Rabbit Information Directory - Part 4
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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,
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.
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
* Check for Lumps and
Bumps: Feel him all over. If you find any unusual lumps/bumps, consult
* 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.
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Research into the many beautiful breeds of rabbit available for your enjoyment.
Arranged by state, locate a qualified breeder in your area.
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Read a great in-depth article by Linda Seeman, MSN, on GI Stasis and it’s effect on your rabbit.