What to consider:
There are many different breeds and species of “small furries”, each requiring its own form of care and most often, the company of its own species. Small furries are often exceptionally sociable creatures so please consider this when rehoming them.
Small furries will need an appropriate diet (usually of hay, grass and other foodstuffs) and they will also need a cage or hutch with items to interact with and a space to exercise.
Don't forget to check with your vet if you have any questions or concerns.
Work out the costs
A small furry such as a rabbit could cost as much as £10,000 during its lifetime, especially if vets treatments are required, please consider this financial obligation before rehoming or buying one.
Introduce yourself and your family
Always go and see your future pet in its current environment. Do not accept offers to bring the animal to you and always trust your instincts, if something doesn't feel quite right then walk away.
A healthy furry is a happy furry
Check the health history and any vets notes the current owner/breeder of your furry may have and always make sure the animal looks and acts like a healthy one when you view it.
Rabbits should be vaccinated so please check this with the owner/breeder.
Please, please, please consider rehoming a rescue centre “small furry” first!
Before looking to take on a small furry, please consider searching local rescue centres to rehome an animal in need, there are many available and some advertise directly through Freeads where we support them with free advertising and charitable donations, because at Freeads.co.uk, we love pets!