Okay so my friends are in 4-H and I really want to raise a rabbit and meet new friends by doing so. Are rabbits easy to raise? My parents say that I can't get another animal because we already have a cat and 2 puppies but I really want to join! What should i say? How much care do rabbits require?How do I convince my parents to get me a rabbit? GET A JOB AND CONTRIBUTE TO ITS UPKEEPHow do I convince my parents to get me a rabbit? You already have a cat and 2 puppies and you want a rabbit? grow up.
I want to paint my rabbit's hutch. Is there a special type of paint or spray paint that won't harm him if he chews it?Can you paint or spray paint a wooden rabbit hutch with out harming the rabbit? i would not paint it because in the paint could pe toxins and knowing rabbits the will chew on everythink so the might chip of pieces of paint and injest it and it will go thourh their digestive track because rabbits cant through up like other animals and if chips of paint are eaten your rabbit will most likely die from poiseningCan you paint or spray paint a wooden rabbit hutch with out harming the rabbit? my advice is that u shouldnt paint it. u should like ur rabbit the way it is. and who knows it maybe the paint can hurt it. and i think all paints are pretty much the same too.
I want to get a rabbit, but I need to know how much money I have to spend to get all the necessities. Excluding vet bills and rabbit toys. I'm going to try to find toys around my house to use. By the way, does anyone know any good homemade rabbit toys I could make?How much money do I need to get a rabbit? All my rabbit supplies and rabbit came to under $200 dollars.
Buying a starter kit is a good idea, I bought mind when it was on sale so I saved $100 dollars.
Buying used cages is also a money saving tip.
As for homemade toys, toilet and paper towel rugs are a good idea.
My rabbits favourite toys are things that make noise.
Cat balls that have bells in them at the dollar store are good.
Plastic cups are good.
Old kid toys that make noise if you bush up against them.
Strings with beads and bells are good.
But, the dollar store is an excellent place for toys. How much money do I need to get a rabbit? We built a nice condo big enough for a bonded pair of rabbits for about $200. The adoption fee at the SPCA to take home a rescued rabbit is $80. And don't forget the cost of rabbit-proofing their running around area. You need to get plastic tubing to protect electrical cords, telephone and computer cables from being chewed. Look around, it all depends on where you go and what type of rabbit!
A rabbit is a big responsibility, so if I were you I'd save your money and wait until you have everything you need before you buy your rabbit.
good luck! ;]] it really depends on what type of rabbit you get and where you get it from. I got my mini rex rabbit from forest park petting zoo for $20.00
But if you get it from a good pet store it could be anywhere from $20-$200. http://rabbit.org/ has good care info.
Adopt http://www.petfinder.com Buy hay in bulk. Just like what Alochin said, it depends on where you get the rabbit. Try to search multiple places if you can. $400
Use it wisely. at a store like pet co about 30-50$$$
Where can I find a guide for proper cuts and techniques? Also, if anyone has any recipes for preparing rabbit then I would appreciate it. Thanks!How do you properly butcher and field dress a rabbit? Proper cuts and techniques? Here is a really good video, but if you find it's not for you, just google the subject ';video field dressing a rabbit,'; and you'll get many more:
If you'd like written instructions, these are good:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2239804_field-dr鈥?/a>How do you properly butcher and field dress a rabbit? Proper cuts and techniques? Shove (a dead) one under your lawnmower and you've got rabbit cutlets... I think your in the wrong section this is a section for pets Not food receipes This is the pets section. This is not a section where you are taught how to butcher animals. Also, rabbits are pets! Don't kill it! Please, don't do that to the animal, its disgusting. You're killing an animal fit to be a pet. How would you feel if I came on here, asking how to properly butcher and feild dress a dog? look for a title like dressing and cooking wild game. your local library will have some titles you will like
I have a pregnant rabbit who lives with her daughter from a previous litter is it ok to leave her daughter in with her, through the pregnancy and birth or will she have to be removed.Can a pregnant rabbit live with another female during and after the birth? Some people do 'colony breeding', where they place several does in an area with one buck. For some people it works OK, but personally I do not suggest this method, especially if only one doe is pregnant.
Even a doe who is generally a calm, friendly bunny, or used to living with another rabbit, may become aggressive when she is pregnant. This is just natural instinct and most often, this behavior will subside after the litter is weaned. So you may be able to re-introduce them at that point. But during the pregnancy, kindling, and raising of the litter, I would suggest that your two does be housed separately.
The one who is not pregnant will also not have the same motherly instinct going on and she may not be as careful or gentle with the babies, and may hurt or kill them.
