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Litter Box Training your Pet Rabbit
Rabbits

This information is from the House Rabbit Society website at www.rabbit.org.

Introduction

By nature, rabbits choose one or a few places (usually corners) to deposit their urine and most of their pills (term for rabbit droppings/feces). Urine-training involves little more than putting a litter box where the rabbit chooses to go. Pill training requires only that you give them a place they know will not be invaded by others. Here are some suggestions to help you to train your rabbit to use the litter box.

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Housing your Pet Rabbit
Rabbits

This information is from the House Rabbit Society website at www.rabbit.org.

Is it OK to keep my rabbit in a cage with a wire floor?

Rabbits were not designed to live on wire floors--they're hard on their feet (which have no pads on the, like cats or dogs). If you must use a cage with a wire floor, you need to provide your rabbit with a resting board or rug for her to sit on; otherwise she will spend all of her time in her litter box.

You can find cages with slatted plastic floors, which are more comfortable, or you can use a solid floor. ... Read More

Feeding your Pet Rabbit
Rabbits

The majority of the house rabbit diet should be composed of grass hay (any variety) which is rich in Vitamin A and D as well as calcium, protein and other nutrients. Eating hay promotes healthy teeth and gastrointestinal tract and should be available to your rabbit at all times. Varying the type of grass hay or mixing hays is a great idea (such as timothy, orchard, brome, etc). Avoid the use of alfalfa hay as the primary source of hay due to the fact it is very high in calories and protein, far more then the average house rabbit needs. Alfalfa is not a grass, but rather a legume (in the pea and bean family).

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Caring for your Guinea Pig by William Love, DVM
Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs, also known as “cavies”, are rodents native to South America that are believed to have been domesticated between 1000 and 1500 years ago.  They are active, friendly, and have excellent personalities.  They tend to live 6-8 years with proper husbandry and have very good attitudes when properly socialized and frequently handled.   

Housing and Husbandry 

Cages 

There are many different cages marketed for guinea pigs.  In general, a single pig requires an enclosure that is at least 2 ft deep and 4 ft long.  More spac... Read More

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