Our Camp Nibblers

All of our Camp Nibblers are animals who have found themselves in need of rescue support for a variety of reasons. In many cases they have been abandoned, or have been victims of cruelty/neglect before joining us.

We specialise in helping very hard to re-home rescued animals, and operate primarily as a sanctuary for small animals with complicated health issues. Therefore, a vast majority of our rescue animals are permanent sanctuary residents, or animals currently under treatment/health assessment. Our sanctuary animals shown here are in most cases living in happily bonded compatible groups and are not available to be adopted. They will retire here at Camp Nibble receiving all of the love and care they need.  

*We do still have small numbers healthy rescue animals (most will have joined us as rescue emergencies) looking for new homes. These may or may not be featured below. Priority to adopt these will be given to our previously vetted trusted homes. Therefore, if you have previously been approved to adopt from us, and are looking to offer another rescue animal a home please do get in touch in case we have someone suitable for you in need of a home*

Any animals featured below who we are actively looking for excellent new homes for will be labelled *We need a forever home*.

Bina

With lots of people keeping backyard chickens and ducks as pets our feathered friends also find themselves in need of rescue support when their owners are unable to keep them, or they become neglected. Our sanctuary chickens are old ladies who have needed our help, and have made Camp Nibble their home. 

Bun Jovi

Bun Jovi is a handsome little dutch who was handed into a vet practice as a stray, and joined us in 2017

X-rays revealed that he has old breaks to his pelvis which have healed without treatment. His mobility is being monitored. Although, he is currently managing well his injuries are likely to cause him more issues as he ages.

Bun Jovi is a cute little guy with lots of character. Although, he is one to give unpredictable bites so beware. He is especially cheeky and naughty during his vet check ups! Bun Jovi can be very rabbit aggressive and so isn't suitable for group living. However, he has happily turned out to be a great husband to one of our sanctuary dental bunnies who was also very much struggling to make friends.

*Kindly sponsored by John December 2019-20*

Carson

Carson joined us after being found as a stray. He was luckily brought to safety by a kind family just in time to avoid the terror of living rough outdoors during bonfire night and fireworks season!

*Kindly sponsored by The Bristoll family December 2019-20*

Chewy

Chewy joined us (along with his brother) with a very sore and disfiguring fungal skin infection. He had been signed over to a vet practice to be pts as his owners felt unable or unwilling to fund treatment for his condition. They agreed though that they would be happy for the pair of them to come to Camp Nibble to receive the care they needed. Sadly, Chewy's brother became very unwell and has since passed away from additional health issues. Chewy is doing well following an extended period of treatment, and has since the loss of his brother happily become closely bonded to one of our long term resident guinea pigs (with dental issues.)

Chewy really does have the craziest hair of all of our piggies! He requires a lot of grooming to keep his huge mane under control.

*Kindly sponsored by Susan & Harvey January 2020-21*

Chief Brody

Chief Brody (born) 2015 has joined us at 4 years old. He is a handsome small/medium crossbreed. Unfortunately, he has dental issues and has been needing dental treatment on a regular basis.

This helpful chap has turned out to be a real god send. He does an amazing job of grooming his house mates who both suffer from chronic eye issues. Their eyes have been so much less sore and healthier due to all of his hard work taking care of them.

*Kindly sponsored by Georgia December 2019-20*

Columbo

Columbo is a small crossbreed born in 2015. He sadly needed to join us at around 9 months old due to his previous owner's experiencing health issues.

Columbo has a head tilt which is much more apparent some days than others, the cause of which we have not yet been able to properly determine (he tested negative for e.cuniculli exposure). 

He can be snuffly and like many bunnies bred with flat round faces has become prone to sore eyes which need regular bathing due to excess tears running down his face.

*Kindly sponsored by Millie January 2020-21*

Critters

This family of five female degus is closely bonded and will be staying together.

Godzilla

Godzilla is a Netherland dwarf who was handed into a vets as a stray. No-one at the vet practice was in a position to offer him a home, but they were very sad at the prospect of needing to put such a sweet little chap to sleep if a rescue space for him couldn't be found.

Godzilla joined us with huge overgrown front teeth, and sadly also has extensive general dental disease. He was very much in need of vet treatment when he arrived, and needed to be booked in for an urgent dental. We suspect he may have been abandoned by his owners due to his health issues.

Godzilla is currently needing his troublesome incisors trimming regularly. However, he will hopefully be able to have these successfully removed once normal vet service can safely be resumed. He will need on-going dental treatment for his back teeth issues. Sadly, Netherland Dwarf rabbits can be pre-disposed to developing health issues due to their un-natural small flat face shape.

*Kindly sponsored by Jaime April 2020-21*

Damon

Damon (aka Demon) has joined us from a local rescue shelter. They had not managed to find the right home for him during his three year stay due to his very aggressive nature.

