Meet our Buns!

newchck

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Meet Nebula and Asteroid! They are both new zealands and are cute, not so little buns :) Asteroid has blue/grey eyes, which I am not sure is normal, but they are beautiful. This is my first experience with rabbits. We have built them a nice hutch and the next step is to build a nice run that they can run and jump around in. Any advice about caring for rabbits is greatly appreciated!
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EverythingDucks

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Ohmygoodness they are so cute! Their eyes are very pretty 😍

I recommend having a soiled bottom for flooring for them. Since they don't have paw pads they just have thin fur and delicate skin. The bottom of the cage you have can be painful for them to stand on. I don't know if you use that so their waste can fall down there but you can easily litter train them like cats. You just need a large litter box (cat litter boxes work best). Getting them fixed will help a lot too.

Other than that, lots of toys to chew on, unlimited hay, and water bowl. I always recommend bowls over bottles since rabbits drink as much as a large dog. The water bottles don't provide enough water so your rabbit could be at risk of dehydration. The tip of the bottle (metal part) is small and only allows a bit of water to come out at a time. It's also unnatural for them to drink that way. It can actually cause spinal issues.
A lot if people don't use bowls though because stuff gets in it and they get tipped. That's why I would get a small dog food stand. And if needed you can take the metal bowls in the stand. Yes, stuff does still get in there but just like you would with a dog, their bowls should be cleaned and replaced with fresh water daily.

Also, rabbits love cardboard! You can just cut holes into a box to turn it into a hidy house. And paper towel roll tubes can be turned into toys. You can cut holes into them and stuff hay in it.

Hope this helps!
 

newchck

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Apr 20, 2020
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Ohmygoodness they are so cute! Their eyes are very pretty 😍

I recommend having a soiled bottom for flooring for them. Since they don't have paw pads they just have thin fur and delicate skin. The bottom of the cage you have can be painful for them to stand on. I don't know if you use that so their waste can fall down there but you can easily litter train them like cats. You just need a large litter box (cat litter boxes work best). Getting them fixed will help a lot too.

Other than that, lots of toys to chew on, unlimited hay, and water bowl. I always recommend bowls over bottles since rabbits drink as much as a large dog. The water bottles don't provide enough water so your rabbit could be at risk of dehydration. The tip of the bottle (metal part) is small and only allows a bit of water to come out at a time. It's also unnatural for them to drink that way. It can actually cause spinal issues.
A lot if people don't use bowls though because stuff gets in it and they get tipped. That's why I would get a small dog food stand. And if needed you can take the metal bowls in the stand. Yes, stuff does still get in there but just like you would with a dog, their bowls should be cleaned and replaced with fresh water daily.

Also, rabbits love cardboard! You can just cut holes into a box to turn it into a hidy house. And paper towel roll tubes can be turned into toys. You can cut holes into them and stuff hay in it.

Hope this helps!
Thanks!! We are using the cages for now,but we have multiple mats in each cage for them to walk easy on and rest. Once it is a bit warmer and less snowy we are going to build them very secure runs so they will be on the grass all day long and only in the cage at dark. We are using bowls from them to eat and drink from :) They seems very happy with them. Thank you oh so much!!!
 

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