MICROCHIPPING

Microchipping is a permanent means of identification that can be performed at home or in the clinic

Microchipping your rabbit provides permanent identification for life.

The procedure itself isn't invasive and can be performed during a consultation or housecall. We often encourage clients to have one placed during routine desexing to eliminate any discomfort to the bunny.

The microchip is a small device (no larger than a grain of rice) which has a unique code recorded. This is implanted using a special needle between the shoulder blades of your pet.

You will be provided with a form that requires your details and secondary contact details. Once completed and implanted this is submitted to Central Animal Records who enter this into their database.

You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PET IS LOST?

Any pound or animal shelter has an obligation within 48 hours to scan and check an animal for permanent identification. 

Reuniting pets with their owners is generally governed by local legislation, what this means is that it is normally your local animal shelter that will be contacting you to advise you your lost pet has been found. 

We recommend you contact Central Animal Records and list your pet as LOST and contact all local vet clinics and shelters in your area to provide details in case your bunny is found. 

Always keep your details up to date with your microchip company!

Need to update your details?

Keeping your details up to date is crucial. 

To do this all you need to do is contact Central Animal Records on 

(03) 9706 3187. 

Remember to have a copy of your bunnies microchip number available at this time.