RABBITS

Rabbits & Winter

Rabbits & Winter As winter arrives, we all start to think about turning our central heating on. It's really important though, not to forget Britain’s third most popular pet who often lives outdoors and is exposed to the cold weather- pet rabbits! Although rabbits have some adaptations that help them to survive during cold months,…

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Top Rabbit Feeding Tips

Top Rabbit Feeding Tips Rabbits are hungry little animals! They need constant access to water throughout the day and a pile of hay as large as they are, sometimes they may even want more! Rabbits will never eat more hay than they need, even if there are leftovers. Even if they did, the excess hay…

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Diet and nutrition advice for your rabbit

Diet and nutrition advice for your rabbit One of the major contributing factors for illnesses in rabbits is poor feeding regimes. Rabbits are herbivores and need a nutritious, balanced and interesting diet. We recommend a feeding ratio of the following: 80% roughage 15% greens 5% pellets Coloured fruit and vegetables such as carrot or apple…

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Dental Care for rabbits

Dental Care for rabbits Dental problems in rabbits are quite common. The majority of people are aware that rabbits have four large incisors (front teeth) but you may not realise that behind their upper incisors are two tiny incisors. These are know as the peg teeth. Rabbits also have six upper and five lower molars…

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Advice on neutering your rabbit

Advice on neutering your rabbit Neutering pet rabbits is now a common operation. Neutering stops rabbits getting nasty diseases such as uterine cancer in females and testicular cancer in males. Neutering also reduces the chances of aggression and allows males and females to live together without the risk of babies! They will make better pets…

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Microchipping your pet rabbit

Microchipping your pet rabbit Pet rabbits – whether indoor or outdoor – are just as likely as dogs or cats to escape into the big unknown which is why it is important to microchip your rabbit. Your rabbit cannot wear a collar so a microchip is the only form of identification a rabbit can have.…

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Advice on Flystrike

Advice on Flystrike “Fly strike” can be a fatal disease as it develops rapidly. It is primarily associated with domestic rabbits throughout the warmer months. If you are concerned that your rabbit is showing signs of it, you need to take immediate action. Flies are attracted to the smell of urine and faeces around a…

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Vaccinating your rabbit

Vaccinating your rabbit The Importance of Vaccinations At the Healthy Pet Club we believe that ‘prevention is better than cure' and just like dogs and cats, rabbits also need vaccinations against infectious diseases they are at risk from. This also provides a valuable opportunity for your rabbit to have a health check with one of…

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