It's really just a preference in the way you choose to breed, but personally I don't feel that colony breeding is the safest idea. And like I said, the situation this time is not 'colony breeding' if only one is pregnant.Can a pregnant rabbit live with another female during and after the birth? No it is not OK. Pretty soon she's gonna start fighting off the older offspring and it could get really ugly. The pregnant rabbit is not gonna want another rabbit in there. Mine will run around the barn when let out, and rattle on the other females' cages to try to get at them to fight when they're pregnant. i do not think it would be good for the other rabbit because very soon the would start fighting and thats bad
I need to know to change from alfafa hay to timothy hay, thanks!How many months/years does a baby rabbit become an adult rabbit? For most rabbits its about 6 to 7 months. at 6 months you may want to start mixing the two hays together, so by 7 months your bun will just be on timothy hay. At first my bun was not happy with his timothy hay but now he loves it, some buns may take a while to adjust and some will eat anything you put in front of them. Also pellet food, some people feed the young bunnies a pellet that is made for young buns, if you do it would be time to start switching as well. They can have other grasses too like orchard grass for example.How many months/years does a baby rabbit become an adult rabbit? At 6 months a rabbit is fully mature. My breeder told me to only feed my rabbit timothy hay because they get all the alfalfa they need from their pellets (even as babies). Seeing as how your feeding alfalfa I would buy the timothy hay and mix it in the alfalfa and gradually increase the timothy hay and decrease the alfalfa until it's only timothy hay. Good luck!
I'm bunny-sitting for a friend who is out of the country, but may need to leave for the weekend. If I leave it in it's cage with plenty of food and water, will it be OK?Can a pet rabbit be left home alone for three days? No. All you need is the rabbit tipping over it's water on the first day or if the sipper bottle gets plugged and not having anything to drink for 2 whole days--if the rabbit doesn't die, you'll have to take it to the vet ($$) to get it rehydrated. And since you'd be leaving dry food only, it wouldn't be able to get any moisture from its food, food would dehydrate it further, maybe even making it choke to death (rabbits cannot vomit). Get a friend of family member to come in and check on the rabbit, make sure the water is clean and replenished every day, food is available. Unlike cats, rabbits should never be left for days without monitoring, especially if they are confined in a cage.Can a pet rabbit be left home alone for three days? A few things to consider:
Where does the rabbit poo? In a litter tray thing or does the poo drop through the bottom of the cage onto a tray?
Is the rabbit used to a certain amount of daily attention? Does your friend always interact with the rabbit every day beyond feeding and watering?
Would the water bottle be able to hold enough water for the time that you would be gone?
If you would be able to leave and nothing would pile up, or would be too depleted before you get home, then you could absolutely go ahead with your plans.
Another way you can help is making a little stockpile, not only of the rabbit pellets but also throw in a couple of carrots, lettuce leaves, or maybe it's favorite fruit. Absolutely not. Rabbits kick stuff over and twist and turn stuff and also pee on it once they've done that (meaning the food is no longer edible). Unless someone has had rabbits they are only ';guessing'; that the rabbit will be okay. Rabbits aren't like cats and dogs in that they love to play with and move stuff around, its part of their nature. All experienced rabbit owners know this. They do stuff that you would never even imagine or guess they would do. All rabbits are like that.
If you want to stay friends with the person keep your promise to take care of their pet, because if something happens to it, you won't STAY friends long. Rabbits are great pets. They can even be litter box trained. Now, if I tell you everything I know, I'll be here all day so I'll cover the basics. If I don't cover something you need to know(cage, food, litterbox training, adoption, ect...) email me with the specific topic! My email is Leafpool77@yahoo.com
When I go on small trips, I feed her the day we leave and give her lots of hay. Also, I have an automatic feeder for rabbit pellets. The pellets are not as healthy for them as greens so I nly use them for our trips.
Hope this has helped!!! Email me if you need any more advice!!! i think it'd be fine, if you somehow secure the food and water containers so they can't get knocked over, and make sure that it's 'toilet' can manage. also, it might help if someone checks in on it at least once when you're gone. As long as you leave a few watter bottles/bowls. Or have somebody stop by and check on the bunny in the middle of the 3 days, and offer to pay them a little money, at least for gas! i sometimes leave my rabbit if we go away for the weekend with plenty of food and water but he has a built in run on the grass so he can eat and get moisture from that or have a run round if he wants NO ! it could knock the water over, anything could happen. If you have agreed to look after it the least you can do is put your plans on hold. I personally think it's fine! If he has his food and water of course.
I can't wait to hear the ';You cruel being!'; answers No!
Rabbits need exercise %26amp; TLC.
You can't leave a rabbit alone for 3 days yes. Aslong as you give plenty of food and water it should be fine.