Best treats for babies are Pine cones the hard Type. You don't have to buy them just ask neighbors who have pine trees,also up at little cottonwood canyon there are tons on the side wlks and they are free!
They also like wood blocks but make sure the package soens't say for adult rabbits as some of the lead used on it is not good for babies.
I cannot believe we are going to have more babies....Pearl's Due date is Saturday! We have 2 more days,until babies.
There are many babies going home this month, I thought it would be a great idea to share some things you should expect.
As you can imagine riding in the car will cause a measure of stress on your bunny,by the time you get home,possibly both of you are nervous,nothing is the same ,the smell of your home is different,the noise,cage everything....So when you get home you should just put the bunny where they will live and let them inspect,smell,hear and relax for few hours...Make sure his feeder is full and water is fresh. If in few hours your kids are anxious and want to hold,make sure they know how. holding their back legs,giving support and also a feel of security. don't scream or make much noises,they get scared easily with strange sounds.
Make sure that a litterbox is inside the cage and if you remove the bunny out of the cage,that you return him for potty breaks constantly. He is potty trained in confined spaces,if you just let him run out free at your house in the first day ,he will not find his litter first.
keep him from laundry rooms or closed bathroom as can get really hot,bunnies are sensitive to hot temperatures.
Questions and Answers
Q: Does my bunny need a Blanket to sleep?
A: No, they don't need blankets or bedding,if you use bedding he will think is his litter. Keep the cage free of any material other then litterbox. when you give them Hay make sure that is in small amounts, just enough to eat immediately.
Q: Do I have to buy my litterbox and water bottle from you?
A: No, you don't have to ,but i recommend, I use all the same colors and they get used to that,if you change shape and color expect accidents,so it's up to you. I recommend the least amount of changes.
Q:All my bunnies are potty trained! what do that mean?
A:IF you follow my directions they will continue to use their litterbox at your home,if you don't then they will pee pee wherever they are. Do not put bedding in the cage. Let the bunny be alone to explore his new space for at least 2 hours,they are stressed after the car ride home,if you have kids just explain that before the bunny arrive.
Q: will my bunny eat and drink normally?
A: They can,but I wouldn't expect them to eat for few hours.
Q: will all their poop be in the litter?
A: problably not. as they adapt to the noise and smell of their new home ,they will go back using the litter,specially if you didn't buy one of mine which is what they have seen since birth,they will be confused and drop "pellets" out in the cage. Just pick it up and put it back in the litterbox until they understand,That's their bathroom.
Q: do I have to clean my bunny?
A: In the first few days I recommend a adult to check the baby bottom every once in a while as little "poop" can be stuck around the tail area,do not allow your child to do it as they can pull hard and rip the skin,which will cause intense bleeding and possible death. After that they groom themselves,they don't need baths.
Q: Can I give veggies or treats to my bunny?
A; I recommend that you do not give any treats or veggies to your bunny until they are 4 months old,many veggies will cause severe intestinal problems at this early age.
Q: What should I do if I'm not sure or have questions?
A: Call me 801-450-0675
Alot of people ask what is the essential items I have to have before buying a bunny?
when you buy one from me,what I ask that you have is:
Pet porter: for pick up of the bunny,it's part of my sales policies,a box won't do it. You also will use it to trip to the vet if ever needed ,also to play at the park, granny's house.... and off course; to go shoppingggg!!!
Water Bottle: small at first. They get used to what the mom uses and if you want him to have a easier transition,just get one from me. I always have extras and I always buy the same color.
LitterBox: All my babies are potty trained before 3 weeks old,so it's a must to have a litterbox,again if you want to make it easier for both of you,just get one from me,they are used to the colors and will never noticed the difference.
Feeder: some people use Bowls,is up to you I use feeders because they always tip over the bowls
Pine Cones from Little cottonwood Canyon....you can find it any where there.
Brush: they love to be brushed and it helps to get rid of the extra hair,so they don't have to swallow it.
Cage: if you are keeping the bunny Indoor I recommend a cage,I sell them so please feel free to ask. They must be solid bottom,wire bottom cages are just cruel in my opinion,many people uses it but would you like your feet getting cought on wires all day? Make your bunny happy get them a solid bottom cage!
Toys: Wood Blocks,wood chunks(hard wood) balls,teddy bears,pine cones.... if you were locked up all day you would problably need things to distract you....
Time: They need your time,even after they grow buying a bunny is a long time commitment,not a responsibility to be left for little kids,they need at least one hour per day to run,jump and goof off.
in the summer: Fresh,well ventilated area,they are very sensitive to heat and will die easily.
Gatorade bottles filled with water then frozen,just put one in the cage or hutch and they will lay next to it to cool off. Keep them in the shade,make sure the sun will not turn or move and hit the bunny.
Grooming: small scissors,brushes for fur ,tooth brush for foot(works the best) nail trimmers,water bottle with spray nozzle for spot cleaning.
Qtips for wiping nose and ear if needed.
Tips: when you get your baby home just make sure everytime you hold him that you check his bottom area to make sure it's clean and free of tangles. do not pull fur that is all tanged up,it will rip their skin and the bunny will die with excessive bleeding.
just be gentle and using a wet cloth ,gently wipe it clean,if you get grossed out just remember they ingest only hay and pellets that are made out of hay,no big deal! Use your small scissors to trim around the tail area as needed,feel free to call if you need.
When trimming nails be sure to have complete control of the bunny and never get too close to the pink area on the nail,it will bleed and hurt. just trim little by little as needed.
in the winter: They really don't need much,just keep the bunny out of wind draft and rain or snow. if indoors he will not need a heat lamp.
Let me know if you have questions
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