*Lovely Bunny's Care Info*
Feeding your bunny:
Our bunnies are fed twice a day, morning & night.
-Items you'll need/how to feed them:
1. 2 bowls
2. Rabbit pellets ( Contact me for the name of pellets)
3. Timothy Hay
4. Alfalfa Hay
1.We fill the bowl in the morning & even if there are some pellets left over at night, we fill it again.
2. Two handfuls of timothy hay & two handfuls of alfalfa hay everyday. (One handful of each in the morning, and one handful of each at night.)
3. Put the timothy & alfalfa hay inside of the litter box. (Please see the litter training instructions to the right to understand why.)
4. Our rabbits drink from a water bowl. They sometimes can drink as much as a small dog so please make sure they have water at ALL times.
Our holland lops are raised indoors year round.
When to feed your bunny treats & veggies:
At 8 weeks old our bunnies CANNOT have any treats, fruits, or veggies. Pellets, hay & water ONLY.
Our bunnies can have natural wood chew toys or natural timothy hay toys. We have amazing bunny bonding treat bags available with all natural treats, toys, ect. on our Bunny Bonding Bags page.
When your bunny turns 4-5 months, you can slowly start introducing some treats, fruits, and veggies. Be aware of what treats you're feeding your bunny.
We say give small portions 3-4 times a week of either treats, veggies, or fruits. Do NOT give them a bunch of different treats in one day or everyday.
Fruits we suggest giving are bananas, & apples.
Veggies we suggest giving are parsley & kale
Treats we suggest giving are all located in our bunny bonding treat bags. (Please see our Bunny Bonding Bags page for more info on our bunny bonding treat bags.)
Taking your bunny to the vet:
We recommend after purchase to take your bunny to the vet for a check up to make sure everything is ok with the bunny. Please see our Sales policy page for more information on the first vet visit once purchasing your bunny.
How our bunnies act:
With the proper care, our bunnies most of the time warm up to there family members and can even act like little puppies.
They can follow you around, jump up on the couch, go up and down the stairs, basically do everything a dog would do except they don't require as much work.
They like to be held/pet and are raised that way.
When going home they may be a little nervous at first but should warm up in no time.
Our bunnies do NOT bite.
*We do not recommend your bunny going on grass ever. The bunny can contract harmful parasites, such as fleas and ticks. In addition, ingesting the grass can also cause potential illness from bacteria or poisons.
How to tell if your bunny is sick:
Some ways are...
1. Your bunny will stop eating.
2. Your bunny will just sit or lay & not move for long periods of time.
3. Your bunny will sit in his/her water.
Spay/neutering your bunny:
Fixing your bunny is optional.
You can talk to your vet to find out what they feel is best for your bunny.
We do not have our bunnies fixed & they do just fine. It is ultimately a discussion we leave between you and your veterinarian to have.
Female bunnies do not get their cycle.
Bunnies should be fixed anywhere from 5+ months on, but please talk to your vet as all bunnies grow differently & yours may be able to get fixed sooner or may have to wait longer depending on what the vet recommends.
Pet homes only:
Our bunnies are to go to pet homes only.
We do not sell to breeders.
We do not sell them for shows, or to be shown.
Litter training your bunny:
We start them on litter training the day they leave the nest box until the day they go home.
Items you'll need/ how to litter train them:
1. A litter box
2. Rabbit pine litter
3. Timothy hay
4. Alfalfa hay
Litter Training them takes a few steps.
1. Take the rabbit litter box and add pine rabbit litter to it. You will need to make sure the bottom of the litter box is all covered with the pine litter but do not fill the litter box up all the way.
2. Take a handful of timothy hay & a handful of alfalfa hay and put it inside the litter box on top of the pine litter. Rabbits like to eat and go to the bathroom at the same time therefore your rabbit will leave his/her scent & droppings inside the litter box.
3. If your rabbit happens to go outside of the litter box take the droppings and put them inside the litter box so his/her scent stays in there.
4.. We recommend you clean the litter box every few days so the scent stays in there but add hay to it twice a day, daily.
5.. Keep repeating these steps over & over. Your bunny should be fully trained in no time!
Where to keep your bunny:
Our bunnies are raised as indoor bunnies ONLY. We ask you please keep the bunny inside upon purchase. Our bunnies are not use to the outside weather and it can be fatal to them if you change there environment. They can go outside for play time on a deck, or patio. Please do NOT put them on any grass, leaves ect. as there are fleas, ticks, worms ect. Please never keep the bunny outside unattended at anytime. Its very important you watch what they're doing at ALL times as they can eat something they're not suppose to, get hurt, scrape themselves, ect.
*Please watch for hawks when they're outside as there have been incidents before with hawks picking up customers bunnies.*
You will need an indoor cage to keep your bunny in. We do sell cage packages that comes with everything needed including a cage.
Cages must be at LEAST 36 inches or bigger.
How to clean your bunnies cage:
Please do not use any chemicals or cleaning sprays that are not for rabbits cages. If you use any spray, it must say for bunnies cages. You can purchase a cleaning cage spray on the Supply Shop page.
You may also use vinegar mixed with water to clean the bunnies cage.
When cleaning the bunnies litter box, please make sure everything is cleaned out & washed out, then let some water soak in the litter box for 5-10 minutes. After that please dry the litter box completely before re adding litter & hay to it.
You will need to clean your bunnies cage accordingly, depending on how messy it gets. Usually we clean ours every couple of days. If and when your bunny is litter trained, it will be a lot easier to upkeep the cage.
How to clean your bunny:
Do NOT under any circumstances wash your bunny. It can be fatal to them. There body can go into shock which can then lead to them dying. Rabbits naturally clean themselves. If your bunny gets droppings caught to his/her fur, take a baby wipe and gently clean it off.
Grooming your bunny:
As stated above, your bunny cleans itself. You can purchase a bunny brush on the page to brush your bunny.
You will need to get your bunnies nails clipped every couple months depending how fast they grow.
Contact your local vet or pet shop to see if they clip bunnies nails. If you cannot find anyone to do so, you can reach out to us 9734200223 and we can clip them for a charge of $15.
Some facts about our bunnies:
1. When they're still babies, our bunnies should come out everyday for short periods of time.
2. Please do not allow your bunny to "free range" your room or house until the bunny is use to you and his/her surroundings.
3. Our bunnies tend to get anywhere from
4. Our bunnies do get along with other pets but it depends how your pet is with bunnies. To slowly wean your pet into meeting the bunny, make sure the bunny is use to you & his/her surroundings first before having them meet. We usually do not recommend having your bunny meet your other pets for a couple weeks.
5. Bunnies can get stressed very easily so it is very important to keep your bunny as calm and stress free as possible, doing so please follow all of our instructions.
6. Bunnies can live anywhere from 10-12 years depending on the care you give them.
7. Our bunnies can be alone or raised in pairs. If you are planning on having two bunnies you should get them at the same time when they're 8 weeks old so they can grow up together. If they don't grow together, you will have to fix the one you have first before getting another one as they become territorial of each other if they don't grow up together or aren't fixed when adding another bunny to your family.
8. Rabbits molt/shed twice a year. Once in the winter and once in the summer, they get a new beautiful coat of fur each time they shed.
9. Rabbits teeth do NOT grow. We breed them so there teeth are top over bottom.
10. Rabbits can drink as much as a small dog so make sure that your bunny has water at all times.
11. Our rabbits are usually full grown between 7-9 months of age.
*Thank you for choosing Lovely Bunny's!*