Unit # 1
Enrichment & Accommodation
The first unit studies the subject of rabbit accommodation and enrichment; too often rabbits are kept in small hutches and are unable to express their natural behaviours, this unit explores alternatives and how to ensure adequate enrichment for rabbits.
Unit # 2
Rabbit Health & Disease
Overall rabbit health is supported in the main by regular health checks. A daily health check is the underpinning aspect of proper rabbit welfare when done correctly & supported by knowledge & understanding,
Learn how to prevent, recognise and respond to disease and how to carry out health checks on rabbits.
Rabbit Care and Welfare Course
The Rabbit Care Course provides an excellent foundation for those working or volunteering with rabbits in a veterinary or animal charity capacity, it is also relevant to rabbit owners who want to improve their knowledge of care and welfare.
Learn about general care and welfare for the rabbit including: How to carry out health checks, disease prevention, environmental enrichment, exercise and welfare.
This course explores what rabbits need and includes information about health, nutrition, environmental enrichment, accommodation and more.
Rabbit Care and Welfare
The rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a descendent of rabbits originally found on the European continent around the Western Mediterranean region. Agriculture has enabled the European rabbit to spread across the continent. The wild rabbit tends to prefer grasslands where there is plenty of food but also plenty of cover & burrowing options: they are prey animals & need retreat places. Being highly social, they live in groups that provide safety in numbers: many pairs of eyes and ears will more easily spot or hear a predator. Rabbits are active, inquisitive animals especially when in captivity. Therefore they need enrichment or they will become bored and emotionally distressed.
This course explores what rabbits need and includes information about health, nutrition, environmental enrichment, accommodation and more. This rabbit care course is of relevance to rabbit owners and those caring for them in animal charity and boarding environments.