Hello OT! I am Hope, otherwise known as MlleBunneh. I have decided to switch over to MmeBunneh after my thousandth post in OT on this account. What better way to switch accounts than to post an entire thread about bunnehs?
In this thread, I will introduce you to several varieties of pet bunnehs and how you can take care of them. I hope you will enjoy.
Bunnehs are a unique experience when it comes to owning one. Unlike your dog, they can hop around extremely fast, making it hard to catch them sometimes. Unlike your cat, they can be pet on the ground without them moving away at all from you.
There is a myth that bunnehs are lesser pets than dogs and cats. However, bunnehs need to be seen at the veterinarian the same as a dog or cat. They also have to be sprayed/neutered. Pet bunnehs take lots of effort and time to keep so if you are not planning on taking the same amount of time as you would with a dog, kindly choose a pet fish if you may.
With this, we will enter chapter one.
CHAPTER ONE: BREEDS OF BUNNEHS
Bunnehs come in all sizes and shapes. They can range in various weights and ear types. To simply say, they are a diverse group of animals so you have lots to pick from!
As you can see from the above image, they come in various weights. They can be as small as 2 lbs and go as high up as they can. Flemish giants are huge, kind of like this:
I personally had two harlequins. They are very fluffy and adorable.
CHAPTER TWO: HOW TO RAISE BUNNEHS
Bunnehs need lots of space to jump around in. It is perfectly fine to have a cage, but make sure the cage is a good 10 square feet, depending on the bunneh.
The reason for the space is because bunnehs jump a very far range and need to constantly exercise. Additionally, you should add in ramps and levels to the cage (if you are planning to keep the bunneh caged only) to keep them happy and entertained.
However, bunnehs can easily be potty trained. As a rule of thumb, the larger the bunneh, the more they poop. Bunnehs poop on average 200 pellets of poop a day. However, it is very easy to train bunnehs in the cage so you can have the cage open at all times so the bunneh can roam the room/house freely.
To potty train, get a box and line it with a plastic bag. This is very important because this is how you will be able to easily remove the poop from their cages. Place a plentiful amount of hay in the box and place it in a corner of the cage. Soon enough, the bunneh will learn to poop in the box while eating the hay!
Additionally toys to place in the cage must include bark for them to chew on (so their teeth do not get longer), fun toys, etc.
CHAPTER THREE: ESSENTIAL ITEMS
Hay and feed are very important to the life of a bunneh. You must always keep a fresh amount of hay available to your bunneh at all times. I personally kept the hay in their litter box so they learned to poop only in the litter box. But after they are potty trained, you can definitely place the hay elsewhere.
For feed, you have a variety of options. You can either give them fresh veggies daily or you can give them pellets. Many owners grow to feed them fresh veggies (like a salad) instead of pellets. Pellets are mainly for baby bunnehs to make them grow faster due to the high concentration of protein. Pellets can also lead to obesity in bunnehs.
If you are going to feed your bunnehs pellets, follow this rule of thumb:
5-7 lb of body weight – 1/4 cup daily
8-10 lb body weight – 1/2 cup daily
11-15 lb of body weight – 3/4 cup daily
If you are planning on shifting your bunneh from the pellet diet to the recommended vegetable diet, I highly recommend you check out this page on a list of fresh fruits and vegetables.
It is always recommended to try one vegetable/fruit at a time to see what your bunneh likes/is safe with. Try one new vegetable from the list every week and see if the stools get soft or not. If your bunnehs stool gets soft, do not feed them anymore of that vegetable/fruit.
Never feed them human food by the way.
I hope you will enjoy your pet bunneh very much and become the best of companions. Bunnehs are very playful and loving depending on the breed you choose. Bunnehs love being around good pet owners who treat them nicely.
If you are considering a pet bunneh, adopt one! It is always best to adopt rather than buy.