The Accessories: What Do I Need For a Bunny?
Below I have created Amazon lists with recommended products for your bunnies. I have covered a range of items from Litter trays to toy to plush beds!
LITTER TRAYS- CLICK HERE TO SHOP LITTER TRAYS
When choosing a litter tray for your bunny, you should take into consideration the size, shape and anticipate that your bunny will like to dig in it so higher sides are desirable! I do not recommend corner litter trays, due to the shape making it more likely for bunnies to pee over the edge, and the sizing often not being big enough for two plus bunnies t o comfortably fit together. I also recommend litter trays with a built in hay rack; such as the ones Manor Pet Housing sell- CLICK HERE
HAY RACKS - CLICK HERE TO SHOP HAY RACKS
I strongly recommend having multiple hay racks, including one above your litter tray, my bunnies each have 2, if not 3 hay racks in their hutches. It is very important for hay to be accessible at all times as hay contributes up to 80% of a bunnies diet. I personally use the screw in hay racks on the Amazon list, and also use 'Hay Drums'
WATER BOTTLES- CLICK HERE TO SHOP WATER BOTTLES
It is a controversial topic whether bunnies are better to have a water bottle or a bowl. on one hand, the bowl makes it easier and faster for water consumption, however can get very dirty easily and often spill. Whereas bottle keep the water fresh and clean, though some bunnies may find it irritating if the water doesn't come out fast enough!
My bunnies use 'sippy' bottles, (as well as a small bowl) where the water comes out much faster than the generic water bottles you see at pet stores (3rd pic along). If you are undecided whether a bottle or a bowl is bets- why not go for this product from Manor Pet Housing which is a gravity water bowl that is elevated from the ground so that it dense get as dirty as bowls!
HIDES & CASTLES- CLICK HERE TO SHOP HIDES & CASTLES
Bunnies naturally love to jump and hide, in any set up, I strongly recommend having a area where bunnies can exhibit their natural behaviours to jump and play! Asides from the ones I have found on Amazon; Manor Pet Housing & Small Paws Playtime have a fantastic range of castles and other amazing wooden houses.
BUNNY BEDS- CLICK HERE TO SHOP BUNNY BEDS
Here are a collection of bunny beds! Bunnies do not need theses plush beds but they are nice place for bunnies to flop! Some bunnies like to go potty on plush beds however a few of my bunnies love sleeping them! IKEA does a fab doll bed that works fabulous for bunnies- CLICK HERE
TOYS - CLICK HERE TO SHOP BUNNY TOYS
Bunnies love a range of toys, from balls, gnaw toys to tunnels and stacking cups! Different toys, help bunnies exhibit natural behaviours in different ways- so its always good of bunnies to have as many toys as possible! I like mine to have at least 5 at any given time!
FOOD BOWLS- CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOOD BOWLS
Bunnies will practically eat out of any bowl, or even bowl! I find ceramic bowls best with my bunnies, as they find them harder to tip over and cannot be chewed. I also found a few plastic feeders of amazon which include hay feeders- though too small for a days hay supply, this idea is good as it's an extra hay rack!
GROOMING - CLICK HERE TO SHOW GROOMING SUPPLIES
It is important to keep your bunnies coat nice and slick, remove any dead fur when you can. Bunnies go through moults at various times of the year so in this period they will need to be groomed more frequently.
What to Feed Your Bunny?
PELLETS (5% OF BUNNIES DIETS)
Here are my top 5 choices for pellets:
1) Burgess Excel Tasty Nuggets for Junior and Dwarf Rabbits with Mint - CLICK HERE
2) Supreme Science Selective - CLICK HERE
3) Chudleys Rabbit Pellets - CLICK HERE
4) Allen & Page Natural Rabbit Pellets- CLICK HERE
5) Burgess Excel Natures Blend - CLICK HERE
HAY (80% OF BUNNIES DIETS)
Meadow 7 Timothy hay are the best varieties for bunnies to eat daily, alfalfa and other legume based hays contain too much calcium for long term use; however can be fed occasionally or when growing/pregnant.
Here are my top 5 choices for Hay:
1) Natures Own Devon Meadow Hay XL - CLICK HERE
2) Natures Own Timothy Rich 5 a Day Hay - CLICK HERE
3) Pets At Home Meadow/Timothy Mix - CLICK HERE
4) Burgess Excel Herbage Timothy Hay - CLICK HERE
5) Burgess Excel Long Stem Small Animal Feeding Hay- CLICK HERE
TREATS (1% DIET)
Treats should be occasionally offered. Never EVER buy any treats with seeds in as these are known to actually kill bunnies from blockages. There is always the alternative of making your own treats- CLICK HERE TO SEE MY TREAT RECIPE BLOG
Here are my top 5 choices for Treats:
1) Supreme Selective Naturals Fibafirst 2kg- CLICK HERE
2) Supreme Selective Naturals Meadow Loops 80g - CLICK HERE
3) Supreme Selective Naturals Garden Sticks 60g - CLICK HERE
4) Burgess Excel Apple Snacks, 80 g - CLICK HERE
5) Rosewood Naturals Snap-n-Share Vegetable Bar Treat 125 g - CLICK HERE
VEGETABLES/FRUIT/FORAGE (24% DIET)
I'm Aimee. Owner of Old Garden House Rabbitry. I have created this blog to put together some information of bunnies into one place to help pet owners & other breeders
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