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Blue Dragonfly
07-19-2007, 12:44 AM
Ok rabbit owners, i am making a site dedicated to rabbits. it will be connected to another site that i am making that is about a whole variety of pets. I was just going to keep rabbit topics of that site, but when i started i found that there is just too much too say. So now the bunnies are getting their own site. yah. I will constantly post a new question or topic here for you to discuss, and i will take some of the basic knowledge and put it on the site. Remember, you dont have to look up answers, this is based on your own experiences with your bunny buddies.

Ok first question is, how often should you clip your rabbits nails?

also if you have any other info about nail clipping add it in. also pics and even links to products are great. I am hope people will respond to this site well. Thanks again.

07-19-2007, 04:43 AM
A bunny site how wonderful.

Every three months or whenever I can get someone to help me.

07-19-2007, 12:22 PM
my rabbits nails are white, so I can easily see when they need done, I just clip her nails when they are obviously quite long lol and if it helps, I use small dog scissor type nail clippers, and I dont need help, I just lay her on her back in my lap and go "clip, clip, clip" lol

07-19-2007, 01:52 PM
It really depends on what the cage is made out of. With wire/wood cages nails should be clipped every 2-4 weeks. With solid bottomed cages and rabbits who are allowed to run outside on the ground don't need to be clipped as often.

Suki Wingy
07-22-2007, 04:13 PM
Whenever they look long I guess. That comes out to be about every month or so.

07-22-2007, 04:21 PM
Miss Hoppy clips her own nails.

07-22-2007, 04:36 PM
I clip Cad's nails just when ever they look too long which isn't very often. He seems to keep them filed down pretty well on his own.

Blue Dragonfly
07-26-2007, 05:54 AM
ok thanks you for all those responses, they were very helpful. next question:

"Do you know or have you tried any methods to prevent or treat hairballs in rabbits?"

Some other things about hairballs i would also like to is around what age they tend to get, or start getting hairballs? Does it differ between short and long haired rabbits?

REMEMBER: you can answer previous questions even after other questions have been posted.

Blue Dragonfly
07-26-2007, 06:26 AM
I know the website is in progress, but if you want you can check on the progress as it goes. this is where your info has just been put.


P.S. dnt mind the picture of the food, i will be changing it to a rabbit soon.

07-26-2007, 10:08 PM
I give my buns Payapa tablets which I order from Oxbow. They are a healthy, safe and yummy treat that is suppose to help to get rid of hairballs.

07-26-2007, 11:27 PM
Miss Hoppy has never had a problem with hairballs, and she is ten years old. WHen she is going through "the big shed" a couple times a year, I make sure to pet her and "grrom" her every day, usually we go outside and the excess fur floats away on the breeze.

She has plenty of hay available at all times, too, which helps "sweep" the digestive tract clear ... and sweep is in quotes because she'll also nibble on the straw of the broom if given a chance.

Blue Dragonfly
07-27-2007, 06:29 AM
ok well i dont need too much more info on hairballs cause there was another thread about it. still, if you have some, please post. ok next topic:

Rabbit behaviour:

I am looking for things rabbits do, and what you believe it means. for example, boofy flops on the floor and goes to sleep, which means he is really happy and comfortable in his enviroment. if you can pics or you tube videos of your rabbit behaving a certain way, post them, or links to them as well.

07-27-2007, 09:19 AM
My rabbits seem to be doing their own nails latley (they chew them down past the quick) they used to get done just whenever they were long.

Rabbits eat Timothy hay for hairballs.

07-27-2007, 12:55 PM
My nephew's bunny Winston (RB) used to like to be out of his hutch on the carpet, but not on the floor. Rascal. He made me a bunny fan!

07-28-2007, 03:23 PM
Kari just gets unlimited Hay to prevent hairballs...not sure exactly what type of hay though as we just purchase full bales from farms, its a million times cheaper lol petstores sell litte ags of hay for about $5 a bag, why pay that much when you can go to a farm and buy a bale thats 100 time larger for $2-$4 lol

07-31-2007, 03:45 AM
For my mini-rex Peter's nails, I trim them once every 1-2 weeks. He probably doesn't need it that often, but I like to do it and it's one of the few things I can do with him.

I've never even worried about hairballs, but he gets hay so I suppose I just will keep not worrying.

As for behavior, well Peter is the most disgusting rabbit you'll ever meet. He farts, grunts, and lunges at me for his food (at which I sacrifice a carrot and he attacks that instead of my fingers!). He doesn't think he should go find a litter-box when he's out of the cage (even when it's only 3 feet away), and he marks. So he's getting neutered soon. Then he'll probably be a better bunny. Even so, I luv my bunny and wouldn't trade him for anything! So yeah, I'm a big advocate of spaying and neutering rabbits, for behavior and health benefits.

Blue Dragonfly
07-31-2007, 06:42 AM
ok this is not really another question, i am just asking for your opinions on this because i value them. I am putting a forum on the bunny website, and i am trying to figure out what topics to put on it.

What would you guys put? What do you want to hear and talk about?

Thanks again, you guys have been so great!!!

Blue Dragonfly
08-01-2007, 09:06 PM
ok i am putting in a photo album of the rabbits of those who contribute to, or visit the site. if you have a pic or many that you would like to show off, right the name of your bunny, and then a caption about the pic. thanks.