Rabbit Fur https://www.rabbitfur.org Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:12:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rabbit Hutch Accessories Your Pet Might Need https://www.rabbitfur.org/rabbit-hutch-accessories-pet-might-need/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:49:55 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=46 Once you get a rabbit hutch for your bunny, the time will come to shop for rabbit accessories to make your hutch as comfortable as possible for your bunny. The problem is that there are so many items that may catch your eyes, all sold as must-have items for your rabbit. Which should you buy and which should you ignore? This post will help you see which items are really necessary for the welfare of your rabbit and which items will likely be a waste of money. The truth is that you don’t need every rabbit toy or accessory on the market, and neither does

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Once you get a rabbit hutch for your bunny, the time will come to shop for rabbit accessories to make your hutch as comfortable as possible for your bunny. The problem is that there are so many items that may catch your eyes, all sold as must-have items for your rabbit. Which should you buy and which should you ignore?

This post will help you see which items are really necessary for the welfare of your rabbit and which items will likely be a waste of money. The truth is that you don’t need every rabbit toy or accessory on the market, and neither does your pet. One of the best examples of what I see as a useless item are the variety of rabbit clothes that are on sale in virtually every pet store.

Rabbits do not need clothes. They have a thick, natural, fur that is quite enough. Unless you’re looking to take pictures of your rabbit dressed in cute vests and boots,  there is really no need for any of these rabbit clothes. What you bunny really need is just a comfortable home, treats, toys, and  proper rabbit food.

The rabbit hutch accessories your pet really needs to have begin with a comfortable rabbit bed. Your bunny must have a comfortable place to sleep in. Don’t think that you can make a rabbit bed by sticking a few pieces of straw in a pile. You can get a well made bed for a few dollars. It’s worth it.

One more item that will make life better for your pet and for you too is a dropping pan. This isn’t just more sanitary, but also makes it easier to clean. Remember, a rabbit can be trained to go to the bathroom in one area of its home, so a dropping pan can be a great addition to any hutch or rabbit cage.

You should also make sure to give your pet a variety of rabbit toys. Rabbits are playful creatures so this is very important. One excellent and cheap rabbit toy is the Peter’s Woven Grass Play Ball, but there are plenty more. You should make sure that any toy you buy is safe for your pet to chew on.

Now that you have all the rabbit accessories in your pet’s hutch, it’s time to just have fun with your new, small friend.

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Tips For Housing Your Rabbit https://www.rabbitfur.org/tips-housing-rabbit/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:48:49 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=44 This is a great video I found on YouTube with some solid tips on how to house your rabbit whether you’re using an outdoor rabbit hutch or an indoor one. The music in this video is a little bit somber, something I found a bit strange, but other than that, you may learn a lot from this little clip. I like how you can see a lot of different designs for hutches in this video so you will probably find at least one or two tips that fit into how you plan on housing your rabbit. One of the main things this

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This is a great video I found on YouTube with some solid tips on how to house your rabbit whether you’re using an outdoor rabbit hutch or an indoor one. The music in this video is a little bit somber, something I found a bit strange, but other than that, you may learn a lot from this little clip.

I like how you can see a lot of different designs for hutches in this video so you will probably find at least one or two tips that fit into how you plan on housing your rabbit.

One of the main things this video focuses on is the question of size and how space is very important to your pet. This is a point I’ve mentioned in previous posts. Your bunny needs a spacious home to hop and run around. Make sure to not buy one which will damage your rabbit’s health and natural happiness.

Wooden Rabbit Hutch or Rabbit Cage?

If you’re looking for a home for your bunny, you may be wondering whether a wooden rabbit hutch is a better buy than a rabbit cage. In this article, I’ll do a short comparison of these two options so you can see what each one will be like for your pet.

The good news is that you have a lot of options in both varieties of bunny homes. Whether you choose a wooden rabbit hutch or an indoor rabbit cage you will find a range of possible purchases. Rabbit homes today range from the very simple to big and sprawling complexes. A rabbit cage is not like the bird cages you may have seen in your life. It can have multiple levels, be very large, contain a run and other accessories, and provide your rabbit with a comfortable living environment.

