O'Bunny Care

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How to take care of your bunny!

Diet:

Commercial pellets are available in a variety of kinds, and are typically fed to adult bunnys in appropreate quantities to prevent obesity. Most pellets are based on alfalfa as a protein and fiber source, with other grains. A diet with too many pellets, root vegetables or sugary fruits can lead to diarrhea, obesity, poor wear on molar teeth and other health problems.

What diseases are they prone to?

Fly strike: is a rare condition which mostly affects bunnys kept in extremely unsanitary conditions and is more likely to occur during summer months. Fly strike happens when flies lay their eggs are in their damp or soiled fur or in an open wound of a rabbit. The eggs hatch into the larve stage of the fly, known as maggots. The maggots can burrow into the skin of the bunny and feed on the animal's tissue. In 3–4 days, the larvae can be large as 15 mm long. In rare cases, the rabbit can pass into shock and die.

Myxomatosis and West Nile Virus: Myxomatosis is a threat to the health of pet bunnies. Bunnies caged outdoors in Australia are vulnerable in areas with high numbers of mosquitos

Sore hocks: The formation of open sores on the bunny's hocks, commonly called "sore hocks," is a problem that commonly afflicts mostly heavy-weight bunnies kept in cages with wire flooring or soiled solid flooring.

Gastrointestinal stasis: a serious and potentially fatal condition that occurs in some bunnies in which gut motality, it is severely reduced and possibly completely stopped.

Debtal Problems: Dental disease has several causes, namely genetics, inappropriate diet, injury to the jaw, infection, or cancer.

 

When its sick:

you take it to your local vet!

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