Content tagged "rabbit nutrition"

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...

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 to Feed Your Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: December 02, 2011

Amount to feedRabbits should be provided with a pelleted diet daily.  You may also choose to feed a home-prepared diet of fresh vegetables and greens.  The...

Why do rabbits eat their feces?

Companion Animals Updated: June 15, 2011

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...

Treats for Your Companion Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Feeding treats can be a fun and rewarding experience for many owners as it’s a great way to bond with your rabbit. However, proper selection and moderation...

Urinary Tract Diseases in Rabbits: Urinary Tract Infections

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction One of the most common urinary tract ailments is a urinary tract infection, also called cystitis. Cystitis is characterized by the...

Urinary Tract Diseases in Rabbits: Kidney Disease

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Kidney disease is a condition also referred to as renal disease that occurs in rabbits. Renal disease is characterized by the inability of the...

Urinary Tract Diseases in Rabbits: Bladder or Kidney Stones

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Under the right conditions, rabbits can develop stones within the urinary tract. The stones are caused by the accumulation of mineral deposits....

Urinary Tract Diseases in Rabbits: Introduction

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

The urinary system of a rabbit includes the kidneys and bladder and is responsible for removing waste from the body. Because of this function, it can also...

Housing for Indoor Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 03, 2011

Introduction Finding the correct cage is one of the most important factors of rabbit ownership. Providing your rabbit with a comfortable living space will...

Gastrointestinal Stasis in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 03, 2011

Gastrointestinal (GI) stasis is the term for lack of movement through the digestive or gastrointestinal tract of a rabbit. This disease is often difficult...

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