Tips For Cleaning Fleece Bedding

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I love using fleece bedding in guinea pig cages. It’s an economical, earth friendly option and we all know that the little piggies love it! Fleece bedding in animal cages means less waste, less spent on disposable bedding, and more comfort for your pets. It can also mean a little more work.

Here are my top tips and answers to popular questions about fleece bedding. It’s easier than you think to clean fleece bedding. Use these tips for cleaning fleece bedding to get you started!

Here are my top tips and answers to popular questions about fleece bedding. It's easier than you think to clean fleece bedding. Use these tips for cleaning fleece bedding to get you started!

How do I clean fleece bedding?

We have all been there. You’ve started this journey with fleece bedding or fleece pads for your guinea pigs and now you have to figure out how to get it clean! It can be stressful! Don’t worry, I’ve got all the answers you need right here!

Here’s my step by step process for cleaning fleece bedding:

  1. Remove any of the large debris like hay or droppings.
  2. If you can, take the fleece blankets or pads outside and give them a good shake!
  3. Let the blankets or pads dry and then brush them with a broom, dust brush, or pet brush to remove excess hair.
  4. If the fleece bedding is heavily soiled you may want to pre-soak before washing.
  5. Wash on a regular cycle with a mild detergent, do not use fabric softener.
  6. Hang to dry or put them on a fluff cycle in the dryer, again, do not use fabric softener.

How to remove hair from fleece bedding:

Removing hair can be tedious. Here are my tips specific to removing hair from fleece bedding. It’s what we get the most questions about so I want to be sure to address this issue directly!

  • Change the bedding regularly. If you are finding that hair is a problem you might need to increase the frequency of your fleece bedding changes!
  • Shaking fleece bedding outside will help remove stuck on hair and droppings. Letting them dry first will increase the effectiveness of this process.
  • Try using the vacuum cleaner or a lint roller! I’ve had great success with both of these options. You’ll want the fleece bedding to be dry for both of these options!
  • Hanging mine on the clothesline and giving them a little brush with the broom helps loosen up the hair so it can be shaken or combed away.
  • Don’t be afraid to wash and dry them with a little bit of hair left on them. We have rabbits, dogs, guinea pigs, and cats wandering around here. Most of my clothing goes into the washer and dryer with some amount of hair from something (occasionally even my own) and they come out the other side looking just fine. Keep the lint trap cleaned and your machines will be just fine.
  • Finally, be sure your guinea pigs are healthy. We had a major hair loss problem with one of our piggies years ago and it turned out that they had mites. It’s a quick and easy fix but it can be a major cause of hair loss. So keep an eye on that!

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Is it safe to wash fleece bedding that’s very dirty?

I guess that depends on how much you love your washing machine. I don’t wash fleece bedding that’s super soiled or very dirty. I try and give it a presoak in some mild detergent, warm water, and a little bit of vinegar to kill germs and smells.

The presoak helps loosen up dirt and hair and that will make them much more pleasant to wash. Again, a lot of that can be avoided by just changing the bedding out more frequently.

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Should I rinse my fleece bedding first?

You shouldn’t really need to rinse fleece bedding first but you certainly can. In the summer months here in Central Pennsylvania I’ll hang them on the clothesline and squirt them with the hose to give them a little pre-rinse. But I don’t find that it’s really necessary. Again, to each their own. If you prefer to do it this way, I’m sure it’s helpful in getting the fleece bedding totally clean!

Is there an easier way to get hair off of fleece bedding?

Yes! Here are those tips again so you can see how we get stubborn hair off of fleece bedding.

  • Change the bedding regularly.
  • Shake the fleece bedding outside.
  • Let them dry first and use the vacuum or a lint roller to remove hair.
  • Brush with a comb, broom, or dust brush.
  • Let the washer and dryer handle some of the hair!
  • Keep guinea pigs healthy and happy and free of mites!

You can read more about each of these tips above if you are wonder why or how I make these tips work for us!

How often should I clean the fleece bedding in my guinea pig cage?

It’s going to be different for every guinea pig owner because every piggies is different! For us, with two or three guinea pigs in one habitat, we usually change out fleece pads in potty and eating areas every few days and do a full bedding change once per week. More often than that I’ll change them if I notice a lot of mess!

