Archive for June, 2007

Fly Strike: Do you know how to protect your rabbit?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

The Bristol Rabbit Clinic are running a campaign to ensure rabbit owners recognise the symptoms of fly Strike. Fly Strike occurs when flies lay their eggs on a rabbit’s skin and the eggs hatch out in to maggots which burrow under the skin. Without prompt veterinary treatment fly strike is fatal. You can minimise the […]

5 Ways to Get Your Rabbit to Eat More Hay

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Considering at least 80% of a rabbit’s diet should be hay (or grass) there is a worrying number of rabbits owners that report their bunny eats little or no hay. The high fibre content of hay is essential for maintaining a healthy gut and teeth, as well as providing a boredom busting activity for your […]

Rabbit Holiday Boarding

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Are you planning a trip this summer? If so, do you have your rabbit’s holiday care arranged? You have two options: 1. Get someone to visit your bunny at your home. Pros: You rabbit stays in a familar environment minimising stress Cons: Finding someone willing to check your rabbit twice a day for signs of […]

BBC Wildlife’s Ruthless Rabbits

Monday, June 18th, 2007

I picked up a copy of BBC Wildlife today. It features an article by Dr Diana Bell on the territorial behaviour of wild rabbits. Bell has studied a colony of (European) wild rabbits at the University of East Anglia for the past 23 years. The European Rabbit is the same species as our domestic pets, […]

Hares Close Italian Airport

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Flight’s were suspended at Milan’s Linate Airport while 200 volunteers, police and officials rounded up 40 hares for relocation to a wildlife reserve. The Hare population had exploded this year causing danger to flights. It’s great to see relocation being pursued as a first option instead of the more common ‘shoot anything in the way’ […]