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Pet Rabbits – Keeping Your Pet Rabbit Safe

Many people treat their dog as a tool. They put it outside to watch the property, or generally ignore it until they want it for something. That’s tragic. But luckily that sort of thing happens rarely with owners of rabbits. Rabbit owners will often pay much more attention to keeping their rabbit safe from harm…

Rabbit on Carpet

Pet Rabbits – How To Rabbit Proof Your Home

Ok, admittedly it’s impossible to completely rabbit proof your home. The only way to do that is not to have a rabbit. But there are many ways to tip the odds in your favor without getting rid of Binky. The first thing is to remember Bacon’s famous dictum: Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.…

Rabbit in the Grass

Pet Rabbits – How To Deal With Marking

Marking occurs when rabbits urinate (or, sometimes, defecate) in order to secure territory, to encourage others to stay away. It’s a natural behavior, just as it is with dogs, cats and other species. But, since domestic rabbits tend to spend so much more time indoors than these other animals, it can be a bigger problem.…

Towel Drying a Rabbit

Pet Rabbits – How Can You Resist?

Domestic rabbits make for great pets. That they’re soft and cute, everyone concedes. Not cuddly, though, despite their looks. Rabbits don’t typically like being held. They also engage in a wide variety of amusing behaviors. Anyone who has ever observed their bunny binkying can’t relate the story without laughing. A ‘binky’ is the jumping, twisting…

Rabbit Bath

Pet Rabbits – Grooming Tips

Grooming your pet rabbit isn’t primarily to keep it looking good. Good grooming promotes good health. Rabbits groom themselves frequently and can accumulate hairballs that may cause intestinal problems. It also helps keep down the hair around the house, which surely helps your health by reducing your stress. Rabbits almost never need a bath. In…

Rabbit Pellets

Pet Rabbits – Gastrointestinal Stasis

Gastrointestinal stasis is a medical condition in which a rabbit’s digestive system stops moving material. ‘Stasis’ is the Latin root of the English word ‘static’. The effects are painful and, left untreated, often fatal. It can have a number of causes, including a dental problem, infection, gas and others. Inadequate fiber content in the rabbit’s…

Girl with Pet Rabbit

Pet Rabbits – Do Rabbits Make Good Pets?

It’s easy to find many challenges involved in having a pet rabbit. But there are lots of positives, too. Here are some of the pros and cons… Rabbits can live a long time, up to ten years or so. That in itself can be either a good or bad thing, depending on your point of…

Rabbit Eating Flowers

Pet Rabbits – Dealing With Destructive Rabbit Behavior

Rabbits are cute as heck, everyone agrees. And it’s true. But rabbit owners know that their little friends have natural behaviors, some would say instincts, that can make them destructive. Rabbits are no respecters of property, so you have to be vigilant. Letting them out of the cage to enjoy running around is important for…

German Gray Giant Rabbit

Pet Rabbits – Choosing a Rabbit

Novices seeking a rabbit for a pet are often surprised to learn how many different types there are. The American Rabbit Breeders Association recognizes about 50 different breeds, though they have strict criteria. There are many more. They range from the American to the Vienna. There are breeds that weigh a couple of pounds, like…

Newborn Rabbits

Pet Rabbits – Breeding Guidelines

‘They breed like rabbits’ is a familiar phrase. And it’s true. Rabbits are prolific. As prey for a wide variety of predators in the wild, the species survived, in part, by producing many offspring. But that ease and number can represent a problem for pet owners. Breeding is best left to professionals or those who…