FREE PRODUCTS

 

free products: wallpapers, coloring pages, cards, etc. 

WALLPAPERS

computer

WALLPAPERS

phone

COLORING PAGES

GAMES

 

games: binky characters, bunny themed, bunny educational, etc. 

Space fluff

Explore space as a cute space bunny!

Collect diamond stars for fuel and dodge obstacles while you adventure the kawaii galaxy. See how much of space you can explore before fuel runs out. 

BUNNY INFO

 

info: rabbits, interesting facts, proper care, diets, environment, etc. 

BUNNIES

Bunnies are curious, little poof-balls filled with binkies and joy. They are quiet, but very explorative and affectionate. Unfortunately, bunnies are one of the most neglected animals around the world. People purchase bunnies believing they are easy “first-starter pets,” but they take time and a lot of patience. Bunnies are prey animals and are naturally scared of anything bigger than it, that could potentially eat it. People misunderstand bunnies and soon give up on them by surrendering them to shelters, releasing them into the wild, or putting them in the back room and unintentionally neglecting them. If you want to help bunnies and learn more about them, continue reading and educate yourself. 

CARE

Bonding:

 

Spend as much social time with Bunnies as possible // Social time can consist of talking, reading, sitting next to them, gentle petting, or just being in the same room as the bunny // Bunnies need patience and time to come out of their shell, they are naturally curious so they will come around eventually // Move slow and predictably around bunnies // Bunnies are naturally prey animals and scared of anything bigger than them // Show your bunny respect, for them to show you respect

*How to pet your bunny: Put your hand to the side of their head, not the front since they have a blind spot in the front and can’t see straight ahead. Wait for their signal to see if they bow down and submit, or if they run away. If they submit, gently stroke their head and find what makes them comfortable by watching their eyes and body language. If they run away don’t charge after them, but let them go and try again later. If you don’t take your time and respect the bunny, they will have no other way to defend themselves but nip and lunge at you. 

Grooming:

 

Groom bunnies with long hair daily, bunnies with short hair weekly // Bunnies can’t vomit & that’s why grooming is so critical // Bunnies nails need to be trimmed every 6-8 weeks // Bunnies do NOT need baths; they could suffer a heart attack from fright

Items:

 

Fairly Big Cage / Hutch - Carrier - Dish Bowl (ceramic) - Water bottle x 2 - Litter box  x 2

 - Hide Houses (try to get more than one entrance) x 2-4 - Rabbit-Safe Toys - Hay Holder

 - Grass Mat  - Flea Comb / Bunny Brush - Kitty/Bunny Clippers - Pill Feeder Syringe 

 - Rugs (100% cotton) - Fleece Blankets - Exercise Wire Pen - Containers to Hold Items

 - Newspapers - Litter - Bedding - Food / Hay

DIET

80-90%  - always supplied   Hay (timothy & meadow hay)

Timothy Hay for full grown bunnies / Alfalfa Hay for younger bunnies

 

10%   -  1 cup/3 lbs.  Fresh veggies - kale / spinach / arugula / collard greens / bok choy 

 

8-9%   - 1 TBS. Morning/Midday  Limited amount of pellets 

Low Protein (14-16%) High Fiber (20-22%) Calcium (.5-1%)

N: Dyes, Beans, Nuts, Dried Fruits, Unnecessary Fillers

 

1-2% 1 tsp./3lbs  Very small amount of treats/fruits - blueberries / bananas / strawberries / apples / cherries

Bunnies NEVER should have:

Chocolate / Nuts / Bread / Certain Lettuces / Sugary Sweets / Cereal / Beans / Dairy / Pasta

HOME

Cage / Hutch / Pen 

When picking a home for your bunny there are many options to choose from. Three main types of cage options is a cage, hutch, or pen. Any of them are fine as long as the space of the home is enough for the bunnies to flop over and walk around, approximately four times the size of the bunny. You could also pair the two as well, such as have a cage with the door open to a pen area for more space for the bunny. 

 

Indoor/Outdoor

The indoor and outdoor option has always gone back and forth with if it’s good or not. There are pros and cons to both. But, most people prefer to have their bunnies inside where the temperature is more controlled and where the bunny won’t be as easily forgotten. Leaving a bunny outdoors risks the chance of the bunny suffering from harsh weather, or having a heart attack from a predator scare. Indoor is typically the better option, but if the bunny is supervised and tended after outdoors, it can be just as positive. 

 

Environment

Thinking about the type of environment your bunny is living in is essential as all other components. Think about where the placement of the bunny’s home will be. Make sure it’s not too noisy, or smelly for the bunny. Bunnies are very sensitive to scents and sounds and prefer a nice quiet place with natural aromas. 

Redecorate the bunnies area once a while to let them explore and adventure around their new territory. Keeping it the same bores a bunny, but use caution in not changing it too much since a bunny will feel unsure about it’s environment and unsafe. 

 

Bunny-Proofing

“Bunny-proofing” a home is important for a safe bunny environment. Check for loose wires, valuable books and items you don’t want chewed up possible nooks and crannies they could get stuck in, poisonous plants, and provide rugs for them to run around on as well. Anything to protect a bunny from any future harm. 

 

Toys

Toys are essential for a good bunny. Bored bunnies become mischievous and get into trouble by chewing on things they shouldn’t chew on. 

 

Examples: Blankets, Old Towels, Cardboard Boxes, Tubes, Kitty Balls, Safe Chewable Wood, Grass Mats, Safe Dog Beds, HideAway Houses, Stuffed Animals (supervised)

HEALTH

To Check: 

Eyes / Nose / Fur / Skin / Teeth / Ears / Appetite 

Boul Movements: Urine Colors / Feces Size and Color / Diarrhea 

 

Give your bunny a daily inspection, checking it’s eyes, nose, teeth, ears, and fur for abnormal things such as crustiness, discharge, swelling, fur loss, or anything seemingly alarming. Always consult with a local bunny doctor for anything concerning you. If it’s an emergency go to the nearest animal emergency room. Do not take any second chances. 

Yearly check up visits with your bunny doctor is essential for the bunnies well being to check up on any future problems, or current issues. Checking their tummy for any build up, their teeth for any overgrowth or genetic problems, or eyes for any seeping. You should also make sure your bunny is spayed or neutered since it will help the bunny be less aggressive, territorial, and be less hormonal and dominate. A safe age range for this procedure is after six months, but before six years. 

One last daily thing to do is to check on your bunny and watch it’s appetite. It can be fatal for a bunny to go three days without food or water. If they aren’t eating or drinking immediately bring them to the vets. Since bunnies are prey animals they hide symptoms until last minute. 

 

Items: bunny syringe, brushes, cones, carrier, baby wipes to prepare yourself just in case*

INTERESTING FACTS

All bunnies have different personalities: shy, curious, mischievous, bouncy, cautious

 

Bunnies can be litter box trained very easily

 

Bunnies are very clean naturally and groom themselves 24/7

 

Bunnies live to 8-12 years

 

Bunnies are the third most common animal in shelters, after dogs and cats

 

Bunnies purr by lightly grinding their teeth 

 

Bunnies run around fast and do backflips in the air, called “binky’s” when they’re really happy

 

Bunnies teeth never stop growing, that’s why they’re constantly chewing on things

 

Bunnies love to be talked to and appreciate social time

 

Bunnies are very sensitive on their skin and in their digestive system

 

Bunnies are better off if bonded with another bunny

 

Mommy bunnies are only pregnant for a month producing up to 6-10 babies each time

 

Bunnies only bite and lunge if they’re not respected by the owner or are fearful

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