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Microchipping - permanent identification of your rabbit

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Microchipping - permanent identification of your rabbit

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. All veterinary practices and rescue centres should scan a stray rabbit for a microchip when they are brought in to try and identify the owner. 

A microchip identification scanner
©Anna Meredith

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 fool proof?

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Are there alternatives to microchips?

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Are there any risks involved?

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