Monday, December 20, 2010

Precision Pet Rabbit Multi-Plex Hutch


Make sure your bunnies, hamsters, guinea pigs, and other small pets are warm, safe, and dry during unpleasant weather conditions. The weatherproof Precision Pet Rabbit Multi-Plex Hutch is made from solid wood designed to keep the sun and rain out. Using a screwdriver (not included), the hutch assembles easily in 5 simple steps. First, secure the side panels to the front and back panels. The front panel includes a sturdy wire mesh door that latches securely. Then, attach the water-resistant feet that adjust to make the hutch level on uneven terrain. Third, drop in the floor panels. The Rabbit Multi-Plex Hutch is designed to be used with additional Precision Pet Rabbit Multi-Plex Hutches, giving you many configuration options, including adding a ladder to get from one level to another. You can also drop in the included divider panel, which allows your pet a private sleeping area. Next, attach the eave panels. Finally, attach the weatherproof asphalt roof panels and ridge cap. Lower or remove the back door, allowing the pets to enter and exit at will. The Precision Pet Rabbit Multi-Plex Hutch measures 33 x 39 x 29 inches. Shop here

Premium Penthouse Playpen


01584 Features: -Premium Penthouse Playpen. -Expand your critters living space. -Constructed of fir wood sealed with waterproof non-toxic stain. -Heavy duty powder coated wire. -Attaches easily to the Penthouse Hutch or use as a free-standing playpen. -Easy assembly. -Dimensions: 19'' H x 43'' W x 46'' D. Shop here

Rabbit Hutch with Enclosure


Great for rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals, this hutch is the perfect place for them to call home. The two-story enclosure gives them both indoor comfort and outdoor running space, with a fitted ramp for easy access to anywhere in their home. Made of glazed China Fir with an extra stable metal lattice, making it both winter proof and weatherproof. Roof is easily opened, with a removable plastic base for quick cleaning and a lockable hatch for storage. Easy to assemble. Shop here

A Rabbit Hutch or Rabbit Runs – Which One Is Best For Your Rabbit?

By Christopher Lunsford


When it comes to choosing the housing where you will keep your pet rabbit, inside your house or outdoors in your backyard. If you decide to keep it outdoors whether in addition to the rabbit cage inside your house or just outdoors, you may have to choose between a rabbit hutch or one type of rabbit runs.

Why should you choose a rabbit hutch?

There are a few reasons in favor of you getting a rabbit hutch for your pet rabbit. Before stating those reasons, it is the assumption that the following conditions are present or can be fulfilled:

1. The hutch is constructed of durable materials. Part of the wall is made of strong wire mesh, to allow good ventilation and part wood or plastic sheet of adequate thickness to provide warmth to the rabbit.

2. There is a solid nice roofing. The roofing serves to protect the rabbit from inclement weather such as sudden precipitation. Also, it serves as an obstruction to the line of sight of a hawk flying above the cage searching for a prey for its food.

3. The floor is of good construction or has a solid plastic sheet. This is to prevent any injury on the feet of your pet rabbit.

4. There is a place where it will be shaded form the direct rays of the sun and sheltered from strong driving wind. If there is no place shaded and sheltered place, this will be a great disadvantage. For one thing, in case of strong winds, the rabbit hutch can be knocked over. When this happens there is a high probability of your pet being injured. Also, because of the shock your rabbit might suffer a heart attack and the possibility of death is there.

5. There is the needed material like hay to serve as bed for the rabbit. This is a must to make the life of the rabbit a bit more comfortable; a litter box, receptacles for the food and drinking water, etc.

6. It is of the right size for your pet rabbit. It is the hutch that allows your pet to hop and play or stand on its hind legs.

7. Your pet is litter trained.

8. All the other things like cleaning and maintenance are being done regularly done by you.

All things being said, what are the advantages that a rabbit hutch gives?

1. The elevated construction of the hutch serves as a natural protection from predators. For a raccoon for instance, it would be difficult for it to reach the hutch's floor without climbing. This brings it to a weak position to do any harm to the rabbit, much more penetrate the strong wire mesh of the hutch. If it goes atop the roof of the hutch, the more it cannot go inside it. For birds of prey, it would be a little bit difficult to spot the rabbit inside, much more get the rabbit out of it.