The thing you should make sure about a rabbit cage is that the wires have no protruding points or edges that may harm your pet’s feet. A cage with a solid flooring on all or some levels, is a better choice for your rabbit.

Wooden rabbit hutches are usually placed outdoors and provide a more natural environment for your bunny. For that, you need a yard, so this may not be an option if you live in an apartment.

One benefit of cages is that they tend to be easier to clean. Many of them come with a removable litter tray that you can scoop out and clean quickly. They are also easy to carry, if you decide to travel with your pet to a family weekend or some other event. A wooden hutch is usally heavier and bigger and may be less mobile. However, it often does provide more adequate space.

Both styles of homes are acceptable and there are cheap rabbit hutches of both kinds. If you have a yard and enough space for an outdoor rabbit hutch, go with that. This will be likely made of wood. If you don’t then buy a cage but make sure it’s large enough. If you’re planning of having more than a single pet, think ahead and buy a bigger hutch or an expandable rabbit cage.

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Why I Love Bunny Barns https://www.rabbitfur.org/love-bunny-barns/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:46:30 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=42 While there are many types of rabbit hutches with all sorts of styles and designs, I have a soft spot for bunny barns such as the one you can see in the picture to the right. While bunny barns also come in a variety of sizes, models, material, and quality, I happen to love them and for a number of reasons. Here are the 3 main reasons why I love bunny barns: 1. They just look great – If you’re looking for that country look,  nothing beats this kind of hutch. It will look great in your yard and will fit in

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While there are many types of rabbit hutches with all sorts of styles and designs, I have a soft spot for bunny barns such as the one you can see in the picture to the right.

While bunny barns also come in a variety of sizes, models, material, and quality, I happen to love them and for a number of reasons.

Here are the 3 main reasons why I love bunny barns:

1. They just look great – If you’re looking for that country look,  nothing beats this kind of hutch. It will look great in your yard and will fit in nicely on grass or near trees. Even if you don’t live on a farm, a bunny barn can give anyone who sees it that warm and cosy feeling of being in a rural area. Look at it, it is simply beautiful.

2. Multi level – While there’s no law that say that it must be so, a bunny barn will usually have more than one level. There are a lot of advantages to having a multi level rabbit hutch as it gives your rabbit extra space to move around in and also gives it somewhere elevated to be in when it sleeps or during bad weather.

3. Usuall outdoors – I am a fan of outdoor rabbit hutches and bunny barns usually are bought to be placed outdoors. If you give your rabbit a place to wander about outdoors, it will be happier. After all, this is an animal that is used to traveling a long distance in the wild, so letting it be in the most natural surrounding possible is very good for it.

For all these reasons I love bunny barns. How do you feel about them?

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Rabbit Harness and Lead For Bunny Exercise https://www.rabbitfur.org/rabbit-harness-lead-bunny-exercise/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:38:00 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=36 Rabbit Harness and Lead Putting your pet bunny in a rabbit harness and lead is just the same as taking a dog for a walk. Rabbits, just like other household pets such as a cat or dog can be trained and taken out for walkies on a leash. Not everyone has the luxury of a large garden or safe place to allow their rabbit to run around. The next best thing is to exercise them on a lead using a rabbit harness. Rabbits are highly intelligent animals and as such are curious about everything and love exploring. Walking your pet on a

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Rabbit Harness and Lead

Putting your pet bunny in a rabbit harness and lead is just the same as taking a dog for a walk. Rabbits, just like other household pets such as a cat or dog can be trained and taken out for walkies on a leash. Not everyone has the luxury of a large garden or safe place to allow their rabbit to run around. The next best thing is to exercise them on a lead using a rabbit harness.

Rabbits are highly intelligent animals and as such are curious about everything and love exploring. Walking your pet on a leash will give them stimulation and play as well as great exercise, very important aspects to keep your pets fit and healthy.

