Tuesday, June 28, 2011

UK Study Wants to Know What Makes Rabbits Happy

In the UK, researcher Jenna Hill, wants to hear from as many rabbit owners as possible about all aspects of their rabbit’s lives. The research study by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences hopes to find out how people care for the rabbits such as where the "rabbits live, how they behave, what they eat and how healthy they are, as well as how they interact with their owners.” With around one million rabbits in the UK, they are the third most popular pet, after dogs, and cats. I hope Veternarian Hill shares her research data with vets in the United States once her study is completed. The more we all know about rabbits will help improve their care. I encourage anyone in the UK with a rabbit to participate (see link above).