For dogs and others, the height of the hutch not only serves as a barrier for the rabbit but also is a deterrent to any attempt to destroy the wire mesh or the wood covering which could otherwise be done if the hutch were on ground level.

It also is a sort of cushion against shock or panic caused by the sight of the action of the predator on the ground or even the sound produced by it. Especially if the hutch has that room where the rabbit can hide, then the panic can be minimized including the rash reactions of the rabbit that will tend to injure it or cause a heart attack.

2. The protection afforded by the roof, the sidings, and the place the hutch is located, serve to give some sort of peace of mind to the pet owner that the pet is secure and safe, so that whether they leave the house or not, whether they are awake of asleep, no unwanted things will happen to the rabbit. For as long as you do the things to cultivate and enhance the social life of the rabbit, there will be no problem. In other words, less supervision could be required on your part or that of your family.

However, although the hutch is quite safe, still it is still better to have a cage inside your house to keep your pet at night.

What about rabbit runs?

Rabbit runs are also extensively used by pet owners because they find in them the fulfillment of some of the needs of their pet rabbits. If they have adequately predator-proofed the run; have removed the poisonous plants that may be present at the ground where the run will be placed; and the like, there are advantages that result from using it.

1. They afford more room for the rabbit to exercise resulting in a healthier rabbit for you.

2. They also give the rabbit that feel of its natural habitat and so can play and hop or explore the grass on which the run has been placed. They can burrow if they want to but with much restraint.

3. There is very good ventilation and adequate sunshine for the rabbit. If in case the sun becomes hot, the rabbit can always get inside the covered room provided inside the run.

Rabbit runs though, need constant supervision because of the danger of predators, especially if your house is located near some forested areas. Not even your predator-proofing of the run will ensure that they will not be harmed in case of an attack because the shock and the panic caused by an attack can cause the rabbit to run wildly, twist and jump which might result in injuries like a broken vertebral column or a heart attack.

Which one then?

It depends on your situation and your preference. You can have a rabbit hutch or a rabbit run or both, if you can afford it and depending on the place you are living in.


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Rabbit runs - Affording Your Rabbit More Fun and Exercise

By William Gabriel

Do you keep your rabbit inside your house all the time because you fear that some harm can come to it? There is not so much to fear, there are rabbit runs available in stores or you can make one, so your rabbit can have more fun and exercise and be the rabbit that it is.

Why not consider a rabbit run


Those who have rabbits for pet know that rabbit need exercise, sunlight and plenty of fresh air. Keeping the pet rabbit in the house or in a cage, without so much human interaction and without a companion almost always leads to boredom and destructive behavior such as chewing anything they can get near.


Letting the rabbit in the yard, on the other hand has its risks. For one thing, because your rabbit is basically a herbivore, it could chew leaves of poisonous plants and cause it to be sick or die. Even the grass or non-poisonous plants could have been sprayed with herbicide or chemical fertilizers could have been placed at the base of the plant.


All these are hazards to you're per rabbit. In addition, their might be spots in your yard infested with fleas.


Those hazards could create more problems for you and your pet than just keeping it inside your house or in the hutch.


Not just a run


If you have made your yard safe for your rabbit, your potential problem does not stop there because rabbits are animal preys and so it has to contend with their natural predators like dogs and cats, foxes, opossums, weasels, and raccoons. If they are loitering in the yard, they are also easy targets for hawks and even owls.


Pet rabbit owners usually go around this problem by providing rabbit runs for their pets. They either buy one from the shop within the vicinity where they live or go shopping online.


Selecting which of the rabbit runs you find is best for your pet can be easily done if you know what you are looking for in a rabbit run. For one, it should provide a wide space for your pet to run around and play. At the same time, it must be small enough to be able to move it when you need to.


A standard run is one which is made of wood and wire mesh which usually are made of materials that can easily destroyed and gnawed by the rabbit. Fox proof runs consider the possibility of the rabbit being attacked by predators, especially a fox.


To a fox, a rabbit is perhaps one of the most delicious meals it can have. In the first place, a rabbit run made of less sturdy materials can easily be destroyed by a fox. Foxes have been known to be able to jump over a six foot fence or wall, can dig easily and make a tunnel to a rabbit run or even under a fence of a yard just to be able to enter the place where your rabbit run is located.


