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Unwanted visitors

Posted by Shirae Verster on

Our reasoning behind why we are so fussy about who our bunnies go to......

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Rabbit Hutches the Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Shirae Verster on

We have numerous enquiries regarding bunny hutches and we do design and manufacture hutches with the best interests of the bunnies in mind. We are also more than happy to give advice regarding building your own hutch or habitat. Recently I  have noticed some really shocking hutches for sale that are not suitable for rabbits at all!  Rabbits have different needs to chickens and their hutches should be designed accordingly – a “chicken tractor” is not suitable for a rabbit! When purchasing your hutch, please remember that your bunny will have a lifespan of 7 – 10 years – choose...

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Useful Herbs For Bunnies

Posted by Shirae Verster on

This is some great information from our Natal Rabbit Club newsletter – a huge thank you to Heather for sharing! Parsley:  all parts of the herb contain medicinal substances. The root, leaves and seeds are sources of apiol, which is beneficial to the kidneys.  The leaves are rich in vitamins A, B & C and in iron. Parsley assists in digestion and is a pick-me-up for off-colour rabbits.  It is also said to help in gynaecological disturbances. Garlic: Cloves in the drinking water are said to stop the runs brought on by stress. Savory: For the treatment of colic.  Relieves...

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Pine Shaving Saga in South Africa

Posted by Shirae Verster on

WOOD SHAVINGS FOR RABBITS –  ARE THEY SAFE ? Some scientific studies have suggested that fresh untreated wood shavings made from pine can contain levels of aromatic hydrocarbons which have the potential to cause health problems in small animals. Pine by-products – gum & a very strong disinfectant smell (the hydrocarbons) – can affect the liver and respiratory tracts of small animals.  Lungs can also be affected. In England there is a Leylandii pine which is very toxic.  It is not just full of watery sap but also contains a sticky gum.  When burnt as firewood it oozes out the...

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I am a rabbit breeder.

Posted by Shirae Verster on

I am a rabbit breeder. I spend a lifetime learning about genetics, going over rabbits, talking, and learning from those in my breed and those outside it. I raise each litter as if I gave birth to them and spend an equal amount of time finding them loving forever homes. I only bring bunnies into this world that I think will be the healthiest (mentally and physically) and best examples of their breed. I support each family who chooses one of my bunnies and let them know they are now a part of our extended family. I treat them all...

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