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Bosworth Stud is located in the beautiful town of Market Bosworth, Warwickshire, I specialise in the Miniature Lop (Mini Lop), Netherland Dwarfs and most recently the Miniature Rex (Mini Rex). I am registered with the British Rabbit Council (BRC) and my son and I hope to do well this year exhibiting our new bunnies.
I am currently sourcing excellent quality miniature lops from exhibition breeders in the UK and plan litters of my own to exhibit from August 2018. I very occasionally have fantastic little kits available for loving homes.
See my New Litters & Bunnies for Sale page for current litters.
Please see my Conditions of Sale page before enquiring about my bunnies.
See my Contact Me page to get in touch regarding bunnies, feedback or if you need advice. I am available 24/7 and will do my best to help (you don’t have to have had a baby from me).
I have had the pleasure of being owned by bunnies since I was a child many moons ago. Bunnies are a real pleasure to be around and through the years I have learnt so much about them (and am still learning!).
My main aim of the website is to promote bunny welfare by sharing what I do for my own bunnies, why and how I do it. Sharing is caring, after all. It is fun, for me, my children and the buns, to try out new ideas for toys, play and housing. This is a place for me to share and document all that I learn and what my bunnies really think about it all (Pinterest is excellent for collecting ideas My Bunny Board!).
I love my bunnies very much and they are first and foremost my pets and are very much a part of our family.
I believe a good, honest and caring rabbit breeder can reduce the amount of bunnies who end up in rescue centres across the country. As you will probably find out, I am not a fan of big corporate companies selling pet rabbits in store as I believe this is what is causing the huge numbers of unwanted bunnies. Visit a rescue centre (I do alot!) and you’re unlikely to find pedigree bunnies in there (of any breed, not just lops). It is mainly cross bred bunnies (from pet shops which I like to call bunny mills). I think this is because pet shops encourage and allow people to buy rabbits on a whim. You see a cute little bunny and can buy it there and then. You can not do this with breeders like me. There is normally a waiting list and I ensure you know what you are letting yourself in for before hand haha. Also, pet rabbits from stores are normally HUGE! Their babies are the size of my adults. There is nothing wrong with a large bunny at all but pet shops do not make it clear that their bunnies will grow so big (they are crosses so they probably have no idea themselves). This costs the pet owner a lot when the hutch or cage they bought is very quickly outgrown.
Bunny care has come a long way but there is still a way to go. Did you know rabbits are the 3rd most popular pet in the UK but the most mistreated pet of all :(. I personally think this is because they are:
Misunderstood – rabbits love to play and need a suitable home (see Ideal Bunny Homes), they are not the equivalent of a pet hamster in terms of time and cost and this is what pet shops/some breeders are failing to put across to prospective bunny parents;
Bred unscrupulously by pet shops (and some breeders) as a business resulting in painfully shy buns who could be in their 2nd or 3rd home by the time they are ‘purchased’ (a babies experiences will affect them for the rest of their adult lives and effects their behaviour, like all animals);
Incorrect information given to prospective bunny parents (in the hope to sell, sell, sell) e.g. I was told just last week by Pets for Homes that two male rabbits are fine to live together. NOPE.;
Just like a dog, if conditions are not right for a bun, ‘bad’ behaviour will ensue, resulting in people feeling they are not able to keep their bunnies anymore. Therefore through no fault of the rabbits, it becomes unable to find a home. early neutering is the key and this is not made clear by pet shops/breeders. If you are not breeding, have your pet neutered;
Pet shops, in my opinion, encourage bunny owners to buy on a whim (and give a discount to buy two, a huge commitment with no thinking time!). You can walk into a pet shop and purchase a bunny there and then after a mad idea came to you. There is no cooling off period for your moment of spontaneity there. No one can buy one of my buns like this. There is at least a good few weeks to wait for your bunny to grow!