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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Raising baby bunnies

If you suspect your female rabbit is pregnant it is best to remove all males just before she gives birth. You will notice that she will start to pluck the fur from her neck and stomach. When you see this happening, remove all males. The male will probably not harm the babies, but will impregnate […]

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Bladder and Urinary problems

  Sometimes a bladder problem can go unnoticed, but usually there are some very noticeable symptoms. Firstly you will notice that your rabbit who always had impeccable litterbox habits is not always making it to the toilet in time and when he is in his litterbox he is seen straining to pass a few drops […]

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The importance of Fibre in a Rabbit’s diet.

Most health problems in the domestic rabbit seem to relate to diet, living conditions and age. Rabbits are herbivores and require a diet rich in vitamins and high in fibre. They have a unique and delicate digestive system and it is important to take this into consideration when feeding your pet. It is a system […]

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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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Handling your rabbit

Rabbits do not like to be held for long periods of time. By handling your bun gently and using a soft caring voice, he will learn to be at ease when being picked up. The correct way to handle a rabbit is to place one hand under the rabbits back legs and the other under […]

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Fly Strike

There are three things that attract flies. They are moisture, warmth and odour. An overweight rabbit that cannot clean himself can attract flies as well as a rabbit that has open sores or urine stains. If your rabbit lives outdoors he has a higher chance of getting Fly Strike. It only takes one fly to […]

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Should I get my bunny a friend?

Absolutely! It’s one of the best things you can do to make your bunny’s life a happy and fulfilled one. Rabbits in the wild live in big groups and are very sociable animals, so it makes sense that they should live with at least one other bunny friend! Once you have witnessed a bonded pair […]

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Have a good Christmas!

Rabbit Language   It is important to understand the behaviour of the house rabbit so that any change in behaviour does not go un-noticed. A hop type dance: A sign of pure joy and happiness. This “dancing” includes leaping and spinning in the air. Chinning: Rabbits rub their chins (which contain scent glands) on items […]

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Should you buy your child a rabbit?

I am not in favour of children having rabbits as pets, but if you do decide to go ahead and buy your child a bunny, there are a few guidelines which should be followed. Many parents say they want to get a rabbit for their child to teach the child some responsibility. What usually happens […]

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