Anonymous asked:

I want to get a rabbit but I am concerned about the odour,do they have a strong odour?

Bunnies themselves are remarkably odor free! If proper attention is paid to cleaning their cage and litter boxes, they won’t smell. However… Proper cleaning takes time and energy!!!!! Laela’s litter boxes are cleaned (completely dumped out and scrubbed) every two days. This attention to cleaning is really important in order to maintain rabbit health and encourage good litter habits.

Bunnies also need special litter (cat litter and wood chips cannot be used!). We get Laela Carefresh pet bedding (we call it “fluff” 😂)

varenyki asked:

I saw you said you have a bed ramp. Does your cutie use it much?

She does!!!! Every day. She can hop up on the bed from the ground, but getting down is a lot harder! Since we got the ramp, she always chooses to use that versus leaping all the way up on her own.

A year ago I snapped this photo of Laela being the BRAVEST bunny. She broke her jaw in a freak accident. Surgery wasn’t an option because of the placement of the break and because of the possibility of her losing her whole lower jaw. Our vet consulted with experts in the US and Europe about best options and they agreed that we should wait it out and hope for the best. It was such a scary time - she couldn’t chew and drinking was difficult. We had to force feed her, take her to the vet for sub-dermal saline every 1-2 days, and learn to give her at-home injections. She was such a fighter!!!! The first month was the hardest. She slowly started eating again. It took three and a half months for her jaw to heal completely. The whole time she remained her spunky, hard-headed bunny self. I think a lot about how lucky we are to have her here, happy and healthy. Always thankful for her daily cuddles and being woken up by her morning kisses💘

A year ago I snapped this photo of Laela being the BRAVEST bunny. She broke her jaw in a freak accident. Surgery wasn’t an option because of the placement of the break and because of the possibility of her losing her whole lower jaw. Our vet consulted with experts in the US and Europe about best options and they agreed that we should wait it out and hope for the best. It was such a scary time - she couldn’t chew and drinking was difficult. We had to force feed her, take her to the vet for sub-dermal saline every 1-2 days, and learn to give her at-home injections. She was such a fighter!!!! The first month was the hardest. She slowly started eating again. It took three and a half months for her jaw to heal completely. The whole time she remained her spunky, hard-headed bunny self. I think a lot about how lucky we are to have her here, happy and healthy. Always thankful for her daily cuddles and being woken up by her morning kisses💘

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babblingbug:

(Bunnies and Sunshine)

Easter is coming up! And it’s a terrible time for pet store bunnies!

Rabbits are marketed as “easy”, short-lived, starter pets, especially during the Easter holidays, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! A healthy, well cared for bunny can live just as long as the average cat or dog- 10-12 years!

What’s more, they have more complex needs than a cat or a dog. Rabbits are prey animals and do not behave or show affection in the same way as predators like cats and dogs; they don’t deal well with being outside-only animals; they can get sad if they’re on their own and don’t receive enough attention; and if they’re bought as a male and female couple, they can start reproducing from as early as 5-6 months of age, and they can carry multiple litters at the same time!

They have a specialised diet (NOT carrots!), need a specialised living area (unless you want all your things to get chewed up!), and they need specialised vets! Caring for them costs as much as caring for a dog!

They’re a big responsibility!

This Easter, Make Yours Chocolate!