Originally Posted by LolaBunny
Hey! I just joined this site and just got my bun bun Lola. Lola is a Dwarf Lop. I just got her sunday. We have had 2 rabbits before. We bout them both on the same day from the same place, but for some reason they both died 2 days later. We took them to the vet ect. when they started acting funny (the night after we got them) and they seemed healthy, to this day we don't know what happened to them.Well anyway we are being extra careful with Lola! I was wondering if Lola's diet seems ok and what else we could add to it...
Her diet is
*Unlimited water (of course)
*1/4 cup of pellets a day
*Every morning she gets a little bit of alfalfa, but just a few strands becuase we had read that alfalfa isn't good for bunnies.
*She gets a treat once in awhile (dried fruit) but we are very careful with this as well and she only gets half of a normal pice.
I was wondering...
*What could be added to her diet to improve it
*What types of fruits/veggies aer good for young bunnies
*And what is the best type of nail clippers are best for bunnies.
*Also how do you litter box train a bunnie. She already will go to her cage to go to the bathroom when she is out, but she goes anywhere in her cage. and If she is litter box trained will she use it even in her cage so that she is not sitting in her 'filth' all day.
Thanks sooo! Much!
~Megan and Lola~
First of all, welcome to PT. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your other bunnies.
How old is Lola? Bunnies under a year old can have alfalfa hay. After that, you should stop feeding it completely. They get alfalfa in their pellets as well so feeding alfalfa hay to adult bunnies provides too much calcium for them. What other kinds of hay do you feed? Timothy hay is great, and you can also get an oat, wheat, and barley combo that they love.
Bunnies should get a minimum of two cups of veggies per day. Some good choices are: cilantro, parsley, italian parsley, kale, dandelion greens, broccoli, carrots, mustard greens, collard greens, endive, and escarole. www.rabbit.org
has a more complete list of fruits and veggies as well as info on litter training your rabbit. Rabbits naturally like using a litter box, so you shouldn't have much of a problem there. I use Feline Pine for litter with hay on top. They like to munch on the hay while they go to the bathroom.
I use small nail clippers that look like tiny scissors. I believe they were in the cat section at Petsmart. They work great.
Is Lola spayed? If not, you'll want to look into that. They are much happier and live longer lives if they are spayed. Let us know if you have more questions!