RABBITS

Dental problems to look out for in your rabbit's teeth

What is special about rabbit’s teeth? The layout of a rabbit's teeth is unique, and similar only to other lagomorphs such as hares. Rabbits have 28 teeth and these are usually divided into two groups: the incisors and the cheek teeth. The cheek teeth are often called premolars and molars, although there are no differences…

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How to exercise your rabbit during winter

Rabbits in the wild lead very active lives. They are constantly nibbling grass, hopping, running about, jumping and of course burrowing! Anyone keeping a pet rabbit should give their bunny a suitable space and environment to exercise so they can do all of these things in captivity. Top tips on how to exercise your rabbit …

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Body condition scoring your rabbit

Why is it important to keep your rabbit in good shape and a healthy weight? At least a quarter of all pet rabbits are thought to be obese. Overweight rabbits suffer from a variety of serious health risks, including not being able to clean themselves or reach their bottoms to eat their caecotrophs. This in…

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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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