What to do if you see a stray rabbit in Singapore
Rabbits are a common sight in many parts of the world, and Singapore is no exception. These cute and cuddly animals may seem harmless, but they can easily become lost or injured if they are left to roam around on their own. If you come across a stray rabbit in Singapore, it is important to know what to do to ensure their safety and well-being.
1. Observe from a distance
If you come across a stray rabbit, the first thing you should do is to observe it from a safe distance. Try not to startle or frighten the rabbit, as this can cause it to run away and become lost. Instead, keep a safe distance and watch the rabbit’s behavior.
2. Do not approach or touch the rabbit
It may be tempting to approach or touch the rabbit, but this can be dangerous for both you and the rabbit. Rabbits are easily frightened, and they may scratch or bite if they feel threatened or cornered. Instead, leave the rabbit alone and call for help if needed.
3. Call for help
If the rabbit appears to be lost or injured, it is important to call for help. You can contact the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) at 1800-476-1600, or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at 6287-5355. You can also contact Bunny Wonderland and HRSS for assistance. These organizations have the resources and expertise to handle stray rabbits and can help to ensure their safety and well-being.
4. Provide food and water
If the rabbit appears to be healthy and not in immediate danger, you can provide food and water to help it survive until help arrives. You can offer the rabbit fresh vegetables, hay, pellets and a bowl of clean water.
5. Keep an eye on the rabbit
If you are unable to contact the AVS, SPCA, BW or HRSS, it is important to keep an eye on the rabbit from a distance or take note of its last seen location. Make sure that it has access to food and water, and try to keep it in a safe and secure location until help arrives.
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6. Do not release the rabbit into the wild
If you find a stray rabbit, it may be tempting to release it into the wild. However, this can be dangerous for the rabbit and can also harm the environment. Domestic rabbits are not adapted to survive in the wild, and they can be preyed upon by other animals or become invasive species.
7. Consider adopting the rabbit
If you are unable to find the rabbit’s owner or if the owner is unwilling or unable to care for the rabbit, you can consider adopting it. Rabbits can make great pets, and there are many resources available in Singapore to help you care for your new furry friend.