It’ll be easier the less mess there is so if you can, I’d suggest doing it every few days. I’ve never had a problem with letting the fleece bedding sit in it’s own bin and washing one load of all their blankets and pads at the end of the week so I’m not wasting water, energy, or detergent.

Tips for Cleaning Fleece Bedding in Guinea Pig Cages

Do you have more posts about fleece bedding?

I do! I actually have a really popular post about how to set up fleece bedding for your guinea pigs or cavvy’s! You can check it out right here.

Tips and Tricks for making Fleece Bedding Easy and Quick for Guinea Pig Cages

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Keeping Rabbits As Pets

If you are new to the world of rabbits as pets you probably have some questions. The good news is that I’ve had rabbits as pets since I was about 12 years old…no need to do the math folks, let’s just say it’s been awhile.

Today I’m going to try and answer some of the most popular questions about keeping rabbits as pets! If you have other questions feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll answer them as best I can and possibly add them to the post!

Today I'm going to try and answer some of the most popular questions about keeping rabbits as pets! If you have other questions feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll answer them as best I can and possibly add them to the post! 

How long do rabbits live as pets?

Rabbits can live for a very long time as pets. We’re talking 9 years or more for most breeds. Some dwarf breeds are closer to 12 or 15 years if they’re properly cared for and have no health issues!

What does this mean for you as a rabbit owner? You’re in it for the long haul. There’s no quick turnaround here. It’s not like goldfish or hamsters that live just a year or two.

Plan accordingly and be sure that you are looking for a long term companion when you purchase or adopt your rabbits as pets!

Are rabbits easy to train as pets?

Training rabbits has been easier than training some of our dogs. It’s amazing how quickly they learn. They are simple to litter train, easy to divert if they have chewing or digging tendencies, and they’re very affectionate.

Some people worry that they won’t be able to bond with their rabbits as pets like they would with a dog or a cat but that’s a common misconception. Rabbits are very easy to develop a bond with and they are quite lovable.

Can I keep rabbits as pets indoors?

Absolutely! I live in a rural area where many people keep rabbits for fur and meat 😦 it’s a bummer, but it’s part of the world I’ve grown up in. For the most part people think of rabbits as outdoor pets or as wild animals or farm animals. That’s not necessarily the only option.

All of our rabbits have lived indoors most of their lives. We have a few currently who just can’t handle the heat of living indoors and they prefer their outdoor spaces but we’ve learned this through trial and error and by paying attention to what makes each of them happy.

A majority of our herd lives indoors. They have run of nearly all the upstairs of our home! A few exceptions are Brownie and Ramona who will actually walk on the hardwood floors happily, they also roam around downstairs and in the tiled bathrooms…and pretty much anywhere they can weasel themselves into.

The quick answer is that yes, rabbits can live indoors as pets. I’ve never had one that wouldn’t litter train and I also haven’t had one that was too scared to live with our dogs! You’ll need to pay close attention to their behavior when it comes to temperature. Rabbits much prefer cooler temperatures so too much heat indoors will make them miserable!

Today I'm going to try and answer some of the most popular questions about keeping rabbits as pets! If you have other questions feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll answer them as best I can and possibly add them to the post! 

Do rabbits and dogs get along?

I am a firm believer that animals can be trained to do / behave in almost any manner. Our dogs have been around our rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters so long that they just accept them as part of the family. It doesn’t just happen though. It takes diligence and patience to train them to get along.

Burton Guster is a puppy. He’s turning 4 months old in about a week so he needs constant reminders that the rabbits are delicate and he has to be polite to them. He’s doing very well and introducing them slowly and in a safe space helps make that training process much easier!

Do rabbits and cats get along?

We don’t have any indoor cats here at Charlie and the Pips but notice above my comments on training dogs and rabbits to get along. It takes time and patience but it is totally and absolutely possible to have them coexist peacefully!

Can I keep more than one rabbit as a pet?

You sure can (she whispered while counting on her fingers and toes all the rabbits she has)! Please for the love of all things make sure you totally understand how to sex rabbits if you are keeping more than one as a pet without spaying or neutering…which we totally recommend by the way!

It can be really tricky and I would NEVER trust anyone online or “rehoming” a rabbit to know for sure (unless it’s an older male…in which case it’s pretty obvious). Take them to a vet, breeder, or a shelter for help identifying males and females.

I have bonded pairs who live together of both males and females. It has taken a lot of time and patience but it can be safely done. Neutered or spayed pairs typically do much better so if you can, definitely get them altered!