People think that if they have a chicken wire for their rabbit runs, their rabbit is already safe. Foxes have strong and powerful jaws so that chicken wire and plywood are easy jobs for them.


Only if the run has the flooring made of strong welded wire that cannot be destroyed by a fox and at the same time one which will not cause injury to your pet's feet. At the same time that kind of flooring will allows your pet to run on the grass.


Nor could they be assured that just because they are there supervising their pet while inside the rabbit run, no predator can approach the run.


If they are in the city for example, urban foxes have been accustomed to people so that when looking for their prey, they are not scared by the presence of people. If they see their targets, they would not mind the people present.


In the face of such a determined predator, what use will your run have, unless it is made of say strong welded wire mesh properly and firmly attached to the wooden frame and the door secured with metal locks or bolts?


How about a raccoon which is known to pass through the drainage canal to go places in hunt for their food.


The more so if your home is located near a forest. The predators are many and of different kinds.


Additional requirements for a rabbit run


The run must provide some shelter for the rabbit if there is a mild precipitation. This will also serve as a resting place for the rabbit where also it can hide when it sense some danger approaching.


Rabbits have sensitive ears and sense of smell. Their eyes can see over a wide angle so that it can even scan the overhead for threats to it. When danger is detected, it can immediately run for cover or hide in its shelter provided for it. This shelter serves also as a shield from the scorching heat of the sun especially during the summer months.


But it is not intended as a permanent dwelling


A rabbit run is not intended to be the permanent dwelling of your pet rabbit. It should only serve the purpose of play and exercise and having more sunlight and fresh air. It is not advised that you leave your pet there even at night.


Rabbits tend to be safer inside the house at night, and for socialization with the family and other occupants of the house.


So after all it has its limitations


Yes, rabbit runs serve many useful purposes for the rabbit but it is not the cure-all to some problems generated by having such a pet.



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Friday, December 17, 2010

Tips In Choosing A Pet Rabbit

By David Neil Warren


Rabbits are very similar to guinea pigs because they are also sociable and enjoy the presence of their company especially if his owner is not around in the entire day or they are kept outside the household with larger space to play. If two male rabbits stay together inside a cage, often they will fight especially when they are sexually mature already but rest assured, they will enjoy the company of each other. On the other hand, if two female rabbits stay together, you will have no problem if you will introduce them at the start of their early weeks, but carefully observe for any conflicts when you will introduce them in their older age. It is not advisable to keep the male and female rabbit inside the cage since the sexual arousal of the male rabbit last for how many days that might injure the female rabbit. So it is a lot better to separate the two sexes all the time.

Rabbits can survive in both indoors and outdoors for as long as you keep them in cages with several rooms, accessible water and food resources, play toys and cage compartments. Unlike other pet mammals, rabbits like guinea pigs require more sensitive care. Also, the materials used in caring rabbits are quite expensive like their personalized hutches, hutches covers and rabbit runs. And, they can live for about 5-12 years and they can grow as big as your household cats. Just always put in mind that before you plan to select the rabbit variety, always consider first the availability of rabbit hutches and other related equipments before buying a rabbit. Make sure that the hutch is already available before you bring the rabbit home.

If your choice is to keep the rabbit inside your home, a structured environment is very important if you plan to place the rabbit out of their hutches inside their home since most of them does not like loud noises especially when they are resting. But if you are planning to keep them inside their hutches, there are so many commercially prepared indoor hutches with stylish furnishing just right for your rabbit’s needs. Deciding to keep them inside your house is a complicated choice because you need to secure their environment, it should be free from dangers like cable wires that might be chewed by your pet rabbit because we can’t get rid of the fact that rabbits like to chew specially objects with rubber or other objects made up of flexible substance.

When you are in a pet store looking for a pet rabbit, inspect first the situation of the rabbit’s cage. A dirty cage means an increased risk of having a sick pet so better find another pet store. The cage must not be overcrowded with rabbits because it has a tendency of injuring their fellow rabbits with their powerful legs used in jumping. The water and food container must be clean also. Lastly, the rabbit should look healthy like having a firm and soft body, bright eyes with no discharges of any kind, clean white coat, and alert and should be free from other unusual observations such as sticky eyes, dirty bottom, sneezing and sleepiness. They are also ideally at least 6-8 weeks of age before buying them.

