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About Our Fostering Program
When a rabbit comes into foster care with Alabama EARS, his first stop is at the veterinary clinic for a general check up. The exam covers the basics and typically includes making sure that the rabbit does not have parasites, mites, fleas or any visible infection. If needed, the rabbit is treated for any ailments. If the rabbit is not altered, we make an appointment for spay or neuter.
(By the way, when we take rabbits to Riverview Animal Clinic, the Hay and Toy Fun there usually covers the cost of the checkup, spay or neuter. When you buy a box of Oxbow Hay or bunny-safe toys from Riverview, the profits go right to the the foster bunnies! Read more about the Hay and Toy Fund on our Volunteer Page. )
All EARS foster bunnies live in exercise pens so they have plenty of room to move around, play and get plenty of exercise.
Most pens have some type of climbing toy inside to encourage climbing and jumping. Each rabbit has a "hiding" area where they can be alone if he or she wants privacy. Each bunny has his own toys. In addition to their roomy pens, there is "run" down the center of the room where each rabbit receives outside playtime; some even stay out overnight! Each rabbit has a tiny treat the morning (usually banana) along with their measured pellets and fresh water and lots of hay. At night they receive large salads of freshly washed, dark leafy vegetables along with more fresh water and extra hay.
Litter boxes are cleaned twice a week or more. Volunteer come frequently to help with grooming and clipping of nails. Each rabbit is pampered and receives individual attention.
All EARS bunnies are well loved and ready to receive the love of a forever family!
Foster Home Setup