Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dwarf Bunny Information

By Derrick Anderson

Depending on which survey or numbers you look at, the Dwarf bunny is either the third or forth most popular pet in the United States. The are adorable little animals that can be a lot of fun to have around. Here we will go over what it's like to have them as pets.

These bunnies are usually pretty quiet and reserved, though, they will growl if they are getting angry. They, also, squeal when they get frightened. I say they are "usually" quiet because they will get into moods where they make a lot of noise.

Dwarf bunnies make great pets and most owners keep them inside with them. These animals, really, enjoy the company of other dwarf bunnies so you should consider getting at least 2 of them. They will, most likely, do everything together. They don't need a huge cage to live in but floor space of at least 4 square feet per rabbit is recommended.

Their diet includes a lot of vegetables and fruits. They should, also, have access to some hay as a supplement. If their diet includes a lot of green vegetables they will not drink very much water. This is normal behavior. They will, also, eat some of their own feces. This is normal behavior, as well. The soft version of their excrement is full of water and microorganisms that contribute to their overall health. You will still have to clean the hard type of feces out of their cages.

These pets should be allowed around 4 hours outside of their cage on a daily basis. This time is for exercise and play, as well as bonding with you. At first, you will want to open their cage and let them come out to you. If you reach in and grab them and try to hold them you might get scratched. They will be much more open to your attention if you allow them to come to you at their own pace.

Timothy Hay: A Treat that Provides Major Health Benefits to Small Pets

By Stephanie

What is Timothy Hay?

Timothy Hay is a natural perennial grass that is native to Europe. It can be cut and dried in late in the season, and it is high in fibre and low in protein and calcium. It is recommended amongst vets as one of the best bays to feed small animals and pets, and should be an integral part of the diet of rabbits and guinea pigs in particular.

Timothy  Hay promotes a natural chewing behaviours and helps to wear down cheek teeth, which over time have evolved to grown continuously in small herbivores, because of the large amount of grinding down they do when chewing their food. The consumption of this hay encourages and helps to maintain good dental practice in your small pet.

It's beneficial for their gut

It is great for the intestinal tract of most small pets due to the high fibre content, it reduces the risk of soft stools and helps to prevent bloating, stimulates the digestive system which then helps to prevent obesity. It also helps to maintain a good balance in the urinary system

How much should I feed them?

Timothy Hay can be feed freely and should be available to your pet at all times. It can also make the animal's environment warmer and it allows the guinea pigs to imitate their natural habitat but encouraging foraging, this provides metal stimulation. Timothy Hay should be the main diet of your pet, fresh vegetables and pelleted food should also be available alongside it.

Timothy Hay is so versatile and you can conveniently offer it as treat, use it as a dental aid or you can provide it as a main source of food for your pet without being concerned about weight gain. It's important to follow you vet's advice when it comes down to the dietary requirements of your pet, and if you're unsure about any type of food to feed your pet, you're always better off feeding them something that you'know won't do any harm to their stomachs, don't hesitate to ask your vet, that's what they're there for.

Burgess Pet Care introduce the Excel Feeding Plan, which is a step by step guide to feeding you Fibrevores. The Excel Feeding Plan recommends that you include a premium quality Timothy hay in their diet. Visit http://www.burgesspetcare.co.uk for more information today.