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Rabbits & Small Mammals

Taking care of your small pets

  • Diet
  • Fly Strike
  • Neutering
  • Vaccinations

Diet

To keep your rabbit’s teeth and digestive system working properly, feed a diet of 75% hay, 20% fresh greens and only 5% dry food! This also works out much cheaper for you, as well as keeping your rabbit in tip-top condition! Ignore any advice to not feed greens until 6 months etc, these generally tend to be old wives’ tales.

Fly Strike

Fly strike is a potentially life threatening condition where flies lay eggs on the soiled areas of your rabbit and the maggots hatch out and burrow into the skin. It is essential that you check your rabbits rear end at least once daily throughout the summer months and keep their living conditions clean. Call us immediately if you find fly eggs or maggots on your rabbit.

Neutering

Rabbits can develop many behavioural problems such as aggression, and other problems such as tumours; having your rabbit neutered can prevent or greatly reduce the risk of these problems. Neutering can be done from around 4 months of age.

Vaccinations

Rabbits can be vaccinated against two diseases: Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. There is a combined vaccine which can be given from 5 weeks of age and requires a yearly booster.

Practice information

Barnstaple

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    8:30am - 6:00pm
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    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8.30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

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01271 344 262
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Riverview Commercial Centre Riverside Road Pottington Barnstaple Devon EX31 1QN
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01271 344 262

South Molton

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    8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01271 344 262
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Find us here:

The Surgery Southley Road South Molton Devon EX36 4BL
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01271 344 262