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Can rabbits live with guinea pigs?

They can live together but I wouldn’t cage them together if that makes sense. If you have free roam piggies and rabbits like we do you’ll want to cage them separately especially when it comes to feeding.

Rabbits and guinea pigs can be temping to house together because they eat similar things but not identical! Guinea pigs need a lot of vitamin C and rabbits do not. The extra minerals and vitamins that piggies need can be harmful to rabbits over time. Just because they both eat a lot of hay is not enough of a reason in my opinion to house them together!!

Sure, they can be friends and roam together but I’d make sure they have their own space for safety and for feeding!

Is it bad to keep rabbits in a cage?

I don’t know that I’d go so far as to say it’s “bad”. You need to do what is best for you and your rabbit. Rabbits as pets are much more pleasant when they have adequate space but I have a few rabbits that really don’t do much even though they can free roam the entirety of our second story.  The housing that is appropriate for your rabbit will depending on their activity level and their personality.

I will say that many commercial cages are a tad small in my opinion. You can litter train a rabbit and build them a much larger enclosure for less money…More on that to come!

Any accessories you recommend for keeping rabbits as pets?

Yes! I have found some things over the years that have really helped make life with so many furry critters a little easier. I’ll link them below.

How to Bond Rabbits

Learning how to bond rabbits properly is necessary for the health and well being of nearly all rabbits. It’s becoming more commonly known and accepted that rabbits live longer, healthier, happier lives with a partner. Much like people, rabbits are social animals. In the wild they live in large groups and are co-dependent for safety and social reasons.

How to Bond Rabbits

We’re going to look at some ways to safely and properly bond rabbits. I’m also going to talk a little bit about why it’s necessary to do these things (it’s confusing!) and how to make it less stressful for you and your buns!

How to Bond Rabbits

There’s no completely correct way to bond rabbits. Learning how to bond rabbits is a lot of trail and error because every pair is going to be different!

Let’s start with some general tips:

  • Stay calm: your rabbits are going to react to your energy. If you are a nervous wreck, they will be too! It’s a stressful situation for them already so don’t add to it by being upset or anxious.
  • Choose a proper pair: If you are adopting your buns (which I totally recommend, there are so many unwanted bunnies out there!) you can usually set up a play date or multiple play dates for your rabbits to meet and see what their reactions will be! If not, check out my tips on choosing a proper pair of in order to successful bond rabbits!
  • Neutral ground: Rabbits are possessive of their space. Until your rabbits are bonded fully are sure they are spending time on mostly neutral ground. Small rooms like bathrooms work great!
  • Be patient: It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to bond rabbits in just a few minutes. This process can take weeks or even months. That is not to say that your rabbits might not bond very quickly, just a reminder that the process can take some time.
  • Be present: Do not leave an un-bonded pair of rabbits alone! They can seriously injure themselves or each other. Even rabbits who seem well bonded can get into fights in these early stages.
  • Come prepared: Long sleeves, leather work gloves, and a towel are always on hand for my bondings sessions. Your rabbits know you and they love you but once these scared or aggressive tendencies come out they won’t realize they are hurting you or someone else. The gloves will go a long way to keeping you from a skin-breaking bite and long sleeves make it easier to avoid scratches. You can also throw the towel over them to keep them from being so feisty when in the midst of a chase scenario.

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Choosing a Good Pair

You can’t bond rabbits if they are not well suited for one another. Here is some info on choosing a good pair of rabbits to bond. Note: it will always be harder and in some cases impossible, to bond rabbits who are unaltered. You should have your rabbits altered if at all possible. I know it’s difficult and expensive in some cases, I just want you to know the best way to achieve a good results when bonding rabbits.

  • Male | Male: If they are unaltered this is NOT going to happen. If they are altered you need to give them three to four weeks (or more depending on their age) for their hormones to level out and calm down.
  • Female | Female: Some females will fight just as viciously as males. Again, altering them will help calm these feelings down but in some cases they can be just as difficult to bond. I have a pair of bonded females who love each other. It’s not impossible, just a little more difficult sometimes.
  • Female | Male: Rabbits seem to bond easiest in opposite sex pairs. Both should still be altered in this situation but you want to make sure at least one of them is altered or you’ll be looking at babies. Lots of them…and fast. 

