Rabbit Code 5-Year Review

The rabbit Code was released in 2018. A review was completed by a Code Technical Panel in 2023.  

The Code Technical Panel’s recommendation for this Code of Practice is that it be reaffirmed.

Proposed timeline for a Code update: 2028

Minor challenges identified:

  • fixed resting mats potentially causing moisture build-up and associated damage to the cage floor
  • photos of rabbits should ideally be added to Appendix B – Body Condition Scoring
  • assessing adherence to the feed requirement in Section 2.1 (mainly, is rabbit feed sufficient or should grass, hay, or alfalfa cubes be added to ensure a balanced and complete diet?)