Last month a new vaccine was released in the UK for rabbits called Nobivac Myxo-RHD. Normally rabbits need two vaccines every 6 months for Myxomatosis and RHD separately, however this new vaccine combines both vaccines together and only needs to be given every year, effectively quartering the cost of vaccines and reducing the stress the rabbits have when going … Continue reading Rabbit Vaccines
I apologise for lack of posts - I am in the middle of my exams. I'll try get back to posting entries next week. A couple of articles (Gadagkar, R. 1995) (Tennesen, M. 2009) seem to suggest that some animals have a rudimentary perception of numbers, and can count to about 5. I think my … Continue reading Can rabbits count?
Yesterday evening I went to a public lecture held by the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on preventative healthcare for rabbits, with Brigitte Reusch as the speaker. There are a couple more lectures in the series over the next few weeks on dogs, cats and horses if anyone is in Edinburgh and interested. Brigitte Reusch made the BBC … Continue reading Dick Vet Spring Lectures: Not a Happy Bunny?
Rabbits have an etiquette when being greeted, and can go into a strop if you don't do it right. It can be likened to a handshake, with rabbits just as likely as humans to give pathetic, limp versions or forceful ones. To say "hello" to a bunny, you give them a gentle 'punch' on the … Continue reading Rabbit etiquette: Saying hello
I saw a question on Yahoo! Answers that upset me a bit. The person had hit their new rabbits because they had scratched them, and was now asking if they held grudges. Poor buns 😦 Anyway, here's my guide to humanely (or should I say rabbitely) dealing with a naughty bunny. I've divided them into … Continue reading How to deal with a naughty bunny
The consensus is that rabbits chew wires because they look like roots. They will snip them in half to get them out the way as if they were burrowing. But this doesn't explain why they like just chewing on wires that are not in their way. The Internet tells me rabbits might be able to hear the … Continue reading Rabbits love chewing cables
Often the rabbits get startled when I enter the kitchen and only when I greet them do they know who I am. This is because rabbits have quite bad vision, and usually tell what things are by their smell, noise and shape. They have a very narrow area where they can focus on and judge … Continue reading What do rabbits see?
To people who have never seen a rabbit binky before, it is like the bunny has had some sort of fit. They range from the rabbit jumping and twisting in the air, to sudden mini flicks and turns and head shakes. What's funny is that they don't have great spacial awareness, so often binky head … Continue reading Why do rabbits binky?