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Which objects or materials are dangerous for rabbits?

Imagine a small rabbit in a messy teenager bedroom. Should I sweep the room for anything specific to reduce danger? For example, any open containers with liquids that humans can not drink should be ...
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How to choose a christmas tree proper for my pets?

When it comes to buy a christmas tree, what precautions can I take, to choose one, my pets have an advantage from? I have in mind to use it as a toy/entertainment for my pet after it was used in my ...
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Are rabbits interested in tobacco?

We have a young rabbit, living in a cage inside. She is sometimes allowed to walk freely in the room of the owner. The owner is a teenager, the room is as messy as an average teenagers room, with ...
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Rabbit digging and eating from litter box

I have a spayed female rabbit that was accustomed to living on her own but was in a shelter for 6 months. When I got her, I put her in a three-room cage (big room, hide, litter and eating) previously ...
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How do I get a minilop rabbit accustomed to drinking from a drinking bottle

I just bought a minilop rabbit last week. She is 8 weeks old and this is my first time getting a rabbit, so I have basically no knowledge of looking after rabbits apart from what I know from research ...
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Can a blind and possibly deaf baby rabbit be caged outside?

We had to take in 7 wild baby bunnies, and we’re planning to release six of them and keeping the baby bunny that is missing both of its eyes. I guess that it was most likely born without them. Its ...
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How can I carry 2 rabbits on a motorbike without a carrier

I have two rabbits and they have mites. I have to take them to vet, but I am not currently capable of buying a carrier. What can I do?
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Why do stick insects allow themselves to be picked up while rabbits don't? Both are prey animals, right?

Rabbits don't like being picked up. The usual explanation given for that is that rabbits are prey animals and that being picked up gives them the feeling that they are about to be taken by a predator ...
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If rabbits in the wild do not eat carrots, where do they get Vitamin A from?

I've read somewhere online that wild rabbits do not actually eat carrots, and that it is also not recommended to give pet rabbits carrots. So, where are rabbits supposed to get their Vitamin A from? ...
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Why do rabbits growl? Which animal did the nature intend to be intimidated by a growling rabbit?

I know rabbits growl, but I don't know which animal did the nature intend to be intimidated by a growling rabbit.
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Two bundles of bunnies by one momma

I thought, I had two girls because that's what I was told when I got them. Turns out one bunny was male. We didn't notice the babies till thire eyes where open. We found what one was the male and put ...
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My dog who is other wise very gentle has started hunting and killing and eating baby rabbits!! How can i stop him? [duplicate]

My dog is one of the gentlest dogs I have ever met. Up until a couple days ago I wouldn't think he could hurt a fly. That all changed about 3 days ago when I heard a animal scream and I ran to see ...
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Why is my rabbit losing his whiskers and facial fur?

Since about November 2022 one of my two rabbits (neutered twins ~3.5yo, bonded since birth) has been losing his whiskers and facial fur. The other one is fine. It started with him losing his eyebrow ...
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Why is my cat peeing in my rabbit's litter box?

I have had my cat 6 years and my rabbit 5. My cat has gone into my rabbit's enclosure a few times (we always take her out immediately), but the past few days she has suddenly started using the rabbit'...
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why does my neutered bunny spray urine?

My bunny is neutered, but keeps spraying urine all over my home and his own cage. It’s annoying, and I have to clean the areas many times a day. How can I stop it? Is it happening because he's sick?
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Accidental breeding of 14-15w old doe

I recently got a 14-15w old female holland lop. While setting up her cage I let her run around with my 11 month old male holland lop. Everything happened quickly and before I knew it my male was on ...
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How to rebond rabbits without fighting?

Short version: If you have rabbits that have been bonded for near a decade but start to fight because one of them has been sick and there were strange rabbits in the house at the time, how do you get ...
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What types of spaying/neutering are possible?

I saw a sentence in a deleted answer, and it started me to think: In Europe they don’t spay and neuter. They tie tubes and do vasectomies on pets. For me each kind of "surgery" to avoid ...
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Wild bunny advice?

I'm in New Zealand and someone handed us a wild rabbit kit. I don't feel that we should keep a wild rabbit as a pet, so we intend to release it. Unfortunately I'm unfamiliar with rabbits and don't ...
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What are some leaves I can use for bundling food for rabbits?

I have two rabbits that are probably 6 months old now. The current method I've been using for feeding them is to just buy a 90oz bag of hay, grab a relatively large handful, and place it into each of ...
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How to get sun for Vitamin D if you have fur?

How do animals (for example rabbits) get their vitamin D, if they can not expose their skin to sunlight as humans do, because of their fur?
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Advice for Smelly Rabbit "Cage"

Long story short we got a bunny and we had a hutch in my daughter's room. One of our dogs destroyed the hutch trying to get to the bunny. I then build the fort knox of bunny cages, a 6' x 6' ...
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Can I keep thread and bell around rabbits neck

I have 1 year old female rabbit it roams freely in my home and sometime it is not possible to find him. So can I tie a bell on his neck with cotton thread so I can be aware of his position based on ...
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What is average weight of Newzealand Albino rabbit?

I have female newzealand albino rabbit of 1 year and she weighs 1.8 Kg is she underweight? Her diet is Meadow Hay , Pellets and fresh veggie and grass.
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Airlines that allow rabbits in cabin, intl flight

We are moving to the US from France. I'm not comfortable using a pet relocation service. Are there any airlines that allow rabbits as carry on in cabin? The flight is about 6-7 hrs. They're 2 well ...
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What triggers rabbit's fur to change for winter?

