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Celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week

Monday, 23rd May 2011

Rabbit owners who invest in toys and pet food for their bunny may want to join in the celebrations for Rabbit Awareness Week.

The week kicked off today (May 23rd) and will run until May 29th. To mark the occasion, both the Blue Cross and the PDSA (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals) are both supporting the week.

Research by the Blue Cross found that almost half of the 2,000 pet owners surveyed do not know that rabbits need plenty of space in which to exercise.

The PDSA also found that many rabbits are lonely, live in small hutches and are not fed on healthy pet food.

To mark the awareness week, the Blue Cross is holding a number of days and will be posting information about rabbits on its website.

A statement from the charity said: "Every day this week we'll be putting up a new story or blog post with fun trivia and information about how to care for these often misunderstood pets.

"Several of our adoption centres are holding rabbit days this week where you can chat to a bunny expert and meet some animals looking for new homes."

The Blue Cross reveals that a rabbit hutch should have a minimum of two rooms and should be attached to a run so the bunny can run around if it wants.