There are few more divisive questions in the rabbit keeping community than whether to house pet rabbits indoors or out. Unsurprisingly, there are sound arguments to be made on both sides. Here at Home & Roost, we devote a lot of time to the needs of outdoor rabbits, but we believe that house rabbits can […]
We all know when it’s time to give the dog a bath. And everyone knows better than to try it on with a cat. But can you bath rabbits? Should a bath be part of your rabbit care regimen? Generally speaking, no, rabbits groom themselves. However, there are some circumstances where you might need to help them.
Most dogs are happy to walk on a leash. Some cats enjoy it, too. But a rabbit? Actually, with the right rabbit harness and a little bit of training, many rabbits can go for walkies, too. But it’s important to keep your rabbit’s safety and comfort first in your mind.
We all need a certain amount of body fat to stay healthy, but an overweight rabbit can suffer some of the same health problems associated with excess weight in humans. How can you tell if your chubby bunny is a fat rabbit or simply sturdy? And if your rabbit is overweight, what can you do? […]
Rabbits and chickens have a lot in common. They both like company, their housing needs are similar, and they both also need their own space to retreat to when they’re feeling nervous. At the same time, keeping chickens and rabbits together raises some health and safety issues for both. So, can bunnies and chickens house-share? […]
Do rabbits need shots? Do you really need to vaccinate your rabbits? Depending on where you live, vaccination may or may not be required by law. But even if it’s not, the appropriate shots can protect your rabbits against VHD/RHD and Myxomatosis, and can help your rabbits live longer, healthier lives.
The short answer is yes. Rabbits bite and rabbit bites can be both painful and serious. More important questions, though, are why they bite, and how a rabbit owner can reduce the chance of a bite before it happens. It’s also important to know how to treat a bite to yourself or to another pet.
Can rabbits vomit? The question may sound strange, but the truth is, rabbits cannot vomit, and that can present special challenges for your bunny. Rabbit owners should be aware that, in addition to being incapable of vomiting, rabbits have a digestive system that is very different from ours. Here’s what that means, for you and for your pet rabbit.
One of the most important things for a happy, healthy rabbit is a spacious enclosure. Rabbit hutches sometimes get bad press. And it’s true that keeping a rabbit locked up in a hutch — any hutch — 24/7 is mistreatment, plain and simple.
For a lot of rabbits, a run in a rabbit proofed garden is the best fun there is. But making your garden rabbit safe is about more than dig-proofing. Many gardens contain plants poisonous to rabbits. It’s important to know which garden plants to avoid.