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Rescue Group: A Hoppy Tail
Jenny was born spring 2011 and is SUPER SWEET as a house bunny! She loves playing chase with the cats, eating a wide variety of treats, sleeping on her shelf in her cage, throwing toys around, and is very neat in her cage. She's seen many movies this summer sitting on someone's lap in the family, but is desperate for her own family rather than having to share human attention with others. Jenny would be a wonderful pet for someone looking to adopt a quiet, funny, and gentle small house pet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an adoption application today!
SOME INFORMATION ABOUT RABBITS
Rabbits don't need constant attention and can get by with only half an hour a day of playing/exercise with their owners... but once you have one, you'll always want to spend more time!
Rabbits do need mental stimulation, such as a partner or toys in their cage, and a variety of fruit or wood treats not more than every 3 days. Rabbits can litter pan trained in their cage for easier clean up, or completely housebroken. Never keep a rabbit in an outdoor hutch, and only supervised outings with a proper harness should be allowed as your domestic bunny has no defenses against dogs and predators.
Rabbits are affectionate, inquisitive, cuddly pets and make wonderful lap companions when watching your favorite flicks. Won't you consider making a bunny a part of your family?
MEETING A RABBIT'S BASIC NEEDS:
1. Do not feed your rabbit lettuces, we don't recommend any because of their ability to dehydrate
rabbits too quickly. Carrots, apples, natural banana chips, black sunflower seeds, parsley, papaya enzyme tablets, basil, dandelions, and popcorn ( no butter) are my favorite rabbit treats.
2. I also insist on fruit/nut tree branches when they are growing fresh (with the leaves still on them) to wear down their teeth. Rabbits need Timothy hay or Orchard Grass - these are hays that should be fed to your bunny. Do NOT give straw or regular hay, there is no nutritional value.
3. Also many people buy alfalfa cubes at the pet shop and too much alfalfa can constipate rabbits. I recommend every three days that a rabbit receive at least one of these 'treats' to help break down the hairballs in their stomach. Because an average rabbit has a softball sized hard hairball in it's stomach and by 4 years old that will eventually kill them if it's not managed carefully.
4. Please also be mindful that Rabbits are highly sensitive to heat, rabbits should be kept indoors and cool.
For more tips on rabbit care please contact email@example.com