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Getting A BUNNY!

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:question:Ok i'm planning on getting a bunny VERY soon but I have NO CLUE what to buy for it. I have no idea about cages,food,vet services or anything! I would really like to know EVERYTHING possible. If you could tell me EVERYTHING write it here or pm but PLEASE don't give websites they NEVER help! So post anything you know here thanks :D
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Oh dear - everything I know - I am not sure I can do that all in one post.
I will try but I am going to have to reference a few websites that I found extremely helpful
Best cage - make your own from coroplast and Neat Idea Cubes. You can reference Cubes and Coroplast for more detail. I know it says guinea pigs but the concept works for bunnies as well - you just need to add a roof. I have a 4 level cage for 2 of my buns. Of course it is never closed and they have the run of the bedroom. My other 2 bunnies each have their own room. I have got to work on bonding.
Bunnies should be feed unlimited timothy grass hay - alfalfa if they are babies. They should have a good quality pellet such as Oxbow. Alfalfa based for young buns or timothy based for adults.
They should receive leaf lettuces and other veggies. You can reference House Rabbit Society Rabbit Care Guide for a list of good rabbit veggies. It's the house rabbit society's site and has a lot of great information.
If you want to litter train your bun (highly recommended) you should first get him or her fixed. Then you can place the hay in the litter box. You should not use a clay based litter. Instead use something like feline pine or yesterdays news.
Bunnies should have a check up at least once a year. And of course they should start out by being spayed or neutered. If you are in the UK I believe that there are shots they will need. In the US they don't require any shots.
They may need their teeth trimmed as they get older. I believe if they are fed the right diet they may never need it. That does depend on the bun.
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Oh and be sure to bunny proof the room before letting your bun out for a hop. Even if they have a large cage like mine they still should be allowed out for hops. That is why I just gave mine their own room - which I know is not always possible. I also will let them out from time to time run the hallway. They seem to like it.
They will chew on everything -especially if they are babies. Cords are never safe around a bunny. Baseboards and rugs are usually fair game for a bunny as well.
Thanks luvnature!
I have learned most of what I know from you guys here at PT. The rest was research on the net.
Of course that was all "book smarts" Oliver, Ophelia, Penelope and Teddy teach me more real life things every day!
I agree that bunnies can get expensive very quickly. My first bunny was sick when I found her. I never totalled up what I spent on her in the 9 months we were blessed to have her. She was on meds since the day I found her. Baytril, Metacam (that is NOT cheap), critical care food as a supplement. She was at the vets at least once a month - at the end more often. She had to have her teeth filed down. Don't get me wrong - she was worth every penny I spent and then some -but bunnies are not inexpensive pets.
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