About the author

David Neil Warren enjoys writing for The Rabbit Hutch Shop which sells hamster cages and hamster accessories as well as a host of additional products.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Super Pet Crinkle Tunnel


My pet rabbit loves these tunnels. I have a bunch that I put together and she has a ball exploring them. Rabbits make tunnels in the wild, so these are a lot of fun for them! I even cut a few holes in some cardboard boxes to make a small maze! Keep in mind I have a jersey wooley rabbit (about 4 1/2 lbs), so if you have a lop or another large rabbit, they will probably be too small. Buy it now

GP/Rabbit Shak Shak Log House 4


This is a great product for rabbits. High in fiber and low in fat. I have a mini rex rabbit, about 5.5lbs, and it took him 3 months to finish the Snak Shak. The tunnel portion is too small for a rabbit to fit thru but not large enough that you have to worry about the rabbit getting it's head stuck. I filled the center tunnel part with hay and a few rasins as a puzzle treat. Well worth the price, you'll be satisfied! --Sara Whitworth Buy it now

Oxbow Western Timothy Hay


My pet bunnies drink Brita filtered water, eat fresh salads from the grocery store, and munch Oxbow Western Timothy Hay. Forget the fancy hay mangers. Take a brown paper lunch bag, roll the top halfway down, and stuff it full of hay. Place the bag anywhere that your pet can find it. Alternate serving suggestion: Any pain brown cardboard box makes a grand and glorious mini - meadow. OzBo ships fast, and the product is fresh. Buy it now

Oxbow Bunny Basics (Timothy Based)


All rabbits need high fiber to keep their digestive systems working properly, plus basic vitamins and minerals to maximize their health. Oxbow Bunny Basics combines needed fiber with stabilized nutrients to assure a well-balanced diet when served with Oxbow loose grass hays. Oxbow Animal Health's founder and owner John Miller created the industry's first timothy-based pellet for small herbivores, the basis of Oxbow Bunny Basics. Buy ii now

Monday, November 29, 2010

Berry Flavored Yogurt Chips For Rabbits


The Rabbit Yogurt Berry Flavored Chips Are Delicious, Nutrient Fortified, Yogurt Treats Your Pet Will Crave. Provide these Treats as A Special Reward Or as An Every Day Snack. They are Guaranteed to stay Fresh with the Zipper Closure. Product is made with Maltodextrin, Sugar, Calcium Caseinate, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Dried Nonfat Yogurt Powder, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Soy Protein Concentrate, Salt Lecithin, Vanilla, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Etc. Buy it now

Peter's Rabbit Salad Bowl


My 4 bunnies (english black spot) absolutely love these fruit bowls. They gobble up the treat then use the bowl as a toy while they eventually eat it up. They have to continually wear down their teeth (to prevent going to the vet and having them trimmed) and the hard straw the bowl is made of is perfect for this task, plus they are so cute throwing the bowl around to each other. I highly recommend this product. --Judy Buy it now

Super Pet - Woodland Get-A-Way Extra-Large Rabbit House


Woodland get-a-ways are classic, natural solid-wood hide-outs for small animals. Constructed from quality pine timber, these fun hideaways provide pets with a natural sense of security. With four great sizes, there is a perfect size for any small animal pet. Buy it now

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Understanding the Best Rabbit Food

By Mark Andrew Wood Cock



Photo by maggotsapple

If you have recently taken possession of a cute little bunny then you will need to make sure you get hold of a supply of the right rabbit food. There are actually a range of options available from pet stores, this does not make the task any easier. The following information should give you a better understanding of exactly what you should be giving to your new pet.

A wise choice for a young rabbit would be alfalfa hay. This would provide them with a good dose of carbohydrate and calcium. The looser the strands the better amount of digestion that can take place.

All rabbits enjoy eating fresh green vegetables. This is a primary ingredient in their natural diet. Try to vary the selection on different days. A good choice would be such products as broccoli, spinach, celery, lettuce, and even garden grass. Keep an eye on their toilet movements to ensure that the vegetables do not cause any diarrhoea or similar problems.