Damon will very aggressively sink his teeth in and give very long, deep potentially dangerous bites (which I can vouch for first hand!) Don't be fooled by such a sweet handsome face.

It will be very hard for us to responsibly find the right home for him knowing that he can cause injury. He will have a home here at Camp Nibble though being loved and well cared for just as long as he needs it. We will continue to try and build up his trust.

*Kindly sponsored by Richard Feb 2020-21*

Demi

Dougie

Dougie is a squishy faced lop born in 2014. This sweet boy sadly suffers from dental disease and will need careful monitoring and on-going dental treatment.

His dental disease is currently unstable and he is sadly needing a dental operation at least monthly. Luckily Dougie is very good at letting us know quickly when his teeth are not feeling right so that we can get him help asap. This is a blessing as so many bunnies are masters of hiding illness.

Having joined us as a single bunny we have loved to see this sociable bunny making great friends with his sanctuary bunny pals.

*Kindly sponsored by Jamie April 2020-21*

 

DriveThru and Noob

Emu

Emu is a Netherland dwarf born in 2016, who joined us here at a year old. He is a happy energetic little bunny, but sadly suffers from chronic snuffles.

*Kindly sponsored by Hayley April 2020-21 and Faye April 2020-21*

Eowyn (Ewy)

Eowyn (Ewy) is a mini lop born in 2014.

This sweet little girl has joined us at 5 years old sadly due to a change in her owner's circumstances. Her owner had very kindly given her a loving home after being handed into a vet practice as unwanted at only 3 month old.

Ewy has been bred to have a very flat round face. She does look extremely adorable. However, sadly like many rabbits bred to have extreme features this has left her predisposed to developing health issues. Ewy unfortunately has dental disease, and is prone to sore eyes and snuffles. She will need on-going monitoring and treatment.

Ewy's eye was becoming very sore due to being exposed to chronic infection. She was at risk of needing it removing. Our vets have been able to save her eye by performing a very clever operation to relocate her nasolacrimal (tear) duct meaning that any infection will now discharge onto her cheek allowing her eye to recover and remain healthy.

*Kindly sponsored by Viv April 2019-20 and Fatima May 2020-21*

Fatima

Fatima joined us early 2017 as part of a large rescued group of guinea pigs in need of help. She is an old lady now and will retire here with us living with her closely bonded group of sanctuary piggie friends. 

 

 

Flynn

Flynn is a handsome lop born in 2010. Flynn has joined us in need of rescue support at 7 years old due to his owners relocating abroad and him being unable to join them.

This sweet chap has unfortunately developed cataracts in both eyes leaving him now completely blind. A likely cause of this would be as a complication from e.cuniculi infection. One of his eyes is being monitored for changes, and worryingly may need to be removed. This would be a big operation for such a senior rabbit.

As a lop Flynn's hearing is also very likely to be impaired which leaves him very vulnerable to becoming startled and confused. We are so happy that Flynn has found love here at Camp Nibble. He gets a lot of comfort and support from his companions who he loves to groom and snuggle up with.

*Flynn is kindly sponsored by Irene December 2019-20*

Gamora

*Kindly sponsored by Willem and Claire December 2019-20*

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker is a friendly old medium/large lop who has sadly found himself (along with his brother) in need of a new home at an old age. They are staying with us being assessed for e.cunilculi related health issues (Gary's brother sadly has an extreme head tilt).

*Kindly sponsored by Julie March 2019-20*

Hawk Eye, Loci and Thor

With lots of people keeping backyard chickens and ducks as pets our feathered friends also find themselves in need of rescue support when their owners are unable to keep them, or they become neglected. Our sanctuary ducks are all domestic breed ducks who have found themselves in need of rescue support.

This brother and his two sisters (born 2013) are completely inseparable and follow each other around everywhere. They are call ducks which are small in stature but can be very loud!

Hippo

Hippo is a mini lop born 2014, Him and his companion have found themselves in need of rescue support at 6 years old. Sadly, Hippo's companion Coral (who he has been bonded to from a few weeks old) has on-going complicated dental disease, and ear base abscesses making her unsuitable for re-homing. Hippo is a very shy boy who gets a huge amount of support from Coral, and follows her around everywhere. He would be very lost without her so the pair of them will need to remain together.  

*Kindly sponsored by Helen April 2020-21*

Janet

Janet had originally been taken on along with another duck by a couple (with a new-born baby) who thought they would be suitable pets to live inside with them in their one bedroomed flat. They realised very quickly (tragically after Janet's companion died only a few days after they had taken them on) that their 'Friends inspired' plans had been a bit ridulous.

