Summer in general can be a very dangerous season for bunnies. As it gets hotter, there is a good chance that your bun will suffer from heatstroke.
To help keep your furkid happy and healthy this summer, we have decided to give you a list of our best cooling down tricks.
- Fill empty 2l cooldrink bottles with water and freeze. Place a frozen bottle in cage/hutch/habitat. It works like a mini aircon,cooling the air and creating a chill out zone for your bun.
- Place a couple of ceramic tiles in the fridge. Buns love to lie on them to cool down.
- Fill ice trays with your bunny's favourite herbs, top up with water and freeze. Your bun will love their healthy popsicle cooler.
- Spritz your bun with a fine mist of cool (not icy) water, especially behind the ears.
Signs of extreme heatstroke include excessive panting and a very wet muzzle. This must be treated as an emergency, you will need to cool your bun down as fast as possible.
Optimum temperatures for rabbits range between 12 & 26 degrees celsius. Temperatures above 30 degrees C can cause heatstroke.