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Q: Can a person handle a rabbit too much?
A: Rabbits are intelligent, social animals that need affection. They can become wonderful companion animals if given a chance to interact with their human families. There is no such thing as too much attention when it comes to rabbits. You will probably see that they will run to the cage door to greet you when you walk in the room after a few days of handling your new bunny.
Q: My rabbit has what looks like blood in the bottom of the cage, but I cannot find any injury. What do I do?
A: Red urine is very common in rabbits. It is caused by the body expelling extra minerals and this causes it to be colored.
Q: What can I add to my feed without hurting my rabbit?
A: Sweet Feed for horses (not during the summer - makes rabbit too hot), Calf Manna (Manna Pro has their own brand, fyi), Steamed Rolled Oats, Cracked Corn, Sunflower Seeds (black & in the shell), Hay, Uncooked Oatmeal and Milo. The ratio for mixing is usually 2 to 4 parts pellets and 1 part of whatever you want from the above list.
Q: Can a rabbit be spayed or neutered?
A: I suggest you spay a female rabbit if you do not plan to breed her. Older females can develope cancer or a variety of medical problem later on if not bred. Male can be neutered, although not neccessary, but I would only suggest doing it if they begin to spray urine constantly.
Q: Will my rabbit get lonely when I'm not there and should I get another rabbit so they keep each other company?
A: Rabbits make good pets for people that have busy lifestyles. When you are home, they will love the attention you give them, but when you are gone, they go about their normal rabbit lives. You DON'T want to keep 2 rabbits together in the same cage. Some get along and others don't. If you have 2 rabbits together in the same cage, one of them will dominate the other.
Q: Do rabbits need any shots like dogs & cats do?
Q: What kind of toys can I give my rabbit?
A: Blocks of UNTREATED pine wood for them to chew on. NEVER give your rabbit tree branches or toys made out of a cherry, peach, apricot, plum or redweed trees.
Empty Coke cans with a few rocks inside. Make sure you duct tape the hole so it won't cut the rabbit.
Empty toilet paper rolls.
UNTREATED willow or grapevine baskets.
Mason jar rings.
Wooden spoons. (not stained or varnished)
A plastic Slinky - 1 1/2 inch size - just watch that they don't eat it. Plastic is very bad for rabbits.
Balls - wire cat balls with a bell inside.
Telephone books are fun for digging, tearing chewing & shredding. This is good for rabbits that like to pull or dig in the carpet.
Cardboard boxes with large holes cut in the sides. Be sure to remove all staples and packing tape as this can be dangerous if eaten.
Q: My rabbit is scratching it fur off behind it's shoulders & back. What do I do?
A: If it looks like flaky skin, you can use medicated foot powder. If it is mites the powder will smother them. If it is dry skin it will help heal it. If it is mange it will cure it. DO NOT get the powder in the rabbit's eyes. Sprinkle the powder on the area & rub it in. Use a towel to cover the rabbit's eyes. Use the powder daily for 3 days then wait for 3 days to see what happens. You can do it again in 3 days & then wait a week. You should see new hair growing after the first 3 days - if so, you won't need to do it again.
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