Episode 3: Dr Twigs Way Part 1: Housing


THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF COLTSFOOT
Coltsfoot was one of Twigs' rescue bunnies who thrived in Twigs' care after being rescued by the RSPCA, but remained very very special needs. He's mentioned in the episode, but sadly between recording and releasing the episode he passed away during an operation on an abscess behind his eye.
RIP COLTSFOOT

 

Our third episode - featuring our first Very Special Guest, Dr Twigs Way. We talk to her about her recent talk on housing at the 2014 RWAF Conference. Twigs very kindly sent us a pdf of her presentation which is viewable below.

(Also we recorded this episode using Google Hangouts instead of Skype, and the sound quality isn't quite as good - so we're very sorry about that.)

NB The above pdf is pretty large - so there's one with lower quality pictures at the bottom of the links in case the large file size of this one causes any problems.

00:20 Dr Twigs Way
http://www.twigsway.com/twigsway.com/rabbits.html

00:30 RWAF Conference
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/?section=conference2014.html

01:00 Dr Twigs Way's book "Foraging for Rabbits" published by the RWAF
http://shop.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/product/foraging-for-rabbits-by-twigs-way/

01:25 The Blue Cross
http://www.bluecross.org.uk

Also for rescuing rabbits, check out Rabbit Rehome
http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk

02:00 NB Generally recommended best practice now is that everybunny should have a bunny companion
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/two_heads.htm

03:35 Forsham Arks (NB the guy who ran Forsham Arks now has a new company, Granddad Rob Designs)
http://www.forshamcottagearks.com

04:15 6ft Chicken Arks
http://www.forshamcottagearks.com/chicken-houses-and-chicken-runs/boughton-6-bird-chicken-house.html

07:10 Granddad Rob Designs (the guy who used to run Forsham Arks)
http://www.granddadrobdesigns.co.uk/rabbit-houses-c-34.html

And link specifically to Twigs's Rabbit Lodge
http://www.granddadrobdesigns.co.uk/twigss-rabbit-lodge-p-44.html?osCsid=a1d0226cfca647e2bc137db4d9ccc86d

17:15 Hop Inn tubes
http://www.hopinn-info.co.uk/shop

18:20 EC
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pdfs/ECwebpage.pdf

19:10 Dog gate
http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dog-gate
http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product.asp?dept_id=303&pf_id=53700&utm_source=ShoppingFeed&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=COOZqIGQj8ICFRMatAodtyQAxg

19:20 Wire protectors
http://www.amazon.co.uk/CritterCord-citrus-cable-protector-rabbits/dp/B000EH2I5O
http://www.cableorganizer.com/articles/Ways-Protect-Wires-From-Cat-Dog.html

20:10 Radiator covers
http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/diy/radiators-and-radiator-covers/radiator-cabinets

22:10 Parsley Piert Parcels Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007256777882&fref=ts

27:25 Anne McBride
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Does-Rabbit%C2%85-Anne-McBride-ebook/dp/B00796EA4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416766148&sr=1-1&keywords=anne+mcbride

33:40 Bonding
http://www.4littlepaws.co.uk/rabbit-care-information/rabbit-bonding-info

34:45 Mesh (Part 2a of the below link has some really useful info on Hutch Building from Daniel at Boyles Pet Housing)
http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?327753-Outdoor-Housing&p=5207975&viewfull=1#post5207975

So only fair to put in a link to Boyles Pet Housing
http://www.boylespethousing.co.uk

38:05 Pheasant Netting (also available on amazon etc)mesh for rabbit
http://premiernetting.co.uk/catalog/pheasant-netting-small-100m-p-579.html?osCsid=caf62c9521a8c7f4dfd98ad48ef1a61e
http://www.knowlenets.co.uk/pest_game/game_bird.htm

48:15 Tamsin Stone - author of Understanding Your Rabbits Habits
http://www.therabbithouse.com/behaviour/

Also relevant to this subject - the RWAF have a list of retailers who have signed up to their charter and committed to provide suitable housing for rabbits. Link to the list is below, and both Granddad Rob Designs and Boyles Pet Housing are on it.
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/walloffame.htm