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HANDLING

  • 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.

VETERINARY ATTENTION

  • 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
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