Judith

Much to their surprise Judith appeared as a stray in an elderly couple's garden. She'd had her wings clipped (and is breed which cannot fly anyway). Therefore, as no-one in the area claimed to own her it was quite a mystery as to how she'd got there? Despite not being able to fly she turned out to be very fast indeed. The couple had to enlist the help of an RSPCA capture team in order to get her to safety.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is a cross breed born in 2013. She became in need of help when her owner developed health issues and struggled with the care of a large number of rabbits. She arrived with a bonded companion, both of which had head tilts with seemingly very different causes.

Lady Gaga has been left with a very pronounced head tilt after being very unwell as a baby (from what was most likely complication from e.cuniculi infection). Severe head tilts can look very disturbing. However, she seems to be very well adapted to living with her disability and appears to be managing very well.

*Kindly sponsored by Cottontails December 2019-20*

Marky Mark

Marky Mark is a handsome giant breed lop who has joined us as a stray. Something had caused this lovely boy to self-mutilate to a disturbing extent before being handed into us (this is unusual in rabbits.) He arrived having chewed his own tail off to the point of leaving the bone exposed making him very vulnerable to infection and in need of treatment.

Marky Mark seems happy and is doing well since joining us and making some sanctuary bunny friends. 

*Kindly sponsored by Maureen December 2019-20*

Mr Bean

Mr Bean is a friendly lop was born around 2012. He has sadly passed through at least two homes before joining us here at least 6 years old.

He has advanced dental disease, chronic ear infections, and a one-sided facial paralysis (often linked to ear issues in lops). As can often be the case with rabbits with dental disease is sadly also prone to infections (snuffles and sore eyes) He will retire here with us as one of our sanctuary dental bunnies receiving all on-going veterinary care that he needs.

Having arrived as a un-neutered single rabbit it has been lovely to get him very happily settled (post-neuter) with a group of special needs companions.

Mr Bean has needed a lateral wall resection of one ear. This is a complicated and pretty big operation for a bunny with so many health issues. However, he has come through so well and the operation has really helped to manage his serious ear infection. Although, he has been left with his previously lop ear now pointing upwards!

*Kindly sponsored by Jennifer October 2019-20*

Nala

Nala is a mini lop born in 2014, she has joined us due to her owners struggling to meet her needs, and expensive on-going veterinary care costs.
Like many of our sanctuary residents Nala sadly has dental issues requiring careful monitoring and regular veterinary treatment.

Nala can struggle to get along with other rabbits but has found love with another feisty long termer Bun Jovi.

Kindly sponsored by Rose March 2020-21, and Caitlin July 20-21*

Orville

Orville is the smallest adult rabbit to come into the rescue at around 800g. He was originally bred to be a show rabbit, but was handed into us here along with a number of rabbits and other small animals in need of help.

Orville has been bred to have a completely flat face (brachycephalic). Although, this may look very cute it is unfortunately linked to health issues. A regular longer wild type face is a much healthier look for a rabbit. 

Although, they are an unlikely couple Orville has fallen in love with giant bunny Thumbelina. He is often found following her around like a little puppy!

*Kindly sponsored by Ann December 2019-20*

Owen

Owen is an extremely sweet older bunny born in 2010..

This old chap was so unsure of everything when he first joined us. It was very special to see him begin to come out of his shell, and begin to enjoy playing with his toys, and get used to having space to play.

Having managed to get him safely through neutering it has been an absolute joy to have successfully bonded Owen with a gentle group of our older special needs bunnies. He's visably delighted to have such lovely friends to enjoy his retirement with. Owen unfortunately has dental issues and will retire here with us as one of our sanctuary bunnies receiving all the love and care he needs.

*Kindly sponsored by Helen October 2019-20*

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig is a sweet natured cross breed born in 2014, she has joined us at 5 years old in need of rescue support. She has a severe head tilt which affects her balance. Despite this she is currently managing well and still enjoying life. Sadly, Peppa's sister who she was closely bonded to passed away shortly before she joined us. Therefore, we are looking forwards to getting her happily settled with a new friend/s.

*Kindly sponsored by The Hintz Family March 2020-21*

Pugwash

Pugwash is a large breed lop born in 2012. He has sadly found himself in need of rescue support again at 7 years old. His previous owners had originally rescued him 4 years before. They'd kindly taken him on despite him having had a back leg amputated (reportedly following an accident involving a horse!)

Pugwash has managed so much better with his disability than would be expected in a bunny his size. Large/giant rabbits often do not cope well long-term after losing a back leg. He does still manage to get around happily, although of course not as easily as his 4 legged friends. He does need extra care. He struggles to clean out his own ear (which he can't reach himself), and needs extra help with hygiene.

Sadly, Pugwash has developed cataracts in both eyes since joining us. Despite being blind he is still managing to go about his business with the support of his friends.

