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Fascinating Rabbit Facts!

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Rabbit teeth never stop growing and it is very important to keep a regular check on them. Rabbits have 28 teeth. Some signs of overgrown teeth are lack of appetite, listlessness and weight loss. Always seek expert advice about this.

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Rabbits live for between 4 – 8 years. Giant Rabbits generally live shorter lives – approx 4 -5 years. Dwarf breeds have a longer life span and can live for as long as eight years and in some rare cases, it has been documented, for even longer. 

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Rabbits’ eyes are on the sides of the head, giving them excellent vision all the way around, with a small blind spot at the point directly in front of them and directly behind them. As prey animals, this trait enables them to keep a lookout for predators.

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Rabbits cannot sweat. They release heat over their body surface, especially the ears.

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Rabbits have 5 toes on each front paw and 4 toes on each hind paw, so 18 total.

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A Rabbit’s pregnancy lasts 28-31 days and an average litter has 6-10 babies.

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A female Rabbit is called a doe
A male Rabbit is called a buck.
A young Rabbit is called a kit (or kitten)
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Baby Rabbits are born with their eyes closed, and the eyes do not begin to open until around the age of two weeks old.
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More than half of the world’s rabbits live in North America.

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Rabbits are crepuscular which means they snooze all day and are most active in the early morning and in the evening.

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When a rabbit is very happy, it jumps up into the air, twisting and flicking its feet and head. This movement is known as a binky!

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Rabbits chew 120 times a minute and have over 17,000 taste buds.

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Glamping at Jasper’s Bunny Hotel!

We’ve been in touch with Niki from Jasper’s Bunny Hotel who offer luxurious glamping breaks for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs in our world famous Eglu Rabbit Hutches!!
Their website  informs customers that holiday homes are all standard with daily room service, full menu of fresh food including fruit and vegetables for guinea pigs and rabbits, cool fresh water and a selection of toys for activities. Plus plenty of fresh grass and safe outdoor play areas for those who like a little exercise.
It sounds delightful….. so we decided to find out more about this fantastic bunny hotel…..
How long has Jasper’s Bunny Hotel been running?

We originally opened for bunny holidays back in December 2014, the idea was to have some large hutches for bunnies to have holidays rather than using breeding stacks of hutches. This initial idea worked well for a few bunnies who like to live indoors but we did spend a lot of time transporting them outside to wooden runs on the grass and then trying to catch them again to put them away! I was always concerned about predators, I used to peg the runs down with tent pegs and pile bricks around the outside to stop the foxes from digging in – but I was still always worried and had to spend all my time checking that all was well.

When did you get your first Eglu ?
Prior to moving to our current property we had bought an Omlet Eglu Cube and kept some chickens and so I thought about looking on the website for something similar for bunnies and guinea pigs.  We now have 12 Eglu’s and one of the large walk-in runs.
 
How many Rabbit’s and Guinea Pigs can you look after at any one time?
This summer when I was at full capacity, I had 7 rabbits from the same family sharing a 4m Eglu and between 2 and 3 rabbits in each other Eglu, as well as some indoor bunnies, so we had around 44 bunnies and 30 guinea pigs in our care.
Why do you like Eglu’s
I love them because they can be jetwashed for hygiene, the bunnies and guinea pigs are safe and in a natural environment – we move them around at least weekly and certainly every time a new bunny or piggy arrives – they are colourful and almost indestructible – we only have one that’s been slightly chewed but the others look pretty much good as new!
Many of my customers have gone on to ditch their wooden hutches and replace them with Eglus once they have seen how brilliant they are and how much freedom the bunnies and piggies have.
What is the longest time that a rabbit has ‘glamped’ with you?
The longest time that we have had a bunny with us was three months – we have regular customers that come back to us three or four times per year and say that they wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Do rabbits travel far and wide to visit Jasper’s Bunny Hotel? 
People book with us up to a year in advance and travel from 20-30 miles away for their bunny holidays.
Interested in updating your Rabbit Hutch to an Eglu? 
The hutch is easy to clean and insulated and comes complete with under floor mesh, making it perfect for all-year use and rabbits will love being able to hop in and out of the fox-resistant run as they please. Click her to find out more!
 
For more information about Jasper’s Bunny Hotel please visit their website – http://www.jaspersbunnyhotel.co.uk/

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A grand design for three lucky bunnies!

We’ve seen an amazing rabbit house set up using Omlet’s walk in run that we just had to share with you!
We paid a visit to Camilla Suchan’s house to interview her and take some pictures of her rabbits hopping around and living in a very spacious happy home!
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Interview with Camilla Suchan, owner of a Walk In Rabbit Run

Hello Camilla, when did you start keeping?

We have three NDH / Mini lop rabbits that we have had since October 2016.

What are their names?

They are called: Officer Hopps, Dumbledore und Speedy.

Do you have any other pets other than Officer Hopps, Dumbledore und Speedy?

As well as the three rabbits we have a Briard dog and two ponies.

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You have the 3m x 7m x 2m rabbit run. What do you like about the product?

I like the design. The fact that the green steel mesh is see through allows us to watch our animals from the outside and them to see their surroundings. It integrated amazingly into the garden.

Do you have any advice you’d like to give other rabbit keepers? Especially those who just started keeping them?

My advice to all rabbit keepers: Offer your pets a lot of space to jump and run around, the opportunity to climb, hide and dig. Your pets will be very grateful for that.

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If this gives you inspiration to upgrade your rabbit’s home visit our website now to view our famous Eglu Go Rabbit Hutches and walk in runs – click here for further information
We are offering £50 off Eglu Go Hutches until  this Friday, 2nd June – Hurry before you miss out on this hoptastic offer! – Find out more here
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5 Ways to Beat the Heat if you’re a Bunny!

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  1. Ensure your rabbit is kept out of direct sunlight by moving the rabbit’s accommodation to a shaded area of the garden or provide shade by using a parasol.
  2. Freeze a large plastic lemonade bottle full of water and place in your rabbits run for him to lie against and cool down. Some bunnies may even enjoy nudging at and rolling this around their run.
  3. Place a large granite slab in your rabbits run to provide a cool surface for your rabbit to ‘chill’ out on.
  4. Feed leafy green vegetables and provide fresh water every day to keep your rabbit hydrated.
  5. Large hollow logs or readymade tunnels from pet stores can provide your rabbit a cool (and fun) shaded hiding place, why not entice him in by hiding handfuls of fresh hay and leafy greens for him to find!?

Words by- Carly Skelton, Student Veterinary Nurse.

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