Rabbit Awareness WeekStefanie Anderson
Rabbit Awareness Week 2019 🐰
Rabbit’s teeth are continuously growing, and therefore good quality feeding hay and grass is very important for maintaining good dental health.
Bunnies need to eat their body size in hay every day to wear down their teeth and prevent nasty dental problems.
As prey animals, rabbits need to be provided with places to hide. When rabbits feel in danger, their natural response is to find somewhere to hide. Try to see things from their perspective if your rabbit is always hiding. The noise from a busy road or nearby cats and dogs (who are their natural predators) could leave your rabbit feeling under threat.
Rabbits are extremely playful and should be provided with rabbit-safe toys. It is important to keep rabbits occupied and their environment should be stimulating and interesting. You can buy rabbit safe toys from pet shops, but great inexpensive options are willow balls and cardboard tubes. Provide environmental enrichment by giving your rabbits tubes to hide in and boxes to climb on. Mix it up by swapping the layout every few days and watch your rabbits explore!
RVHD2 fact of the day: Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RVHD2) is a new strain of the virus RVHD1. As with RVHD1, the virus causes internal bleeding, cases were first reported in the UK in 2015.