Rabbit Care

Rabbit Food 101

What do rabbits eat?

Rabbit Care

Rabbit by Gustavo Zambelli

Rabbits are wonderful pets to have and it’s your job to take great care of them. When it comes to feeding them, you might be asking yourself: what do rabbits eat? Here is everything you need to know about the kind of rabbit food you can provide your new pet.

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Baby Bunny with brown fur

Baby Bunny Care

Baby Bunny with brown fur

Baby Bunny by Daniel Watson

Tips for baby bunny care

Rabbits often reach their maturity around the age of four months old and are considered adults at this age. It’s often recommended people wait to adopt a pet rabbit into their family until this age. In the case you adopt a baby bunny, here are three things you should know about baby bunny care. Continue Reading

Rabbit Care Facts

Rabbit Care: 8 Things You Need to Know

How to Take Care of a Bunny

Rabbit Care Facts

Rabbit Care by Waranya Mooldee

Perhaps you’re interested in getting a pet rabbit, but you’re unsure of how to care for it. Maybe you just brought your new bunny home and realize you don’t know much about having a pet rabbit. Wherever you might be in the journey, it’s important to know some key facts about house bunnies and the best way to care for them. Here are eight things you need to know about rabbit care. Continue Reading

brown rabbit

Why Do Rabbits Thump Their Feet

brown rabbit stomping

Rabbits are some of the cutest animals that you can have as pets. They are very quiet creatures that have evolved to be extremely observant of their surroundings, so if you can’t see them, you probably wouldn’t notice a rabbit sitting between your feet. Rabbits usually don’t use sound to communicate with each other, with the exception of grunting or thumping Continue Reading

Protecting Your Pet Rabbit During the Summer Heat

Summer can be more than extremely hard on your pet rabbit. It can be downright dangerous. At the very least, hot temperatures can make your bunny very uncomfortable, but in some cases it can cause death through such symptoms as swelling of the brain. Obviously the heat can also cause extreme dehydration, which is very dangerous. Be on the lookout for listlessness in your pet rabbit. If he is not moving, or if he is panting or acting abnormally please seek medical help for him as soon as possible. Avoid shocking his system by extreme changes in temperature such as submerging him in cold water ever or by dousing his ears if not well. In the case of older or overweight rabbits, the risk factor is even higher. In addition to looking out for the above extremes, please also be proactive in protecting your pet rabbit’s basic comfort level.

Make sure that you keep things as comfortably cool as possible. If your bunny is kept outside, please bring her indoors. If she must be outside, avoid direct heat and sunlight. Source shady spots if possible, such as trees or partially enclosed spaces. Indoors or outdoors, you can mist her little ears from time to time to help her to feel better, assuming there is nothing dire as listed above. Change up the floor surface of her cage at least partially with something that stays cooler, such as a tile or something like that which your bunny cannot chew. Other common aids include freezing a container of water and then placing it in her cage as a cooling agent. Ice cubes placed in your bunny’s water source can also be helpful, as can making sure he is consuming hydrating foods. You can also use fans and wet cloths placed around the outside of the cage to assist, making sure to keep all cords out of range. Opening windows for air flow during the cooler part of the day or air conditioning without too much extreme change in temperature is also helpful. Think circulation versus direct blowing on your pet. You will want to also brush out any extra fur that might be contributing to a higher body temperature and might be inviting to warm weather bugs. If your pet has any major medical procedures that are advised but can wait until the end of summer, please consider taking a rain check for the sake of his comfort during recovery.

Much of keeping your furry friend happy will occur to you naturally. You are your pet rabbit’s best defense, because you know your little friend and what his normal behavior pattern might be. If you are uncomfortable in the sweltering weather, chances are your little pet is too. Half of the battle is prevention, and fortunately that half isn’t too hard and is pretty intuitive. Do you have any additional ideas that work for you and your pet rabbit? Please comment below, thank you!