Rabbits must be at least 8 weeks old and fully weaned before they can leave their mothers.
If you believe this advertiser is letting their rabbits go before 8 weeks of age, please report them to us.
Microchipping a rabbit is the process of implanting a chip under the rabbits skin and registering the keepers details on a national database so that the rabbits keeper can be traced.
Although microchipping rabbits is not mandatory like it will be shortly for dogs, it is still advisable that all responsible rabbit owners/breeders make sure their rabbits are microchipped and that their details are kept up-to-date on the microchipping database.
When buying or adopting a rabbit that is microchipped, make sure the seller gives you the paperwork that accompanies the pets microchip, and that you contact the microchip company to update your details as the registered keeper of the pet within 21 days.
Licensing of Activities Involving Animals
From 1st October 2018 the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 came into effect.
Breeding Dogs An animal activities license is required for anyone who keeps a breeding establishment (Including private dwellings) for dogs which meets the following conditions :
If in a 12 month period their dogs give birth to 3 litters or more, regardless of whether they are in the business of breeding and selling dogs.
Anyone “in the business” of breeding and selling dogs needs to be licensed regardless of the number of litters they have in a 12 month period. *
Selling Animals as Pets An animal activities license may be required for someone who is “in the business” of selling animals as pets. This includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals over the internet. This can be any types of pets, from cats, rabbits, rodents and other pets. *
* The decision as to whether you are classed as “in the business” of breeding and selling dogs, or selling animals as pets is decided by your local council and the requirements vary between each local council authority. Many local authorities apply a business test which they will use to determine whether an individual requires a license.
Finding a Local Councils Requirements You can use the Find Your Local Council website page to check what the requirements are within your local authority as well as the contact details needed to discuss anything further with them.
Third Party Sales Please note that Pets4Homes do not allow anyone to advertise kittens or puppies bred by third parties. All Puppies or kittens advertised MUST have been bred by yourself, unless you are rehoming an older pet that you can no longer keep.
Reporting an Advertiser If you believe this advertiser should be licensed and they have stated they are not, then please report them directly to their local council via their website, who are responsible for licensing and should be able to investigate the advertiser and liase with ourselves.
All rabbits should be vaccinated and have their vaccinations kept up-to-date, this is part of being a responsible rabbit owner and will be your responsibility.
Rabbits should receive 2 initial vaccinations against 2 common dieseases, Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) and also Myxomatosis. The vaccinations can start from around 6 weeks of age. Rabbits should also receive a a six monthly or yearly vaccination booster.
If the seller has not vaccinated their rabbit, then it will be your responsibility to make sure this is done straight away.
Many responsible rabbit breeders will make sure they have been fully vaccinated before they let them go to new homes.
If the seller has said the rabbit is vaccinated, please make sure you receive the rabbits vaccination record paperwork.
I have one mini lop buck in need or a home, he is such a lovely rabbit and has a loving personality, I have been teaching him a few tricks that he has managed to get a hang of. He is not neutered and he needs his annual rabbit vacation in June. The only reason he is being given away is that I have nowhere to put his cage as it is very big, and I am not home most of the day, therefore I can’t give him much attention. If you have any questions please e-mail or text. Please bare in mind, just because it says ‘mini’ lop doesn’t mean he’s tini. Thank you.
ps. Unfortunately I do not know the specific date of which he was born but I know that he is around 1 1/2 years old.
Safety Notice from Pets4Homes - NEVER send money for a deposit or pay for a pet online. ALWAYS visit the advertisers home to view the pet and confirm they are genuine. Before contacting the seller, you MUST read our Pet Buying/Adoption Checklist below.
Before contacting or visiting the advertiser for this Mini Lop. Please make sure you have printed and read this checklist fully. Do NOT buy a rabbit from the advertiser unless you are happy that they follow all the advice on the list.
Do your research first Getting a new rabbit is a massive commitment, so make sure you have researched the breed fully and have the time and commitment necessary to care for the rabbit. You can read our detailed Information guide about rabbits for potential new rabbit owners. Also read our Mini Lop Rabbit breed information profile.
Confirm that the advertiser is genuine You should verify this by arranging to visit the rabbit at the advertisers home, if they make excuses or try to ask for money or a deposit without seeing the rabbit, or if the advertiser attempts to deliver the rabbit or meet you at any other location than their own home, then please do not agree to this. NEVER send money online for any rabbit. Please read our article on avoiding potential scams. If you are unsure that the advertiser is genuine, please report them to us.
Is the rabbit over 8 Weeks of age? Rabbits must be at least 8 weeks old and fully weaned before they can leave their mothers. Most responsible sellers will keep their rabbits longer than this before they let them go to new homes.
Check the Health of the rabbit It can be difficult for the average person to check if a rabbit is healthy or not, so if you decide to adopt or buy the rabbit, make sure that the seller agrees that you can return them within 48 hours for a full refund after taking the rabbit to a Vet of your choice for a health check. The seller should be willing to let you do this. If the rabbit has already been health checked by their own vet, make sure you get evidence for this in the form of vet records and phone their vet to confirm this.