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willow 06-27-2008 03:16 PM

rabbit help please.
hi guys.
i'm after some some advise please.
my daughter has bought a baby girl rabbit,and she is wondering
if she should have bought two so they have company.
can you advise me for her,is the one bunny fine on it's own.
also apart from the food she is feeding it,what other food can she
give it,i have not kept rabbits for many years,and things change.
any help would be awsome.

SKAustin 06-27-2008 03:55 PM

The one rabbit should be fine on it's own as long as she provides regular attention. She should make conscious effort to provide as much human interaction as possible so the rabbit is accustomed to the attention, and will be less likely to nip when touched. Bagged food with the various types of food are the best for the rabbits health, but it is likely it will pick and choose what it likes and leave the unwanted portions untouched. Fresh vegies are ok as an occasional treat, but should not be given regularly as it can lead to diarrhea, and possible health problems long term. I'm not sure of the list anymore, but there are some definate no-nos for fresh vegies, so best look up dietary reccommendations online before feeding anything other than bagged rabbit foods. The rabbit will need excercise for a healthy life, so if an indoor rabbit, make sure to let him out on occasion to hop about. If an outdoor rabbit, you should have an area from which he cannot escape, where he can hop about and forage in the grass. Best of luck with the bunny. They are one of my favorite pets.

willow 06-27-2008 04:03 PM

bless your heart for the reply.
daughter says thank you so much.

SKAustin 06-27-2008 04:25 PM

Ohh, It was my pleasure. :D


Originally Posted by willow
bless your heart for the reply.
daughter says thank you so much.

tangy 06-27-2008 04:29 PM

Its been answered but I gotta add this little piece of advice. If you decide to get it a partner make shure u keep a close eye on them. Rabbits are like non-stop factories if u catch my drift... :shock:

willow 06-27-2008 04:31 PM

thanks orange.

okiemavis 06-27-2008 04:32 PM

SK austin is right- the bunny will be fine on her own, provided she gets adequate interaction with her people. Rabbits are also known to get along with a variety of other pets well, provided they are properly introduced.

The MOST important part of a bunnies diet it Timothy (not alfalfa) hay. They should have access to it at all times. It's important because it provides the fiber to grind down their teeth and also prevents hairballs. (Rabbits have no gag reflex, so hairballs can be deadly). I feed my rabbit only 1/4 cup of pellets a day to go with her hay, and she also gets bits of fruit and plenty of greens (she loves parsley!).

Here's a really helpful guide that I used like a bible when I first adopted my bunny:

willow 06-27-2008 04:43 PM

thanks for the link,very helpful. :)
i will show her this when i see her next(couple of days)
i think the idea of brushing bunny is a good idea,and as
it is young,she can become accustomed to being groomed,
daughter named the rabbit "rosie rabbit" as my grandson found
a couple of the other names a little bit of a handfull,
bless him he's only two. :)

willow 06-29-2008 08:55 AM

just thought i'd show you a pic of the bunny.

Amphitrite 06-29-2008 09:19 AM

She's gorgeous Lainey! Really cute!

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