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to bonding rabbits. Of course it can be a bit awkward when going through the mounting, circling, and negotiations of dominance with an oddly sized pair but ultimately it’s going to come down to temperament and personality, not size.

Age can play a factor in the success of your bonding sessions. An older rabbit is going to be irritated and less likely to enjoy the company of a bunny who is full of energy. Try and keep your pairs to roughly the same age or at the very least the same life stages.

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Supplies Needed to Bond Rabbits

You won’t need anything special to bond rabbits. Some of the safety options I mentioned above will help out but there’s nothing special you’ll need. If you have a play yard (I love these ones) either for kids or animals it will help make the process simple and easy. You can set it up in a neutral space and use it to keep them in common space. It is also helpful for keeping two rabbits in the same space but separated when you can’t be watching them.

Remember that every time you have to separate them you’ll need to start the introductions over. If at all possible they should be housed in separated but shared housing until they are fully bonded. I also really like to switch them back and forth from day to day so they get used to each others smells and they can’t claim space as their “own” during this process.

Cleaning supplies will be a must. During this process of bonding rabbits (even if they’re altered) there will likely be some territory marking. Even rabbits who are diligent with their litterbox can end up leaving scent and poops around the space as they get used to a new housemate. Be patient. This will only last a short while. Keep everything as clean and scent free as possible to help things along!

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The Process

Now we get to the really interesting stuff! Here’s a (sort of ) step by step guide for how to bond rabbits.

  • Put their cages or carriers together: You’ll get a pretty good idea how rabbits are going to react to each other by placing their cages side by side. You can also do this with carriers or a play yard that is separated in half. You want to see how they react to each other initially without exposing them to potential injury.
  • Introduce them on neutral ground: After a few days of being nearby you can introduce them on natural ground. This is key to bonding rabbits. They need to be able to get to know one another in a safe and secure environment that is not really belonging to one or the other.
  • Take them for a ride: It can be helpful to place the rabbits in their own boxes or carriers and then put them together in the car. Have someone drive you so you can watch over them to avoid issues but the stress of the car ride can help bond them!
  • Make noise: Go about your business but run the vacuum, make noise, play music, talk to them, let them know you are there but you don’t necessarily want to hover. They will go about their business eventually but probably not if you are following them around and constantly intervening.
  • Be firm: Circling, mounting, and some nipping are to be expected. You must let them get through this process. They need to establish dominance and they can’t do that if you separate them every time they mount or circle. A firm and loud command or hand clap can help stop an interaction before it gets too heated.
  • No chasing: While certain things are bound to happen you don’t need to let them chase. Chasing can quickly lead to fighting when trying to bond rabbits. Avoid the chasing by spritzing with a bottle of water, firm commands, hand claps, or other distracting (and a bit frightening) events.
  • Introduce other pets: If you are bonding rabbits to live in your home free run you’ll need to introduce your other pets. If you have dogs, cats, etc. you’ll need to let them be a part of this as well. Usually the added stress of meeting larger animals will help the rabbits bond too! It’s a win win.
  • Remove when stressed: It’s important to remove and separate the rabbits when they become stressed. Not all rabbits will be easily stressed during a bonding session but some can. Stress is dangerous for rabbits, especially young ones! Keep everyone safe and happy by stepping in only when things seem too overwhelming for them to handle on their own. Keep them housed near each other to avoid having to start the process all over again!
  • Watch for good signs: It’s more than just lying next to each other or being calm around one another. If you notice grooming habits that’s a great sign. Your buns will learn to trust each other and work together. Grooming is a good sign! It’s also a good sign if no one is charging or protective of certain areas of their space. Keep an eye out for signs that your rabbits are bonding. These will help you know when things are going well. Relaxed rabbits who are happily lounging together is a great sign.

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Living Arrangements

We can’t all have rabbits running around in our home full time. I get that. I have rabbits who roam free and others who only have access to certain rooms and spaces. Some are chewers (hello, goodbye chargers of all sorts) and others don’t like the hardwood floors and need carpeted options. Whatever the case may be, you should have a space prepared for your pair!