There are a number of rabbit harness and lead systems available but they all do basically the same thing. A harness is much more suitable than say a cat collar would be. These arrangements fit either like a waistcoat on the rabbits body or the other kind slip onto the body very similar to fitting reins on a horse or the kind of reins you can get to fit onto a human toddler when they are first learning to walk.

The variety of materials used for these types of  rabbit harness are usually leather or nylon or a combination of a leather leash and nylon or other man-made material for the coat.

A comfortable but not too tight nor too loose fit is important because you do not want to make your pet uncomfortable in the harness and of course you have to ensure it doesn’t allow your pet to wriggle out of it and run off. The ‘strap’ type rabbit harness in often the best choice purely because of the adjustability of the various straps to create a better and more secure fit to the rabbit’s body.

Rabbit Care

Taking care of any kind of pet is a commitment. You should never go into these things half hearted. Every animal matters and we have a duty to give them the best care we can. Rabbits and pretty much every small animal really don’t require a huge amount of looking after. However, proper rabbit careis vital for the well being of your pet. As long as you provide food and shelter, that takes care of the basic needs. However if you love your pet you will want to give the best care you can. With that in mind it is advisable to learn a little about the proper requirements of any pet.

For a rabbit care it is vital to understand your pet’s behaviour, the sort of food they should have and also just as importantly, the things you must not try to feed them. As with any creature there are times when your beloved little pet might become ill. You should then be able to spot ailments that can strike your pet such as deformities or malocclusion ( a chronic over development of front teeth in some breeds).

One of the best ways to learn about rabbit care is to buy a decent and informative book on the subject. Again there are plenty to choose from. While some will provide basic care, rabbit care tips and looking after advice, other can give more authoritative information on other aspects such as training, rabbit care in winter as well as rabbit health care too. When choosing a rabbit care guide book ensure you look at what the book teaches you, not every book will cover every aspect and some will concentrate on certain breeds. Because some varieties and breeds are more prone to some illnesses it is often a good idea to get several books to make sure you cover all you need to learn about caring for your bunny.

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Pet Rabbit Toys to Keep Your Bunnies Happy https://www.rabbitfur.org/pet-rabbit-toys-keep-bunnies-happy/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:34:47 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=34 Pet Rabbit Toys Providing pet rabbit toys is essential in maintaining the health and happiness of your pets. Put yourself in the position of any kind of pet simply shut up in a cage and who only sees anyone or anything at feeding times. It’s like condemning the poor animal to imprisonment, it’s cruel and not the right way to care for a beloved animal. As you should realise rabbits are very intelligent animals, are very curious and love to play. Therefore you should make sure you provide stimulating and safe pet rabbit toys for your bunnies to enjoy. Always bear in mind, no

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Pet Rabbit Toys

Providing pet rabbit toys is essential in maintaining the health and happiness of your pets. Put yourself in the position of any kind of pet simply shut up in a cage and who only sees anyone or anything at feeding times. It’s like condemning the poor animal to imprisonment, it’s cruel and not the right way to care for a beloved animal.

As you should realise rabbits are very intelligent animals, are very curious and love to play. Therefore you should make sure you provide stimulating and safe pet rabbit toys for your bunnies to enjoy. Always bear in mind, no matter how clever and intelligent an animal, they don’t think like humans and may see many things as some kind of food. Animals also ‘test’ objects by sight, smell and taste. They will often bite or chew something to see if it is food and desirable to eat. They can’t always distinguish a plaything from a meal!

With that in mind there are play toys you might give to a human baby that you cannot give to an animal as the animal will chew it. A perfect example of this is a fabric doll. A human child may put the doll in their mouth but even with teeth are unlikely to tear it apart and swallow the stuffing contents. A pet is likely to rip a fabric toys open and could potentially choke on stuffing or other parts. Therefore ONLY proper, pet rabbit toys designed for pets should be given to your animals to play with.

