How to Raise a Bunny without Harming It Baby bunnies are beautiful and unique creatures, but they have a number of serious health concerns.
Here are some tips for raising and caring for them safely.
Never feed baby bunnys formula.
In a pet-based industry, formula can be used for babies in need.
If your baby has been born with a feeding problem, avoid feeding formula or other food that has been contaminated by a pet’s faeces.
For more information on pet feeding and the dangers of pet faecal contamination, read about baby formula and pet-food contamination.
Never leave a baby bunny unattended.
If a baby rabbit is left unattended, it could become aggressive, growl, attack, or bite, which could make it sick or injure its owner.
If you are unable to keep your bunny safe, take the baby to a veterinarian or other health care professional for observation and testing.
The rabbit can be kept in a cage or box with its food and water bowls separate from its cage.
This will help prevent accidental feeding.
Always feed a baby bunny fresh food, including carrots and potatoes, but never a food with added ingredients, like sugar or sugar-containing drinks, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
It is also important to avoid feeding your baby carrots or potatoes that are stored in a bowl, or frozen, that is too small to hold the food properly.
Always use a safe and gentle, dry food, like an old-fashioned, clean spoon.
Avoid foods that contain preservatives, which are chemicals that prevent bacteria from growing.
Avoid any products that contain sodium bicarbonate, a chemical that can make food taste like vinegar.
If the food has not been properly cooked, it may become dry and difficult to eat.
The same goes for a baby’s favorite food, and many babies and toddlers have an allergy to certain foods.
For information on what to do when your baby doesn’t like the taste of a certain food, read the list of foods that can cause illness in infants and toddlers, or click here.
Never put food or other substances in a baby to increase its activity level.
A small amount of food or a toy can lead to excessive activity.
This can lead the rabbit to bite or scratch the owner, which will make it ill.
For a list of other foods and toys that can lead behavior problems, click here, or call your veterinarian for more information.
Never place a baby in a heated, enclosed room, or in a small area where it can be exposed to the sun or hot air.
For an even safer environment, use a plastic bag or blanket, or make a barrier out of towels or paper towels.
Avoid touching a baby with hands that are dirty, or touching the baby in an enclosed space.
Never use an electric toothbrush to wash baby rabbits.
This is a very dangerous practice, and the toothbrush could get caught in the hair or other debris.
Also, you can make your own brush, or use one that is designed for rabbits.
To learn more about the dangers associated with using electric toothbrushes, read our tips on keeping your rabbit safe, or contact your veterinarian.
Never touch a baby or baby rabbit with a sharp object.
When a baby gets too close, it can get a sharp tooth.
If this happens, it is very painful and the rabbit will not eat.
This could also cause it to get sick.
The pain can be so bad that the rabbit may be afraid to come near the owner.
For further information on handling your pet, read this article about pet care and pet allergies.
Never take a baby on walks, or put them on a leash.
The risk of injury is higher for young, inexperienced pets, who can be more susceptible to injuries, such as being bitten or scratched by other animals.
Never allow your pet to be alone at night.
This may also increase the risk of serious illness.
For additional information, read more about pet-friendly living.
Never let your rabbit out of your sight.
It’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your rabbit as it grows and develops, and take all precautions to prevent injury.
For tips on how to protect your rabbit from potential injury, read here.
Never wear a collar, which is a metal device that is attached to a rabbit’s neck.
It can cause injuries to the neck and could be very dangerous if it gets caught on something or if it breaks.
A collar should only be worn for a short period of time and only on a short leash.
You can find out more about collars and how to keep them, including tips on getting a good one, at the National Pet Insurance website, at www.npetinsurance.com.
Never share a rabbit with other animals, particularly if the other animals are wild or have an unbalanced diet.
If they are not in a social group, they could become