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.
Rabbit bedding offers comfort, weather protection, and odor control for your bunny. But some bedding materials are better than others. What makes the best bedding for rabbits? You might be surprised.
It’s not always easy to rehome your rabbit. Your local vet can suggest a rescue centre, but the process isn’t always straightforward. Here’s how to give your pet the best chance.
How much do rabbits cost? Between housing, food, and veterinary care, the cost to keep a rabbit can be surprisingly high. Before bringing any pet home, it’s important to be certain that you have the resources to care for it properly.
Rabbits’ nails, like their teeth, are continually growing. Wild rabbits wear down their nails by digging burrows and running over rough ground. But pet rabbits often need a trim, otherwise, their long nails may catch on things, or curl under and cause sore hocks.