Depending on the size of your pets cage, if you have a run for the rabbit to play in or better still, your pet is a house rabbit with plenty of space in your home, you need to choose some pets rabbit toys. If space permits you may go for something like the Trixie Rabbit Toy Play Tunnel which will give your bunny a place to run through that mimics the tunnels it would have in the wild. Playthings like the Sisal Roll Rabbit Guinea Pig Pet Throw & Chew Play toy is a simple but sturdy thing that will last for some time while allowing the animals to chew and amuse themselves with in complete safety.

Do your pet a huge favour and make sure you provide plenty of fun and stimulation for your beloved little animals, there is plenty of choices of pet rabbit toys available so take every advantage of them, your pet will thank you for your consideration.

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Indoor Rabbit Cages Essentials https://www.rabbitfur.org/indoor-rabbit-cages-essentials/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:32:22 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=32 Indoor rabbit cages Indoor rabbit cages are an important requirement for any house rabbit pet.  Traditional wooden rabbit hutches are really designed for outdoor use. As such, they tend to look totally out of place indoors unless they can be kept somewhere well away from normal household living areas. Here you can find some important points about choosing wire indoor rabbit cages and why you need one. Assuming you have decided to take a house rabbit into your home as a pet, you will need certain vital equipment. It is obvious that your pet will need basic stuff like feeding and

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Indoor rabbit cages

Indoor rabbit cages are an important requirement for any house rabbit pet.  Traditional wooden rabbit hutches are really designed for outdoor use. As such, they tend to look totally out of place indoors unless they can be kept somewhere well away from normal household living areas. Here you can find some important points about choosing wire indoor rabbit cages and why you need one.

Assuming you have decided to take a house rabbit into your home as a pet, you will need certain vital equipment. It is obvious that your pet will need basic stuff like feeding and drinking bowls as well as food supplies. Grooming equipment will be needed too to keep your bunny pal neat and tidy. Of course pet rabbit toys are very important. Rabbits are curious and playful little creatures after all. Then there is bedding…oh wait,

Now, here’s the thing. You may be getting all excited about your little rabbit pal coming to be part of your life and all the fun you can have. Have you given proper consideration to where exactly Mr Fluffy is going to sleep or stay during the day while you are at work or out somewhere? Rabbits are quite like pet dogs and cats to a point. Once they are old enough to be independent, they are not going to require adult supervision and can be left alone, unlike a human baby or toddler at a very young age. That been said, they do require a safe place to sleep at night. Rabbits are not predators like cats and dogs, As such, they are more nervous and timid so will want what they consider a safe place to feel at home in. Hence, indoor rabbit cages.

Indoor Rabbit Cages Basics

Size is important when choosing an indoor pet rabbit cage. Clearly, these cages do not allow for a pet to run about in them however, they should allow enough space for your pet to move about. Inside the cage enough room must be allowed for food bowls and toys/ chewing items. A water bottle for fresh drinking water also has to be installed. Drinking bottles rather than bowls of water are a better idea as bowls can be stood in, knocked over etc. The cage should be placed out of the way of draughts, away from hot places like radiators and out of direct sunlight.

Indoor Rabbit Cages Usage

An indoor rabbit cage is only meant as a temporary place for your pet. Somewhere to sleep in at night.  An important aspect is that if you leave your pet bunny home alone while you are out shopping or at work, there is the danger your fluffy pal will cause damage to your home. Rabbits chew stuff. It’s simply their nature. So there is every possibility they will gnaw at furniture, fabrics, carpets and worst of all electrical cables. If you are placing your rabbit in an indoor rabbit cage at night, it is not a good idea to leave the animal all day long in it too while you are at work. This is pretty much like keeping the pet as a prisoner. A much better idea is to also have a run to enclose your pet while you are out. This will allow your pet to run about and exercise or play rather than being cooped up in a restrictive cage. An alternative is if your pet can be confined to a bunny-proofed room. This is a room where electrical wire, furniture etc. has been removed and only food, water and toys/playthings left for your pet.

