One thing I have really learned over the years is that keeping your bunny healthy is all about being proactive. If you avoid the situation all together, it will make theirs and your life much more pleasurable. Now I know that does seem blatantly obvious, but when it comes to bunnies early warning sign recognition, and quick acting on your part, will not only save you a ton of stress, but it will save your bunny a ton of avoidable suffering. This is one of the first things I touch on when I speak to potential bunny owners, how we operate proactively, and it makes a HUGE difference. It is not necessary to be at a veterinarian level of knowledge to stay ahead of any issues. You can simply get down the basics, then reach out to us, or your veterinarian. The best thing is that our bunnies being indoor eliminate almost 50% of all bunny illnesses, such as Fly Strike and Myxomatosis. Below are the most common health issues bunnies run into, and how to proactively prevent it!
I have always found bunnies so amazing because they legitimately have ways to show they love you. Bunnies are bond forming animals. They will look for security and affection in their owner. As time goes on, we use certain actions they demonstrate as signs to determine how far along you are in the bonding process, as well as how effectively the owner, and us here at Lovely Bunny's, working together are accomplishing our goal along along the way. Listed below are eight signs that demonstrate your bunny is growing to absolutely love you!
Keeping your bunny well taken care of physically is essential to your bunny living a long healthy life. One key area to keep focus on, are their nails and paws. Not tending properly to your bunny's nails can leave them over grown and cause pain and discomfort. As a rule of thumb bunnies nails should be trimmed every one to two months. Paw treatment is equally important. You want your bunny's paws to remain stain free and by doing this ensuring that if they accidentally step in their urine, the acid does not irritate their skin. The good news, like we always advocate is if you take the proactive approach, rather than the reactive approach, Keeping their paws and nails healthy is an easily maintained system. Below are the steps we recommend to approaching each.
Bunnies as a whole are amazing, gentle, and kind creatures. With hundreds of breeds out there, the selection of the kind of bunny you would like as a pet can sometimes be daunting. Holland Lops are, in my biased opinion, by far the most adorable looking bunnies in the world! However, it is important "Not to just judge a book by its cover". Below I have broken down some key elements on just what makes Holland Lops such amazing pets!
Following a correct and proper diet is essential for your pet bunny. Not only does it help them when they are young to grow into healthy adults, it also helps as they get older to make sure they live a longer life. Over feeding your bunny can lead to too much of a weight gain and therefore reduce their ability to effectively exercise, while not providing the proper nourishment can leave your bunny thin and bones brittle. Below are the steps we take to feed our bunnies a balanced, nutritional diet, while always keeping in mind that any treats given to our bunnies are artificial coloring, preservative, and sugar free.
Whether you are a bunny lover or not, sometimes even just scrolling through pictures of Holland Lops can turn your mood around. They are so unbelievably adorable that they help remind you of all the beauty in life, and help deter the thoughts of the unfortunate negatives out there that are sometimes just unavoidable. Owning a bunny takes it to a whole different level. Coming home from a rough day of school or work to your furry friend not only gives you something to look forward to, but additionally helps let you know you are not alone. Their unconditional love has no bounds and their everlasting bond can make your day do a complete turn around once you are spending quality time with them. Here is a breakdown of what makes them so good at what they do, and what makes them such convenient pets.
Bunnies are unique to any other pet, in which they can form a life long bond with their owner that is second to none. While all pets have a special relationship with their family, bunnies that are bonded to their owners demonstrate unique traits that we look for on the progression scale. Some of these include head nudging, licking, and hopping directly onto your lap. Following taking your bunny home they have had plenty of human interaction. It is then our job and now yours to work together to get them to be the most loving, friendly bunny as possible. Here are eight steps to initially implement in order to formulate that everlasting bond with your bunny!
Taking your new bunny home is exciting to say the very least. What we here at Lovely Bunny's want to make sure is that you are properly equipped to not only take care of your new bunny the correct way, but to also help expedite the bonding process between you and your new baby bun once they have been taken to their new forever home. These ten ways to properly hold and care for your new bunny, will help you be fully prepared for when the time comes!
Matthew- I have been an avid bunny lover and advocate for years. I decided to put my passion into Lovely Bunny's, which is driven by information and customer service. The articles I write are written with the main purpose to educate current and future bunny owners on how to raise, love, and care for the bunny's properly.