Babies have arrived! Available in September!
Many of the items on the Amazon list are available at your local Tractor Supply and are less expensive in their store.
Rabbits should NOT eat food with corn or soy. Buns have very sensitive digestive systems. Pellets made of timothy hay are preferred. Fresh timothy hay should be available at all times. Young bunnies are recommended to start with Alfalfa and timothy blend. Alfalfa for adults can irritate their digestive system, though it can make a nice treat in small amounts. Always do your research before introduction of a new food.
Bun should be offered fresh vegetables daily such as lettuce and parsley (focus on leafy greens, but again do your research! Spinach is high in calcium and can upset their urinary tract, for example). Fruit can be given as treats, such as strawberries. Carrots should be given sparingly as they are high in sugar and can lead to a diabetic rabbit. Avoid beans and breads.
Rabbits are susceptible to severe digestive issues. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with GI stasis and keep Oxbow Critical Care on hand for emergencies, as well as probiotics (see Amazon list).
Rabbits should not be bathed. They will bathe themselves. We groom/brush our rabbits weekly to prevent mats, especially on their underside. We also trim their nails regularly.
Rabbits love to chew and often do so to wear down their teeth, which can become overgrown. They also chew for fun! There are many great chew items available in stores such as willow sticks, apple sticks, etc. Some outdoor branches are safe as well, such as maple. Avoid pine shavings, pinecones, and fresh pine. These are TOXIC.
Though we have hutches for our rabbits, we create space for them to exercise and play. We recommend exercise pens, at least 3-4 feet high. We have these around the hutch, so that the buns can still access their litter box, water, and hay. If you plan to let your bun roam freely, make sure they can not access electrical cords or any other dangerous items.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact me.