Indoor Rabbit Cages Kitting Out

A very important matter is the floor of the cage. It depends on the cage design of course, but some will have a wire mesh floor. Not all do, such as in the Ferplast Rabbit 100Ferplast Rabbit 100 model. A litter tray may be in place below the wire floor which is convenient for cleaning purposes. The critical matter here is that some kind of soft matting has to be placed on about half of the floor. The hard metal of the wire mesh will be painful for your rabbit’s delicate paws. Imagine walking in hard metal bars in your own bare feet! Covering half the floor in cardboard, loose planking or grass matting etc. will allow a pleasanter area for the pet to walk, sit or stretch out to snooze on. The uncovered section allows the  animal to toilet and for the droppings to fall into the litter tray. Straw can be placed on the covered section too for bedding.

 

As with all things, there are different models and designs available. The welfare of your pet  should come above pricing when choosing such a cage. Make sure you pick one that will provide space and comfort. Easy assembly or cleaning might also be a matter to think about. Take your time when considering your choice of indoor rabbit cages and get the best for your bunny pal.

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What do rabbits eat? Proper feeding tips for your pet rabbit https://www.rabbitfur.org/rabbits-eat-proper-feeding-tips-pet-rabbit/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:25:07 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=29 The question of what do rabbits eat? is a topic raised by most new owners of these pets. Ideally any prospective new owners should do a little homework and preparation before actually buying a pet rabbit. It’s a bit like buying a car before learning to drive. However, it pretty basic information. As an animal, a rabbit’s food requirements are like any other herbivore or plant eater. Therefore the obvious plan is to feed your bunny pal as close to their natural diet as possible. That means to provide the kinds of plants and foods it would normally find in the wild.

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The question of what do rabbits eat? is a topic raised by most new owners of these pets. Ideally any prospective new owners should do a little homework and preparation before actually buying a pet rabbit. It’s a bit like buying a car before learning to drive. However, it pretty basic information. As an animal, a rabbit’s food requirements are like any other herbivore or plant eater. Therefore the obvious plan is to feed your bunny pal as close to their natural diet as possible. That means to provide the kinds of plants and foods it would normally find in the wild.

Rabbits are foragers. They will hunt around for whatever plants herbs and fruits that grow in and around their natural habitat and this is precisely what you should provide. While most people are sensible some pet owners  become too orientated on treating their pet like a member of the family. This is especially true of dog and cats owners. While there is nothing wrong with loving your pet, that is actually quite correct, going overboard and giving an animal a lot of human food and treats is mainly wrong. The occasional treat of the right kind for your pet is fine but not over indulging.

The correct kinds of food regarding what rabbits eat are as follows. Grass and especially hay are the main bulk of a healthy diet for a rabbit. This is mostly what they will eat in the wild and should be 70% of what you provide.  Hay provides fibre and roughage for good digestion and chewing it gives the rabbit necessary grinding action to keep their teeth from overgrowing.

Our pets also requires vitamins and minerals to maintain their health.  In the wild certain herbs and plants would be consumed for this. The kind of herbs you can use are such as: mint, parsley, coriander, basil and dill.

Certain fruits are beneficial too and rabbits love them. Apples, bananas, peach, pears, grapes, most soft fruits and berries are fine. For larger types of fruit like melon etc., ensure the pips or stones are removed to avoid choking hazards. While fruit to an extent is beloved by rabbits and eaten in the wild too much of some kinds may cause diarrhoea so caution should be observed. It should also be noted that fruit contains natural sugars so over indulging your pets can lead to weight gain too.

Many of us are familiar with the cartoon character of Bugs Bunny munching on a carrot. Naturally that is normal and rabbits do love carrots which are loaded with goodness. The majority of green veg is acceptable when wondering what do rabbits eat, but some kinds like iceberg lettuce are not recommended as they don’t give nutritional value and may cause diarrhoea. Most other forms of lettuce however are fine. Roots vegetables are generally avoided for pet rabbits as they are loaded with starch which again leads to weight gain and would unlikely be on the rabbits normal meal plan.

