Keeping rabbit healthy

All about Rabbits

  Getting Started with Rabbits Rabbit are a fabulous hobby and enormously rewarding. There's nothing like a friendly twitch of the nose to remind you that rabbits make the best of friends. There's also so much fun to be had! As Britain's third favourite domestic animal, you won't be alone as there are hundreds … [Read More...]

Keeping rabbit healthy

Rabbit Breeds

There are over 50 breeds of rabbit and over 500 varieties. They vary greatly in size, colour and coat. The various breeds of rabbit are split into two main groups, the fancy type and the fur types. The fancy group includes the breeds that are kept for exhibition purposes. They are bred for their appearance, including body shape or type, size, … [Read More...]

Keeping rabbit healthy

Myxomatosis vaccination petition

  A petition has been set up to allow the Myxomatosis vaccination to made available for pet bunnies in Austrialia. More details can be found at :  https://www.change.org/p/the-australian-government-allow-the-myxomatosis-vaccination-for-bunny-owners-in-australia Myxomatosis, a viruses that causes blindness and … [Read More...]

Rabbit Hutch

The Eglu Rabbit House

Omlet produce pet housing that's slightly different from the norm. For rabbits they have created the Eglu Rabbit house.  It's not wood but plastic, easy to clean and large. Designed with help from behaviorists it's designed to feel more natural for bunnies (although one can't help thinking wood is far more natural than … [Read More...]

The rabbit Emergency Kit

Rabbits can suddenly become ill and change  within hours from healthy to poorly. It is wise therefore to hold an emergency rabbit kit as I've always found whenever my rabbits become poorly have done so when the vets are only taking emergencies.  I have found a few websites that suggest a kit that has inspired this … [Read More...]

rabbit trance

Should I put my rabbit in a trance

A rabbit can be placed into a trance if turned up-side down. The trance is a natuaral re-action by a rabbit and is sometimes termed as "playing dead" as the rabbit is scared or in a high stressed situation and thus places itself in a state of induced fear and wants to be left alone. This state is called Tonic … [Read More...]

rabbit food

Rabbit Food

A rabbits diet is made up of hay, greens and dry food. Hay should make up over 80% of a rabbits diet.   Examples of good green food for rabbits Parsley Romaine Spinach (small amounts) Bok Choy dandelion leaves mint leaves mustard greens pea pods Brussels … [Read More...]

create your own rabbit run

Building a rabbit run for the garden

To build a rabbit run, create a number of wooden squares and cover them with chicken wire. Attach the chicken wire permanently using a staple gun. Protect the wooden squares with a pet friendly outdoor preserve stainer or paint. rabbit run squares Attach the squares together with no more nails and screws to create one … [Read More...]

Keeping rabbit healthy

E.cuniculi in rabbits

E.cuniculi (Encephalitozoon Cuniculi) is a parasite that lives in the rabbit. It is estimated that over 50% of rabbits carry this parasite. Problems will occur only if the parasite attacks the nervous system. Most rabbits will remain well, however some will show symptoms of weight loss, hind leg issues and balance issues. If your rabbits shows … [Read More...]

rabbits news online

Wikipedia for rabbit owners

Most people have heard about wikipedia, but for rabbit owners there is help at at hand in the shape of wabbitwiki. A helpful wiki site dediciated to learning and bunnies and their behavious. The pages detail in-depth about the bunny and include a great page on training your friendly pet. The website describes itself as "WabbitWiki is a resource dedicated to pet domestic rabbit … [Read More...]

rabbits news online

pet population

Most popular pets in the UK for 2013. The fish wins, whilst rabbits are unsurprisingly positioned 5th below dogs and cats. With 1 million rabbit owners, expect to see one rabbit for every 33 houses. Whilst I prefer the broken colour rabbits, the solid colour (all grey / white / black) are more popular.   1. Fish kept in tanks: 20 - 25 million (9% of households) 2. Fish … [Read More...]

rabbit pairing

British Vet Association worry about rabbits left on their own

A survey by the british vet assocation (BVA) has shown tha 22% of vets are concerned for the welfare of rabbits that are left on their own for 23 hours a day by some owners. Rabbits are seen as an easy pet to keep compares to dogs and the misconception is that they can be left on their own in a single cage at the back of the garden. The reality is, they need companions or should be integrated … [Read More...]

Rabbits at the NEC in Birmingham

The pet show at the NEC featured rabbit races and courses with a number of pet offers. The rabbit jumping events always creates some amazing photos and videos. This year the Birmingham Mail Newspaper included slow motion video footage on it's website and some still photos from the current bunny hopping champions Micro and Fras, from … [Read More...]

Bunny Island

If you love rabbit, you'll love the island of Okunoshima where over 300 rabbits run free.       Here's a brave man on the island with a tin of rabbit food!   Visit Rocket news for more about the rabbit island. … [Read More...]

create your own rabbit run

Building a rabbit run for the garden

To build a rabbit run, create a number of wooden squares and cover them with chicken wire. Attach the chicken wire permanently using a staple gun. Protect the wooden squares with a pet friendly outdoor preserve stainer or paint. rabbit run squares Attach the squares together with no more nails and screws to create one large run. Extra pieces of wood may be needed to … [Read More...]

Training a rabbit

Similar to other animals,  a clicker and food rewards can be used to train animals. Using suggestions, words and hand movements with reinforcement training can train rabbits to commands. The first and easiest command to start training is "up". Say the word up and hold some food high up to they stretch to get the food.     Using an assault course the clicker and reinforcement … [Read More...]

The ultimate rabbit castle

  The website www.plueschnasen.de has the ultimate rabbit castle available. Follow the link below for the English translation of the website.   http://www.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.plueschnasen.de%2F     Theres even more ways to give your rabbits the life of luxury with this great pinterest webpage … [Read More...]

Ideas to keep my rabbit entertained

Rabbits love tunnels. I found myself creating tunnels around the house to keep my house rabbits entertained. Whilst I have purchased a couple of rabbit tunnels, their favourites are the ones made by moving furniture or household items. By pulling forward the settee away from the side wall, for example, my rabbits love to run towards their little hideout and back out again. More recently, I put … [Read More...]

Advise on buying a rabbit

Advise on buying a rabbit. Before buying a rabbit read the rabbit welfare website  that highlights the importance of commitment and costs to looking after a rabbit. Costs can be reduced by growing greens in the garden that a rabbit will eat and building a rabbit run in the graden where they can eat grass and hay.  With over 60,000 rabbit owners giving-up a their pets each year in the UK, it is … [Read More...]

small rabbit home

    Small rabbit nome, reduced on just for pets website (as at june 20th 2014). Now £19.99.   http://shop.justforpets.uk.com/SP_WD_SML_ANIMAL_HOMERHW1018-M11308       … [Read More...]