“4 rabbits turn into 160”
A couple who bought four rabbits in 2008 now have more than 160 critters hopping around their home.
The owners, who have not been named, failed to get their bunnies neutered and quickly found themselves overwhelmed by their incessant breeding.
Eventually the RSPCA were forced to rescue the animals, which were living up to six in a cage in the couple’s garage at their home in Great Easton, UK.
RSPCA inspectors conducted health checks on all the rabbits before attempting to rehome them all.
‘This is a very good example of the problems that can be encountered by rabbit owners who fail to neuter their rabbits and then end up becoming totally overwhelmed,” one inspector said.
The owners said they tried separating them, but they weren’t quick enough and the rabbits bred again and again.
rabbit, bunny = กระต่าย
animal, critter = สัตว์
breed (V) = ผสมพันธุ์
neuter = ทำหมัน
hop = กระโดด
cage = กรง
overwhelm = ล้นหลาม
incessant = ไม่หยุดหย่อน
garage = โรงรถ inspector = ผู้ตรวจสอบ