Small Animals Care
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- To pick up a rabbit, hold it with one hand under the ribcage by the front legs & one hand supporting the rump.
- It is wrong to pick a rabbit up by its ears.
- Car travel is not advised in the first few weeks. Please make sure your rabbit is secure in a suitable carry crate while in transit.
- For the first week, please limit your attention to petting & stroking. Excessive handling will stress your new rabbit.
DIET & SUPPLEMENTS
- Daily requirements include approximately 4oz of pellets or mix. A lickstone provides salt & mineral replenishment.
- Fresh carrots, celery & apples should also be included in their diet.
- Avoid giving your rabbit lettuce as it can cause diarrhoea.
- Your rabbit also needs plenty of clean water.
- Please ask our staff for assistance in selection of pellets / mix.
CLEANING & GROOMING
- Shampoo your rabbit regularly with bunny shampoo to clean the fur.
- Brush fur when dry , to remove tangles.
- Dust your rabbit with insecticidal powder to keep your rabbit free from fleas & hay mites.
- Rabbits are proned to eyeĀ infections. If conjunctivitis should occur, please consult a Vet for saline solution & eye ointment.Ā If treated quickly, this condition can be cured.
R & R
- Your rabbit needs plenty of rest to adjust to its new environment. Excessive handling causes stress.
- A suitable sized hutch is recommended. Straw & hay is important for bedding.
- Remember to treat the floor & sides of hutch, & bedding with insecticidal spray with each cleaning. This prevents fleas & mites.
*Please ask our staff for assistance.
To keep your rabbit in top condition, we recommend the following checklist.
- Rabbit food specially formulated
- Lickstone for salt & mineral replenishment
- Drinking bottle & bowl for food & water
- Predator- proof housing
- Alfalfa for bedding
- Insecticidal powder to keep your rabbit free from fleas & hay-mites
- Small animal / bunny shampoo
- Brush for fur
- Carry crate