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Are there pet safe ways to eliminate static in pet fur beyond a humidifier (especially in rabbits)?

I have 2 rabbits, and in the winter they become so full of static that I can't even pet them without giving/receiving a static shock. Using a humidifier helps a great deal. Yet, even with relative ...
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What should be in a rabbit first aid kit?

I have a pet house rabbit. I want to create a first aid kit, that has items specific for bunny first aid, what should it include?
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What disaster considerations should I make for my pet rabbit?

After reading through http://www.ready.gov/ I have a family plan and am creating a Disaster Supply Kit. What considerations should I have for my house rabbit? What supplies should I include in the ...
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What plants or other winter yard items are safe for a rabbit?

During the summer, I feed my rabbit treats I get from my yard including twigs, leaves, and grass. However, during the winter here my trees lose their leaves and the grass is mostly dead. Are there ...
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What would make a rabbit herd sheep?

If you search for "rabbit herding sheep" you will find multiple links on YouTube and to news organizations like CBS showing a cute little brown (dwarf?) bunny, herding a small flock of sheep. The ...
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Can I release my pet rabbit in the wild?

I am aware the issues surrounding feral cats and I would never consider turning a dog loose to fend for it's self. But rabbits are not predators so would seem unlikely to have a negative impact on ...
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Can rabbits fart?

It is an uncontested fact that rabbits are physically incapable of vomiting. Rabbit health is primarily dependent on digestion, moving large quantities of low-value food from one end to the other, ...
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What is the cause of bloat in rabbits?

There are a number of web sites and published works, with a lot of different and often contradictory causes for bloat in rabbits. Many seem to be reflecting opinions and best guesses. The few works I ...
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What are the basic requirements of a healthy adult rabbit's diet?

We have a few questions such as Why is adding hay to a rabbit's diet important? and Why is iceberg lettuce bad for rabbits? However, they don't necessarily tell you what the basic diet should look ...
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Why is iceberg lettuce bad for rabbits?

I have read that rabbits should not be given iceberg lettuce. Why is that?
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Do I need to do anything special when I change what I feed my rabbit?

I have been feeding my rabbit a popular name brand rabbit food. I was recommended that I change my food to another brand that meets the needs of my rabbit better. Do I need to do anything special ...
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Is there anything that I can do to treat bloat in young rabbits?

I am a rabbit breeder and I occasionally sell rabbits to other people. When changing food and often due to extra treats that new rabbits are given, the rabbits will suffer from a condition called ...
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Can house rabbits have free access to the whole house all the time?

I am thinking about getting a rabbit and during my research I learned about bunny proofing, litter boxes, and have heard about cages for the bunnies and that they need to room to run. There seems to ...
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How can I train my rabbit to use the toilet?

We know from What is required to house break a rabbit? that litter box training a rabbit is very similar to a cat. We know from How can I train my cat to use the toilet? that cats can be trained to ...
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What should I know before I decide to adopt a rabbit?

We are thinking about adopting a pet rabbit. We would love to have one in our home for Easter and I do not think that they would be much work or require much time the rest of the year. But I do not ...
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Are rabbits really the third most popular pet?

I have heard that rabbits are currently the third most popular pet in the United States, is this true? Is popularity dependent on country (and if so how is it measured)? I know from experience that ...
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Should I worry that my rabbit is leaving connected poops?

My bunny has been pooping connected poops (see picture). I sometimes see a couple of these when cleaning the litter box. Is something wrong? What causes this?
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Why do rabbits leave droppings at the Romp?

Recently I was at a local shelter for a "bun run", where they let about 20 bunnies out for social time (some with each other, all with humans), and I noticed that even the ones who were supposedly ...
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How can I learn to do Rabbit Showmanship?

Last year was my first time showing a rabbit, but I got marked down because I didn't practice with her. I had no help from the adviser for bunnies where I go to school, so I did not know what to do. ...
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How do I get rid of fleas on my rabbit?

I have tried remedies I got from the internet but they do not work and she still has fleas. I do not know what else to do.
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Can I make a baby wild rabbit a pet?

We had a cottontail rabbit that made a nest near our garden. She had a litter of babies about 2 weeks ago but the other day she was hit by a car. I checked on her babies this morning and only one is ...
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What is wool block in rabbits?

My rabbit has lost it's appetite and isn't drinking much, she is losing weight. I'd been feeding her a diet of rabbit pellets and carrots, and ensuring she has plenty of fresh water. The vet said she ...
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How to leash train a rabbit?

I would like to be able to leash train my rabbit so its easier to travel with her, and to take her out to parks and such (under careful supervision). I've seen footage of rabbits in showjumping ...
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Do bunnies eat their droppings?

I was watching a bunny, he was sitting up, and seemed to be grooming his private parts. When his head came up it looked like he was chewing on something. After a couple minutes he hopped away and I ...
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Why is adding hay to a rabbit's diet important?

These questions mention feeding rabbits hay: What are healthy treats for a house rabbit? How can I help my adult rabbit gain weight? Why is adding hay to a rabbit's diet important? I am ...
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How can I help my adult rabbit gain weight?

I have a female English Lop that started growing well and was on a healthy track to meet normal weight requirements. She got stressed out and stopped eating and drinking. We were able to prevent ...
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What means do rabbits use to mark and defend their territory?

Bunnies as prey animals would seem to be very quite, shy and fearful. Do they do anything to mark or defend their territory? The best answer will include references, be focused on house rabbits, ...
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Why do rabbits chew electrical wires?

Bunnies like to chew on electrical wires. While there is some question about if they can be trained not to, it best to bunny proof any wires they may be around. (How to) Is there any reliable ...
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How does one stop a New Zealand rabbit from leaving droppings in the house?

A pet rabbit was found abandoned and was reluctantly re-homed at my house. He's healthy, has not been neutered, and lives in the laundry room. Occasionally, he gets let out into other rooms, but ...
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What are healthy treats for a house rabbit?

My house rabbit can be rather shy around guests, and I would like to encourage her to be more friendly when people come around. I have explained to my guests that rabbits can be startled easily and ...
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What is required to house break a rabbit?

I have heard that rabbits make good pets. How hard is it house break rabbits?

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