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.
Thirty days is the minimum number of days to wait before new born baby rabbits come out of their mother rabbit's womb. Soon after, furry little creatures are bound to consume food and water in the nest. During that time, pet owners will be busy checking if mama doe does her maternal chore correctly like making the baby rabbits comfortable and warm enough as well as feeding her babies.
Even though rabbits build their nest, mama doe does not remain in the nest for long. Naturally, they depart the nest following the initial feeding time. This behavior of the mother rabbit, on the other hand, attracts the interest of predators which maybe lurking just around the corner waiting for the right timing to victimize newborn rabbits. Every mother rabbit does not act like some other mother animals because she does not foster new born baby rabbits for long. This is why you as the owner, you are tasked to provide care when mother rabbit goes off.
There are useful tips to help raisers care for baby rabbits. At the outset, you need a box that measures right for the mother and babies. Make sure to provide the box with hay or straw. Add softwood shavings. Additionally, the temperature of her box should be warm for these new born baby rabbits.
Observe the mother rabbit if is feeding her litters. Should she fails, the owners must provide the babies with something to nourish them such as the kitten formula replacer. Any eye dropper is not advisable for use because they are not constantly appropriate for feeding litters. As an alternative, get an oral syringe. Remember to clean new born baby rabbits after feeding them.
If the babies' urine obtains a grainy brown color, instantly call a trusted vet. This change in urine color can be dangerous for the litter's health. If you notice that they are dehydrated, prepare pedialyte in order to replace water in their bodies. Be sure that your house is also safe for the infants.
Fruit juices as well as cow's milk are not allowed for new born baby rabbits as their ingredients might bring messy feces. Mama does likewise need more foods such as pellets because they basically require more calories. Calorie is essential in producing ample milk for the little babies. Lactobacillus acidophilus is suggested to be added in the mother rabbit's milk to strengthen their systems.