List of Items I believe your NEW BUNNY NEEDS...
- A home - (wire cage or hutch - either one will work) I prefer the wire bottom ones because the bunny stays much cleaner and so will the cage. Just a pan underneath to clean out every so often. You can always place an easy to clean mat inside for them to rest on. It is helpful to also have "urine guards" to keep the little balls of poo from coming out onto your floor.
- Pan Pellets - At Wabbit Habitat we use Equine Pelletized Bedding Pellets in the bottom of our pans. They are made of Natural Pine and are small little pellets that will absorb the odors and the urine and keep the pan fresh longer and of course less smell, less of an issue.
- Bowls - Heavy duty ceramic bowl for food & water ( an extra one for oats or treats is nice too. ( Hint: I find mine at the Dollar Store)
Hay Rack - ( I make mine out of plastic shoe boxes from the Dollar store) pics on this hutch
Food - At Wabbit Habitat we feed our bunnies Manna Pro Select ( or classic) This food is a good staple. You can choose another brand, just be sure you do NOT get a pellet food that has the little green or orange items in them, they are dried fruit and full of sugar and will cause diarrhea in your bunny.
Water - We have filtered well water here, but if you have chlorine (city water) your bunny may not drink it. Sometimes the stronger smell does not appeal to them. If that is the case - you may need to either find someone with filtered well water or buy jugs of water at the store.
Hay - Wabbit Habitat uses Kaytee Hay ( Timothy hay) or Forti Diet . You can find this at your local Wal-Mart or Petco or PetSmart.
The Next 4 items are included in my "Healthy Bunny Starter" Kit. AVAILABLE for sale to you on Bunny Pick Up Day- I need to know ahead of time if you are interested so I will have enough made up - it is a months supply of the items below - and more stuff included.
-For babies from ages 6 weeks to 12 weeks I highly recommend giving the Human supplement - Vitamin E & Selenium. ( found at The Vitamin Shoppe the brand we get is called "LifeExtension" - they are capsules with powder in them - you dump each capsule out into a small container and just use a small pinch in their water daily before they turn 12 weeks old... then taper off as they get used to greens. Picture below.
- Toys - Some folks do not deem these necessary, but I feel it keeps a bunny busy and out of trouble. If they get too bored they may chew on themselves as a past time, not good. Rabbits also need something to chew on - piece of "untreated" wood. cardboard paper towel tubes filled with their hay , toy balls from the kitty cat aisle in the dollar tree, bells that hang up from the bird aisle in a pet store, etc.
SOLD TO NEW BUNNY OWNERS ON BUNNY PICK UP DAY IF YOU WANT ONE - THIS IS A 30 DAY SUPPLY, ASK ME ABOUT THE PRICE AND ORDER BEFORE BUNNY PICK UP DAY , PLEASE.
Healthy Bunny Starter Kit
*ACV- Apple Cider Vinegar (must refrigerate)
*E- Vitamin E & Selenium
*Oats - Old Fashioned Uncooked - I get mine from
*Shredded Wheat - Snack
In a 2 liter bottle of water add 1/2 capful of ACV and the 1/4 tsp. probios probiotics. Use the bottle to fill a bowl of water for bunny in the morning. In the bowl use a "pinch" of the E in the bowl. (Each day use the 2 liter water to refill each morning) at night if you change the water just give regular water.
You can give no more than 2 squares of the shredded wheat as a treat each day. The oats can be given any time throughout the day.