There is nothing wrong with giving your rabbit the occasional piece of fruit but too much can make them unwell and even cause tooth decay. If you want to give fruit then choose varieties that can be chewed easily.

Most pet stores sell specialist rabbit pellets that are a great way to make sure they are having the right balance of nutrition. With a young rabbit understand exactly the correct amount as you would not want them to get obese.

You should not overlook the importance of water. Be certain that the rabbit has access to clean and fresh water each day. Do not let the liquid become stale or contaminated by food.

Owning a rabbit can provide much pleasure and enjoyment. It is important to return the favor by ensuring they have an adequate and healthy diet at all times.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What are the Things to Put inside Rabbit Cages?

By Chris




When you have a rabbit as a pet for the first time, it is a wonderful thing. You will find yourself smiling happily when it runs around and you could play with it. However, in the course of keeping it, you can be sure to end up with rabbit cages as its place to dwell. Other than that, you need to buy several things to put inside the cage to ensure the safety and comfort of your little furry pet.



The bedding in the rabbit cages should be considered as an important factor in giving your pet a happy place to stay. If it is too hard, the rabbit will not be happy to stay in it. Moreover its health is affected by the bedding you provided. Floorings materials like absorbent papers and wood shavings should be laid out for the comfort of your pet. These materials are not only serves as a cosy thing for the rabbit to rest and sleep on but it also acts to soak up urine and other waste from the small mammal. You could also find it easier to clean up whenever needed. The rabbit will be cleaner when the urine is not all over its body and furs. This thus decreases the chance of it contracting disease and ensures health. When your pet is healthy, you will have fewer problems to deal with and could enjoy the company of it and so will it.



Apart from that, you should not forget the essential of the water bottle and food dish to be included in the rabbit cages. Without it, your pet will starve to death when you leave it inside the cage. The water bottle should be tied and assembled according to instructions. It should be easily accessible by your pet. If you position the bottle too high or too low, it may find it difficult to reach. Get the right and normal position of your pet and attach according to that height.



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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grooming Considerations For Your Pet Rabbit

By : Damian Cross

Rabbits in general have a very similar attitude towards cleanliness as cats do. For this reason it is relatively simple to train them in the use of the litter box. Rabbits spend quite a deal of deal cleaning themselves, maintaining their skin and fur in top shape. However, their personal upkeep by no means exempts pet owners from dedicating some time and effort to this task. Like most other pets, rabbits rely on their owner for an efficient maintenance plan that looks into all areas of hygiene.

One of the most important tasks in rabbit grooming is brushing the coat thoroughly. The more time you spend at this chore, his fur will look and feel that much better. Not to mention the fact that it will bring the pet owner closer to his rabbit. Make it fun, call it brushing the rabbit pet game and go with it. Other advantages of brushing the rabbits hair besides aesthetics, is removing debris and dead strings of hair the pet would otherwise swallow. Like it happens with cats, swallowing hair will form a hair ball in his throat that could prove dangerous to his health. In the event that the hairball, should in fact block the digestive system, the pet owner could face having to submit the rabbit to a surgical procedure costing hundreds of dollars.

When fixing a schedule for brushing the rabbits hear, consider they replace their fur approximately every three months. Be prepared to broom and vacuum all the dead hair left around the house. You will be amazed of how much hair can come out of such a tiny creature. When choosing a brush, remember not to get with hard bristles that may hurt the rabbit’s skin. Their skin is rather delicate; some people prefer wide angle plastic brushes just to go easy on them.

Like with most other pets, when properly taken care off they look fantastic. In order to do this pet owners must be committed to brushing hair regularly. As an alternative you may choose to trim the rabbit’s hair to about one inch in length. This will make your job considerably easier to maintain. In the event that you have little or no experience trimming your rabbit’s hair, don’t be afraid of spending a few dollars with a professional groomer. Make a note of how he does it, and how they handle themselves with the scissors around your rabbit.

A rabbit living in open space and on warm climates will be prone to a lot more physical activity. This activity will generate sweat, which will get cold and dry of on the rabbit. In consequence mats of tangled hair will form which are quite a challenge to remove. For these specific cases try removing the tangled hair with a comb first, before going for the scissors. As a manner of prevention, bathing your rabbit is a must.

