Colony Raised Rabbits

When raising animals – either livestock or pets – it’s always going to be easiest to work with the animal’s natural instincts. You are not going to win a fight against nature, and it will make for happier animals! When it comes to raising rabbits, many people keep them in separate cages where they live …

Introducing New Rabbits

Rabbits are very social creatures and if at all possible should always be kept with other bunny friends. But how can you introduce two future Bunny Best Friends? Rabbits might not like living alone, but it doesn’t mean introducing new rabbits is easy, they are also quite territorial. It’s best done slowly so each rabbit …

Rabbit Urinary Tract Issues

Starting in middle age (as early as 3-5 years old), issues with your rabbit’s urinary tract can become more common. With your rabbit aging and naturally starting to slow down (and maybe gaining a little too much weight), the risk factors for urinary troubles grows. Urine Scald Urine scald is a common symptom for many …

Rabbit Manure in the Garden

Sweet little wiggly noses, cute puffball tails, soft silky ears – there are so many reasons to love rabbits!  Some backyard farmers are hesitant to add rabbits to their little farm because they don’t raise animals for meat.  Rabbits are so much more than a source of rapidly reproducing meat! I keep Angora rabbits, usually …

Litter Box Training Rabbits

Litter box training rabbits is not a difficult thing to do and can make caring for your bunnies a lot easier! Rabbits are naturally clean animals and are also creatures of habit – both qualities that will really help in your quest to train your rabbit. Why litter box train your rabbit? Most people that …

What Not to Feed Rabbits

Rabbits are herbivores, but does that mean that all plants are safe and healthy for them to eat?  The surprising answer is no! There are plenty of things that you should not be feeding your rabbit that might seem perfectly healthy. The most important part of a rabbit’s diet is fiber.  They absolutely need cellulose …

Sore Hocks in Rabbits

Rabbits in the wild live in cozy burrows dug in soft earth, they lounge during the day in grassy fields or forest floors covered in leaves.  This is the life that rabbit feet were designed for.  Their claws were meant to dig into the ground to provide the traction to help them run, hop & …

Caring for Rabbit Teeth

An important part of keeping your rabbit healthy is ensuring good dental health.  Dental problems in rabbits can go sideways pretty quickly so it’s a good idea to include dental health as part of your normal bunny care routine. A quick look at your rabbit’s mouth and you might think they only have the 4 …

DIY Cooling Pad & Bunny Cabana

Summer time can be a difficult time to raise rabbits, especially fluffy Angora rabbits.  Angora wool is 7 times warmer than sheep wool, so when the temperatures rise your fluffy little friend can get really uncomfortable quickly.  If the temperatures exceed 85 degrees, rabbits can start to experience serious heat related distress and could even …