Thursday, September 22, 2011

Caring For A Pet Rabbit

By: Janson Brailer

Many people have visited their local pet stores and been tempted to get a rabbit. Sometimes when you see a rabbit sitting by itself in a display case, it is difficult to resist bringing it home. They look so cute and cuddly, and taking care of one never seems like it will be a chore. While rabbits are certainly one of the easier pets to maintain, they’re never free of effort. If you’re not prepared to invest the time and money for proper rabbit care, you should not give into your temptation to get a rabbit just yet. For the sake of the rabbit’s best interests, it needs an owner who understands what it takes to keep a rabbit healthy. Here are some things to consider if you want to become a rabbit owner.

1. Don’t forget about all the costs associated with getting a rabbit. Not only do you have to pay for the rabbit itself, but you will also have to get food, supplies, bedding, hay, and the rabbit cage. And remember that things like food and bedding have to be replenished on a regular basis. This means that a rabbit can end up costing you quite a bit of money in the long run.

2. When it comes to rabbit cages there are many models on the market. It is up to you to get a good one that your rabbit will be comfortable with. You will also have to clean your rabbit cage on a daily basis because your pet bunny is sure to make a lot of mess. Cages that are not cleaned regularly end up becoming very dirty and surrounded by a bad odour.

3. Your rabbit is going to need a certain degree of freedom in your home. That means you should not keep your rabbit locked in its cage for extensive periods of time. You can litter train your rabbit so that it uses its cage as a bathroom, but otherwise you should give your pet the opportunity to get some exercise as well. Many people designate a certain area of their house specifically for their rabbits. It’s important to rabbit-proof any area that your pet will be playing in, and the main thing you need to worry about is a bunny’s constant need to chew on things.

4. One of the first things you will need to do is to take your rabbit to the vet. Get your bunny checked out to make sure that it is in good health. It will also need to be spayed and neutered, and this will help to keep your rabbit healthy in the long run as well. Don’t be afraid to ask your vet for any further tips regarding the care of your new pet rabbit.


Rabbit care takes a certain degree of patience. Whether you are dealing with food or rabbit cages, make sure to get the best supplies possible.

How To Catch Rabbit In My House - 3 Great Tricks That Worked

By: Nathalie Veilleux

Photo by Micheal

If you own a pet rabbit and he does not like to get picked up, then you know how difficult it t could be to catch him.He sure knows that you want to bring him back to his cage, just like the last time.Rabbits are highly intelligent, and if they get the taste of having the whole house to themselves, catching them is sometimes tricky.I found 3 trickson how to catch rabbit in my house.They all worked for me with of course a little patience.

Attract the Rabbit Instead of trying to chase the rabbit all over the house, try to attract it with something that you know he cannot resist, such as a fruit or a carrot.Then when he comes over to eat it, let him eat some of the treat and gently pick him up.

Make him jump in his box Some rabbits do not like to be picked up at all.By doing it we can even injured them if they put up a good struggle. So instead, presend the rabbit his litter box with a great treat he loves inside.Sit back and watch. He will eventually jump into his litter box and eat the treat. Then you can pick the box with the rabbit inside and bring him where you want.

Make an easy cage entrance If your cage only has an top opening, it will be harder to teach your rabbit to go back inside by himself. Make him a side door and attract him inside by again putting a great treat into the cage. By putting the cage in a room that you can put a gate on the entrance, your rabbit wont be able to run arond the entire house.

Sometimes people think that putting the rabbit back in his cage as a punishment worked. But that will only teach him to hate his cage, when it should be his house. If you do that he will never want to go back to his cage by himself, so keep that in mind if you find how to catch rabbit in my house difficult, try to practice these tricks at times when he does not have to be in his cage. When you have to leave for work in the morning may not be the best moment.


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Monday, September 19, 2011

Traveling Throught Canada by Car With your Pet Rabbit? 3 Facts to Know Before You Go

By: Nathalie Veilleux

Photo By KoeiG

If you are planning a long ride or a move and you are taking your pet rabbit with you, there are several things you have to consider. Traveling through Canada by car with your pet rabbit may not be as easy as you think if you never made him travel before.There are at least 3 facts you must know about before you made that decision.

Traveling can stressed out your rabbit Most rabbit will not enjoy long rides because of all the stress that being in a car will be giving them.If you absolutely have to take your rabbit on a long trip, you need a good size pet carrier to put him in. Put a towel on the bottom and bring plenty more to change them later along with food, hay and a bottle of water.Also take plenty of fresh vegetables and extra food for a long ride.

Rabbits are sensitive to overheating If you are planing on traveling in the summer months, remember to never leave the rabbit in the car while you stop, even if it is only for a quick one.Rabbits can overheat very easily and in just for a few minutes, they can suffocate and die.If your car does not have air conditioned,prepare in advance some frozen bottles of water that you put in the carrier wrapped in small towels so the rabbit can lean against them to cool off.

Take time to get him out to exercise If you will be traveling for several days in a row, get your rabbit out every night and take him in the motel room with you.Lay a large towel on the bathroom floor and install his litter box, food and water.Put the pet carrier on the doorway with the open door facing the bathroom and let him out so you can go for dinner without worrying about him destroying anything.

Remember that if your rabbit is not used to it,traveling through Canada by car with your pet rabbit could be risky. Some bunnies can get really stressed out and stop eating for over 24 hours, witch could be dangerous for their lives.Unless you have no other choice, if you are moving for example, it would be safer for your little friend to find him a keeper while you are going away.

Why Has my Pet Rabbit has Gone From Nice to Nasty?

By: Nathalie Veilleux

Why has my pet rabbit has gone from nice to nasty? If you are experiencing this problem, there are several reasons why this might be happening. Lets go over the most common ones and see if that could help you solve it.

Your rabbit has not been spayed or neutered

If you adopted a baby rabbit,you will soon find out that by the time he get the age of 3 to 5 months old,by means teenagers,there are good chances that you see a big change in his personality.What is happening is the rabbit is getting to the age of reproduction and his under a big hormonal change.

So he might starts to resist being picked up and get territorial.Avoid touching his stuff in his cage when he is inside or you will provoke him.If you have to pick up your rabbit to put him in and out of his cage, it is time to make him a side door and teach him to go in and out by himself.Putting a nice treat inside the cage should do the trick.

Females in perticular get rebellious and can start to growl and even nip at you sometimes.At this point most people think that they got a mean rabbit and they do not want it anymore.But all the rabbit need really is to be spayed or neutered.After being altered the rabbit will calm down considerably. This should be done at a young age, at about 5 to 6 months so you and your rabbit dont have time to get frustrated with each other.

Your rabbit might be sick

OK.So if you have an older rabbit that already has been fixed and suddenly display a nasty behavior,this could be a sign of illness.If he is acting out weird,your rabbit might simply be in pain.

See if he is eating and using his litter box normally and pay attention to anything different in his regular habits for a few days. If you see something unusual talk to your vet.Even a minor problem such as fleas or mites may upset a rabbit and cause him to act out.

In the mean time, try not to upset him more by wanting to pick him up and just leave him alone.If he has spend a lot of time in his cage lately, let him out as much as possible to allow him to exercise and play.

Your rabbit might be under a lot of stress

Look around your house and try to see what may be a source of stress to your rabbit.Are they other pets in the house?Barking dogs close by can cause great distress for a little bunny.

Do you have children that are too much around him? Does he have a place of his own to sleep quietly during the day?Bright lights, too much noises, loud music or TV nearby, these are all factors that could cause your rabbit to become aggressive.

If this is the case move the cage to a quiet room or let him have a rabbit proofed room of his own to go to when there is too much going on.


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