Watch an adorable video below of Edward, a rescued rabbit with large floppy ears, as he goes on an adventure. Edward was taken in by Special Bunny Rescue in 2012 when he was found in a state of starvation. Look at him go now!
T.H.E. Rabbit Resource, the New York State Chapter of the House Rabbit Society, is in dire need of your support. They recently took in a significant number of pregnant strays and rescues, and now, as you’d expect, they have a baby bunny bounty on their hands.
Some of the babies have major health issues, such as one little guy known as Renny Hillbilly James. This bunny is severely underweight and is also in need of a couple surgeries.
If you would like to help, visit T.H.E. Rabbit Resource’s donation page.
There are few things in life Coco enjoys more than a nice snooze in a sunbeam.
Happy Friday, everyone!
It’s Rabbit Awareness Week! People in the UK can find free rabbit vet clinics in their area to get their rabbits a full health check.
This week also coincides with a new study about rabbit food conducted at Edinburgh University. Researchers have confirmed that muesli-style rabbit food cause major dental and digestive health issues in rabbits. The study provides a compelling argument that pet stores should stop carrying muesli-style products. According to Professor Anna Meredith, who conducted the study, “Vets have suspected for a number of years that feeding muesli-style foods could lead to health issues in rabbits, and now we have the proof.”
What should you feed your rabbit? The main staple in a rabbit’s diet is hay. Learn more about a proper pet rabbit diet in our article, What to Feed Your House Rabbit. You can get more tips on providing a happy and healthy home for your bunny in our Rabbit Care, Bunny Behavior, Rabbit Health, and New to Rabbits sections.
Learn more about Rabbit Awareness Week and the muesli food study here:
Watch the beautiful story of Heather and Lillian who are currently living at the HRS Rabbit Center after starting their lives as lab rabbits. These two experienced many firsts at the rescue – first loving touch, first hay, first lettuce, first flop. They are waiting to be adopted into their first (and forever) loving home.
A fifth edition of the House Rabbit Handbook by Marinell Harriman, founder of the House Rabbit Society, has just been released!
The new edition includes more photos as well as recent discoveries and insights from caregivers across the continent.
If you live in the Richmond, CA area, there will be a book release party at the HRS Rabbit Center on May 11 from 1-4pm. You can meet Marinell and get your book signed!
Buy the fifth edition online at the Drollery Press website.
It’s Earth Day today! Give your eco-friendly pet bunny a hug!
Read our article, Seven Ways Rabbits are Environmentally-friendly Pets, to learn more!
Spring has sprung here in Connecticut! After a frosty March, April has finally brought some warmer temperatures to the area. This means more time outdoors!
Have you started a bunny garden yet? If not, now’s the perfect time to get some veggies growing! So far, we’ve planted a couple different types of romaine and greenleaf lettuces, bok choy, and Paris market carrots. I also have a plan to plant some oregano and some mint in a raised bed and let them battle it out. If you’re new to gardening, read our tips to starting your own bunny garden. It’s not too difficult to grow a few basics for your rabbits – especially if you include dandelions as one of your crops!
Springtime also means more wild baby bunny sightings! Read our article about what to do if you find an orphaned baby bunny in your yard.
Don’t let this happen to you and your bunnies! This infographic by DugDug highlights the importance of spaying/neutering your pet rabbits: