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Bunny Proofing Your House---Rabbits like to chew and it is a natural activity for them. Most of the time they are bored and other times, items such as electrical cords get in their way. When this happens, they use their mouth (and teeth) to move it. Bunny proofing is essential. It not only protects your belongings, it keeps your rabbit safe.

All electrical cords should be concealed in vinyl tubing or tied up with twist ties. It is also a good idea to crawl around on the floor to see if there is anything else that may look inviting to your rabbit. If in doubt, move it, or your rabbit will!

Give your rabbit acceptable things to chew. Untreated wicker baskets and cardboard boxes are organic and will not hurt your bunny if swallowed. There is some growing concern that large pieces of corrugated cardboard can absorb fluid in the GI tract causing an obstruction. Most rabbits shred the cardboard, which is okay. If you notice your rabbit swallowing it whole, remove it.


Here’s some more information about caring for your rabbit.

WEEKLY RABBIT CARE: Clean His Personal House Every Week.

*Remove whatever you use to cover the floor (washable carpet, plywood, or cardboard). Clean it, wash it, or in the case of cardboard, replace it.

* Remove any hair from the wire.

* Wash inside and outside the cage with white vinegar.

* Wash the litter box with detergent and white vinegar to prevent urine buildup.

* Remove any hay that is caught in the floor (it is probably soiled).

* If your rabbit is lucky enough to have a 2-story condo with a solid floor, mop it with a sponge, just like you would the kitchen floor.

 

BI-MONTHLY RABBIT CARE: Mark Your Calendar To Do These Every Two Months.

* Clip nails. Go here for nail clippers

* Check: the bottom of his feet, his teeth, his eyes, ears and nose. Make sure everything looks normal.

* Check for Lumps and Bumps: Feel him all over. If you find any unusual lumps/bumps, consult your vet.

* Check for Fleas: Only use flea products with Carbaryl specifically stated for kittens. Other flea products, including natural ones, can be fatal to rabbits. Never give a rabbit a flea bath or dip.

* Dandruff?: Fur mites could cause this. See your vet.



More Rabbit Information

Rabbit Breeds
Research into the many beautiful breeds of rabbit available for your enjoyment.

Rabbit Breeders
Arranged by state, locate a qualified breeder in your area.

Bloating in Rabbits
Read a great in-depth article by Linda Seeman, MSN, on GI Stasis and it’s effect on your rabbit.

More Rabbit Information
Rabbit Breeds
Research into the many beautiful breeds of rabbit available for your enjoyment.
Rabbit Breeders
Arranged by state, locate a qualified breeder in your area.
Bloating in Rabbits
Read a great in-depth article by Linda Seeman, MSN, on GI Stasis and it’s effect on your rabbit.

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