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Permanent identification of your rabbit Owner Factsheet

Various techniques can be used to identify your rabbit. Microchips are a safe and permanent method of identification and have many advantages over more traditional techniques such as the placement of metal leg rings or ear-marking with tattoos. Microchips provide a quick and efficient way to identify a lost rabbit and reunite it with its owner.

Image: Microchip identification: scanner - ©Anna Meredith MA VetMB CertLAS CertZooMed MRCVS

Why do we need to identify rabbits?

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What is a microchip?

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How is a microchip inserted?

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How is a microchip number retrieved?

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How is an owner of a microchipped rabbit located?

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If my contact details change, does my rabbit need a new microchip?

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Are microchips foolproof?

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Are there alternatives to microchips?

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Are there any risks involved?

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