Dried rabbit food and pellets are widely available at pet food stores and many supermarkets. These are specially developed for rabbits to provide a good range of nutrition and many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed for health. There is nothing wrong with feeding your pet exclusively on this food however it would be pretty boring day after day and assuming you are devoted to the fella you would be inclined I’m sure to give him some variety and add in any of the previously mention foodstuffs.

Finally there are the specially treats. Don’t give your pets the kind of treats meant for the owner such and sweets, chocolate and the like. Your pet cannot digests that sort of food and is at least likely to cause upset stomachs for them. Stick to the specially manufactured treats that can be bought from pet shops which are formulated especially for pets.

What to feed your dwarf rabbits

Have you ever wondered what you should be feeding your dwarf rabbit?

Timothy hay or another grass hay must be made available at all times as rabbit needs an unlimited amount of hay. It keeps their teeth worn down and is really important for their digestion. You can never give them too much hay.

A common mistake that rabbit owner make is to feed their rabbit with too much pellets. Rabbits can get fat if they are fed too many pellets -this is junk food for rabbits! Pellets should not be the main part of their diet only about 10%. The pellet should not have nothing extra like seeds and other cereals and should be high in fiber – 18% or higher and timothy hay based.

Veggies are very important and you should feed your rabbit at least three different veggies daily. Example of such veggies are:

Alfalfa, radish & clover sprouts
Basil
Beet greens (tops)
Bok choy
Broccoli (mostly leaves/stems)
Brussels sprouts
Carrot & carrot tops
Celery
Cilantro
Clover
Collard greens
Dandelion greens and flowers (no pesticides)
Endive
Escarole
Green peppers
Kale
Mint
Mustard greens
Parsley (both varieties)
Pea pods (the flat edible kind)
Peppermint leaves
Radicchio
Radish tops
Raspberry leaves
Romaine lettuce (no iceberg or light colored leaf)
Spinach
Watercress
Wheat grass

You should also give your rabbit a small treat/ fruit everyday such as small carrots, grapes, strawberries or slice of banana.

However, avoid giving too many treats for your rabbits especially if they are too high in sugar. Rabbits with a sweet tooth and too much sugar is bad for their teeth, just like us.

WATER!

This is one of THE most vital things you must provide for your pet. Make sure your bunny pal has fresh clean water to drink everyday. Using a gravity-feed water bottle that attaches to the rabbit cage is normally the best way to ensure a regular supply of drnking water.

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Rabbit Pet Insurance Cover https://www.rabbitfur.org/rabbit-pet-insurance-cover/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:22:21 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=26 Rabbit Pet Insurance Have you invested in rabbit pet insurance for your little bunny friend? I ask you this because many people neglect this important aspect of pet ownership. It is understandable. What with the cost of buying your pet, then there is the rabbit hutch and a good cover of course to keep the little one snug and warm in winter. And, don’t forget the feeding…Yes the list goes on. So many will not think about getting any kind of rabbit pet insurance cover for their little one. The issue though, is it can be a false economy to skip rabbit

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Rabbit Pet Insurance

Have you invested in rabbit pet insurance for your little bunny friend? I ask you this because many people neglect this important aspect of pet ownership. It is understandable. What with the cost of buying your pet, then there is the rabbit hutch and a good cover of course to keep the little one snug and warm in winter. And, don’t forget the feeding…Yes the list goes on. So many will not think about getting any kind of rabbit pet insurance cover for their little one.

The issue though, is it can be a false economy to skip rabbit pet  insurance in the vague hope a pet won’t develop any kind of illness, disease, or injury at some point in their life. Really? The typical lifespan for most rabbits is between 7 and 10 years, so your fluffy bunny should be your companion for some 8 years. It is quite likely that at some point in that eight or so years, the pet will develop some kind of health issue.

