September 25th is International Rabbit Day? Floppy probably has no idea herself. Bunnies are not only super cute, they are also very fun little pets. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet offers some suggestions on how to celebrate this special day.
Most of our animal friends love treats, and rabbits are no different. Floppy has a bit of a sweet tooth, so fruits are a good option. Apples, pears, berries, peaches, plums, and melons are all safe choices. Just don’t go overboard here, and take care to only offer things that you know are safe for your furry little friend. Ask your vet for specific advice.
One thing all bunnies have in common? They’re absolutely adorable! Take some cute pictures of your adorable pal, and share them on social media to let people know that the day has gone to the rabbits!
Bunnies are quite playful. They also need to chew quite a bit, as this keeps their teeth from overgrowing. Store-bought toys are fine, but you can also make your little pal some toys. Many household items can actually make great bunny chews! For instance, you can repurpose the cardboard tubes from paper towel or toilet paper rolls into chew toys just by stuffing then with fresh herbs or shredded paper. Look online for specific ideas. Just avoid anything small, sharp, and/or potentially toxic.
Adopting another pet is never something to take lightly. It’s a big deal! That said, many bunnies are happier with buddies. Just think things over carefully before proceeding.
Could Floppy use a bigger cage? Is her hide box old and worn out? Consider giving your rabbit’s habitat an upgrade. These are also wonderful ways to make your furry buddy feel special … and maybe score yourself some binkies!
Rabbits are very clean, and they groom themselves, much the way rabbits do. However, Floppy does need some help here, especially during molts. This is also a good time to pay attention to your fuzzy pal. If she likes being petted, pet her. Just talking to her will also help her feel loved and safe.
Just like any other animal, bunnies need proper veterinary care. If Floppy hasn’t seen her doctor in a while, make an appointment!
Do you have questions or concerns about rabbit care? Contact us, your Pasadena, MD animal hospital, anytime. We are ‘hoppy’ to help!