Every few weeks your rabbits nails will need to be checked also, and trimmed if necessary. This task, as with many others can easily be done by your veterinarian in case you don’t feel up to the task just yet. Remember to have fun and enjoy the time you spend with your pet, after there is no reason why grooming cannot be a pet game instead of a gruesome chore.



How To Pick The Right Pet Bunny Rabbit For You!

By : Andrea Austin


Aside from appearance, there are a number of considerations that you will have to make when it comes time to pick out your fuzzy friend at a pet store or other venue. This is important both to ensure that you select a healthy pet, and to make sure that you and he are compatible!

Now I'll explain what you'll need to think about prior to heading out to buy your pet rabbit, and what to look for when you're actually selecting an animal from a breeder, adoption center or pet store.

Remember, while size, breed, fur type and color are mostly a matter of personal preference (as I've explained in the previous chapter), the considerations here are essential to bringing home and raising a healthy pet.

There are a few general points to think about when deciding whether a rabbit is the right type of pet for you and for the rest of your family, too.

Allergies

Many people in this country have pet allergies, often to dogs or cats. It is worth remembering that if you are allergic to cats, chances are you might well be allergic to rabbits. Of course, this is not always the case, and you may wish get an allergy test from your doctor before deciding to bring home a new pet. If you don't want to go to a doctor for a test, you may want to visit a pet store or breeder and see how you feel after handling the animals.

Also keep in mind that it is not just the pet itself that you may be allergic to. Rabbits often consume hay, which could be problematic in households where a family member has hay allergies.

Children in the House

Do you have young children? If so, a rabbit may not be an ideal pet. For the most part, this has nothing to do with rabbits being a danger to the child. On the contrary, since young rabbits are delicate and relatively tiny, a child may very well do unintentional damage to the pet! For this reason, older children, who have a better sense of their own strength and understand how to treat animals nicely, may be better suited to a pet rabbit.

In any event, if you do choose to bring a pet rabbit into a home with young kids, always try to supervise interactions between your child and your pet to ensure that both remain safe and healthy. Children must be taught how to handle rabbits, and only if they are mature and responsible enough to be trusted with the fuzzy creature.

Money

Even if you adopt a rabbit for free rather than buying one, you should prepare for certain expenses.

A good-sized cage will cost you at least $30 USD or $40 USD, and this is an absolute essential. You can also expect to pay for other accessories, such as toys.

Feeding is another considerable expense. At minimum you will need to buy food pellets, hay and vegetables for your rabbit to consume. You may also need to supplement with vitamins. Then there is also the matter of the litter box and fresh litter, which can add up over time.

Moreover, you will need to take care of medical issues such as spaying (starting at $35) or neutering (a bit cheaper, starting at $25), as well as medical bills for checkups and any illnesses that arise. Of course, it is also possible in some cases to purchase or adopt pet rabbits that have already been spayed or neutered, but even then it is going to be essential to pay for various medical expenditures over the course of your pet's lifetime.

Before bringing home a rabbit, make sure that you can commit to giving him the quality of lifestyle he deserves throughout his lifetime (5-15 years, depending on the rabbit's breed and age and health at the time of purchase).

About the author

We hope you enjoyed this article. If you would like more information on pet rabbit care, click on this link to get your FREE Rabbit Care Guide: Rabbit Care Guide. Andrea Austin, http://www.rabbits-n-bunnies.com

Rabbit Runs: Pamper the Inner Wanderer in Your Rabbit

By : Christopher Lunsford


Do you feel that your pet rabbit is feeling down with the weather? Does he look withdrawn and unable to respond to your calls and petting? Maybe he is feeling overweight and heavy. And that contributes to rabbit obesity and other complications.

Has he been getting enough exercise land fresh air lately? To make sure he gets enough exercise needed to keep his body feeling in tiptop shape, Rabbit Runs are a necessary part of caring for your dear pet.

Rabbits by nature are used to wandering acre upon acre of woodland, searching for food. They cover great distances and are not the least bothered by the long trek.

Their bodies are equipped with the proper equipment to tackle long and arduous journeys over rough terrain.

Then suddenly, turned into a household pet, he is a pampered domesticated creature, given all the food and sustenance he can eat and drink, and he does not need to anymore roam vast distances to satisfy his hunger.