Several of my Netherland dwarf rabbits suffer from an hereditary condition known as malocclusion. This is when the front teeth rapidly overgrow. This problem requires clipping of the offending teeth every six to eight weeks in order to allow the pet to eat properly. Without health plans for my pets, I simply could not afford the constant vet’s bills. So, what should you do?

Most rabbit pet insurance cover will cater for the basics of illness, accidents and surgical procedures with medication too. However, there may be exclusions. Certain illnesses or health matters may NOT be covered. Your pet will require things like health checks, annual inoculations against disease and other regular treatment like nails or claw trimming. It is unlikely these procedures will be included in rabbit pet insurance policies as they are on-going maintenance as opposed to an emergency situation. A monthly or annual vet’s health plan is more likely to deal with these.

While many rabbit pet insurance providers will try to be competitive, going for the cheapest rabbit pet insurance quote could be false value. Cheap insurance could mean that the things you can claim for are very limited and steeped in get-out clauses. On the other hand, more expensive quotes may provide more comprehensive cover for the number of illnesses etc. you can claim for. You have to strike a balance between getting the cover you need against not paying too much. In other words, you need to shop around for your rabbit pet insurance and compare policies.

When shopping around for pet insurance for your rabbit, online comparison sites are very helpful. By providing basic details, they can gather a number of insurers, costs and aspects of cover they give. Many providers offer online discounts which can be a money saver too. To get further discounts, paying the total cost of cover in an annual lump sum is usually cheaper than paying a monthly premium. It depends what you can afford.

As well as competitive pricing, many providers throw other services such as advertising and rewards in case you pet is lost or stolen. This is why it is so important to shop around and compare many quotes. Make sure all the various quotes for Pet Insurance Plans are compared against each other to get the best amount of cover at the keenest price. It is also essential to read what they call, ’the small print’ of any Pet Rabbit Insurance Comparison quote. This is all the legal stuff about the insurance provider’s obligations and limitations of what can be claimed for and when. Make sure this is understood before buying a rabbit pet insurance Pet Insurance Planspolicy or you might think an illness or accident can be claimed for only to find it is not when reading the small print section.

Final point on Rabbit Pet Insurance

Finally, rabbit pet insurance is no different to many other pet insurance cover. Providers often only deal with animals between certain ages. It could be the case your pet is too old to get cover. Above all, rabbit pet insurance might seem like an extravagance but if your furry friend falls ill, a huge vet’s bill could have been avoided completely.

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3 Reasons to Buy a Plastic Rabbit Hutch https://www.rabbitfur.org/3-reasons-buy-plastic-rabbit-hutch/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:13:40 +0000 http://www.rabbitfur.org/?p=24 Your pet rabbit deserves a comfortable living space. In fact, all pets deserve a special place to call their own. You love your pet rabbit enough to provide food and water. Why not go the extra mile and invest in a plastic rabbit hutch? Here are 3 good reasons to invest in a plastic rabbit hutch: 1. A plastic hutch is more fashionable than a plain cage. In fact, some plastic hutches are as cute as your rabbit. They are available in just about every color imaginable. This means you can probably find a hutch to match the décor in your home.

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Your pet rabbit deserves a comfortable living space. In fact, all pets deserve a special place to call their own. You love your pet rabbit enough to provide food and water. Why not go the extra mile and invest in a plastic rabbit hutch?

Here are 3 good reasons to invest in a plastic rabbit hutch:

1. A plastic hutch is more fashionable than a plain cage. In fact, some plastic hutches are as cute as your rabbit. They are available in just about every color imaginable. This means you can probably find a hutch to match the décor in your home. It’s great when the hutch looks like a piece of furniture. You know it’s your rabbit’s home, but it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

2. The hutch fits inside any home. The size of your plastic rabbit hutch depends on the size of your rabbit. Unless your rabbit is abnormally large, it can probably fit into a typical hutch. A variety of sizes is available, but none too big to fit into a typical home. If you don’t have enough room for a rabbit hutch, perhaps you shouldn’t have a rabbit inside your home. Keep in mind that you can purchase a hutch designed for outdoor use.

