Sunday, July 31, 2016

How to set up a Bunny Cage

Attention, all bunny lovers! If you have just gotten a pet rabbit, then you are well-aware that there are many factors that come to taking good care of your new, furry friend.

Of course, there’s the aspect of providing it good, nutritious food, clean water, toys, and of course, lots of love and attention; however, what many pet owners neglect to know is that finding the right cage, as well as correctly setting it up, is necessary for the safety and well-being of your button-nosed companion. That is why in this post, we will offer you a step-by-step guide on how to search for, as well as set up, the best bunny cage for your rabbit, with ease and precision. No more hairy situations! Let’s get started.

Before you set up your cage…

1. Choose your cage!

The most obvious (and most important) thing is to find the best kind of cage for your bunny friend. While hutches are good for keeping more than one rabbit, they are big and heavy, as well as not suitable for placing indoors. Cages are better suited for the house, but are meant as a temporary place for your pet to eat and sleep in, especially if you want it to roam around the family room (supervised, of course).

Another thing to consider when picking your cage is the size, depending on how many rabbits you have. It is also encouraged to get wired cages to allow better airflow, as well as a urine guard around the sides, as rabbits tend to spray when urinating.

How to set up your bunny cage:

2. Line the cage with bedding.

Whether the cage’s bottom is made of wire or hard wood, you will need to cover it with bedding in order to keep the surface nice and soft for your pet to walk on. Straw or hay work well, but many owners choose to use the former, since it provides heat in the winter and is safe should your rabbit decide to chew on it. Pack at least five to six inches of bedding into the cage, and spot-clean it daily. Change out the entire bedding at least once a week.

3. Top up the litter box.

Just like with the bedding, your bunny’s litter box needs to be filled with lining. The best items to use for this area are newspaper pieces, litter, and straw. Layer these items in the order mentioned, and make sure that the litter you are using is specifically for rabbits, as other types might be harmful to your small friend. Change the hay daily, and the rest of the litter box on a weekly basis.
how to set up a bunny cage

4. Provide food and water.

When it comes to good food for your rabbit, hay is a safe bet: it’s versatile as cage bedding, and for nourishment. Grass is also a common part of the diet, and providing fresh fruits and vegetables daily will help round out your pet’s daily nutrition.

For water, make sure you purchase a bottled sipper, instead of a water bowl, as it can easily tip over or be used as a litter box instead. Change the water daily to keep it clean and fresh for your pet to drink from.

5. Give your bunny toys to play with.

Of course, you cannot always be around to play with your furry friend; that is why providing a couple of toys will assist in keeping it entertained, as well as preventing it from chewing on other objects, such as the cage or even telephone cords. Pieces of apple or celery double very well as food and toy, but other items such as cardboard or toy balls will do, too. There is no need to purchase bunny-specific toys at the store when you can do it yourself at home!

…and you are set! That was not too hard, was it? Finding and setting up a good bunny cage does not take a lot of time, but it does take some effort and planning in order to ensure that your pet is comfortable and safe. From initial preparations when it comes to choosing the cage to lining the bedding and doing the litter box, all of the steps for providing a good home for your rabbit can be done easily.

Selfie with his Tunnel

Friday, July 29, 2016

Best Rabbit Cages

Living World Deluxe Habitat

Procuct Description:

This deluxe habitat provides everything you need for safely housing pet rabbits. The hybrid cage, consisting of an upper wire frame and a plastic bottom base, provides a safe, well ventilated and comfortable place for small pets. The wire cage is elegantly styled, with an arcing red wire top and white wire sides. The wire top opens easily in 2 separate parts for easy access inside the cage. There is a wire door at the front for additional accessibility. Includes a balcony with an access ramp and a tip-proof food dish that secures to the balcony floor. There's also a hideaway space under the balcony to provide your small pet with a quiet and secure hiding place. Comes with a drip-proof water bottle and a hay guard, both of which are located outside the cage to save interior space and allow easy maintenance access. The cage assembles in minutes using eight easy-to-use plastic clips, no tools required. Comes in X-large size. Measures 46-8/9-inch length by 22-4/5-inch width by 24-inch height. Buy on Amazon now

Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5.  

Midwest Critter Nation with Stand

Product Description:

The design of the Critter Nation takes from the Ferret Nation many of the design features like the full open and removable doors, critter-proof door latches, large adjustable shelves with toy/bedding anchor points, wire ramps and easy-to-clean and remove plastic pans. Measures 36 x 24 x 63 inches.

Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5. Buy on Amazon now


Kaytee Pet-N-Playpen for Rabbit

Product Description:

Connectable small animal playpen is ideal for rabbits. Features over 9 square feet of interactive playtime space. Includes 8 wire panel that you use to design you pets enclosure. Easy assembly and folds down in seconds for easy storage. Includes protective plastic mat to prevent any messes. Can connect to any ferretrail home with optional passageway connector and locking cap that is included. Measures 30 x 2.8 x 19.8 inches.

Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5. Buy on Amazon now 


Petsfit Rabbit Hutch,Bunny Cage,Bunny Hutch Wood for Indoor Use

Product Description:

Treated with WATER-BASED paint which is safer for your pet.
Wine Red and white trim.
The box can fit 1-2 normal grown up rabbits.
Easy to set up with just a few steps..
Outer dimension: 36"Lx22"Wx30"H

Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5. Buy on Amazon now.  


Advantek White Picket Fence Rabbit Hutch

Product Description:

Give your small furry friend a perfect little home in the Advantek Picket Fence Rabbit Hutch in Auburn and White. This living space is perfect for small rabbits and will give them everything they need to live a fun and safe life outdoors.
The indoor space offers safety and security while your rabbit sleeps and rests comfortably inside. Your rabbits will be living the American dream with their home complete with a white picket fence.

The hardware used in every aspect of the hutch, from the living area wire fences to the latches and hinges on the roof, are galvanized to prevent rust. The non-toxic, waterproof asphalt roof insulates the entire indoor space, retaining heat in winter and cool air in summer.

Advantek’s GoneGreen line of Rabbit and Poultry Hutches are a great way to safely shelter an animal from the elements. Grown in government controlled, sustainable forests, these shelters are constructed from durable Cypress Fir which is naturally decay and rot resistant.

Customer Reviews: 3.4 out of 5. Buy on Amazon now


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Loki Eating Carrot

How to keep a rabbit cool

We are in the middle of the summer and the high temperature makes the lives of our bunnies difficult. Because of this, we want to keep the temperature of their room under 24C or 75F. Even inside the house, if we don't have air conditioning is hard to keep it that cool so I have a list of tips to help you keep your rabbit cool.

  • Shade. Makes sure your rabbit is out of the sun.
  • Use fans to cool your rabbit. 
  • Frozen water bottle. Use a frozen bottle and your bunny might decide to sit next to it.
  • Brush his fur.
  • Give your bunny vegetables.

Rabbit overheating symptoms:

  • Unusual fast breathing
  • Reddening of the ears. The inside of his ears appear to be red.
  • Weakness

How to treat an overheated bunny:

  • Mist his ears with cool water.
  • Give him fresh water and vegetables.
  • Make the steps above to keep cool your bunny.
  • See your veterinarian.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This is my spot!!

Do you spend enough time with your rabbit?

Rabbits are very social animals in nature and leave them alone at home many hours make them unhappy.

Being alone for a long time could be a key factor of depression and is a reason that causes aggressive behavior. Because of this, we must spend at least three hours per day with our pets and even more time if he hasn't enough room to run and play inside his cage.

If you can't be with your bunny for a long time, consider getting another rabbit. The rabbits can live happily when are placed together but the procedure of bonding is really time consuming.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Pet Rabbit Monthly Cost : max 115$

Rabbit Playing Dead

Keep your bunny happy


Once someone has taken care about the basic needs of his bunny it is time to make some things to keep him happy while he is on his cage alone or in the rest of the house with you.

Here is a list with thing that bunnies love doing:

  • Bunnies love chewing.
  • Bunnies love exploring
  • Bunnies love to climb.
  • Bunnies love to dig.
  • Bunnies love to sniff and taste new things.
  • Bunnies love human company or living with other animals.
Bunnies enjoy doing their natural behaviors like climbing, jumping, leaping, and digging. Have fun when they are not kept from seeking and being curious, looking for new things to chew and running around.

The easiest way to allow bunnies to perform their normals behaviors is to offer them objects that we don't use and toys.

Toys are easy to make or cheap to buy.
Some examples are the following:

Chew toys: Paper or cardboard.

Dig toys: Build a digging box, take a big cardboard box and fill it with shredded paper of some sort or any paper based packing material.

Climb toys: Offer small step stools of metal or unpainted wood.

If you have plenty of free time, then you could exploit it for constructing innovative bunnie toys and, why not, share them with us!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Baby bunny


When you first bring home a bunny, the first step is to set up a familiar environment for him. Build a nice cage with enough space, put food, water and let him explore his new home. Don't rush to make things with him because he is probably afraid of every new thing that exists around him.

When Loki came home.

Firstly,my girlfriend built a nice cage  with enough space for him. We were prepared and we offered him the time and the room to feel comfortable. After some time his curiosity won his fears and he let us care him. This step is very important since you have to give him space if you want to become friendly and comfortable with you.
Next step was to start his litter training.