My adoption fee is $50.
To adopt Buzzy the Bunny, please fill out an application at http://www.brokentailrescue.org/application online today. Buzzy is in foster care in Worcester, Massachusetts.
What do you need before taking home a house rabbit?
Housing – An Exercise Pen that is at least 36”H is highly recommended. You can find them at many of your local pet stores. Here are some pictures of rabbits living inside homes in exercise pens, http://www.sandiegorabbits.org/housing/x-pen-living-can-improve-your-rabbits-life. Ideally, if one has the space, you can rabbit proof an area in your home, or try building this really cool bunny condo, http://breyfamily.net/bunnycage.html. Rabbits LOVE to run!
Food – We highly recommended, and strongly suggest that you feed your rabbits Oxbow Hay and Oxbow Bunny Basics-Adult Rabbit Food (pellets). You can find Oxbow products at most any pet store, or simply place your order online at Doctors Foster and Smith. The Oxbow Organic Barley Biscuits make an excellent and healthy treat. Remember, giving fruit to rabbits usually ends up upsetting their stomach. Fruit is very high in sugar which rabbits have a very difficult time digesting. Careful on the carrots, as these are very high in sugar as well.
Rabbits also require 2-3 cups of fresh, dark leafy green vegetables per day. For a complete list of rabbit-friendly veggies, go here, http://rabbit.org/suggested-vegetables-and-fruits-for-a-rabbit-diet/
Litter – NEVER use cat litter, pine or cedar shavings. It is extremely harmful to a rabbit’s liver and kidneys and will cause serious health problems. Use litters that are newspaper-based such as Carefresh, Yesterday’s News, or Cell Sorb Plus. A few other, and very inexpensive litters you can use, are called Woody Pet, Equine Pine or Guardian Horse Bedding Pellets. You cannot find this at your petstore, but rather your feed and garden stores or places like Tractor Supply. You may have to ask if they carry it as it is often stored in he back. Other locations where we know these litters can be purchased are: Glenshaw Feed and Garden Center/Shaler; and Wexford Feed and Grain/Wexford, Near North Park. Many farms use Woody Pet and Guardian Horse Pellets in their horse stalls. Price is around $7 for a 40-lb bag. A real bargain!
TOYS! - Yep, rabbits need their own toys, or they’ll find something in your house to play with. Rabbits love cardboard. Take your cardboard boxes and cut some holes in them. Rabbits love to run through, hide in, and even sleep inside them. The cardboard from your paper towel rolls are a big hit. Stuff them with some timothy hay and watch them go town. Have a rabbit that likes to dig? Give them a telephone book. They’ll be sure to show you which vegetarian restaurant they’d like to order from! Want to get some special toys for your rabbit? Go to Busy Bunny, www.busybunny.com. Your rabbit will be forever grateful for whatever willow items you give them. They are not treated and can be fully consumed. Busy Bunny toy are great fun for rabbits!
Other Information - House rabbits live 8 to 12 years and make wonderful pets! They each have individual personalities and can bond with humans quickly. The more time you spend with your bunny, the more personality he or she will develop. A good way to bond with your bunny is regular brushing.
Most are very willing to use a litter box, just like cats. Rabbits require an INDOOR home and running space in a bunny-proofed area. We recommend an exercise pen instead of a cage. They need daily exercise. They love to explore and play in their surroundings.
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