Like any other family member, rabbits require a lot of love, care, and attention. As opposed to what most people think, rabbits are not low maintenance pets. Please do not buy a bunny and just lock it up in a cage, or give it as a toy to a child. In fact, as compared to dogs and cats, rabbits need extra care as they are … Continue reading Bunny 101
Sudden head tilt, paralysis, uncontrollable spinning and rolling – these are the most common signs of a parasitic infection called E. Cuniculi (EC). It is said that a high percentage of rabbits have actually been exposed to the parasite, but only a few show signs of illness. The parasite can lie dormant for months and even years, and when the rabbit’s immune system weakens, it … Continue reading E. Cuniculi
A rabbit’s teeth never stops growing, which is why it is important that they eat hay to constantly trim them down. While pellets and other chew toys can take care of their front teeth, the only way to trim down their molars or back teeth is to eat hay. A rabbit with no or little hay in his/her diet will be more prone in developing … Continue reading Overgrown Teeth
GASTROINTESTINAL STASIS: Gastrointestinal Stasis (G.I. Stasis) is a common but very serious and life threatening condition wherein the rabbit’s digestive system slows down or stops. Rabbits experiencing G.I. Stasis look more or less normal, therefore making it hard to notice right away. The first sign of stasis that is the most commonly noticed is when your rabbit suddenly refuses to eat (even his favorite treat!) … Continue reading G.I. Stasis
Health & Illnesses
Rabbits are sensitive creatures and they can contract several different health issues. Here are common illnesses that we’ve also experienced first-hand. If you do encounter similar issues with your rabbit, please consult a rabbit-savvy veterinarian first before taking any action. WOUNDS: If your rabbit is wounded, the first thing to do is to check if it’s deep or not. For minor wounds, you may clean the … Continue reading Health & Illnesses
Where to buy supplies?
One question that people often ask us is where do we get our hay, pellets and other supplies here in the Philippines. We used to buy hay and other things for our rabbits from other countries and have them shipped here. Sometimes, when we got to travel abroad, we usually brought one extra luggage just so we can bring home pasalubongs for our bunnies! Well, … Continue reading Where to buy supplies?
Finding a rabbit-savvy veterinarian in the Philippines could be a bit difficult since they aren’t very common. So we’ve made a list of the vets and clinics that we’ve grown to trust with our furbabies. VETS IN PRACTICE ANIMAL HOSPITAL (VIP) VIP caters to dogs, cats, small animals and other exotic animals. Their services range from diagnostic services to surgery. Their main branch was in … Continue reading Rabbit Veterinarians
When you spend enough time with rabbits, you’d realize at some point that they do have a unique way of expressing how they feel. After 8 years of owning rabbits, we now somehow understand what they are thinking or feeling based on the different actions that they do. Here, we’ve compiled a list of these common actions that will hopefully help you understand what your … Continue reading Bunny Language
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and Neutering – you might have heard of these before, but they’re more commonly done for dogs and cats. This is the procedure in which the reproductive organs are surgically removed to prevent aggressive behavior and certain diseases. In the Philippines, most rabbit owners and even pet shops don’t know the importance of spaying or neutering a rabbit. When we had Bonbon, we were … Continue reading Spaying and Neutering
Food and Diet
Contrary to what people in the Philippines know, pellets are NOT supposed to be a rabbit’s staple food. Instead, rabbits should be fed with unlimited hay. Hay provides them with all the nutrients and fiber that they need. When pellets are a rabbit’s staple, chances are they become more prone to certain illnesses. A rabbit’s diet should be at least 80% hay, 10% vegetables, 5% pellets, … Continue reading Food and Diet
Rabbits aren’t meant to be kept in small cages 24/7. They need wide spaces where they can safely play and explore. Rabbits are happiest when they have enough space and freedom to run around and be their happy little selves. The two most accessible options where to keep your rabbit are a pen and a cage. Pens are more spacious than cages and are ideally … Continue reading Housing