Reasons to Avoid Bathing Your Rat in the Sink

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When bathing your rat or another small animal, including rabbits, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs, it’s important to avoid sticking the pet under running water of a faucet or shower spigot. There are several dangers associated … Read More

Safety Tips for Small Animals Who Live With Cats and Dogs

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Many animal lovers have different types of pets, but there are inherent risks if you own small pets like hamsters, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits, along with larger predatory animals like cats and dogs. I literally … Read More

In Case You Didn't Get Enough Bunny This Weekend

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This is the first year that I managed *NOT* to eat a bunch of chocolate easter bunnies … but that didn’t stop me from searching YouTube for some bunny sweets!! Enjoy. Amazing Bunny Tricks * YouTube … Read More

Your Kids Don't Need a Live Easter Bunny, Duckling, or Chick

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Easter is just around the corner, and sadly, as usual at this time of year, many children will have more than plastic eggs and jellybeans waiting in their baskets. Every year, thousands of baby rabbits, chicks, and ducklings … Read More

A Tale of Two Rabbits: How To Tail – On Caring For Bunnies

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

Changes Afoot at Petco

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Let me begin by saying that, as a pet rat owner and fancier, I detest the mill-style breeding that Rainbow Exotics practices. As a result of these conditions, as well as the treatment of animals seen … Read More

Top Five Myths About Pet Adoption

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Many people seeking a new pet bypass the adoption option for one reason or another. While there are certainly some situations in which purchasing from a reputable, responsible breeder is ideal, consider this list of five … Read More

Meet My Fuzzy Buddy – Giol

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This is a guest post from my friend Brigid from Blog Catalog who is the author and artist of Mary Quite Contrary (MQC) and just happens to be quite the “BunnyLvr” 😀 Meet Giol Everybody! This … Read More

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD)

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RHD or Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease is a condition that may occur in domestic rabbits. Some signs are easy to detect, such as a foamy, bloody nasal discharge or flipping excitedly inside their cage. Symptoms do vary … Read More

How To Deal With Marking By Your Pet Rabbit

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Marking occurs when rabbits urinate (or, sometimes, defecate) in order to secure territory, to encourage others to stay away. It’s a natural behavior, just as it is with dogs, cats and other species. But, since domestic … Read More

Vet Care Is Vital – Even For Pet Rabbits

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Many people get a rabbit for a pet, thinking they can just put it in a cage. They take it out on the rare occasions they feel like it. But that isn’t very beneficial for the … Read More

The Proper Diet For Your Pet Rabbit

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What is ‘proper’ in a rabbit’s diet depends on what kind of creature it is. And since rabbits are herbivores, they need to be fed exclusively plant material – grains, vegetables and the occasional fruit. Rabbits … Read More

Dealing With Destructive Rabbit Behavior

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Rabbits are cute as heck, everyone agrees. And it’s true. But rabbit owners know that their little friends have natural behaviors, some would say instincts, that can make them destructive. Rabbits are no respecters of property, … Read More

Keeping Your Pet Rabbit Safe

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Many people treat their dog as a tool. They put it outside to watch the property, or generally ignore it until they want it for something. That’s tragic. But luckily that sort of thing happens rarely … Read More

Spaying and Neutering Your Pet Rabbit

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Rabbits reach sexual maturity at about age six months. It varies somewhat by breed. Spaying is the surgical procedure carried out on females in which their mature organs are removed, neutering involves removing the testes of … Read More

Grooming Tips for Pet Rabbits

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Grooming your pet rabbit isn’t primarily to keep it looking good. Good grooming promotes good health. Rabbits groom themselves frequently and can accumulate hairballs that may cause intestinal problems. It also helps keep down the hair … Read More

Nail Care Tips For Your Pet Rabbit

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Trimming your rabbit’s nails can be a trial. Rabbits are akin to small dogs in that they tend to be fairly high strung. As prey for so many larger species, they evolved to be on a … Read More

How Can You Resist A Soft And Cute Bunny Rabbit?

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Domestic rabbits make for great pets. That they’re soft and cute, everyone concedes. Not cuddly, though, despite their looks. Rabbits don’t typically like being held. They also engage in a wide variety of amusing behaviors. Anyone … Read More

Gastrointestinal Stasis and Your Pet Rabbit

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Gastrointestinal stasis is a medical condition in which a rabbit’s digestive system stops moving material. ‘Stasis’ is the Latin root of the English word ‘static’. The effects are painful and, left untreated, often fatal. It can … Read More

Litter Training Your Pet Rabbit

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Since rabbit urine can have an overpowering smell, litter training is something most pet owners will want to do. Even feces, as unpleasant as they can be, aren’t as big a problem. They often can be … Read More

Nail Trimming Tips For Your Rabbit

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Trimming your rabbit’s nails can be a trial. Rabbits are akin to small dogs in that they tend to be fairly high strung. As prey for so many larger species, they evolved to be on a … Read More

Breeding Rabbits? Here are some Guidelines

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‘They breed like rabbits’ is a familiar phrase. And it’s true. Rabbits are prolific. As prey for a wide variety of predators in the wild, the species survived, in part, by producing many offspring. But that … Read More

Rabbit Cage Guidelines

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Domestic rabbits spend most of their lives in a cage. That sometimes strike people as sad, but the rabbits don’t seem to mind too much. Unlike dogs or other pets, they don’t rebel at the cage, … Read More

How To Rabbit Proof Your Home

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Ok, admittedly .. the only way to completely rabbit proof your home … is not to have a rabbit. But there are many ways to tip the odds in your favor without getting rid of pet … Read More

Making Your Own Rabbit Cage

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Many people find large, commercial rabbit cages beyond their budget. A rabbit benefits from a cage that is at least six times his body area, apart from the space required for a litter box. For most, … Read More

Pet Rabbits and Children

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Parents will often get a rabbit specifically as a pet for their child. Your child looks at you with those big eyes and says ‘please’ and the rabbit comes home. But rabbits are unlike cats or … Read More

A Bunny and a Goat

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Here is a video of a friend from Blog Catalog … the YouTube description goes like this: These two are pretty good friends but of course when I wanted to show that they started to play … Read More

Life Expectancy, and Other Interesting Rabbit Facts

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Rabbits are fascinating creatures, not least because they seem at first blush to be so common. But, in fact, rabbits come in several dozen breeds and exhibit behavior that is surprising to anyone who hasn’t owned … Read More

Choosing a Rabbit

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Novices seeking a rabbit for a pet are often surprised to learn how many different types there are. The American Rabbit Breeders Association recognizes about 50 different breeds, though they have strict criteria. There are many … Read More

Do Rabbits Make Good Pets?

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It’s easy to find many challenges involved in having a pet rabbit. But there are lots of positives, too. Here are some of the pros and cons… Rabbits can live a long time, up to ten … Read More

Care for Rabbits in the Summer

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By Sophie Morgan Rabbits are very playful, fun, and intelligent creatures, and they’re adorable as well. If you’re a parent that was tempted (perhaps at Easter) to purchase a rabbit as a pet for your children, … Read More

Bunny Love: Benefits of Rabbits as Pets

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By Philip Nicosia Are you thinking of adopting a rabbit for a pet? We don’t blame you—rabbits are very cute animals, who can give you many years of affection and amusement. However, be sure you are … Read More

Keeping a Rabbit

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Keeping a Rabbit By Eric Hartwell Of all the affectionate animals rabbits are perhaps loved the most. By innate nature they are affectionate, quiet and entertaining. It is said, that though they are timid by nature, … Read More

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