Being a natural wanderer, he will definitely start to look for physical activity.

Rabbit Runs provide much-needed physical activity for a rabbit feeling cooped up in his hatch. Imagine being cooped in cramped quarters seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Even humans feel cabin fever after mere days trapped inside their house. Think about how your rabbit feels.

Set him free in a controlled environment. He needs to exercise to prevent atrophy in those muscles. Just make sure he does not get out of his play area, as some predators may be around.

You just cannot keep him indoors for long periods of time. You need to get him outside for some fresh air and a chance to commune with nature and memories of his former habitat. It can do your rabbit good to once again feel and nibble on grass.

Rabbit Runs are intended to give your pet bunny rabbit ample space for running and jumping, to keep him from developing sores and life-endangering aches and pains resulting from lack of moving space in his hatch.

Feeling cramped inside his cage, a rabbit can develop muscle and bone problems, Rabbit Runs can prevent that by giving him a playground to run and hop to his heart’s content!

A Rabbit Run is an enclosed cage that keeps your pet rabbit inside, but permits him to roam around, feeling the soft grass on his tummy. A rabbit needs these to keep him healthy and immune to sickness.

Several hours a day on grass can do wonders for the health of your rabbit. He gets to sniff around hop all he wants

His powerful hind legs were made for running and jumping, not crawling and basically feeling cramped in a tight space. A rabbit run can give him a breather from all that.

Rabbits not able to roam around and jump and play are found to become aggressive and withdrawn. All this due to lack of exercise that could easily be avoided by placing them in a Rabbit Run everyday.

Also, rabbit obesity can result from too little exercise and too little time inside a comfortable rabbit run.

Give your pet rabbit a treat today and place him in a Rabbit Run. You owe it to him to give him much needed exercise, and a little fresh air.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care: Traditional and Alternative Healing Methods


Full of helpful information for rabbit owners whose pets are ill, injured, or in need of extra help, Moore (A House Rabbit Primer) and Smith's (Rabbit Health in the 21st Century) guide is unique for two reasons: it is entirely devoted to the care of animals with special needs, and it includes alternative therapies and healing methods such as acupuncture, chiropractic, healing through touch, and interspecies communication. The authors have consulted with several veterinarians to ensure the information on traditional care is accurate, although they acknowledge that there may be differences of opinion among veterinarians about the best care for various ailments. Appendixes include a table of medications and appropriate doses, a list of rabbit vital signs, and lists of both traditional and alternative care resources for pet owners. The book may have a fairly limited audience as not all rabbit owners will be willing and able to devote the time and effort necessary to care for a special-needs rabbit. For owners who do, this should be required reading. Recommended where interest warrants.—Deborah Emerson, Rochester Regional Lib. Council, Fairport, NY Buy it now

Rabbit Health in the 21st Century Second Edition: A Guide for Bunny Parents


This user-friendly book on pet rabbit health from a caretaker’s perspective is written for people with little or no medical or veterinary background. Its goal is to help rabbit owners play a more active, informed role in their rabbitĂ‚’s health care decisions. It should never substitute for a trip to the veterinarian!


The book’s predecessor, Rabbit Health 101, received a favorable review in Exotic DVM Veterinary Magazine. The revised edition incorporates feedback from veterinarians across the country and includes the latest information for the new millennium.

Topics include:

  • Choosing and establishing a relationship with a veterinarian

  • Symptoms and safe treatment options for a variety of conditions

  • Diagnostic tests and how to understand what they tell your veterinarian

  • Drugs (prescription, over the counter, and supplements)

  • Alternative medicine

  • Coping with loss

  • Resources and references

Stories and pictures of rabbits from around the world are sprinkled throughout the book, adding personal touches to serious topics. By the time you have read the entire book you will feel that you know Smokey, who inspired the original Rabbit Health 101, and Murray, who contributed so much to this most recent update. Buy it now

House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live With an Urban Rabbit


THE HOUSE RABBIT HANDBOOK is an essential guide for anyone who has a rabbit as a house pet. The book contains information regarding rabbit behavior in a home that is very accurate; at least it seems accurate when I look at the behavior of my two rabbits. The author believes that rabbits can have just as much personality as a dog or a cat and assumes that people who keep rabbits as pets wish to interact with them. So if your goal is to keep a rabbit in a cage in the backyard, this book will not be all that helpful. If on the other hand you want a unique pet that is curious, capable of being entertaining, a bit on the mischievous side, and yes, even loving, this book will he of great help.