3. The hutch keeps your rabbit safe outside. If you want your rabbit to live outside, then an outdoor plastic rabbit hutch keeps it safe. Predators and bad weather are a threat to any rabbit. A domesticated rabbit doesn’t fare as well as a wild rabbit when it comes to living outside.

Create a special area with a plastic rabbit hutch and other enclosures to protect your rabbit. Some rabbit owners surround the outdoor area with chicken wire to keep the rabbit safe. As an added precaution, you can build a covered run space for your rabbit. Connect the run space to the hutch, and your rabbit can run outside without worrying about predators.

Think of Your Rabbit

If nothing else, you should want your rabbit to feel safe and comfortable. Investing in a rabbit hutch shows that you care about your pet. It’s certainly money well-spent, and your rabbit will appreciate it.

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Tips for Making your Own Pet Rabbit Cage https://www.rabbitfur.org/how-to-make-your-own-rabbit-cage/ Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:20:41 +0000 http://rabbitfur.org/?p=12 If you keep rabbits as pets in your home, it’s advisable that you build a cage for them. There are several factors that you need to take into account in designing the cage. First of all, it should be the right size. Always keep in mind that rabbits need enough space to play. If they are confined in a cage that doesn’t enable them to roam, their physical and mental health can suffer. With that said, you must come up with rabbit cage plans that set aside enough space for eating, playing, and sleeping. A lot of these plans are

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If you keep rabbits as pets in your home, it’s advisable that you build a cage for them. There are several factors that you need to take into account in designing the cage. First of all, it should be the right size. Always keep in mind that rabbits need enough space to play. If they are confined in a cage that doesn’t enable them to roam, their physical and mental health can suffer. With that said, you must come up with rabbit cage plans that set aside enough space for eating, playing, and sleeping. A lot of these plans are available online so finding them shouldn’t be too hard. Below are some practical tips on how to make a good plan for a rabbit cage.

4 Tips to Make Pet Rabbit Cage

1) Design a floor that’s efficient in draining the rabbit’s urine and excrement.

This is very important if your rabbit is not litter trained. What you need to do is divide the floor into two areas. One area would be mesh-like so that the rabbit can burrow or romp around. For this area, you can make use of wires then place shredded wood, newspapers, or straw over it. This is the section where you will put the rabbit’s food bowl, watering bowl, or litter box. The other half of the floor should be made of solid panels like wood or tiles and then covered with a carpet. If your rabbit is a chewer which means it chews everything, consider using tiles for the floor.

2) The height of the cage should be enough to accommodate a fully standing rabbit.

What you need to do is measure your rabbit standing up. The measurement should be from the rabbit’s foot to the tip of the ear. When you design the cage, provide an allowance above the rabbit’s height. Rabbits often jump inside the cage and they might hurt their heads or backs if the ceiling is too low. It’s best that you make use of mesh wire for the ceiling. Even if the rabbit hit its head on it, it won’t be harmed.

3) Use feeding and drinking bowls that can be attached into the walls of the cage.

Rabbits move a lot inside the cage and they can create a lot of mess if the bowls aren’t attached in place to the walls of the cage. There are feeding bowls that are specifically designed so that you can easily hook them into a mesh wall. It’s highly recommended that you get these bowls. You can also turn one of these bowls into a customized litter box.

4) If there’s enough space in the cage, try putting a ramp inside.

A ramp plays a significant role in keeping your rabbit healthy. It encourages the rabbit to move around thus providing it with much needed exercise. Ramps are also great for cages that have two or more levels. The ramps serve as stairs for the rabbit to move from one level to another.

Building a rabbit cage is not that difficult because the materials you need like wooden planks and wire mesh are readily available. Coming up with rabbit cage plans is also quite easy as long as you are aware of the things that your pet rabbit needs. The practical tips discussed above should help you create your own blueprint for a good cage.

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