The Academy

Founded in 2007, the bunnyAkademie has made it its mission to impart knowledge. Knowledge regarding the nutritional and physiological needs and the natural habitat with all its consequences for proper nutrition and husbandry.

The bunnyAkademie has succeeded in expanding professional competence and ensuring high professional quality with recognised speakers in various seminars/training courses for veterinarians and the specialised trade.

Already more than 1,500 managers, PoS staff and veterinarians have taken part in the seminars and training courses, and have been able to profit sustainably from the contents.

bunnyAkademie in Melle

Exclusively for you and other selected sales partners, Bunny Tierernährung GmbH offers a specialist seminar for retail employees (with a focus on animal nutrition and pet shops).

As a committed retail partner, you have the opportunity to build up an independent profile especially in the growing small mammal market and to create a competitive advantage in your catchment area as an expert in dwarf rabbits and rodents - the basis for sustainable sales development.

The coach: Kai-Helge Brandhorst
Plenty of space: the seminar room
The coach: Kai-Helge Brandhorst
The trainer
In close cooperation between Research and Development of Bunny Tierernährung GmbH and the behavioural scientist and freelance trainer Kai-Helge Brandhorst, an innovative seminar concept was developed.

Through practical exercises, group work and playful training units, the theoretical contents are opened up, but also self-confidence is strengthened and customer-oriented advice is trained. An entertaining social programme completes the participation.

The seminar is led by the graduate biologist Kai-Helge Brandhorst. He is a behavioural scientist with a focus on mammalian biology and trained as a coach and trainer.

Supplementary expert lectures, guided tours and practical exercises are held and conducted by our veterinarian Dr Birgit Zumbrock.

The seminars
highly motivated: Visitors to the academy
Often asked

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about our seminars.

The town of Melle is located in southern Lower Saxony between the Teutoburg Forest and the Wiehen Mountains and lies in the triangle between Münster, Osnabrück and Bielefeld.
Melle is located directly on the A30 (west-east direction) and is an important connection from Hanover/Minden to Osnabrück, Münster and the Netherlands. Melle is also easy to reach by train or by plane to Hannover Airport or Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO). From Hanover airport you can continue by train, from FMO first by bus to Osnabrück and then by train to Melle. From Melle it is recommended to continue by taxi (e.g. Taxi Brockhoff, Tel. +49 5422-2222).
Bunny Tierernährung GmbH's training facility is the bunnyAkademy, which offers an optimal learning atmosphere with a modern seminar room and the associated bistro. At the same time, there is a tour of our sensory department where, for example, sex determination can be carried out on rabbits during an exercise. Our veterinarian will give presentations on her work in the sensory department and on the latest research findings.
Our products require intensive consultation. Therefore, our seminar is geared towards an expert advisor training.
The fees include all seminar materials as well as catering on both days (breakfast break, lunch, coffee break) and an attractive evening event.
The Bunny Academy has agreed special conditions with some hotels of different hotel categories. If you wish, we can send you a hotel list with the respective conditions, so that you can book a hotel yourself according to your choice. You can request a list of hotels from our Academy Service. Please compare the room costs directly at the hotel on the day of departure. We ask that you also contact the hotel personally about any cancellations.
Fax: +49 5226 971144

Bunny Tierernährung GmbH
Krukumer Straße 37
D-49328 Melle/Germany

Tel.: +49 5226 9711-30
Fax: +49 5226 9711-44

Geschäftsführer: Oliver Petzoldt
USt.-Ident-Nr.: DE 81 34 14 71 9
Handelsregister: Amtsgericht Osnabrück, HRB 20029

Privacy policy
General information about data handling

We are very pleased that you are interested in our website - and thus in our company. The protection of your private rights and freedoms is important to us; we only use your data for the purposes intended. Since it is important to us that you know at all times to what extent we collect, use and, if necessary, pass your data onto third parties, we will subsequently inform you in detail about the processing of your personal data (collected via our website).

In principle, you can use our pages without providing any data; if there are exceptions for selected services, we will explain these in the following chapters. We will not process data without a legal basis without your informed consent.

When processing personal data, we strictly adhere to the requirements of the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, if necessary, other data protection regulations.

