Harness Testers Needed

Over the summer San Diego HRS had a booth at an avian veterinary conference at the San Diego Convention Center. Many avian vets also treat “exotics”, which includes rabbits.

I got to talking with a representative from The Parrot University about harnesses. Apparently, parrots can use harnesses, too!

The rep was kind enough to send us a couple of harness samples to see if they might be suitable for rabbits.

There are two different sizes (X-Large and XX-Large), but keep in mind the sizes are designed for birds. The design is similar to the “H-Style” harness marketed for rabbits but this one has no clips or fasteners, only elastic. The harnesses are adjustable and come with a long elastic leash.

I need a few volunteers who would be willing to try out these harnesses on their rabbits. If your rabbit is already used to wearing a harness, great! You can help me compare this product to others you may have used. Never tried a harness before? No problem! Talk us through what your rabbit makes of it and whether you’d use it again.

The harnesses also come with an instructional DVD to watch.

Interested? Contact Chandra Beal at chandra@sandiegorabbits.org

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