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Shopping List for Your Companion Rabbit


Housing

We recommend X-Pens at least 30" high; these can easily be configured into different shapes to match your available space and they are easy to go in and out and also to collapse and clean the space
Some options:


Litter

Some appropriate litter products are Care Fresh, Yesterday's News, Critter Country, and Cat Country Organic. The last 3 are heavier and don't get kicked out of the box as easily. Clay, clumping litter, and wood shavings are NOT suitable, and are dangerous to the health of your bunny.


Hay

Use timothy, orchard grass, or oat hay. Alfalfa is too rich for bunnies over 6 months old. A 10 lb box will last between 2-5 weeks.


Water Bottle

Use a 16 to 32 oz water bottle. If you want to use a bowl, get a heavy ceramic crock that your bunny can't tip over.


Litter box

Use a medium or large size litterbox. Rabbits tend to prefer their litter boxes be placed in the corner of the cage next to their hayrack. However, the triangular corner litter boxes don't work well with most rabbits as they tend to be too small and don't sit line up well with their hayrack.


Hay Rack

Optional, but helpful for litter box training. SaveABunny volunteers make the best hay-holders and these can be purchased at our Etsy store or onsite


Food

Fresh leafy green veggies, and very small amounts of fruit for a treat. See Recommended Diet

Rabbit Pellets: Pellets should be given in limited quantities. They should be Timothy hay based (Oxbow Adult Rabbit Food, American Pet Diner) with NO nuts, seeds, dried fruits, etc. These are harmful to your bunny.


Groooming

Comb or Brush: Small brush or a fine toothed comb. Rabbits need regular grooming, especially when he or she is shedding, to keep them from ingesting too much fur and getting a blockage.

Toys: Untreated wicker baskets, hard plastic bird toys, hard cat toys that can be rolled or tossed. We like to shop at
Binky Bunny Store


YOU DON'T NEED:

  • Salt licks, mineral blocks, & vitamin supplements - Rabbits don't need them.
  • Yogurt drops, commercial rabbit treat foods, or chew toys with flavorings - They are bad for rabbit's health.
  • Bedding - You can use a towel, bath mat, sheet, or carpet squares for traction and comfort. If the rabbit eats these, use sea grass mats from Cost Plus which are safe to eat.
  • Harness or leash - These are very dangerous and can cause your rabbit to break his/her back. Prey animals like rabbits should not be leashed.