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

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...]

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.   Attach the squares together with no more nails and screws to create one large run. Extra pieces of wood … [Read More...]

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 and the carrots

Many people associate carrots with a rabbits favourite quality food. The bugs bunny cartoon may have something to do with this association. Carrots, however, are not a good  food to give rabbits. Hay and greens are their best option.  Carrots should be offered as a treat, reward or one off luxury and even then it should be … [Read More...]

Keeping your rabbit cool this summer

  From correct temperature settings, offering a shade and the daily ice bottle, have a look at the top tips for keeping your bunny cool this summer http://www.binkybunny.com/HOME/Featured/tabid/244/ArticleID/9/ArtMID/983/Cooling-Tips-Heat-Stroke-Prevention.aspx   Save a fluff has some good advise including … [Read More...]

Solihull & Acocks Green vets for rabbits

Enter a vets a waiting room and usually it's a queue of dogs and cats waiting for an appointment. Rabbits are less common animal for a veterinary visit and therefore choosing the right vet with a rabbit specialist is important. Here is the list in the West Midlands for vets that offer rabbit care : Solihull 608 your vets Damson … [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 … [Read More...]

Introducing a rabbit to a dog.

Introducing a rabbit to a new puppy or dog is not a simple process and can take time. Wiki how has a great article on the processes involved. Have a read at http://www.wikihow.com/Introduce-a-Dog-and-a-Rabbit. Amazing YouTube clip with a rabbit and 2 Labrador puppies. The image at the end it so lovely.       … [Read More...]

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.  … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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.   Attach the squares together with no more nails and screws to create one large run. Extra pieces of wood may be needed to strengthen the … [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...]