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!
Holding Your Bunny
Holding your bunny must be done in a very specific way. This is of upmost importance for two reasons. The first, and most important, is safety. If you do not pick your bunny up the proper way there is a chance for injury, and that is something we want to avoid at all costs. The second, is so that your bunny will become comfortable being held when it is young, and in turn grow accustomed to you picking them up. The proper way to pick up your bunny is to scoop under the arm pit area, and simultaneously support their hind legs. Following this, quickly bring them to your chest area, cradling them as if your were cradling a new born baby. If you are new to holding a bunny, or not, try always picking them up as close to the floor as possible until they are fully secure. This way if they do happen to slip out of your hands by mistake, they have no risk of being injured from a fall.
Next We Will Transition To The Ways To Properly Care Your Bunny
-The first task you should tackle after getting your bunny home safely is setting up the cage properly. To do this you should make sure your cage is equipped with the following essentials.
1. A Pellet Bowl and Water Bowl (Your bunny should always have either bottled, filtered, or sterile water)
2. A Litter Box filled roughly halfway with All Natural Wood Shaving Soft Pine Bedding (paper litters while uncommon have the chance to cause a blockage if your bunny does ingest it so we do advise against it)
3. In the corner of the litter box you will place your Timothy and Alfalfa Hay. This is your bunnies main source of food, followed by their pellets.
4. You can put a Timothy Hay resting mat for your bunny in the cage, but it is optional.
5. Stay away from all chewable materials inside the cage that are detrimental, especially when the bunny is young. Some examples are cloth and wee wee pads. Anything that can be chewed unintentionally, ingested, and can incidentally give your bunny G.I. Stasis which can be life threatening.
- Now that your bunny living quarters are in order it is important to be watchful of your bunny to make sure that it does not chew anything it is not supposed to when outside of the cage as well. Your baby bunny should be supervised at all times. This is also extremely important for the bonding process. The more attention and time you put into your bunny the quicker the result of forming a bond will be.
- Take your bunny for their two week check up. While we know our bunnies are healthy, we still do recommend when you take your new bunny home for a basic vet check. A second confirmation that your bunny is completely healthy will eliminate any unforeseen surprises, and will help you get an understanding of how well you have done taking care of your bunny since you took them home.
- Following that we recommend always using our Bunny Care Page for the breakdown of care essentials. If you have not visited our Bunny Care Page simply click the link- Bunny Care Page
- Lastly, but extremely important. If you are unsure of something reach out immediately. You can reach us anytime at email@example.com or if you have purchased a bunny from us you can call or text (973) 330-2928 at any point.
Wishing all the bunny lovers out there the best,
Matthew- Owner of Lovely Bunny's
Phone: (973) 330-2928
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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.