Who needs a lawn mower when you have rabbits?
Who needs a lawn mower when you have rabbits?! 85% of your rabbits’ diet should be made up of grass or hay. Grass (or hay) is integral to both your buns’ digestive and dental health, so they should be eating their body size in grass or hay every day! Fresh grass is great for your rabbits, but please do not give your rabbits grass cuttings from the lawn mower because this grass has already started to ferment from the heat and can upset your buns’ tum.
Rabbit Digestive Health
Because your rabbits must constantly graze, their digestive health is vital to their physical wellbeing. You can keep your rabbits’ digestive system healthy by ensuring they eat their body size in fresh hay or grass every day and drink plenty of water. You can check your rabbits’ digestive health by examining their faeces. Good poop = large, dry pellets. Bad poop = small, runny, and foul smelling. Please visit our website for more information on healthy rabbit diets, digestion, and…
Gardening for Rabbits
It’s #NationalGardeningWeek! 👩🌾👨🌾 Are you a rabbit-lover with a green thumb? Then we have the perfect book for you! Gardening For Rabbits by horticulturalist and rabbit owner, Dr Twigs Way, is an essential read for rabbit-owning gardeners – exclusive only to RWAF! Inside, you’ll learn what to and what not to grow, what will grow in each season, and how best to design your garden with your rabbits' improved diet and welfare in mind. Get hold of your copy on our website – Hoppy…
Plenty of Hay a Day Keeps the Vet Away
A healthy hay-rich diet is the best preventative of many painful and sometimes fatal health problems in rabbits, such as gut stasis, dental spurs, abscesses, and flystrike. This is why your rabbits’ diet should be made up of 85% fresh hay. If you rabbits lose their appetite, it could be a sign that they are feeling unwell, so keep an eye on how much they are eating.
Rabbit Dental Health
Rabbits don’t have Oral-Bun, so how can we keep their teeth healthy? This is all down to their diet. A rabbit’s teeth grow continuously, and their incisors can grow up to 4-5 inches per year! Overgrowth is prevented by eating fibrous hay and grass which wears down their teeth naturally. This is why hay is so important to a rabbit’s diet.
March is here! That means Spring is nearly here too! With Spring comes many new plants popping up, like daffodils, tulips, and crocuses – but while these flowers are a sign of Spring, they should also be a warning sign too. Bulb sprouting plants are usually toxic to your buns and should be removed from reach of your rabbits’ pens and play areas. Please check out our poisonous plants list on our website for more information on what plants should be nipped in the bud. 🌷🌼
Did you know that rabbits’ teeth never stop growing?! 🦷 Overgrown teeth are extremely painful to rabbits and can cause multiple health issues. This is why it is so important that your rabbits’ diet is rich in quality feeding hay and grass as they help to wear down their teeth naturally. In fact, a rabbits’ daily diet should be made up of 85% hay or grass. So remember, 85% hay a day keeps the dentist away!
Eating more healthily is one of the most common resolutions we make for ourselves after the festive period. We can do the same for our bunnies. A healthy rabbit diet should consist of: 🐰 85% hay or grass, 🐰 10% greens, 🐰 5% nuggets or pellets. For more advice on keeping your buns’ bellies happy and healthy, check out our website.
Greens, Veg and Herbs
Will you be leaving cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer this Christmas Eve? Just make sure your rabbits don’t get to them first! While your rabbits love carrots and it’s tempting to give them a treat this time of year, carrots should only be given as an occasional treat as they are high in sugar which is bad for your buns. Chop off the leafy green ends instead, your rabbits love them just as much and they are much healthier! 🥕
The Importance of Water
A constant supply of clean, fresh water is vital to keep your rabbits in tip-top condition. Do you know its effects on the digestive system? Visit our website to find out more
Obesity, commercial food and treats
How can you make sure your rabbit's weight is healthy? How important are commercial foods and how healthy are those commercially produced 'healthy' treats? Find out more on our website
What greens are safe to eat?
There is a lot said about rabbits eating brassicas - cabbage and broccoli for example. Are they healthy foods or not? Will they cause gas? Find out more on our website