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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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For advice on all aspects of keeping a rabbit, contact the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund at PO Box 603, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5WL, UK (please enclose a stamped addressed envelope). Website: www.houserabbit.co.uk . The RWAF's National Helpline is available from 10am daily on 0844 324 6090.

If you want any other information on health issues concerning your reptile rabbit please contact your veterinary surgeon who will be happy to advise you.

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