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RABBITS

Taking care of your senior rabbit

Rabbits come in many shapes and sizes and age differently, so when a rabbit is said to be “senior” isn’t set in stone. Some rabbits may show signs of ageing sooner than others, and therefore individual rabbits should be assessed rather than categorising on age alone. The smaller breeds such as the Netherlands Dwarf or…

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Preparing your rabbit for autumn

As the nights draw in and the leaves start to change colour, it is a reminder to all rabbit owners to prepare for the winter months ahead. Autumn can be a beautiful season, but it can also be very damp, windy and cold. Even though extreme, snowy weather usually doesn’t hit us until after Christmas,…

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History of rabbits

We love our rabbits today, we even let them live in our homes with us! Let’s find out how rabbits came into our lives as pets. History of rabbits through the ages All the wild rabbits in this country and all the 305 global rabbit breeds have descended from the European rabbit. Recent research has…

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Rabbit proofing your garden

During warmer weather, it is exciting and fun to let your rabbit have more freedom by exploring your garden. However making your outside area safe and secure for your rabbit can be a bit of a challenge. By following our top tips you can minimise the dangers both to your bunny and to your garden…

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How to introduce rabbits successfully

Every rabbit needs a friend. Rabbits evolved to live in groups, never alone. Keeping a single rabbit deprives your pet of one of their most fundamental requirements; the company of its own kind. Once you have witnessed a bonded pair of rabbits grooming each other, lying down together and eating together, it’s unlikely you will…

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How to bond with your rabbits

Do you have a rabbit or are you thinking about getting one or two? If so, here are a few pointers about how to go about improving or developing your relationship with your bunny. Rabbits are beautiful, curious animals that deserve to live full and enriched lives. Here are some basic bunny requirements that will…

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House training your rabbit

Sharing your home with a couple of rabbits can be a rewarding and fun experience. However it’s a decision which should not be taken lightly. Your home will need to be bunny proofed so that you can live in harmony and the house rabbits will also need their own safe enclosed area. Rabbits live in…

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Winter safety advice for your rabbit

Whether you have an indoor rabbit, an outdoor rabbit or one that enjoys the best of both worlds, it is important to make sure that their husbandry needs are met when we are experiencing unusually cold weather. While rabbits that go outdoors can generally do very well even during the coldest winter snap, they do…

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Keep your rabbit's teeth in good condition

Rabbits are herbivores, which means they have evolved over thousands of years to live on plant material. Unlike dogs and cats or us humans; rabbit’s teeth grow continually throughout their lives. This means that in order to keep them healthy, a rabbit must wear down its teeth at the same rate that they grow. They…

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Rabbit diet advice

How to feed your rabbit to avoid health problems It’s really important to learn about the way a rabbit digests its food. Then we can begin to understand why nutrition is so important when it comes to maintaining health and preventing problems. Rabbits have spent millions of years evolving a very efficient way of digesting…

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