Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Empire's Walter

Blue Chinchilla Angora rabbitBlue Chinchilla Angora rabbitI'd like you all to meet Walter. Walter is one of the kits born Dec. 31st here on the farm, and one of only two still at the house. The rest have all found homes. Walter enjoys sunflower seeds, apple slices, harassing cats, and running on carpet as fast as he can.

Walter is possibly going to a new home this weekend (hope I don't jinx it!), just in time for Easter, but we are now assembling a list of interested parties for our next litter, soon to be bred of Sadie by Fritz. To be added to our mailing list, please send a message to our new rabbitry email address. We shall miss his sweet face but wish him the best!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rabbit care: Hay rack idea

Although you can just stick your bunny's hay anywhere in the cage, the use of a hay rack of some sort will keep the cage looking tidier and result in less hay spoilage. Hay on the floor often collects debris. They will often pull hay out of a rack, but even so much of the hay stays clean longer, and of course that also gives them an extra entertainment.

There are special hay racks and whatnot sold by various pet and livestock supply companies. We find, however, the easiest thing is a Closet Maid packet rack. These are available at Home Depot and most likely online for just a few dollars. If you have bunnies that like to pull the whole rack down and flip it over, you can secure it in place with a plastic zip tie or metal snap.