Bonding Rabbits

There are rabbits who will take to one another immediately, but this is not usually the norm. The best and easiest pairing is a neutered male and a spayed female. It is possible to have any pairing of males and females, especially if they’ve been brought up together from birth, but a male and female […]

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The Easter Bunny

The first documented use of the bunny as a symbol of Easter appears in Germany in the 1500s. Not surprisingly, it was also the Germans who made the first edible Easter Bunnies in the 1800s. They were not made of chocolate, but of pastry and sugar. It is because of this Easter bunny symbol, that […]

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Dental problems in rabbits

Ever wondered why your rabbit wants to gnaw everything? Rabbits are hypsodonts, which means that their teeth grow continually throughout their life. In a normal rabbit the top front teeth slightly overlap the two bottom teeth and are kept worn down by the constant wearing against each other as the rabbit chews. These incisors are […]

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What are your bunny’s ears telling you?

Alert When a rabbit is non alert his ears will point straight up and his nose will twitch rapidly. Rabbits’ ears can rotate independently, which means that you may see your rabbit direct his one ear towards a noise and then swivel the other one back and forth to listen for other sounds. Rabbits are […]

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Signs of a sick rabbit

In the wild, rabbits have learnt to suffer in silence because they are bottom of the food chain.  It is for this reason that the owner of the pet rabbit needs to be particularly attentive to subtle changes in behaviour or litterbox habits.  Take note how your rabbit greets you in the morning.  If he […]

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Merry Christmas from Dexter and Khan!

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Weather and GI Stasis

This time of the year our buns are usually starting to shed their fur.  It is usually a heavy molt, which is nature’s way of preparing your bun for the hotter weather. This, coupled with our Summer rain, makes it a good time to talk about how weather can cause GI Stasis.  When we have […]

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Rabbit Care

Rabbits are sweet and gentle by nature and can be very entertaining to watch. One only needs to observe two rabbits zigzagging about to understand why they have captured the hearts of so many rabbit owners. Gone are the days where the rabbit would live in solitude. Rabbit enthusiasts are now suggesting that rabbits should […]

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How to bond 2 rabbits

There are rabbits who will take to one another immediately, but this is not usually the norm.  The best and easiest pairing is a neutered male and a spayed female. It is possible to have any pairing of males and females, especially if they’ve been brought up together from birth, but a male and female […]

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Why we shouldn’t breed rabbits

People who get rabbits as companions tend to forget that nature created rabbits as a prey species. As a prey species, rabbits will keep producing litter after litter, in order to keep their species alive in the face of extremely high predation in the wild. This is an effective strategy in the wild, but for […]

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