What factors let the fur of rabbits change from summer to winter? Only temperature, or also day length or others? Background: I want to help my rabbit get a high-quality fur for the next winter.
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How to identify a rex-fur rabbit?

I read that rabbits with fur-type "rex" are not suited for outdoor-living. But how can I identify this type of fur? My rabbit has the color of typical rex rabbits (black with lighter parts ...
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How stressful is an overseas relocation for a rabbit?

I've been really wanting to adopt a rabbit, but have been postponing this since I am anticipating an overseas move sometime in the next 2-3 years, and didn't want to have to re-home my rabbit once ...
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Rabbit constantly digging and trying to bite

hi I have a female rabbit of approx 6 months she is newzealnd Albino rabbit . Since last few days she has started digging a lot and also tries to bite us . So Kindly let me know what can be reason
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Rabbit is losing chunks of hair in different areas

This rabbit was bought in a pet store. After a month, we started to notice that a part of his skin is going bald, which we assumed to be harmless. However, we were alarmed to see that the baldness ...
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My rabbit isn’t feeding her baby, what should I do?

So my rabbit gave birth to a baby two days ago. About seven hours later, she had two more (however, unfortunately, they died); they may have been dead when they came out, I don't know. We took her to ...
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How to start KaninHop / rabbit agility?

We have two rabbits in our garden. They are happy there, but we do not interact much with them besides feeding and talking. They are interested in us, and we in them :D, but there is no activity we ...
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Is there something wrong with my cat and rabbit's relationship?

I'm hoping someone can help me. I assume my rabbit has just formed a strong bond with my kitten, but just wanted another person's perspective on the matter. So, my cat is only four months old. However,...
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What should/could I feed my outdoor rabbits in winter?

My rabbits live in Middle Europe outside in my garden the whole year. What should I regard in choosing their diet during winter? (Picture of my male exploring the big white play ground:)
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What exactly are Timothy Hay pellets?

I read a lot about hay pellets and Timothy Hay and Timothy Hay pellets here, when it comes to questions about rabbit's (and sometimes guinea pig's) diets. Here in Germany I did not use nor even ...
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Wild bunny - is she nursing or sick?

In my backyard, there’s this wild bunny that has been sitting in the exact spot for 3 days now. I go out, she’s just sitting down looking at me. I’ve even gotten as close as 5 feet (150 cm) from her ...
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My bunny will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box, what do I do?

I got bunny and she is an inside bunny. Well, she will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box. I would like for her to stay an inside bunny, but my dad said if I do not get her to stop, she ...
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What is Rabbit Mash and how is it useful for challenged rabbits?

I read something about mash for rabbits. What is it made with? How to prepare it? In which cases is it useful?
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Can I leash my rabbit

I have brought rabbit for my home and she is of approx 2.5 months. My query is Can I put leash on her as she is very playfull. I am trying to put her leash as attached image so kindly help me on the ...
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When should I cut my bunny’s nails?

So I just adopted a 2 month old Netherland dwarf and I have no idea when to cut his nails. His nails look like this currently so I’m unsure if I should just let the vet cut his nails, or if his nails ...
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My rabbit's hair looks wet and dirty and it’s getting worse

I recently bought a rabbit from pet store and it's been a week that my rabbit hair has changed. It looks like the hair around the mouth, nose and stomach is dirty and wet and it's not getting better. ...
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When do rabbits need a dry and insulated place to sit?

My female rabbit likes to sit on the grass in my garden. In summer, this seems normal to me, but in the colder seasons, I am worried about her health. For example today it is a cloudy, foggy, and ...
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Wild rabbit nesting in my yard

[Not a pet, but I don’t see a better SE and there are folks here that know rabbits.] There is a wild rabbit that keeps digging nests in my yard and having babies there. My cats killed three of four ...
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Can a wild female rabbit be spayed?

I have a five-months-old wild European rabbit. She was rescued by a colleague from a cat's mouth. She binkys every night and roams freely. She has bonded with me and jumps on me all the time. I'm ...
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What could cause lameness in the back legs of a young rabbit?

My friend has got (as a present for their children) 2 around 7-week-old male (?) rabbits 2 weeks ago (when they were 5 weeks old). Like I wrote in another question, she has got no information about ...
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How to prevent crows from eating rabbits' food?

My rabbits are outdoor rabbits. The crows do not act against them. But when my rabbits (daily) leave their enclosure to roam free in the garden, the crows want to get into the enclosure to steal the ...
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What to feed 5 week old rabbits?

A friend of mine called me very stressed today, because she became an owner of two rabbits that were given as a present for her children. The grandparents bought them from another farmer in this ...
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My bunny is making a new noise I’ve never heard before and I was wondering if anyone has ever heard a similar noise from another bunny?

My 3-month old lionhead bunny has started making a new noise. She previously was ill with the snuffles, completed a course of antibiotic. She was never very ill with the snuffles just very sneezy and ...
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Getting a new rabbit to live with another one

I have a 8 month rabbit (male, neutered) and I'm considering getting another one so they can play together. What gender/age should I go for?
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Strange change in rabbit's behaviour

I have a bunny who is almost 6 months old. When I first got him home at the age of 2-3 months, I tried not to scare him and to let him explore the surroundings. Everything was fine until I wanted to ...
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