|Rabbit Haven's Gig Harbor barn sale was a great success. Thank you everyone for your generous donation, we brought in over $1,700!|
For all our wonderful supporters up north, Special Bunny, an affiliate of Rabbit Haven, will be having a garage sale by Greenlake on Aug 6, 2011. If you have items to donate, please contact Angie at 206-351-2637 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Rabbit Haven's 3rd annual auction will be held again at the Rusty Pelican, thanks to Marilyn's generosity.
Join us September 17, 2011 from 3- 6 pm.
Tickets are now on sale for $40 per person. Dinner includes a wonderful vegetarian meal and one of Marilyn's award winning desserts.
If you have any items to donate or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Angie at 206-351-2637 or email@example.com
WEIGHT CONTROL FOR YOUR BUNNY
Is your bunny a junk food addict? Is your bunny looking more like an overstuffed sausage instead of the cute little bunny you once held so effortlessly in your arms? Consult with your vet to see if a weight-loss plan is in order for your rabbit.
Tips for helping to keep your bunny at a healthy weight:
- Aim to loss 1-2% of body weight per week
- Keep photo record of your rabbit's shape
- Keep a written record of your rabbit's weight and eating habits (this is very important if your rabbit becomes sick, and vets love it if you can give them this information)
- Offer 1 cup fresh veggie per 4 pounds of body weight (you should only give your bunny a small amount of carrots, as they have a lot of sugar. One small carrot or about ¼ of a full size carrot per bunny).
- Choose FRESH grass hays (timothy, orchard, grass) over alfalfa hays.
- Cut back on treats, offer a small amount of fresh fruit/veggies for treats. You can also buy good bunny treats from www.bunnybytes.com; use sparingly.
- Opt for grass-based pellets over alfalfa based pellets
- Choose pellets without added grains, seeds or dried vegetables
- Use a measuring cup to make sure you aren't overfeeding.
Estimate for food pellets:
- 2-4 lb ¼ cup
- 4-7 lb ½ cup
- 7-10 lb ½ to ¾ cup
- Over 10 lb ½ to 1 cup depending on the rabbit's activity and metabolism
Why it is important to keep your rabbit slimmed down:
- Being over-weight can lead to a number of health problems, including digestive issues, urinary tract problems, a weak heart, and dirty fur.
- An overweight bunny also can face problems performing an essential part of their diet - rabbits produce a type of night feces called cecotrophs, which are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and they need to eat some of these feces to be healthy. Overweight rabbits cannot reach their rump to eat the cecotrophs, and they may become malnourished as a result.
- A healthy bunny is a happy bunny
of body weight for various breeds
An article about health problems for over-weight bunnies
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