  • Will I need two of everything? No! Once your pair is bonded they will eat, drink, and use the same litter box as well. You should always have a backup plan in case you would need to separate them for whatever reason but for all intents and purposes they’ll use the same items, you’ll need just one set of everything.
  • Why do I need to bond rabbits? Unless they’ve been raised together from the time they’re born until their current age, rabbits will aggressively try to establish dominance and sometimes viciously fight. While they like to co-exist with other bunnies in the wild and in your home, they need time to build trust and affection. Bonding rabbits is key to a happy and healthy life for your furry friends.
  • Can a bonded pair ever “break up”? Yes. Sometimes. If you have to separate them for any length of time this can break their trust and bond. You may need to go through the bonding process again. Occasionally they’ll need a break from each other as well. If you notice excessive aggression or stress you should separate them safely and start the process again.
  • What if my rabbits won’t bond? It’s possible that you will have two rabbits that just won’t bond. In most cases this is due to hormones. Get them altered and try again. If things still don’t improve you can let them have time together and separate them when necessary. Some rabbits prefer to spend time alone as well as with a partner or other rabbits.

Hopefully these tips and tricks will help you successfully bond your rabbits! Please let us know if you have questions, we’re always happy to try and help!

The Easiest Way To Do Fleece Bedding

This is the easiest way to do fleece bedding for guinea pigs, rabbits, and other small animals. Over the years I’ve done all kinds of different things for bedding in my habitats. Yes, I call them habitats. I have indoor ones, outdoor ones, I don’t call them cages. I try and keep them as open and free as possible for all of my pets because they’re part of my family. Their habitat is to keep them safe just like my house keeps me safe. For me, fleece bedding was a smart change and it can be for you too!

Click read more to see my step by step guide with photos for how to put together your fleece bedding for guinea pig habitats!

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How to Litter Train Rabbits | Litter Training Rabbits

I have to admit that when I first decided to litter train rabbits I was unsure how it was going to go. I had only ever had dogs at that point and one outdoor rabbit when I was very young, so I didn’t exactly know what to expect. I finally bit the bullet and decided that I was going to learn about potty training rabbits and I’m so glad that I did!

Litter training rabbits is not a simple task but it is the most efficient way to keep their home (and yours) sanitary and comfortable.

These are just some easy tips for how to litter train rabbits. I know many people search for this info before they have rabbits. I sort of started out the other way around. When I got my first rabbit it was a surprise. I didn’t really have time to do much research so I was thrown into that as soon as I brought Charlie home!

How to Litter Train Rabbits!

I was lucky, Charlie is very smart and males (in my now somewhat extensive experience) are much easier to litter train. If you are planning to start potting training rabbits these tips will help you get started and be successful.

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Selecting a Litter Pan and Location

This is very important. If you are going to litter train rabbits you need to select the right kind and the right location for your litter pan. This will change depending on if you let your bunny out all the time, build them an enclosure, or keep them in a cage. All of these options are fine, trust me as long as you are spending quality time and allowing them to exercise sufficiently, your rabbit will not mind. If you allow them to run around the house freely you will need to choose a location that is safe, secure, and somewhat close to their feeding area. Rabbits will do a majority of their business right where they are eating if you train them properly. One of our newer additions, Ramona, is a huge Californian who sits in her litter box to graze on hay. When she is eating hay she does her business. This naturally encourages her to go back to that spot to not only eat but to also use the litter box.

If you keep your rabbit in a cage you will want to put the litter pan in the corner of their cage where you notice they are already going to the bathroom. They are very habitual creatures and they will likely use the same corner forever once they choose one. This is a simple case of replacing the corner with a litter pan.

When selecting the litter pan make sure you choose one that is large enough. Think of how uncomfortable and messy it would be for you to use a potty training potty your whole life. They need room to turn around, properly do their business, and not have it spray over the sides or back. If you have large breed rabbits I’d suggest you look into a cat litter pan that is high sided or corner shaped, we use a corner box for Ramona and she loves the extra space. I’ve had far less messes this way. Sometimes the actual litter boxes that are recommended for potty training rabbits are just too small for these larger breeds.

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Help Them Learn

Rabbits are very smart creatures. Litter training rabbits is quite easy in most cases. If you are trying to litter train an adult rabbit it can be more difficult. In both cases you want to help them learn how to use their litter box. If you have selected a different area than the one they have chosen to do their business in, scoop up the droppings and place them into the litter pan. I’d highly suggest moving the litter box to their chosen area as this will make the process much simpler. If that’s not an option make sure you are diligent about moving their droppings to the litter box and cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing the other location each time it is used.