The book contains all the basic information about rabbit care in a home setting. Care, feeding, grooming, attending to health needs, and the like are covered. There are also suggestions about rabbit-proofing a home and the pros and cons of allowing rabbits to roam freely around the house.

For me, the most helpful section of the book dealt with introducing a new rabbit my first rabbit. I assumed that since he was so friendly, a new friend would be perfect. I was wrong. He was a terror and wanted nothing to do with his new playmate. Now one is lost without the other. The suggestions of this book really worked.

While the information in the book is based on sound veterinary advice, the reader quickly realizes that the author relies heavily on personal experience as well. The techniques she espouses flow from her experience. Ideally, people will want to read this book prior to getting a rabbit, especially since it contains valuable information about preparing for the rabbit to come home. However, if you, like me find yourself in a crisis situation with a rabbit and need to find a book with answers, this book will be a godsend.

Just one piece of advice. Don't leave the book on the floor by mistake. I am noticing a few little nibbles on the binding. Though I am a voracious reader, I do not think that the nibbles are the way I devour my books. Buy it now

Dwarf Rabbits - Complete Pet Owner's Manual


The author tells how to distinguish pure-bred dwarf rabbits from mixed breeds--which often grow to full size. She also advises on feeding, caging, health care, and teaching children to handle these delicate animals. Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals presents information for non-specialist animal owners and prospective owners, with facts about each animal's origins and traits, as well as advice on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care, and much more. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. Titles in this series cover every popular breed of dog and cat, freshwater and marine fish, many bird varieties, and virtually all other animals that are kept as pets. All books are filled with handsome color photos and instructive line illustrations. Buy it now

Rabbits: Complete Care Guide


This is one of the better pet rabbit books that has been published recently. It is very well balanced, simple to read, and very informative about keeping rabbits. It covers all aspects of rabbit onwership, from rescue, to breeding and showing. I would recommend this one for any pet owner, rescue worker, or breeder.
Filled with invaluable information, health care, training tips, and insight into a rabbit's personality, this book helps rabbit owners keep their rabbits healthy, happy, and living longer. Some of the helpful information you'll find inside includes: Up-to date information, fascinating historical facts, tips on choosing the right pet, helpful resource guide, emergency first aid tips, fun activities and tricks, simple training tips, diet and nutrition, communicating with your pet, 100 full-color photos ect. Buy it now

Which Type Of Litter Is Best For Your Rabbit?

By: Ken Williams



It is very important to provide your rabbit with litter, everyone knows that, but many people do not know that it is also very important as to what kind of litter you supply for your bunny rabbit. There are several different types of litter that can be used, but there is only one type that is best suited for him.

The first type of litter is clay based cat litter. Clay based litter can be potentially harmful to your bunny. Not only does the dust from the kitty litter irritate your rabbit’s respiratory tract but it can also kill your rabbit if eaten by causing an intestinal impaction. So please, please, please do not use cat litter. Just because you may use a cat litter box for your rabbit doesn’t mean you have to stock it with cat litter as well.

The second type of litter is cedar and pine beddings. This type of litter must also be avoided at all costs. Cedar and pine beddings can potentially damage your rabbit’s liver.

The third type of litter is corn cob bedding. There are two factors that make corncob bedding not an ideal litter for your rabbit. The first problem is that it’s not very absorbent. The second and more serious problem is that it can cause intestinal blockage if eaten by your rabbit, which can lead to some very serious problems and could even be fatal to your little fur ball of joy. So if you have corn cob bedding for rabbit litter on your shopping list go ahead and scratch it off now.

The fourth type of litter is newspapers. Although newspapers will not put your rabbit in any kind of danger and are absorbent they do not control the odor that I’m absolutely positive your little furry friend will put out. The truth is that rabbit urine is very strong smelling so it’s important to use something that’s absorbent and also controls odor. If you want to use newspapers you can add a layer of hay on top to help absorb and control the odor.

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