Name and Address of the data controller

Bunny Tierernährung GmbH
Oliver Petzoldt
Krukumer Straße 37
D-49328 Melle/Germany

Tel.: +49 5226 9711-30
Fax: +49 5226 9711-44

Name and address of the data protection officerMartina Brinkmann
Cortina Consult GmbH
Hafenweg 24
48155 Münster
Tel: +49 (0)251 - 29794740
The rights of data subjects

Chapter III of the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides for extensive rights for data subjects, which we will explain to you below with regard to the processing of your personal data:

1. The right to be informed
This specification applies in particular to the following data processing details:
  • The purpose of the processing operation
  • Categories of data
  • If necessary, recipient or categories of recipients
  • If necessary, the planned storage duration or the criteria for determining this duration
  • Information on the respective right to correction, deletion, restriction or objection
  • Existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • If necessary, origin of the data (if not collected from you)
  • If necessary, existence of automated decision making including profiling, and including meaningful information about the logic involved, the scope and the expected effects
  • If necessary, (planned) transfer to a third country or international organisation
2. The right of rectification
If necessary, we will correct faulty data immediately if you inform us about the circumstance accordingly.
3. Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)
If the processing is no longer necessary and one of the following conditions is fulfilled:
  • Expiry of the purpose of processing
  • Withdrawal of your consent and the absence of any other legal basis for processing
  • Opposition to processing without an important reason to the contrary
  • Illegal processing
  • Required to fulfil a legal obligation
  • Data collection in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR As part of the deletion request, we may pass on your request to those third parties to whom your data was previously transferred.
4. The right to restriction of processing
Provided one of the following conditions is met:
  • You dispute the accuracy of your data (restriction may be made on our site for the duration of the verification)
  • In the event of unlawful processing and provided that the data is not to be deleted, deletion shall be replaced by restriction of processing
  • If the processing purposes expire, at the same time you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
  • After your objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and for the duration of the examination, whether our justified reasons outweigh yours.
5. The right to data portability
As long as it is technically possible and the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected, we will - at your request - transfer your data to another recipient (data controller).
6. Right to object
If we collect personal data from you or have it collected and process it (on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1(e) or (f) or Art. 9 Para. 2(a) GDPR), you have the right to object to data processing (including profiling) at any time (with effect for the future). In exceptional cases, the objection may be invalid, e.g. if we can prove compelling legitimate interests for processing that outweigh your interests, or processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to such processing at any time. This also applies to any profiling connected with such direct advertising. You also have the right to object to the processing of the data we hold about you, which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.
7. Automated individual decision-making including profiling
If we collect personal data from you or have it collected and process it, you have the right not to be subject to decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - which has a legal effect on you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. Exceptions to this requirement apply if the decision to conclude or fulfil a contract between you and us is necessary or if you have expressly consented to the processing. In any event, we will take reasonable measures to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right on our part to obtain the intervention of a person to express our position and to challenge the decision.
8. Right to withdraw consent under the data protection laws
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
9. The right to file a legal complaint with a supervisory authority
A list of supervisory authorities in Germany can be found on the website of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection or via the following link:
General information about data processing on the website

The following information applies to the data processing on our website in general. If there are exceptions or additions to this information, these are described in detail in the respective sections.

Information on data security

We secure your personal data processed by us against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons by appropriate technical and organisational measures. We have also implemented SSL encryption (SHA256) on our website to protect your data. However, despite regular checks, complete protection against all risks is not possible.

Legal basis for processing

We process personal data according to the specifications of the GDPR, depending on the type and purpose of processing, as follows:

Where allowed by law Specification of the GDPR
Informed consent Art. 6 para. 1(a)
In performance of a contract Art. 6 para. 1(b)
Implementation of pre-contractual measures Art. 6 para. 1(b)
Fulfilment of legal obligations Art. 6 para. 1(c)
Protection of vital interests Art. 6 para. 1(d)
Safeguarding our legitimate interest Art. 6 para. 1(f)
Our legitimate interest

Our legitimate interest, as defined in Article 6 para. 1(f) GDPR, is based on the performance of our business activities to maintain our operability and to safeguard the employment of our employees.

Information about specific data processing on the website

Depending on the processing, the purposes, legal basis and other information may vary. You will find the exact assignment of the information in the following chapter.

Contact form
The purpose of the processing operation Processing and, if necessary, answering the request of the form sender
Legal basis (in accordance with Art. 6/9 GDPR) - Performance of a contract (Art. 6 para. 1 (b))
- Safeguarding our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 (f))
if applicable, data receiver (when passing on) A transfer to third parties and / or to a third country does not take place.
if applicable, Intention to transfer to a third country or international organisation (including information on the Commission’s adequacy decision or appropriate guarantees)No data transfer to a third country takes place and is not planned.
Where known: Duration of data retention See General deadlines for data deletion
Obligation to provide personal data (e.g. due to legal or contractual regulations) / necessityThere is no obligation.
Consequences of non-compliance (if the required data are not provided) None
if applicable, existence of automated decision making In this context, we refrain from purely automated decision making.
if applicable, origin of data (if not collected directly from the data subject)The data usually comes from the person concerned.
if applicable, categories of personal data (if not collected directly from the data subject)The data usually comes from the person concerned.
if applicable, change of purpose None