Bunny Care Tips

February is Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month! We are happy to provide excellent veterinary care to bunnies. These little furballs make great pets, though they do have some specific needs. An Eau Claire, WI vet offers some bunny care tips below.

Get A Good Cage

Floppy will need a comfy, roomy cage. The cage should have a solid floor, as wire cages can cause injuries. You’ll need to add bunny necessities, such as a hide box, water bottle, and a suitable substrate.

Choose Proper Substrates

Speaking of substrate, avoid products made from hardwoods, like pine or cedar. They aren’t safe for rabbits!

Offer Lots Of Free Time

Bunnies are very curious and active. Floppy will need several hours out of her cage each day. This is a great chance to spend time with her!

Make Floppy’s Toys

Bunnies are basically adorable chewing machines. Floppy will need plenty of suitable chew toys. You can make a lot of your furry pal’s things. Many wood, wicker, and cardboard items are fine, as long as they don’t have sharp edges or small parts, and aren’t covered in varnish, stain, or dye.

Provide Veterinary Care

Just like any other pet, Floppy needs regular veterinary care. We recommend spaying or neutering bunnies. Your furball will also need regular exams, as well as certain vaccines. Ask your vet for more information, including signs of illness to watch out for.


Some petproofing is definitely in order! Remove, secure, or block access to anything that you don’t want Floppy chewing on. Ask your vet for bunnyproofing tips.

Keep Up With Grooming Needs

Bunnies are quite clean, but they do need some help in this department. Your fuzzy friend will need to be brushed regularly. This will be a daily task when your pet is molting. Long-haired rabbits, like Angoras, require daily brushings. Your rabbit will also need her claws clipped and her ears cleaned.

Enjoy Binkies!

We all know that cats purr when they’re content, and dogs wag their tails. Floppy’s way of expressing her happiness is called the Binkie, and it’s basically a bunny happy dance. (Yes, it’s as cute as it sounds.) Pay lots of attention to your pet, and nurture that special bond. You’ll be getting Binkies in no time!

Please reach out to us, Eau Claire, WI animal hospital, with any questions or concerns about your bunny’s health or care.

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