bird or bunny? The latest optical illusion is freaking people out

Bird or bunny? The latest optical illusion is freaking people out

"As you can see the translucent nictitating membrane sweep across the eye horizontally (rabbits don't have membranes like this) and the positioning of the 'ears' are a little strange.".The odd position of the bunny "ears" — actually the bird's beak — appeared to be the real giveaway.

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

If people cannot afford to take their pet to the vet to establish the cause of death, they are advised either to have the rabbit properly cremated or, if they choose a garden burial, to carefully wrap their pet in plastic first to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Romans in Britain and Welsh rabbits

Romans in Britain and Welsh rabbits

Dewi Evans says the Welsh word for rabbit is very similar to its Romance counterparts; Brian Ayers says rabbit bones found in East Anglia are also proof of Roman connections.

Ben-Fur: Romans brought rabbits to Britain, experts discover

Ben-Fur: Romans brought rabbits to Britain, experts discover

The 4cm fragment of tibia bone was unearthed at Fishbourne Roman palace in Chichester, West Sussex in 1964 but was stored in a box at the site until 2017, when Dr Fay Worley, a zooarchaeologist with Historic England, recognised it as belonging to a rabbit.

Have You Seen the Bucket Video Yet?

Have You Seen the Bucket Video Yet?

A two-minute long clip made by the folks at the Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory shows the various animals who reside on the desert property going to a bucket to have a refreshing drink of water.

Dog owner feeds her pet raw mice, birds, duck heads and rabbit feet

Dog owner feeds her pet raw mice, birds, duck heads and rabbit feet

(Picture: PA Real Life)After spending $100 (around £78) a week on normal dog food, Erin decided to buy off-cuts from local farms and meat producers, which they would usually throw away – saving her $300 (£235) each month.

Dog Elected Mayor of Kentucky Town

Dog Elected Mayor of Kentucky Town

According to Lex18, an NBC affiliate in Kentucky, a small community named Rabbit Hash has elected their new dog mayor. As announced on the Rabbit Hash Historical Society website, Brynneth Pawltrow won her position with a tally of 3,367 votes.

White rabbit catches trains, buses in London alone

White rabbit catches trains, buses in London alone

he’s very busy & important, rarely late.”Others then came forward with their own sightings of the intrepid bunny, with one tweeting: “I have seen that bloody rabbit in Hackney, was sure I was hallucinating.”A few Twitter users were worried about the rabbit’s welfare.