I have also heard the sad news that a rabbit has now died following awful complications
after receiving the Cylap VHD vaccine.
Please see the Cylap reactionpage. Please note that this vaccine is no longer available
in the UK, having been superseded by the combined myxomatosis/VHD vaccine (Nobivac)
and more recently the VHD2/RHD2 vaccine (Filavac).
I am pleased that there is now a combined VHD/myxomatosis vaccine, my rabbits have
all been receiving it since 2012 with no side effects whatsoever and in addition
have had the Filavac vaccine since 2016 as well as the triple vaccine which came
out in 2020.
Exhibition rabbits are required to wear a metal ring on one of their hind legs for
the purposes of registration and identification. These rings come in different sizes
according to the breed of rabbit and are purchased from the British Rabbit Council.
For many decades the size for English rabbits was a D size.
From the beginning of 2016 this size was increased to an E size, despite members
of the National English Rabbit Club voting against this change in a ballot some years
The change was brought in anyway and unfortunately resulted in a broken leg in Hickory,
one of my rabbits, due to the fact it was able to slide down onto the lower part
of the leg and get stuck there. Hickory is now fine, but had to undergo surgery and
many weeks of restricted space. The same has also happened to other English rabbits
belonging to other breeders.
If you show English rabbits please be aware of the fact that this could occur. Please
contact me if you require any further
information about what happened.
From April 2020 a new 3 in 1 vaccine became available!
This is called Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus and protects against myxomatosis and
BOTH strains of Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD1 and VHD2),
also called Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD1 and RHD2)
Until now your rabbit has needed two vaccines per year -
Nobivac for myxomatosis and RHD1/VHD1
and either Filavac or Eravac to protect against the new strain of VHD/RHD (called
The new vaccine can be used from seven weeks of age - all baby rabbits
will now have this before going to their new homes, due to the high number of cases
of RHD2 all over the UK.
The cost at my vets for the new Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus vaccination as of April 2023
remains at £61 per rabbit including full health check, or £47 with a basic health
This cost will be added to the purchase price, and you will receive a vaccination
certificate to take away with you as a reminder of when the booster is due the following
All of my rabbits have been given the new vaccine with no side effects whatsoever.
NEW 3 IN 1 VACCINE AVAILABLE FROM APRIL 2020!!
Please contact me if you are interested in owning any of my rabbits!
All of my baby rabbits are now vaccinated with Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus by my vet at
the age of seven weeks, this costs £47 per rabbit, and protects them against myxomatosis
and both strains of RHD/VHD for a year. With the advent of the triple vaccine in 2020
I decided to only sell fully vaccinated rabbits from that point forward, and I hope
that this will be a bonus in the eyes of their new owners.
Before accepting your reservation on any of my rabbits I will ask you lots of questions
and request to see photos of your set up to ensure that my rabbits are going to forever
homes and that you have done your research. I am also very happy to be asked lots
of questions in return!
I do not take early reservations, this is due to baby rabbits being very vulnerable,
you will be able to reserve from around the age of 6 or 7 weeks, however you are
welcome to express interest before this age.
I require a deposit to reserve any rabbit, I will hold for up to 72 hours but if
a deposit has not been received by that time then the rabbit will become available
again. This is due to many time wasters in the past.
Please contact me if you feel you can offer any of my available rabbits an amazing