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Holland Lop Bunny Care
~~ It starts with Love and Affection ~~
Bun Care: Adoption
The most important thing to remember with new Holland Lop bunnies is that although they are simply adorable and scrumptious, they are still young where they need love and guidance, just like a new puppy or kitten. With some early devotion and proper care, a bunny will become you or your child's best friend for years to come.
In this section well go over a few of the basics and will continue to add more items as our website grows. Of course any new bunny owner, we will be glad to share all our knowledge with you that we have gained over the years to ensure you develop that proper healthy bond with your new bun. All new Bunny owners will go home with a care package which will indicate all the proper care essentials, small baggie of food for transitioning and small twist of hay (all which will last a few weeks).
For more information, be sure to check out our Blog, which has critical information such as:
Bunnies are very easy to care for once they have have been established in their forever homes. They also will urinate and poop in the same spot in their cage/hutch/litter box once they have been trained to. When you leave with your new bun, they will be well on their way to litter training but with a little bit of time they will be mostly mistake free. Upon leaving with the bun, we will go over all the dos and don'ts of how to care for your bun to make sure the transition for both you and your bun will be easy and FUN!
We recommend Living World Habitats with proper bedding for odor absorption or wire bottom cages. If you do decide to use wire bottom cages always provide your new friend a warm soft place to relax off of the wire away from his or her litter box/corner. We provide our buns with water dishes or bottles...they take well to both. Always provide your new bun hay in the hutch, its essential to keeping their teeth healthy and for their digestive tracts.
Treats can always be provided to older (5/6 Months and Up) established buns but in moderation. Now, we always recommend to not give full treats to bunnies until they are at least 5/6 months old, however, small pea size treats such as parsley or cilantro are terrific ways to establish that bond between you and your new best friend.
The most important thing to remember with bunnies and adults is that they hide their ailments very well. So if you see your new friend not eating or drinking in a day, some concern should be addressed and a VET should be contacted. GI Stasis is one of the most common causes of illness and death in rabbits, ( We highly recommend doing research on it and recovery methods, youtube and the web are terrific resources ).
With each goody bag we send our bunnies off with, we include some essential recovery items in the event your new friend becomes statis ( lack of digestive motility ). Sherwood Pet Health and Oxbow both offer terrific products to have on hand as an emergency kit.
Our motto is be proactive rather than reactive. A little time today and few dollars could save your bunnies life. GI Stasis can come about from many factors and VERY QUICKLY ... including stress, change in food, too many treats, surgeries or injuries (remember rabbits hide ailments very well ). So anticipation is always better for your buns health and well being.
We also highly recommend contacting a local VET to make sure they see Rabbits. They are considered exotic pets so not all vets see them. Having a local VET on your phones contact list is a great resource to have if you ever need one sooner than later. Remember, just like a cat or a dog, rabbits need VET attention too despite how typically healthy they are. Overall, rabbits are in our opinion healthier pets than dogs or cats with the right amount of prevention and attention.
Happy healthy bunnies will never stop your heart from smiling, so the MOST important prescription is Love & Affection and to enjoy your new BUN!
Be sure to check out The 10 Best Things About Holland Lop Bunnies as well!
If you are looking for cuddly, adorable Holland Lop bunnies for sale in New Jersey or the tri-state area, check out our available Holland Lop bunnies for sale and be sure to Contact Us if you don't see what you're looking for. We will do everything we can to find a great pet bunny for your family!
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