ALL BUNS RESERVED
Be sure to select the view "All Items" on the list.
Please note some of these items are better priced/have better availability from Chewy.com, Petco, etc. They are simply listed here for convenience.
Products will be shared on the documents sent to families when they reserve a bun as well.
Many of the items on the Amazon list are available at your local Tractor Supply and are less expensive in their store.
Tractor Supply Pine Pellet Horse Bedding is an excellent litter box option.
Rabbits should NOT eat food with corn. 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.
Buns should be offered fresh vegetables daily such as leafy lettuce (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.
We are very picky about our hay- we offer Oxbow Western Timothy Hay (first cut with thick stems) and Grandpa's Best Alfalfa. These are more pricey but their quality makes it attractive to the buns, even the pickiest of eaters. Hay makes up 80% of our rabbits' diet.
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).
We keep a GI Emergency Kit on hand and provide the recommended list to potential families who have reserved a bun.
Vet care should always be your first resort in an emergency! Note that rabbits require "exotic vets".
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Rabbits should not be bathed (in general- there are medical exemptions). They will bathe themselves for daily care. We groom/brush our rabbits weekly to prevent mats, especially on their underside. This also keeps hair shedding down and prevents them from swallowing too much. We 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.
You can also purchase animal playpens as enclosure (see Amazon list). Be sure to include a place to hide, litter box, chew toys, and constant access to hay and water.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact me!
Part of the adoption process is having access to us to answer any inquiries. We consider this a service that we offer for each bun. There are never too many questions. We WANT to support your new bunny journey! Once a potential family has committed, we provide a list of commonly asked questions and recommendations, but we always continue to welcome inquiries during the time you are waiting to take your bun(s) home.