How to Treat Sore Hocks (Pododermatitis) in Rabbits

There is this very common problem in pet rabbits called Sore hocks which is also known as pododermatitis. This occurs when the bottom of a rabbit’s foot develops sores that eventually become inflamed and infected. Some factors that can contribute to sore hocks include: excess weight and wire mesh cage flooring. Sore hocks can be extremely painful for rabbits, making immediate treatment very important. Therefore, it is recommended that If your rabbit has sore hocks, treat its feet as soon as possible by using medication and addressing the underlying cause…

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Cold (Snuffle) as a Common Disease of Rabbit

This is a local infection of the nostril of rabbits. It is characterized by a watery or mucoid discharge from the nostril. Causes: 1. Build up of ammonia fumes in buildings. 2. Pasteurella organisms. 3. Excessive dust particular of feed, hay or grasses. Symptoms: 1. Lack of appetite in does. 2. Coughing. 3. Milk production decline. Control: 1. Isolation of sick rabbits. 2. Culling of sick frequently catching cold. 3. Sound feeding program. 4. Good ventilation to get rid of gas emanating. 5. Avoid damp cages and damp straw. 6.…

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Internal Parasites of Rabbits

CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

Rabbits are vulnerable to several internal parasite infestations. These include pinworms, which mature at about 1 inch. You can see these thread-sized worms in the feces of infected bunnies.Tapeworm segments may appear in the stool or around the anus of affected rabbits.Rabbits feeding on grass or pasture may consume Fasciola hepatica, or liver flukes The protozoa coccidia often affects young rabbits. These minute creatures can’t be seen with the naked eye. Your veterinarian must confirm their presence by examining a rabbit’s feces under the microscope. Rabbit Dewormers It’s crucial to…

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Comprehensive Details about Rabbits Behavior

Rabbit Binkying: When I think of a rabbit doing a binky I often think of someone gleefully jumping into the air and clicking their heels together. While rabbits don’t actually do that Fred Astaire heel click, they do leap into the air and twist their bodies to show that they are happy or excited. Someone who doesn’t know what a binky looks like may think that their rabbit is scared and running away or that something else is wrong with them but a binky is a very normal, natural thing…

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Best Ways and Methods to Feed Rabbit

The Health status and welfare of your rabbit largely depends on what they consume, this literally means the type of feed you give to them, the equipment’s used to serve them the feeds and water as well as how hygienic their environment is. Therefore if you want your rabbits to always remain healthy and good looking then you must get their feeding methods and their ideal feeding and water equipment’s. While most pet rabbit diets are geared toward preventing obesity, there are some rabbits that might need an increase in…

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Recommended Routine Activities on a Rabbitry Farm

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

Throughout this issue, we have placed a lot of emphasis on security when constructing or purchasing your structures and choosing your equipment. Once you have a safe rabbitry in place, security should still be a priority. This security extends beyond protecting rabbits from outside threats and includes their safekeeping in all ways, from vigilant temperature control to regular feeding schedules. The best way to make sure your rabbits stay protected is to develop consistent routines. 1. Visitor guidelines A rabbit raiser called me up recently and said his does would…

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Important Tools and Equipment for Raising Rabbits

Expert advice on which tools and equipment for raising rabbits is absolutely vital to your success, plus some rabbit handling advice. We’ve covered basic housing options and the typical rabbit feed and watering options already. But what about all those extra tools that make running a rabbitry go smoother – the things you’d never think about until you were helping a buddy cull a few rabbits and you had one of those where-did-you-get-that-thing moments? And where should you draw the line between essential and nonessential? Read on, and we’ve got…

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Here are the Equipment’s needed in your Rabbit Farm

How to Care for Newly Weaned Rabbits Properly

When you bring a new rabbit home for the first time, or if you own an adult rabbit there are certain items of equipment that you should have: 1. Rabbit Housing You will need a rabbit hutch or cage to keep your rabbit in. There are various different types of hutches and cages on the market today but it is very important that you purchase one that is large enough for your rabbit. Ideally the hutch should be high enough for your rabbit to stand on his hind legs without…

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All you need to know About Rabbit Housing

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

Housing 1. Any building whether expensive or inexpensive can shelter rabbit hutches as long as it protects the rabbits from predators, wind and rain, and in addition a house should provide plenty of light and ventilation. 2. As much as possible, use locally available materials to cut down on cost. Bamboo is an excellent material for lowland construction. 3. A good rabbit house, though, should be located in an area where both the caretaker and the rabbits feel comfortable. Hutches The type of hutch and equipment for any rabbitry will…

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How to Care for Newly Weaned Rabbits Properly

How to Care for Newly Weaned Rabbits Properly

Before weaning baby rabbits (kits, or baby bunnies) from their mother, they should be eating commercial rabbit food pellets. These small bits are designed specifically for the rabbit’s sensitive gastrointestinal system. With kits, it’s a matter of feeding just the right amount, neither overfeeding or underfeeding the developing rabbits. Watch the babies carefully for signs of illness after weaning. Call the vet if a kit stops eating or develops diarrhea. Weaning Avoid weaning the kits from their mother before the age of 4 weeks. Before that time, they still rely…

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