Hop along to free pet rabbit workshop at Pets at Home

LEARN all about caring for rabbits at free educational workshops taking place in Boston.

Pets at Home store, in Queen Street, is holding the sessions this weekend at 12pm each day.

Children can handle the rabbits and advisors will be on hand to discuss the common myths about owning them.

Store manager Andrew Watson said: “Many rabbit owners are surprised to find out that eating too many carrots and fruit are bad for their pet. They are high in sugar and don’t help wear down the teeth so should only be fed as an occasional treat.

“Also, a lot of people don’t realise that eating iceberg lettuce can actually be life threatening to rabbits.

“Rabbits need to eat at least their own body size in good, quality hay every single day, alongside small pieces of fresh leafy vegetables and rabbit nuggets. This will help them grow into healthy, happy pets and aid in preventing painful dental disease or digestive problems.”

The workshops will not only teach children about the fun and companionship rabbit ownership brings, but also about the level of care and dedication required before deciding to get a pet.

Visitors to the store pick up a joint care leaflet from Pet at Home and the RSPCA which provides information, advice and tips on looking after a rabbit responsibly.