Lionhead X, blue male rabbit. 2 years old. Ref: RA18661-Rabbit
When Max arrived at the rescue centre at only a year old, he wouldn’t let any of us near him. He had already had 4 previous homes and we don’t know what exactly has caused his aggressive behaviour, but anyone who even tried to go into his pen would get lunged at and bitten. But at Animals in Distress we don’t give up on animals in need of our help, and one of our amazing Animal Welfare Assistants Finley has been working very closely with Max to help him overcome his fears and regain his trust.
Finley spent many hours with Max, quietly sitting with him until he became used to her presence, and later beginning to stroke him while still making sure that he felt safe with every stage of the process. Over time and with a lot of patience, Max learnt to trust Finlay and now he adores her. He loves nothing more than to sit on her lap for a cuddle – her gentle patience with him has really worked miracles.
Our beautiful, handsome Max is now looking for a new home. Max is a very special boy and we are looking for a very special new owner for him, who will continue to help him on his journey of learning to trust humans again.
Max is looking for an adult only household where he will be the only pet. He will need a family with plenty of experience keeping rabbits, to maintain and continue his training. In an ideal world, Max would like a home with someone who either works from home or is retired and can commit a lot of time to spend with him. It would be a calm and quiet environment. Although Max could be a garden or a house rabbit, it is imperative that Max has lots of garden access – it’s his favourite place to be!
It may be possible to bond Max with a spayed female rabbit. We have tried to bond him once before – he seemed keen to have a companion and it was not his fault the bond broke down. Although we would not ordinarily recommend a rabbit to be kept on its own, as long as the other requirements are met, Max may do well as a single, Centre-of-Your-Universe, rabbit. We know that in time, and with plenty of patience and dandelion leaves, Max will be a pleasure to keep.
If you think you may be the perfect home for this beautiful, misunderstood boy, please get in touch with our rabbit team or fill out an application form for Max below.