RESIDENTS who live in a care home enjoyed a very special visit from Stan, the adorable bunny.

Those at Millway House, in Amesbury Road, Weyhill, could hardly believe their eyes when they welcomed Stan, a rabbit that weighs in at a whopping 12kg.

One-year-old Stan was brought in by Rachel Cavill from Show Tell and Talk Animals, and everyone at the nurse-led care home was won over by the bunny’s huge frame.

Joined by a Black Rex rabbit called Onyx, and a Dwarf Lop named Twiggy, Stan made the ‘biggest’ impression by far.

Residents were unable to comprehend how big the mammoth bunny was and couldn’t wait to lavish him with attention. His bunny companions, Onyx and Twiggy were also given plenty of strokes and cuddles.

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The care home often welcomes in animal guests to interact with its residents, and Claire Lousteau, home manager, said Stan and his rabbit friends were the perfect guests.

She said: “Interacting with different animals has a hugely positive impact on our residents’ wellbeing, and having our rabbit guests in today has been fantastic. We were all in awe of Stan – he is bigger than any rabbits we’ve seen before but is also so calm – he will be talked about here for many weeks and months to come, I’m sure.”

Show Tell and Talk Animals, based just outside Andover, looks after a variety of animals. 

Owner, Rachel, added: “It’s always a pleasure visiting Millway House with my animals and today has been no exception. Stan, Onyx, and Twiggy were all loving the attention and it’s heart-warming to see how much joy they brought to residents.”

The home is part of AgeCare and Head of Nursing, Sara Gallagher, is delighted that residents had the chance to benefit from such a special visit.

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She added: “At Millway House, we are a nurse-led care home, so our approach focuses on providing a home from home for our residents while we meet their healthcare needs. Interaction with different animals helps stimulate our residents’ brains and helps to keep them mentally active and engaged, and I’m delighted to hear how much they enjoyed meeting their recent rabbit guests.”

Show Tell and Talk Animals is a new company looking after animals close to Andover. As well as rabbits, they also have miniature ponies and horses, goats, alpacas, Guinea pigs, skinny pigs, mice, gerbils, hamsters, tortoises, chickens, ducks, and snails.