Tricks and treats for rabbits
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Tricks and treats for rabbits

31 October 2017

We can’t quite believe that we’ve reached the end of October already and Halloween is upon us.  Another scary fact is that there are only 8 more Fridays left to Christmas!

Everyone’s been busy getting arty and carving some amazing pumpkins.  Be sure not to waste them after today though!  Pumpkin is a great treat for rabbits, in moderation of course.  The rind will be less favourable but a sure winner, just like any other squash, will be the raw seeds and the inner pumpkin.  With any treats you don’t want to be giving them too much and 1 cup per 2kg rabbit should be the daily limit, remembering that 80-90% of a rabbit's diets should be good, green hay like Timothy Hay.

To find out more about what to feed rabbits, and other rabbit care tips you can check out our rabbit feeding guide.

Following swiftly on from Halloween is the night many pets owners dread…bonfire night.  For rabbits and other pets, they can become stressed very easily from loud bangs and noises.  To keep them calm and reassured that they are safe it is always a good idea to move their hutch into the house or garage if possible.  This will help dull the sound for them. 

Plus, give them plenty of extra bedding so that they can snuggle down and keep themselves sheltered until the fireworks pass.  Whilst this night can be fun for humans, for our furry animal friends it can be a very unnerving time so be sure to check on them regularly to reassure them that you are there and they’re not alone.