Rabbits can be wonderful pets. Like our dog and cat companions, they have their own individual personalities. Some rabbits can be active, inquisitive, and playful, while others can be shy, nervous, and even downright ornery. When selecting a rabbit for adoption, it’s important to consider their personality; you want to choose a rabbit whose
Timothy hay, which, along with fresh, clean water, should be made available to a guinea pig at all times, as this is the basis (approximately 80%) of their diet. Hay helps keep the guinea pig’s teeth short and their gastrointestinal tracts working efficiently. In addition to hay, guinea pigs should eat 1/8 cup of guinea pig pellets every day.
Rabbits groom each other and you, if you are lucky! They groom each other for cleanliness and also to show affection. Grooming your rabbit is a wonderful time to bond and is also necessary for your rabbit's health and wellbeing. There are four different types of grooming to consider. Coat Care Bunnies shed just as all animals with fur do and
Guinea pigs are social animals that prefer to live in small groups. Any group of female guinea pigs will likely become great friends, but it is harder to get adult males to bond unless they are from the same litter. You should not keep male and females together, as guinea pigs multiply quickly. A cavy that lives indoors should be kept in a solid
Healthy Rabbit Diet and Nutrition A balanced diet is essential for a rabbit, just like with all living creatures, so there is a range of foods that you must feed your bunny. Always consult a veterinarian specializing in rabbits for your specific rabbit's needs. Rabbit Pellets Small pellets of food that are high in fiber. Most veterinarians
Can I Litter Box Train My Rabbit? When you hear the word "litter box," most people think of a cat. But, rabbits can be trained to use them as well. Here's how: Pick an appropriate litter box. Make sure it is sturdy and impermeable and it won't break or splinter, if chewed. It should be large enough for the rabbit to fully stretch or stand up.
Your new bunny will not bark or meow, but she will be able to communicate her moods and intentions quite clearly. Communication between two species takes time and patience as both parties learn to speak a new language. The following sounds and actions will aid you in learning "rabbit talk" and consistency on your part will aid your rabbit in
Rabbits are pets; therefore, they are emotionally and socially dependent upon people. They require a safe and secure environment in which to thrive and should be housed in an indoor environment where they can interact with family members. Here are some tips on the right housing for your rabbit: The cage size should be at least twice the width
Rabbit Personalities & Lifespan Rabbit personalities vary greatly from one rabbit to the next even among littermates. Rabbits can be silly, timid, shy, curious, and high spirited regardless of sex or breed type. They show affection in characteristic ways; choosing to sit near you, climbing on your back or nibbling at your socks. Some will even
Supplies to Get Started: Housing Roomy cage avoid a wire bottom Litter-box (in cage) Pellet bowl Water bottle Toys (plastic baby toys that they can chew, toss and carry are best) Animal carrier Running Space Indoors Bunny-proofed room(s) Litter-box Toys (chew and dig) Outdoors: to be supervised at all times! Fenced patio/porch/playpen (with
WHAT IS A GUINEA PIG? Guinea pigs are small rodents that originated in South America, where they are commonly known as a cavy. There are three main breeds: English or common (short, straight, and fine hair) Abyssinian (rough, wiry hair in rosettes or whorls), and Peruvian (long, straight, and silky hair), although various crossbreeds exist.
Guinea pigs should have time every day to play and exercise in a small room or enclosed area that does not have any openings through which they could escape. They should always be supervised when they’re out of their cages because they will chew on anything that they find. Cavies enjoy simple toys like cardboard tubes, empty oatmeal or coffee
GUINEA PIG SOUNDS It’s important to understand guinea pigs through the sounds and noises they make because it helps you determine whether your pet is in distress, hungry, content or just excited to see you and/or your food. WHEEKING Wheeking is the sound a guinea pig makes when it is hungry so don’t be surprised if the wheek around the time you
Just like you should exercise every day, so should your bunny! Exercise time can be a wonderful bonding opportunity where you can play with your bunny. Your rabbit will also benefit by playing alone and you can encourage her by giving her an exercise space that is interesting and stimulating. Rabbits like to play and need plenty of exercise to
Biting is a rabbit's way of communicating a variety of messages including fear, bossiness, irritation, curiosity and even lust. Rabbits frequently tell each other to get out of the way with a nip. Hands near a rabbit's face can be seen as a threat or intrusion. Do not greet a rabbit by offering your hand to be sniffed. Put your rabbit's cage on
Rabbits need to chew, so instead of getting frustrated with your new bunny for what is normal behavior, plan ahead and bunny proof your home. There are a few steps to bunny proof. It takes some work, but once it is done both you and bunny can rest at ease that she and your belongings will be safe. Here are some things to think about. If there
Guinea pigs are usually very expressive, vocal animals that will whistle or grunt when they’re excited, and squeak with delight when they see their favorite people enter the room. They are generally gentle and not prone to biting, but they will nip at threatening animals or people that are mishandling them. To help a cavy gets used to you – and