Content tagged "rabbit"

Intestinal Parasites

Companion Animals Updated: April 21, 2016

Introduction Internal parasites can be found in many different organs and tissues of an animal’s body. One area commonly targeted is the intestines....

Remove a Tick from Your Pet in a Few Simple Steps

Companion Animals Updated: April 08, 2016

To remove a tick from a pet in just a few simple steps, please do the following. We have included a video from the TickEncounter Resource Center for your...

Choosing, Introducing, and Caring for Pets in Child Care

Child Care Companion Animals Updated: October 01, 2015

Having a pet to talk to and touch can be a great benefit to children in child care, especially shy youngsters. Children can learn responsibility by caring...

How to Show a Rabbit in 4-H Showmanship

Companion Animals Ag Zone Updated: September 29, 2015

When showing your rabbit in 4-H, you may enter into rabbit showmanship. Showmanship may be done differently in different locations, but the basic concept is...

Rabbit Breeding

Companion Animals Updated: January 13, 2014

Rabbit breeding is a serious activity that must be carefully considered before beginning. Breeding rabbits takes a lot of time, money, and responsibility....

How can I keep rabbits from eating my plants?

Gardens & Landscapes Wildlife Damage Management Updated: September 24, 2013

Some repellents are more effective than others. BGR (Big Game Repellent), also known as Deer-Away, is one that works for true herbivores like rabbits, but it...

Exercising Your Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: September 09, 2013

Exercise is important for your rabbit.  It promotes good overall health and prevents obesity.  Providing your rabbit with exercise will ensure proper...

Hot-Weather Care for Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: September 09, 2013

Rabbits are fairly hardy animals, but heat can cause them stress. At temperatures over 85 degrees, rabbits may show signs of overheating. With proper care...

Dental Problems in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: September 09, 2013

IntroductionPet rabbits can develop dental problems during their lifetime without proper care. Rabbits’ teeth grow continuously their entire life due to the...

Choosing a Diet for Your Companion Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: May 20, 2013

When choosing a diet for a house rabbit, remember that as an herbivore (plant eater), a rabbit constantly needs food moving through its digestive tract. The...

My rabbit has a runny nose. Did he catch a cold from me?

Companion Animals Updated: July 26, 2012

The good news is human colds are not transmittable to rabbits. However, there are a variety of reasons your rabbit may have a runny nose and many may require...

Hairballs in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 26, 2012

Read the following article to understand more about how hairball prevention and treatment can impact your rabbit's health.IntroductionPart of a rabbit’s...

Enteritis in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 25, 2012

Rabbits are prone to gastrointestinal tract diseases. One commonly observed gastrointestinal tract disease in rabbits is enteritis, or the inflammation of...

Nutritional Supplements for Your Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: June 25, 2012

Nutritional supplements for rabbits include licks, vitamin and mineral supplements, and certain fruit supplements.Many rabbit owners provide their animals...

Nutrients Required by Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 25, 2012

A nutrient is a chemical or substance that an animal requires to live and grow. Nutrients can be found in food, synthesized in the body, or taken in from the...

How can I protect my apple trees from vole feeding damage?

The best method for the control of voles is to use 1/4-inch hardware cloth or plastic cylinders to protect individual trees and shrubs by wrapping the base...

Why do rabbits eat their feces?

Companion Animals Updated: June 15, 2011

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Biting

Companion Animals Updated: June 14, 2011

Introduction Biting is an unwanted behavior that some rabbits display. Because rabbits naturally live in social groups, they have a need to establish a ...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Barbering

Companion Animals Updated: June 14, 2011

Introduction Grooming is a normal aspect of rabbit behavior, but occasionally rabbits may develop unwanted grooming habits. Barbering is a form of grooming...

Obesity in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 10, 2011

Introduction Many pet rabbits suffer from being overweight or obese, just like other companion animal species. Obesity in rabbits causes many different...

Choosing Hay for Your Companion Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Providing hay for your companion rabbit is vital for the overall health of the animal. Rabbits are herbivores and rely on consumption of large quantities...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Inappropriate Urination

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Marking objects or urine spraying is a normal territorial instinct that many domestic and wild rabbits display. Unfortunately, pet rabbits that...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Digging

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction A rabbit habit that can quickly become a problem is digging. Rabbits that are kept indoors still have the instinct to dig, even if that means...

Appropriate Toys for Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Playfulness is a normal rabbit behavior that is observed in the wild. Rabbits play by running, leaping, and chasing each other or inanimate...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Chewing

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Like wild rabbits, domestic rabbits have the tendency to chew on objects. Rabbits that are kept indoors will chew on anything from carpet to...

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