*Kindly sponsored by Frankie July 2019-20, Viv & Clem June 2020-21, and Paul June 2020-21*

Rita and David

*Kindly sponsored by Elsa January 2020-21*

Thumbelina

Thumbelina was a very unhappy girl when she was first handed in to us. She’d become unwanted at only 6 months old as she was ‘too big’.

We had several weeks of worry with her. Her appetite was terrible and she was visibly extremely depressed. We were very worried that we might even lose her. Having managed to get her safely through her neuter she was accepted into one of our sanctuary groups.

The change in her with the support of her bunny friends has been wonderful to see. She is now starting to really thrive, and come out of her shell. It's an absolute joy to see her now happy, much healthier and enjoying life.

*Thumbelina is kindly sponsored by Sally May 2019-20 and Sophia & Sienna June 2020-21*

Rocket

Sean and Chase

Sean and Chase are very long-haired male guinea pigs. Due to their very laid back nature and condition we guess that these gorgeous boys are most likely old.

Sean and Chase were very lucky to be found and rescued by a kind neighbour after their family left them behind when they moved out of their property, without alerting anyone that the animals were still in the garden in their hutch. So sadly their rabbit companion was not so lucky and already passed away before the three of them were found.

They joined us in a very matted state as they are piggies which need careful grooming. Chase sadly has dental disease which will need careful monitoring ,and on-going vet care. We are looking forwards to giving these old boys lots of tlc and a safe retirement home after having been so let down

*Kindly sponsored by Aimee August 2019-20*

Sonny

Sonny (born 2016) is a handsome good natured rex. He has joined us due to his owners moving abroad and being unable to take him with them. Sadly, they were unable to find anyone willing to give him a home due to his pre-existing health issues, Sonny has had several dental operations prior to joining us, and has worrying episodes of gut stasis so needs very carefully monitoring to ensure that he is happy and eating.

When he is feeling well Sonny enjoys his food very much. He was a tubby bunny when he joined us, but is now a good healthy weight. Rex rabbits are especially prone to developing painful hocksores due to their unusual short coats. Therefore, keeping him a healthy weight is extra important.

*Kindly sponsored by Diane, Will & buns Isobel & Rory April 2020-21*

Star Lord

This very sweet ruby-eyed lionhead was handed into a vet practice as a stray. We suspect that he may have become unwanted after developing a very severe head tilt. Having been unclaimed after 7 days with no-one there able to offer him a home he was facing euthanasia. Therefore, arrangements were made for him to join us so that he could have the chance of receiving treatment.

Starlord's prognosis was very uncertain when he first arrived. However, he has settled in very well, and seems much happier and a lot more stable (despite still being very wonky!) He is currently managing well, and is able to perform happy normal rabbit behaviours. He is a very sociable little guy and has bonded brilliantly with his sanctuary friends (with their own e.cuniculi related issues).

*Kindly sponsored by Debbie August 2019-20, and Calder Vets April 2020-21*

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Yonado

*Kindly sponsored by Lesley and Nichola April 2019-20*

Wolverine

Wolverine is a fluffy lion head who was handed into a vet practice as a stray.

Sadly, he has complicated end stage dental disease, leaving his long term prognosis very uncertain. He requires daily medication and very careful monitoring to make sure that he is happy and comfortable. Our vet thinks that he is almost certainly an old man.

He is now neutered, however as he arrived as an entire male we would speculate that he may have spent many years living alone. It is lovely to see this gentle kind soul enjoying the company of his special needs bunny friends.

Since joining us Wolverine has sadly needed two big surgeries for complicated jaw abscesses. He has bounced back incredibly well after these. He is a real fighter and clearly really enjoys his life here. He does feel invincible, but in reality he is at a big risk of developing another abscess any day which may just so sadly be too complicated for surgery.

*Kindly sponsored by Cottontails December 2019-20*

YouTube

Youtube was rescued by a wonderful rescue group who saw him being advertised as unwanted, and in need of vet care after developing a head tilt. He is a gorgeous friendly chap who has now received initial vet care and is managing well. He is very wonky, but is stable and well at the moment.

Unfortunately, we are unable to have him neutered for the time being with vets currently unable to perform routine none-emergency procedures. We look forwards to getting him settled with a friend/s when we are able to. However, in the meantime we are delighted that he is being very spoilt with a special VIP fosterer Opera singer Wallis Giunta

Wallis has taken brilliant care of our Camp Nibblers in the past and is a very experienced dedicated bunny foster mum (whenever she finds herself in one place for long enough) Having fostered bunnies for rescues in different countries, she has taken care of headtilt hoppers like YouTube before.

*Kindly sponsored by Danny June 2020-21*