This helps the rabbits learn to go back to the scent of their previous droppings and use the designated area instead of just willy nilly wherever they please 🙂

In most cases if you simply keep moving their droppings to their litter pan they will get the hint and use it on their own. In some cases, and in some stubborn rabbits, it can be more difficult. In those tough cases I would highly suggest putting their litter pan under their hay feeder. Hang the hay up a bit, make sure they have to fully jump into their litter area in order to eat, and if possible set their water bottle up in that area as well. The more time they spend in that area the more likely they are to even just accidentally do their business right there!

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Choose the Right Litter

When litter training rabbits you might be temped to use cat litter because it seems like a sensible choice. The only issue with that is the cat litter is kind of dusty and fine. When rabbits (who are not quite as nimble as cats) jump into and out of the litter it makes a mess. I have had great success with palletized horse bedding like this. I don’t expand it. I just put the pellets in their litter pans and then when they urinate on the pellets they expand, trap the scent, and also keep the box dry. It’s a great solution for rabbits so they don’t end up dragging around the droppings, dust, etc.

Other options for short haired rabbits include bedding chips and bedding paper. These are great litter box fillers but for long haired rabbits like our Charlie and Lola, this means a matted mess and LOTS of trimming/brushing. Keep in mind that whatever you use in your litter pans will need to be changed ever few days. This is why I try and find economical solutions because you will quite literally be throwing that money away.

Disposal of Soiled Litter

If you have just one or even two rabbits disposal of soiled litter is not a big deal. Much like with cats or dogs or even small pet bedding, you can simple bag it up and throw it away. If you are like me and have many animals including small animals and rabbits, you will need to find a disposal method that is both safe, environmentally friendly, and legal. Make sure you know the regulations in your area. We have a recycling and fertilizing plan in place for our droppings because we have the space and the ability to do so. If you plan to do something similar you will want to use a more natural litter box filler.

Litter training rabbits is rewarding because it makes it easier for them to live close with their humans and in doors. This was one reason I wanted to learn how to litter train rabbits. I wanted my bunnies to be able to live indoors and roam freely without making too much of a mess or making the house smell too bad.

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Sorry for the poppy images 😉 but I wanted to give you an idea of the different set ups that you can use. This guy is a nibbler so we often have to change his litter pan out for a new one!

Once I got a handle on what to use, how to train them, and what to do with the droppings it was pretty much smooth sailing for how to litter train rabbits.

Please feel free to leave any questions below and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability! I’d love to hear what solutions you’ve come up with for litter training rabbits as well!

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Galore

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I wanted to do a little bit more of a “personal” post today. Our site features photos in all of our posts of our pets but I wanted to make sure that you are able to get a sense of who we are as a group as well!

You may not know (unless you follow us on Instagram) that we have grown rather rapidly over the last few months. After we adopted Charlie and a few of our original guinea pigs I realized that I had a true passion for Continue reading “Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Galore”

Housing Rabbits

Carlie and the Pips: Housing Rabbits

 

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It occurred to me today after reading through some follower questions that there is not often an easy or direct answer to the question “Can My Rabbits Live Together”. Especially for first time rabbit owners it can be a struggle and often a system of trial and error, to figure out if rabbits can live happily together! Here are some tips, tricks, and other information on housing rabbits. We will answer the the question: Can my rabbits live together!

First Things First: Spay/Neuter

You will have to decide early on if you are going to have your rabbit spayed or neutered. Sometimes there are reasons not to do this, perhaps you don’t have a local rabbit savvy vet or you want to breed the rabbit, etc. This will play a large role in Continue reading “Housing Rabbits”

Cold Weather Preparedness for Small Animals

Cold Weather Preparedness for Small Animals

Small animals, in our case rabbits and guinea pigs, are not like other large animals in their tolerance of cold weather. We have some predicted snow and chilling temperatures coming over the next few days and of course we had to take a few minutes to discuss what we needed to do to prepare the animals! My husband and I take care of all of our animals like they are our children and when prepping for Continue reading “Cold Weather Preparedness for Small Animals”

How to Select Your Best Rabbit Breed

How to Select Your Best Rabbit Breed
We often see reader questions that focus on which breed of rabbit is best. The simple answer is that no rabbit breed is best. There is not going to be one universal breed that will suit every family or person just like with dog breeds you have to research and decide which is best for you. In this particular article Continue reading “How to Select Your Best Rabbit Breed”